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Issy Cake 1

Issy has been baking cupcakes and other desserts for years.  Over that time she has developed a word-of-mouth reputation for some of the finest desserts in the area.  She currently runs a wedding and event business out of her house.  She averages about 1200 pieces per week.  The volume has become such that her parents want her “out of the house”.

Issy has been thinking about a retail location for years, but has always shied away from it because of the expense.  Nor does Issy have any formal business training.  But now she must do something.  You need to help her.  Here is the information that she has come up with so far:

·         A good retail location, of sufficient size, in a high traffic area will cost \$2100 per month.  She has to pay the first and last months’ rent up front.

·         It will cost her \$120,000 to build out the kitchen and the display/sales/eating area.

·         She plans on another \$10,000 in start up expenses for fees, licenses, and deposits, etc.

·         She plans on doing most of the work herself, but will need to hire at least one other FTE employee.  She budgets total wages and wage overhead, including herself, at \$8200 per month.

·         Additional operating expenses will come in around \$800 per month.

·         She knows she can’t build her business without advertising, so she plans on spending \$3000 a month for each of the first 3 months and then dropping back to \$1000 per month.

·         She knows that the first month alone she should be able to increase sales over the current volume (4.3x1200pcs = 5160) by 25% since that is volume of business she currently declines due to lack of space.  She then figures that with her advertising she should be able to increase sales by another 15% in each of months two and three.  After that sales would increase by 10% in each of months four through nine.  Months 10, 11, and 12 would each see a 5% increase over the previous month, after which time she envisions sales leveling off.

·         She would need to add an additional \$1200 a month in labor to handle the volume starting in month 5.

·         Her average piece would retail for \$2.00.  She knows that the cost of ingredients is less than 12% for all pieces.  She has never actually figured how much labor goes into each piece.

·         Issy, over the last few years, has managed to save \$50,000 and is planning on putting it all into her new venture.  She plans on borrowing the rest, but doesn’t know how much she will need, nor has she figured the loan into her expenses/cash flow.

Issy needs you to do three things:  1. Tell her how much more money she needs, 2. Build in her loan payments (8% interest, 7 year amortization), 3. Tell her whether this business is worth pursuing (what are the returns).

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Introduction

In week one, you became aware of the problem-solving model that we will use in this course. This week, think about a problem you are experiencing in your current job. If you are not experiencing a problem, it is fine to think about a prior problem. If you are unable to recall a problem, think about a problem from a prior job. Even if the problem (current or past) was resolved, think about what you would do now when using the problem-solving model used in this course.

I am sure that you will be able to think of a current or past problem from a job. If not, you can use a problem that a current business is experiencing. Should you decide to do this, you will act as a consultant for the company for future assignments related to your final paper.

Put a lot of thought into this, as you will work on this problem through the remainder of the course, culminating in your final paper that is due at the end of the course. For more information about the final paper, please review the instructions located under the Course Overview Module.

Instructions

After you decide on which problem you will focus on for your final paper, write a paragraph (at least five sentences) about why you chose this problem. This will serve as a draft for the introduction of your final paper.

Following that, draft a problem statement. This should not be wordy; instead, it should be brief. However, be sure to include all of the four required elements (refer to the section on problem statements in this week’s lecture). Your problem statement will also be included in your final paper.

Use one-inch margins and a standard font size (11-12).

Problem Solving
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• The Term Structure of Interest Rates
• The Liquidity Preference Framework Model
• Nominal vs. Real Interest Rates
• The Efficient Market Hypothesis and Behavioral Finance (Are Investors Really as Rational as the EMH says?)
• The Liquidity Crisis and the Flight to Quality during the Financial Crisis of 2007-8
• What is beta?  How can beta be used to reduce risk?

This list of forum topics is assigned. Students are required to select and research one of the topics. Topic responses will be critically graded on the thought quality of the response, work effort including the requirements for minimum length, and number of references, research, and analysis. All responses should meet professional standards in content, punctuation/writing style, and APA guidelines for citation of sources and should consist of 4-5 paragraphs (400 words) of narrative and include at least three secondary resources not including the textbook used in this course.

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- Follow instructions in the attached file carefully
- Avoid Plagiarism
- 3 page  not including the cover page and the references.
- provide in-text citation 7 references not late than 2013

Kindly stick to your price if you change I will dispute

The Flow of Information and the Role of Technology

For this assignment, after reading the course materials for the Module, conduct a thorough analysis of the healthcare system within Saudi Arabia. Specifically, focus on the development and implementation of technology over the last several decades within the Kingdom.

• How has technology impacted cost, quality, and access to health services?
• Does Vision 2030 rely heavily on technology?

Your final submission will be 3 pages in length, excluding the cover and reference pages. Be sure to include:

• Introduction (80 words)
• Analysis of the specific healthcare system
• Technology impact on cost, quality, and access.
• Predict the KSA vision 2030 impact on technology.
• Summary of findings.
• Conclusion (70 words)

References

·         Geneva Network. (2017). New technology and medicines key to Saudi’s healthcare success. Retrieved from https://geneva-network.com/article/saudi-healthcare/

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As proposed enterprises or established companies enter foreign markets, lessons can be learned from the successes and challenges of other organizations.  In addition, awareness of competitors makes it possible to better plan and implement your global business activities.  In this section, your goal is to identify and analyze the international business operations of organizations related to the global opportunity you are exploring.

1.    Analysis of potential competitors and their global business activities.

3.    Evaluate your pricing plans with those of any competitors that may be providing identical or similar products or services

ANALYZING INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS
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Why is the N.P.V. considered to be theoretically superior to all other capital budgeting techniques? Reconcile this reasoning with the prevalence in practice of using the I.R.R. How would you respond to your C.F.O. if she instructed you to use the I.R.R. technique to make capital budgeting decisions on projects with cash flow streams that alternate between inflows and outflows?

N.P.V. & I.R.R.
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- Follow instructions in the attached file carefully

- Avoid Plagiarism

- 1 page and a half not including the cover page and the references.

- provide in-text citation not later than 2013

Within the field of healthcare, there are three main viewpoints related to the use of financial information. They are the:

1.    financial view

2.    process view

3.    clinical view

·         Discuss the main areas of overlap within the three viewpoints.

·         Does this overlap create potential areas of conflict?

·         If so, as a manager, how would we proactively address these areas before they negatively impacted our department or organization?

·         Be sure to cite your references accordingly.

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imagine that you are tasked with evaluating a major purchase by your healthcare organization. You have been asked to share the process steps of your purchase evaluation with the board of directors.

For this project, the actual product you are purchasing is secondary to the steps used to evaluate the capability of your organization to afford such a purchase. However, to assist you with the constructs of this presentation, you may select a product to focus on. A recommended product may be a new MRI-machine. Be sure to highlight the time value of money as one of your considerations.

Develop a PowerPoint presentation meeting the following structural requirements. Your presentation must:

• Be organized, using professional themes and transitions in addressing the evaluation of the purchase.
• Consist of four slides, not including the title and reference slides (six total slides).
• Provide in each slide detailed speakers notes—a minimum of 100 words in length. Notes must draw from, and cite, relevant reference materials.
• Provide support for your statements with in-text citations from a minimum of four scholarly articles.

plagiarism free (less than 15%)

5.41 Time Value Of Money
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Week 3 Assignment - Case Study

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Assignment Instructions

In a 1,000 word Microsoft Word document in APA (6.0) format, respond to the MINI-CASE: KiKos and the South Korean Won on page(s) 200-203 in the course textbook.

You must include at least three outside references (in addition to the textbook). Ensure your essay has a title and reference page formatted in APA.

