All calculations need to be in a formula form using cell references only esay

Company: LEGGETT & PLATT INC

Required: Excel Spreadsheet (2 Worksheet: Ratios & Stock Price Graph) [Excel Spreadsheet is attached attached}

1. Worksheet 1: Ratios

All calculations need to be in a formula form using cell references only. [in Excel worksheet]

Calculate the following ratios from the firm’s financial statements for the past 3 years.

§ Liquidity Ratios : Current Ratio, Quick Ratio, and Cash Ratio.

§ Debt Management Ratios : Debt/Equity Ratio, Total Debt ratio, Equity multiplier, and Time Interest Earned Ratio.

§ Asset Management Ratios : Total Asset Turnover, Inventory Turnover, and Days’ Sales in Account Receivables.

§ Profitability Ratios : Profit margin, Return on assets (ROA), Return on equity (ROE), and Basic Earning Power (BEP).

§ Market Value Ratios : Price-earnings ratio, Book Value per share, and Market-to-book ratio.

2. Worksheet 2: Stock Price Graph

Graph the company’s 5-year stock prices

3. Datas: Screenshot Only

§ (3 Printouts) The last 5-year financial statements of the firm (Capital IQ/Market Intelligence)

· Balance sheet

· Income statement

· Cash Flow Statement

§ (5 Printouts) Fiscal year-end stock prices for the past 5 years (Yahoo Finance – – Must be 5 Screenshots).

§ (1 Printout) Key Stat (Yahoo Finance – – Must be 1 Screenshot)

**[COMBINE ALL DATA AND GRAPH INTO 1 PDF FILE]**

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LEGGETT & PLATT INC is a company based in Los Angeles, California.

Excel Spreadsheet (2 Worksheet: Ratios & Stock Price Graph) is required [Excel Spreadsheet is included].

1. Ratios Worksheet 1

All computations must be done in the form of a formula with only cell references. [in an Excel spreadsheet]

Calculate the following ratios using the company’s financial statements from the last three years.

Current, Quick, and Cash Ratios are all examples of liquidity ratios.

Debt/Equity Ratio, Total Debt Ratio, Equity Multiplier, and Time Interest Earned Ratio are all debt management ratios.

Total Asset Turnover, Inventory Turnover, and Days’ Sales in Account Receivables are three asset management ratios.

Profitability is an important factor. Profit margin, Return on Assets (ROA), Return on Equity (ROE), and Basic Earning Power (BEP) are examples of ratios (BEP).

Price-earnings ratio, Book Value per Share, and Market-to-Book ratio are all examples of market value ratios.

2. Stock Price Graph Worksheet 2

Lit Dicussion 1

Using the plot diagram, walk us through “Young Goodman Brown” by Hawthorne. Identify (a) the initial conflict (what it is and where it occurs), (b) a point of rising action (what it is and how it moves story onward), and (c) climax (what it is and where it occurs). Lastly, (d) state the theme you found in this story and share what about the story led you to understand theme. As you respond to your peers, discuss similarities and differences in interpretations.

You must post an initial response to the prompt questions above and respond to at least two of your peers. Each of your posts must range between 100-200

Take us through Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” using the plot diagram. Determine (a) the beginning conflict (what it is and where it occurs), (b) a point of rising action (what it is and how it moves the tale forward), and (c) the climax (what it is and how it takes the story forward) (what it is and where it occurs). Finally, (d) identify the theme you discovered in this narrative and explain how the story helped you grasp the subject. Discuss similarities and contrasts in interpretations as you react to your peers.

You must react to at least two of your peers and post an initial response to the prompt questions above. Each of your posts should be between 100 and 200 words long.

Critically review and interpret the role of theory in the development of accounting

Critically review and interpret the role of theory in the development of accounting.
RESEARCH PROJECT
ASSESSMENT 2
ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW
Key Assessment Information
PURPOSE
Examine the significance of integrated reporting within the context of different financial and nonfinancial disclosure frameworks. This activity relates to the following learning outcomes:
LO 1: Critically review and interpret the role of theory in the development of accounting
LO 2: Critically evaluate the role of accounting and accountability for the sustainable development of organisations
LO 4: Appraise the impact of business ethics and corporate governance on the accounting profession LO 5: Undertake accounting-based assignments on an individual and team basis to develop personal and collaborative decision-making skills
ASSESSMENT STRUCTURE
Overview Length or Duration
Examine the role and motivation for the introduction of integrated reporting. 3000 words
The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) has promulgated the production of integrated reports to enhance transparency and encourage improved stakeholder relationships. Integrated reports had their beginnings because of the shortcomings identified after the Global Financial Crisis
(GFC). It has now been argued that more disclosure on how the business creates ‘value’ is required. Refer to the International Integrated Reporting Framework opens in new window to gain an understanding of the principles of integrated reporting.
INSTRUCTIONS
To get started on your assessment task, please follow the instructions below.
1. Form groups of 2 or 3 to work on the assessment. Remember to enrol in your group online (refer to the instructions below).
2. Review the latest IIRC International IR Framework to gain general knowledge regarding the aims, objectives, application and elements of an integrated report.
3. Read a number of journal articles on the topic of integrated reporting (some reference links are provided at the end of this assessment task).
4. Select four (4) ASX listed companies—two of which produce integrated reports and two which prepare the traditional annual report format—and analyse the reports by completing the attached Matrix for Annual Report Analysis opens in new window.
5. To complete the matrix, first discuss the main findings of your content analysis. Apply a (1) when there is the disclosure of an item and a (0) to denote no disclosure. Each group should decide which non-financial disclosures to include in the matrix; however, the selections/decisions must be justified.
6. Access and read the following journal article and discuss whether or not you agree with Flower’s (2015) contention that the IIRC is a story of failure. Your report should include how ‘failure’ and ‘create value’ is defined, the concept of the ‘capitals’, and how stakeholder theory is relevant to the discussion.
Add link to article
7. Assignments must be typed using Calibri (body) 12 font size with 1.5 line spacing.
8. Assessment 2 references:
https://www.integratedreporting.org/wp-
content/uploads/2021/01/InternationalIntegratedReportingFramework.pdf
Adhariani, D and de Villiers, C. (2019), “Integrated Reporting: perspectives of corporate report preparers and other stakeholders”, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp.183-207.
Al-Htaybat, K. and Alberti-Alhtaybat, L.V. (2018), “Integrated thinking leading to integrated reporting: case study insights from a global player”, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 31 No. 5, pp.1435-1460.
Robertson, F.A. and Samy, M. (2020), “Rationales for integrated reporting adoption and factors impacting on the extent of adoption”, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 351-382.
Silvestri, A., Veltri, S., Venturelli, A. and Petruzzelli, S. (2017), “A research template to evaluate the degree of accountability of integrated reporting: a case study”, Meditari Accountancy Research, Vol. 25 No. 4, pp.675-704.

2nd ASSESSMENT OF THE RESEARCH PROJECT ASSESSMENT SUMMARY
Information about the Assessment
PURPOSE
In this section, we will discuss the significance of integrated reporting in the context of various financial and nonfinancial disclosure frameworks. There are several learning outcomes associated with this activity.
Individual and group accounting-based assignments are completed in order to develop personal and collaborative decision-making skills. LO 1: Critically review and interpret the role of theory in the development of accounting. LO 2: Critically evaluate the role of accounting and accountability for the sustainable development of organizations. LO 4: Appraise the impact of business ethics and corporate governance on the accounting profession.
STRUCTURE FOR ASSESSMENTS
Overview Duration is a term used to describe how long something lasts.
Take a look at the role and motivations behind the implementation of integrated reporting systems. in three thousand and one hundred words
A new standard for integrated reporting has been promulgated by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) in order to increase transparency and improve stakeholder relationships. Following the Global Financial Crisis, the first integrated reports were produced in response to the shortcomings that were identified (GFC). It is now being argued that greater transparency regarding how a company generates ‘value’ is required.. Please refer to the International Integrated Reporting Framework (which opens in a new window) to gain a better understanding of the integrated reporting principles.
INSTRUCTIONS
Please follow the steps outlined below to begin working on your assessment task.
1. Divide the assessment into groups of two or three people. Please remember to sign up online for your group! (refer to the instructions below).
2. Take a look at the most recent IIRC International IR Framework to gain a general understanding of the purposes and objectives of integrated reports, as well as their application and constituent elements.
3. Read a number of journal articles on the topic of integrated reporting (some reference links are provided at the end of this assessment task). 4. Select four (4) ASX-listed companies—two of which produce integrated reports and two of which prepare the traditional annual report format—and analyze the reports by completing the attached Matrix for Annual Report Analysis opens in a new window. 5.
In order to complete the matrix, you should first discuss the most important findings from your content analysis. An item has been revealed when the (1) is used, and no disclosure is indicated by the (0). Each group should decide which non-financial disclosures should be included in the matrix; however, the selections/decisions made must be supported by rationales and evidence.
6. Consult with and read the following journal article, and then discuss whether or not you agree with Flower’s (2015) assertion that the IIRC is a story about failure. Describe how the terms “failure” and “create value,” as well as the concept of “capitals,” and explain how stakeholder theory is relevant to the discussion in your report.
Article should have a link to it
7. It is required that assignments be typed using the Calibri (body) 12 font size and 1.5 line spacing.
Refer to the following sources for Assessment 2:
https://www.integratedreporting.org/wp- \scontent/uploads/2021/01/InternationalIntegratedReportingFramework.pdf
(2019), “Integrated Reporting: perspectives of corporate report preparers and other stakeholders,” Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 183-207. Adhariani and de Villiers (2019), “Integrated Reporting: perspectives of corporate report preparers and other stakeholders,” Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, Vol. 10 No. 1 pp. 183-207.
In the article “Integrated thinking leading to integrated reporting: case study insights from a global player,” by K. Al-Htaybat and L. Alberti-Alhtaybat, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 31 No. 5, pp. 1435-1460, the authors state that “Integrated thinking leading to integrated reporting: case study insights from a global player” is “integrated thinking leading to integrated reporting.”
‘Rationales for integrated reporting adoption and factors impacting on the extent of adoption’, Robertson, F.A., and Samy, M. (2020), Sustainability Accounting, Management, and Policy Journal, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 351-382. ‘Rationales for integrated reporting adoption and factors impacting on the extent of adoption’, Robertson, F.A., and Samy, M. (2019), “Rationales for integrated reporting adoption and factors impacting on the extent of adoption
The following paper was published in Meditari Accountancy Research: A research template to evaluate the degree of accountability of integrated reporting: a case study (2017). Silvestri, A., Veltri, S., Venturelli, A., and Petruzzelli, S.

Strategic Management and Leadership CIQGM705

COURSE/UNIT INFORMATION
Course MBA – UCAM
Course Level Postgraduate
Module Name Strategic Management and Leadership
Awarding Body CIQ/UCAM
Module Code CIQGM705
Faculty
ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION
Full/ Part Assignment Full
Assignment brief IV by Dr. Vivek Mohan
Assessor
Assignment due date
Turnitin Class ID 31587022
Turnitin Enrolment Key CIQGM701
TO BE FILLED BY THE STUDENT
Student Name
Student ID
Email ID
Date Submitted

