Ethical Decision Making

Assistance with Quiz

QUESTION 1

1.  Which of the following statements is true about ethical decision making in ?

A. It is limited to the type of major corporate decisions with social consequences.
B. It should rely on the personal values and principles of the individuals involved
C. It involves significant general policy issues that affect entire organizations.
D. Every employee, except workers in a process-oriented organization, will be faced with an issue that will require ethical decision making.

4 points  

QUESTION 2

1.  Which of the following best describes a business stakeholder?

A. Anyone who affects or is affected by decisions made within a firm.
B. Anyone who has acquired significant shareholding in a firm.
C. Anyone with a controlling interest in a firm.
D. Minority shareholders in a business entity.

A corporatestakeholderis a person or group who can affect or be affected by the actions of abusiness. Internalstakeholdersare groups within abusinessor people who work directly within thebusiness, such as employees, owners, and investors.

4 points  

QUESTION 3

1.  The aspect ethics that examines business institutions from a social rather than an individual perspective is referred to as:

A. institutionalized ethical responsibility.
B. corporate cultural responsibility.
C. decision making for social responsibility.
D. institutional morality.

4 points  

QUESTION 4

1.  Kathy, your best friend and , asks you to help her with a challenging ethical predicament. Which of the following would be your first step in the decision making ?

A. Identifying the ethical issue
B. Considering the available alternatives
C. Determining the facts of the situation
D. Making the decision

1  Identify a problem or opportunity

Step 1:Identify the decision to be made.You realize that a decision must be made. You then go through an internal process of trying to define clearly the nature of the decision you must make.

4 points  

QUESTION 5

1.  Which of the following statements reflects the concept of normative myopia?

A. “I was so involved in our debate that I missed the red light. We need to limit our conversations in the car.”
B. “I may have exaggerated the features of the product to get this sale. You knew how important this deal was for me.”
C. “Brad met with an accident because he was drunk while driving. I hope he has learnt his lesson.”
D. “I never expected Draco to steal from me; he has been my friend for so long.”

4 points  

QUESTION 6

1.  In the ethical decision-making process, once we have examined the facts and identified the ethical issues involved, we should next:

A. make the decision.
B. consider the available alternatives.
C. identify stakeholders.
D. monitor and learn from the outcomes.

4 points  

QUESTION 7

1.  Which of the following explains the term “satisficing?”

A. Considering limited alternatives while making decisions.
B. Selecting the alternative that meets minimum decision criteria.
C. Following simplified decision rules.
D. Selecting the alternative simply because it is the easy way out.

4 points  

QUESTION 8

1.  Ethical reasoning falls into three major categories. Identify them.

A. Utility, virtue, and values
B. Universal rights, values, and moral principles
C. Personal character, consequences, and principles
D. Universal rights, cultural norms, and mores

4 points  

QUESTION 9

1.  The study of various character traits that can contribute to, or obstruct, a happy and meaningful human life is part of:

A. philosophical ethics.
B. virtue ethics.
C. deontological ethics.
D. utilitarianism.

4 points  

QUESTION 10

1.  Utilitarianism has been called a(n):

A. consequentialist approach to ethics.
B. behavioral approach to ethics.
C. commonsensical approach to ethics.
D. intuitive approach to ethics.

4 points  

QUESTION 11

1.  Which of the following traditions would support child labor because it produces better overall consequences than the available alternatives?

A. Virtue ethics
B. Deontological ethics
C. Utilitarianism
D. Classicism

4 points  

QUESTION 12

1.  Economists that view profit maximization as a central idea to corporate social responsibility are following the:

A. Kantian framework of ethics.
B. utilitarian framework of ethics.
C. deontological framework of ethics.
D. virtue-based framework of ethics.

4 points  

QUESTION 13

1.  Which of the following is true about corporate culture?

A. Corporate cultures shape the people of the organization, without getting affected by them.
B. Corporate cultures are generally static, but can be changed by voluntary action of the top managers.
C. Corporate cultures can hinder individuals in making the “right” decisions.
D. Corporate Cultures cannot hinder individuals in making the “right” decisions.

