Finance For Executives: A Practical Guide For Managers

?A new book from IMD business school professor Nuno Fernandes 
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Ambitious executives know that 
understanding finance is increasingly key to their chances of landing that 
coveted job-whether it's head of a division, country manager, a broader 
regional role or other posts on the way to the C-suite. 
The good news is that finance does not need to be complex or painful, as a new 
book from IMD business school professor Nuno Fernandes makes clear. 
Titled Finance for Executives: A Practical Guide for Managers, the book is 
aimed at both financial and non-financial managers. It covers corporate 
finance concepts from value creation to derivatives, including cost of capital 
(and WACC), valuation, financing policies, M&As, project evaluation, and many 
other essential finance definitions-always with a focus on the implications 
for managers at all levels. 
The book makes finance simple and intuitive by using real-world examples and 
mini-case studies, customizable Excel financial modelling tools, and short 
chapters to appeal to busy executives. Finance for Executives is a practical 
book with the right blend of financial management theory and practice, and 
without jargon and complicated math. 
The book is highly recommended by senior global executives including Michel 
Demaré, Chairman of the Board of Syngenta; Ravi Kant, Vice Chairman of Tata 
Motors; Severin Schwan, CEO of Roche Group; and Thilo Mannhardt, CEO of 
Professor Fernandes is Professor of Finance at IMD, where he directs the 
Strategic Finance program as well as many in-house programs for companies and 
financial institutions in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. He 
is a specialist in corporate finance, cost of capital estimations, project 
evaluations, valuation, international financial markets, and emerging market 
For more information and to buy the book, visit

Richard Eames, IMD Communications, Tel: +41(0)21-618-07-99, 
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