This note presents a short description of BPM5-based balance of payments (BOP) and international investment position (IIP) presentations. It refers to data for South Africa, but given that there are worldwide standards for countries that report both BOP and IIP, it should provide guidance for understanding the data of just about any country.
Effective, persuasive analytical writing is a critical management skill. This note trains students to write to the needs and expectations of their readers with objectivity and efficiency, whether they are writing memos, emails, research reports, technical briefings, position papers, or recommendations for action.
Since ethics is an integral part of management, it is vital for managers to become comfortable with the language of ethics, and to understand how it is inextricable from the language of business. Students will examine key theories of ethics and how they apply to management decision making.
This note describes the world-class-performance model developed by Doug Newburg at the U.Va. Medical Center. Newburg's sample includes Olympic athletes, successful CEOs, world-famous musicians, and leading heart surgeons. The model also relates to the concept of "flow" and suggests an answer to the question, "What is the meaning of life?" The note is useful in courses on leadership, career managem
This note describes the economic exposure that arises from changes in currency exchange rates. After illustrating the economic impact of exchange rate changes, including a discussion of real exchange rate changes, the note provides a summary of methods used to manage exposure. The use of forward rates and money markets is explored in detail.