4 points  

QUESTION 14

1.  Which of the following statements is true about ethical corporate cultures?

A. Ethical organizational culture cannot have a direct impact on the bottom line.
B. If attended to and supported, a strong ethical culture can serve as a deterrent to stakeholder damage.
C. Even if ignored, organizational culture could reinforce a perception that “anything goes,” and “any way to a better bottom line is acceptable,” building long-term sustainability.
D. The responsibility for creating and sustaining ethical corporate cultures rests on law enforcement agencies.

4 points  

QUESTION 15

1.  Which of the following is true about corporate culture?

A. An integrity-based culture is one that reinforces a particular set of rules.
B. A compliance culture is only as strong and as precise as the rules that workers are expected to follow.
C. Values-based organizations do not include a compliance structure.
D. A values-based culture emphasizes obedience to the rules as the primary responsibility of ethics.

4 points  

QUESTION 16

1.  Which of the following involves the disclosure of unethical or illegal activities to someone who is in a position to take action to prevent or punish the wrongdoing?

A. Gentrification
B. Redlining
C. Whistleblowing
D. Flyposting

4 points  

QUESTION 17

 

1.  The law has created a form of business that limits the liability of individuals for the risks involved in business activities. Identify the form of business.

A. Corporation
B. Partnership
C. Limited partnership
D. Proprietorship

4 points  

QUESTION 18

1.  Which of the following is true about the economic model of CSR?

A. It holds that businesses should not only pursue profits, but it should also do its part for environment sustainability.
B. It has its roots in the Kantian tradition of ethics.
C. According to this model, profit is a direct measure of how well a business firm is meeting society’s expectations.
D. It holds that social goals should be at the heart of a firm’s mission.

4 points  

QUESTION 19

1.  “Just as individuals have no ethical obligation to contribute to charity or to do volunteer work in their community, business has no ethical obligations to serve wider social goods. But, just as charity is a good thing and something that we all want to encourage, business should be encouraged to contribute to society in ways that go beyond the narrow obligations of law and economics.” Identify the model of CSR that reflects this line of thought.

A. Integrative model
B. Stakeholder theory
C. Philanthropic model
D. Social Web model

Assignment 1: Discussion Questions—International Business Decision Making

The various factors impacting international business may be brought together into a process for evaluating international business opportunities. Choosing the right mode of entry is the next step.

Research evaluation of business opportunities and modes of entry using your textbook,  University online library resources, and the Internet. Respond to the following:

  • Explain how a business can assess international business opportunities giving examples. Do you think the size of the company matters in assessing an international business opportunity? Give reasons for your answer.
  • In your opinion, what would be the single most effective way for a potential international business to gain entry into an international market? What are the apparent risks of the mode of entry you recommend? For at least one other mode of entry, explain why it would be less effective compared to the one you chose.

Write your response in 400 words or less. Apply current APA standards for writing style to your work. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

By Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Assignment 2: Presentation—Starting an International Business

Business decisions are not made on a hunch or some vague idea of a good place to do business. Professionals assess business opportunities and modes of entry to choose the best alternative.

Research the topic using your textbook,  University online library resources, and the Internet. Based on your research, develop a presentation. Your role is of an educational specialist in international business and your audience is a group of middle managers.

