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# FIN 486 Week 3 Individual Problems

Complete the following problems in Ch 10:

• P-10-2
• P10-7
• P10-10
• P10-14
• P10-21

Complete the following problems in Chapter 11:

• P11-1
• P11-4
• P11-7
• P11-8
• P11-9

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P10–2

Payback comparisons Nova Products has a 5-year maximum acceptable payback period. The firm is considering the purchase of a new machine and must choose between two alternative ones. The first machine requires an initial investment of \$14,000 and generates annual after-tax cash inflows of \$3,000 for each of the next 7 years. The second machine requires an initial investment of \$21,000 and provides annual cash inflow after taxes of \$4,000 for 20 years

P10-7

Net present value: Independent projects Using a 14% cost of capital, calculate the net present value for each of the independent projects shown in the following table, and indicate whether each is acceptable

P10–10

NPV: Mutually exclusive projects Hook Industries is considering the replacement of one of its old drill presses. Three alternative replacement presses are under consideration. The relevant cash flows associated with each are shown in the following table. The firm’s cost of capital is 15%.

P10–14

Internal rate of return For each of the projects shown in the following table, calculate the internal rate of return (IRR). Then indicate, for each project, the maximum cost of capital that the firm could have and still find the IRR acceptable

P10–21

All techniques, conflicting rankings Nicholson Roofing Materials, Inc., is considering two mutually exclusive projects, each with an initial investment of \$150,000. The company’s board of directors has set a maximum 4-year payback requirement and has set its cost of capital at 9%. The cash inflows associated with the two projects are shown in the following table

P11–1

Classification of expenditures Given the following list of outlays, indicate whether each is normally considered a capital expenditure or an operating expenditure. Explain your answers

P11–4

Sunk costs and opportunity costs Masters Golf Products, Inc., spent 3 years and \$1,000,000 to develop its new line of club heads to replace a line that is becoming obsolete. To begin manufacturing them, the company will have to invest \$1,800,000 in new equipment. The new clubs are expected to generate an increase in operating cash inflows of \$750,000 per year for the next 10 years. The company has determined that the existing line could be sold to a competitor for \$250,000

P11–7

Book value Find the book value for each of the assets shown in the accompanying table, assuming that MACRS depreciation is being used. See Table 4.2 on page 120 for the applicable depreciation percentages

P11–8

Book value and taxes on sale of assets Troy Industries purchased a new machine 3 years ago for \$80,000. It is being depreciated under MACRS with a 5-year recovery period using the percentages given in Table 4.2 on page 000. Assume a 40% tax rate.

P11–9

Tax calculations For each of the following cases, determine the total taxes resulting from the transaction. Assume a 40% tax rate. The asset was purchased 2 years ago for \$200,000 and is being depreciated under MACRS using a 5-year recovery period. (See Table 4.2 on page 120for the applicable depreciation percentages.)

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## MGT 521 Final Exam (2017 version) solutions

1.

Unlike leaders, managers are those who:

• encourage and motivate employees to work together to achieve a common vision.
• implement procedures and processes to ensure the smooth functioning of an organization.
• seek innovation rather than stability in their approach to fulfill organizational aspiration
• develop relationships with employees based on trust and mutual respect.

2.

Adopting a __________ involves distributing monetary resources among divisions to increase financial returns or to spread risks among different businesses.

• differentiation strategy
• global strategy
• portfolio strategy
• multidomestic strategy

3.

Which of the following statements is true of a corporate-level strategy?

• It provides the framework within which functional managers operate.
• It is the primary responsibility of top managers.
• It is used to identify an organization’s strengths and weaknesses.
• It outlines a division’s long-term goals.

4.

__________ is the process by which managers establish the structure of working relationships among employees to allow them to achieve a company’s goals efficiently and effectively.

• Organizing
• Planning
• Controlling

5.

Identify a true statement about an effective control system?

• It provides managers with accurate information about organizational performance.
• It is limited in its capacity to provide managers with information in a timely manner.
• It allows managers to take only programmed decisions.
• It is an informal system that helps managers make decisions.

6.

A __________ specifies the national markets and industries an organization plans to compete in and why it intends to do so.

• corporate-level strategy
• functional-level strategy
• department-level strategy

7.

Which of the following models of leadership focused on identifying the characteristics of a person capable of being an effective leader?

• House’s path-goal model
• The trait model
• The behavioral model
• Fiedler’s contingency model

8.

Which of the following principles identified by Henri Fayol focuses on the chain of command with an organization?

• A manager should not encourage or allow his or her employees to be innovative and creative.
• An employee should receive orders from only one supervisor.
• A manager is not entitled to ask for his or her employees’ obedience.
• Authority should be concentrated at the top of the chain of command in an organization.

9.

A low-cost strategy requires organizations to:

• focus its attention on customers from a particular geographic area.
• direct its efforts to cater to a particular kind of customer.
• increase the spending on research and development to differentiate its products from those of its competitors.
• develop products that can be manufactured inexpensively compared to existing rival products.

10.

The __________ of an organization is responsible for building an efficient top management team.

• first-line manager
• vice-president
• middle manager
• chief executive officer

11.

Which of the following is a feature of a high-performing organization?

• The managers choose inappropriate goals but use resources effectively to achieve them.
• The managers choose the right goals to pursue and use resources appropriately to meet them.
• The organization produces a product that customers will want to buy but will not be able to afford.
• The organization produces a low-quality but affordable product.

12

According to Lewin’s force-field theory of change, which of the following factors results in a change in an organization?

• A stable general environment
• A decrease in forces for change
• A decrease in resistance to change

13

Which of the following statements is true of transformational leaders?

• They prefer to maintain the status quo in their organizations.
• They use reward power and coercive power to command respect from their subordinates.
• They engage with subordinates and motivate them to work toward organizational goals.
• They hesitate to share information with their coworkers.

14

First-line managers in an organization are responsible for:

• helping middle managers set organizational goals.
• assessing the appropriateness of organizational goals.
• supervising nonmanagerial employees on a day-to-day basis.
• ensuring the smooth functioning of all departments.

15

_____ is a measure of how productively resources are utilized to meet a goal

• Efficiency
• Product utilization
• Centralization
• Management

16

According to Henry Fayol, the planning process in an organization is effective when:

• it sets disparate, specific goals for each functional level.
• it proposes multiple plans to achieve an organizational goal.
• it allows plans to be designed and modified at all levels.
• it produces plans that are static, thus avoiding confusion.

17

Which of the following statements is true of an evolutionary change in an organization?

• It helps the organization adapt to gradual changes in the environment.
• It involves quickly finding new ways to be effective.
• It is effected through reengineering and innovation.
• It is likely to result in a radically new structure for the organization.

18

Which of the following is an advantage of implementing a functional structure in an organization?

• It helps managers specialize and develop expertise in only one product area.
• It enables employees who perform similar kinds of jobs to observe and learn from each other.
• It lets organizations choose the set of products that serves the needs of regional customers.
• It allows functional managers to develop generic skills that help manage all aspects of production.

19

Which of the following did Frederick W. Taylor believe to be an outcome of recording the method of performing a particular task in an organization?

• Tasks became complicated and time-consuming.
• Job procedures became standardized and more routine.
• Workers did not have to be trained for specific roles anymore.

20

Which of the following is an advantage of group decision making?

• It allows managers to process more information and rectify one another’s errors.
• It is unaffected by any kind of cognitive bias as it benefits from multiple perspectives.
• It is easy to execute because getting two or more managers to agree on a solution is relatively simple.
• It allows managers to take decisions within relatively short periods of time compared to individual decision makers.

21

. __________ is the formal system of task and job reporting relationships that determines how employees utilize resources to achieve a company’s goals.

• Organizational culture
• Organizational matrix
• Organizational design
• Organizational structure

22.

One way of pursuing a differentiation strategy is by:

• introducing products that are replicas of a competitor’s products.
• investing more on research and development.
• offering specialized products at low-costs.
• looking for new ways to reduce production costs.

23

An organization’s return on investment is calculated by dividing:

• its profit before interest and taxes by its total interest charges.
• its operating profit by sales revenue.
• its net income before taxes by its total assets.
• its current assets by its current liabilities.

24

How does an increase in job specialization lead to higher organizational performance?

• Each worker becomes responsible for all the different tasks involved in producing a product thereby increasing productivity.
• Each worker specializes in a different set of tasks over a period of time.
• Workers performing specific tasks become much more skilled and produce a product faster while working in groups.
• Workers join different groups and each group performs the same task at increasing costs over a period of time.

25

A differentiation strategy can be employed by organizations to:

• ensure strict control over various departments by a system of checks and balances.
• achieve flexibility in organizational culture.
• enhance the value consumers perceive in their products.
• reduce costs in all their functions.

26

Which of the following scenarios illustrates the attraction-selection-attrition framework?

• Miriam likes experimenting with new possibilities and taking risks. She hires like-minded people for her start-up.
• The management of ThinkFree Inc. requires all prospective employees to attend a basic induction program.
• Serena wins the annual award for best employee of the year. She was selected from all likely candidates for her dedication to her work.
• All the newly hired employees of Style Prints Inc. are encouraged to participate in team outings.

27

A differentiation strategy is ideal for organizations that:

• try to ensure flexibility in organizational culture.
• aim to produce new, innovative products.
• intend to exercise strict control over various departments.
• want to ensure flawless coordination among multiple divisions.