â€‹Refer to the Writing Assignment Grading Guidelines below for assignment requirements in content, organization, writing style, grammar and APA 6.0 format.

Your paper will be automatically submitted to Turnitin in the assignment dropbox. Originality reports will be returned to the faculty and student. Multiple submissions are allowed. For full credit, make sure that your Similarity Index does not exceed 20%. Refer to the following links for APA guidelines.

APA Style

Purdue OWL

Typing Template for APA Papers

Student Name

University

Course

Date

Abstract (not required for this paper)

An abstract is a brief, comprehensive summary of the contents of a paper (American Psychological Association, 2001) that runs a maximum of 120 words. It should contain a synopsis of the points in the paper, but also be readable and well organized. To use this page of the template, simply delete this paragraph and start typing. The formatting should stay the same.

Typing Template for APA Papers

This is an electronic template for papers written in APA style (American Psychological Association, 2009).  The purpose of the template is to help the student set the margins and spacing.  Margins are set at 1 inch for top, bottom, left, and right.  The type is left-justified only—that means the left margin is straight, but the right margin is ragged.  Each paragraph is indented five spaces.  It is best to use the tab key to indent, since five spaces on the computer is different from five spaces on a typewriter.  The line spacing is double throughout the paper, even on the reference page.  Two spaces are used after punctuation.  The font style used in this template is Times New Roman and the font size is 12, which is now required in APA 6th edition.

The heading above would be used if you want to have your paper divided into sections based on content. This is the first level of heading, and it is centered and bolded with each word of four letters or more capitalized. The heading should be a short descriptor of the section. Note that not all papers will have headings or subheadings in them.

The subheading above would be used if there are several sections within the topic labeled in a heading. The subheading is flush left and bolded, with each word of four letters or more capitalized.

APA dictates that you should avoid having only one subsection heading and subsection within a section. In other words, use at least two subheadings under a main heading, or do not use any at all.

Conclusion

Wrap up major points in a few sentences.

When you are ready to write, and after having read these instructions completely, you can delete these directions and start typing.  The formatting should stay the same.  However, one item that you will have to change is the page header, which is placed at the top of each page along with the page number.  The words included in the page header should be reflective of the title of your paper, so that if the pages are intermixed with other papers they will be identifiable.  When using Word 2003 at a minimum, double click on the words in the page header.  This should enable you to edit the words.  You should not have to edit the page numbers.

In addition to spacing, APA style includes a special way of citing resource articles.  See the APA manual for specifics regarding in-text citations.  The APA manual also discusses the desired tone of writing, grammar, punctuation, formatting for numbers, and a variety of other important topics.  Although the APA style rules are used in this template, the purpose of the template is only to demonstrate spacing and the general parts of the paper.  The student will need to refer to the APA manual for other format directions. A sample reference page is included below; however, this page includes special spacing and formatting.  The examples on the following page include examples taken directly from the APA manual.

References (samples)

Daresh, J. C. (2004). Beginning the assistant principalship: A practical guide for     new school administrators. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Herbst-Damm, K. L., & Kulik, J. A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24, 225-229. doi:10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (2003). Managing asthma: A guide for schools (NIH Publication No. 02-2650). Retrieved from http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/
health/prof/asthma/asth_sch.pdf

 Guidelines Writing Assignment Requirements Content (60%) ·         Response demonstrates a clear understanding of the key elements of assignment questions. ·         Response thoroughly covers the elements in a substantive manner. ·         Response demonstrates critical thinking and analysis. ·         Content is complete and accurate. ·         Introduction and conclusion provide adequate information on the given topic. Organization (20%) ·         Paper structure is clear and easy to follow. ·         Ideas flow in a logical sequence. ·         Introduction provides a sound introduction to the topic and previews major points. ·         Paragraph transitions are logical and support the flow of thought throughout the paper. ·         The conclusion thoroughly reviews the major points. Writing Style, Grammar, APA Format (20%) ·         Sentences are well constructed, complete, clear, and concise. ·         Words used are specific and unambiguous. ·         The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment. ·         Grammar, spelling and punctuation are correct. ·         APA guidelines (6th edition) are followed, such as headers, citations, references, etc. ·         Effective use of aids, such as sections, summaries, table of contents, indices, and appendices (if appropriate)

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Week 3 Assignment - Case Study
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1.

Discuss the market system and the need for ethics in business and distinguish it from the law and concepts of virtue and morality.

2.

Discuss ethics in the context of relativism, psychological egoism, utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics.

3.

Discuss the ideas of character ethic, female ethic, human rights, and ethical action.

4.

Discuss the factors influencing employee issues including the right to work, employment at will, due process and employee participation, health and safety standards, family responsibilities, the right to privacy, and substance abuse testing.

5.

Discuss the professional ethics and responsibilities of intermediaries, managerial responsibility and loyalty, and employee responsibilities to the community.

6.

Discuss how the traits of ethical leaders and the influence of the group affect moral responsibility. Provide an example in your writing.

7.

Discuss how this class has changed your behavior as it relates to ethical business decisions.

Answer all questions in the attached quiz.
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This Assessment constitutes a Performance Task in which you are asked to assume the role of a director in an early childhood setting. You will be asked to research appropriate funding sources and to create a balanced budget that aligns with the mission and vision of the early childhood program provided in the scenario.

Envision that you are the director of The Learning Place Early Childhood Center. A severe flood has recently occurred in the area, causing water damage to many homes and businesses in the town.

In this Assessment, you will seek new funding sources to cover costs, develop a balanced budget, and provide a rationale for your budgetary decisions.

Your response to this Assessment should:

PART I: FUNDING SOURCES

On the “Funding Source Template” provided, list and describe at least three specific funding sources that you will seek out to help pay for the new costs due to the flooding. Provide a rationale explaining how the funding sources meet the needs of the early childhood program.

PART II – CREATING THE BUDGET

Create a balanced budget under the tab “Please Update Budget” in the Excel “Assessment Budget” document. This balanced budget must account for the following that occurred as a result of the flood:

1.      The Learning Place Early Childhood Center needs a great deal of repairs as the entire floor is covered with up to 1-foot of water. The estimated repairs are approximately \$15,000.

2.      It will cost about \$6,000 to fix the damaged furniture and equipment.

3.      The outdoor play area has large cracks in the pavement and the jungle gym has become rusty due to flooding. Repairs on the outdoor play area are estimated at about \$10,000.

4.      Families in the neighborhood are experiencing losses in their homes as well. As a result, several families have decided to withdraw their children from your early childhood care center as they cannot afford the weekly tuition. The estimated tuition loss is approximately \$25,000 for the year.

5.      Two lead teachers and one assistant teacher have decided to move to a different town, causing them to resign from their positions. These teachers will only be paid approximately half their salaries for the year.

Balance your budget so that it is clearly aligned with the mission and beliefs of The Learning Place Early Childhood Center in the “Assessment Mission” document.

PART III: BUDGET RATIONALE

Write a 3- to 4-page essay that:

·         Explains how your budget reflects the mission and vision of The Learning Place Early Childhood Center

·         Provides the rationales for the changes that you made to the budget in Part II

·         Explains why cash-flow analysis, projections, and long-term planning are all important when managing budgets (Note: In your explanation, be sure to relate these terms to the given scenario and any relevant professional experience that you may have.)

**********   I have templates for the assignment. ****************

REFERENCE MATERIALS

PART I

This chapter excerpt provides information on various funding sources for early childhood programs. As you review this information, consider its relevance to Part I of the Assessment, which requires identifying funding sources for early childhood programs.