Discuss the following in your presentation:

  • Steps to analyzing international business opportunities with specifics of what is involved in each step
  • Alternative methods for gaining entry into an international business opportunity or market

Submit your work in a 10-slide PowerPoint presentation. Use the speaker notes area to write the information supporting the slides. Apply current APA standards for writing style to your work. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Dozier Corporation

BA 350 Week 8 Final Exam Sum ( 100% Correct Solution + Steps by Steps Calculation with details *****)

 

2-4 – (Income Statement)
 
Pearson Brothers recently reported an EBITDA of $7.5 Million and net income of $1.8 million. It had $2.0 million of interest expense, and its corporate tax rate was 40%. What was its charge for depreciation and amortization?
2-7 – (Corporate Tax Liability)       
 
The Talley Corporation had a taxable income of $365,000 from operations after all operating costs but before (1) interest charge of $50,000, (2) dividends received of $15,000, (3) dividends paid of $25,000, and (4) income taxes. What are the company’s marginal and average tax rates on taxable income?
Chapter 3 Problem 3-8, 3-10
3-8 – (Profit Margin and Debt Ratio)
Assume you are given the following relationships for the Clayton Corporation: Sales/total assets   1.5 Return on assets (ROA)   3% Return on equity (ROE)   5% Calculate Clayton’s profit margin and debt ratio.
3-10 – (Times-interest-earned ratio)
The Manor Corporation has $500,000 of debt outstanding, and it pays an interest rate of 10% annually: Manor’s annual sales are $2 million, its average tax rate is 30%, and its net profit margin on sales is 5%. If the company does not maintain a TIE ratio of at least 5 to 1, then its bank will refuse to renew the loan and bankruptcy will result. What is Manor’s TIE ratio?
Chapter 12 Problem 12.1 12-4
12.1 – (AFN Equation)        
Baxter Video Product’s sales are expected to increase by 20% from $5 million in 2010 to $6 million in 2011. Its assets totaled $3 million at the end of 2010. Baxter is already at full capacity, so its assets must grow at the same rate as projected sales. At the end of 2010, current liabilities were$1 million, consisting of $250,000 of accounts payable, $500,000 of notes payable, and $250,000 of accruals. The after-tax profit margin is forecasted to be 5%, and the forecasted payout ratio is 70%. Use the AFN equation to forecast Baxter’s additional funds needed for the coming year.
12-4 – (Sales Increase)          
Bannister Legal Services generated $2,000,000 in sales during 2010, and its year-end total assets were $1,500,000. Also, at year-end 2010, current liabilities were $500,000, consisting of $200,000 of notes payable, $200,000 of accounts payable, and $100,000 of accruals. Looking ahead to 2011, the company estimates that its assets must increase at the same rate as sales, its spontaneous liabilities will increase at the same rate as sales, its profit margin will be 5%, and its payout ratio will be 60%. How large a sales increase can the company achieve without having to raise funds externally; that is, what is its self-supporting growth rate?
Chapter 13 Problem 13-6, 13-7, 13-8
13-6:
Brooks Enterprises has never paid a dividend. Free cash flow is projected to be
$80,000 and $100,000 for the next 2 years, respectively; after the second year, FCF is expected to grow at a constant rate of 8%. The company’s weighted average cost of capital is 12%.
a.      What is the terminal, or horizon, value of operations? (Hint: Find the value of all free cash flows beyond Year 2 discounted back to Year 2.)
b.   Calculate the value of Brooks’s operations.
13- 7
Dozier Corporation is a fast growing supplier of office products. Analysts project the following free cash flows (FCFs) during the next 3 years, after which FCF is expected to grow at a constant 7% rate. Dozier’s weighted average cost of capital is WACC = 13%.
YEAR
                                                              1        2         3
            Free Cash Flow ($millions)     -$20     $30      $40
a.)    What is Dozier’s terminal, or horizon, value? (Hint: Find the value of all free cash flows beyond year 3 discounted back to Year 3.)
b.)    What is the current value of operations for Dozier?
c.)    Suppose Dozier has $10 million in marketable securities, $100 million in debt, and 10 million shares of stock. What is the intrinsic price per share?
13.8
The balance sheet of Hutter Amalgamated is shown below. If the 12/31/2010 value of operations is $756 million, what is the 12/31/2010 intrinsic market value of equity?
Assets                                                             Liabilities and Equity
Cash                                      $20.0               Accounts Payable              $19.0
Marketable securities                77.0               Notes Payable                      151.0
Accounts receivable                 100.0                  Accruals                               51.0
Inventories                               200.0                   Total current liabilities  $221.0
           Total current assets      $397.0                  Long term bonds               190.0
Net Plant and equipment           279.0                        Preferred stock                    76.0
                                                                        Common stock
                                                                       (par plus PIC)                       100.0
                                                                       Retained earnings                89.0
                                                                          Common equity                 $189.0
Total Assets                            $676.0             Total liabilities                    $676.0
Chapter 4 Problem 4-4, 4-5, 4-20, 4-22
4-4:
If you deposit money today in an account that pays 6.5% annual interest, how long will it take to double your money?
 
