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BUS401  Week 1 – Discussion 1

 

The Role of Financial Management in a Firm

Summarize the role of management as it relates to finance in a corporation.  In your post, address the following:

Indicate the various aspects of finance that management must understand.

Describe why a manager needs to understand the characteristics and importance of financial markets including risk and efficiency.

Describe why cash flow is more important than sales in a business.

Discuss what could happen if management does not fulfill responsibilities related to finance.  If you have one, share a real world example from your own professional experience or from an external source.

Your post should be 200-250 words in length.

 

 

BUS 401 Week 1 – Discussion 2

Financial Statements

View the following video:

Important Financial Documents (3:19)

Description: This video looks at the fundamental financial documents every company needs, including the balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flow.

In your post, choose one of the financial statements and explain how a manager would use the statement to drive financial analysis and decision-making. Your post should be 200-250 words in length.

 

BUS 401 Week 1 QUIZ

 

BUS 401 Week 1 Assignment

Financial Management Challenges and Ethics

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 style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Be sure to properly cite your selected articles using APA style.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

 

BUS 401 Week 2 – Discussion 1

Dreams Do Come True

Imagine that you have decided you need a new car, but not any car will do; you have decided to purchase the car of your dreams. Conduct some research as to the cost of this car.  You have determined in this imagined scenario that you could afford to make a 10% down payment.  You can borrow the balance either from your local bank using a four-year loan or from the dealership’s finance company.  If you purchase from your dealership’s finance company, the APR will be 10% with your 10% down and monthly payments over three years. However, the dealership will give you a rebate of 5% of the car price after the three year term is complete.  You want the best deal possible, so you consider the following questions:

What type of car have you selected, and what will it cost?

What is the interest rate from your local bank for a car loan for four years?

What will your payment be to your local bank, assuming your 10% down payment? Be sure to use the formula provided in Chapter 4 and show your work. How much will that car have cost in four years?

What will your payment be to the dealership finance company assuming your 10% down payment? Be sure to use the formula provided in Chapter 4 and show your work. How much will that car have cost in 3 years?

Which is the better deal and why?

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Respond to at least two classmates by sharing whether you agree or disagree with how they arrived at their answers. Are there any alternative financing options that may be even better?

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

BUS 401 Week 1 – Discussion 2

Financial Statements

View the following video:

Important Financial Documents (3:19)

Description: This video looks at the fundamental financial documents every company needs, including the balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flow.

In your post, choose one of the financial statements and explain how a manager would use the statement to drive financial analysis and decision-making. Your post should be 200-250 words in length.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Respond to at least two classmates who have each selected a different statement, and share any additional ways a manager might use that type of statement to drive financial decisions in a corporation.

 

BUS 401 Week 2 Quiz

 

BUS 401 Week 2 Journal

Present and Future Values, and Expected Returns

We examined two important topics in finance this week: (a) present and future values and (b) security valuation.

Critically reflect on the importance of present and future values.  What factors must be considered when calculating present and future values? What other qualitative factors play into present and future value decisions? Perhaps you have opportunities in your professional life to use present and future values. What are some real or potential applications of these concepts?

We also looked at expected returns. Why do bond values go down when interest rates go up? Is this true in the opposite direction?

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal entry.

 

 

BUS 401 Week 2 Assignment

Teaching Net Present Value (NPV) & Future Value (FV)

You have been asked by a manager in your organization to put together a training program explaining Net Present Value (NPV) and Future Value (FV) and how they are used to evaluate the price of stock. You have been given the following objectives:

Upon completing your Net Present Value (NPV) and Future Value (FV) Training Program, employees should be able to do the following:

Explain NPV and FV.

Describe the factors that are used in the NPV and the FV formulas.

Give an example of how to use the formulas for NPV and FV for a stock purchase.

Summarize the differences between the two formulas and the purpose of using each.

