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HOLMES INSTITUTEFACULTY OFHIGHER EDUCATION HI5002 Finance for Business Group Assignment T1 2021 Assessment Details and Submission GuidelinesTrimesterT1 2021Unit CodeHI5002Unit TitleFinance for BusinessAssessment TypeGroup AssignmentAssessment TitleReflective Journal, Fact Finding of Financial Market and Capital Budgeting AnalysisPurpose of theassessment (withULO Mapping)Students are enrolled a group up to 4 members to study, undertake research,analyse and conduct academic work within the topics of financial managementfrom week 1 to week 9 (ULO 1, 2, 3 and 4).Weight40 % of the total assessmentsTotal Marks40Word limit3,000 words ± 500Due DateFinal Submission of Group Assignment: Week 10, Sunday 30 May 2021, 11:59 pmSubmissionGuidelines• All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along withcompleted assignment cover page. Template of assignment cover page isprovided in the assignment link. Make sure all information required by thecover page is provided to avoid a penalty.• The assignment must be in MS Word format, no spacing, 12-pt Arial font and2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headingsand page numbers. Excel file, PDF file and other Black Board unsupportedfiles are given zero mark.• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listedappropriately at the end in a reference list using adapted Harvardreferencing style (please see guideline at the end of assignment).• Submitted work should be your original work showing your genuineengagement in this unit. Evidence of your original group work (allocation oftasks, discussion, file exchanges, drafts, etc.) need to be presented in therecords of your group work in Group Blogs, available in Group Tools in yourGroup for Group Assignment. Your assignment WILL NOT BE MARKEDwithout the evidence of your group work.• Students need to read and understand the Holmes Academic Integrity Policybefore they start any assessment to ensure that your assignment ismisconduct free. (Please refer section 4.3 Guide to Academic Integrity p 27of the Holmes Student Handbook and read Six Categories of AcademicIntegrity Breaches at the end of assignment carefully).• Three (3) attempts of submission are allowed for checking similarity and finalsubmission. Only final submission is marked. As a guide similarity score ofover 50% is considered as excessive plagiarism except in the cases where thesimilarity is caused by the use of template provided by the lecturers, specifictypes of assignment, references or sources of data. Please note that it takes Page 2 of 10HI5002 Finance for Business Group Assignment T1 2021 48 hours for the self-check report to be available for your viewing. Please alsonote that fact findings and working at same case study project evaluationassignment like this one may yield higher than 50% similarity. Therefore, donot panic and send emails to your lecturers and Unit Coordinator about highsimilarity after your submission if your work is genuine. Markers and UnitCoordinator will look at details of the similarity report and ensure a propermarking without any bias on that threshold 50%.• When you submit your assignment electronically, please save the file as‘Group Assignment- your group name.doc’. You are required to submit theassignment at Blackboard/Assessments/Group AssignmentInformation/Group Assignment and Submission Link. Always keep anelectronic copy of your original file until you have received the final grade forthe Unit. Please make sure that you submit the correct file in the correctformat that is readable in Black Board. ANY APPEAL RELATING TOSUBMITTING WRONG FILES AND WRONG FORMAT AFTER THE DEADLINEWILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. ASSIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONSAssignment TasksThis assignment task is a written report that include 3 parts:Part 1: Reflective journal of one selected topic among 11 topics of the course.Part 2: Fact finding of securities trading practices in Australia.Part 3: Capital Budgeting and Project Evaluation.Please also note: group assignment for HI5002 is DIFFERENT every trimester. Attempt to submit aPREVIOUS TRIMESTER ASSIGNMENT or A WRONG ASSIGNMENT will be graded as ZERO (0) markwithout any consideration for resubmission. Using SECONDARY DATA (researches done by others)for reflective journal and fact findings in Pat 1 and Part 2 is not recommended and will be penalised.Page 3 of 10HI5002 Finance for Business Group Assignment T1 2021Assignment Requirements:The assignment should cover the structure and contents described below.IntroductionA Brief introduction of your group’s work: the purpose of assignment, key findings and structure ofthe assignment (not more than 150 words)Part 1. Reflective journal of a selected topic among 11 topics of the course (13 marks)Your group is required to write a reflective journal about what you had learnt in an interactive tutorialsession or a face to face class that covers one selected topic among 11 topics of HI5002 course. Tocomplete the reflective journal, you will need to answer the following reflective questions:Reflective questions:Question 1: What are the financial concepts you have learnt in the class? Briefly explain theconcepts? (3 marks)Question 2: What are the issues your lecturer reminded you to note down and pay yourspecial attention regarding the financial concepts/formulas/calculations/skills/techniquesyou have learnt in that class? (2 marks)Question 3: How many practice questions did you work on the class with your lecturer?Briefly summarize the content of that questions and what you have done with your lecturerin practicing with those questions. What are the problems did you encounter when youworked on that practice questions? (3 marks)Question 4: How can you potentially apply what you have learnt in that class in your real life?