Financing and Budgeting, Chapter 7, pp. 187–197

Freeman, N. K., Decker, C. A., & Decker, J. R. (2013). Planning and administering early childhood programs (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Prentice Hall. Chapter 7, “Financing and Budgeting” (pp. 187–197)

The landing pages below lead to a wealth of information and resources on funding sources for early childhood programs. While reading this information, consider its relationship to Part I of the Assessment.

Early Childhood Education Funding: Federal, State, and Private Resources

Noble, J. (2013, February 5). Early childhood education funding: Federal, state, and private resources [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.scilearn.com/blog/funding-for-early-childhood-education.php

Starting a Child Care Center

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rural Information Center, National Agricultural Library. (2016). Starting a child care center. Retrieved from https://www.nal.usda.gov/ric/starting-child-care-center

PART II

This chapter excerpt presents information on how to determine income and expenses within early childhood programs. As you review this information, consider how it relates to the budget alignment task outlined in Part II of the Assessment.

Organizational Management, Chapter 5, pp.81-104

Hearron, P. F., & Hildebrand, V. (2011). Management of child development centers (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Chapter 5, “Organizational Management” (pp. 81–104)

Understanding the Budgeting Process, pp. 24-29

Sorenson, R. D., & Goldsmith, L. M. (2013). The principal's guide to school budgeting (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. Chapter 1, “Understanding the Budgeting Process” (pp. 24–29)

Operating Budgets for Child Care Centers

Child Care, Inc. (2001). Operating budgets for child care centers. Retrieved from http://www.earlychildhoodnyc.org/resourceguide/resources/OperatingBudgets-Child%20Care%20Inc%20publication.pdf

PART III

These chapters provide an overview of the essential role that vision plays in budget development. As you read, consider how vision, mission and goals will guide budget development in Part II of the Assessment, as well as the rationale developed in Part III.

 The Budget-Vision Relationship and the National Standard Chapter 2 pp. 35-56 A Model for Integrating Vision, Planning, and Budgeting Chapter 4 pp. 73–103

Sorenson, R. D., & Goldsmith, L. M. (2013). The principal's guide to school budgeting (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Planning and Budgeting in Non-Profit Organizations: Unless the Process is Supported by Well-Defined Policies and Guidelines, Clear Strategic Goals and Operating Priorities, it Can Become Quite Chaotic and Confusing, pp. 22-27

Piché, M. (2009). Planning and budgeting in non-profit organizations: Unless the process is supported by well-defined policies and guidelines, clear strategic goals and operating priorities, it can become quite chaotic and confusing. CMA Management, 83(1), 22–27. Retrieved from http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Planning+and+budgeting+in+non-profit+organizations%3A+unless+the...-a0208630347.

Fiscal Management

Fiscal Management, Chapter 6, p.117-121

Hearron, P. F., & Hildebrand, V. (2011). Management of child development centers (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Chapter 6, “Fiscal Management” (pp. 117–121)

Building the School Budget, Chapter 6

Sorenson, R. D., & Goldsmith, L. M. (2013). The principal's guide to school budgeting (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. Chapter 6, “Building the School Budget”

Five Principles for a Better Budget Process

Minnesota Budget Project. (2007). Five principles for a better budget process. Retrieved from http://www.mnbudgetproject.org/research-analysis/minnesota-budget/process-reforms/five-principles-better-budget-process

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Project Management

Horine, G. M. (2005). Absolute beginner's guide to project management. Indianapolis, IN: Que Publishing. http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/software-engineering-and-development/project-management/0789731975/determining-the-project-budget/ch09lev1sec2

Time Estimate: 10 min

 Funding Source Name Description of Funding Source Rationale for Applying the Funding Source

Funding Source Template

PART II â€“ CREATING THE BUDGET
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Effective groups create shared assumptions and expectations about behaviors. Submit a thread containing a brief description of yourself and your own expectations regarding the following prompts:

1. Describe Yourself: In a brief paragraph or two, describe your past experience working in groups (at Liberty or elsewhere). What is your personality type? What are your annoyances? How do you react under stress? How would your boss at work describe you?
2. Communication Expectations: Though it is required that group members communicate substantively and weekly, what are your expectations about acceptable response times? How many times per week should each team member check the Group Discussion Board? What role will conference calls or online chats have in moving the group forward? For what issues will you use the Group Discussion Board, online chats, etc.?
3. Behavioral Expectations: What specific behaviors will lead to successful completion of the project? What behaviors threaten the project's completion? How do you want others to describe the quality and quantity of your effort? Describe your conflict resolution style.
4. Flexibility Expectations: What circumstances are present in your life that might require a request for flexibility? What, precisely, does flexibility mean to you? (Does it mean "understanding" and "patience?" Does it mean "someone help?" Does it mean "do not hold the operating rules of the group against me if I am having a hard time?") Lastly, if someone encounters a problem (sickness, travel, etc.), when and how should he or she communicate this to the group?
5. Performance Expectations: At what level should individual work be presented to the group? Should all work submitted to the group reflect MBA-level writing, or is "draft mode" acceptable? What final grade do you desire on the group project, and what, specifically, are you willing to do to achieve it? How do you want to be known for the quality of your work?
6. Expectations about Timelines: What does it mean to be timely? For some, being "on time" is late, while others believe that being "on time" is actually early. Is being "on time" early or late? (Keep in mind that being on time means different things to different people.)
7. Final Submission: What are the expectations for the final submission of the group project? Do you want it to be submitted earlier than the deadline time, so that you have a final chance to “approve” the submission? If so, what time do you want that final submission to be? Do you want to have it required that each student submits an “I approve” reply to the official submission? Some students want to review everything one last time, prior to the official submission. Other students assume that all of the changes have been made, and do not have the desire to review everything again prior to the final submission. How do you specifically want the final submission to be approached? Therefore, your deadlines will also need to be on a consistent time zone (e.g., ET).
8. Conflict Resolution: How will group disagreements be resolved? Will the majority of votes “count” in the result of a disagreement? How any potential conflicts will be resolved needs to be discussed immediately. This eliminates potential confusion and/or frustration later on.

Answer all questions as prompted and include additional information as needed. Incomplete answers will be evaluated as such. In addition to the thread, you will reply to at least 2 other classmates' threads. Each reply must be at least 250 words and reference at least 1 source in current APA format.

Classmates,

1.       Describe yourself: My previous experience working in a group or working in a group setting is mostly with Liberty University Online courses and at work. During my undergrad degree at Liberty University many of my high level courses required to work on group projects together. That gave me the opportunity to work with others on group projects and assignments. From a work perspective, many of the projects I work on is typically in groups. We work together on certain assignments/responsibilities to allow a more sufficient outcome.

My personality is pretty much laidback. I don’t get too excited or overwhelmed about things in life. Since I am such a laidback person, what annoys me is impatient people. I would call myself a thinker, I think before I act and I do have moments when I over think. I believe impatient people should try to be more patient and think things through so that they can master objective. My boss at work would describe as a person that low maintenance, work well with others, and a person he can rely on.

2.       Communication Expectations: My personal viewpoint on acceptable response time is within 24 hours. Since our time is limited and this is group project that affects several individuals, I believe the best approach is to have individuals respond within 24 hours to allow process continue efficiently. I do believe it is necessary for individuals to check the Group Discussion Board on everyday basis. This will make sure that everyone is engage so that when we get our final grade on our project no one will be disappointed. I don’t believe conference calls or are necessary but I do believe we should exchange each other cellphone numbers so that we can get in contact with each other much faster. Unfortunately, Blackboard doesn’t notify me when people post thread on the Group Discussion. The online chat will be our mainline of communication, this will allow our professor see our communication with each other so that he/she know who is making an effort.

