Business and Finance eBooks


Business and Finance eBooks

This section contains free e-books and guides on Business and Finance, some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded.


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Accounting and Auditing for Cooperatives

The aims of this note  is to take you to the general broad areas of accounting and auditing for cooperatives. Topics covered includes: The Cash book, Petty Cash Book, and the Imprest System, Trial Balance and Suspense Accounts, Control Accounts, Bank Reconciliation, Preparation of the Final Account of a Cooperative Society, Accounts of Non – Profit Making Organisations, Financial Statements, Accounts from Incomplete Records, Basics of Cooperative Auditing, Qualities and Duties of Auditor of a Cooperative Society, Error and Fraud in the Audit of A Cooperative Society, Cooperative Audit Reports, The Registrar or Directors Report.

s139 Pages

Advanced Accountancy

This note covers the following topics: Auditing, Advantages or Necessity of auditing, Types of audit, Vouching, Characteristics of Vouching, Special Features in respect of Audit of Co-operative Societies, Banks, Company Auditor.

s99 Pages

Elements of Banking by National Open University of Nigeria

The aim of this note is to introduce you to the basics of banking processes and the component. It also aims at encouraging you to acquaint yourself with the nature and principles of Banking. Topics covered includes: Business of Banking, Development of Money, Historical Development of Banking, Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Banking Structure, E-Banking System, Commercial Banking System, Merchant Banking System, Development Banking System, E-Banking system, Non-Bank Financial Institutions, Micro-finance Banking Institutions, Bank Lending, Interpreting the Accounts of Customers, Negotiable Instruments-Bills of Exchange,  Manpower Development in Banking and Finance.

s187 Pages

Money and Banking by Horace White

This book covers the following topics: Money a Commodity, Coinage, Legal Tender, Gold as a Metal, Gold Production and The Gold Standard.

s501 Pages

Business Plan Development Guide

This textbook and its accompanying spreadsheet templates were designed with and for students wanting a practical and easy-to-follow guide for developing a business plan. Topics covered includes: Developing a Business Plan, Essential Initial Research, Business Models, Initial Business Plan Draft , Making the Business Plan Realistic, Making the Plan Appeal to Stakeholders and Desirable to the Entrepreneur, Finishing the Business Plan, Business Plan Pitches.

sNA Pages

Business Model Innovation Global Health in Frontier Market

This note explores successful approaches to delivering healthcare in challenging settings. It analyses organizations to find why some fall short while others grow in size and contribute to the health of the people they serve, and explore promising business models and social enterprise innovations.

sNA Pages

Foundations of Academic Success Words of Wisdom

This book introduces you to the various aspects of student and academic life on campus and prepares you to thrive as a successful college student. Each section is framed by self-authored, true-to-life short stories from actual State University of New York (SUNY) students, employees, and alumni. The advice they share includes a variety of techniques to help you cope with the demands of college.

sNA Pages

Communication and Secretarial Practices

This book covers the following topics: Business Communication, Barriers and Gateways in Communication, Essentials of Business Communication , Business Correspondence: Letter Writing, Company Correspondence: Report Writing, Business Communication: Company Meetings, Correspondence Relating to In Quiries and Instruction, Public Speaking and Presentation, Business Communication: Negotiations and Legal Aspects.

s241 Pages

E Commerce by Vardhman Mahaveer Open University

This book provides the detailed overview of E-commerce. Topics covered includes: Introduction to Electronic Commerce, Traditional Commerce v/s E- Commerce, E- Commerce Models, Network infrastructure for ecommerce, Mobile Commerce, Security in E-Commerce, Threats and Security, Security tool in E-Commerce, Risk management approach in E-commerce, Electronic Data Interchange, Electronic Payment System, Intranet and Extranet, Legal Issues related to E-commerce in India.

s294 Pages

E Business by National Open University of Nigeria

The main aim of this note is to arm you with adequate information on the concept and nature of E-Business, its components and its roles in businesses and the society as a whole. It also aims at making you have a greater understanding of the fundamentals of marketing, business security challenges, copyright law, fraud prevention and the role of E-Business in the society.

s229 Pages

Econometric Modelling

This note describes the following topics: Introduction to Econometric Modelling, Structure of Econometric Modelling, Univariate Econometric Modelling, Bivariate Econometric Modelling, Probability, Reliability BEM.

sNA Pages

Comparative Economics

This note exposes learners to the economics of cooperative and how cooperatives are organized. Topics covered includes: The Nature of Cooperative, Cooperative Concepts, Explanation of Cooperative Terminologies , Promotional motives of Cooperative Business Enterprises, The Need for Individuals with Similar Problems to Come together to Form a Cooperative, Conditions under which a Cooperative can Perform Effectively, Effects or Influences of Cooperative on Members and the General Public, E Sources of Capital in Cooperatives, Distinction between Fixed Capital and Working Capital, Classification of Cooperative, Types of Cooperative Societies, their Functions and Assessment of the Correctness of Available, Similarities or Differences between Single-Purpose and Multipurpose Cooperatives.