4-5:
You have $42,180.53 in a brokerage account, and you plan to deposit an additional $5,000 at the end of every future year until your account totals $250,000. You expect to earn 12% annually on the account. How many years will it take to reach your goal?
 
4-20:
a. Set up an amortization schedule for a $25,000 loan to be repaid in equal instalments at the end of each of the next 5 years. The interest rate is 10%.
b. How large must each annual payment be if the loan is for $50,000? Assume that the interest rate remains at 10% and that the loan is still paid off over 5 years.
c. How large must each payment be if the loan is for $50,000, the interest rate is 10%, and the loan is paid off in equal installments at the end of each of the next 10 years? This loan is for the same amount as the loan in part b, but the payments are spread out over twice as many periods. Why are these payments not half as large as the payments on the loan in part b?
4-22:
Washington-Pacific invested $4 million to buy a tract of land and plant some young pine trees. The trees can be harvested in 10 years, at which time W-P plans to sell the forest at an expected price of $8 million. What is W-P’s expected rate of return?
Chapter 5 Problem 5-15, 5-21
5-15;
Absalom Motors’s 14% coupon rate, semiannual payment, $1,000 par value bonds that mature in 30 years are callable 5 years from now at a price of $1,050. The bonds sell at a price of $1,353.54, and the yield curve is flat. Assuming that interest rates in the economy are expected to remain at their current level, what is the best estimate of the nominal interest rate on new bonds?
5-21:
Suppose Hillard Manufacturing sold an issue of bonds with a 10-year maturity, a $1,000 par value, a 10% coupon rate, and semiannual interest payments.
a.  Two years after the bonds were issued, the going rate of interest on bonds such as these fell to 6%. At what price would the bonds sell?
b.  Suppose that, 2 years after the initial offering, the going interest rate had risen to 12%. At what price would the bonds sell?
c.  Suppose, as in part a, that interest rates fell to 6%, 2 years after the issue date. Suppose further that the interest rate remained at 6% for the next 8 years. What would happen to the price of the bonds over time?
Chapter 6 Problem 6-4, 6-10
6-4:
A stock’s returns have the following distribution:Demand for              Probability of      Rate of return

Company’s               this Demand        if this demand

Products                   Occuring             Occurs

Weak                       0.1                 (50%)

Below Average       0.2                  (5)

Average                  0.4                  16

Above average       0.2                  25

Strong                     0.1                  60

1.0

Calculate the stock’s expected return, standard deviation, and coefficient of variation.

6-10:
You have a $2 million portfolio consisting of a $100,000 investment in each of 20different stocks. The portfolio has a beta of 1.1. You are considering selling $100,000 worth of one stock with a beta of 0.9 and using the proceeds to purchase another stock with a beta of 1.4. What will the portfolio’s new beta be after these transactions?
Chapter 7 Problem 7-4, 7-10
7-4:
Nick’s Enchiladas Incorporated has preferred stock outstanding that pays a dividend of $5 at the end of each year. The preferred sells for $50 a share. What is the stock’s required rate of return?
7-10:
The beta coefficient for Stock C is bC = 0.4 and that for Stock D is bD = −0.5. (Stock D’s beta is negative, indicating that its rate of return rises whenever returns on most other stocks fall. There are very few negative-beta stocks, although collection agency and gold mining stocks are sometimes cited as examples.)
a.       If the risk-free rate is 9% and the expected rate of return on an average stock is 13%, what are the required rates of return on Stocks C and D?
b.      For Stock C, suppose the current price, P0, is $25; the next expected dividend,D1, is $1.50; and the stock’s expected constant growth rate is 4%. Is the stock in equilibrium? Explain, and describe what would happen if the stock were not in equilibrium.
Chapter 8 Problem 8-4, 8-5, 8-6
 