(2 marks)Question 5: What questions did you ask your lecturer in the class, what is your lecturer’sanswer and your discussion aftermath? (3 marks)Your group need to perform a discussion with your lecturer about your selected topic. Youneed to raise one (01) question (it should not be the one of the 4 reflective questionsmentioned above), get the answer and discuss with your lecturer about any issue related tothe content of the selected topic. Please note that any question is welcomed but in-depthquestions that show your brainstorm will give you good marks. You’d better prepare thequestion before the class.In-class discussion is preferred. However, if your group misses the specific interactivesession/face to face class that covers the topic you select, or time constraint does not allowyou to discuss your question with your lecturer in class, you can raise the question and discussit with your lecturer by Holmes email or in HI5002 Discussion Board.In this part of group assignment, you need to summarize your question, answer from yourlecturer and any further discussion in a paragraph which is not longer than 300 words.Page 4 of 10HI5002 Finance for Business Group Assignment T1 2021Evidence of your discussion: evidence of your discussion should be submitted in an appendixto your group assignment: scanned certificate of discussion in face to face class: questionwritten on a piece of paper with your lecturer’s signature; screen shots of discussion orcertification of lecturer in the chat box of online interactive classes, email exchanges ordiscussion on Black Board Discussion Board.Part 2. Fact finding of securities trading practice in Australia (10 marks)You are required to go to Online Portals of ASX and ASIC, explore the data and information inthe portals and perform the following tasks:Task 1: Briefly describe the services provided by 3 types of ASX participant. Students arerequired to sit the face to face or online class in week 9 to get the guidance from lecturersabout which ASX participant they need to describe in this Part. (3 marks)Task 2: Briefly describe the content of 3 webinars provided to securities practitioners forparticipant education. Students are required to sit the face to face or online class in week 9 toget the guidance from lecturers about which webinars they need to describe in this Part. (3marks)Task 3: Search for information and answer the questions: What is ASIC key and what is it usedfor? How can you request for an ASIC key? (2 marks)Task 4: Search the relevant information in the website and answer the questions: What arepopular scams targeting ASIC clients? What are the warning signs of a scam emails? How doyou protect yourselves from potential scams? (2 marks)Note that these are fact finding questions and all the information need to be taken from theprovided sources (ASX and ASIC websites). However, students need to explore data andinformation in the websites to get necessary inputs and use your own wordings to rephraseit, then make a proper intext citation and references to the ASX and ASIC sources (See theguideline at the end of assignment instructions. Detailed guidance about how to makereferences will be provided by your lecturers in week 9 class). High similarity index showingthe source of ASX with proper references is FINE but copy and paste the content of thecourses is plagiarism.Links of websites for your fact finding are: Australia Stock Exchange: andAustralian Securities and Investment Commission: 5 of 10HI5002 Finance for Business Group Assignment T1 2021Part 3: Capital Budgeting and Project Evaluation (15 marks)Case Study: Assume that your group is working in Financial Department of a company thatproduces health care tools and equipment. Your company is considering two potentialprojects as follow:Project 1: launching a new product of hearing aids. Your supplier offers you two options thathave different cash outlay and generate different revenue but same useful life of 5 years.The table below shows the estimated data available to the company’s Management: Option AOption BInitial Investment1,205,0001,315,000Annual cash inflowYear 1290,000315,000Year 2320,000345,000Year 3360,000356,000Year 4375,000402,000Year 5480,000540,000 Project 2: Buying a new assembly for wheelchair production. Your companies are offeredtwo options that will generate the same revenue for the company each year. The table belowshows the initial and annual costs for each option. Option AOption BInitial Investment1,550,0001,750,000Annual cost, including fuel, maintaining and other relevant expensesYear 142,00035,000Year 242,00035,000Year 342,00035,000Year 442,00035,000Year 535,000 3.1. Capital Budgeting Decision Making (7 marks)You are required to write a short report to the company’s Management:1) To select a relevant method among five investment criteria of Net Present Value(NPV), Equivalent Annual Cost (EAC), profitability Index (PI), Internal Rate of Return(IRR), Simple Payback Period, and Discounted Payback Period for each project, giventhe market required rate of return for all project is 9.5% and the company’sbenchmark of payback is maximum 3 years. Your recommendation must include yourjustification on why you choose the specific method based on its pros and conscompared to other methods. (Note: you cannot use the same method for bothprojects) (2 marks)Page 6 of 10HI5002 Finance for Business Group Assignment T1 20212) To perform the selected method and present the outcome of your project evaluationand recommend the option A or B should the company choose for each project. Yourjustification must include calculation steps and numerical outcomes. (5 marks)Students are compulsorily required to sit the face to face or online class in week 8 to knowhow to work on these capital budgeting questions with correct terminologies, templates andcalculations.3.2. Risk Analysis and Project evaluation: NPV break-even analysis (8 marks)Assume that for Project 2, the company finally chose Option B. It expects to sell 8,500wheelchairs for an average price of $750 per unit. The assembly in Option B has a residualvalue of $350 000 at the end of the project. The company will need to add $ 850 000 inworking capital which is expected