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FIN 200 All DQs - $15.00

FIN 200 All DQs

Week 2
Discussion Questions
You are considering investing in a company. Which financial ratios would you findmost useful?   Why?
You are an upper-level manager in a company. Which financial ratios would you consider most useful?   Would these ratios be different than the ones you would consider useful as an investor?   Why or why not?

Week 4
Discussion Questions
Provide an example of a situation where a company would want to use leverage.  What might the company do to achieve that leverage?
What are some limitations of financial leverage? Provide examples to illustrate your points.

Week 6
Discussion Questions
What are the goals of cash management for a business? Should those goals be the same for the every kind of business? Why or why not?
Use the Wall Street Journal () or some other financial publication to find the going interest rates for marketable securities listed in Ch. 7 of Foundations of Financial Management. Which security would you choose for a short-term investment? How does that security assist a company in meeting its cash management goals?

Week 8
Discussion Questions
Review the Time Value of Money simulation. Which option did you initially choose, cash or annuity? How were your winnings affected by the cash option? How did this compare to the annuity option? If you won the lottery today, which option would you choose and why?
Use the following scenario to answer Discussion Question 2. Jean will receive $8,500 per year for the next 15 years from her trust. If a 7% interest rate is applied, what is the current value of the future payments? Describe how you solved this problem, including which table (for example, present value and future value) was used and why.

FIN 200 All Assignments - $15.00

FIN 200 All Assignments

Week 1
Assignment: Cash Flow Preparation

•    Resource: Ch. 2 of Foundations of Financial Management
•    Due Date: Day 7 [post to the Individual forum]
•    Complete Problems 27, 28, and 29 on pp. 51-53.
•    Post the assignment as an attachment.

Checkpoint Financial Management Goals
Write a 200- to 300-word paper describing the goals of financial management. The description should include how earnings are valued, how shareholder wealth can be maximized, and how management decisions affect stockholder wealth.

Week 2
Checkpoint Financial Ratios

Week 3
Checkpoint Financial Forecasting
Write a 200-300 word explanation of the reasons the following types of companies would need a financial forecast; brand new company, family owned company, and long standing corporation.
Assignment: Pro Forma Statements

•    Resource: Ch. 4 of Foundations of Financial Management
•    Due Date: Day 7 [post to the Individual forum]
•    Complete the Comprehensive Problem: Landis Corporation on p. 118.
•    Post the assignment as an attachment.

Week 4
Checkpoint Week Four Quiz
Checkpoint Break-Even Analysis
Resource: Ch. 5 of Foundations of Financial Management
Complete Problem 13 on p. 144.

Week 5
CheckPoint: Long-Term and Short-Term Financing.
Please post to the Assignment section of eCampus.

Write a 200-word to 300-word paper comparing long- and short-term financing. Describe situations in which each type of financing would be used.

Assignment Alternative Financing Plans.
Complete problem 14 on pg. 184 of foundation of financial management.

Week 6
Checkpoint Week Six Quiz

Checkpoint Credit Policy Decisions
Complete Problem 17 on p. 220 of Foundations of Financial Management

In a survey of 50 corporations, which of the following was rated as a benefit of strategic managemen - $10.00

1) In a survey of 50 corporations, which of the following was rated as a benefit of strategic management?

2) Research suggests that strategic management evolves through four sequential phases in corporations. The first phase is

3) Strategic management is that set of managerial decisions and actions that determine the long-run performance of a corporation. Which one of the following is NOT one of the basic elements of the strategic management process?

4) The relationship among the board of directors, top management, and shareholders is referred to as

5) The concept that proposes private corporations have responsibilities to society that extend beyond making a profit is known as

6) Who said that the social responsibility of business is a "fundamentally subversive doctrine" and that the one social responsibility of business is "to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays with the rules of the game..."?

7) Which of the following is NOT descriptive of external environmental scanning?

8) According to Porter, the corporation is most concerned with

9) When a company determines a competency's competitive advantage, Barney refers to this issue as

10) An acronym for the assessment of the external and internal environments of the business corporation in the process of strategy formulation/strategic planning is

11) In the development of a SFAS matrix, the first step is to

12) The technique that illustrates how management can match the external opportunities and threats with its strengths and weaknesses to yield four sets of strategic alternatives is called a (an)

13) Which strategy specifies the firm's overall direction in terms of its general orientation toward growth, the industries or markets in which it competes, and the manner in which it coordinates activities and transfers resources among business units?

14) Continuous improvement is an operations concept developed in

15) The process by which a firm approaches its cross-border activities and those of competitors, and plans to approach them in the future, is called

16) What question must managers ask concerning the relationship between economic logic and international strategy?

17) Which strategy is developed to pull together the various activities and competencies of each department so that corporate and business unit performance improves and resource productivity is maximized?

18) The strategy that deals with product and process innovation and improvement is known as a ________ strategy.

19) The hiring of new people with new skills, firing of people with inappropriate or substandard skills, and/or training existing employees to learn new skills are included the process of

20) The strategy implementation tool used to determine what actions are going to be taken, by whom, during what time frame, and with what expected results is called a(n)

21) Executives with a particular mix of skills and experiences may be classified as an executive type and paired with

22) According to the text, what is the "key" to effective management of change in culture?

23) The sum total of the activities and choices required for the execution of a strategic plan is known as in

24) Who typically implements strategy in large, multi-industry corporations?