8-4:
The current price of a stock is $33, and the annual risk-free rate is 6%. A call option with a strike price of $32 and with 1 year until expiration has a current value of $6.56. What is the value of a put option written on the stock with the same exercise price and expiration date as the call option?
8-5: 
Use the Black-Scholes Model to find the price for a call option with the following inputs: (1) current stock price is $30, (2) strike price is $35, (3) time to expiration is 4 months, (4) annualized risk-free rate is 5%, and (5) variance of stock return is 0.25.
 
8-6:
The current price of a stock is $20. In 1 year, the price will be either $26 or $16. The annual risk-free rate is 5%. Find the price of a call option on the stock that has a strike price of $21 and that expires in 1 year. (Hint: Use daily compounding.)
Chapter 9 Problem 9-3, 9-8, 9-13
9-3:
Duggins Veterinary Supplies can issue perpetual preferred stock at a price of $50 a share with an annual dividend of $4.50 a share. Ignoring flotation costs, what is the company’s cost of preferred stock, rps?
9-8;
David Ortiz Motors has a target capital structure of 40% debt and 60% equity. The yield to maturity on the company’s outstanding bonds is 9%, and the company’s tax rate is 40%. Ortiz’s CFO has calculated the company’s WACC as 9.96%. What is the company’s cost of equity capital?
9-13:
Messman Manufacturing will issue common stock to the public for $30. The expected dividend and the growth in dividends are $3.00 per share and 5%, respectively. If the flotation cost is 10% of the issue’s gross proceeds, what is the cost of external equity, re?

Math Concepts in Cross‐Content Connections

Based on your practicum, personal experiences, and 3‐5 scholarly resources, complete the “Math Concepts in Cross‐Content Connections” document that includes the following:

  1. Two math concepts for each of the age groups: Birth to Age 2, Age 3 to Age 4, Age 5 to Age 6, and Age 7 to Age 8/Grade 3
  2. Content area (science, social studies, language arts, the arts) that can be used for each math concept
  3. State standards and objectives
  4. Real‐world connections
  5. Learning style best suited for the concept

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in‐text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guideline

Strategic Plan 

The Strategic Plan must include the following elements:

a. Name of Company

b. Executive Summary: Provide a succinct overview of your strategic plan.

c. Vision Statement

i. Outline the vision of your organization. Craft a statement that is understood and

shared by members of the organization, broad enough to include a diverse variety of

perspectives, inspiring and uplifting, and easy to communicate.

d. Mission Statement

i. While your vision statement inspires people to dream, your mission statement should

inspire them to action. Make it concise, outcome-oriented, and inclusive.

e. Business

i. Describe the primary business of your organization.

f. Team Members

i. Who are your organization’s core team members? (Organizational Chart)

g. External Environment Analysis

i. General Environment

1. economic and global factors that affect your firm’s strategy.

ii. Industry Environment

1. Industry Analysis includes analysis of your organization’s industry, competitors,

marketing strategy, and target customers.