ASSESSMENT FEEDBACK
TO BE FILLED BY THE ASSESSOR
Assessment type Marks Marks Awarded
Task 1: Report 70
Task 2: Organizational Redesign 30
Overall Marks achieved
GRADE ACHIEVED
Summative Feedback by Assessor for further improvement
Comments for REDO submission (If applicable)
GRADE DESCRIPTORS
70% and above
(Distinction) The assignment evaluated is of a high to exemplary standard. The work addresses clearly and articulately the assignment requirements and thus meets and satisfies all the learning outcomes (either well or in an exemplary way). The work demonstrates: clear knowledge; references to appropriate academic literature; analysis; critical evaluation; and originality of argument. It is structured and presented to a high (or exemplary) standard. Referencing conventions are fully observed.
60 to 69%
(Merit) The assignment evaluated is of a good to a high standard. Substantial knowledge, comprehension and analysis is evident throughout. Arguments presented are clear and focussed with a logical structure in place. There is clear evidence of critical evaluation of a wide range of theories/perspectives from academic literature and some independent thought. The work is well-written and addresses well all of the learning outcomes. Referencing conventions are fully observed.
50 to 59%
(Pass) The assignment evaluated is of a fair to good standard. Adequate knowledge, comprehension and analysis is evident throughout. The arguments presented have a logical structure and show some critical evaluation in places, although there may be limited evidence of an independent perspective. There is evidence of some good engagement with some of the appropriate literature. Learning outcomes have been largely met and to an appropriate degree. Referencing conventions are observed.
40 to 49%
(Fail/Redo) The assignment evaluated is of a basic standard. The arguments presented have some logical structure and are supported by academic literature in most cases. The academic literature used is outside of the suggestions made in the module guide but remains limited. Little critical evaluation is evident, and the work tends more widely towards a descriptive style. Learning outcomes have been addressed in a basic but satisfactory way. Referencing conventions are mostly observed.
Fail Grades
30 to 39%
(Module retake) The assignment evaluated is of a limited standard. Limited use of academic literature and as such knowledge and argument is very weak. A simple descriptive style with no evidence of critical evaluation throughout. Over-reliance on simplistic, limited sources. Referencing conventions may not be observed. Some learning outcomes met but in a weak and simplistic way. The work is needs to be developed in greater depth and detail to move to a passable standard at this level of study
29% and Below
(Module retake) The assignment evaluated is of an unacceptable standard. There is little or no evidence of knowledge and understanding that is required at this level. Referencing is inadequate or non-existent. The learning outcomes have not been addressed fully and the work requires significant modification to bring it to a passable standard.
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
Module Description
This module is designed to help students understand and evaluate various aspects of Strategic Management in a global context. The module explores theories, models and frameworks to provide insight on how an organization’s life cycle evolves through various stages to achieve excellence. The module helps students to evaluate the relationship between organizational strategies, performance and stakeholder expectations.
Learning Outcomes
LO1. Analyse the concepts and theories of strategic management and critically evaluate the relationship between strategy, stakeholder expectations and organizational performance.
LO2. Evaluate the impact of current and emerging Economic, Political and Cultural factors on strategic management in an International context.
LO3. Formulate business strategies under challenging circumstances of Innovation and Change and evaluate those that contribute to the success of a particular organization.
LO4. Develop plans for the implementation of business strategies and enhance Stakeholder Expectations.
Expectations
1. Materials Access
All learning materials are provided in the form of a module kit and can be accessed from the Learning Management system (LMS)
2. Learning Hours
Students need to be aware of their commitment requirements in regard to study time. In order to give you an indication of that, we have based the following information on the United Kingdom (UK) Higher Education Quality Assurance Agency guidelines. “The notional learning hours associated with qualifications, programmes and individual units of study are based on a broad agreement across institutions that students can expect to spend 10 hours learning on average in order to gain one academic credit unit” (QAA 2006).
3. Re-sit
If you do not secure a pass, please read closely the feedback and speak with your Course leader(s) or faculty. After consulting the feedback, close attention is essential to rework on the areas of weakness, and then resubmit the work at the next opportunity. As per the QAA requirements, only one REDO is allowed where the marks will be capped at a Pass.
4. Plagiarism
All forms of plagiarism are taken seriously, and any suspected cases will be investigated thoroughly. If a case is found proven, then the work will be graded as a fail and the case will be reviewed by the academic committee.
5. Student appeals
There are no re-evaluations as the marks are graded and internally verified before release. However, as per our appeals policy, a student can make an appeal to the course leader which will be then reviewed by the academic committee (please check our academic policies and procedures manual for more information)
6. Assignment submission extensions
Students can apply for extensions via the LMS based on extenuating circumstances (if any) with evidence (proof) as per our extensions policy.
General Guidelines
1. Complete the ‘To be filled by the student section’ in the cover page.
2. All assignments must be submitted as an electronic document in MS word via the LMS (Use 12 Times New Roman script with 1.5 spacing between lines)
3. The results are declared only if the student has met the mandatory attendance requirement of 75% and/or minimum 50 % under extenuating circumstances approved and ratified by the academic committee and the examination board.
4. The assignment should not contain any contents with references cited from websites such as ukessays.com, styudymode.com, slideshare.net, scribd.com, Wikipedia but should contain references/citations from credible academic journal and articles.
5. Submit the assignment in MS word document with the file name being:
First Name Last Name _ Module Code
Example: John Smith_GM705
Checklist
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I have filled the student Information columns below.
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The contents of my assignment have been submitted to Turnitin and I have attached the Turnitin report
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I have strictly followed Harvard Referencing Style and Citations.

ASSIGNMENT TASKS
Assignment Task 1: Strategic Report [70 Marks-Max 3500 words]
“Experts have opined for decades on the reasons behind the spectacular failure rates of strategy execution. In 2016, it was estimated that 67% of well-formulated strategies failed due to poor execution. There are many explanations for this abysmal failure rate, but a 10-year longitudinal study on executive leadership conducted by my firm showed one clear reason. A full 61% of executives told us they were not prepared for the strategic challenges they faced upon being appointed to senior leadership roles. It’s no surprise, then, that 50%–60% of executives fail within the first 18 months of being promoted or hired.”
The above extract has been taken from the article published in Harvard Business Review titled “Executives fail to execute strategy because they are too internally focused” by Ron Carucci.
https://hbr.org/2017/11/executives-fail-to-execute-strategy-because-theyre-too-internally-focused
In the context of the above extract, learners should write a strategic report to help save a company that is on the ropes: it is losing money, it is losing market share, and it seems to have lost its identity. Unless you intervene, the company will have to fold. The company should be a real company that is encountering the above-mentioned scenario, it can be a multinational company or a small or medium enterprise.
Your first assignment is to help save a company that is on the ropes:
You will write a formal report and you may use graphics and charts in the report that will be sent ahead of the Board meeting to each member of the Board. The report should include full citations for all references (using the Harvard Referencing System format), to support your claims and approach. The body of the report should be clear, concise, and compelling. The report should be written in Word and should not exceed 3500 words.
Your report should include the following aspects:
1. Executive Summary and Introduction. (5 marks- Max 150 words)
2. Focus on the relationships between strategy, stakeholder expectations, and organizational performance, choosing a theory of strategic management to explain those relationships and expectations. Justify to the Board why you settled on this approach rather than some other one. (12 marks- Max 600 words)
3. Identify and evaluate the impact of external factors on strategic management in international context, particularly economic, political, and cultural factors. (12 marks- Max 650 words)
4. Based on the analysis of the environments (internal and external) use relevant tools and formulate a new strategy to face the challenges and meet organizational objectives. Critically evaluate the strategy and justify why this is the best way forward. (12 marks- Max 650 words)
5. Explain how your business strategy encourages and supports innovation and change, and evaluate your strategy against competing strategies based on its contribution to the success of your organization. (12 marks- Max 650 words)
6. Develop an implementation plan for the strategy you have developed and document how your plan will fulfill major stakeholder expectations. (12 marks- Max 650 words)
7. Recommendations and Conclusion (5 marks- Max 150 words).
Assignment Task 2: Organizational redesign [30 Marks-Max 1500 words]
For the above strategy how would you restructure the organization which enables it to overcome the challenges and improve innovation, collaboration and coordination? The report should not exceed 1500 words
Develop and submit a strategic restructuring plan. Include current organization charts and proposed organizational charts and describe the changes in detail.
1. Analyse the current organizational structure and evaluate its effectiveness in meeting organizational objectives. Describe the reasons why a restructure is required to enable the new strategy implementation. Include current organization chart and proposed organizational chart. Describe the proposed structural changes and its benefits in detail. (15 Marks-Max 750 words)
2. Critically evaluate the restructure plan addressing possible issues and negative consequences and ways to overcome them. (15 Marks-Max 750 words).
(START WRITING YOUR ANSWER FROM THE NEXT PAGE)

BMP3005 Applied Business Finance

BMP3005
Applied Business Finance
Semester 2 of 2021-22

Sam Bazargan/ M Sajid

N/A

Type of Exam (and weighting) Personal report – 100%

(2000)

Financial Management Importance

Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 23:59

Assessed Learning Outcomes

LO1: Interpret fundamental financial facts with skills and knowledge.

LO2: Maintain basic financial records using skills and knowledge.

LO3: Show how financial data analysis may help corporate decisions.

LO4: Use ICT to manipulate data.

Assignment:

Prepare a report using the Case Study to address the following:

Define and explain financial management. Describe and discuss how firms can enhance their financial performance using examples.

Sections of your report should include:

1st

Define and explain financial management.

(10)

2

Explain the key financial statements and how ratios are used in financial management.

( 20 )

3

TEMPLATE USE:

i. Fill in the blanks on the ‘Business Review Template’.

show your calculations for this).

Create an Income Statement for the Sample Company in Excel (see

(Case) This belongs in your appendices.

3. Finish the Balance Sheet in Excel.

the profitability, liquidity, and

Ratio analysis of a company’s efficiency

30 pts

4th

Describe and discuss the processes this company could employ to improve its financial performance.

30 pts

5th

Your report should be written in proper English and properly cited. Every reference cited in the report must be listed at the end.

(10)

Non-academic websites are not allowed in your report.

Criteria for Evaluation (See Page 3 for General Assessment Criteria)

Excellent (70%): The report will be excellent. It will give a holistic view of management. The focus will be on business objectives, structures, and roles. It will examine the main responsibilities of financial managers in businesses. It will clearly describe the steps firms may adopt to increase performance and reduce risk. The report’s referencing will be great and used properly to support the points made.

Very Good (60-69%): The report will be excellent. It will give a comprehensive insight of management. The focus will be on business goals, structures, and roles. It will examine the essential functions of a financial manager in a business. It will be a great discussion of how firms may enhance their performance and reduce risks. Good text referencing and list at end

Good (50-59%): The report will be good. It will give a comprehensive insight of management. The focus will be on business goals, structures, and roles. It will examine the essential functions of a financial manager in a business. It will provide a good discussion of how organizations may enhance their performance and reduce risks. Good text referencing and list at end

Satisfactory (40-49%): The report is satisfactory. It will give an overview of management. In it, you’ll find out about the company’s goals It will examine the main responsibilities of financial managers in businesses. It will examine how organizations may enhance their performance and reduce risks. Text references and a list at the conclusion.

Unsatisfactory (40%): Failed to fulfill pass standards.

Instructions for Submission:

You must submit a soft copy using the module Moodle page “Turn-it-in UK”. The software will allow you to compare your work against other online content. It also compares your work to other students’. You can submit as many drafts of your written work as you want before the deadline. After the deadline, you can’t change the final submission. You can only upload one file.

HE3 General Assessment Criteria

Relevance

Argument/Analysis

Structure

Presentation

English text

Research/Referencing

I.

(Exceptional

Exceptional work that contributes to the advancement of knowledge and understanding in the relevant area.

70-79 %

Relevant to title. Addresses the title’s meanings and assumptions. A thorough understanding of theory and practice at this level. Ability to manipulate and convey subject material to show excellent comprehension of concerns. Uses relevant reasoning or theoretical models creatively. Thinks differently or independently.

A thorough review of the content with clear, logical conclusions. Concise and logically structured.

A suitable format is employed. The presentation style and layout are appropriate for the task.

Figures, tables, and plates (FTP).

A well-written

correct spelling and grammar

Style is intellectual and clear.

Sources correctly cited in text. A complete Harvard Style reference list is supplied.

II/i

(High Quality) 60-69 percent Title-related.

Addresses some of the ramifications of the title’s difficulties. This level requires solid knowledge of theory and practice. Theme, question, or issue is clearly understood through manipulating and transferring material. Applies relevant arguments or models.

Discussion of the material in detail. Conclusions using logic. Mostly coherent and rationally designed.

A suitable format is employed. The presentation style and layout are appropriate for the task.

Inclusion of FTP. Nicely written

spelling and grammar Style is clear and academic.

All sources are correctly referenced in the text, and a Harvard reference list is provided.

II/ii

(Good Quality)

50-59% Generally addresses the title and its implications, but sometimes addresses irrelevant issues. Demonstrates an adequate knowledge of theory and practice for this level, with evidence of an appreciation of its significance. Provides a partly coherent argument, but lacking clear focus and consistency in places. Some issues lack clarity, or theoretical models expressed in simplistic terms.

Conclusions are fairly clear and logical. Adequate attempt at articulation and logical structure.

An acceptable format is used. The presentational style & layout is correct for the type of assignment.

Inclusion of FTP but lacks selectivity. Competently written with minor lapses in spelling and grammar. Style is readable and mainly academic.

Most sources accurately cited in the text and an appropriate reference list in Harvard Style is provided.

Class III

(Satisfactory Quality) 40-49% Some degree of irrelevance to the title. Superficial consideration of the issues. Demonstrates limited knowledge of theory and practice for this level, with intermittent evidence of an appreciation of its significance. A basic argument is evident but lacks clarity and coherence.

Issues are only vaguely stated.

Conclusions are not always clear or logical. Some attempt at articulation and logical structure.

An acceptable format is used. The presentational style & layout is largely correct for the type of assignment.

Inappropriate use of FTP or not used where clearly needed to aid understanding. Generally competent writing although intermittent lapses in grammar and spelling pose obstacles for the reader.

Style limits communication and tends not to be academic. Some relevant sources cited. Some weaknesses in referencing technique.

Borderline

Fail

35-39%

Some significant degree of irrelevance to the title is common. Onlythe most obvious issues are addressed at a superficial level and in unchallenging terms. Demonstrates weaknesses in knowledge of theory and practice for this level, with little evidence of an appreciation of its significance. Limited argument, which lacks clarity in places. Conclusions are neither clear nor logical. Poorly structured. Lack of articulation.

Format deficient. For the type of assignment the presentational style &/or layout is lacking.

FTP ignored in text or not used where clearly needed. Deficiencies in spelling and grammar makes reading difficult.

Simplistic or repetitious style impairs clarity.

Limited sources and weak referencing.

Fail

34%

Relevance to the title is intermittent or missing. The topic is reduced to its vaguest and least challenging terms. Demonstrates a lack of basic knowledge of either theory or practice for this level, with little evidence of understanding. Severely limited arguments. Lacks clarity.

Conclusions are sparse. Unstructured.

Lack of articulation. Format deficient For the type of assignment the presentational style &/or layout is lacking.

FTP as above. Poorly written with numerous deficiencies in grammar, spelling, expression and style. An absence of academic sources and poor referencing technique.

