Global Issues

“Global Issues” Select an international company in a field you are familiar with and determine two (2) key areas (i.e., staffing, training, employee and labor relations, compensation, benefits) where HR will have additional issues and challenges to deal with than in strictly U.S.-based companies. Next, suggest at least two (2) recommendations for dealing with these issues and challenges. Provide a rationale for your response. Per Chapter 16 of your text, Geert Hofstede’s Model of National Culture outlines six (6) cultural dimensions in which countries may differ: power-distance, individualism, masculinity, uncertainty avoidance, long term orientation, and indulgence. Go to the Hofstede Centre’s website and select two (2) different countries. Compare the ratings in all of these cultural dimensions, plus the additional dimension of Indulgence listed on the site, between your selected countries. Next, describe at least two (2) challenges employees from these selected countries may face in working with each other due to differences in the dimensions. Provide a rationale for your response.

Financial Research Report

Assignment 1: Financial Research Report Due Week 9 and worth 300 points

Imagine that you are a financial manager researching investments for your client. Use the Strayer Learning Resource Center to research the stock of any U.S. publicly traded company that you may consider as an investment opportunity for your client. Your investment should align with your client’s investment goals. (Note: Please ensure that you are able to find enough information about this company in order to complete this assignment. You will create an appendix, in which you will insert related information.)

The assignment covers the following topics:

Rationale for choosing the company in which to invest Ratio analysis Stock price analysis Recommendations

Refer to the following resources to assist with completing your assignment:

Stock Selection

Forbes – “Six Rules to Follow When Picking Stocks” CNN Money – “Stocks: Investing in stocks” The Motley Fool – “13 Steps to Investing Foolishly” Seeking Alpha – “The Graham And Dodd Method For Valuing Stocks” Investopedia – “Guide to Stock-Picking Strategies” Seeking Alpha – “Get Your Smart Beta Here! Dividend Growth Stocks As ‘Strategic Beta’ Investments”

Market and Company Information

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – “Market Structure” Yahoo! Finance Mergent Online (Note: This resource is also available through the Strayer Learning Resource Center.) Seeking Alpha (Note: Also available through the Android or iTunes App store.) Morningstar (Note: You can create a no-cost Basic Access account.) Research Hub, located in the left menu of your course in Blackboard.

Write a ten to fifteen (10-15) page paper in which you:

Provide a rationale for the stock that you selected, indicating the significant economic, financial, and other factors that led you to consider this stock. Suggest the primary reasons why the selected stock is a suitable investment for your client. Include a description of your client’s profile. Select any five (5) financial ratios that you have learned about in the text. Analyze the past three (3) years of the selected financial ratios for the company; you may obtain this information from the company’s financial statements. Determine the company’s financial health. (Note: Suggested ratios include, but are not limited to, current ratio, quick ratio, earnings per share, and price earnings ratio.) Based on your financial review, determine the risk level of the stock from your investor’s point of view. Indicate key strategies that you may use in order to minimize these perceived risks. Provide your recommendations of this stock as an investment opportunity. Support your rationale with resources, such as peer-reviewed articles, material from the Strayer Learning Resource Center, and reviews by market analysts. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Critique financial management strategies that support business operations in various market environments. Analyze financial statements for key ratios, cash flow positions, and taxation effects. Review fixed income strategies using time value of money concept, bond valuation methods, and interest rate calculations. Estimate the risk and return on financial investments. Apply financial management options to corporate finance. Determine the cost of capital and how to maximize returns. Formulate cash flow analysis for capital projects including project risks and returns. Evaluate how corporate valuation and forecasting affect financial management. Analyze how capital structure decision-making practices impact financial management. Use technology and information resources to research issues in financial management. Write clearly and concisely about financial management using proper writing mechanics.

Flowchart Improvement Process

Purpose of Assignment The purpose of this assignment is for students to learn process flowcharting/improving a process, and summarizing the results. Assignment Steps: See Screen Captures for using the Microsoft® Excel® Template Resources: Microsoft® Excel® (Template must be used.) Select a complex process from your personal life or work. Use Microsoft® Excel® to create a flowchart of the “as-is” process. There is a Template for this in the course Announcement area. Define metrics and measure the current process. Use process improvement techniques to improve the process. Use Microsoft® Excel® Template to create an improved process flowchart. Use judgmental forecasting, which is your professional judgement, to ascertain how the future process will perform according to your metrics. Develop a 300-word executive summary in which you describe your process improvement project (including the as-is process flowchart and the improved process flowchart). Note: Students and faculty are reminded both Six Sigma readings and Lean Principles introduced in Week 2 are spread throughout the entire course. Students will apply the knowledge from the readings in their Learning Teams throughout the course. Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Directions: Answer the following questions on a separate document. Explain how you reached the answer or show your work if a mathematical calculation is needed, or both. Submit your assignment using the assignment link above.