25) Which one of the following is NOT a part of the evaluation and control of performance?

26) The end result of activity is known as

27) Which is the MOST commonly used measure of corporate performance (in terms of profit)?

28) Because of the belief that accounting-based numbers such as ROI, ROE, and EPS are not reliable indicators of a corporation's economic value, which method of corporate performance is now preferred?

29) Which company experienced a tarnished reputation and scandal after experiencing behavior substitution when employees altered their behavior on the job to fit the reward system?

30) Suboptimization occurs when

ECO 316 Week 2 DQ2 - $10.00

ECO 316 Week 2 DQ2

From Chapter 12, complete problem 13 (page 276): Describe how mutual funds provide services related to risk sharing and liquidity. Distinguish a mutual fund from a bank. What do the differences you highlighted imply about the need for regulation of mutual funds as opposed to banks?

BUS 402 Week 5 - $20.00

BUS 402 Week 5

BUS 402 Final Case Study and Strategic Plan
The final assignment for this course is a Final Case Study and Strategic Plan. The purpose of the Final Project is for you to culminate the learning achieved in the course by describing your understanding and application of knowledge in the field of Strategic Management & Business Policy through the analysis of a mini case. The Final Project represents 30% of the overall course grade.
Focus of the Final Paper

Read the Starbucks’ Global Quest 2006: Is the Best Yet to Come? case provided in the Course Materials section of your course shell. From the perspective of an executive with the firm, prepare a ten- to twelve- page, three-year strategic management proposal to Starbuck’s managing board of directors. Your proposal must be future-oriented and include an economic assessment, marketing assessment plan, a financial plan, an organizational structure recommendation, and supporting rationale. Use non-course materials to support your contentions and incorporate pro-rata financial statements and supporting documentation. Use APA style and submit your proposal to the instructor by the last day of class.
Discussion Questions
Think of companies that are concerned not only with the bottom line, but also with being good corporate citizens. Share examples and the reasons why you think these companies practice social responsibility.

BUS 402 Week 5 DQs - $10.00

BUS 402 Week 5 DQs

Discussion Questions
Think of companies that are concerned not only with the bottom line, but also with being good corporate citizens. Share examples and the reasons why you think these companies practice social responsibility.

BUS 402 Week 5 Final Case Study and Strategic Plan - $10.00

BUS 402 Week 5 Final Case Study and Strategic Plan

BUS 402 Final Case Study and Strategic Plan
The final assignment for this course is a Final Case Study and Strategic Plan. The purpose of the Final Project is for you to culminate the learning achieved in the course by describing your understanding and application of knowledge in the field of Strategic Management & Business Policy through the analysis of a mini case. The Final Project represents 30% of the overall course grade.
Focus of the Final Paper

Read the Starbucks’ Global Quest 2006: Is the Best Yet to Come? case provided in the Course Materials section of your course shell. From the perspective of an executive with the firm, prepare a ten- to twelve- page, three-year strategic management proposal to Starbuck’s managing board of directors. Your proposal must be future-oriented and include an economic assessment, marketing assessment plan, a financial plan, an organizational structure recommendation, and supporting rationale. Use non-course materials to support your contentions and incorporate pro-rata financial statements and supporting documentation. Use APA style and submit your proposal to the instructor by the last day of class.

BUS 402 Week 4 - $20.00

BUS 402 Week 4

Week 4
Discussion Questions
What issues are likely to arise in a developing country when a global giant like Coca-Cola begins operations there? What kinds of advantages does such an expansion bring to the globalizing organization? Support your thoughts with research. Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ posts.
Consider how a large diversified organization sets strategy. PepsiCo, for example, has beverages (Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Tropicana, Aquafina, Dole,
and tea and coffee through partnerships with Lipton and Starbucks) and food companies (Frito Lay, Quaker, Sabritas, Gamesa, and Latin Americas Foods). Do you think all the business units should have the same strategy, or should they be independent and set their own strategies? Explain.

BUS 402 Week 4 DQs - $10.00

BUS 402 Week 4 DQs

Discussion Questions
What issues are likely to arise in a developing country when a global giant like Coca-Cola begins operations there? What kinds of advantages does such an expansion bring to the globalizing organization? Support your thoughts with research. Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ posts.
Consider how a large diversified organization sets strategy. PepsiCo, for example, has beverages (Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Tropicana, Aquafina, Dole,
and tea and coffee through partnerships with Lipton and Starbucks) and food companies (Frito Lay, Quaker, Sabritas, Gamesa, and Latin Americas Foods). Do you think all the business units should have the same strategy, or should they be independent and set their own strategies? Explain.

BUS 402 Week 3 - $20.00

BUS 402 Week 3

Week 3
BUS 402 Critical Thinking Quiz. This quiz consists of 25 multiple choice questions.
Discussion Questions
Chapter 4 addresses timing and positioning (or market niche) strategies. Using Exhibits 4.8 and 4.9 to assess a firm of your choice. What generic strategy is this firm employing? Are they using a combination approach? What are the advantages/disadvantages of consciously using a generic strategy? Explain your position.
Is your company vertically integrated? If so, is it fully, or partially, integrated? If not, would such a move yield potentially high competitive rewards? Explain your rationale. You can also use a past firm or one with which you are familiar. Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ posts.