Module Number: BMP3005
Module Name: Applied Business Finance
Year/Trimester: 2021-22/ Semester 2
Module Tutor/s: Sam Bazargan/ M Sajid
Assessment Number N/A
Assessment Type (and weighting) Individual report – 100%
(2000 words)
Assessment Name Importance of Financial Management
Assessment Submission Date Saturday 15 January 2022 at 23:59
Learning Outcomes Assessed:
LO1: Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to interpret basic financial data.
LO2: Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to maintain basic financial records.
LO3: Illustrate how financial data analysis can aid decision making in business.
LO4: Demonstrate ICT skills in data manipulation.
Assignment Brief:
Produce a report based upon the Case Study provided to answer the following question:
Define and discuss the concept and importance of financial management. Using examples, describe and discuss the processes businesses might use to improve their financial performance.
Your report should include the following sections:-
Section 1
Introduction: Define and discuss the concept and importance of financial management
(10 marks)
Section 2
Describe and discuss the main financial statements and explain the use of ratios in financial management.
(20 marks)
Section 3
USING THE TEMPLATES PROVIDED:
i. Complete the Information on the ‘Business Review Template (Ensure that you
display your calculations for this detail).
ii. Using Excel produce an Income Statement for the Sample Organisation (see
Case Study). This should be included within your appendices.
iii. Using Excel complete the Balance Sheet
iv. Using the Case study information describe the profitability, liquidity and
efficiency of the company based on the results of ratio analysis.
(30 marks)
Section 4
Using examples from the case study describe and discuss the processes this business might use to improve their financial performance.
(30 marks)
Section 5
Your report should be written using proper English grammar and should be referenced appropriately. Each reference cited in the report must appear in the reference list at the end.
(10 marks)
Your report must include at least three books and two journal articles, the use of non-academic websites is not permitted.
Specific Assessment Criteria (See Page 3 for General Assessment Criteria)
Excellent (70%+): The report will be to a high standard. It will provide a comprehensive overview of the concept of management. Particular attention will be given to business objectives structures and roles. It will provide a detailed discussion of the main functions of a financial managers within businesses.It will show a clear discussion of the processes businesses might use to improve their performances and to mitigate risks. Referencing within the report will be excellent and used effectively throughout to support the points discussed.
Very Good (60-69%):The report will be to a very good standard. It will provide a very clear overview of the concept of management. Attention will be given to business objectives, structures and roles. It will provide a very good discussion of the main functions of a financial managers within businesses. It will show a very good discussion of the processes businesses might use to improve their performances and to mitigate risks. Referencing within text and list at end will be good
Good (50-59%): The report will be to a good standard. It will provide a clear overview of the concept of management. Attention will be given to business objectives, structures and roles. It will provide a good discussion of the main functions of a financial managers within businesses.. It will show a good discussion of the processes businesses might use to improve their performances and to mitigate risks. Referencing within text and list at end will be good
Satisfactory (40-49%): The report will be to a satisfactory standard. It will provide an overview of the concept of management. It will describe the business objectives, structures and roles. It will provide some discussion of the main functions of a financial managers within businesses.. It will show a some discussion of the processes businesses might use to improve their performances and to mitigate risks. Some references within text and list at end.
Unsatisfactory (Below 40%): Unable to meet the requirements of a pass grade.
Additional Submission Instructions:
You are required to submit a soft copy via “Turn-it-in UK” on the module Moodle page. The software will allow you to check your work against other material on the internet. It will also compare your work against other students work. You will be able to upload drafts of your written work into turn-it-in as many times as you wish before the deadline. You will not be able to overwrite the final submission after the deadline. You can only submit a single file.

General Assessment Criteria – Level HE3

Relevance Knowledge
Argument/Analysis
Structure
Presentation
Written English
Research/Referencing
Class I
(Exceptional
Quality) 80%+ As for Class 1(70-79%) but exceptional work that makes a contribution to the development of knowledge and understanding in the subject area

70-79%
Directly relevant to title. Addresses most or all of the implications and assumptions of the title. Demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of theory and practice for this level. Demonstrates ability in the manipulation and transfer of subject material to demonstrate a solid understanding of the issues. Makes creative use of appropriate arguments and/or theoretical models. Contains some distinctive or independent thinking.
A comprehensive discussion of the material resulting in clear, logical conclusions. Coherently articulated and logically structured.
An appropriate format is used. The presentational style & layout is correct for the type of assignment.
Effective inclusion of figures, tables, plates (FTP).
A very well written
answer with standard spelling and grammar.
Style is clear, resourceful and academic.
All sources accurately cited in the text. A comprehensive reference list in Harvard Style is provided.
Class II/i
(Very Good Quality) 60-69% Directly relevant to title.
Addresses some of the implications of the issues addressed by the title. Demonstrates a sound knowledge of theory and practice for this level. Manipulates and transfers some material to demonstrate a clear grasp of the themes, questions and issues. Uses appropriate arguments or theoretical models.
Clear and valid discussion of the material. Clear, logical conclusions. For the most part coherently articulated and logically constructed.
An appropriate format is used. The presentational style & layout is correct for the type of assignment.
Effective inclusion of FTP. Well written with
standard spelling and grammar. Style is clear and academic.
All sources accurately cited in the text and an appropriate reference list in Harvard Style is provided.
Class II/ii
(Good Quality)
50-59% Generally addresses the title and its implications, but sometimes addresses irrelevant issues. Demonstrates an adequate knowledge of theory and practice for this level, with evidence of an appreciation of its significance. Provides a partly coherent argument, but lacking clear focus and consistency in places. Some issues lack clarity, or theoretical models expressed in simplistic terms.
Conclusions are fairly clear and logical. Adequate attempt at articulation and logical structure.
An acceptable format is used. The presentational style & layout is correct for the type of assignment.
Inclusion of FTP but lacks selectivity. Competently written with minor lapses in spelling and grammar. Style is readable and mainly academic.
Most sources accurately cited in the text and an appropriate reference list in Harvard Style is provided.
Class III
(Satisfactory Quality) 40-49% Some degree of irrelevance to the title. Superficial consideration of the issues. Demonstrates limited knowledge of theory and practice for this level, with intermittent evidence of an appreciation of its significance. A basic argument is evident but lacks clarity and coherence.
Issues are only vaguely stated.
Conclusions are not always clear or logical. Some attempt at articulation and logical structure.
An acceptable format is used. The presentational style & layout is largely correct for the type of assignment.
Inappropriate use of FTP or not used where clearly needed to aid understanding. Generally competent writing although intermittent lapses in grammar and spelling pose obstacles for the reader.
Style limits communication and tends not to be academic. Some relevant sources cited. Some weaknesses in referencing technique.
Borderline
Fail

35-39%
Some significant degree of irrelevance to the title is common. Onlythe most obvious issues are addressed at a superficial level and in unchallenging terms. Demonstrates weaknesses in knowledge of theory and practice for this level, with little evidence of an appreciation of its significance. Limited argument, which lacks clarity in places. Conclusions are neither clear nor logical. Poorly structured. Lack of articulation.
Format deficient. For the type of assignment the presentational style &/or layout is lacking.
FTP ignored in text or not used where clearly needed. Deficiencies in spelling and grammar makes reading difficult.
Simplistic or repetitious style impairs clarity.
Limited sources and weak referencing.
Fail
34%
Relevance to the title is intermittent or missing. The topic is reduced to its vaguest and least challenging terms. Demonstrates a lack of basic knowledge of either theory or practice for this level, with little evidence of understanding. Severely limited arguments. Lacks clarity.
Conclusions are sparse. Unstructured.
Lack of articulation. Format deficient For the type of assignment the presentational style &/or layout is lacking.
FTP as above. Poorly written with numerous deficiencies in grammar, spelling, expression and style. An absence of academic sources and poor referencing technique.

