This basic book is to familiarize students in (international) English-language programmes with the basics in the fields of finance, finance management and accounting. No prior knowledge of business economics is required.

This book is user-friendly, accessible, and yet comprehensive in its approach. It takes an in-depth, integrated look at the principles of management accounting, financial accounting and finance. Examples and case studies from newspapers and professional journals encourage the practical application of the material. Study questions reinforce and test the student's understanding of the key concepts. A glossary of key terms is included at the end of each chapter. The book also contains multiple choice questions and other assignments designed to stimulate thinking about the topics that are discussed.

Further self-test materials are available at www.basicsfinancialmanagement.noordhoff.nl including interactive multiple choice questions, exercises, cases and teachers manual.

part Part 1|23 pages

Financial management in business

chapter 1|5 pages

Businesses and their role in the economy

chapter 2|2 pages

Financial management

chapter 3|6 pages

Financial statements

chapter 4|7 pages

The business plan

part Part 2|47 pages


chapter 5|8 pages

Capital budgeting

chapter 6|7 pages

Working capital management

chapter 7|6 pages


chapter 8|6 pages


chapter 9|11 pages

Financial statement analysis

chapter 10|5 pages

Financial markets

part Part 3|48 pages

Management accounting

chapter 11|7 pages


chapter 12|14 pages


chapter 13|14 pages

Cost allocation

chapter 14|10 pages

Budgets and variance analysis

part Part 4|29 pages

Financial accounting

chapter 15|5 pages

External reporting

chapter 16|12 pages

Financial statements

chapter 17|4 pages

Cash flow statement

chapter 18|5 pages

Inter-corporate investments