s114 Pages

Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This note covers the following topics: Developing the Entrepreneurial Mindset, Ideation, Customer Discovery, Business Models for Content and Technology Ventures, Nonprofit Model Development, Freelancing as Entrepreneurship and Consulting as Business Models, Startup Funding, Pitching Ideas, Marketing Your Venture to Audiences, Entrepreneurship Abroad: Cultural and International Perspectives and Challenges.

sNA Pages

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

This note covers the following topics: Definitions, Nature and Concepts of Management, The Foundation of Entrepreneurship, The Corporate Innovation on Entrepreneurs, Discovering Business Opportunities, Feasibility Analysis and Financing of a Business, Financing the Start Up Enterprise, Business Environment, The Legal Environment.

s208 Pages

Financial Systems

This note will introduce you to some fundamental aspects of financial systems generally. Topics covered includes: Financial System, Types and Characteristics of Financial Assets, International Financial System, Capital Market, Money Market, Nigerian Financial System, Operations of Capital Market in Nigeria, Operations of Money Market in Nigeria, Central Banking, Commercial Banking, Merchant Banks, Development Banks, Universal Banks, Rural Banking, Marketing of Bank Services, Investment Companies, Insurance Companies, and Comparative Banking and Financial System.

s167 Pages

An Introduction to Computational Finance

This note covers the following topics: The First Option Trade, The Black-Scholes Equation, The Risk Neutral World, Monte Carlo Methods, The Binomial Model, Derivative Contracts on non-traded Assets and Real Options, Discrete Hedging, Derivative Contracts on non-traded Assets and Real Options, Discrete Hedging, Jump Diffusion, Regime Switching, Mean Variance Portfolio Optimization.

s123 Pages

Financial Management by National Open University of Nigeria

This note covers the following topics: Nature, Scope and Purpose of Financial Management, Sources of Finance, Cost of Short, Medium and Long Term Finance, Capital Budgeting Under Certainty, Capital Budgeting Under Uncertainty, Working capital management, Cash Management, Inventory Management, Account Receivables and Payables, Analysis and Interpretation of Basic Financial Statement, Business Mergers and Take-Overs, Dividend Policy, Valuation of Shares, Asset Management, Enterprise Management, Financial Management Risk, Methods of Avoiding Financial Risks and Mortgage Finance.

s237 Pages

Multinational Financial Management

This note covers the following topics: Assets and Liabilities, International Capital Budgeting Decision, Foreign Investment Decision, Political and Country Risk Management, Cost of Capital Of Multinational Firm, Capital Structure of Multinational Firm, Dividend Policy of a Multinational Firm, Taxation of Multinational Firm, Long-term Sources Of Funds for a Multinational Company.

sNA Pages

Human Resource Management by Indira Gandhi National Open University

This note covers the following topics: Strategic Human Resource Management, Human Resource Planning and Strategy, Job Analysis and Job Design, Recruitment, Selection, Appointment and Promotion, Performance Appraisal, Remuneration and Salary System, Rewards and Incentive Management, Employee Benefits, Redeployment and Reskilling, Employee Capacity Building Strategies, Total Quality Management, Discipline and Grievances, Assessing Human Resource Management Effectiveness.

sNA Pages
Human Resource Accounting

Human Resource Accounting

This note explains the following topics: Human Resource Accounting, Human Resource Planning, HR Cost Analysis , Responsibility Accounting and Human Resource Audit.

s175 Pages

Work, Employment, and Industrial Relations Theory

This note will cover the multi-disciplinary theoretical and empirical foundations of research on work, employment, labor markets, and industrial relations. It begins by tracing the historical development of theory and research in the field, paying special attention to how the normative premises, concepts, and methodological traditions of industrial relations compare to those of other disciplines that contribute to the study of work and employment relations. Then will review a number of current theoretical and policy debates shaping the field.

sNA Pages

Organizational Management

This book explains the following topics: Managers and the Management Process, Management Learning, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Managers as Decision Makers, Plans and Planning Techniques, Controls and Control Systems, Strategy and Strategic Management, Organization Structure and Design, Organizational Culture, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Individual Behavior, Motivation, Teams and Teamwork, Communication and Management skills survey.

sNA Pages

An Introduction To Investment Theory

This hyper text book introduces the foundations of investment decision-making. The book is designed for use in a four-week teaching module for master's students studying introductory Finance. Topics covered includes: Capital Markets: Investment Performance, Basics of Return and Risk: Efficient Frontier, Preferences and Investor Choice, CAPM: The Portfolio Approach to Risk, Understanding Security Market Line, Arbitrage Pricing Theory, Betas, Leverage, Discount Rate, Information and Efficiency of Capital Markets.