PROJ6003 – Project Execution and Control Assessment

1 BRIEF
PROJ6003 – Project Execution and Control Assessment Change Management Report
Individual/Group Length 2000 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Goals Completion of the task below demonstrates the following Subject Learning Outcomes:
a) Using data sourcing technologies and techniques, build processes and measures to monitor scope, change, and quality on worldwide projects.
Submission Module 3 due by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday (Week 6).
40% weighted
Marks total 100
Résumé de
This assessment requires you to write a 2000 word report (excluding tables, figures, and graphs) proposing a change to be implemented in the case study provided by the Learning Facilitator.
The report must also include a change request form that outlines the requested change for the project.
This assessment asks you to consider submitting this change to key stakeholders of the case study.
Please see the Task Instructions for information.
Project managers guarantee that work is accomplished according to the Project Management Plan and project specifications. During a project, requirements may change. Changes must be managed properly and incorporated into current management plans and project baselines.
Project managers must be detail-oriented, communicative, and effective leaders in order to effectively direct and oversee project activity.
Requirements
To finish this assessment, you must:
1. Read the case study and related resources, as well as any extra research you think is important to your report. Examine your subject notes, the lecture slides, and any additional information provided by the Learning Facilitator.
2. The report should address the following requirements:
a) Identify and justify one (1) change required for the case study using quality management tools and methodologies to identify root-cause concerns.
the project scope, duration, cost, and quality.
b) Propose and justify change management tools and methods.
d) Describe the steps required in making a modification request, taking into account the case study’s stakeholders.
a) Identify and discuss at least two possibilities to meet the requested change and any risks connected with each.
f) Fill out the given Change Request Form (CRF) or one from the employer.
3. The report should be structured as follows:
• A title page with the topic code, assignment title, student ID, lecturer ID, word count, and submission date.
|||||||||||||||||||||||||||| This part introduces the reader to a big portion of your content. It is usually around 10% and written last.
• A table of contents with page numbers and headings.
For example, you might tell the reader what you plan to cover in your report and provide:
– Case study and report context
– What the report’s body will contain
Report body (1350- 1600 words): Covers five (5) above-mentioned requirements (a to e). This section of your report will contain the information required to apply the case study and important Project Management ideas discussed in your report.
– That is, you should tell a story that identifies the major topics being discussed and leads to your conclusion.
• A conclusion (150-200 words) summarizing any findings or recommendations made in the report.
– The conclusion should contain no fresh information.
• A References page listing all sources cited in your report.
– References only cite cited sources.
– They should be alphabetized.
– They must be valid and related to the report’s topic/content.
• An Appendix with any supporting tables or information.
– Your Change Request Form (f) should be here.
Report Layout
Use Arial or Calibri 11 point font, 1.5 line spacing for readability, and page numbers at the bottom of each page. If you use diagrams or tables, pay attention to pagination to avoid losing meaning and continuity by separating material over two pages. Diagrams must be captioned.
Citing and referencing research must be done in APA format. More about referencing can be found in the Academic Writing Guide on the Academic Skills website.
ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title PROJ6003 – Project Execution and Control
Assessment Change Management Plan
Integrated Change Control Report
Individual/Group Individual
Length 2000 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcomes The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion of the task below include:
a) Draw on tools and techniques of sourcing project data, develop a range of processes and measures to manage scope, change and quality on complex global projects.
Submission Due by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 3 (Week 6).
Weighting 40%
Total Marks 100 marks
Task Summary
In this assessment, you are required to write an individual report of 2000 words (excluding tables, figures, and graphs) proposing a change to be implemented in the case study, provided by the Learning Facilitator, addressing:
Change impact analysis, tools & techniques to manage the change, integrated change control process to submit the change and options to implement the change along with its associated risks.
A change request form must also be submitted attached to the report demonstrating how the change would be requested for the given project.
The intention of this assessment is that you take a practical approach by considering this change to be submitted to key stakeholders of given case study.
Please refer to the Task Instructions for details on how to complete this task.
Context
During project execution, project managers ensure that project work is completed as specified in the Project Management Plan and according to project requirements. Requirements may change throughout the course of a project. Changes need to be controlled, ensuring all of their impacts upon the project are managed effectively and are incorporated into existing management plans and project baselines.
The process of directing and managing project work requires project managers to take on numerous responsibilities and to exhibit characteristics such as attention to detail, constant communication and effective leadership.
Task Instructions
To complete this assessment task, you must:
1. Ensure that you have read the given case study and resources from the subject, as well as any additional research you may find relevant and that will add value to your report. Review your subject notes, including the Lecture slides and any other information provided by the Learning Facilitator in support of this assessment.
2. The report should encompass a practical approach in addressing the following requirements:
a) Identify and propose one (1) change you believe is required for the case study and justify it by applying tools & techniques from quality management in identifying root-cause for the issues found in the case study.
b) Critically analyse the impacts of your change proposal on scope, time, cost, quality of the project.
c) Propose and justify tools & techniques used to manage the change.
d) Explain what processes are involved in submitting your change request given the scale of your change proposal and address responsibilities considering the stakeholders from your case study.
e) Identify and discuss options (at least 2) to satisfy the proposed change and any risks associated with each of these options.
f) Complete the Change Request Form (CRF) provided or one that is used from a workplace.
3. The report should consist of the following structure:
• A Title Page with subject code and name, assignment title, student’s name, student ID, lecturer’s name, word count and date submitted.
• An Executive Summary (150 – 200 words) providing the summary of your report, containing key findings, tools & techniques used, methodology, constraints and recommendations. This section allows the reader to rapidly become acquainted of a large portion of your material. It is usually around 10% of your report and written last.
• A Table of Contents with the structure of the report, including page numbers and headings.
• An Introduction (150 – 200 words) that will also serve as your statement of purpose for the report—this means that you will tell the reader what you are going to cover in your report as well as provide:
– Background of the case study and context of the report
– What the reader can expect to find in the body of the report
• The Body of the Report (1350- 1600 words) in which you will cover five (5) requirements listed above (a to e). This section of your report will contain the information that is required to demonstrate your understanding of the case study and key Project Management concepts under discussion by applying them into your report.
– The report layout should be logical and lead the reader through a story which identifies the key points being discussed and takes the reader to your conclusion.
• A Conclusion (150 – 200 words) summarising any findings or recommendations that the report puts forward regarding the concepts covered in the report.
– There should not be any new information in the conclusion.
• A list of References providing every source cited within your report.
– Only cited sources are listed in the References.
– They should be listed alphabetically.
– They need to be valid and linked with the topic/content provided within the report.
• An Appendix that can contemplate any additional tables or information that support your report.
– Your Change Request Form (requirement f) should be contained in here.
Format of the report
The report should use font Arial or Calibri 11 point, be line spaced at 1.5 for ease of reading, and have page numbers on the bottom of each page. If diagrams or tables are used, due attention should be given to pagination to avoid loss of meaning and continuity by unnecessarily splitting information over two pages. Diagrams must carry the appropriate captioning.
Referencing
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing here in the Academic Writing Guide found via the Academic Skills website.
Submission Instructions
Submit Assessment 1, in Word document, via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in PROJ6003 – Project Execution and Control. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
If submitting more than one document:
Please note during the submission process: If you would like to include appendix items in your submission, once your first item has been uploaded, click ‘Browse Your Computer’ to attach your extra documents as an appendix. Then click Final Submit button.
Academic Integrity
All students are responsible for ensuring that all work submitted is their own and is appropriately referenced and academically written according the Academic Writing Guide. Students also need to have read and be aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure and subsequent penalties for academic misconduct. These are viewable online.
Students also must keep a copy of all submitted material and any assessment drafts.
Assessment Rubric
Assessment Attributes Fail
(Yet to achieve minimum standard)
0-49% Pass
(Functional) 50-64% Credit
(Proficient)
65-74% Distinction
(Advanced)
75-84% High Distinction
(Exceptional) 85-100%
Analysis and
application of key
Project Management
concepts
Proposes and justifies the change proposal with critical analysis of its impacts on scope time, cost, quality of the given project.
Proposes and justifies tools & techniques used to manage the change.
Identifies and discusses options to satisfy the proposed change and any risks associated with each of these options.
Percentage for this
criterion = 50%
Demonstrates limited analysis of case study and
lack of application of Project Management
concepts by
• Lack of analysis and understanding of case study.
• Lack of application of key Project
Management
concepts to provide the change proposal.
• No analysis of change impact is provided.
• No tools & techniques to manage the change are provided.
• Key components of the assessment are not addressed.
Demonstrates knowledge of
Integrated Change control by
• Proposing a change
request that is not clear or ill-developed.
• Little analysis of the change impact is provided or is superficial.
• Tools & techniques are not fully addressed by identifying them without justification.
• Options to satisfy change are ill-developed with no risks associated with options identified.
Demonstrates proficient knowledge of Integrated
Change Control by
• Proposing a change
that is suitable to the project and clear.
• Analysis of the change impact is provided.
• Tools & techniques to manage the change are identified and justified.
• Options and risks associated are identified.
Demonstrates advanced knowledge of Integrated
Change Control by
• Proposing a change
that is suitable to the project, clear and with estimations of time to complete it.
• Presents a coherent impact analysis of the change.
• Tools & techniques to manage the change are identified, justified and application is demonstrated.
• Options and risks associated are identified and assessed their impact on project outcome and success.
Demonstrates exceptional knowledge of Integrated
Change Control by
• Proposing a change
that is innovative and suitable to the project, clear and with project schedule and cost estimations to complete this task.
• Develops a critical analysis and evaluation of the impact of change.
• A diverse range of tools & techniques to
manage the change
are identified, justified and application is demonstrated.
• Options and risks associated are identified, assessed and aligned with project outcomes and stakeholder wishes, to
satisfy project outcomes.
Knowledge and understanding of Integrated Change
Control process
Explains processes involved in submitting the change request and addresses responsibilities.
Provides a Change
Request Form (CRF) that is aligned with the report analysis.
Percentage for this
criterion = 20%
Demonstrates lack of understanding of
Integrated Change Control
process by
• Providing information
that refers to Organisational Change
Management.
• Lack of analysis of scale of change proposal to propose an appropriate process to manage the change in the given case study.
• CRF was not provided
or the information is not aligned with the content within the report.
• CRF is ill-developed.
Demonstrates a functional knowledge of Integrated Change Control process by
• Providing information that resembles a recall or summary of key ideas and does not align with the case study.
• CRF provided aligns with content within the report with some errors in filling out the report.
Demonstrates proficient knowledge of Integrated Change Control process by
• Demonstrating a
capacity to explain the change control process and apply it to the case study.
• Responsibilities are addressed but are generic and not well align with the stakeholders of the project.
• CRF provided aligns with content within the report.
Demonstrates advanced knowledge of Integrated Change Control process by
• Well demonstrated
capacity to explain and justify the change control process and apply it to the case study.
• Addresses
responsibilities that are aligned with the stakeholders of the project.
• CRF provided aligns with content within the report and is well developed.
Demonstrates exceptional knowledge of Integrated Change Control process by
• Highly sophisticated and creative explanation of a tailored change control process developed to suit the needs of the project in the given case study.
• Addresses
responsibilities that are aligned with the stakeholders of the project, including exploring further stakeholders and providing assumptions of how these would fit into the process.
• CRF provided aligns with content within the report and is very well developed.
Effective
Communication
Adheres to structure of report and word count
Specialised language and terminology from Project Management is rarely or inaccurately employed. Meaning is repeatedly obscured by errors in the
Generally, employs specialised language and terminology from Project Management with accuracy. Meaning is sometimes difficult to follow.
Accurately employs specialised language and terminology from Project Management.
Meaning is easy to follow.
Accurately employs a wide range of specialised language and terminology from Project Management.
Engages audience interest.
Discerningly selects and precisely employs a wide range of specialised language and terminology from Project Management.
requirements. Appropriate use of terminology, paragraphs, sentence construction, spelling, and grammar.
Percentage for this
criterion = 20%
communication of ideas, including errors in structure, sequence, spelling, grammar, punctuation and/or the acknowledgment of sources.
Information, arguments and evidence are structured and sequenced in a way that is not always clear and logical.
Some errors are evident in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation.
Information, arguments and evidence are structured and sequenced in a way that is clear and logical.
Occasional minor errors
present in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation.
Information, arguments and evidence are structured and sequenced in a way that is, clear and persuasive.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are free from errors.
Engages and sustains audience’s interest. Information, arguments and evidence are insightful, persuasive and expertly presented.
Spelling, grammar and punctuation are free from errors.
Correct citation of key
resources and evidence
Percentage for this
criterion = 10%
Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas.
Referencing is omitted or does not resemble APA.
Different formats are provided, and references do not align with content.
Demonstrates use of credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas, but these are not always explicit or well developed.
Referencing resembles APA, with frequent or repeated errors.
Different formats are provided and references do not fully align with content.
Demonstrates use of credible resources to support and develop ideas.
Referencing resembles APA, with occasional errors.
References align with content.
Demonstrates use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and statements.
Shows evidence of wide scope within the organisation for sourcing evidence.
APA referencing is free from errors.
References align with content.
Demonstrates use of highquality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and position statements.
Shows evidence of wide scope within and outside the organisation for sourcing evidence.
APA referencing is free from errors.
References align with content.

Hotel, Culinary Arts & Tourism Programm

Faculty/School School of Business, Computing & Humanities Department Department of Hotel, Culinary Arts & Tourism Programme(s) Title & Level Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Culinary Arts (NFQ/QQI Level 8) Module Title & Administrative Details Contemporary Culinary Trends (CULN81000) (CRN: 47229) Lecturer(s) Mr. Dan Browne Module Component & Detail(s) Pop-Up Kitchen Practical Test Kitchens Analysis (1 & 2), Practical Kitchen Synthesis (Menu Application in a Pop-Up), & Consumer Evaluation (Overall Module Weighting: 55%) Module Component Details, Brief, Requirements & Format A) Practical Test Kitchens Analysis (1 & 2) B) Practical Live Kitchen Synthesis (Menu Application in a pop-up) C) Consumer Evaluation • Overall Module Component Weighting –
o The overall module component weighting mark is 55%, which is further broken down & explained within the Module Component Marking Scheme which is marked out of 100%, & weighted thereafter – see Appendix A
• Overall Module Component Brief & Requirements –
o The overall requirement for successful completion of this module component is as follows:
? Apply & demonstrate, through deep analysis, synthesis & evaluation, a range of higher skills, processes, techniques, & creativity associated with modernist cuisine in producing 2 dish’s suitable for a Pop-Up Tasting Menu. The dishes should be based on an Amuse Bouche and a starter/main. Personal creativity can be distinguished through this menu development & evolution
? You will be required to work both independently, in pairs & as part of the overall kitchen team to create, compose, design, propose, plan, organise, manage & arrange recipes utilising modernist/contemporary ingredients, techniques & equipment