to be fully retrieved at the end of the project. Otherinformation is available below:Depreciation method: straight lineVariable cost per unit: $120Cash fixed costs per year: $35,000 of annual cost for assembly operation + $20,000 otherfixed costCorporate marginal tax: 30%Upon the forecast of unexpected economic conditions that may be caused by the currentbreakout of corona virus, the company management requires your Team to prepare a riskanalysis for the case where the unit price of this product decreases by 25%.Required: perform an NPV break-even analysis to identify break-even sales of the projectwhen the unit price decreases by 25%.ConclusionSummarize / Reflection the outcomes of your group’s works (not more than 150 words)Assignment Preparation guideline/ Important Note: Students are required to attendInteractive Tutorial Session Week 8 (topic 6) and Week 9 (Topic 7) for inputs to answer thequestions in Part 1 and 2, and training on how to work with correct capital budgetingtechnique, proper format, structure, calculation tables and terminologies. Assignments withdifferent templates, terminologies and calculations from the solution templates andguidance provided to you in the sessions will be investigated as potential contract cheaterdone assignments.Page 7 of 10HI5002 Finance for Business Group Assignment T1 2021Guidelines – Adapted Harvard Referencing1. Reference sources in assignments are limited to sources which provide full textaccess to the source’s content for lecturers and markers.2. The Reference list should be located on a separate page at the end of the assignmentand titled: References.3. It should include the details of all the in-text citations, arranged alphabetically A-Zby author surname. In addition, it MUST include a hyperlink to the full text of thecited reference source.For example;P Hawking, B McCarthy, A Stein (2004), Second Wave ERP Education, Journal ofInformation Systems Education,Fall, All assignments will require additional in-text reference details which will consist ofthe surname of the author/authors or name of the authoring body, year ofpublication, page number of contents, paragraph where the content can be found.For example;“The company decided to implement an enterprise wide data warehouse businessintelligence strategies (Hawking et al, 2004, p3(4)).”Non-Adherence to Referencing GuidelinesWhere students do not follow the above guidelines:1. Students who submit assignments which do not comply with the guidelines will beasked to resubmit their assignments.2. Late penalties will apply, as per the Student Handbook each day, after the student/shave been notified of the resubmission requirements.3. Students who comply with guidelines but the citations are “fake” will be reported foracademic misconduct.Page 8 of 10HI5002 Finance for Business Group Assignment T1 2021Marking criteria Marking criteriaWeightingPart 1. Reflective journal of a selected topic among 11 topics of the course (13 marks)Question 13%Question 22%Question 33%Question 42%Question 53%2. Fact finding of securities trading practice in Australia (10 marks)Task 13%Task 23%Task 32%Task 42%3. Capital Budgeting and Project Evaluation (1 5 marks)3.1. Capital Budgeting Decision Making7%3.2. Risk Analysis and Project evaluation-NPV break-even analysis8%4. Academic Writing: Presentation, structure and academic writing (2 marks)2%Total weight of written report40% Page 9 of 10HI5002 Finance for Business Group Assignment T1 2021Academic IntegrityHolmes Institute is committed to ensuring and upholding Academic Integrity, as Academic Integrityis integral to maintaining academic quality and the reputation of Holmes’ graduates. Accordingly, allassessment tasks need to comply with academic integrity guidelines. Table 1 identifies the sixcategories of Academic Integrity breaches. If you have any questions about Academic Integrity issuesrelated to your assessment tasks, please consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencingguidelines and support resources. Many of these resources can also be found through the Study Sillslink on Blackboard.Academic Integrity breaches are a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range fromdeduction of marks, failure of the assessment task or unit involved, suspension of courseenrolment, or cancellation of course enrolment.Table 1: Six categories of Academic Integrity breaches PlagiarismReproducing the work of someone else without attribution. When astudent submits their own work on multiple occasions this is known asself-plagiarism.CollusionWorking with one or more other individuals to complete anassignment, in a way that is not authorised.CopyingReproducing and submitting the work of another student, with orwithout their knowledge. If a student fails to take reasonableprecautions to prevent their own original work from being copied, thismay also be considered an offence.ImpersonationFalsely presenting oneself, or engaging someone else to present asoneself, in an in-person examination.Contract cheatingContracting a third party to complete an assessment task, generallyin exchange for money or other manner of payment.Data fabrication andfalsificationManipulating or inventing data with the intent of supporting falseconclusions, including manipulating images. Source: INQAAHE, 2020Page 10 of 10HI5002 Finance for Business Group Assignment T1 2021Faculty of Higher EducationGroup Assignment Cover Sheet Unit CodeUnit NameGroupDue Date DeclarationComplete this and attach as a front cover sheet to your Blackboard submission, We certifythat:1. This assignment is our own work. We have acknowledged and cited all sources fromwhich data, ideas, words (whether quoted directly or paraphrased) were taken, where it isapplicable.2. This assignment was prepared specifically for this unit only.3. The reference list is truthful and accurate in APA referencing style. Student name andIDCampus andInteractive TutorialGroup NumberLecturerWhich section(s) dideach person work onContribution(%)


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