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BUS 401 Entire Course (Ash Course)

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BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 1 Corporate Income Tax and Real Interest Rates (Ash Course)

BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 2 Cash Flow and Ratio Analysis (Ash Course)

BUS 401 Week 1 Assignment Ratio Analysis (Ash Course)

BUS 401 Week 1 Quiz (Ash Course)

BUS 401 Week 2 DQ 1 Annuity and Capital Asset Pricing (Ash Course)

BUS 401 Week 2 DQ 2 Bonds and Common Stock (Ash Course)

BUS 401 Week 2 Assignment Alternative Investments (Ash Course)

BUS 401 Week 2 Quiz (Ash Course)

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BUS 401 Entire Course (New)

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BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 1 The Role of Financial Management in a Firm

BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 2 Financial Statements

BUS 401 Week 1 Financial Management Challenges and Ethics

BUS 401 Week 2 DQ 1 Dreams Do Come True

BUS 401 Week 2 DQ 2 Investing in Bonds

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

BUS 401 Week 2 Teaching Net Present Value (NPV) and Future Value (FV)

BUS 401 Week 3 DQ 1 Cash Flows From Working

BUS 401 Week 3 DQ 2 Capital Budgeting

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BUS 401 Week 1 Assignment Ratio Analysis (Ash Course)

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Assignments

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BUS 401 Week 1 Assignment Ratio Analysis Complete Study Problem 4.10 on page 124 of the text and submit to instructor. In parts "a" and "b," clearly label the calculation of the required ratios and solve using Excel. Use formulas to calculate the ratios and format the cells to insert a comma if there is more than three numbers. Round to the nearest whole number. In part "c," clearly label the pre and

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BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 1 Corporate Income Tax and Real Interest Rates (Ash Course)

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Corporate Income Tax and Real Interest Rates

From Chapters 1 and 2, complete Study Problems 1-2 (page 26) and 2-2 (page 58) and post the answers to the discussion board. Remember to complete all parts of the problems and report the results of your analysis. Do not forget to show the necessary steps and explain how your attained that outcome. Respond to at least two of your classmates' postings.

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BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 1 The Role of Financial Management in a Firm (New)

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The Role of Financial Management in a Firm . Summarize the role of management as it relates to finance in a corporation. In your post, address the following:

• Indicate the various aspects of finance that management must understand.
• Describe why a manager needs to understand the characteristics and importance of financial markets including risk and efficiency.
• Describe why cash flow is more important than sales in a business.
• Discuss what could happen if management does not fulfill responsibilities related to finance. If you have one, share a real world example from your own professional experience or from an external source.
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BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 2 Cash Flow and Ratio Analysis (Ash Course)

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Cash Flow and Ratio Analysis

From Chapters 3 and 4 complete Study Problems 3-2 (page 85) and 4-2 (page 122) and post the answers to the discussion board. Remember to complete all parts of the problems and report the results of your analysis. Do not forget to show the necessary steps and explain how your attained that outcome. Respond to at least two of your classmates' postings.

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BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 2 Financial Statements (New)

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

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BUS 401 Week 1 Financial Management Challenges and Ethics (New)

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

Summarize your findings from the articles in a two- to three-page paper excluding title page and

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BUS 401 Week 1 Quiz (New)

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BUS 401 Week 1 Quiz

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Question :

The financial goal of a for-profit business is:

profit maximization.

owner wealth maximization.

cash flow maximization.

utility maximization.

Instructor Explanation:

The answer can be found in the introduction to Chapter 1.

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

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Dreams Do Come True . Imagine that you have decided you need a new car, but not any car will do; you have decided to purchase the car of your dreams. Conduct some research as to the cost of this car. You have determined in this imagined scenario that you could afford to make a 10% down payment. You can borrow the balance either from your local bank using a four-year loan or from the dealership’s finance company. If you purchase from your dealership’s finance company, the APR will be 10% with your 10% down and monthly payments over three years. However, the dealership will give you a rebate of 5% of the car price after the three year term is complete. You want the best deal

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

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Investing in Bonds . Go to the Yahoo Finance Bonds Center.