28

__________ signify what an organization and its members are trying to accomplish.

• Terminal values
• Shared norms
• Societal norms
• Instrumental values

29

A person’s upbringing is an important source of __________.

• organizational ethics
• professional ethics
• individual ethics
• societal ethics

30

__________ is the process by which managers regulate and monitor how efficiently and effectively an organization as a whole works to achieve organizational goals.

• Organizing
• Controlling
• Planning

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## MGT 465 Week 4 Business Start-Up Budget Challenge

Resource: Score.org

You are a consultant for a business start-up company and your main area of responsibility is coaching new business owners on developing start-up budgets.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word instruction guide on how to develop a start-up budget.

Include the basic elements of the budget and why they are critical.

Provide examples to support the approach new business owners should take when developing a start-up budget.

Explain why a start-up budget is different than an established business budget.

Include a completed start-up budget template as further supporting information.

Cite a minimum of three sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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## MGT 465 Week 2 Effective Marketing Blog Challenge

You are a business blog contributor for an online marketing support website. You are writing a blog series about start-up marketing tips for new entrepreneurs.

Write a 1,050-word blog using the Marketing Blog template as a guide that discusses three main marketing tips for business start-ups.

Discuss why these three tips are important for new entrepreneurs.

Include specific supporting arguments for each.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Cite a minimum of three sources.

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## MGT 448 Assignment Comprehensive Analysis of Global Entry /2017 version/

Purpose of Assignment

Perhaps one of the first key decisions a prospective business owner makes is the mode of entry in the chosen country. Making the correct choice will ensure the integrity of the business not only legally, but financially as well. Accordingly, a detailed understanding of the various modes of entry will allow the team members the knowledge to properly select the appropriate organization.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Suggested but not required: Shamah, Shani. (2011). A Foreign Exchange Primer. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

Search the Internet for vendors who sell this book or inquire about it with a local library.

Compose a minimum 700 words analysis of the following modes of entry:

• Turnkey Project
• Licensing
• Corporation
• Franchising
• Joint Venture

Address the following in the analysis:

• Discuss and describe the various modes of entry.
• Evaluate the pros and cons associated with each mode of entry.

Consider the mode of entry for the country you have selected in the Week 2 Individual Assignment.

Format

your paper consistent with APA 6th edition guidelines

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## MGT 418 Week 4 Franchise Analysis

Select three franchises from the same industry and assume you are going to purchase one of the three businesses.

Complete the Franchise Evaluation chart to identify due diligence and other issues for each of the selected franchises.

Attached

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you evaluate the three selected franchises and make a decision on which one to purchase. Your paper must include the following:

• Explain the due diligence issues you must investigate prior to making a purchase decision.
• Make a recommendation on which franchise to purchase. Justify your selection by evaluating information identified in your completed chart.

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## MGT 330 Week 4 Leadership Theory Worksheet

Complete the worksheet for 5 different theories of leadership:

• Explain each theory of leadership.
• Provide an example of how you might use this theory of leadership in a real world situation.
• Cite at least one peer-reviewed source (other than the text) in your explanations of your selected theories.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

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## MGT 330 Week 2 Strategic and Operational Management Presentation

You have been tasked with improving the focus of ethical behavior and social responsibility of your organization along with driving an appreciation of diversity.

Create a 10- to 15-slide PowerPoint® presentation on the differences in strategic and operational management with presenter notes:

• Define strategic and operational management.
• Explain how you will use strategic and operational planning to reach those objectives.
• Discuss how you would deal with the situations in a specific organization of the team’s choice.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

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## MGT 330 Entire Course /2017 version/

MGT 330 Week 1 Understanding the Roles of Management

Evaluate some of the managers you have had in your past work experience or your own experiences in managing others (in your work or personal life). Develop a 1,400-word analysis in which each of the following points is addressed:

Differentiate the skills and roles of a manager.

Explain the fundamental responsibility of any manager.

Differentiate the three skills a manager needs to be successful. Provide a specific example of each skill.

Analyze the specific roles a manager engages in relative to the four functions of management.

Provide a specific example of a role for each of the four functions of management. Provide at least two sources to support your analysis.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

MGT 330 Week 2 Strategic and Operational Management Presentation

You have been tasked with improving the focus of ethical behavior and social responsibility of your organization along with driving an appreciation of diversity.

Create a 10- to 15-slide PowerPoint® presentation on the differences in strategic and operational management with presenter notes:

• Define strategic and operational management.
• Explain how you will use strategic and operational planning to reach those objectives.
• Discuss how you would deal with the situations in a specific organization of the team’s choice.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

MGT 330 Week 3 Effective Delegation Analysis

Write a 1,575-word analysis on effective delegation practices and how those could be used in a team setting to create a high performing team:

• Identify effective delegation practices.
• Explain the key principles of delegation.
• Differentiate the types of authorities in an organization.
• Analyze how those in authority can effectively delegate responsibility authority.
• Explain how delegation can be used effectively in a team setting.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

MGT 330 Week 4 Leadership Theory Worksheet

Complete the worksheet for 5 different theories of leadership:

• Explain each theory of leadership.
• Provide an example of how you might use this theory of leadership in a real world situation.
• Cite at least one peer-reviewed source (other than the text) in your explanations of your selected theories.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

MGT 330 Week 5 Control Systems Presentation

Assume you are making a presentation to the leadership of a company on the benefits of control systems for enhancing organizational performance.

Create a 12- to 15-slide presentation, providing detailed speaker notes to explain and support the following points in your presentation:

• Explain why controls are important relative to managing quality in the organization.
• Explain the suggested types of control.
• Evaluate how they connect to approaches to managing people.
• Discuss the application of one or more leadership theories in the control process

Include at least two sources to support your positions.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

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## MGT 230 Week 4 Signature Assignment Human Resource Management- Organizational Change, Structure, and Management

Signature/BenchmarkAssignments are designed to align with specific program student learning outcome(s) in your program. Program Student Learning Outcomes are broad statements that describe what students should know and be able to do upon completion of their degree. Signature/Benchmark Assignments are graded with a grading guide or an automated rubric that allows the University to collect data that can be aggregated across a location or college/school and used for course/program improvements.

Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to provide students an opportunity to apply research on organizational structures and design, and to explore the relationship of culture to change in human resource management.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Week 4 Learning Team Collaborative Activity; Exploring Management: Ch. 7, Ch. 8, Ch. 9

Note: There are two parts to this assignment. The first part consists of a Microsoft®PowerPoint® presentation focusing on organizational culture and management processes. The second part of the assignment is a communication plan in which the manager must send to all stakeholders regarding the layoff of staff.

Part I

Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notes on each slide in which you address the following:

• Identify the importance of human resource management.
• Analyze the relationship of organizational culture to change.
• Discuss three activities in the strategic management process and define why it is important for managers to recognize the interdependent of these activities.

Part II

Create a manager's communication plan of at least 1,050 words informing the stakeholders of your organization that 1,500 employees will be laid off.

Include the following in your communication plan:

• Explain why the change in staffing must take place and its impact on all stakeholders.
• Identify key trends, assumptions, and risks in the context of your communication plan. As you develop them, consider the vision, mission, and values for your business.
• Prepare a SWOTT analysis of your organization.

Cite at least two peer reviewed references, one may be your textbook and at least one must come from the University Library.

Format your presentation consistent with APA Guidelines.

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## MGT 230 Week 2 New Business Venture

Purpose of Assignment

In this assignment, students will learn the concepts surrounding innovation, sustainability, cultural diversity, and elements of conducting business in the global marketplace.

Students will analyze and design a new business division based on the Fortune 100 or 500 organization chosen. The new business division is part of the student’s past or current position held within the organization.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Exploring Management: Ch. 15, Ch. 16, Ch. 17; University Library; Week 2 videos

Consider your position as a manager. As a manager, you are researching a Fortune 100 or 500 organization's profile that your current organization is going to collaborate with and make a new division.

Conduct a minimum 875-word analysis in which you explain the importance of innovation, sustainability, cultural diversity, and global management and how these factors are essential to the new division.

Include the following:

• Describe how innovation, sustainability, cultural diversity, and global management affect organizational performance and achieve competitive advantage.
• Explain how innovation, sustainability, cultural diversity, and global management align and guide the strategic direction of the organization.

Cite at least two peer reviewed references, one may be your textbook and at least one must come from the University Library.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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## Marketing plans help coordinate an organization’s departments and activities toward a mutual benefit between the organization and the consumer

Purpose of Assignment

Marketing plans help coordinate an organization’s departments and activities toward a mutual benefit between the organization and the consumer. Well thought out marketing plans contain both internal and external research aimed at understanding who the customer is, what they want, and any barriers the company may encounter in meeting customer demands. This research and information allows the company to create strong strategies and realistic goals. Part 1 of this two-part learning team assignment is designed to place students in the role of a company marketing team demonstrating to the CEO and Stakeholders why and how their new product/service should be launched. This assignment assesses the company, the target market and product, and identifies potential obstacles a company may face when deciding to launch a new offering will be identified.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Marketing: Ch. 1: pg. 4-10; Ch. 2: pg. 40-46 and 54-69; Ch. 3: pg. 72-92; Ch. 11: pg. 292-309; Week 1 video

Scenario: Your team has been chosen by the CEO to lead the development of key marketing strategies for the marketing plan for your company’s launch of a new and unique product/service (not already offered). Your marketing team’s mission is to prove to the board of directors and investors through research, strategy development, and reasoning, that this product/service is viable and will meet the company’s goals. In this first half of the project, you will be reporting to the board and CEO about the target, the product’s strengths, a SWOTT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats and Trends) analysis, and the brand’s position in the competitive environment.

