Two of the most common corporate finance textbooks are Principles of Corporate Finance and Essentials of Corporate Finance. Both corporate finance textbooks are published by McGraw Hill Higher Education. Recent editions of both corporate financial textbooks that have been published take into account the recent economic downturn.
Essentials of Corporate Finance is written by Stephen A. Ross of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Randolph W. Westerfield of the University of Southern California, and Bradford D. Jordon of the University of Kentucky, Lexington. Essentials of Corporate Finance attempts to break the essential elements of corporate finance into a form that can be understood by a broad audience.
Essentials of Corporate Finance is a condensation of Fundamental of Corporate Finance, Standard Edition, by the same authors, and retains the same three themes: an emphasis on intuition, a unified valuation approach, and a managerial focus.
Principles of Corporate Finance is the leading international corporate finance textbook. This book describes the theory and practice of corporate finance. Principles of Corporate Finance is interspersed with the use of financial theory in order to solve practical problems and in a response to change by showing how and why managers act the ways they do.
Recent editions of Principles of Corporate Finance have been accompanied by a homework management system which can be valuable to students learning about corporate finance. Besides being valuable to students, Principles of Corporate Finance also is a valued reference material for many practicing financial managers. Principles of Corporate Finance is written by Richard A. Brealey of London Business School, Stewart C. Myers of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Franklin Allen of the University of Pennsylvania.