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? Indicative to successful completion of the module & module component would be as follows:
? Deep-knowledge & understanding of the development of modernist cuisine (historical & chronological)
? The influence of classical cuisine & how it can be contemporised (evolution of gastronomical modernism)
? Modernist cooking techniques – incorporating skills
? Advanced culinary science & technology
? Organoleptic analysis & evaluation of the modernist recipes
• Overall Module Component Individual Written Report Format –
o You will be required to submit a written report outlining the conceptualisation, formulation & development, & execution of the menu for a live audience, in conjunction with the attendance at all elements of the Practical Test Kitchens & the Practical Live Kitchen event(s)
o The Department of Hotel, Culinary Arts & Tourism’s ‘Criteria for Submission of Written Work Document’ criteria & requirements will apply to all written work submitted, including the use of the Harvard Referencing System (HRS) only
o The following additional requirements for this written report are as follows:
? Size 12 Font
? Times New Roman
? Double-line Spacing
? Justified
? Frontispiece (signed & dated correctly)
? Headings Required –
• Must be clearly indicated & numbered accordingly, as it is vitally important that you utilise headings & sub-headings where applicable so as the lecturer can disseminate, & thus definitively evaluate & appraise the point(s) you are making
• Practical Live Kitchen Synthesis (Menu Application In the Pop-Up) Teams/Groups, Potential Structure & Overall Organisation –
o The Teams/Group are as follows –
? Team/Group 1 – (5 People)
? Team/Group 2 – (5 People)
o It is suggested that each Team/Group organise themselves with coordinator/administrator roles being applied; this is completely down to the Team/Group to decide, & would be normal practice for any group project collaboration. (I would like to warn against any member dominating the Team/Group, & I want to also make it clear that it is a Team/Group effort – personalities/personalisation should not come into play here, just a purely professional approach)
• Practical Test Kitchen Analysis (1 & 2) –
o The Practical Test Kitchens (1 & 2) are designed to afford you the opportunity to experiment, test, inspect, examine, critique, analyse, appraise, compare, contrast, distinguish & most importantly solve, where applicable, any elements of the dishes/recipes that require adaptation &/or modification – deep knowledge, understanding & utilisation of skills, processes & organoleptics will be required
o Practical Test Kitchen Analysis Templates will be required for formulation & construction of the individual written report – it is essential at this level (NFQ/QQI Level 8) that you record all details pertaining to the Practical Test Kitchen Analysis, & your recommendations, revisions, adaptations & modifications are clearly indicated & written-up (see a suggested Practical Test Kitchen Analysis Template in Appendix B)
o The approach you take to the Practical Test Kitchen Analysis will determine the outcome of the Practical Live Kitchen Synthesis – one cannot operate without the other
o This element of the module component (100%), is afforded 30% overall – 2 x 15% (see Module Component Marking Scheme in Appendix A)
• Practical Live Kitchen Synthesis (Menu Application) –
o The Practical Live Kitchen Synthesis (Menu Application) is designed to judge, appraise & evaluate the menu items that have been chosen after the aforementioned Practical Test Kitchen Analysis (1 & 2)
o Deep knowledge, understanding & utilisation of the application of the culinary skills, modernist & contemporary cookery processes, & general organoleptic sensory assessment & appreciation will be required for successful execution of the menu items (refer back to p.2 – indicative requirements)
o A Practical Live Kitchen Synthesis Template will be required for formulation & construction of the individual written report – it is essential at this level (NFQ/QQI Level 8) that you record all details pertaining to the Practical Live Kitchen Synthesis, & your observations, application, evaluation & appraisal are clearly indicated & written-up (see a suggested Practical Live Kitchen Synthesis Template in Appendix C)
o This element of the module component 100%, is afforded 50% overall (see Module Component Marking Scheme in Appendix A)
• Consumer Evaluation –
o As described in the previous section, the Practical Live Kitchen Synthesis (Menu Application) is designed to judge, appraise & evaluate the menu items that have been chosen after the aforementioned Practical Test Kitchen Analysis (1 & 2) by the lecturer(s), however, another key component of the overall menu evaluation & appraisal will be the Consumer Evaluation
o A Consumer Evaluation Template will be required for formulation & construction of the individual written report – it is essential at this level (NFQ/QQI Level 8) that you record all details pertaining to the Practical Live Kitchen Synthesis (Menu Application), & the Consumer Evaluation, commentary & overall appraisal are clearly indicated & written-up (see a suggested Consumer Evaluation Template in Appendix D)
o This element of the module component 100% overall weighting is afforded 10% (see Module Component Marking Scheme in Appendix A)
Practical Live Kitchen Synthesis (Menu Application) & Individual Written Report
Submission Dates & Times
• Practical Live Kitchen Synthesis (Menu Application) Date & Times –
o The Practical Live Kitchen Synthesis (Menu Application) will be held on: Week 10 & 11
o Non-attendance penalties apply as per Department of Hotel, Culinary Arts & Tourism’s policy & requirements, & the Contemporary Culinary Trends Repeat Assessment requirements
• Individual Written Report Submission Date & Times –
o The Individual Written Report is to be submitted by:
o 6th January 2022 12pm
o Late & non-submission penalties apply as per Department of Hotel, Culinary Arts & Tourism’s ‘Criteria for Submission of Written Work Document’ policy & requirements
Individual Written Report: Guideline to Structure
Practical Test Kitchens Analysis (1 & 2)
Practical Live Kitchen Synthesis (Menu Application)
Consumer Evaluation
• Cover Page –
o Please refer to your Department of Hotel, Culinary Arts & Tourism’s ‘Criteria for Submission of Written Work Document’, although it may be slightly modified by the lecturer
• Table of Contents – o Remember, this is your ‘map’ to your document for the reader, so ensure it is correct and detailed • Introduction – (word-count begins here) o The introduction should allow the reader to gain an understanding of what your report/assignment is going to be about: ? Background to assignment, rationale for assignment, terms of reference/requirements ?
It should also include a structure and content of your document i.e. what is going to be within the assignment itself – brief, but clear & concise ? For further details please refer to your Department of Hotel, Culinary Arts & Tourism’s ‘Criteria for Submission of Written Work Document’ • Main Body (Various Chapters potentially i.e. Chapters 2/3/4) – o All your data/information pertaining to your written report content will be within this section, broken into report style headings & sub-headings o For further details please refer to your Department of Hotel, Culinary Arts & Tourism’s ‘Criteria for Submission of Written Work Document’ • Conclusion – (word-count ends here) o The conclusion should have no new information pertaining to the previous work included in it, thus can be interpreted as a summary of the document o For further details please refer to your Department of Hotel, Culinary Arts & Tourism’s ‘Criteria for Submission of Written Work Document’ • References – o As per guidelines utilising the Harvard Referencing System for your formatting of the reference listing o For further details please refer to your Department of Hotel, Culinary Arts & Tourism’s ‘Criteria for Submission of Written Work Document’ • Appendices – o Can be used to attached further information/detail about your experience, but please remember it is not a ‘dumping ground’ o Pictures etc., might be useful here – it will show the reader something tangible o Appendices are listed in letters not numbers e.g. ? Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix C….
Appendix A Module Component Marking Scheme Individual Written Report incorporating: Practical Test Kitchens Analysis (1 & 2), Practical Kitchen Synthesis (Menu Application), & Consumer Evaluation Student Name: T-Number: Marking Point Marking Details Lecturer Commentary Mark Allocated Mark Awarded Individual Written Report:
Presentation, Format, Structure Frontispiece, Cover Page, Table of Contents, Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion, Referencing, Appendices (if applicable)
10% Individual Written Report: Practical Test Kitchen Analysis 1 Applicability of Content, Deep-Knowledge, Analysis & Evaluation 15% Individual Written Report: Practical Test Kitchen Analysis 2 Applicability of Content, Deep-Knowledge, Analysis & Evaluation 15% Individual Written Report: Practical Live Kitchen Synthesis & Evaluation Personal Creativity & Differentiation Ingredients utilised – seasonality, localisation 5% 50% Utilisation & Application of Modernist/Contemporary Culinary Skills (equipment, new high-skill) 10% Utilisation & Application of Modernist/Contemporary Cookery Processes (sous-vide, smoking, fermentation) 10% Influence & Application of Modernist/Contemporary Culinary Techniques & Style (Blumenthal v Howard) 5% Quality, Quantity, Consistency Organoleptics – taste, texture, aroma, colour, flavour 5% 20% 5% 10% Individual Written Report: Consumer Evaluation Applicability of Content – Analysis of Consumer Commentary, Appraisal & Evaluation 10% Mark Awarded (100%) Additional Commentary: Lecturer Signature: ____________________________________________ Date: _____________ Appendix B Practical Test Kitchen Analysis Template Student Name: T-Number: Observation Point: Student Commentary: Adjustments/Modifications: Kitchen/Laboratory: Kitchen environment, equipment, time-keeping, organisation, work-flow, delivery & execution Ingredients: Quality, quantity, observations, application to cookery process, suitability, skills application, composition, differentiation Methodology: Modernist processes utilised, times, temperatures, construction techniques, arrangements & assembly, composition, differentiation Finished Product: Taste, texture, mouth-feel, aesthetics, organoleptic assessment, flavour, aroma, contrasts, comparability, composition, differentiation Taste Test Feedback: Observations, critiques, modifications, adaptations, appraisal (group), appraisal (lecturer) Student Additional Commentary: Signature of Student: _____________________________________ Date: ____________________ Appendix C Practical Live Kitchen Synthesis (Menu Application) Template Student Name: T-Number: Student Commentary: Observations/General Critique: Kitchen/Laboratory & General Organisation: Kitchen environment, equipment, time-keeping, organisation, work-flow, delivery & execution Ingredient & Skills Utilisation: Quality, quantity, observations, application to cookery process, suitability, skills application, composition, differentiation Methodology: Modernist processes utilised, times, temperatures, construction techniques, arrangements & assembly, composition, differentiation Finished Product: Taste, texture, mouth-feel, aesthetics, organoleptic assessment, flavour, aroma, contrasts, comparability, composition, differentiation Taste Test Feedback – Pre Service: Observations, critiques, modifications, adaptations, appraisal (group), appraisal (lecturer) Student Additional Commentary: Signature of Student: _____________________________________ Date: ____________________ Appendix D Consumer Evaluation Template Dish Name Watch Points Score: Scale 1-7 1= Poor; 7=Excellent Associated Commentary: Taste & Flavour, Texture, Creativity Appearance Taste & Flavour, Texture, Creativity Appearance Additional Commentary (General Observations): Notes for Evaluators: • Please do not sign the document, as anonymity is essential for objective assessment
• Please be as honest as possible in your assessment of each dish item: the 7 point scaling system utilised will allow you to differentiate particular dish aspects
• Please write the name of the dish you chose under the associated heading i.e. Amuse-bouche, starter, fish, meat. Reading & Research Baskette, M. (2007) The Chef Manager (2nd Ed.). Prentice Hall: UK Blumenthal, H. (2009) Fat Duck Cookbook. Bloomsbury: USA Campbell, J. (2010) Formulas for Flavour. Octopus Publishing Group: UK Everitt-Matthias, D. (2013) Beyond Essence: New Recipes from Le Champignon Sauvage.
Absolute Press: USA Howard, P. (2012) The Square: Savoury. Absolute Press: USA Humm, D. & Guidara, W. (2011) Eleven Madison Park. Little, Brown & Company: New York Keller, T. (1999) French Laundry (2nd Ed.). Artisan: London Keller, T. (2008) Under Pressure, Cooking Sous Vide. Artisan: London McGee, H. (2012) Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods & Recipes (Reprint Ed.).
Penguin Books: London Robuchon, J. (2007) New Concise Larousse Gastronomique: The World’s Greatest Cookery Encyclopaedia (Revised Ed.). Hamlyn: London This, H. (2009) Building a Meal: From Molecular Gastronomy to Culinary Constructivism (Arts & Traditions of the Table). Columbia University Press: USA www.chefmagazine.co.uk www.cheftalk.com www.gastronomica.com www.bbc.co.uk/food Practical Live Kitchen Synthesis (Menu Application) Lecturer Assessment Marking Card Student Name: T-number: Dish Name: Group Allocation: Specific Lecturer Watch-point Commentary: Mark Allocated Mark Awarded Practical Live Kitchen Synthesis & Evaluation Personal Creativity & Differentiation Ingredients utilised – seasonality, localisation 5% 50% Utilisation & Application of Modernist/Contemporary Culinary Skills (equipment, new high-skill) 10% Utilisation & Application of Modernist/Contemporary Cookery Processes (sous-vide, smoking, fermentation) 10% Influence & Application of Modernist/Contemporary Culinary Techniques & Style (Blumenthal v Howard) 5% Quality, Quantity, Consistency Organoleptics – taste, texture, aroma, colour, flavour 5% 20% 5% 10% Additional Commentary: Lecturer Signature: _______________________________________ Date:

HA1022 Principles of Financial Management Assessment

Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T3 2021
Unit Code HA1022
Unit Title Principles of Financial Management
Assessment Type Group Assignment
Assessment Title Analysis of the Australian Financial System
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO
Mapping) To complete this assessment, students are required to:
ULO 1 Explain the institutional framework of the Australian Financial System;
ULO 2 Discuss the specific roles of Commercial Banks and NBFIs (Non-Bank Financial Institutions) in the Australian Financial System.
ULO 3 Discuss the Equity Market, the instruments available and their uses;
ULO 4 Discuss the Short- and Long-Term Debt Markets, the instruments available and their uses;
ULO 7 Perform calculations to value securities traded in the financial markets.
Weight 40 % of the total assessments
Total Marks 40
Word limit Not more than 3000 words
Due Date Week 9 – 5pm Friday, 28 Jan 2022
Submission Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, no spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.
• Submitted work should be your original work showing your creativity. Please ensure the self-check for plagiarism to be done before final submission in accordance with SafeAssign Student Guide in Black Board. As a guide, a similarity score of over 20% is considered as excessive except in the cases where the similarity is caused by the use of template provided by the lecturer, references or sources of data. Please note that it can take 48 hours for the self-check report to be available for your viewing.
• You are required to submit the assignment at Group Assignment Final Submission, which is under Assignment and Due Dates on Black Board. Always keep an electronic copy until you have received the final grade for the Unit. Please make sure that you submit the correct file. Any appeal relating to submitting wrong files after the deadline will not be considered.
HA1022 Principles of Financial Management – T3 2021
Academic Integrity
Holmes Institute is committed to ensuring and upholding Academic Integrity, as Academic Integrity is integral to maintaining academic quality and the reputation of Holmes’ graduates. Accordingly, all assessment tasks need to comply with academic integrity guidelines. Table 1 identifies the six categories of Academic Integrity breaches. If you have any questions about Academic Integrity issues related to your assessment tasks, please consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines and support resources. Many of these resources can also be found through the Study Sills link on Blackboard.
Academic Integrity breaches are a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from deduction of marks, failure of the assessment task or unit involved, suspension of course enrolment, or cancellation of course enrolment.
Table 1: Six categories of Academic Integrity breaches
Plagiarism Reproducing the work of someone else without attribution. When a student submits their own work on multiple occasions this is known as self-plagiarism.
Collusion Working with one or more other individuals to complete an assignment, in a way that is not authorised.
Copying Reproducing and submitting the work of another student, with or without their knowledge. If a student fails to take reasonable precautions to prevent their own original work from being copied, this may also be considered an offence.
Impersonation Falsely presenting oneself, or engaging someone else to present as oneself, in an in-person examination.
Contract cheating Contracting a third party to complete an assessment task, generally in exchange for money or other manner of payment.
Data fabrication and falsification Manipulating or inventing data with the intent of supporting false conclusions, including manipulating images.
Source: INQAAHE, 2020
Assessment Design – Adapted Harvard Referencing
Holmes will be implementing as a pilot program a revised Harvard approach to referencing. The following guidelines apply:
1. Reference sources in assignments are limited to sources which provide full text access to the source’s content for lecturers and markers.
2. The Reference list should be located on a separate page at the end of the essay and titled: References.
3. It should include the details of all the in-text citations, arranged alphabetically A-Z by author surname. In addition, it MUST include a hyperlink to the full text of the cited reference source.
For example;
Hawking, P., McCarthy, B. and Stein, A. 2004. Second Wave ERP Education, Journal of
Information Systems Education, Fall, http://jise.org/Volume15/n3/JISEv15n3p327.pdf
4. All assignments will require additional in-text reference details which will consist of the surname of the author/authors or name of the authoring body, year of publication, page number of content, paragraph where the content can be found.
For example;
“The company decided to implement a enterprise wide data warehouse business intelligence strategies (Hawking et al, 2004, p3(4)).”
Non Adherence to Referencing Guidelines
Where students do not follow the above guidelines:
1. Students who submit assignments which do not comply with the guidelines will receive a 10% penalty.
2. Late penalties will apply, as per the Student Handbook each day, after the student/s have been notified of the resubmission requirements.
3. Students who comply with guidelines and the citations are “fake” will be reported for academic misconduct.
Assignment Specifications
Assignment Tasks
The assignment task is a written report and analysis of your chosen financial institution and the financial environment. You will be required to apply the financial concepts you have learned in class to your chosen industry and company.
Task 1: Students are to form groups with maximum 4 members. Self-enrol in the same assignment group on Blackboard Groups.
Task 2: Open the Finance and Business section of an Australian newspaper (paper or online version). As a group, choose and agree to analyse one news story. The first come, first served rule will apply. No two groups can use the same story for the assignment. You can only choose a news story from 01 Jun 2021 until current date.
Task 3: Register your news story by sending an email KVega@Holmes.edu.au Your email should state:
a. HA1022 Group Assignment by Group Number XXX
b. Name, Student ID of all group members
c. News Story Title
d. Date Published and Author/Writer
A response will be sent. It will indicate, APPROVED or NOT APPROVED.
Do not start your work unless you have the email response. A deduction of 30% will be applied if you submit your work without pre-approval. Ensure that a full printed copy of your article is saved as part of the Appendix of your paper. Deduction of 5% will be applied if the printed copy is not provided.
Task 4: Perform an analysis based on the guide questions outlined below.
Assignment Structure should be as the following:
Requirement/s and Guide Questions
1 Industry Description (4 marks, up to 300 words)
a) What is the significance of your news story to the workings of the financial market? What made you choose this news story as a group?
b) Select and discuss the industry where the topic of your news story belongs.
Characterize the size of the industry and the level of competition.
2 Financial Participants (10 marks, up to 500 words)
a) Identify 2 financial institutions that participate in this industry from your news story.
b) Analyse the role of each financial institution. How do these institutions facilitate cashflow?
c) Point out the source of funds for each financial institution.
d) Itemize the possible use of funds for each financial institution.
3 Financial Product Analysis (12 marks, up to 700 words)
a) Identify and discuss 2 financial products that may be used by the financial participants in the scenario of your news story.
b) Classify whether the financial product is a financial asset, financial instrument and/or financial security. Justify your answer.
c) Analyse whether the financial product falls under equity, debt or derivatives. Discuss your answer.
4 Financial Regulation (8 marks, up to 1000 words)
a) Identify the regulator/s of the industry. Comment on the extent of the regulator’s power to ensure compliance within the industry.
b) Are there any industry groups that help regulate behaviour aside from regulators?
c) How do the financial players (borrowers, investors, financial intermediaries, regulators) within your chosen industry interact with each other? Research and comment on whether the players are in a mutually beneficial relationship or in a combative relationship.
d) Does the industry require government intervention? If so, identify the cause of the need for government to step in. What actions have regulators taken to ensure ethical behaviour within the industry? Hint: Look at the financial news for the last 3 years regarding the industry. Do some research and check if there have been recent incidents of fraud, misbehavior among the participants and/or penalties levied.
5 Findings, Conclusion and Recommendations (4 marks, up to 500 words)
Based on a summary of your findings, conclude whether the financial market for your chosen industry is healthy. What further recommendations from regulators and industry experts can be applied to sustain the health and development of the industry? Do you agree with these recommendations? State why or why not.
6 Presentation of Paper (including Assignment Cover Page and Reference List) – 2 marks and not included in word count
Marking criteria
Marking criteria Weighting
Industry Description 4
Financial Participants (5 marks each x 2) 10
Financial Product Analysis (6 marks each x 2) 12
Financial Regulation 8
Findings, Conclusion and Recommendations 4
Presentation of Paper (including references) 2
TOTAL Weight 40
Assessment Feedback to the Student:
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Marking Rubric
Excellent
(85% – full marks given) Very Good (80%) Good (65%) Satisfactory (50%) Unsatisfactory (0%)
Industry
Description (4%)
Excellent = 4
Very Good = 3.5
Good = 3
Satisfactory = 2
Unsatisfactory = 0 – 1
Identification of the players within the industry, the level of competition, the regulators of the industry and how they interact with each other. Identification of the players within the industry, the level of competition, and the regulators of the industry. Identification of the players within the industry and the level of competition. Identification of the players within the industry. No introduction or description of the industry.
Financial
Participants 1
(5%)
Excellent = 5
Very Good = 4.5
Good = 3.5
Satisfactory = 3
Unsatisfactory = 0 – 2 Financial institution defined, described adequately and discussed within the context of the news story, roles classified as required by the guide questions and covers the significance of the services rendered within the financial market. Financial institution defined, described adequately and discussed within the context of the news story and roles classified as required by the guide questions. Financial institution defined, described adequately and discussed within the context of the news story. Financial institution clearly identified Unclear discussion of financial institution
Financial
Participants 2
(5%)
Financial institution defined, described adequately and discussed within the context of the news story, roles classified as required by the Financial institution defined, described adequately and discussed within the context of the news story and roles Financial institution defined, described adequately and discussed within the Financial institution clearly identified Unclear discussion of financial institution
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Excellent = 5
Very Good = 4.5
Good = 3.5
Satisfactory = 3
Unsatisfactory = 0 – 2 guide questions and covers the significance of the services rendered within the financial market. classified as required by the guide questions. context of the news story.
Financial Product
Analysis 1 (6%)
Excellent = 6
Very Good = 5.5
Good = 4.5
Satisfactory = 3.5
Unsatisfactory = 0 – 3
Financial product defined, described adequately and discussed within the context of the news story, classified as required by the guide questions and covers the significance of the product to the financial market. Financial product defined, described adequately and discussed within the context of the news story and classified as required by the guide questions. Financial product defined, described adequately and discussed within the context of the news story. Financial product defined and described adequately. Financial products not identified.
Financial Product
Analysis 2 (6%)
Excellent = 6
Very Good = 5.5
Good = 4.5
Satisfactory = 3.5
Unsatisfactory = 0 – 3 Financial product defined, described adequately and discussed within the context of the news story, classified as required by the guide questions and covers the significance of the product to the financial market. Financial product defined, described adequately and discussed within the context of the news story and classified as required by the guide questions. Financial product defined, described adequately and discussed within the context of the news story. Financial product defined and described adequately. Financial products not identified.
Financial
Regulation (8%)
Excellent = 8
Very Good = 7.5 Good = 6.5
Satisfactory = 5.25
Unsatisfactory = 0 – 4 Identified the regulators and discussed their role, discussed their role, covered the interactions among players in the industry, researched on recent actions to regulate unwanted behaviour in the financial industry and connected it with the significance of the news story selected for analysis. Identified the regulators and discussed their role, discussed their role, covered the interactions among players in the industry and researched on recent actions to regulate unwanted behaviour in the financial industry. Identified the regulators, discussed their role and covered the interactions among players in the industry. Identified the regulators and discussed their role Unable to identify correct regulators
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Findings,
Conclusion and Recommendatio
ns (4%)
Excellent = 4
Very Good = 3.5
Good = 3
Satisfactory = 2
Unsatisfactory = 0 – 1 Presenting a wide range of adequate recommendations that exemplarily supported
by justification and analysis;
Using data and information derived from financial analysis completed in an efficient, analytical and logical manner.
Presenting very good recommendations that properly supported by
justification and analysis;
Data and information derived from financial analysis completed are properly used to support the recommendations Presenting adequate recommendations that properly supported by justification and research;
Data and information derived from financial analysis completed are properly used to support the recommendations Demonstrating limited
justification and analysis of the given recommendations; Providing no recommendations or inadequate recommendations for financial institutions;
No relevant justification using data and information derived from the analysis of financial statements;
Presentation of Paper – including references
(2%)
Excellent = 2
Very Good = 1.75
Good = 1.5
Satisfactory = 1
Unsatisfactory = 0 – 0.5
Demonstrated a high level of understanding and skills of
academic writing by means of criticism, logical argument, and interpretation of data and information.
Assignment Cover Page and Reference List provided and can be traced to in text citation. Reference list is appropriate for the research. Very rational demonstration of the ability to present the ideas in proper analytical
and contextual level
Assignment Cover Page and Reference List provided and can be traced to in text citation. Reference list is appropriate for the research. Demonstrating the ability to present the ideas in proper analytical and contextual level
Assignment Cover Page and Reference List provided and can be traced to in text citation. Demonstrating limited skills of academic writing in terms of structure, presentation,
wordings and referencing
Assignment Cover Page and
Reference List provided Failing to meet the requirements of academic writing in terms of structure, presentation, wordings and referencing.
No Assignment Cover Page and Reference List
HA1022 Principles of Financial Management Group Assignment T3 2021

Assessment 2 Term 3 2021
Individually, students must complete this assessment. A real-world quality-related problem or challenge for an existing organization is assessed by students using core quality management tools and techniques.
An existing firm or organization will be expected to deploy two (2) Quality Management tools or approaches as part of a 1000-word short business report. Customers’ unhappiness, product or service quality difficulties, shipment delays, and extended waiting periods within the business or organization are examples of quality issues that require tools or procedures.
a) Pick a charity:
• Subway Restaurants Australia, Coles Supermarkets, CommBank Australia, and Telstra are just a few examples. A critical quality issue or challenge within the organization must be identified using publically available information or personal insight and knowledge.
2. Or a company you’ve worked for and are familiar with Finding a critical quality issue or difficulty within an organization requires personal insight and understanding. Avoid reporting sensitive information.
b) In Goetsch and Davis, pick two tools (2021) – Chapter 15: Total Quality Tools Overview:
1. Cause-and-effect graph
Check sheet
3. Graph
4. Experiment planning
5-S
6. Modes of failure and effects
Flowchart
Histogram
9. Pareto
10. Run Graph
11. Scatter graph
Stratification Inquiry
c) Report must:
1. Explain why the chosen organization should care about your proposed quality issue.
2. Identify the two (2) quality management tools and strategies used to address the issue. The greatest reports will explain how the two (2) tools work together. The Cause and effect diagram and flow charts, for example, depict relationships and process information, whereas Pareto charts provide actual data.
Define the quality tools and approaches you intend to employ in your organization.
You can make some assumptions regarding the organization’s information. Try to make it realistic and not use too many words in the process. To demonstrate your knowledge of quality management and its practical implementation, keep in mind the following:
Criteria of evaluation
Following are the criteria used to evaluate your report:
The report must show:
Discussion of two (2) quality management tools and their applicability to the identified quality challenges in the selected organization. 30%
2. Discuss the use of two (2) quality management tools clearly. 5%
3. A persuasive executive summary; a clear and succinct objective presented in the introduction; relevant structure and substance in the report body; and a clear and succinct conclusion. 5%
4. Literature review skills and integration. Must employ a minimum of 5 academic and professional references. 9%
5. Proper in-text citations and references. APA Reference Style for CQUniversity. Correct wording 9%
6. Grammar and spelling clarity. Use 1000 words (10%) inside the word limit. 9%
Guidelines for the generic report chapters’ content
Page title
• Your suggested assessment title on the title page. Specify the organization and the quality issue in your title.
• The unit’s ID and name
• Evaluation number and name
Name and student number
Brief synopsis
For the busy CEO who needs a quick overview of the report, the executive summary Executive summaries should summarize the report’s main points, results, conclusions, and recommendations. Figure 1: Table of Content
An index shows the reader where in the report they can find information.
Introduction
The report’s objective and scope are explained in the intro.
Conclusion
This section should summarize the main points made.
References
Referencing must be done correctly in the report, with references listed alphabetically by first author’s surname.
The executive summary, introduction, and conclusion do not normally include references. It’s only used in the main text.
Appendices
Information crucial to the report but too extensive for the report’s discussion. Detail tool and technique application should go here.
References
& Davis, S. (2021). Introduction to Total Quality Management (Ninth International ed.). Pearson, Hoboken, NJ.

B9AC103 Module Description: Corporate Financial Management

Assessment 2 Term 3 2021
Individually, students must complete this assessment. A real-world quality-related problem or challenge for an existing organization is assessed by students using core quality management tools and techniques.
An existing firm or organization will be expected to deploy two (2) Quality Management tools or approaches as part of a 1000-word short business report. Customers’ unhappiness, product or service quality difficulties, shipment delays, and extended waiting periods within the business or organization are examples of quality issues that require tools or procedures.
a) Pick a charity:
• Subway Restaurants Australia, Coles Supermarkets, CommBank Australia, and Telstra are just a few examples. A critical quality issue or challenge within the organization must be identified using publically available information or personal insight and knowledge.
2. Or a company you’ve worked for and are familiar with Finding a critical quality issue or difficulty within an organization requires personal insight and understanding. Avoid reporting sensitive information.
b) In Goetsch and Davis, pick two tools (2021) – Chapter 15: Total Quality Tools Overview:
1. Cause-and-effect graph
Check sheet
3. Graph
4. Experiment planning
5-S
6. Modes of failure and effects
Flowchart
Histogram
9. Pareto
10. Run Graph
11. Scatter graph
Stratification Inquiry
c) Report must:
1. Explain why the chosen organization should care about your proposed quality issue.
2. Identify the two (2) quality management tools and strategies used to address the issue. The greatest reports will explain how the two (2) tools work together. The Cause and effect diagram and flow charts, for example, depict relationships and process information, whereas Pareto charts provide actual data.
Define the quality tools and approaches you intend to employ in your organization.
You can make some assumptions regarding the organization’s information. Try to make it realistic and not use too many words in the process. To demonstrate your knowledge of quality management and its practical implementation, keep in mind the following:
Criteria of evaluation
Following are the criteria used to evaluate your report:
The report must show:
Discussion of two (2) quality management tools and their applicability to the identified quality challenges in the selected organization. 30%
2. Discuss the use of two (2) quality management tools clearly. 5%
3. A persuasive executive summary; a clear and succinct objective presented in the introduction; relevant structure and substance in the report body; and a clear and succinct conclusion. 5%
4. Literature review skills and integration. Must employ a minimum of 5 academic and professional references. 9%
5. Proper in-text citations and references. APA Reference Style for CQUniversity. Correct wording 9%
6. Grammar and spelling clarity. Use 1000 words (10%) inside the word limit. 9%
Guidelines for the generic report chapters’ content
Page title
• Your suggested assessment title on the title page. Specify the organization and the quality issue in your title.
• The unit’s ID and name
• Evaluation number and name
Name and student number
Brief synopsis
For the busy CEO who needs a quick overview of the report, the executive summary Executive summaries should summarize the report’s main points, results, conclusions, and recommendations. Figure 1: Table of Content
An index shows the reader where in the report they can find information.
Introduction
The report’s objective and scope are explained in the intro.
Conclusion
This section should summarize the main points made.
References
Referencing must be done correctly in the report, with references listed alphabetically by first author’s surname.
The executive summary, introduction, and conclusion do not normally include references. It’s only used in the main text.
Appendices
Information crucial to the report but too extensive for the report’s discussion. Detail tool and technique application should go here.
References
& Davis, S. (2021). Introduction to Total Quality Management (Ninth International ed.). Pearson, Hoboken, NJ.

