Write a paper responding to one of the following prompts:

Paper 1

For the final paper, discuss the actions of the main characters in the film. What were their motivations? Their options? How did their “world view” influence their decision-making? Do you agree with their choices or not, and why? Analyze their predicament and discuss the merits of their actions.

Paper 2

For this paper, discuss how the decisions made by the main characters influence the “real world.” What did their actions do to the other Wall Street firms? How did they influence domestic and global financial markets? What effect did they have on the valuations of other securities? How did they influence lending, mortgages, and retirement accounts? And finally, what effect did they have on capital allocation and formation?


You can write the paper in a group. There is no limit to the size of the group, and you can work with students from other sections of 306. When you post your paper to Blackboard, list everyone in the group on the top of the first page. Also, each member of the group must post a copy of the (same) paper to Blackboard.


  • Sam Rogers, Investment Floor Head (Kevin Spacey)
  • Will Emerson, Head of Trading (Paul Bettany)
  • John Tuld, CEO and Chairman of the Board (Jeremy Irons)
  • Peter Sullivan, Senior Risk Analyst (Zachary Quinto)
  • Seth Bregman, Junior Risk Analyst (Penn Badgley)
  • Jared Cohen, Investment Division Head (Simon Baker)
  • Eric Dale, Former Head of Risk Management (Stanley Tucci)
  • Sarah Robertson, Chief Risk Management Officer (Demi Moore)
  • Ramesh Shah, Legal Counsel (Aasif Mandvi)


“…relentless in its honesty and shrewd in its insights and techniques… an extraordinary feat of filmmaking”
—A. O. Scott, New York Times

“Margin Call is one of the strongest American films of the year and easily the best Wall Street movie ever made.”
—David Denby, New Yorker

“… this confident, crisply made piece of work does an expert job of bringing us inside the inner sanctum of a top Wall Street investment bank…”
—Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Margin Call “takes place over a 36-hour period at a large Wall Street investment bank and highlights the initial stages of the financial crisis of 2007-2008… Although the film does not depict any real Wall Street firm, or similar corporate action during the 2008 financial crisis, Goldman Sachs similarly moved early to hedge and reduce its position in mortgage-backed securities, at the urging of two employees. Other firms like Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns found themselves similarly and catastrophically over-leveraged in mortgage-backed securities. They scrambled, ultimately unsuccessfully, to manage the financial and public panic that ensued when their problems became apparent and the global financial markets plunged as a result.” (Margin Call (film))

MLA Formatting

Your paper must follow MLA format. The simplest solution is to use the Margin Call (Template).

Source: Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

General Guidelines

  • Use standard, white 8.5 x 11-inch paper.
  • Double-space and use a legible font (e.g. Times New Roman). The font size should be 12 pt.
  • Set the margins to 1 inch on all sides.
  • Indent the first line of paragraphs one half-inch from the left margin.

Formatting the First Page

  • In the upper left-hand corner of the first page, list your name, your instructor’s name, the course, and the date. Be sure to double-space.
  • Double space again and center the title. Do not underline, italicize, or place your title in quotation marks; write the title in Title Case (standard capitalization)—not in all capital letters.
  • Double space between the title and the first line of the text.
  • Create a header in the upper right-hand corner that includes your last name, followed by a space with a page number; number all pages consecutively with Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.), one-half inch from the top and flush with the right margin.



No health care organization exists in a bubble. It is affected by, and exerts influence on, its environment. A SWOT analysis is a tool used to look at the internal (strengths and weaknesses) and external (opportunities and threats) environmental strategic factors for any given company, including a health care organization. What is happening internally and externally in the general health care market that will affect the company? What about in its specific geographical area? Who are the customers? What are the company resources? How great is the demand for its product, and how is that health care organization different than the competition? The answers to these questions provide you with the answers necessary to evaluate the company’s strengths and vulnerabilities. In this assignment you will conduct a SWOT analysis of a health care organization.

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources.
  • Choose a health care organization, either one for which you are working or another in the community. It can be the same one you used for this week’s Discussion.

To complete this Assignment, write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:

  • Provide a brief summary of the location, services, and activities of your chosen health care organization.
  • Describe its service area in terms of current population, future population, competitors, and major environmental influences that will affect its operations 5 years from now.
  • Identify two threats and two opportunities (external assessments) for your chosen organization that may be present 5 years in the future.
  • Based on your current knowledge and general impression of the organization, what do you believe are its strengths and weaknesses (internal assessments)?

Your written assignments must follow APA guidelines. Support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure your in-text citations and reference list are correct.




Zuckerman, A. M. (2012). Healthcare strategic planning (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.
Chapter 3, “Activity I: Analyzing the Environment”
Chapter 4, “Activity II: Identifying Organizational Direction”

Harrison, J., & Association of University Programs in Health Administration. (2010). Essentials of strategic planning in healthcare. Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.
Copyright 2010 by Health Administration Press. Reprinted by permission of Health Administration Press via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Chapter 2, “Mission, Vision, and Culture: The Foundation for Strategic Planning”

Nelson, W. A., & Gardent, P. B. (2011). Organizational values statements. Healthcare Executive, 26(2), 56–59. Retrieved from the Walden Library using the ProQuest Central database:

Spallina, J. (2004). Strategic planning—getting started: Mission, vision, and values. Journal of Oncology Management, 13(1), 10–11. Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database:


This first course assignment has you demonstrate the applications of the important components dealing with business management. In this assignment, explain the importance of planning, organization, staffing, directing, and controlling for effective business management. Share your own experiences tied to management skills, principles, and strategies you have implemented that have or have not worked in your past or current careers. If you do not have any experience tied to management skills, address what you like to see in managers who you have worked for in the past.