3.       Behavioral: Specific behaviors that will allow us to be successful in completing is each individual taking ownership in their work quality and taking responsibility in submitting their section of the assignment in a timely manner. I would like others to describe my quality and quantity of my effort by understanding I deeply care about my work so I will make sure that it is great quality and also efficient amount of quantity. My conflict resolution style address the issue straight forward so that we are all on the same page so that we don’t submit any assignment late.

4.       Flexibility Expectations: I have daughter that just turned to two years old so I know there will be times when she will need my full focus so I have to make sure that I am flexible with everyone else. Flexibility means to me understanding that you goal that you have to reach and that there will be bumps in the road. You have to be understanding of other people circumstances to be flexible. I think if someone is feeling ill they will need to let the group know promptly so that there will not be a delay in submitting the final product we are working on.

5.       Performance Expectations: I think that everyone work should be reviewed by themselves prior to submitting to the Group Discussion Board. That will eliminate time spent on editing/reviewing. I think everyone writing should reflect their highest standard, not necessarily a MBA level of writing because for some individuals this might be there first class. The final group project grade that I desire is an A. I think if seek for anything else lower than “A” I am setting myself up for failure. I dedicated to this class and group to make sure that I contribute sufficient amount of work so that it will result in A. I want to be known in this group that I provide a high standard of quality of work.

6.       Expectations about Timelines: I think being timely is the most important aspect in working in a group. Timely means that you will submit assignments in a timely fashion so that we all have the opportunity to review/edit the assignment.

7.       Final Submission: The final submission of the group project expectations is that it our highest quality work that has been reviewed by each individual so that we will have the opportunity to speak up. I think the final submission should be submitted at least 48 hours before the deadline to allow any minor edits that need to happen can happen. I don’t think it necessary for everyone to submit I approve reply; I believe that everyone should be engage by leaving comments and suggestions so that we know the final product is our best. I think the best way of submitting the final assignment is prior to the week beginning I think the team lead should send out the expectations of what are the expectations for this week so that no one will miss a deadline.

8.       Conflict Resolution: Since I am laidback I don’t have too many disagreements. I think the best way to approach the disagreements it to hash it out when one another sharing different opinions and then coming to conclusion. I do agree that majority rules when deciding on something. I agree that any disagreements will need to be resolved as soon as possible and never be afraid to get our Professor involved.

1.Describe Yourself: I have had a lot of experience working in groups during my undergraduate courses. I have been lucky to be part of groups that were cooperative and always did work on time with a lot of harmony. I have not experienced any sort of conflict in the groups that I worked with previously. I can describe myself as a duty fulfiller. This is because I always accomplish any goal that I set. I am a dependable person; many people rely on me because I do not let people down. I easily get annoyed when I work with people who are unreliable and do not stick to their agreements. Most times when I am under pressure or stressed I decide to take things easy otherwise I will get overwhelmed. I pick the urgent tasks and do them first. I hate the feeling of being under pressure because I usually freak out and stand wondering what to do first and this usually brings confusion making me slow in my duties. My boss would describe me as very hardworking employee who always completes her tasks by the set deadlines, peaceful and has excellent communication skills.

2.Communication Expectations: I would expect that the group members will keep checking the group discussion board frequently so they can be able to respond to any queries or posts by group members especially when one of us needs a clarification or makes a suggestion. I suggest that we should be checking the group discussion board daily. The group discussion board is to be used to share anything that members feel okay to share, mostly class work. We can share ideas on how to complete the group tasks, makes clarifications, ask for suggestions among other burning issues on our course.

3.Behavioral Expectations: Timeliness is the key factor that will enable us complete our project successfully. Other factors are proper and timely communication and cooperation. It is important to share the group work among ourselves so each one of us can have their own part to complete. This will make work easier. Lack of communication will slow us down and will affect our project completion. I would like others to check my input towards the group project especially with suggestions and conflict resolution as a way of describing my efforts towards the project. My conflict resolution style is ensuring that each one of us is listened to because this might be our biggest challenge. Each member’s suggestion should be taken seriously. Negative and demeaning statements towards other members are highly discouraged.

4.Flexibility Expectations: Most times I am flexible about the time especially when we agree to turn in work at a particular time. Sickness might require flexibility and I will need members to understand my situation and help where they can. We should avoid last minute rush because some things come up which might distract us. At times, things get hard at school, at home or even at work. We should understand each other’s situation and be patient. At times, some members would be sick and they will need our support by helping them with the pending group work. We do not choose to be sick therefore we should help one another. If you get an emergency, please communicate to us in time if you can.

5.Performance Expectations: I feel that it is okay to present individual work to the group at any level or time. Each one of us will take part in the final project hence we can share individual work which we can compile to come up with a fine copy. All work must reflect MBA-level writing. I would expect that as a group, we get an A because we shall put all our efforts together, proofread each other’s work and correct each other. This will enable us achieve high quality work.

6.Expectations about Timelines: Timeliness according to be means beating the deadline. This means turning in work before the deadline. Being “on time” means before the deadline according to me. I expect that all members will turn in their work ahead of the deadline if there are no emergencies.

7.Final Submission: My expectation for the final submission is that the project will be complete at least two days ahead of the deadline so that all the members can preview and make any necessary corrections before submission. After the final copy is made all member need to submit their approval by replying “I approve” to the final post.

8.Conflict Resolution: Because we are working towards the same goal, I would expect that conflicts will be minimal. All the members will be listened to. I expect us to take suggestions and ideas from all the members and see which ones will help us in completing the group project. In case of any disagreement, the majority vote will count.

Reference

Deutsch, M., Coleman, P. T., & Marcus, E. C. (Eds.). (2011). The handbook of conflict resolution: Theory and practice. John Wiley & Sons.

BUSI 520 Group Consensus Report Grading Rubric

 Criteria Levels of Achievement Content 70% Advanced Proficient Developing Not present Content 8 points All 8 questions thoroughly answered 7 points 4-7 questions answered, or some of the 8 are incomplete 1 to 6 points 1-3 questions answered, or many are incomplete 0 points Contribution 6 points Active contribution to consensus report discussion 5 points Moderate contribution to consensus report discussion 1 to 4 points Minimal contribution to consensus report discussion 0 points Structure 30% Advanced Proficient Developing Not present Spelling and Grammar 6 points Document is free of spelling/grammatical errors 5 points Minimal number of spelling/grammatical errors 1 to 4 points Significant number of spelling/grammatical errors 0 points

Group Consensus Report - Required ASAP with two responses-3 Hours Max
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CASE ASSIGNMENTQUESTIONS

Assignment Questions

1. WhatarethechiefelementsofAmazon’soverallcompetitivestrategy?Howwelldothepiecesfittogether? Is the strategyevolving?

2. WhatarethekeyelementsofAmazon’sstrategyine-commerce,cloudcomputingservices,personalmedia players, digital media streaming?Arethose strategiessuccessful?Arethey compatible? Explain.

3. What does a competitive strength assessment reveal about Amazon’se-commerce business, as compared to the leaders in the retail industry? Use the methodology in Table 4.3 to support youranswer.

4. Does it appear that the company’s competitive positions in personal media players and digital streaming are stronger or weaker than its position in e-commerce and cloud-based computing services? What steps should it take to ensure that the digitally streamed media—and mobile platforms to access that media—become a major contributor to the company’s overallperformance?

6. What is your assessment of Amazon’s financial performance the past three years? (Use the financial ratios in the Appendix of the text as a guide in doing your financialanalysis.)

8. What recommendations would you make to Amazon to address the strategic issues conf

Amazon.comâ€™s Business Model and Its Evolution
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The three main credit bureaus maintain useful websites with examples of their business and consumer reports. Log on to www.equifax.com and look at the sample report on a small business. What information do you think would be most useful if you were considering granting credit to the firm?