A. Bad Boys, Inc. is evaluating its cost of capital. Under consultation, Bad Boys, Inc. expects to issue new debt at par with a coupon rate of 8% and to issue new preferred stock with a $2.50 per share dividend at $25 a share. The common stock of Bad Boys, Inc. is currently selling for $20.00 a share. Bad Boys, Inc. expects to pay a dividend of $1.50 per share next year. An equity analyst foresees a growth in dividends at a rate of 5% per year. Bad Boys, Inc. marginal tax rate is 35%. If Bad Boys, Inc. raises capital using 45% debt, 5% preferred stock, and 50% common stock, what is Bad Boys cost of capital?

B. If Bad Boys, Inc. raises capital using 30% debt, 5% preferred stock, and 65% common stock, what is Bad Boys cost of capital?

C. On page 457, your textbook details the term Cannibalization. In your own words, identify two corporations that have dealt with cannibalization and what steps were taken to overcome the cannibalization. Please provide any citations and references. Please be articulate in your responses.

Define the elements of the crime

Project Details

In your Final Project, you will look at crimes in three categories: against property, against persons, and against public order. In a 9–15 slide presentation, respond to the following questions for each of the crime that you select: The crime selected will be Prostitution

1.Define the elements of the crime, including the actus reus and men’s rea for each crime. Make sure to cite a state criminal statute for each crime.

2.Identify whether the crime can be classified as a crime against property, crime against person, or a crime against public order and why the crime is so classified.

3.Describe a factual scenario, either fictional or true in fact, in which the crime is committed. Should there be different penalties for crimes against property, people, and public order? Why? Do you believe that crimes in one category are more serious? Support your argument with examples as to why these crimes are similar or different.

4.Referring to your factual scenario, how would a person’s ideas about multiculturalism and diversity impact the penalties for the crime? For example, depending on the crime a defendant’s sentence might be decided by either a judge or a jury. Based on the particular juror or judge’s socio-economic, cultural or religious backgrounds, do you think that these individuals have certain opinions as to how stringent a defendant’s sentence should be?

5.Provide your opinion as to whether judges should be given wide discretion in determining the appropriate sentence for a defendant.

You may use the Model Penal Code definitions as outlined in your text, or select specific statutes from the Federal or a state criminal code. However, make sure you clearly identify the elements as outlined in that statute. It is suggested that you separate your responses for each scenario with headings in your presentation.

Defend the theories required to be successful in supervisory practices in the criminal justice field.

Create a 10–15-slide PowerPoint presentation (excluding the title and reference slide) that applies critical thinking to construct persuasive arguments on the following:

Defend the theories required to be successful in supervisory practices in the criminal justice field.

Address the following issues in your presentation:

Include several theories that are essential for success in supervision. Explain why each of the theories is important. How do the theories impact supervisory practices? Support the theories with research. (PLEASE NOTE: This project may require outside research.)

The PowerPoint should contain a title slide and a slide with a list of references in APA format. All internal citation of outside sources plus the listing of all references should also adhere to APA format.

Research paper on Employment and Management development.

you will research and write a 5-7 page paper (not including the cover page and citation page) APA format.

All papers should be typed, spell-checked, grammar-checked, Times New Roman, 12-point font submitted double-spaced, and prepared with references in proper academic format, using the APA style.

Criteria

Excellent 51 – 75 points

Meets Expectations 26-50 points

Developing 1-25 points

Not Acceptable 0 points

Content

Used more than 4 different scholarly resources.

Used personal interviews.

All required elements are fully addressed, easily identified, and integrated into the assignment.

All key facts are clearly identified and completely addressed.

Used 3 scholarly articles and books, where applicable, outside sources are effectively used in addition to the course text.

All required elements are addressed and identified.

Most key facts are identified and completely addressed.

