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Schaum's Quick Guide to Business Formulas: 201 Decision-Making Tools for Business, Finance, and Accounting Students Paperback – November 1, 1997

ISBN-13: 063-9785300588 ISBN-10: 0070580316 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Quick Guides
  • Paperback: 354 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (November 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070580316
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070580312
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #528,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Business and finance answers in a flash!

Quick business and finance answers at your fingertips--that's what this unique book gives you! It has 201 major formulas with quick, clear explanations that you can grasp and put to use in seconds. Perfect for college and graduate students in business, finance, marketing, operations, management, and accounting, this comprehensive, portable quick reference lets you speedily review formulas in your current courses, and get ahead of the curve in coursework to come. It's such a handy source for fast, complete, and reliable problem-solving that many business people keep it on their desktops!

Schaum's Quick Guide to Business Formulas gets you right to the formula you need, explains it simply, and demonstrates it step by step. You get instant answers on

  • Vertical analysis
  • Security valuation
  • Cost-volume-profit relationships
  • Sales mix analysis
  • Regression statistics
  • Profit margin
  • Sampling formulas
  • Beta and alpha
  • Cost of capital
  • Earnings per share
  • Residual income
  • Equity ratios
  • Inventory turnover
  • Chi-square test
  • Linear programming
  • Trend analysis
  • Discount cash flow analysis
  • And many, many more

If you don't have a lot of time but want to excel in class, this book helps you: brush up before tests, locate formulas fast, research quickly and more effectively, and get the right answers without spending hours poring over lengthy texts.

About the Author

Joel G. Siegel, Ph.D., CPA, is professor of finance and accounting at Queens College, New York City. Jae K. Shim, Ph.D., is professor of finance and accounting at California State University, Long Beach. Stephen W. Hartman, Ph.D., is professor of management at New York Institute of Technology. Drs. Siegel and Shim also consult in finance, and Dr. Hartman is a management consultant.

Customer Reviews

We found one piece of the puzzle in this book - the Altman Z-Score.
Linda Zarate
I recommend this text to financial professionals I teach ... VERY helpful to clear the cobwebs several years after college!
HMC
It has all the necessary explanations of the formulas along with good examples.
Rav

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

47 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Linda Zarate on May 27, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is a reprint of "McGraw-Hill Pocket Guide to Business Finance: 201 Decision-Making Tools for Managers" with a single difference. The now out-or-print book came with a runtime version of MathCAD and formulas for using each of the tools, while this new version does not. Also, don't let the title fool you - this book is as useful to working professionals as it is to students.
The 201 tools contained in this small, highly useful book range from Acid Test (doing a quick ratio of financials) to Z-Scores. Each tool is listed alphabetically, its use explained, and instructions on how to use it is provided. What I particularly liked is the worked examples that accompany each tool.
As an IT consultant who specializes in service delivery this book is not one I would normally include in my professional library. I was introduced to it when a colleague and I were writing a white paper on recovery management. We were searching for a way to link business imperatives to justification for investment in recovery strategies. We found one piece of the puzzle in this book - the Altman Z-Score. This tool predicts whether or not a company is likely to enter into bankruptcy within one or two years. This led to the development of a copyrighted model that addressed survival level objectives, and also became a key part of the Tarrani-Zarate Information Technologies Management Model. All this from a single entry in a small book!
Aside from discovering a relatively obscure, but important, tool I also found other useful tools in this book. Because I am not a business consultant or financial expert the tools were like a cram course in financial management for non-financial people.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 11, 2002
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This book saved me through four accounting courses three finance courses and two real estate courses. It is well organized and easy to locate any formula that is needed.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A. Bentley on May 3, 2009
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I use a few books as reference books during my ratio analysis of a companies position, and this one is just a backup. It's got tons of formulas, but most of the ones included in THIS book, you NEVER need to use in an analysis of financial statements.

The book seriously lacks explanations of what the ratios and formulas mean. It just vaguely states at the end of each formula who might use it and why, but doesn't go into the detail you'd want. The book just doesn't sit right. If you want a good reference book for ratio analysis of financial statements, than get "Business Ratios and Formulas: A Comprehensive Guide" By Steven M. Bragg
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By HMC on January 6, 2007
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I recommend this text to financial professionals I teach ... VERY helpful to clear the cobwebs several years after college!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rav on February 20, 2007
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The book is a nice handbook for students majoring in Finance and Accounting students. It has all the necessary explanations of the formulas along with good examples.As a person with some exposure to Finance and Accounting,I found the book to be extremely useful for students and pros in this field.
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By Ray C on May 2, 2013
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It gives you formulas, as the title promises. Its a fine read, with plenty of examples for each formula. Not a bad book, but buy it used.
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Just the right info in the right amount with exercises! Easy to apply and to enter new topics. Great buy and price!
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By Ariana on October 19, 2014
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This is awesome! It has every formula I need for managerial accounting plus formulas for finance and business!
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