Here is another question / topic that you can explore in your secondary responses. What factors should one consider in extending credits for small business verse large business. Is their capitalization or being public or private plays a role in that decision.

Topic: Working capital management
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# M7D1: Street Gangs and the Cartel Connection

This activity will assist you in understanding the connections between street gangs and cartels in Mexico as well as the rise in violence.

Respond to the following:

1. Explain the connection between street gangs and the cartels in Mexico. Support your answer using information from three different references.

# M7D2: Transnational Gangs’ Threat to Local Communities

Respond to the following, three questions here:

1.  The U.S. has identified MS 13 as a transnational criminal organization (TCO).  What effect will that have, if any, on how this gang is dealt with? Also, why these guys and why now? The OMGers have been international for years. You might want to check out the following as background (right click and open in new tab):

Make a note that OMGs have been international almost since their inception, and yet we've not identified them as a TCO, why the difference you think?

# 3. There was also a great line in one of the Mission: Impossible movies where the head of British Intelligence said "there are no allies in statecraft, only common interests." What impact does this have on the transnational fight against gangsters? Is the head of British Intelligence in MI-5 right?Make a note that OMGs have been international almost since their inception, and yet we've not identified them as a TCO, why the difference you think?

Finance homework
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W3 ethics la1

Overview:

People are quick to say that it is not the business that did bad things but the people who run the corporation.  This week’s thrust is the examination of ethics from the individual’s perspective in the workplace.  What ethical behaviors should the individual exhibit? And what behaviors should the individual expect from the business? Also discussed are several unique 21st century ethical issues facing the individual in the workplace.

Theme 1:  Knowing Your Own Values and Ethics

Theme 2:  Unique Ethical Issues for the Individual

Below are several of the most common and contemporary ethical issues that employees face in the workplace.

Question

Activity #1: Making the Case

One of your readings for the week, “27 Psychological Reasons Good People Do Bad Things”, looks at a number of examples where arguably good people are faced with challenging ethical situations and take perhaps a less than ethical stance in reaction thereto. For this activity you are to select 3 of the examples and discuss whether you agree or disagree with the outcome or conclusion. In your discussion I want you to make the most compelling arguments you can to convince and persuade me that your point of view is the correct one. Is there anything in your value system that leads you to your point of view?

W3 Ethics La1
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Phase 2 IPCJJJ
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800 Words

Part of advertising is also about the appeal and brand promise of a certain image. Knowing what messages match the market is critical in the ad campaign. Check out a magazine that you would not usually buy or read. Find 1 ad in the magazine, and evaluate the following:

• What is the ad’s overall promotional message?
• Is there a brand promise? Do you believe the promise?
• Who do you think the ad is targeting?
• Why would a customer buy this product?
• Where would the customer use the product?
• How does the advertisement appeal to the customer’s image of him- or herself?
• Would you buy the product or suggest it to your friends and family?
• Explain how the advertising copy appeals to the reader. Where is the call to action to buy?
• Do the visual or graphic images correspond to the copy? Why did it capture your attention?
• Include any other information that helps with the analysis.

CB U2 IP
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WEEK 9 DISCUSSION TOPIC: Workplace

Brad is an air traffic controller who has had significant problems with high blood pressure. He has changed his diet and takes medication, but the problem persists. His doctor has recommended that he find other employment because his job is causing his high blood pressure, and continuing to work at the job could lead to a massive heart attack. Brad has no training for any other job. Based on this scenario, determine what Bradbs options are to receive compensation for his health issues. Next, debate whether you believe that Brad qualifies for workersb compensation due to his health issues, and analyze the key legal and ethical issues faced by Bradbs employer throughout this process.

Week 9 discussion (Leg-500)
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Find at least two articles from the Ashford University Library that highlight and discuss two of the biggest challenges facing financial managers today. One of the articles should be about the challenge of maintaining ethical financial integrity and the other article should be on any other challenge that a financial manager may face (e.g., competition, foreign markets, government intervention, etc.).

Summarize your findings from the articles in a two- to three-page paper (excluding title and references pages). The paper should be formatted according to APA. Be sure to properly cite your selected articles using APA style.

escription:

Total Possible Score: 6.00

Summarizes an Article that Discusses the Challenge of Maintaining Ethical Financial Integrity

Total: 2.70

Distinguished - Provides a comprehensive summary of an article that discusses the challenge financial managers face in maintaining ethical financial integrity.

Proficient - Provides a summary of an article that discusses the challenge financial managers face in maintaining ethical financial integrity. Minor details are missing.

Basic - Provides a partial summary of an article that discusses the challenge financial managers face in maintaining ethical financial integrity. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to provide a summary that discusses a challenge financial managers face in maintaining ethical financial integrity; however, significant details are missing.

Non-Performance - The summary of an article that discusses the challenge financial managers face in maintaining ethical financial integrity is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Summarizes an Article that Discusses a Challenge that a Financial Manager may Face other than Maintaining Ethical Financial Integrity

Total: 2.70

Distinguished - Provides a comprehensive summary of an article that discusses a challenge facing financial managers other than maintaining ethical financial integrity.

Proficient - Provides a summary of an article that discusses a challenge facing financial managers other than maintaining ethical financial integrity. Minor details are missing.

Basic - Provides a partial summary of an article that discusses a challenge facing financial managers other than maintaining ethical financial integrity. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to provide a summary of an article that discusses a challenge facing financial managers other than maintaining ethical financial integrity; however, significant details are missing.

Non-Performance - The summary of an article that discusses a challenge facing financial managers, other than maintaining ethical financial integrity, is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.15

Distinguished - Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient - Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic - Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations - Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: APA Formatting

Total: 0.15

Distinguished - Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient - Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic - Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations - Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Page Requirement

Total: 0.15

Distinguished - The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Proficient - The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Basic - The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Below Expectations - The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Source Requirement

Total: 0.15

Distinguished - Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient - Uses required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic - Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations - Uses inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Week 1 - Assignment Financial Management Challenges and Ethics
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Develop a three- to four-page analysis (excluding the title and reference pages) on the projected return on investment for your college education and projected future employment. This analysis will consist of two parts:

Part 1: Explain how you made the decision to pursue an education in Business or Finance. Include a summary of expenses related to that decision, such as: cost of tuition, cost of books, the interest you may pay on any loans and any other associated expenses.

Part 2: Conduct research on your desired occupation and identify how much compensation (return) you expect to earn. How long will it take to pay back the return on this investment? Be sure to consider the trade-off between the cost of education and the expected return on investment.

The research paper should be comprehensive and include specific examples. The paper should be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. You must include at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library or other scholarly sources other than the textbook to support your claims. Cite your sources in-text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Explains How the Decision to Pursue a Business or Finance Education Was Made

Total: 0.90

Distinguished - Provides a comprehensive explanation of the decision to pursue a business or finance education. The explanation for this decision is supported with scholarly sources and specific examples.

Proficient - Provides an explanation of the decision to pursue a business or finance education. The explanation for this decision is supported with scholarly sources and specific examples but is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic - Provides a limited explanation of the decision to pursue a business or finance education. The explanation for this decision is somewhat supported with scholarly sources and examples and is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations - Attempts to provide an explanation of the decision to pursue a business or finance education; however, the explanation is not supported with scholarly sources or examples and is significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance - The explanation of how the decision to pursue a business or finance education was made is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Summarizes Expenses Related to the Decision to Pursue a Business or Finance Education

Total: 1.50

Distinguished - Provides a comprehensive summary of expenses related to the decision to pursue a business or finance education and includes a calculation of opportunity costs. The summary is supported with scholarly sources.