Create a company name and decide what real business world industry it operates in.

Create a new and unique (not already offered) product or service the company will be launching.

Obtain your instructor’s approval for the team’s product or service before beginning this project by having the Team Leader private message the instructor with the following:

Name and description of the product or service

Name and description of the organization behind the product or service

Why it is of interest to you.

Your assurance that it has sufficient research resources and heft to carry you through all of the elements, and enables you to demonstrate your knowledge and gravitas of the course subject matter.

Create at least a 1,450 word report covering the following:

Describe the organization, who are they, what industry they operate in, their mission and values, as well as what makes them different from other organizations.

Explain your new and unique product/service and include packaging, labeling, and warranty if applicable. How will this add value and differentiate the brand and product from the competition, while encouraging the target market to buy?

Identify your target market and what segmentation criteria you use to identify it.

Prepare a SWOTT analysis.

Identify and describe the top three real business industry competitors for your company and how your company’s brand is positioned in comparison.

Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources. One must come from the course textbook or videos and one from the University Library. Note: Failure to utilize these resources will result in severe markdowns.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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## Marketers at Cream & Fresh Ice Creams update the company's web site and online journals regularly with information about new ice creams

From the following information calculate the net increase in cash.

Earnings before interest and taxes\$52,000Depreciation expense7,800Decrease in prepaid expenses1,700Increase in accounts receivable12,880Purchase of machinery32,700Payment of dividends11,300Increase in bank borrowings8,600

• \$88,780
• \$18,620
• \$13,220
• \$23,380

Irvin’s Ice Creams a popular chain of ice cream parlors located only in the United States is looking for opportunities to grow its business. Which of the following suggestions, if provided by the company’s marketing manager, would present the least amount of risk to the firm?

• Leveraging the firm’s brand value by selling children’s toys
• Increasing sales by increasing the number of stores in the United States
• Selling Irvin’s branded clothing in a new market
• Selling its current products in an attractive new market

Claudia is a team lead in an organization. One day at work a team member Marc informs Claudia that he wants to speak to her about the problems that he faces at work. Marc tells her that he is being treated unfairly at work and that his colleagues often ridicule him because of his ethnicity. He goes on to say that his disturbed state of mind has caused a dip in the productivity and quality of his work. Claudia does not interrupt him when he is speaking and encourages him to talk openly. She also lets him know that she understands his situation and that his feelings are valid. In this scenario, Claudia is primarily engaged in __________.

• selective listening
• passive listening
• empathic listening
• defensive listening

Calculate the net working capital from the information given below. The figures are in millions of dollars.

Cash and cash equivalents\$ 90Inventories450Accounts receivable255Fixed assets1,080Short-term investments145Goodwill90Accounts payable220Long-term borrowings660Short-term borrowings85Interest payable115

• \$(140)
• \$520
• \$610
• \$1,030

TwissData Corp. is an electronics firm based in Damiya that manufactures motherboards. Because of a rapid growth in the personal computing industry, TwissData Corp. decides to produce personal desktops and laptops instead of motherboards. By doing so, which type of market-product strategy has TwissData Corp. applied?

• Product development
• Diversification
• Market penetration
• Market development

Zuckain Corp. has issued a 10-year coupon bond. The bond is issued at an annual coupon rate of 14%. The face value of the bond is \$1,500, and the bond is currently trading at \$1,232.56. Calculate the bond’s yield to maturity.

• 64%
• 32%
• 25%
• 95%

The current price of Latera Corporation’s common stock is \$45 per share. The company expects to pay a dividend of \$3.30 per share during the next year. The expected growth rate of the stock is 12%. Calculate the cost of equity using the constant-growth model.

• 33%
• 60%
• 64%
• 33%

General Pharmacy’s stock has a beta of 1.8 and an expected return of 14%, and Sicoras Corp.’s stock has a beta of 1.5 and an expected return of 16.2%. Assuming capital-asset pricing model holds, calculate the return on the market portfolio.

• 3%
• 2%
• 6%
• 9%

In 2006, Dexel Electronics Inc. introduced audio systems in the market for electronic gadgets. Because of an increase in sales volume as well as a growing proportion of repeat purchasers, the company has now upgraded the old version of audio systems by introducing new features. Given this information, in which stage of the product life cycle does Dexel Electronics lie?

• Growth
• Decline
• Introduction
• Maturity

FarmFresh Inc. partners with multiple retailers to sell its organic products. If stocks fall below a product’s threshold, the retail managers raise purchase orders to FarmFresh. It takes two days for FarmFresh to process the orders and dispatch the products. The process proves to be ineffective when the retail stores do not have the stock to meet a sudden increase in demand. How can supply chain management (SCM) systems solve this problem and make the process more efficient?

• The retail stores can track the status of a shipment.
• Managers from the retail stores can raise purchase orders over telephone.
• Customers can track the status of a product delivery.

LaBelle, a famous cosmetic brand, introduces a new skin cleanser. Initially, the product does extremely well and reaps huge profits for the company. After using the product for few months, consumers having acne complain of rashes and allergies. An external chemical agency accuses that the company used a harsh chemical that causes allergies to people with acne, and it did not include it on the ingredients list displayed on the product’s label. These harsh chemicals did not cause allergies to people with normal skin. When enquired, the company’s CEO confesses that the products would have not done so well if they had listed the chemical. The company can be charged with __________.

• battery
• fraud
• defamation
• Assault

Ricalta Inc. earns a total of \$500,000 before interest and taxes. Its total debt is \$1,110,000 (costing 5%). It has 150,000 shares of common stock at \$5 per share. The firm is considering reducing its debt by \$450,000 by issuing an additional 90,000 shares of common stock. The firm is in the 35 percent tax bracket. Its earnings before interest and taxes will remain the same as the new capital structure will not impact the firm’s operations. Which of the following will be a consequence of the change in Ricalta’s capital structure?

• The firm’s earnings before taxes (EBT) will remain unchanged.
• The firm’s net income will decrease by \$14,625.
• The firm’s earnings per share (EPS) will be reduced by \$0.66.
• The firm’s net income will increase by \$10,625.

The capital structure of Wilken Corporation is given below.

Calculate the weighted average cost of capital (WACC).

Debt35%Preferred stock15%Common equity50%

Bond yield to maturity10%Dividend of preferred stock\$9.50Price of preferred stock\$100Flotation cost of preferred stock\$5Dividend of common stock\$2.00Price of common stock\$40Growth rate of common stock12%Corporate tax rate30%

• 35%
• 65%
• 75%
• 45%

Mirabel Inc. has recently ventured into the home cleaning supplies market with its very own floor cleaner, Flofix, which does not contain any harmful chemicals such as phenol. The company has used aggressive marketing strategies and innovative advertising campaigns to promote the product. The company’s revenue analysis shows that the sales for the product are increasing steadily. However, when the market survey team of the company surveyed a large number of consumers in the target market, the consumers mentioned that they had not switched over to the new brand of floor cleaner. Which of the following, if true, best explains how the sales for the company went up in spite of consumers not purchasing the product?

• People prefer to use products that they are familiar with rather than trying out new products.
• Organizational buyers purchase new products before consumers do.
• Consumers sometimes wait to see how well a product performs in the market before purchasing it.
• Mirabel Inc. did not invest equal amounts of money on its different advertising campaigns.

A popular hypermarket chain came under criticism for failing to protect the e-mail addresses and credit card details of 50,000 customers. CloudCom Inc., a web services company, identified that the lapse was because of a worm that had breached the hypermarket’s internal servers through an unauthorized e-mail, and that the anti-malware system failed to catch the worm. Which of the following actions should CloudCom take to restrict such malwares from entering the hypermarket’s internal network?

• Install a firewall
• Use a virtual private network to connect its users
• Whitelist the malware
• Update the anti-malware system’s database

Robert, an ardent blogger, is approached by the marketing manager of LaBelle, a famous cosmetic brand, to write positive reviews about the company’s products. Robert knows that the company’s products cause allergic reactions and to write positive reviews about the products would be unethical. Which of the following decisions will be considered an ethical lapse?

• To write positive reviews about the product
• To turn down the company’s offer
• To write a review after testing the product
• To inform people about the products’ allergic reactions

After a series of thefts in an organization, the management is considering whether or not to install cameras inside the office. The management is torn between violating the privacy of employees and preventing future thefts from taking place. This scenario illustrates an __________.

• ethical dilemma
• ethical lapse
• absence of codes of professionalism
• absence of codes of ethics

Kwalkon Computing released a new software update for their calendar app. The update synchronizes both personal and business calendars seamlessly. The update has all the relevant bug fixes and promises to make the app work faster. Since there have been no recent complaints about the software, the update must have solved all the customers’ issues. Which of the following questions would be most relevant in evaluating the argument?

• Has enough time passed after the release of the update?
• What is the memory required in order to install the update?
• What is the pace at which the updated app will perform its functions?
• Has Kwalkon released any updates for their other software applications?