Develop a 10- to 12-slide PowerPoint Presentation (excluding title slide and reference slide) that cover each of the above topics. In the slide notes, include your explanations for each topic above. You must use a minimum of two scholarly sources. Format the presentation and cite your resources according to the APA 6th edition style guide as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

 

 

BUS 401  Week 3 – Discussion 1

Cash Flows From Working

It may surprise you that there are cash flows associated with holding a job.  Using the examples provided in Chapter 6, construct a simple cash flow statement and payback calculation for when your job expenses will be covered for employment you currently have or have had in the past. Include in your cash flow statement:

Expenses associated with working

Any initial investments

Taxes

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Respond to at least two classmates by sharing other expenses that may not have been considered. Also, share with your classmates what you have learned from their posts about the costs of working.

 

 

BUS 401  Week 3 – Discussion 2

Capital Budgeting

View the video below, which provides some factors that should be considered in capital budgeting considerations.

Imagine the producers of this video ask you to appear in the video to offer two additional considerations in capital budgeting decisions. One consideration must be quantitative (numeric). The other must be qualitative (non-numeric). Write a script to describe capital budgeting considerations that you think are important for managers to consider. Your script should be 200 to 250 words.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Respond to at least two classmates by sharing whether you agree or disagree with their view of capital budgeting considerations. Is there further support you can offer your classmate on their consideration?

 

BUS 401 Week 3 QUIZ

 

BUS 401 Week 3 Assignment

Return on Investment – Education Funding

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 6th edition style guidelines and must include at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library or other scholarly sources.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Interviewing Peter Lynch

Review the”Minimizing Risk” video segment below:

In the video segment, you will watch an interview with two great investors of the twentieth century.  Imagine you are Harry Reasoner, and you are allowed to ask Peter Lynch one question about market risk, discount rates, or the weighted average cost of capital (WACC). What question would you ask?  Why do you feel that is an important question?

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Respond to at least two classmates. For one classmate response, answer the question that they have posed to Peter Lynch as if you were speaking for Peter Lynch. In your second classmate response, share whether you agree or disagree with a classmate’s answer to the Peter Lynch question.

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Capital Budgeting

View the video below, which provides some factors that should be considered in capital budgeting considerations.

Imagine the producers of this video ask you to appear in the video to offer two additional considerations in capital budgeting decisions. One consideration must be quantitative (numeric). The other must be qualitative (non-numeric). Write a script to describe capital budgeting considerations that you think are important for managers to consider. Your script should be 200 to 250 words.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Respond to at least two classmates by sharing whether you agree or disagree with their view of capital budgeting considerations. Is there further support you can offer your classmate on their consideration?

 

BUS 401  Week 4 – Discussion 1

Interviewing Peter Lynch

Review the”Minimizing Risk” video segment below:

 

In the video segment, you will watch an interview with two great investors of the twentieth century.  Imagine you are Harry Reasoner, and you are allowed to ask Peter Lynch one question about market risk, discount rates, or the weighted average cost of capital (WACC). What question would you ask?  Why do you feel that is an important question?

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Respond to at least two classmates. For one classmate response, answer the question that they have posed to Peter Lynch as if you were speaking for Peter Lynch. In your second classmate response, share whether you agree or disagree with a classmate’s answer to the Peter Lynch question.

 

BUS 401 Week 4 – Discussion 2

Cost of Capital

Corporations often use different costs of capital for different operating divisions. Using an example, calculate the weighted cost of capital (WACC). What are some potential issues in using varying techniques for cost of capital for different divisions? If the overall company weighted average cost of capital (WACC) were used as the hurdle rate for all divisions, would more conservative or riskier divisions get a greater share of capital? Explain your reasoning. What are two techniques that you could use to develop a rough estimate for each division’s cost of capital? Your initial response should be 200 to 250 words.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Respond to at least two classmates by sharing whether you agree or disagree with their view of the use of the company’s capital.  Explain your reasoning.

 

BUS 401 Week 4 QUIZ

 

BUS 401 Week 4 Journal

Risk and Return

We examined two very important topics in finance this week: risk and return. To summarize our discussion of the tradeoffs involved with risk and return, view the Evaluating Business Performance: Small Business Case Studies video:

Critically reflect on the importance of the risk and return balance.  Consider the following:

Can we ever have any return without some type of risk?

If you take on a large risk, are you guaranteed a large return? Why or why not?

What other factors play into risks that are not covered in the video?

When have you had to consider risk and return in personal or professional decision-making?

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal entry

 

 

BUS 401 Week 4 Assignment

Identifying and Managing Risk

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 th

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