Proficient - Provides a summary of expenses related to the decision to pursue a business or finance education and includes a calculation of opportunity costs. The summary is supported with scholarly sources. Minor details are missing.

Basic - Provides a partial summary of expenses related to the decision to pursue a business or finance education and includes a calculation of opportunity costs. The summary is somewhat supported with scholarly sources. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to provide a summary of expenses related to the decision to pursue a business or finance education and include a calculation of opportunity costs; however, the summary is not supported with scholarly sources and significant details are missing.

Non-Performance - The summary of expenses related to the decision to pursue a business or finance education is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Calculates How Long it Will Take to Pay Back the Return on the Investment

Total: 3.00

Distinguished - Provides an accurate calculation of the amount of time it will take to pay back the return on the investment for a business or finance education, identifying expected compensation from a desired occupation and using the financial formulas provided in the textbook. The expected compensation and calculations are supported with relevant scholarly sources.

Proficient - Provides a calculation of the amount of time it will take to pay back the return on the investment for a business or finance education, identifying expected compensation from a desired occupation and using the financial formulas provided in the textbook. The expected compensation and calculations are supported with scholarly sources. Minor details are missing or few inaccuracies are present.

Basic - Provides a limited calculation of the amount of time it will take to pay back the return on the investment for a business or finance education, identifying expected compensation from a desired occupation and using the financial formulas provided in the textbook. The expected compensation and calculations are somewhat supported with scholarly sources. Relevant details are missing or several inaccuracies are present .

Below Expectations - Attempts to provide a calculation of the amount of time it will take to pay back the return on the investment for a business or finance education, identifying expected compensation from a desired occupation and using the financial formulas provided in the textbook; however, the expected compensation and calculations are not supported with scholarly sources and significant details are missing or many inaccuracies are present.

Non-Performance - The calculation of how long it will take to pay back the return on the investment in a business or finance education is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.15

Distinguished - Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient - Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic - Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations - Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: APA Formatting

Total: 0.15

Distinguished - Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient - Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic - Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations - Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Page Requirement

Total: 0.15

Distinguished - The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Proficient - The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Basic - The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Below Expectations - The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Source Requirement

Total: 0.15

Distinguished - Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient - Uses required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic - Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations - Uses inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Week 3 - Assignment Return on Investment: Education Funding
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In this assignment, you will compare and evaluate risk management techniques from experts in the field. Go to the Ashford University Library and find one article by Dr. James Kallman. Dr. Kallman, an expert in the field of risk management, has written many articles on managing financial risk. Find a second article in the Ashford University Library from another credible author of your choice who also provides recommendations for risk management.

Develop a three- to four-page analysis (excluding the title and reference pages), of the techniques Dr. Kallman has identified for managing risks. In this analysis, compare Dr.Kallman’s techniques to the techniques recommended in the second article you researched. Explain why you agree or disagree with each authors’ recommendations. Describe other factors you believe should be considered in risk management. The assignment should be comprehensive and include specific examples. The paper should be formatted according to APA.

You must cite at least two scholarly sources, in addition to the text, from the Ashford University Library, one being an article by Dr. Kallman. Cite your sources in-text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Description:

Total Possible Score: 6.00

Compares Dr. Kallman’s Financial Risk Management Techniques to Another Credible Author’s Recommended Financial Risk Management Techniques

Total: 2.20

Distinguished - Provides a comprehensive comparison of Dr. Kallman’s financial risk management techniques to another credible author’s recommended financial risk management techniques. The techniques include specific examples and are supported with scholarly sources.

Proficient - Provides a comparison of Dr. Kallman’s financial risk management techniques to another credible author’s recommended financial risk management techniques. The techniques include specific examples and are supported with scholarly sources. Minor details are missing.

Basic - Provides a limited comparison of Dr. Kallman’s financial risk management techniques to another credible author’s recommended financial risk management techniques. The techniques are somewhat supported with examples and scholarly sources. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to provide a comparison of Dr. Kallman’s financial risk management techniques to another credible author’s recommended financial risk management techniques; however, the techniques are not supported with examples or scholarly sources, and significant details are missing.

Non-Performance - The comparison of Dr. Kallman’s financial risk management techniques to another credible author’s recommended financial risk management techniques is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Explains Agreement or Disagreement with Dr. Kallman’s and Another Credible Author’s Financial Risk Management Recommendations

Total: 1.80

Distinguished - Comprehensively explains the agreement or disagreement with Dr. Kallman’s and another credible author’s financial risk management recommendations. The explanation includes specific examples and is supported with scholarly sources.

Proficient - Explains the agreement or disagreement with Dr. Kallman’s and another credible author’s financial risk management recommendations. The explanations include specific examples and are supported with scholarly sources. Minor details are missing.

Basic - Partially explains the agreement or disagreement with Dr. Kallman’s and another credible author’s financial risk management recommendations. The explanations are somewhat supported with examples and scholarly sources. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to explain the agreement or disagreement with Dr. Kallman’s and another credible author’s financial risk management recommendations; however, the explanations are not supported with examples or scholarly sources, and significant details are missing.

Non-Performance - The explanation of agreement or disagreement with Dr. Kallman’s and another credible author’s financial risk management recommendations is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Describes Other Factors that Should be Considered in Financial Risk Management

Total: 1.40

Distinguished - Provides a comprehensive description of other factors that should be considered in financial risk management. The description includes specific examples and is supported with relevant scholarly sources.

Proficient - Provides a description of other factors that should be considered in financial risk management. The description includes specific examples and is supported with scholarly sources. Minor details are missing.

Basic - Provides a limited description of other factors that should be considered in financial risk management. The description is minimally includes examples and scholarly sources. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to provide a description of other factors that should be considered in financial risk management; however, the description does not include specific examples or scholarly sources and/or significant details are missing.

Non-Performance - The description of previously unidentified factors that should be considered in financial risk management is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.15

Distinguished - Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient - Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic - Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations - Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: APA Formatting

Total: 0.15

Distinguished - Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient - Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic - Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations - Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Page Requirement

Total: 0.15

Distinguished - The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Proficient - The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Basic - The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Below Expectations - The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Source Requirement

Total: 0.15

Distinguished - Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient - Uses required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic - Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations - Uses inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Week 4 - Assignment Identifying and Managing Risk
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# Week 5 - Final Paper

## Evaluation of Corporate Performance of Target

The Final Paper will involve applying the concepts learned in class to an analysis of a company using data from its annual report. Using the concepts from this course, you will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the company and write a report either recommending or not recommending purchase of the company stock.

Research Tip: The “Mergent” database in the Ashford University Library contains company profiles and financial information for publicly traded companies and their competitors.  To access this database enter the Ashford Library and select “Find Articles and More” in the top menu panel. Next, select “Databases A-Z” and go to section “M” for “Mergent”. For help with using Mergent, use Mergent Online Quick Tips.

For help with reading an annual report access this handy guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. from Money Chimp.

The completed report should include:

§  An introduction to the company, including background information.

§  A complete and thorough financial statement review.

§  Pro Forma financial statements (Balance Sheet and Income Statement) for the next fiscal year, assuming a 10 percent growth rate in sales and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) for the next year.

§  Complete ratio analysis for the last fiscal year using at least two ratios from each of the following categories:

o    Liquidity

o    Financial leverage

o    Asset management

o    Profitability

o    Market value

o    Debt

o    Per-Share

o    Measures of relative value (P/E, P/B)

o    Activity

o    Cash Flow

§  A calculation of Return on Equity (ROE) using the DuPont system.

§  Assessment of management performance by calculating Economic Value Added (EVA).

§  A synopsis of your findings, including your recommendations and rationale for whether or not to purchase stock from this company.