Hailey’s Food Inc. sells fish sticks at \$3.00 a box. The government passes a law requiring sellers of food products to pay \$0.50 as tax for each product they sell. Hailey’s has to pay the government \$0.50 for every box of fish sticks it sells. The company decides to trade down to compensate for the tax. Which of the following is a likely outcome of the company’s decision?

• The company will increase the price of one box of fish sticks to \$3.50 while also increasing the package size.
• The company will sell fish sticks worth \$2.50 at \$3.00 per box.
• The company will increase the price and quantity of fish sticks.
• The company will continue to sell the same quantity of fish sticks at the same price.

Michael deposits \$35,000 today in his bank account. Calculate the approximate amount he will have at the end of six years if interest is 10% per year and is compounded semiannually.

\$115,560

\$70,060

\$50,180

\$62,860

Irvin’s Ice Creams, a popular chain of ice cream parlors present only in the United States, is looking for opportunities to grow its business. If the firm conducts a SWOT analysis of its performance, which of the following would be categorized as a threat?

• The growing demand for ice creams in international markets
• The entry of international ice cream brands in the U.S. market
• The firm’s inability to scale up in terms of revenue
• The firm’s positive brand value among customers

The intensive 45-day training program for new employees at Zed Inc. requires trainees to take several tests that trainers at Zed Inc. have to grade. Recently, there has been a 30% increase in hiring. With the present number of trainers, it is not possible to finish grading all the tests in time.

HR manager: The training team should transfer all the tests for the trainees to software that will grade them automatically. Our hiring budget will not allow the hiring of additional people to manage the increased number of trainees. Using auto-grading software will not require any funds from our hiring budget.

Which of the following is assumed by the HR manager?

• Using auto-grading software will allow Zed Inc. to support all of its potential training needs in the future.
• Trainees will need a shorter duration of time to answer the tests after the auto-grading software is implemented.
• Zed Inc. will not need to hire additional people to operate the auto-grading software.
• The duration of the training cannot be reduced without negatively affecting the quality of the training.

Hush Sports Inc., sellers of sportswear, transitioned from being just a brick-and-mortar store to an online marketplace for sports goods. Hush Sports still relied on customers to call the store for feedbacks or complaints. To speed up the process, the company updated its Web site with options for the customers to review the products they purchased. Positive reviews attracted more customers, and negative reviews helped the company improve its products. Which of the following strategies has Hush Sports included in its business process?

• Crowdsourcing
• Blogging
• Conversational marketing

A shift in the demand curve for pretzels increases the price of pretzels from \$1.25 to \$1.75 and its quantity demanded from 30 million to 35 million. The price elasticity of demand for pretzels is _____.

5 million pretzels per dollar

2.32

\$1.50 per pretzel

0.46

Dupon Inc. is a leading manufacturer of handheld game consoles. Each console manufactured by the firm has a different game. Although the video game industry faced a sharp decline in demand with the introduction of mobile games, Dupon still holds a significant market share for handheld games compared to its competitors. To hold the market share, Dupon provides discounts to customers purchasing more than one console. Which of the following stages of the product life cycle is Dupon’s products going through?

• The decline stage
• The growth stage
• The maturity stage
• The introduction stage

LaBelle, a famous cosmetic brand, introduces a new skin cleanser. The company pays bloggers to write positive reviews about the product. The consumers who follow these blogs assume that the bloggers are sharing their personal experiences and decide to try the product. They are unaware that the blogs are part of a marketing campaign. After a few days of using the product, they complain of rashes and allergies. The bloggers can be charged with __________.

• assault
• negligence
• battery
• Defamation

Mark is expected to receive \$950 at the end of two years. Calculate the present value of this amount if the discount rate is 6%.

• \$1690.99
• \$896.23
• \$845.50
• \$1792.45

Marketers at Cream & Fresh Ice Creams update the company’s web site and online journals regularly with information about new ice creams. Readers who are interested in the articles updated on the company’s web site and online journals share the links with their friends who further share it with more people. Some readers try the ice creams and add their own comments to the web site and online journals. Which of the following strategies is the company using to promote its products?

• Telemarketing
• Wholesaling
• Stealth marketing
• Blogging

Managers at Hush Sports Inc., leading manufacturers of sports apparel, are contemplating manufacturing high-end maple baseball bats. To understand the existing demand for the product, the marketing managers decide to set an online campaign, promoting the product through blogs, videos, and interactive forums. Which of the following approaches should the company adapt in its campaign?

• Posting messages that the company would not prefer to convey to an audience face-to-face
• Restricting the consumers from posting comments on the company’s Web site
• Withholding information that would cause potential concern over the product’s quality

Sophie owns SugarCream bakery that produces 20 pastries in a day. The price of one pastry is \$12. If she hires another worker, she will be able to produce 24 pastries in a day. Assuming that she operates in a competitive market and aims to maximize her profits, she decides not to hire the additional worker. Which of the following explains why Sophie did not hire the additional worker?

• The cost of hiring the additional worker was greater than the value of producing additional pastries.
• The cost of hiring the additional worker was less than the average product of the additional worker.
• The cost of hiring the additional worker was less than the marginal product of the additional worker.
• The opportunity cost of hiring the additional worker was zero.

Rikan Inc.’s credit sales for the year 2016 are \$5,000,000, and its gross profit is \$1,500,000. The company’s average inventories are \$595,000. Its average accounts receivable is \$750,000 and average accounts payable is \$640,000. From this information, calculate the company’s cash cycle. (Round the answer to one decimal.)

50.1 days

199.5 days

36.8 days

183.5 days

Sam’s stores, a popular retail store, uses barcode scanners to scan each product that it sells. The data generated from the scanners are saved in a database. The database is updated every time a product is scanned and sold. This computer-based information system helps managers access and analyze sales data. Which of the following systems is the store using for its business?

Transaction processing system

Supply chain management system

Expert system

Electronic commerce system

Colneith Corp. is a pharmaceutical firm that mainly produces drugs for Alzheimer’s disease. The Medical Association of Zachary Islands conducted a study on the effectiveness of the firm’s drugs and found that multiple dosages of drugs were fatal. This discovery would most likely lead to:

• short-run profits for the firm.
• a decline in the production of the drug.
• an increase the production of the drug.
• the exit of the firm from the market.

Dupon Inc., a leading manufacturer of handheld game consoles, decides to enter the global marketplace. It decides to sell its products directly in a foreign country. The foreign government denies permission to the company on the grounds of protecting domestic manufacturers. However, the government is willing to change its decision if the company contributes to local employment. Which of the following strategies of entering the foreign market will present the least risk to the company while also meeting the government’s condition?

• Direct exporting
• Joint venture
• Direct investment
• Contract assembly

Which of the following alternatives will give the lowest present value?

• Receiving \$650 at the end of three years at an interest rate of 10% compounded annually
• Receiving \$500 at the end of three years at an interest rate of 11% compounded annually
• Receiving \$450 at the end of two years at an interest rate of 9% compounded annually
• Receiving \$550 at the end of two years at an interest rate of 8% compounded annually

Tony holds 350 shares of a company’s stock. At the end of 2015, the market price of each share was \$32. During the year 2016, the company pays \$2.25 in dividends per share. At the end of 2016, the company’s stock is priced at \$39.50. Calculate the percentage return for holding the company’s stock during the year 2016. (Round the answer to one decimal place.)

• 8%
• 5%
• 6%
• 4%

Rodriquez works as a scriptwriter in an advertising agency. He has been assigned the task of developing a script for a television commercial. He prepares a rough draft of the script and submits it to his manager, Carl. Carl reads the script but derives a different meaning from it than what Rodriquez intended. According to the basic communication model, which of the following will be the next step?

• Carl will refuse to provide feedback to Rodriquez.
• Carl will respond with his interpretation of the script.
• Rodriquez will be asked to narrate his script to an audience.
• Rodriquez will choose a communication channel to transmit his message.

The owners of Brizzels’ Food Truck send live notifications to their customers when their truck is close to the customers’ locations. Their strategy was in response to a customer’s blog post about having to wait for long hours till the truck arrives. Which of the following strategies does this scenario illustrate?

• Social commerce
• Social intelligence
• Social publishing
• Social analytics

Managing Director: Our business has expanded over the past couple of years. The profit margin and revenue earned have both gone up. On careful analysis of our client base, we have found that all of our clients belong to the same culture as us. They also hold ethical values that are similar to ours. Based on this finding, it would be best if our company stops training our employees on cultural sensitivity and instead gives our employees specialized training in market research analysis.

The Managing Director’s argument is flawed because it:

• disregards the influence that a training on cultural sensitivity could have on the company’s profit margin.
• fails to consider that the suppliers for the company might belong to a different culture than the clients.
• takes for granted the continued increase in revenue that the company will experience.
• assumes that training in market research analysis is less expensive than training in cultural sensitivity.

Calculate the cost of preferred stock from the information given below:

Annual dividend on preferred stock\$ 13.50Price110.00Flotation cost6.00
• 73%
• 27%
• 45%
• 98%

When Ronike Ltd. decided to change its logo, it encouraged its employees to get involved in the decision-making process. Employees were asked to engage in brainstorming sessions by forming groups and working together in teams. Which of the following is a likely outcome of their teamwork?

• Increased diversity of views among team members will help improve decision making.
• The dangers of groupthink will be reduced.
• Team members are less likely to support the final decision regarding the change in logo.
• Team members who have hidden agendas will be automatically filtered and removed.