2. Analyze competitors (existing or potential), customers (or buyers), and suppliers

(including those considering forward integration) using:

a. Use Porter’s Five-Forces Model of Industry Competition

b. Use The Value Net

iii. Opportunity Analysis

1. List your organization’s biggest opportunities.

iv. Threat Analysis

1. List your organization’s biggest threats

h. Internal Environment Analysis

i. Analyze your firm’s internal environment

1. Use the Value-Chain Analysis

2. Use the Balanced Scorecard Analysis

ii. Strengths: Analysis

1. List your organization’s greatest strengths

iii. Weakness Analysis

1. List your organization’s greatest weaknesses

i. Strategic Goals and Objectives

i. Objectives are the specific, measurable steps that will help you achieve

your mission. Develop objectives that are SMART: specific, measurable,

achievable (eventually), relevant to your mission, and timed (with a date for

completion.)

j.  Strategies

The strategy must be decisions made by your firms regarding

investments, commitments of resources, and other aspects of operations that will

create and sustain competitive advantage. Involves questions about what businesses

to compete in, and how to manage these businesses in order to achieve synergy –

how they can create more value by working together than by operating as stand-alone

businesses. Strategies must explain how your organization will reach its objectives.

i. Corporate-Level Strategy

1. Addresses your firm’s portfolio (or group) of businesses. What business(es)

should you compete in? Your organization may diversify into related or

unrelated businesses. How can you manage this portfolio of businesses to

create synergies?

ii. Business-Level Strategy

1. These are the bases for sustainable competitive advantage through:

Cost leadership and/or Differentiation, as well as Focusing on a narrow

or industry wide market segment. i.e. How to overcome the five forces

and achieve competitive advantage?

iii. International Strategy

1. What is the appropriate entry strategy for your organization? How will you go

about attaining competitive advantage in international markets?

iv. Entrepreneurial Strategy

1. What is your firm’s strategy to create value which will threaten

existing competitors and change the competitive dynamics of the

marketplace? How will you enter the market? How will you compete? How will

you deal with the competitors’ reaction?

k. Implementation/Action Plan

Your action plan should specify in detail who will do what, by when, to make what changes happen.

It may also note the resources needed, potential barriers or resistance, and

collaborators or communication lines that need to be active.

  • Ensures proper strategic control systems
  • Establishes an appropriate organizational design – coordinates & integrates activities within the firm.
  • Coordinates activities with suppliers, customers, and alliance partners
  • How the leadership team will ensure organizational commitment to  excellence & ethical behavior?

l. Reference Slide: Conclude your presentation with a reference slide in APA format.

  • Use several pictures throughout your presentation.
  • Make sure to include at least one picture or graphic per section. A power point presentation looks dull with few pictures and a lot of text.
  • Put the heading of each category on or before the slides in that group, so I know what category each slide is in.
  • Please follow the order that is listed above. Make sure your slides stay in order.

Leadership Organization

Create a 7 page leadership analysis using the narrative and summary of the leadership interviews you conducted.

This assessment gives you the opportunity to synthesize and demonstrate your understanding and experience interviewing leaders and how the leadership characteristics you analyzed relate to leadership theories, the New Business Realities, and the Thinking Habits.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Analyze the art and science of leadership.
    • Analyze how the data from leadership interviews supports leadership theories.
  • Competency 2: Reflect on personal leadership skills.
    • Analyze the relevance of the concepts from New Business Realities and Thinking Habits to an interview experience.
    • Self-assess the experience as an interviewer.
  • Competency 3: Create and effective theory of leadership.
    • Recommend leadership development initiatives for leaders at a specific level.

 

This is the last assessment that is related to your leadership interviews. For this assignment, use the narrative and summary of your interviews to complete the following analysis:

  1. Leadership theory: Summarize the leadership theory that you used to develop your interview questions. Analyze how the questions you asked and the data you collected during the interview support your chosen leadership theory. You might have used servant leadership, Kevin Cashman, Margaret Wheatley, articles from the Center for Creative Leadership, leadership stage theory, or other sources. Demonstrate your understanding of your chosen mastery (personal, purpose, change, interpersonal/being, balance, or action). Use examples from your interviews to demonstrate your mastery topic.
  2. Common Learning Themes: Reread the New Business Realities and the Thinking Habits of Mind, Heart, and Imagination, linked in the Resources. Select one topic from each and discuss its relevance to your experience interviewing leaders. The following are two examples:
    • New Business Realities: Did the interview reflect the dynamics of transformational change in complex systems in the change mastery questions?
    • Thinking Habits: Did the interview encourage professional self-development through conversational reflection in the questions on personal mastery?
  3. Self-Reflection: Self-assess your experience as an interviewer. What seemed to work? What did not work? What would you do differently next time? How would you change your explanation of your leadership topic, the medium you chose, or your behavior during the interview, to enhance the quality of your data? What did you learn about interviewing? What did you learn about your topic and its potential for helping leaders examine their leadership skills and characteristics?
  4. Summary Statement: Think about your experience interviewing leaders at this level. Describe the primary lessons you gained from this experience, the value of interviewing leaders, and the impact this approach has on leadership development. Include your recommendations to your current organization or an organization with which you are familiar about the development of leaders at this level and on your mastery topic and the use of interviews to propel personal development.