§  Evaluate the financial risks associated with operating internationally.  If your chosen company does not operate internationally, evaluate what the financial risks could be if they were to expand internationally.

The paper

·         Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

·         Must include a separate title page with the following:

o    Title of paper

o    Student’s name

o    Course name and number

o    Instructor’s name

o    Date submitted

·         Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.

·         Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.

·         Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.

·         Must use at least five scholarly sources, such as the textbook, industry reports, and articles from the Ashford University library to support your findings and recommendations.

·         Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

·         Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Total Possible Score: 20.00

Includes an Introduction to the Company, With a Thorough Financial Statement Review, and Pro forma Financial Statements

Total: 4.00

Distinguished - Provides a comprehensive introduction to the company (including background information) with a thorough financial statement review and pro forma financial statements for the next fiscal year. The review and pro forma financial statements are supported with accurate calculations.

Proficient - Provides an introduction to the company (including background information) with a financial statement review and pro forma financial statements for the next fiscal year. The review and pro forma financial statements are supported with accurate calculations, but minor details are missing.

Basic - Provides a limited introduction to the company (including background information) with a financial statement review and pro forma financial statements for the next fiscal year. The review and pro forma financial statements are somewhat supported with mostly accurate calculations and/or relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to provide an introduction to the company (including background information) with a financial statement review and pro forma financial statements for the next fiscal year; however, the review and pro forma financial statements are not supported with accurate calculations and significant details are missing.

Non-Performance - The introduction to the company, with thorough financial statement review and pro forma balance sheet and income statements for the next fiscal year, is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Includes a Ratio Analysis and Calculates the Return on Equity (ROE) Using the DuPont System

Total: 4.00

Distinguished - Includes a comprehensive ratio analysis and calculates the ROE using the DuPont system. Each ratio analysis and the ROE calculation are accurate and complete.

Proficient - Includes a ratio analysis and calculates the ROE using the DuPont system. The ratio analysis and ROE calculation are accurate. Minor details are missing.

Basic - Includes a limited ratio analysis and calculates the ROE using the DuPont system. The ratio analysis and ROE calculation are mostly accurate. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to include a ratio analysis and calculates the ROE using the DuPont system; however, the ratio analysis and ROE calculation are not accurate and significant details are missing.

Non-Performance - The ratio analysis and calculations for ROE using the DuPont system are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Assesses Management Performance By Calculating the Economic Value Added (EVA)

Total: 3.00

Distinguished - Comprehensively assesses management performance by accurately calculating the EVA.

Proficient - Assesses management performance by accurately calculating the EVA. Minor details are missing from the assessment.

Basic - Partially assesses management performance by calculating the EVA. Relevant details are missing from the assessment or the EVA calculation is inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Attempts to assess management performance by calculating the EVA; however, the assessment is missing significant details and the EVA calculation is inaccurate.

Non-Performance - The assessment of management performance by calculating the EVA is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Includes a Synopsis of the Findings, Including Recommendations and Rationale for Whether or Not to Purchase the Company’s Stock

Total: 4.00

Distinguished - Provides a comprehensive synopsis of the findings, including recommendations and rationale for whether or not to purchase the company’s stock.

Proficient - Provides a synopsis of the findings, including recommendations and rationale for whether or not to purchase the company’s stock. Minor details are missing.

Basic - Provides a partial synopsis of the findings, including recommendations and rationale for whether or not to purchase the company’s stock. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to provide a synopsis of the findings, including recommendations and rationale for whether or not to purchase the company’s stock; however, significant details are missing.

Non-Performance - The synopsis of the findings, including recommendations and rationale for whether or not to purchase the company’s stock, is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Evaluates the Financial Risks Associated with Operating Internationally

Total: 3.00

Distinguished - Provides a comprehensive evaluation of the financial risks associated with operating internationally or the financial risks could be if they were to expand internationally.

Proficient - Provides a comprehensive evaluation of the financial risks associated with operating internationally or the financial risks could be if they were to expand internationally. Minor details are missing.

Basic – Partially provides a comprehensive evaluation of the financial risks associated with operating internationally or the financial risks could be if they were to expand internationally. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Attempts to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the financial risks associated with operating internationally or the financial risks could be if they were to expand internationally; however, significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The attempt to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the financial risks associated with operating internationally or the financial risks could be if they were to expand internationally, is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.50

Distinguished - Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient - Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic - Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations - Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: APA Formatting

Total: 0.50

Distinguished - Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient - Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic - Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations - Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Page Requirement

Total: 0.50

Distinguished - The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Proficient - The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Basic - The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Below Expectations - The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Source Requirement

Total: 0.50

Distinguished - Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient - Uses required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic - Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations - Uses inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Week 5 - Final Paper Evaluation of Corporate Performance of Target
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AF4S31 Assessment 2 (V2) Brief

Required wordcount - about 3300 words

24 to 48 hours allowed.

 AF4S31 Assessment 2 (V2) Brief
 This assignment will be marked out of 100 This assignment contributes to 50 of the total module marks.
 The assessments are bonded which means you need 40+ over both assessments combined to pass the module.
 Learning Outcomes to be assessed
 As specified in the validated module descriptor available at: https://icis.southwales.ac.uk/studentmodules/1 0 122/stu dentmod u lespecifications
 Learning outcome 1 The ability of students to critically assess, apply and evaluate the issues and techniques of strategic financial management.
 Assignment
 AYR Co. is considering two separate projects known as 'Aspire' and 'Wolf' which are quite different but each of which has the potential to increase AYR Co.'s market share. To date \$120,000 has been spent on market research into the increase in demand that can be expected for each project. The next stage is to conduct a financial appraisal to determine which project should be taken forward as AYR Co. can only afford to fund one project at this time.
 Project Aspire: This project will require the acquisition of plant and machinery costing \$2,250,000 which is payable immediately. This machinery will have a scrap value of \$375,000 at the end of the 5 years. There is also \$140,000 working capital to be used immediately. This amount has been taken from the company's retained profits and will be repaid at the end of the project. Cash inflows are expected to be \$650,000 in year 1 rising at a rate of 7.5 per annum for years 2 to 5 inclusive. Variable costs in year 1 are expected to be \$27,000 per annum and are expected to rise at 6.75 per annum. Capital allowances are available on the plant and machinery as follows:
 \$
 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
 600,000 390,000 345,000 300,000 240,000
 This project will expand the current product range and will appeal to existing and potential customers.

 Project Wolf:
 This project will require an immediate outlay of \$2,250,000. This expenditure will not attract capital allowances. Annual cash inflows of \$955,000 are expected to be constant for the life of the project. Material costs are expected to be \$14,400 in the first year, rising at an annual inflation rate of 7.5 per annum. Other expenses are expected to be \$18,000 in year 1 and these are expected to fall by 7.5 per annum over the life of the project.
 To undertake Project Wolf, factory space which is currently generating rental income will need to be used for the project. The rental income, which would not have been expected to change over the five-year period, is \$75,000 per annum.
 This project will take the company in a new direction appealing to a different type of customer.
 Additional financial information: ·         Corporation tax is paid at a rate of 20 and tax is payable one year in arrears. ·         The weighted average cost of capital is 10 and, unless otherwise stated, cash flows occur at the end of the year to which they relate. ·         A straight line method of depreciation at a rate of 20 is applied to all non­current assets.
 The initial investment of \$2.250m, for whichever project is chosen, is significant in terms of value for AYR Co. The board of directors is considering ways to finance the investment, and will choose between, increasing equity by issuing new ordinary shares, or taking on new debt in the form of a bank loan at a fixed rate of interest.
 AYR Co. is currently financed as follows:
 Capital Employed \$million I Equity holder funds 20 I Long term debt 18 Total 38
 Required:
 Prepare a report to the Directors of AYR Co. which includes the following. 1.      A calculation of the Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Payback Period for projects Aspire and Wolf. Detailed calculations should be included as an appendix to the report. All cash flows should be rounded to

