CORVALLIS, Ore. - An Oregon State University professor has written what publishers say is the first paperback textbook in the field of finance. Raymond Brooks' new book, "Financial Management: Core Concepts," is a practical guide to introductory finance with new tools to optimize student learning.  

The textbook offers a tools-based approach that presents the key concepts of finance early on in the text, followed by an application of those concepts to various finance problems. By introducing finance concepts with personal and business-related examples, this text helps students understand how finance tools can help them in any career or business situation.

The text also covers concepts in a real-world context like rates of return, bond valuation, stock valuation, capital budgeting, and other financial areas.

Published by Pearson Higher Education, "Financial Management" comes with a homework and tutorial system. This interactive feature provides instant feedback to students, helping them refine their finance skills and personalize their learning.

Brooks is a professor of finance at OSU's College of Business. He has taught a variety of finance courses at Oregon State, including introduction to financial management, investments, advanced corporate finance, financial institutions, and risk management. Brooks has authored a variety of articles in topics from dividends to trading. He has won best papers awards at financial conferences.

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