Harry is receiving a loan of \$3,000 from his friend to pay off some outstanding bills. The loan is structured in such a manner that the interest rate is 6% for the first year, after which the interest rate increases by 2% per year until the loan is paid. Calculate the amount that Harry will have to pay his friend if he waits for a period of four years to pay off the loan. (Round the answer to one decimal place.)

• \$4,231.20
• \$4,005.50
• \$3,777.80
• \$2,127.10

Five years ago, Rigatani Corp. introduced its new energy drink, Energize. According to recent market surveys, the product is in its decline stage. At the same time Energize was introduced, Panne Inc. introduced White Unicorn, another new energy drink. Therefore, White Unicorn must also be in its decline stage now.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the conclusion is based?

• Market surveys are not a reliable method to determine the stages in a product’s life cycle.
• Consumers have realized that the presence of caffeine in energy drinks is detrimental to their health.
• Both products were not well received in the market.
• White Unicorn did not spend more time in the maturity stage than Energize did.

Rosa Maria attends an interview for a sales manager position at Pixxels Inc. As part of the interview process, she is asked to reveal personal information. The company gets Rosa’s consent to share the information with a security company for background verification. Which of the following actions, if taken by the security company, will be unethical?

• Contacting Rosa’s previous employer for verification
• Selling Rosa’s personal information to a third party
• Providing Pixxels Inc. reports on Rosa’s online behavior

The government of Seronia is deeply concerned about the rate of obesity in the country. It has framed a policy that requires food and beverage manufacturers to be taxed according to the sugar and fat content in their products. This will make high-sugar and high-fat products more expensive for consumers. The government believes that this policy will surely benefit the health of Seronian citizens.

Which of the following statements, if true, would undermine the government’s argument?

• The policy is not applicable to food products that are not manufactured within Seronia.
• Recent campaigns done by nutritionists have increased consumer awareness about the adverse effects of a high-calorie diet.
• The Seronian government’s expenditure on providing health care to its citizens has steadily increased over the last ten years.
• Consumers tend to decrease the consumption of some healthy food products to afford the prices of high-sugar and high-fat products, which are tastier.

Marketing head of Tosel Inc.: Our company has been using an advanced CRM platform, Inito, which is popular among businesses for its sophisticated functionality. Inito allows us to store customers’ psychographic data as well as their recent shopping behavior. However, since we began using Inito, we have not been able to generate a significant greater number of leads. Clearly then, using CRM software does not help in generating any business.

Which of the following statements, if true, would weaken the argument above?

• It is difficult to create a successful marketing strategy for a customer base that greatly varies in demographic and psychographic factors.
• Inito is the most commonly used CRM platform.
• Tosel has integrated Inito into the other information systems used by the company.
• Tosel has not invested the resources required to maintain its database of customers’ psychographic data and shopping behavior.

Cream & Fresh Ice Creams pays bloggers to write positive reviews about its ice creams. Readers who are interested in the product read these reviews and share the link with their friends who further share the reviews with more people. Some readers try the ice creams and add their own comments to the blog. Which of the following strategies is the company using to promote its products?

• Stealth marketing
• Wholesaling
• Online word-of-mouth marketing
• Telemarketing

In 2005, Susana purchased a 7-year zero coupon bond for \$967.23. The face value of the bond was \$1,200. Calculate the capital gain on this bond in 2006.

• \$42.56
• \$30.75
• \$78.56
• \$23.56

Truno Corp. plans to purchase new project management software. There are three available choices in the market: Telpro, Morse, and Verla.

Systems manager: I have compared the three available choices. All three choices are similar in quality, features, and usability. However, Morse is the most commonly used software, and it also has the lowest purchase price. Therefore, the best choice of project management software for us would be Morse.

Which of the following statements, if true, would strengthen the systems manager’s argument?

• Morse is easily customized to fit individual customer needs.
• Employees at Truno Corp. do not support the idea of using project management software.
• The project management requirements of other users of Morse are not similar to those of Truno Corp.
• The prices of Verla and Telpro have fluctuated considerably over the past 5 years.

MaxSale, a popular supermarket, is approached by Hartane’s, an organic food producer, to sell its products through the supermarket’s stores. MaxSale demands a substantial amount of money to display these products for a minimum duration. MaxSale uses this strategy to charge premium amounts to a select few producers as a means to reduce competition. By doing so, which of the following consumer rights is MaxSale violating?

• The right to be informed
• The right to be heard
• The right to choose
• The right to safety

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## MGT 465 WEEK 5 Legal Business Structure Matrix

Develop a legal business structure matrix that describes the differences between each business structure.

Use the provided matrix template.

Write your explanations in each section; each section should contain no more than 350 words.

Cite a minimum of three sources.

Format your matrix consistent with APA guidelines.

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## MGT 465 Week 3 Brand Development Challenge

You are a new business development consultant. You are meeting with a client to discuss the importance of developing his or her brand.

Write a 1,050-word paper that outlines how you will present the topic of brand management to your client, including any charts, illustrations, or other graphics as needed to clearly state the importance of effective branding.

Describe these key branding points:

• Benefits
• Pitfalls
• Recommendations

Evaluate the benefits of brand development.

Explain how you will advise your client to develop and introduce the brand to their customers.

Cite a minimum of three sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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## MGT 465 Entire Course / 2017 version /

MGT 465 Week 1 Small Business Research

Select a small business in your town or one with which you are familiar.

Write a 1,050-word paper that describes the small business that you selected and answer the following questions:

• What type of small business is it?
• What is its business structure?
• How long has it been established?
• What makes this business successful?
• What challenges has this business experienced in terms of competition and/or customer communication?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Cite a minimum of three sources.

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MGT 465 Week 2 Effective Marketing Blog Challenge

You are a business blog contributor for an online marketing support website. You are writing a blog series about start-up marketing tips for new entrepreneurs.

Write a 1,050-word blog using the Marketing Blog template as a guide that discusses three main marketing tips for business start-ups.

Discuss why these three tips are important for new entrepreneurs.

Include specific supporting arguments for each.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Cite a minimum of three sources.

MGT 465 Week 3 Brand Development Challenge

You are a new business development consultant. You are meeting with a client to discuss the importance of developing his or her brand.

Write a 1,050-word paper that outlines how you will present the topic of brand management to your client, including any charts, illustrations, or other graphics as needed to clearly state the importance of effective branding.

Describe these key branding points:

• Benefits
• Pitfalls
• Recommendations

Evaluate the benefits of brand development.

Explain how you will advise your client to develop and introduce the brand to their customers.

Cite a minimum of three sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

MGT 465 Week 4 Business Start-Up Budget Challenge

Resource: Score.org

You are a consultant for a business start-up company and your main area of responsibility is coaching new business owners on developing start-up budgets.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word instruction guide on how to develop a start-up budget.

Include the basic elements of the budget and why they are critical.

Provide examples to support the approach new business owners should take when developing a start-up budget.

Explain why a start-up budget is different than an established business budget.

Include a completed start-up budget template as further supporting information.

Cite a minimum of three sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

MGT 465 WEEK 5 Legal Business Structure Matrix

Develop a legal business structure matrix that describes the differences between each business structure.

Use the provided matrix template.

Write your explanations in each section; each section should contain no more than 350 words.

Cite a minimum of three sources.

Format your matrix consistent with APA guidelines.

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## MGT 434 Week 4 Signature Assignment Employee Conduct, Termination, & Progressive Discipline

This signature assignment is designed to align with specific program student learning outcomes in your program. Program Student Learning Outcomes are broad statements that describe what students should know and be able to do upon completion of their degree. The signature assignments may be graded with an automated rubric that allows the University to collect data that can be aggregated across a location or college/school and used for program improvements.

The issue in the case is whether the company's employment handbook created an implied contract. Avery Foster was terminated for falsifying an employee timecard. He argued that he was told in his initial interview that he would be guaranteed employment at Federal Express as long as he was a good worker and was protected from "just cause" termination. The court found there was good cause to terminate Avery Foster and that the handbook did not create an implied contract of guaranteed employment.

Progressive discipline is an employee disciplinary process that provides a graduated and measured range of responses to employee performance or conduct issues. Critical thinking consideration: Short of termination, could progressive discipline have been effective in this matter?

Given the circumstances and issues that arose in the Avery Foster case, create the following:

• Design a Progressive Discipline Policy that would be appropriate for most organizations to follow, with consideration to the following measures:
• Identify the discipline issues to be addressed: attendance, performance, conduct, or a single broad category of non-performance.
• Determine whether or not the provisions of the policy should permit the company to modify and/or apply the policy in any manner it deems appropriate under the circumstances, including acceleration of steps, exclusion of steps, or repetition of steps.
• Assess when a supervisor may act independently or needs to seek upper management approval.
• Explain instructions on when to involve Human Resources.
• Clarify the role of Human Resources to advise or approve disciplinary action.
• Determine when a witness should be present.
• Outline the different sequences and progressive levels of discipline that an employee can receive.
• Develop rules regarding merit increases in relation to disciplinary action.

Write the policy in the third-person in no more than 1,400 words.

Use headings that appropriately signal the steps and keep your policy organized.

Use a minimum of three different research resources, and identify all sources in your Reference page.

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## MGT 330 Week 5 Control Systems Presentation

Assume you are making a presentation to the leadership of a company on the benefits of control systems for enhancing organizational performance.