sNA Pages

Security Analysis and Investment Management

This note explains the following topics: Introduction to Security Analysis, Risk and Return Concepts, New Issue Market, Stock Exchanges in India - Operations, Listing of Securities, Stock Brokers and Other Intermediaries, Stock Market Indices, Investment Alternatives, Government Securities, Valuation of Fixed Income Securities, valuation of Variable Income Securities or Equity Share Valuation, Efficient Market Hypothesis and Portfolio Construction.

s515 Pages

Project Management for Instructional Designers

The book is well-designed for the intended audience of instructional designers. Topics covered includes: Introduction to Project Management, Project Profiling, Project Phases and Organization, Understanding and Meeting Client Expectations, Working with People on Projects, Communication Technologies, Starting a Project, Project Time Management, Managing Project Quality, Managing Project Risk .

sNA Pages

Project Management by NPTEL

This note explains the following topics: Introduction to Project Management, Introduction to Agile Project Management, Project Management Process for a Project, Project Stakeholder and Risk Management, Project Risk Management, Solving Project Management Decision Problems, Project Risk Management Analysis.

sNA Pages

Introducing Marketing

This text introduces students to the marketing strategies and tools that practitioners use to market their products. Topics covered includes: Introducing marketing, Understanding and approaching the market, Marketing research: an aid to decision making, Understanding buyer behavior, External considerations in marketing, Marketing in global markets, Introducing and managing the product, Communicating to mass markets, Pricing the product, Channel concepts: distributing the product.

sNA Pages

Marketing Management by Lindell Phillip Chew

This note is designed to help you to extend your thinking more analytically, logically and creatively about marketing and business decisions. Topics covered includes:  Market Orientation, Marketing Management and the Marketing Planning Process, Corporate Marketing Planning, Market Analysis, Market Measurement, Profitability and Productivity Analysis Marketing Strategies.

sNA Pages

Lecture Notes and Case Studies for Real Estate Analysis

This note covers the following topics: Driving Forces of Real Estate Markets, Central Cities and Regional Market Analysis, Urban Land Values and Urban Form, Residential Property Analysis, Real Estate Property Rights, Contracts, Deeds, and Leases, Land Use Controls, Real Estate Valuation Theory, Cash Flow Analysis, Residential Real Estate Finance, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Brokerage and Leasing, Real Estate Development.

sNA Pages

Real Estate Economics

This note focuses on developing an understanding of the macroeconomic factors that shape and influence markets for real property. Topics covered includes: Residential land markets, Residential development, Industrial location, Local government and land markets, Regulating development, Macro analysis of housing, Time series analysis of real estate markets, Regional growth and real estate markets.

sNA Pages

Small Business Management in the 21st Century

Small Business Management in the 21st Century offers a unique perspective and set of capabilities for instructors. The authors designed this book with a “less can be more” approach, and by treating small business management as a practical human activity rather than as an abstract theoretical concept.

s873 Pages

Entrepreneurship Development and Small Business Management

This note covers the following topics: Small Scale Sector In India, Meaning and Definition of Small Scale Industry, Features of Small Scale Industries, Objectives of Small Scale Industries, Small Business as a Seedbed of Entrepreneurship, Relationship between Small and Large Industries, Rationale of Small Scale Industries, Importance of Small Scale Industries, Role of Small Sale Industries in India, Problems of Small Scale Industries, Remedial Measures, SSIs and Government Policies.

s66 Pages

Advanced Topics in International Trade Firms and International Trade

This note focuses on a firm-level approach to international trade and on selected topics in trade policy. Topics covered includes: Firms and the Decision to Export, Firms and the Decision to Invest Abroad, Intermission: The Boundaries of The Firm, Trade and Organizational Form.

s210 Pages

Stock Market Trading Volume

This guide tries to balance the asset-pricing literature by reviewing the quantity implications of a dynamic general equilibrium model of asset markets under uncertainty, and investigating those implications empirically. Topics covered includes: Measuring Trading Activity, The Data, Time-Series Properties, Cross-Sectional Properties, Volume Implications of Portfolio Theory, Volume Implications of Intertemporal Asset-Pricing Models.

s102 Pages

Microeconomics of Taxation

This note provides a basic framework of public finance at the microeconomic level, starting from a general theory of taxation on commodity, income and corporate profits and then extending issues of tax evasion and compliance, and tax reform. Topics covered includes: Commodity Taxation, Individual Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Capital Income Taxation, Inheritance and Gift Taxation, Tax Compliance and Evasion, Tax Reform.

sNA Pages

Income Tax Law And Practice

This book covers the following topics: Income Tax in India, Income Exempt from Income Tax, Income from Salaries, Income from House Property, Income from Business or Profession,  Capital Gains, Income from Other Sources, Clubbing of Incomes, Deduction from Gross Total Income, Computation of Tax Liability of Individuals.

s99 Pages