Your essay submission must be at least two pages in length. You are required to use at least one outside source to support your explanation. Your essay response should be formatted in accordance with APA style.

leadership, management

Component to be added after the Summary sub-heading section 

: Writing the post script section will add 2 pages (600 words), double spaced, not including the title page and reference page.

The post script gives you an opportunity to describe and assess yourself, detailing how you have developed a personal leadership and management style for diverse situations.

With the approaching completion of this course, reflect upon the professional research writing proficiency you have gained in this capstone course, and of your entire MSML educational journey. Use this post script section to describe your own qualities, attitudes, and willingness to acquire and hone the critical competencies that will increase your marketability in a competitive business environment.

Now take a moment to envision your future. How will you apply your leadership, management style, and research skills to address diverse organizational problems?

Post Script

o Described the management and leadership qualities you have acquired in this course and throughout the MSML program that are making you more marketable in a competitive business environment.

o Described a career path situation in which you will be able to apply your leadership, management style, and research skills to address diverse organizational problems.


250-300 words per DQ


As a member of management, you will need to make decisions on issues in which you have limited or no knowledge. How do you determine if their judgment is reliable? What are their underlying reasons for their decisions? What is your thought process when considering if you should own or lease ____.  Who is supplying you with the data? Who is providing alternatives? How did you validate this? How do you make that multi-million dollar decision?

Reference:  Gerald Glandon, Detlev Smaltz, and Donna Slovensky. (2013). Information Systems for Healthcare Management, Eighth Edition. Health Administration Press.

Chapter 6.



What is the objective of a web site? What appeals to you about a web site and how is this different from a web-based application? Where do you see web systems for health care going in the next five years? What has your organization done to get ready for this? Find the website of a clinic, physician, or hospital and share the URL. Explain why you believe this is representative of a good website. What makes it “good”? What is appealing about it? What does it tell you about the organization it represents? How easy is it to navigate? Would it be easy for novice computer/web users to navigate?

Reference:  A.N. (2014, June 5). U.S. News & World Report. Healthcare Harnesses Social Media.Retrieved December 10, 2016


What is the basis of good social media in healthcare? What are the desires of patients and healthcare systems and the use of social media? Discuss the pros and cons of social media and privacy.

Reference:  A.N. (2014, June 5). U.S. News & World Report. Healthcare Harnesses Social Media.Retrieved December 10, 2016


Microsoft’s Health Vault has been a complete failure in the personal health record space. Other major vendors like Google have developed tools for personal health records however, none of them have caught on. Why is there no completely successful EHR/EMR system?

-What are the criteria for a successful EHR/EMR system?

-Why must the focus change from EHRs to e-care?

-What is involved in e-care and how can it contribute to the dramatic changes needed in healthcare?

-What else is needed in the personal health record space?

Reference:  Gerald Glandon, Detlev Smaltz, and Donna Slovensky. (2013). Information Systems for Healthcare Management, Eighth Edition. Health Administration Press.

Chapters 9 and 10.


Materials. Use the following materials exclusively:

Eisenmann, Thomas R. and Laura Winig. Rent the Runway Harvard Business School. Case 9- 812-077.

Barringer,13ruce R. and R. Duane Ireland. Entrepreneurship. Successfully Launching New Businesses. Fifth Edition. Pearson. 2016.


Four pages max, double spaced, Times New Roman 12 font. Name and page number on each page.

Due 1 October 2017. 2:00 PM

Question 1. Prepare a one-page Business Model Template for Rent the Runway. 15 points.

Question 2. What do you think of the co-founder team? Consider their experience temperaments, preferences, visionary skills, implementation skills, and their risk tolerance. If they had received a negative reaction from Diane von Furstenberg, what would they have likely done? 10 points

Question 3. Were the designer interviews useful? What worked? What didn’t? What was the best advice they received? 10 points.

Question 4: How did their survey of the competition effect their decision to proceed? 10 points.

Question 5: Were the market trials sufficient for their planning to go forward? How could they have made them more useful? 10 points.

Question 6: In summary, what worked in Rent the Runway’s initial phases? What didn’t work? 20 points.


Imagine that you are a member of management at a successful high-end adult clothing and accessories retailer that is considering launching an exclusive line of high-end children’s clothing. This is a new venture for your company, which has until now been focused completely on the adult market. Before committing resources to fully developing a plan for the proposed children’s clothing line, you have called for research that will help you better understand your potential customers as well as the competitive environment.

In an essay:


  1. Describe the issues that the research should explore. What would you want to know about potential customers and the competitive environment?

  2. Explain why this information would be needed before you develop a plan for the proposed line of high-end children’s clothing. How would this information be used to make better decisions?

submit a response minimum 500 words No plagiarism