Only used a couple of resources, primarily companies’ Web sites

Outside sources are used in addition to the textbook, but are ineffective or not appropriate.

A few key facts are identified and addressed.

Assignment not submitted, submitted late OR contains plagiarized content.

Critical Thinking

Assignment demonstrates good critical thinking and evaluation of multiple ideas.

Makes connections between reading materials and real world applications.

Assignment demonstrates some critical thinking and evaluation of multiple ideas.

Makes connections between reading materials and real world applications.

Assignment demonstrates some critical thinking and evaluation of multiple ideas.

No connections made between reading material and the real world. No evidence of critical thinking.

Writing Quality

Fluid sentence structure; appropriate vocabulary.

Used APA guidelines and graphs, if appropriate. No major errors in structure, grammar, or spelling.

Overall adequate job, few errors in structure, grammar, and spelling.

Used APA guidelines and graphs, if appropriate.

Adequate job, but some errors in structure, grammar, and spelling.

Used APA guidelines and graphs, if appropriate.

Lacked the quality to be considered baccalaureate-level work.

Cumulative Points

153 – 225 points

78 – 150 points

3 – 75 points

0 points

 BENEFITS OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE WORKPLACE

Due Week 6 and worth 150 points

BENEFITS OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE WORKPLACE

Develop a PowerPoint presentation (12-18 slides in length). It should include a title slide, an agenda slide, body content slides, a closing slide, and a references slide (if applicable). All slides count toward the required length. The content should focus on some aspect of social media use in the workplace. Potential examples include the importance of companies embracing social media, advertising through social media, policies involving social media, proper professional communication through social media platforms, or any number of other angles.

The presentation must be submitted in .PPT or .PPTX format. Any other submission formats will be returned ungraded.

The PowerPoint presentation must adhere to the following requirements: Content: Address some aspect of social media use in the workplace. Organize the presentation in a clear, logical manner. Provide between 12-18 total slides. Assume your target audience is familiar with the overall concept of social media. Format: Follow the design requirements from Chapter 12-3 (pages 208-211) in BCOM7. Format the PowerPoint presentation with headings on each slide, and two to three (2-3) relevant graphics (photographs, graphs, clip art, etc.) throughout the presentation (not per slide), ensuring that the presentation is visually appealing and readable from 18 feet away. Open with an engaging introduction (including one title slide and one introduction slide). For the body of your presentation, cover the main points of your subject. Create slides that reinforce and illustrate your main ideas. For your single closing slide, finish with a memorable wrap-up statement that refocuses on the purpose of your presentation. Slides should cite any relevant outside sources using footnotes on relevant slides (the source should be clearly visible to the audience) OR in APA format (in-text citations on slides and an included references page at the end of the presentation). Choose one method or the other (do not mix both). Clarity / Mechanics: Focus on clarity, writing mechanics, and professional language/style requirements. Run spell/grammar check before submitting. Your assignment must be completed in PowerPoint (using either .PPT or .PPTX format). Your professor may provide additional instructions.

Assignments must be submitted through the online course shell only.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Plan, create, and evaluate professional documents. Write clearly, coherently, and persuasively using proper grammar, mechanics, and formatting appropriate to the situation. Deliver professional information to various audiences using appropriate tone, style, and format. Develop presentation skills for use in the professional environment.

Project Progress

Assignment 4: Project Progress

Due Week 9 and worth 200 points

Note: The assignments are a series of papers that are based on the same case, which is located in the Student Center of the course shell. The assignments are dependent upon one another. During the project life cycle, project risk reviews and reports are required as previously identified in the risk management plan. Two months after the project started, the following events have taken place.

The top-two (2) threats have occurred. The top opportunity has been realized. The project’s risk budget is already exhausted. The risk management schedule has been shortened by two (2) months. Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you: Analyze the impact of those events on the project. Determine if any mitigation activities are required and explain why. Determine if budget / schedule changes are necessary and explain why. Update the risk register and highlight the changes made. Provide the justification for the changes. Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Given an information requirement related to project risk management, determine the nature and extent of information needed to effectively address the topic; efficiently locate, determine the validity, and critically evaluate the resources; and apply the information to accomplish the specific purpose (report, case analysis, factual requirement, problem solving, and planning). Use technology and information resources to research issues in project risk management. Write clearly and concisely about project risk management using proper writing mechanics.