Create a 12- to 15-slide presentation, providing detailed speaker notes to explain and support the following points in your presentation:

• Explain why controls are important relative to managing quality in the organization.
• Explain the suggested types of control.
• Evaluate how they connect to approaches to managing people.
• Discuss the application of one or more leadership theories in the control process

Include at least two sources to support your positions.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

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## MGT 330 Week 3 Effective Delegation Analysis

Write a 1,575-word analysis on effective delegation practices and how those could be used in a team setting to create a high performing team:

• Identify effective delegation practices.
• Explain the key principles of delegation.
• Differentiate the types of authorities in an organization.
• Analyze how those in authority can effectively delegate responsibility authority.
• Explain how delegation can be used effectively in a team setting.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

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## MGT 330 Week 1 Understanding the Roles of Management

Evaluate some of the managers you have had in your past work experience or your own experiences in managing others (in your work or personal life). Develop a 1,400-word analysis in which each of the following points is addressed: Differentiate the skills and roles of a manager. Explain the fundamental responsibility of any manager. Differentiate the three skills a manager needs to be successful. Provide a specific example of each skill. Analyze the specific roles a manager engages in relative to the four functions of management. Provide a specific example of a role for each of the four functions of management. Provide at least two sources to support your analysis. Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

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Purpose of the Assignment

This assignment focuses on defining leadership through qualities, self-awareness, styles, and attributes. The assignment also highlights the aspects of managing people, teams, and the organizational goals collectively. Managing people and team performance defines and provides aspects of how a manager learns to communicate and collaborate with diverse individuals through social networking, interaction, and influence while; motivating all to move toward organizational success.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Exploring Management: Ch. 10, Ch. 11, Ch. 12, Ch. 13, and Ch. 14; University Library

Develop a 1,050-word document by integrating your responses to include the Leader SWOTT Analysis.

• Describe three motivational techniques that will keep the outcome and effects of others moving toward the organization's goals.
• Explain how would you measure team performance.
• Discuss which mode of communication and collaboration is most effective understanding team dynamics.

Summarize your findings by using a SWOTT Analysis to illustrate the core competencies of a leader.

Include the following in your SWOTT analysis:

• List and explain the core competencies of a leader.
• Discuss the qualities that identify leadership and explain how these core competencies build leadership characteristics.

Support your findings with four or more credible references.

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## MGT 230 Week 3 SWOTT External and Internal Forces The New Venture

Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is for students to explore and analyze the SWOTT structures of the organization. Students will evaluate and explain which SWOTT elements affect the organization’s ability to remain competitive while conducting business.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Exploring Management: Ch. 3, Ch. 4, Ch. 5, Ch. 6;

Use the organization you work for or an organization you know of locally to finish this assignment.

Create a SWOTT table summarizing your findings. Your environmental analysis should consider, at a minimum, the following factors.

Identify the one primary strength, weakness, opportunity, threat, and trend, and include it in your table for each factor below:

• External forces and trends considerations:
• Legal and regulatory
• Global
• Economic
• Technological
• Innovation
• Social
• Environmental
• Competitive analysis
• Internal forces and trends considerations:
• Strategy
• Structures
• Processes and systems
• Resources
• Goals
• Strategic capabilities
• Culture
• Technologies
• Innovations
• Intellectual property

Analyze relevant forces with trends from the list above.

Summarize your findings in no more than eight hundred and seventy five words in an executive summary including the following:

• Identify economic, legal, and regulatory forces and trends.
• Review how well the organization adapts to change and provide feedback.
• Analyze and explain the supply chain of the new division of the existing business. Share your plans to develop and leverage core competencies and resources within the supply chain in an effort to make a positive impact on the business model and the various stakeholders.

Identify issues and/or opportunities:

• Identify the major issues and/or opportunities that the company faces based on your analysis.
• Generate a hypothesis surrounding each issue and research questions to use for conducting analysis.
• Identify the circumstances surrounding each issue; classify the circumstances; attribute the importance of each classification; and test the accuracy of the importance for each classification.

Cite at least three peer reviewed references, one may be your textbook and at least one must come from the University Library.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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## MGT 230 Week 1 The Managers Role in the Workplace (2017 version)

Purpose of Assignment

In business, understanding the role of the manager in an organization is fundamental for employees. Students will learn about the manager's role in the workplace, and the importance of an organization's social responsibilities.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Exploring Management: Ch. 1, Ch. 2; University Library

Compose a 525- to 700-word summary in which you address the following:

• Discuss the manager's role in the workplace.
• Explain why it is important for managers to understand the concepts of social responsibility, ethics, and cultural differences when creating a meaningful workplace?
• Consider how the social responsibility, ethics, and cultural differences might guide you as a manager?

Cite at least two peer reviewed references, one may be your textbook and at least one must come from the University Library.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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## Marketing head of Tosel Inc.: Our company has been using an advanced CRM platform, Inito, which is popular among businesses for its sophisticated functionality

From the following information calculate the net increase in cash.

Earnings before interest and taxes\$52,000Depreciation expense7,800Decrease in prepaid expenses1,700Increase in accounts receivable12,880Purchase of machinery32,700Payment of dividends11,300Increase in bank borrowings8,600

• \$88,780
• \$18,620
• \$13,220
• \$23,380

Irvin’s Ice Creams a popular chain of ice cream parlors located only in the United States is looking for opportunities to grow its business. Which of the following suggestions, if provided by the company’s marketing manager, would present the least amount of risk to the firm?

• Leveraging the firm’s brand value by selling children’s toys
• Increasing sales by increasing the number of stores in the United States
• Selling Irvin’s branded clothing in a new market
• Selling its current products in an attractive new market

Claudia is a team lead in an organization. One day at work a team member Marc informs Claudia that he wants to speak to her about the problems that he faces at work. Marc tells her that he is being treated unfairly at work and that his colleagues often ridicule him because of his ethnicity. He goes on to say that his disturbed state of mind has caused a dip in the productivity and quality of his work. Claudia does not interrupt him when he is speaking and encourages him to talk openly. She also lets him know that she understands his situation and that his feelings are valid. In this scenario, Claudia is primarily engaged in __________.

• selective listening
• passive listening
• empathic listening
• defensive listening

Calculate the net working capital from the information given below. The figures are in millions of dollars.

Cash and cash equivalents\$ 90Inventories450Accounts receivable255Fixed assets1,080Short-term investments145Goodwill90Accounts payable220Long-term borrowings660Short-term borrowings85Interest payable115

• \$(140)
• \$520
• \$610
• \$1,030

TwissData Corp. is an electronics firm based in Damiya that manufactures motherboards. Because of a rapid growth in the personal computing industry, TwissData Corp. decides to produce personal desktops and laptops instead of motherboards. By doing so, which type of market-product strategy has TwissData Corp. applied?

• Product development
• Diversification
• Market penetration
• Market development

Zuckain Corp. has issued a 10-year coupon bond. The bond is issued at an annual coupon rate of 14%. The face value of the bond is \$1,500, and the bond is currently trading at \$1,232.56. Calculate the bond’s yield to maturity.

• 64%
• 32%
• 25%
• 95%

The current price of Latera Corporation’s common stock is \$45 per share. The company expects to pay a dividend of \$3.30 per share during the next year. The expected growth rate of the stock is 12%. Calculate the cost of equity using the constant-growth model.

• 33%
• 60%
• 64%
• 33%

General Pharmacy’s stock has a beta of 1.8 and an expected return of 14%, and Sicoras Corp.’s stock has a beta of 1.5 and an expected return of 16.2%. Assuming capital-asset pricing model holds, calculate the return on the market portfolio.

• 3%
• 2%
• 6%
• 9%

In 2006, Dexel Electronics Inc. introduced audio systems in the market for electronic gadgets. Because of an increase in sales volume as well as a growing proportion of repeat purchasers, the company has now upgraded the old version of audio systems by introducing new features. Given this information, in which stage of the product life cycle does Dexel Electronics lie?

• Growth
• Decline
• Introduction
• Maturity

FarmFresh Inc. partners with multiple retailers to sell its organic products. If stocks fall below a product’s threshold, the retail managers raise purchase orders to FarmFresh. It takes two days for FarmFresh to process the orders and dispatch the products. The process proves to be ineffective when the retail stores do not have the stock to meet a sudden increase in demand. How can supply chain management (SCM) systems solve this problem and make the process more efficient?

• The retail stores can track the status of a shipment.
• Managers from the retail stores can raise purchase orders over telephone.
• Customers can track the status of a product delivery.

LaBelle, a famous cosmetic brand, introduces a new skin cleanser. Initially, the product does extremely well and reaps huge profits for the company. After using the product for few months, consumers having acne complain of rashes and allergies. An external chemical agency accuses that the company used a harsh chemical that causes allergies to people with acne, and it did not include it on the ingredients list displayed on the product’s label. These harsh chemicals did not cause allergies to people with normal skin. When enquired, the company’s CEO confesses that the products would have not done so well if they had listed the chemical. The company can be charged with __________.

• battery
• fraud
• defamation
• Assault

Ricalta Inc. earns a total of \$500,000 before interest and taxes. Its total debt is \$1,110,000 (costing 5%). It has 150,000 shares of common stock at \$5 per share. The firm is considering reducing its debt by \$450,000 by issuing an additional 90,000 shares of common stock. The firm is in the 35 percent tax bracket. Its earnings before interest and taxes will remain the same as the new capital structure will not impact the firm’s operations. Which of the following will be a consequence of the change in Ricalta’s capital structure?