 the nearest \$.
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 2.      Analysis and evaluation of the investment project options as follows:       i.       A recommendation regarding which project (if any) to undertake;      ii.       Justifications for your recommendation including an evaluation of the investment appraisal techniques used in task 1 above.     iii.       A summary of other factors that should be considered and information                that may be needed prior to making a final decision.                                      30
 3.      A discussion of the two sources of finance being considered by the board of AYR Co. Your report should include:
 i.        A description of Equity and Debt.      ii.        An explanation of the costs of each source of finance.     iii.        An analysis of the effect the selection of the source of finance may have on AYR Co.'s weighted average cost of capital.     iv.        An assessment of the impact of the selection of finance on current and potential shareholders and lenders.
 Marks are available for presentation of the report, which must not exceed 3,000 words.                                                                                                                              10
 Total 100
 Marking guidance
 Section
 Weighting Criteria
 1) Calculation of NPV, IRR and Payback.
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 Demonstrate: ·         Relevant practical, academic and subject specific skills ·         Knowledge understanding and appreciation of issues involved. ·         Ability to research and provide practical and relevant points ·        Clear communication, explanation evaluation and discussion of aspects being covered.
 2) Analysis evaluation and recommendation. Additional factors and information.
 30
 3) Discussion of two sources of finance. Impact on WACC and investors/lenders.
 30
 ·        Clarity of layout, grammar, presentation and inclusion of all relevant matters ·        Tone and use of professional language i.e. suitable for addressee of report ·         Accuracy of referencing, and appropriate use of appendices
 Report Structure and presentation
 10
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 Assessment guidance Your report should be word processed, clearly laid out and concise and should be supported by appropriate workings for the numerical elements. The word limit for the report is 3,000 words.
 The text of this assignment must be in your own words (not even a sentence or phrase should be taken from another source unless this source is referenced and the phrase placed in quotes). It is dishonest not to acknowledge the work of other people and you open yourself up to the accusation of plagiarism. Referencing should in accordance with the Harvard System. A guide published by the Library lists the most common types of references with examples. The guide can be found on the module VLE
 Hand-in requirements and dates: Please see the VLE

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE EVEN ONE MINUTE LATE UPLOADING YOUR FILE THIS WILL COUNT AS A LATE SUBMISSION AND THE APPROPRIATE PENAL TV WILL APPLY.

AF4S31 Assessment 2 (V2) Brief
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I also have my past two papers that I can send as a reference as they will be needed to complete the attached assignment below

Course Project

Using the financial information gathered in the recent weeks assignments and, address the following questions:

·      Identify two items or issues that cannot be derived from the financial statements of the two companies that you selected for your research.

·      Explain why these items or issues would be of concern to investors and other stakeholders. In your rationale, address the specific interests of the different users of financial statements.

·      Compare and contrast the two companies in terms of how well or how poorly they are performing in the areas of profit, debt, and asset turnover. Use appropriate ratios in your analysis. Indicate strategies for possible improvement in each area.

Submission Details:

·      Submit a 2-3 page Microsoft Word document, using APA style.

Finance Paper Week 4
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I need someone who can help me to complete my master thesis. The thesis includes 7 chapters. I already finished chapter one and two and start working in chapter three and four. The chapters 3 &4 should be 10000 each at least  and I already finished more than one thousand in chapter three and four. The thesis should written in UK English. Please I need someone has a good experience in Islamic banking. I am willing to pay \$250 only for chapters 3 &4 and if it is excellent, I will continue working with him for the whole thesis. when you read what I have done you will understand my work.

Thanks a lot

The Ethical Performance of Islamic Banking Sector: A Case Study
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Please see all attachments before accepting

Please Use Proper and Correct citations.  APA formatting and complete accurate citations

Please DO NOT SEND ANOTHER STUDENT'S COMPLETED WORK.

Unit VII Course Project

Country Analysis: Essay

Utilizing CSU Online Library, research the business and country selected in Unit I. Then, go to https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook for additional research of facts and data.
Prepare a word document of the general background information regarding the country selected, including, but not limited to, the corporate tax system, and import and export policies. In a minimum of 500 words, be sure to include the following:

1.     country’s corporate tax system,

2.     export and import policies that may lead to success or high risk in your venture of business expansion to that region, and

3.     other descriptive events or information.

Use your textbook plus an additional 3 sources as references to support your submission. All paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Moffett, M. H., Stonehill, A. I., & Eiteman, D. K. (2015). Fundamentals of multinational finance (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

Unit 7 Course Project: International Finance
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paper comparing your organisation’s disaster recovery and business continuity plans with the best practices outlined in our course text.

Research Paper for ISOL632

Assignment:

Write a 3-4 page APA formatted paper comparing your organization’s disaster recovery and business

continuity plans with the best practices outlined in our course text. Content should include, but not be

limited to: selecting the DR team, assessing risks and impacts, prioritizing systems and functions for

recovery, data storage and recovery sites, developing plans and procedures, procedures for special

circumstances, and testing the disaster recovery plan. Your paper should include an abstract and a

conclusion and a reference page with 3-5 references.

Requirements:

Submission of final paper due on August 19 @ 11:59PM EDT (NOTE: Late papers (up to 24 hours late)

will receive a 50% penalty. Papers not turned in within 24 hours of the due date will receive a grade of

ZERO!)

• For help with APA formatting, see the Information links on iLearn. There is a sample paper as

well as a link to a site that has extensive APA documentation.

• Please pay careful attention to the due dates and times for this assignment

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Using a Spreadsheet to Calculate Pension Benefit Payments: Your employer uses a career average formula to determine retirement payments to its employees. You have 20 years of service at the company and are considering retirement some time in the next 10 years. Your average salary over the 20 years has been \$50,000 and you expect this to increase at a rate of 1 percent per year. Your employer uses a career average formula by which you receive an annual benefit payment of 5 percent of your career average salary times the number of years of service. Calculate the annual benefit if you retire now, in 2 years, 5 years, 8 years, and 10 years. (LG 18-2)

 Retire Average Salary  => The Payment Will Be Now \$50,000 50,000 × 0.05 × 20 = \$50,000 In 2 years 51,005 51,005 × 0.05 × 22 = \$56,105 In 5 years 52,551 52,551 × 0.05 × 25 = \$65,688 In 8 years 54,143 54,143 × 0.05 × 28 = \$78,800 In 10 years 55,231 55,231 × 0.05 × 30 = \$82,847

Homework needed within the next 4hours
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Question 1:

As you'll see in these readings, defining Public relations is not as easy as it seems. It reflects the varying nature of public relations that covers many situations and many outlooks. Let's discuss some of these definitions.

Question 2:

As we read and discuss the history of public relations, consider why it's important to understand that history in the context of today's business environment

Question 3:

One of the hallmarks of public relations, is the research that goes into any campaign well before the campaign starts. Consider the target market your own organizations face. Who are they and how can they be researched?

Question4:

This part of the readings considers the importance of cultivating and maintaining rate relations with the various organs of media. As you read this section, consider your own organization and why it would be important to maintain good relations with the surrounding media community.

Assignment 1:

Select a company, business, or non-profit organization and provide an example about how public relations (PR) principles apply.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you examine the following:

• The multiple definitions of Public Relations.
• The connection between PR and the promotional aspect of the marketing mix (advertising, publicity, public relations)?
• How are they similar and how are they different?
• How might PR be more important during a crisis situation for an organization?

Include two outside references as well as citations with your paper.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

assignment in attachment

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