Under: Features / BOND LOOKUP / Find Bonds by Name:

Type in the first letter of your last name.

Under “Type” Choose one of the “Corp” Bonds.

Assume interest rates for bonds today is 5% for an AAA rated bond. Calculate the price of the bond you have selected relative to the 5%. Is the bond selling at a premium or a discount? Why? Be sure to

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

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

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BUS 401 Week 2 Quiz (New)

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BUS 401 Week 2 Quiz

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Question :

The longer we have to wait for a future amount to be received:

the lower its present value will be.

the higher its present value will be.

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BUS 401 Week 2 Teaching Net Present Value (NPV) and Future Value (FV) (New)

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

Upon completing your Net Present Value (NPV) & Future Value (FV) Training Program, employees should be able to:

Explain NPV and FV.

Describe the factors that are used in the NPV and the FV formulas.

Give an example of how to use the formulas for NPV and FV for a stock purchase.

Summarize the differences between the two formulas and the purpose of using each.

Develop a PowerPoint presentation that is 10 to 12 slides long (excluding title and reference slides)

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BUS 401 Week 3 DQ 1 Cash Flows From Working (New)

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Cash Flows From Working . It may surprise you that there are cash flows associated with holding a job. Using the examples provided in Chapter 6, construct a simple cash flow statement and payback calculation for when your job expenses will be covered for employment you currently have or have had in the past. Include the following in your cash flow statement:

Expenses associated with working

Any initial investments

Taxes

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BUS 401 Week 3 DQ 2 Capital Budgeting (New)

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Capital Budgeting . View the Capital Budgeting video, which provides some factors that should be considered in capital budgeting considerations.

Imagine the producers of this video ask you to appear in the video to offer two additional considerations in capital budgeting decisions. One consideration must be quantitative (numeric). The other must be qualitative (non-numeric). Write a script to describe capital budgeting considerations that you think are important for managers to consider. Your script should be 200 to 250 words.

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BUS 401 Week 3 Return on Investment Education Funding (New)

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

First, explain how you made the decision to pursue a degree in Business or Finance. In your explanation, include a summary of expenses related to that decision. Also, include things like cost of tuition, cost of books, and the interest that you may pay on any loans.

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BUS 401 Week 4 DQ 1 Interviewing Peter Lynch (New)

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Interviewing Peter Lynch . Review the “Minimizing Risk” video segment, which is available through your online course.

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

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

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Cost of Capital . Corporations often use different costs of capital for different operating divisions. Using an example, calculate the weighted cost of capital (WACC). What are some potential issues in using varying techniques for cost of capital for different divisions? If the overall company weighted average cost of capital (WACC) were used as the hurdle rate for all divisions, would more conservative or riskier divisions get a greater share of capital? Explain your reasoning. What are two techniques that you could use to develop a rough estimate for each division’s cost of capital? Your initial response should be 200 to 250 words

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BUS 401 Week 4 Quiz

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Question :

Investors will make an investment if:

the historical rate of return exceeds the expected rate of return.

the required rate of return exceeds the expected rate of return.

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BUS 401 Week 5 DQ 1 Ratio Analysis (New)

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Ratio Analysis . Using the Ashford University Library as a resource, find two articles that discuss financial ratio analysis. Identify two advantages and two disadvantages to using ratios in financial analysis. Be sure to cite your sources using APA format

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BUS 401 Week 5 DQ 2 Applying Ratios to a Business (New)

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Applying Ratios to a Business . Access the Evaluating Business Performance: Small Business Case Studies video in your online course. The video focuses on profitability, liquidity, efficiency, and stability of business. Given what you have learned about ratio analysis, choose one of the businesses from the video (Rose Chong Costumes, Anro’s Floor Maintenance, or John Osborne’s Gym and Squash Center) and identify two ratios that would be helpful for the owner of the business to monitor. Be sure to explain what the ratio would tell

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