Module Code: B9AC103
Module Description: Corporate Financial Management

Date:
Time:
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Time allowed is 3 hours
Question 1 is compulsory
Answer any 3 Questions from the remaining 5
Question 1 carries 34 marks, all other question carry 22 marks
Show ALL workings
Formulae and Mathematical Tables Attached
Question 1 (Compulsory)
Brief Encounter Ltd has recently been offered a contract to produce a specialised Paint for a large multinational company in Germany. The contract will involve producing 15,000 tonnes of the paint at a sale price of € 80.00 per tonne each year over a four-year contract period.
The management of the company are interested in taking the contract as they believe that it may open the way to further contract work in the multinational sector. However, the management of Brief Encounter Ltd. are uncertain as to the financial benefits of the contract so they have invited you, to review this proposal.
Following a preliminary meeting you sought some additional information about the company and its production process which has now been provided as follows:
(i) Incremental overheads relating to the contract are estimated to be €84,000 per annum.
(ii) New capital equipment costing €450,000 will be required immediately. At the end of the machine will have no scrap value.
(iii) The company can claim capital allowances on a straight-line basis at 25%
(iii) Five additional workers will be required to work on the new contract. Additional
labour costs are therefore estimated at €100,000 in the first year of the contract. Wage’s inflation will be running at 1.5% per annum from year 2 onwards.
(iv) Production of the paint will require 9000 tonnes of a certain chemical each year. The cost of the chemical is €28 per tonne.
(v) Production of the new paint will also require 11000 tonnes of special oil each year at a current cost of €50 per tonne each year. The special oil will have a price inflation rate of 5% per annum.
(vi) The tax rate is 10% and tax is paid in the year of the revenue.
Brief Encounter Ltd’s cost of capital is 8%.
Required:
(a) Calculate NPV to the nearest € and comment on the financial acceptability.
(26 marks)
(b) Calculate the IRR.
(8 marks)
Total (34 marks)
Question 2
(a) Managers and owners of business may not have the same objectives. Explain this statement, illustrating your answer with examples of possible conflicts of interest.
(9 marks) (b) In what respect can it be argued, that companies need to exercise corporate social responsibility?
(9 marks) (c) Explain the meaning of the term ‘Value for Money’ in relation to the management of publicly owned services/utilities.
(4 marks) Total (22 marks)
Question 3
The following information is available for Parrot plc:
Current Share price €3.10
Share capital €3m
Nominal value of each share 50c
Total par value of the 9% irredeemable debentures €10m
The company has recently paid a dividend of €0.22.
Ordinary dividends are expected to grow at 4% per annum for the foreseeable future.
The current market value of the irredeemable debentures is €110.00 ex-interest. The corporate rate of tax is 30%.
Required:
(a) Calculate the weighted average cost of capital of Parrot Co.
(15 marks) (b) Discuss the meaning of following:
• Cum div share price
• Ex div share price
• Why an adjustment must be made and to use the dividend valuation model when the share price is cum div.
(7 marks)
(Total: 22 marks)
Question 4
You are presented with the following information for Trusty Plc, a manufacturing company:
Balance Sheets as at 31st December 2021 2020
Fixed Assets €000 €000 €000 €000
Intangible 1,275 nil
Tangible 18,000 16,500
19,275 16,500
Current Assets
Stocks 21,000 19,500
Debtors 24,000 22,500
Bank and cash 750 750
45750 42,750
Total Assets 65,025 59,250
Current Liabilities 36,000 30,000
Creditors due after more than one year 9,000 8,250
Capital and reserves
Ordinary share capital 1,950 1,950
Share Premium 4,950 4,950
Revaluation Reserve 3,000 3,000
Profit and loss account 10,125 11,100
65,025 59,250
Profit & Loss Account for the Year Ended 31st December 2021 2020
€’000 €’000
Turnover 90,000 75,000
Cost of sales 63,000 51,000
Gross profit 27,000 24,000
Operating expenses 23,250 19,500
Operating Profit 3,750 4,500
Interest payable 3,300 1,950
Profit before taxation 450 2,550
Taxation (525) (900)
Profit on ordinary activities after taxation (75) 1,650
Less dividends paid and proposed (900) (900)
Retained profit for the financial year (975) 750
Required:
(a) Prepare a table of the following 8 ratios, calculated for both years, clearing showing the figures used in the calculations:
(i) Current Ratio;
(ii) Acid Test (Quick ratio);
(iii) Stock turnover in days;
(iv) Debtors days;
(v) Creditors days;
(vi) Gross profit %;
(vii) Net profit % (before tax);
(viii) ROCE
(16 marks)
(b) Discuss the trends of profitability and liquidity of the company indicated by the above results and comment on the limitations of your analysis.
(6 marks)
(Total: 22 marks)
Question 5
(a) Briefly analyse Markowitz’s Portfolio Theory, your answer should include its application and the assumptions that underpin it.
(7 marks)
(b)
You have been asked to evaluate the risk of the following 2 asset portfolio:
Asset 1 Asset 2
Value €27,000,000 €31,000,000
Scenario Probability Return Probability Return
Best Case 0.1 14% 0.3 17%
Worst Case 0.5 11% 0.4 15%
Most Likely 0.4 7% 0.3 10%
Required
i. Calculate the Variance and Standard Deviation of each of Asset 1 and Asset 2.
8 Marks
ii. Calculate the Standard Deviation of the portfolio if the covariance of the portfolio has been calculated to be 0.77.
7 Marks
(Total: 22 marks)
Question 6
Philm Co sells stationery and office supplies on a wholesale basis and has an annual revenue of €4,000,000. Cost of sales for the year amounted to €3,200,000. The company employs four people in its sales ledger and credit control department at an annual salary of €12,000 each. All sales are on 40 days’ credit with no discount for early payment. Bad debts represent 3% of revenue and Philm Co pays annual interest of 9% on its overdraft. The most recent accounts of the company offer the following financial information:
Philm Co: Statement of financial position as at 31 December 2020
€000 €000
Non-current assets 17,500
Current assets
Inventory 900
Receivables 550
Cash 120
–––––
1,570
––––
Total assets 19,070
––––
Equity and liabilities
Ordinary shares 3,500
Reserves 11,640
–––––
Total equity 15,140
Non-current liabilities
12% loan notes due 2029 2,400
Current liabilities
Trade payables 330
Bank overdraft 1,200
–––––
1,530
–––––
Total equity and liabilities 19,070
Current sector averages are as follows
Inventory days: 90 days
Receivables days 45 days
Payables days 60 days
Required:
(a) Calculate the length of Philm’s cash operating cycle and the current sector average cash operating cycle and comment on your findings.
(14 marks) (b) Outline the problems that may arise by reducing operating cycle to the minimum possible period.
(8 marks)
(Total 22 marks)
END OF EXAMINATION
Present Value Tables
Present value of 1, i.e. (1 + r)-n Where r = discount rate n = number of periods until payment
Periods Discount rates (r)
(n) 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 6% 7% 8% 9% 10%
1 0.990 0.980 0.971 0.962 0.952 0.943 0.935 0.926 0.917 0.909
2 0.980 0.961 0.943 0.925 0.907 0.890 0.873 0.857 0.842 0.826
3 0.971 0.942 0.915 0.889 0.864 0.840 0.816 0.794 0.772 0.751
4 0.961 0.924 0.888 0.855 0.823 0.792 0.763 0.735 0.708 0.683
5 0.951 0.906 0.863 0.822 0.784 0.747 0.713 0.681 0.650 0.621
6 0.942 0.888 0.837 0.790 0.746 0.705 0.666 0.630 0.596 0.564
7 0.933 0.871 0.813 0.760 0.711 0.665 0.623 0.583 0.547 0.513
8 0.923 0.853 0.789 0.731 0.677 0.627 0.582 0.540 0.502 0.467
9 0.914 0.837 0.766 0.703 0.645 0.592 0.544 0.500 0.460 0.424
10 0.905 0.820 0.744 0.676 0.614 0.558 0.508 0.463 0.422 0.386
11 0.896 0.804 0.722 0.650 0.585 0.527 0.475 0.429 0.388 0.350
12 0.887 0.788 0.701 0.625 0.557 0.497 0.444 0.397 0.356 0.319
13 0.879 0.773 0.681 0.601 0.530 0.469 0.415 0.368 0.326 0.290
14 0.870 0.758 0.661 0.577 0.505 0.442 0.388 0.340 0.299 0.263
15 0.861 0.743 0.642 0.555 0.481 0.417 0.362 0.315 0.275 0.239
11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 19% 20%
1 0.901 0.893 0.885 0.877 0.870 0.862 0.855 0.847 0.840 0.833
2 0.812 0.797 0.783 0.769 0.756 0.743 0.731 0.718 0.706 0.694
3 0.731 0.712 0.693 0.675 0.658 0.641 0.624 0.609 0.593 0.579
4 0.659 0.636 0.613 0.592 0.572 0.552 0.534 0.516 0.499 0.482
5 0.593 0.567 0.543 0.519 0.497 0.476 0.456 0.437 0.419 0.402
6 0.535 0.507 0.480 0.456 0.432 0.410 0.390 0.370 0.352 0.335
7 0.482 0.452 0.425 0.400 0.376 0.354 0.333 0.314 0.296 0.279
8 0.434 0.404 0.376 0.351 0.327 0.305 0.285 0.266 0.249 0.233
9 0.391 0.361 0.333 0.308 0.284 0.263 0.243 0.225 0.209 0.194
10 0.352 0.322 0.295 0.270 0.247 0.227 0.208 0.191 0.176 0.162
11 0.317 0.287 0.261 0.237 0.215 0.195 0.178 0.162 0.148 0.135
12 0.286 0.257 0.231 0.208 0.187 0.168 0.152 0.137 0.124 0.112
13 0.258 0.229 0.204 0.182 0.163 0.145 0.130 0.116 0.104 0.093
14 0.232 0.205 0.181 0.160 0.141 0.125 0.111 0.099 0.088 0.078
15 0.209 0.183 0.160 0.140 0.123 0.108 0.095 0.084 0.074 0.065
21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 29% 30%
1 0.826 0.820 0.813 0.807 0.800 0.794 0.787 0.781 0.775 0.769
2 0.683 0.672 0.661 0.650 0.640 0.630 0.620 0.610 0.601 0.592
3 0.565 0.551 0.537 0.525 0.512 0.500 0.488 0.477 0.466 0.455
4 0.467 0.451 0.437 0.423 0.410 0.397 0.384 0.373 0.361 0.350
5 0.386 0.370 0.355 0.341 0.328 0.315 0.303 0.291 0.280 0.269
6 0.319 0.303 0.289 0.275 0.262 0.250 0.238 0.227 0.217 0.207
7 0.263 0.249 0.235 0.222 0.210 0.198 0.188 0.178 0.168 0.159
8 0.218 0.204 0.191 0.179 0.168 0.157 0.148 0.139 0.130 0.123
9 0.180 0.167 0.155 0.144 0.134 0.125 0.116 0.108 0.101 0.094
10 0.149 0.137 0.126 0.116 0.107 0.099 0.092 0.085 0.078 0.073
11 0.123 0.112 0.103 0.094 0.086 0.079 0.072 0.066 0.061 0.056
12 0.102 0.092 0.083 0.076 0.069 0.063 0.057 0.052 0.047 0.043
13 0.084 0.075 0.068 0.061 0.055 0.050 0.045 0.040 0.037 0.033
14 0.069 0.062 0.055 0.049 0.044 0.039 0.035 0.032 0.028 0.025
15 0.057 0.051 0.045 0.040 0.035 0.031 0.028 0.025 0.022 0.020
Annuity Table
1 – (1 + r)-n
Present value of an annuity of 1, i.e. r
Where r = discount rate n = number of periods
Periods Discount rates (r)
(n) 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 6% 7% 8% 9% 10%
1 0.990 0.980 0.971 0.962 0.952 0.943 0.935 0.926 0.917 0.909
2 1.970 1.942 1.913 1.886 1.859 1.833 1.808 1.783 1.759 1.736
3 2.941 2.884 2.829 2.775 2.723 2.673 2.624 2.577 2.531 2.487
4 3.902 3.808 3.717 3.630 3.546 3.465 3.387 3.312 3.240 3.170
5 4.853 4.713 4.580 4.452 4.329 4.212 4.100 3.993 3.890 3.791
6 5.795 5.601 5.417 5.242 5.076 4.917 4.767 4.623 4.486 4.355
7 6.728 6.472 6.230 6.002 5.786 5.582 5.389 5.206 5.033 4.868
8 7.652 7.325 7.020 6.733 6.463 6.210 5.971 5.747 5.535 5.335
9 8.566 8.162 7.786 7.435 7.108 6.802 6.515 6.247 5.995 5.759
10 9.471 8.983 8.530 8.111 7.722 7.360 7.024 6.710 6.418 6.145
11 10.37 9.787 9.253 8.760 8.306 7.887 7.499 7.139 6.805 6.495
12 11.26 10.58 9.954 9.385 8.863 8.384 7.943 7.536 7.161 6.814
13 12.13 11.35 10.63 9.986 9.394 8.853 8.358 7.904 7.487 7.103
14 13.00 12.11 11.30 10.56 9.899 9.295 8.745 8.244 7.786 7.367
15 13.87 12.85 11.94 11.12 10.38 9.712 9.108 8.559 8.061 7.606
11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 19% 20%
1 0.901 0.893 0.885 0.877 0.870 0.862 0.855 0.847 0.840 0.833
2 1.713 1.690 1.668 1.647 1.626 1.605 1.585 1.566 1.547 1.528
3 2.444 2.402 2.361 2.322 2.283 2.246 2.210 2.174 2.140 2.106
4 3.102 3.037 2.974 2.914 2.855 2.798 2.743 2.690 2.639 2.589
5 3.696 3.605 3.517 3.433 3.352 3.274 3.199 3.127 3.058 2.991
6 4.231 4.111 3.998 3.889 3.784 3.685 3.589 3.498 3.410 3.326
7 4.712 4.564 4.423 4.288 4.160 4.039 3.922 3.812 3.706 3.605
8 5.146 4.968 4.799 4.639 4.487 4.344 4.207 4.078 3.954 3.837
9 5.537 5.328 5.132 4.946 4.772 4.607 4.451 4.303 4.163 4.031
10 5.889 5.650 5.426 5.216 5.019 4.833 4.659 4.494 4.339 4.192
11 6.207 5.938 5.687 5.453 5.234 5.029 4.836 4.656 4.486 4.327
12 6.492 6.194 5.918 5.660 5.421 5.197 4.988 4.793 4.611 4.439
13 6.750 6.424 6.122 5.842 5.583 5.342 5.118 4.910 4.715 4.533
14 6.982 6.628 6.302 6.002 5.724 5.468 5.229 5.008 4.802 4.611
15 7.191 6.811 6.462 6.142 5.847 5.575 5.324 5.092 4.876 4.675
21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 29% 30%
1 0.826 0.820 0.813 0.806 0.800 0.794 0.787 0.781 0.775 0.769
2 1.509 1.492 1.474 1.457 1.440 1.424 1.407 1.392 1.376 1.361
3 2.074 2.042 2.011 1.981 1.952 1.923 1.896 1.868 1.842 1.816
4 2.540 2.494 2.448 2.404 2.362 2.320 2.280 2.241 2.203 2.166
5 2.926 2.864 2.803 2.745 2.689 2.635 2.583 2.532 2.483 2.436
6 3.245 3.167 3.092 3.020 2.951 2.885 2.821 2.759 2.700 2.643
7 3.508 3.416 3.327 3.242 3.161 3.083 3.009 2.937 2.868 2.802
8 3.726 3.619 3.518 3.421 3.329 3.241 3.156 3.076 2.999 2.925
9 3.905 3.786 3.673 3.566 3.463 3.366 3.273 3.184 3.100 3.019
10 4.054 3.923 3.799 3.682 3.571 3.465 3.364 3.269 3.178 3.092
11 4.177 4.035 3.902 3.776 3.656 3.543 3.437 3.335 3.239 3.147
12 5.278 4.127 3.985 3.851 3.725 3.606 3.493 3.387 3.286 3.190
13 4.362 4.203 4.053 3.912 3.780 3.656 3.538 3.427 3.322 3.223
14 4.432 4.265 4.108 3.962 3.824 3.695 3.573 3.459 3.351 3.249
15 4.489 4.315 4.153 4.001 3.859 3.726 3.601 3.483 3.373 3.268
FORMULAS
Capital asset pricing model
rj = rf + ß(rm – rf)
Dividend valuation model (no growth – finding the value of equity)
P0 =
D1
Ke
Dividend valuation model (no growth – finding the cost of equity)
Ke = D1
P0
Dividend valuation model (with growth – finding the cost of equity)
Ke = D0(1 + g)
P0
+ g
Dividend valuation model (with growth – finding the value of equity)
P0 =
D0(1 + g)
Ke – g
Interpolation (IRR)
IRR rate = Rate 1 +
( NPV 1 )
(NPV 1 – NPV 2) *(Rate 2 – Rate 1)
Irredeemable debt (market value of debt)
D = i
Kd
Irredeemable debt (cost of debt)
Kd =
i(1-t)
D
Preference share (cost)
KP =
D1
Pp
Redeemable bonds (market value)
P0 =
I1
———–
I2
+ ———–
+ … … +
Rn
———–
(1 + Kd) (1+Kd)2 (1+Kd)n
Redeemable bonds (cost/return)
I1
Kd = P0
+
(R – P0)/n
P0
Redeemable debt at current market prices (cost)
i(1-t)
MV
Non-tradeable Debt (cost)
Kdt = i(1 – t)
Weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
WACC =
E(Ke)
(D + E)
+
D(Kd(1-t))
(D + E)
Portfolio Theory
Expected return of a Single Asset Portfolio
E(r) = p1r1 + p2r2 + p3r3 + … + pnrn
Expected return of a Multi-Asset Portfolio
E(r) = w1r1 + w2r2 + w3r3 + … + wnrn
Risk of a Portfolio (Variance of a portfolio)
???? ??
Standard Deviation of a 2 Asset Portfolio