• The firm’s earnings before taxes (EBT) will remain unchanged.
• The firm’s net income will decrease by \$14,625.
• The firm’s earnings per share (EPS) will be reduced by \$0.66.
• The firm’s net income will increase by \$10,625.

The capital structure of Wilken Corporation is given below.

Calculate the weighted average cost of capital (WACC).

Debt35%Preferred stock15%Common equity50%

Bond yield to maturity10%Dividend of preferred stock\$9.50Price of preferred stock\$100Flotation cost of preferred stock\$5Dividend of common stock\$2.00Price of common stock\$40Growth rate of common stock12%Corporate tax rate30%

• 35%
• 65%
• 75%
• 45%

Mirabel Inc. has recently ventured into the home cleaning supplies market with its very own floor cleaner, Flofix, which does not contain any harmful chemicals such as phenol. The company has used aggressive marketing strategies and innovative advertising campaigns to promote the product. The company’s revenue analysis shows that the sales for the product are increasing steadily. However, when the market survey team of the company surveyed a large number of consumers in the target market, the consumers mentioned that they had not switched over to the new brand of floor cleaner. Which of the following, if true, best explains how the sales for the company went up in spite of consumers not purchasing the product?

• People prefer to use products that they are familiar with rather than trying out new products.
• Organizational buyers purchase new products before consumers do.
• Consumers sometimes wait to see how well a product performs in the market before purchasing it.
• Mirabel Inc. did not invest equal amounts of money on its different advertising campaigns.

A popular hypermarket chain came under criticism for failing to protect the e-mail addresses and credit card details of 50,000 customers. CloudCom Inc., a web services company, identified that the lapse was because of a worm that had breached the hypermarket’s internal servers through an unauthorized e-mail, and that the anti-malware system failed to catch the worm. Which of the following actions should CloudCom take to restrict such malwares from entering the hypermarket’s internal network?

• Install a firewall
• Use a virtual private network to connect its users
• Whitelist the malware
• Update the anti-malware system’s database

Robert, an ardent blogger, is approached by the marketing manager of LaBelle, a famous cosmetic brand, to write positive reviews about the company’s products. Robert knows that the company’s products cause allergic reactions and to write positive reviews about the products would be unethical. Which of the following decisions will be considered an ethical lapse?

• To write positive reviews about the product
• To turn down the company’s offer
• To write a review after testing the product
• To inform people about the products’ allergic reactions

After a series of thefts in an organization, the management is considering whether or not to install cameras inside the office. The management is torn between violating the privacy of employees and preventing future thefts from taking place. This scenario illustrates an __________.

• ethical dilemma
• ethical lapse
• absence of codes of professionalism
• absence of codes of ethics

Kwalkon Computing released a new software update for their calendar app. The update synchronizes both personal and business calendars seamlessly. The update has all the relevant bug fixes and promises to make the app work faster. Since there have been no recent complaints about the software, the update must have solved all the customers’ issues. Which of the following questions would be most relevant in evaluating the argument?

• Has enough time passed after the release of the update?
• What is the memory required in order to install the update?
• What is the pace at which the updated app will perform its functions?
• Has Kwalkon released any updates for their other software applications?

Hailey’s Food Inc. sells fish sticks at \$3.00 a box. The government passes a law requiring sellers of food products to pay \$0.50 as tax for each product they sell. Hailey’s has to pay the government \$0.50 for every box of fish sticks it sells. The company decides to trade down to compensate for the tax. Which of the following is a likely outcome of the company’s decision?

• The company will increase the price of one box of fish sticks to \$3.50 while also increasing the package size.
• The company will sell fish sticks worth \$2.50 at \$3.00 per box.
• The company will increase the price and quantity of fish sticks.
• The company will continue to sell the same quantity of fish sticks at the same price.

Michael deposits \$35,000 today in his bank account. Calculate the approximate amount he will have at the end of six years if interest is 10% per year and is compounded semiannually.

\$115,560

\$70,060

\$50,180

\$62,860

Irvin’s Ice Creams, a popular chain of ice cream parlors present only in the United States, is looking for opportunities to grow its business. If the firm conducts a SWOT analysis of its performance, which of the following would be categorized as a threat?

• The growing demand for ice creams in international markets
• The entry of international ice cream brands in the U.S. market
• The firm’s inability to scale up in terms of revenue
• The firm’s positive brand value among customers

The intensive 45-day training program for new employees at Zed Inc. requires trainees to take several tests that trainers at Zed Inc. have to grade. Recently, there has been a 30% increase in hiring. With the present number of trainers, it is not possible to finish grading all the tests in time.

HR manager: The training team should transfer all the tests for the trainees to software that will grade them automatically. Our hiring budget will not allow the hiring of additional people to manage the increased number of trainees. Using auto-grading software will not require any funds from our hiring budget.

Which of the following is assumed by the HR manager?

• Using auto-grading software will allow Zed Inc. to support all of its potential training needs in the future.
• Trainees will need a shorter duration of time to answer the tests after the auto-grading software is implemented.
• Zed Inc. will not need to hire additional people to operate the auto-grading software.
• The duration of the training cannot be reduced without negatively affecting the quality of the training.

Hush Sports Inc., sellers of sportswear, transitioned from being just a brick-and-mortar store to an online marketplace for sports goods. Hush Sports still relied on customers to call the store for feedbacks or complaints. To speed up the process, the company updated its Web site with options for the customers to review the products they purchased. Positive reviews attracted more customers, and negative reviews helped the company improve its products. Which of the following strategies has Hush Sports included in its business process?

• Crowdsourcing
• Blogging
• Conversational marketing

A shift in the demand curve for pretzels increases the price of pretzels from \$1.25 to \$1.75 and its quantity demanded from 30 million to 35 million. The price elasticity of demand for pretzels is _____.

5 million pretzels per dollar

2.32

\$1.50 per pretzel

0.46

Dupon Inc. is a leading manufacturer of handheld game consoles. Each console manufactured by the firm has a different game. Although the video game industry faced a sharp decline in demand with the introduction of mobile games, Dupon still holds a significant market share for handheld games compared to its competitors. To hold the market share, Dupon provides discounts to customers purchasing more than one console. Which of the following stages of the product life cycle is Dupon’s products going through?

• The decline stage
• The growth stage
• The maturity stage
• The introduction stage

LaBelle, a famous cosmetic brand, introduces a new skin cleanser. The company pays bloggers to write positive reviews about the product. The consumers who follow these blogs assume that the bloggers are sharing their personal experiences and decide to try the product. They are unaware that the blogs are part of a marketing campaign. After a few days of using the product, they complain of rashes and allergies. The bloggers can be charged with __________.

• assault
• negligence
• battery
• Defamation

Mark is expected to receive \$950 at the end of two years. Calculate the present value of this amount if the discount rate is 6%.

• \$1690.99
• \$896.23
• \$845.50
• \$1792.45

Marketers at Cream & Fresh Ice Creams update the company’s web site and online journals regularly with information about new ice creams. Readers who are interested in the articles updated on the company’s web site and online journals share the links with their friends who further share it with more people. Some readers try the ice creams and add their own comments to the web site and online journals. Which of the following strategies is the company using to promote its products?

• Telemarketing
• Wholesaling
• Stealth marketing
• Blogging

Managers at Hush Sports Inc., leading manufacturers of sports apparel, are contemplating manufacturing high-end maple baseball bats. To understand the existing demand for the product, the marketing managers decide to set an online campaign, promoting the product through blogs, videos, and interactive forums. Which of the following approaches should the company adapt in its campaign?

• Posting messages that the company would not prefer to convey to an audience face-to-face
• Restricting the consumers from posting comments on the company’s Web site
• Withholding information that would cause potential concern over the product’s quality

Sophie owns SugarCream bakery that produces 20 pastries in a day. The price of one pastry is \$12. If she hires another worker, she will be able to produce 24 pastries in a day. Assuming that she operates in a competitive market and aims to maximize her profits, she decides not to hire the additional worker. Which of the following explains why Sophie did not hire the additional worker?

• The cost of hiring the additional worker was greater than the value of producing additional pastries.
• The cost of hiring the additional worker was less than the average product of the additional worker.
• The cost of hiring the additional worker was less than the marginal product of the additional worker.
• The opportunity cost of hiring the additional worker was zero.

Rikan Inc.’s credit sales for the year 2016 are \$5,000,000, and its gross profit is \$1,500,000. The company’s average inventories are \$595,000. Its average accounts receivable is \$750,000 and average accounts payable is \$640,000. From this information, calculate the company’s cash cycle. (Round the answer to one decimal.)

50.1 days

199.5 days

36.8 days

183.5 days

Sam’s stores, a popular retail store, uses barcode scanners to scan each product that it sells. The data generated from the scanners are saved in a database. The database is updated every time a product is scanned and sold. This computer-based information system helps managers access and analyze sales data. Which of the following systems is the store using for its business?

Transaction processing system

Supply chain management system

Expert system

Electronic commerce system

Colneith Corp. is a pharmaceutical firm that mainly produces drugs for Alzheimer’s disease. The Medical Association of Zachary Islands conducted a study on the effectiveness of the firm’s drugs and found that multiple dosages of drugs were fatal. This discovery would most likely lead to:

• short-run profits for the firm.
• a decline in the production of the drug.
• an increase the production of the drug.
• the exit of the firm from the market.