Additional Requirements

  • Length: Your assessment should be 7 pages, double-spaced.
  • Font and size: Use a standard font—either Times New Roman or Arial. The font size must be 12 point.
  • Margins: The paper margins should be 1 inch on each side.
  • Components: Include a title page, table of contents, and reference page. These do not count toward the paper length.
  • Formatting: APA format is required for all aspects of your analysis, including citations and references. Your writing should be well organized and clear. Writing structure, spelling, and grammar should be correct as well.

APPLICATION ASSIGNMENT 1 (CHAPTER CONCEPT)

**Pay attention to the Application Assignment Grading Rubric found in the Application Assignment Resources folder in Getting Started section.**

This application assignment requires you to share a newsworthy story OR a workplace experience that demonstrates how one course concept from Module 1 has been used in practice.  The concept that you select may come from the readingsaudio lectures, and/or required videos.

  • *ORIGINALITY REQUIRED:  This Application Assignment must be your original work for MADM 752.  Your assignment should be your own work and in your own words.  Course material and external sources must be cited and given proper credit using APA style.  In addition, assignments submitted to other classes should not be recycled or re-used for an Application Assignment in this course.  Your Turnitin similarity score will detect these types of submissions.  MADM 752 is specifically about small business and family enterprise.  Therefore, the concept you choose should be related to small business and family enterprise based on the material covered in this week’s module.  View the Turnitin Requirements section below.
News Story Option (if chosen):
  • News story must be from a credible source within the last 4 years with appropriate citation.
  • Context must be provided on why the story is immediately relevant to the topics being covered.
  • Responses which are purely opinion and anecdotal are not considered to be substantive in nature.
  • Two external sources to support information required In addition to the news story from a credible source.
  • Original news story from an external source plus two additional external sources required.
  • Assigned textbook chapters from the course do not count as external sources.
Workplace Experience Option (if chosen):
  • DO NOT SHARE CONFIDENTIAL OR PROPRIETARY INFORMATION with the class If you decide to introduce a workplace scenario that you have dealt with or are dealing with at present.
  • Use discretion when sharing work related information.  Use aliases instead of real names to maintain privacy.
  • Two external sources required to support your information in addition to workplace experience.
  • Workplace experience plus two external sources required.
  • Assigned textbook chapters from the course do not count as external sources.
Assignment Structure:
  • The title of application assignment and first sentence of assignment must indicate course concept from Module 1.
  • First part of application assignment must provide only brief summary of your work related news article/workplace experience to frame your discussion so that what you are discussing is clear but is not the majority of the post.
  • Remainder of application assignment and the primary focus of it is not describing your article/experience in great detail but rather meeting the relevant criteria outlined in the application assignment rubric using your work related article or workplace experience as the context.
Turnitin Requirements:
  • For each application assignment, your similarity score must meet a threshold of no more than 20%.
  • Assignments with greater than 20% similarity must be revised and resubmitted to Turnitin as many times as needed until the 20% threshold is achieved.
  • For resubmissions, it may take up to 24 hours for a new similarity score.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to allow enough time for resubmission of their assignment to Turnitin if their initial report did not meet the 20% threshold.
  • Assignments with more than 20% threshold will receive a zero.