MGMT19105 Assessment 2 Term 3 2021

MGMT19105 Assessment 2 Term 3 2021
Assessment task
This assessment must be completed by students individually. The assessment is designed for students to apply fundamental quality management tools and techniques to solve a real-world quality-related problem or challenge for an existing organisation.
You are required to write a 1000-word short business report that describes ‘why’, ‘what’ and ‘how’ an existing business or organisation will implement the use of two (2) Quality Management tools or techniques. The tools or techniques you select must address a quality problem or challenge within the organisation such as customer dissatisfaction, product or service quality issues, shipment delays, long waiting times within the business or organisation.
a) You must select an organisation:
1. Such as a Business, Government, or Not-for-profit organisation of your own choice such as Subway Restaurants Australia, Coles Supermarkets, CommBank Australia, and Telstra. You must ensure that you have sufficient publicly available information or personal insight and knowledge about the organisation to identify a key quality problem or challenge within the organisation.
2. Or an organisation that you have been employed at and know well. You must have information or personal insight and knowledge about the organisation to identify a key quality problem or challenge within the organisation. Do not include confidential information in your report.
b) You must select two of the following tools in Goetsch and Davis (2021) – Chapter 15 – Overview of Total Quality Tools:
1. Cause and effect diagram
2. Check sheet
3. Control chart
4. Design of experiments
5. Five-S
6. Failure mode and effect analysis
7. Flowchart
8. Histogram
9. Pareto chart
10. Run Chart
11. Scatter diagram
12. Stratification 13. Survey
c) Your report must:
1. Describe ‘why’ your suggested quality-related problem or challenge is important to the selected organisation.
2. Describe ‘what’ the two (2) quality management tools and techniques are and how they address the problem or challenge. The best reports will discuss how the two (2) tools of choice complement each other. For example, quantitative tools such as Pareto chart and Control charts provide actual data, whereas qualitative tools such as the Cause and effect diagram and Flow charts illustrate relationships and process information.
3. Describe ‘how’ you want to implement the use of the selected quality tools and techniques within the organisation.
You can make a few assumptions about the information you use to describe the organisation. Do not use up a lot of words doing this and try to keep it realistic. Always remember that the purpose of the report is to demonstrate what you know about quality management and its practical application.
Assessment marking criteria
Your report will be assessed according to the following criteria.
Your report must demonstrate:
1. Clear identification of the quality-related issue in the selected organisation and discussion of two (2) quality management tools, and their relevance to the identified quality issues. 30%
2. Clear discussion about the implementation of two (2) quality management tools. 25%
3. Clear flow of thought throughout the report with a convincing executive summary; clear and succinct purpose described in the introduction; relevant structure and content within the body of the report; and a clear and succinct conclusion. 15%
4. Critical review skills and integration of relevant literature. A minimum of five (5) academic and professional references must be used 10%
5. Appropriate in-text referencing and reference list. Adherence to CQUniversity APA Reference Style. Correct paraphrasing. 10%
6. Clarity of expression, grammar, and spelling. Appropriate format within the word limit: 1000 words (±10%). 10%
Guidance on the content of the generic report chapters
Title page
Submit your report with a title page sheet containing:
• Your suggested assessment title. Your title should include the name of the organisation and the quality-related problem being addressed.
• The unit number and name
• Assessment number and name.
• Your name and student number.
Executive summary
The executive summary is intended for the busy executive needing an overview of the short report. The executive summary is expected to contain summary statements key/important elements of the report such as the focus of the report, findings, discussion, conclusion and in some cases recommendations. Table of contents
The table of contents is used to show the reader where parts of the report can be found.
Introduction
The introduction provides the purpose and scope of the report.
Conclusion
The important conclusions should be stated in this section.
References
Your report must include in-text referencing and a correctly cited list of references ordered alphabetically by surname of the first author, following the APA referencing style.
Note that references are usually not cited in the executive summary, introduction, and conclusion. These are only used in the main body of the text.
Appendices
Here you include material that is important to the report, but too comprehensive to include in the discussion of the report. This is where you want to insert your detailed tool and technique application.
References
Goetsch, D. L., & Davis, S. (2021). Quality Management for Organizational Excellence: Introduction to Total Quality (Ninth International ed.). Hoboken, New Jersey: Pearson.

MGMT19105 Assessment 2 Term 3 2021
Each student must complete this assessment alone. The evaluation requires students to apply basic quality management tools and approaches to a real-world quality problem or challenge.
Write a 1000-word business report explaining why, what, and how an existing business or organization will employ two (2) Quality Management methods or practices. The methods or strategies you use must solve a quality issue such as customer discontent, product or service quality concerns, shipment delays, or extended waiting times.
a) Pick an organization:
1. Like Subway Restaurants Australia, Coles Supermarkets, CommBank Australia, and Telstra. You must have enough publicly available facts or personal insight and understanding about the organization to identify a major quality issue or difficulty.
2. Or a company you’ve worked for and know well. To recognize a critical quality issue or difficulty within an organization, you must have personal insight and understanding. Do not report confidential information.
b) Choose two tools from Goetsch and Davis (2021) – Total Quality Tools Overview:
1. Cause-and-effect map
2. Examine a
3. Flowchart
4. Experiment design
5. 5-S
6. FMEA
7. Graph
Hexagon
Pareto graph
Run Chart
11. Scatter plot
12. 13. Poll
It must:
1. Explain ‘why’ the chosen organization should care about your quality-related issue.
2. Describe the two (2) quality management tools and procedures used to address the issue. The best reports will discuss how the two tools work together. The Pareto chart and Control charts provide quantitative data, whereas the Cause and effect diagram and Flow charts provide qualitative data.
Define the quality tools and approaches you intend to use within your organization.
You can make certain assumptions about the data used to characterize the company. Try to keep it realistic and not use too many words. Remember that the report is meant to show your knowledge of quality management and its practical implementation.
Criteria for evaluation
Your report will be evaluated on the following points.
Your report must show:
Establishing the organization’s quality issues and discussing two (2) quality management tools’ applicability to the issues. 30 %
2. Discuss the use of two (2) quality management tools. 25%
Clear flow of thought throughout the report, with a compelling executive summary, an introduction that defines the study’s objective, relevant structure and content, and a concluding statement. 15%
4. Critical review abilities and literature integration. Use at least five (5) academic and professional references. 10%
5. Appropriate citations and references. APA Reference Style at CQUniversity. Parsing correctly. 10%
6. Expressiveness, grammar, and spelling. Format within the word limit: 1000 words ( 10%). 10%
Content guidelines for generic report chapters
titl
Submit your report with a title page sheet that includes: Your title should include the organization’s name and the quality issue mentioned.
• Unit name and number
No. et nom de l
Nom et numéro de student
Synopsis
The executive summary is for the busy executive who needs a quick overview. The executive summary should summarize the report’s main points, results, conclusions, and recommendations. Contents
The table of contents directs the reader to specific sections of the report.
Introduction
The introduction defines the report’s scope.
Conclusion
This section should summarize the main points.
References
Your report must include in-text citations and a reference list arranged alphabetically by first author’s surname (APA referencing style).
The executive summary, introduction, and conclusion rarely include references. These are only used in the text body.
Appendices
Include here information that is relevant to the report but is too extensive to discuss in the report. You should insert your thorough tool and technique application here.
References
Goetsch, D. L., S. (2021). Total Quality Management for Organizational Excellence (Ninth International ed.). Pearson, Hoboken.