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BUS 401 Entire Course (New)


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BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 1 The Role of Financial


Management in a Firm
BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 2 Financial Statements
BUS 401 Week 1 Financial Management Challenges
and Ethics
BUS 401 Week 2 DQ 1 Dreams Do Come True
BUS 401 Week 2 DQ 2 Investing in Bonds

BUS 401 Week 1 Assignment Ratio Analysis (Ash Cou


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Assignments
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BUS 401 Week 1 Assignment Ratio
AnalysisComplete Study Problem 4.10 on page 124
of the text and submit to instructor. In parts "a" and
"b," clearly label the calculation of the required
ratios and solve using Excel.

BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 1 The Role of Financial Managem


ent in a Firm (New
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The Role of Financial Management in a Firm.


Summarize the role of management as it relates to
finance in a corporation. In your post, address the
following:
Indicate the various aspects of finance that
management must understand.
Describe why a manager needs to understand the
characteristics and importance of financial markets
including risk and efficiency.

BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 2 Financial Statements (New)


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Financial Statements. View the Important Financial


Documents video which looks at the fundamental
financial documents every company needs;
including the balance sheet, income statement, and
statement of cash flow. In your post, choose one of
the financial statements and explain how a manager
would use the statement to drive financial analysis
and decision-making. Your post should be 200-250
words in length

BUS 401 Week 1 Financial Management Challenges a


nd Ethics (New
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Financial Management Challenges and Ethics. Find


at least two articles from the ProQuest database
that highlight and discuss two of the biggest
challenges facing financial managers today. One of
the articles should be about the challenge of
maintaining ethical financial integrity. The other
article can be on any other challenge that a financial
manager may face (e.g., competition, foreign
markets, government intervention, etc.).

BUS 401 Week 1 Quiz (New)


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BUS 401 Week 1 Quiz


Business - General Business
1.
Question :
The financial goal of a for-profit business is:
Student Answer:
profit maximization.

BUS 401 Week 2 DQ 1 Dreams Do Come True (New)


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Dreams Do Come True. Imagine that you have


decided you need a new car, but not any car will do;
you have decided to purchase the car of your
dreams. Conduct some research as to the cost of
this car. You have determined in this imagined
scenario that you could afford to make a 10% down
payment. You can borrow the balance either from
your local bank using a four-year loan or from the
dealerships finance company.

BUS 401 Week 2 DQ 2 Present and Future Values, an


d Expected Returns (New
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Investing in Bonds. Go to the Yahoo Finance Bonds


Center.
Under: Features / BOND LOOKUP / Find Bonds by
Name:
Type in the first letter of your last name.
Under Type Choose one of the Corp Bonds.
Assume interest rates for bonds today is 5% for an
AAA rated bond. Calculate the price of the bond you
have selected relative to the 5%. Is the bond selling

BUS 401 Week 2 Journal Present and Future Values,


and Expected Returns (New
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BUS 401 Week 2 Journal Present and Future Values,


and Expected Returns (New)

BUS 401 Week 2 Quiz (New)


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BUS 401 Week 2 Quiz


Business - General Business
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Question :
The longer we have to wait for a future amount to
be received:
Student Answer:
the lower its present value will be.
the higher its present value will be.

BUS 401 Week 2 Teaching Net Present Value (NPV) an


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


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

BUS 401 Week 3 DQ 1 Cash Flows From Working (Ne


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Cash Flows From Working. It may surprise you that


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

BUS 401 Week 3 DQ 2 Capital Budgeting (New)


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Capital Budgeting. View the Capital Budgeting video,


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

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BUS 401 Week 3 Quiz


Business - General Business
1.
Question :
The appropriate cash flows for evaluating a
corporate investment decision are:
Student Answer:
incremental additional cash flows.
marginal after-tax cash flows.

BUS 401 Week 3 Return on Investment Education Fu


nding (New
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Return on Investment: Education Funding. Develop a


three- to four-page analysis, excluding the title page
and reference page(s), on the projected return on
investment for your college education and projected
future employment. This analysis will consist of two
parts.

BUS 401 Week 4 DQ 1 Interviewing Peter Lynch (New


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Interviewing Peter Lynch. Review the Minimizing


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

BUS 401 Week 4 DQ 2 Cost of Capital (New)


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Cost of Capital. Corporations often use different


costs of capital for different operating divisions.
Using an example, calculate the weighted cost of
capital (WACC). What are some potential issues in
using varying techniques for cost of capital for
different divisions?

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BUS 401 Week 4 Quiz


Business - General Business
1.
Question :
Investors will make an investment if:
Student Answer:
the historical rate of return exceeds the expected
rate of return.
the required rate of return exceeds the expected
rate of return.

BUS 401 Week 5 DQ 1 Ratio Analysis (New)


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Ratio Analysis. Using the Ashford University Library


as a resource, find two articles that discuss financial
ratio analysis. Identify two advantages and two
disadvantages to using ratios in financial analysis.
Be sure to cite your sources using APA format as
outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

BUS 401 Week 5 DQ 2 Applying Ratios to a Business


(New
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Applying Ratios to a Business. Access the Evaluating


Business Performance: Small Business Case Studies
video in your online course.
The video focuses on profitability, liquidity,
efficiency, and stability of business. Given what you
have learned about ratio analysis, choose one of the
businesses from the video (Rose Chong Costumes,
Anros Floor Maintenance, or John Osbornes Gym

BUS 401 Week 5 Final Paper (New)


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Focus of the Final Paper


Evaluation of Corporate Performance
For the Final Paper, you will apply the concepts
learned in class to an analysis of a company using
data from its annual report. Using the concepts from
this course, you will analyze the strengths and
weaknesses of the company. You will then write a
report either recommending or not recommending
purchase of the company stock.

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