Dupon Inc., a leading manufacturer of handheld game consoles, decides to enter the global marketplace. It decides to sell its products directly in a foreign country. The foreign government denies permission to the company on the grounds of protecting domestic manufacturers. However, the government is willing to change its decision if the company contributes to local employment. Which of the following strategies of entering the foreign market will present the least risk to the company while also meeting the government’s condition?

• Direct exporting
• Joint venture
• Direct investment
• Contract assembly

Which of the following alternatives will give the lowest present value?

• Receiving \$650 at the end of three years at an interest rate of 10% compounded annually
• Receiving \$500 at the end of three years at an interest rate of 11% compounded annually
• Receiving \$450 at the end of two years at an interest rate of 9% compounded annually
• Receiving \$550 at the end of two years at an interest rate of 8% compounded annually

Tony holds 350 shares of a company’s stock. At the end of 2015, the market price of each share was \$32. During the year 2016, the company pays \$2.25 in dividends per share. At the end of 2016, the company’s stock is priced at \$39.50. Calculate the percentage return for holding the company’s stock during the year 2016. (Round the answer to one decimal place.)

• 8%
• 5%
• 6%
• 4%

Rodriquez works as a scriptwriter in an advertising agency. He has been assigned the task of developing a script for a television commercial. He prepares a rough draft of the script and submits it to his manager, Carl. Carl reads the script but derives a different meaning from it than what Rodriquez intended. According to the basic communication model, which of the following will be the next step?

• Carl will refuse to provide feedback to Rodriquez.
• Carl will respond with his interpretation of the script.
• Rodriquez will be asked to narrate his script to an audience.
• Rodriquez will choose a communication channel to transmit his message.

The owners of Brizzels’ Food Truck send live notifications to their customers when their truck is close to the customers’ locations. Their strategy was in response to a customer’s blog post about having to wait for long hours till the truck arrives. Which of the following strategies does this scenario illustrate?

• Social commerce
• Social intelligence
• Social publishing
• Social analytics

Managing Director: Our business has expanded over the past couple of years. The profit margin and revenue earned have both gone up. On careful analysis of our client base, we have found that all of our clients belong to the same culture as us. They also hold ethical values that are similar to ours. Based on this finding, it would be best if our company stops training our employees on cultural sensitivity and instead gives our employees specialized training in market research analysis.

The Managing Director’s argument is flawed because it:

• disregards the influence that a training on cultural sensitivity could have on the company’s profit margin.
• fails to consider that the suppliers for the company might belong to a different culture than the clients.
• takes for granted the continued increase in revenue that the company will experience.
• assumes that training in market research analysis is less expensive than training in cultural sensitivity.

Calculate the cost of preferred stock from the information given below:

Annual dividend on preferred stock\$ 13.50Price110.00Flotation cost6.00
• 73%
• 27%
• 45%
• 98%

When Ronike Ltd. decided to change its logo, it encouraged its employees to get involved in the decision-making process. Employees were asked to engage in brainstorming sessions by forming groups and working together in teams. Which of the following is a likely outcome of their teamwork?

• Increased diversity of views among team members will help improve decision making.
• The dangers of groupthink will be reduced.
• Team members are less likely to support the final decision regarding the change in logo.
• Team members who have hidden agendas will be automatically filtered and removed.

Harry is receiving a loan of \$3,000 from his friend to pay off some outstanding bills. The loan is structured in such a manner that the interest rate is 6% for the first year, after which the interest rate increases by 2% per year until the loan is paid. Calculate the amount that Harry will have to pay his friend if he waits for a period of four years to pay off the loan. (Round the answer to one decimal place.)

• \$4,231.20
• \$4,005.50
• \$3,777.80
• \$2,127.10

Five years ago, Rigatani Corp. introduced its new energy drink, Energize. According to recent market surveys, the product is in its decline stage. At the same time Energize was introduced, Panne Inc. introduced White Unicorn, another new energy drink. Therefore, White Unicorn must also be in its decline stage now.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the conclusion is based?

• Market surveys are not a reliable method to determine the stages in a product’s life cycle.
• Consumers have realized that the presence of caffeine in energy drinks is detrimental to their health.
• Both products were not well received in the market.
• White Unicorn did not spend more time in the maturity stage than Energize did.

Rosa Maria attends an interview for a sales manager position at Pixxels Inc. As part of the interview process, she is asked to reveal personal information. The company gets Rosa’s consent to share the information with a security company for background verification. Which of the following actions, if taken by the security company, will be unethical?

• Contacting Rosa’s previous employer for verification
• Selling Rosa’s personal information to a third party
• Providing Pixxels Inc. reports on Rosa’s online behavior

The government of Seronia is deeply concerned about the rate of obesity in the country. It has framed a policy that requires food and beverage manufacturers to be taxed according to the sugar and fat content in their products. This will make high-sugar and high-fat products more expensive for consumers. The government believes that this policy will surely benefit the health of Seronian citizens.

Which of the following statements, if true, would undermine the government’s argument?

• The policy is not applicable to food products that are not manufactured within Seronia.
• Recent campaigns done by nutritionists have increased consumer awareness about the adverse effects of a high-calorie diet.
• The Seronian government’s expenditure on providing health care to its citizens has steadily increased over the last ten years.
• Consumers tend to decrease the consumption of some healthy food products to afford the prices of high-sugar and high-fat products, which are tastier.

Marketing head of Tosel Inc.: Our company has been using an advanced CRM platform, Inito, which is popular among businesses for its sophisticated functionality. Inito allows us to store customers’ psychographic data as well as their recent shopping behavior. However, since we began using Inito, we have not been able to generate a significant greater number of leads. Clearly then, using CRM software does not help in generating any business.

Which of the following statements, if true, would weaken the argument above?

• It is difficult to create a successful marketing strategy for a customer base that greatly varies in demographic and psychographic factors.
• Inito is the most commonly used CRM platform.
• Tosel has integrated Inito into the other information systems used by the company.
• Tosel has not invested the resources required to maintain its database of customers’ psychographic data and shopping behavior.

Cream & Fresh Ice Creams pays bloggers to write positive reviews about its ice creams. Readers who are interested in the product read these reviews and share the link with their friends who further share the reviews with more people. Some readers try the ice creams and add their own comments to the blog. Which of the following strategies is the company using to promote its products?

• Stealth marketing
• Wholesaling
• Online word-of-mouth marketing
• Telemarketing

In 2005, Susana purchased a 7-year zero coupon bond for \$967.23. The face value of the bond was \$1,200. Calculate the capital gain on this bond in 2006.

• \$42.56
• \$30.75
• \$78.56
• \$23.56

Truno Corp. plans to purchase new project management software. There are three available choices in the market: Telpro, Morse, and Verla.

Systems manager: I have compared the three available choices. All three choices are similar in quality, features, and usability. However, Morse is the most commonly used software, and it also has the lowest purchase price. Therefore, the best choice of project management software for us would be Morse.

Which of the following statements, if true, would strengthen the systems manager’s argument?

• Morse is easily customized to fit individual customer needs.
• Employees at Truno Corp. do not support the idea of using project management software.
• The project management requirements of other users of Morse are not similar to those of Truno Corp.
• The prices of Verla and Telpro have fluctuated considerably over the past 5 years.

MaxSale, a popular supermarket, is approached by Hartane’s, an organic food producer, to sell its products through the supermarket’s stores. MaxSale demands a substantial amount of money to display these products for a minimum duration. MaxSale uses this strategy to charge premium amounts to a select few producers as a means to reduce competition. By doing so, which of the following consumer rights is MaxSale violating?

• The right to be informed
• The right to be heard
• The right to choose
• The right to safety

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## Many individuals stress about retirement and how to properly plan for the lifestyle they would like to maintain. Cultural barriers or the lack of culturally specific educational material

Aging and Retirement Reference Brochure - Assessment Activity - Week4 - HCS/557 - eCampus

Many individuals stress about retirement and how to properly plan for the lifestyle they would like to maintain. Cultural barriers or the lack of culturally specific educational material may prevent many adults from engaging in adequate financial planning for retirement. This may in turn perpetuate traditional inequality patterns. Many issues arise when considering the thought of retirement, and it is up to you to help relieve some of the worry. A reference brochure can be a concise method to summarize the available options and how to start planning for the process.

Create a 3 panel tri-fold brochure referencing the options for the aging population. Be sure to complete the following requirements:

• Select a culture or specific population as the target audience for your brochure.
• Consider a younger person from that culture still in the workforce but preparing for retirement or caring for an older individual who is going to retire soon.
• You may also consider an older member of that culture to which you will speak at a senior center or adult day care facility. You want this brochure to be a guide to help older adults with the transition.

Select one of the following options and provide relevant information for your selection:

• Social services for either the senior or his or her caregivers, which may include public and private options or costs
• Planning for retirement, including economic, housing, medical, and legal preparation
• Healthy lifestyle opportunities or health maintenance options
• Another selection approved by your faculty member

Include the resources available and the marketing schemes that may influence your target audience based on your previous selection.

Select a title for your brochure. Be creative when selecting your title; some example titles include the following:

• Preparing for Your Older Years--Targeting Generation X
• Living Longer--But Not Always Better
• Keys to Successful Aging

Ensure your brochure is at the appropriate readability index to the target audience.

Create a separate reference page with a minimum of 3 peer-reviewed references in APA format.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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