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FIN 370 Week 1 Discussion Question 1

Which ratios measure a corporation's liquidity?  What are some of the problems associated with using financial ratios?

 FIN 370 Week 1 Discussion Question 2

How does the Sarbanes Oxley Act augment the SEC's role in managing financial governance?

 FIN 370 Week 1 Discussion Question 3

How is the primary market different from the secondary market? In your opinion, are these markets efficient? Why or why not?

 FIN 370 Week 1 Individual Assignment: Defining Financial Terms

-Resource: Financial Management: Principles and Applications

-Define the following terms and identify their roles in finance: Finance, Efficient market, Primary market, Secondary market, Risk, Security, Stock, Bond, Capital, Debt, Yield, Rate of return, Return on investment, and Cash flow

 FIN 370 Week 2 Discussion Question 1

How would you define strategic planning? What are the differences between strategic and financial planning? What financial problems might an organization encounter when implementing their strategic plan?

 FIN 370 Week 2 Discussion Question 2

What is the breakeven point? What decisions does the breakeven point help an organization to make? What financial actions might an underperforming organization take to reach breakeven point?

 FIN 370 Week 2 Discussion Question 3

How would you explain the use of TVM in business? What considerations are made when calculating TVM? How can you use TVM to create your own, or someone else’s, retirement plan?

 FIN 370 Week 2 Individual Assignment: Assignments from the Readings

-Resource: Financial Management: Principles and Applications

-Prepare responses to the following questions: 

-14-1, 14-3, 14-4 (Ch. 14) of Financial Management: Principles and Applications

-15-12A, 15-13A (Ch. 15) of Financial Management: Principles and Applications

 FIN 370 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment: Ethics and Compliance Paper

-Select an organization from the following list: Pepsi-Cola, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Lowe’s, Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, HP, Dell, Disney, or Microsoft

-Obtain a copy of the organization’s annual report and SEC filings for the past two years.

-Prepare a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you analyze the data in the annual reports and SEC filings. Address the following: Access the role of ethics and compliance in your organization’s financial environment. Describe procedures your organization has in place to ensure ethical behavior. Identify processes the organization uses to comply with SEC regulations. Evaluate your organization’s financial performance over the past two years, using financial ratios. Calculate the following ratios for each year: Current, Debt, Return on equity, and Days receivable. Discuss the trend for each ratio and what it tells you about the organization’s financial health. 

 FIN 370 Week 3 Discussion Question 1 

How would you define working capital? What working capital techniques would you recommend for your organization? Why?

 FIN 370 Week 3 Discussion Question 2

What is a lease? Why would you choose to lease a capital item verses buy?

 FIN 370 Week 3 Discussion Question 3 

What is meant by capital planning? Why is IRR important to an organization? Why is NPV important to a project? How would you select from multiple projects presented to your organization?

 FIN 370 Week 3 Individual Assignment: Assignments from the Readings (Sharp Corporation Cash Budget Worksheet)

-Resource: Financial Management: Principles and Applications

-Prepare responses to the following questions:

-4-6A (Ch. 4) of Financial Management: Principles and Applications

-5-1A, 5-4A, 5-5A, 5-6A (Ch. 5) of Financial Management: Principles and Applications

 FIN 370 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment: Strategic Initiative Paper

-Resource: Ethics and Compliance Paper

-Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you describe the relationship between strategic and financial planning. Address the following: Describe a strategic planning initiative for your organization and identify an initiative discussed in the organization’s annual report. Describe how the initiative affects the organization’s financial planning. How will the initiative affect costs? How will the initiative affect sales? Describe risks associated with the initiative and financial effects they may have.

 FIN 370 Week 4 Discussion Question 1

How would you identify the optimal cost of capital for an organization?

 FIN 370 Week 4 Discussion Question 2

What is meant by Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)? Why is WACC a more appropriate discount rate when doing capital budgeting?

 FIN 370 Week 4 Discussion Question 3

How does an IPO allow an organization to grow financially? When is a merger or an acquisition, rather than an IPO, a more appropriate way to grow?

 FIN 370 Week 4 Individual Assignment: Reed’s Clothier Case Study and Assignments from the Readings

-Resource: Cases in Financial Management

-Prepare a 350- to 700-word analysis of the Reed’s Clothier case in Cases in Financial Management. Address the following in your analysis: Summarize the case. Formulate answers to questions 1-8. For question 1, calculate the ratios in Exhibit 4 of the case.

 FIN 370 Week 4 Learning Team Assignment: Caladonia Products Integrative Problem

-Resource: Financial Management: Principles and Applications

-Prepare a response to the Caladonia Products Integrative Problem located near the end of Chapter 10 in Financial Management: Principles and Applications. Address the following: Formulate answers to questions 12a-12e. Describe factors Caladonia must consider if they were doing a lease versus buy.

 FIN 370 Week 5 Discussion Question 1 

What is meant by foreign exchange risk?  What specific problems does foreign exchange present in an organization?

 FIN 370 Week 5 Discussion Question 2

What is globalization? Why has globalization become such an important issue over the last ten years?

 FIN 370 Week 5 Discussion Question 3

How will globalization change financial management in the years ahead?

 FIN 370 Week 5 Individual Assignment: Assignments from the Readings

-Resource: Basic Finance: An Introduction to Financial Institutions, Investments, and Management

-Prepare a response to Problem 3 (Ch. 21) of Basic Finance: An Introduction to Financial Institutions, Investments, and Management.

 FIN 370 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment: Integrative Problems and Virtual Organization Strategy Paper

-Prepare responses to the following problems: Integrative Problem Memo Questions 1-4 (Ch. 22) of Financial Management: Principles and Applications 

-Select a Virtual Organization, using the student Web site. Assume your organization is privately held, wants to expand operations, and is faced with three options for expansion: Going public through an IPO, acquiring another organization in the same industry, or merging with another organization

-Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you compare and contrast options and make a recommendation about which strategy the organization must choose. Address the following in your paper: Strengths of each approach. Weaknesses of each approach. Opportunities of each approach. Threats of each approach

 FIN 370 Week 5 Individual Assignment: Final Exam

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