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 paper reflects on the role of ethics in field of finance.
This technical note describes parity conditions (PPP, UIP, and CIP) and develops a model of exchange rate determination.
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.
This technical note provides an overview of conjoint analysis. It shows how to interpret standard conjoint analysis output and the uses of that output. It provides several examples of how output can be converted to managerially useful information.
This note discusses valuation in the context of business mergers and acquisitions. It builds on standard methods of business valuation to consider the unique questions arising in a merger or acquisition setting. The note focuses on valuation using the discounted cash flow (DCF) approach and the comparable-firm-multiples approach and presupposes an understanding of the principles of business valuat