ASSIGNMENT BRIEF Module CodeMBB7008MModuleTutorDr Handy Tan [email protected]Dr Ying Wang [email protected]London CampusModule TitleAccounting and Finance for Decision MakingLevel7CreditValue ofModule20 creditsAssessmentTaskCase study – Summative Assessment – Resit Assignment 2Word Count1,750 words (+/-10%)AssessmentNo2of2Weighting50%Type ofSubmissionWritten workMethod ofSubmissionVia Moodle submission linkPublicationDateWednesday 26 June 2021Due DateFriday 6 August 2021, middayExpectedFeedback DateFriday 27 August 2021, middayFormat ofFeedbackFeedback within Moodle, available via the relevant assignment linkLearning OutcomesUpon successful completion of the module students will be able to:LO.1 Master the various aspects of financial analysis;LO.2 Be able to determine the value, value creation and investment decisions of a firm;LO.3 Apply risk management techniques in a business to hedge risky projects;LO.4 Have an overall appreciation of the application of financial management theories topractice Assignment DescriptionIndividual Case Study – Resit Assessment (1750 words, 50% of assessment weighting)If you didn’t pass the first sit submission and was not referred to academic misconduct, pleasesee resit guidance below.The resit assessment requires you to improve your first sit assignment. Please take onthe feedback you received from your first sit submission and improve it. If you missedthe first-sit submission point, please follow the first-sit assignment brief to prepare yourre-assessment in August.The main reason for most students failed the first-sit submission is because the work didn’tfollow the assignment brief. Please make sure when you work on the reassessment, youprovide the motivation of the investment for your chosen company, conduct investmentappraisal using both quantative and qualitative information for the project that link to thecompany, critically discuss the risk and return of the project and the potential impact of theproject on the company’s performance before you make recommendation.Please ensure you rewrite your assignment and don’t copy and paste yourown work from first-sit submission as it will trigger self-plagiarism concern.Please watch the resit assignment 2 guide video before you work on the resit submission aswell as the assignment 2 support videos on Moodle.Resit assignment brief:For this individual case study, you are required to select a company or an organisation of yourown choice (this could be the company you have working experience with or a company thatyou target to work for in the future).The recent COVID-19 pandemic has affected the businesses and economy dramatically. TheBoard of Directors is currently considering to diversify its business risk and plan to make someinvestments that would help the business sustain and grow in the long term.Assume you were the Chief Financial Officer of the company/organisation, you were tasked toproduce a report to the Board of Directors that identifies a potential investment project to helpthe business grow in the post COVID-19 environment.Write a professional report to the Board of Directors. In your report, you shall propose ainvestment project, considering the risk and return, evaluating the investment opportunity andanalysing its potential impact on the company/organisation with consideration of its financialperformance before you make recommendation, including the following discussions:1. Motivation of the proposed investment (200-300 words)2. Conduct investment appraisal for the investment project using both quantatitiveand qualitative information (500-600 words)3. Critically discuss the risk and return of the investment project and its potentialimpact on its financial performance (500-600 words)4. Conclusion and make recommendation (250 words)Data can be assessed via FAME for publicly traded UK company, stock exchange, Yahoo Finance, as well as the annual report and official website. If you choose a private company,please ensure you can assess the data for your analysis.Analysis, links, examples and applications of the concepts and discussion should be made tocurrent businesses and situations to show understanding of this module and its contents.Reference should follow Havard Reference Guide. Please don’t copy and paste otherresources in your report. The appendices of the report shall include relevant supporting data.Additional InformationYou need to attach the Assignment Cover Sheet below before your assignment.———–Assignment cover sheetStudent number:Module title:Module code:Module term and year taken:Programme title:Assignment title:Word count:Submission deadline:Actual date of submission:Student Declaration:By submitting this assignment, I affirm that the work is my own and that any material derived orquoted from the published or unpublished work of other persons has been duly acknowledged.I confirm that I have read the York St John University and Departmental guidance onplagiarism.————- The university adopts the anonymous marking policy, which means that student assessmentsare marked without the student’s name or identity being made known to the marker ormoderator of the work at the time of marking. Please name your submission using yourstudent ID and include your student ID in your submission (no name should be includedin the assignment submission).Assignment support will be provided in Week 8 for Assessment 2. Please check Moodleannouncement for login detail. Students are encouraged to post their questions on MoodleDiscussion Forum, where tutors will answer their questions online. It is important that youunderpin the relevant academic theory, concepts and models with the business and situation.Harvard referencing should be included as in-text citation references and provide thereference list after the conclusion. Please refrain from copy and paste from otherresources, which could cause concern of academic misconduct.You are encourage to incorporate small tables, figures and graphs. All data referenced shouldbe accurately sourced. Please follow Harvard Reference Guide.All private business data included will be treated as confidential.Font should be either Times New Roman or Arial, font size of 11/12. Spacing 1.5 and normalmargins. The report should be Microsoft Word processed for submission.Marking criteria for this module follows York St John University Level 7 AssessmentDescriptor. See final page for more information. Assessment Regulations• Your attention is drawn to the University policy on cheating and plagiarism. Penalties will beapplied where a student is found guilty of academic misconduct, including termination of theprogramme (Policy link).• You are required to keep to the word limit set for an assessment and to note that you maybe subject to penalty if you exceed that limit. (Policy link). You are required to provide anaccurate word count on the cover sheet for each piece of work you submit.• For late or non-submission of work by the published deadline or an approved extendeddeadline, a mark of 0NS will be recorded. Where a re-assessment opportunity exists, a student will normally be permitted only one attempt to be re-assessed for a capped mark.(Policy link).• An extension to the published deadline may be granted to an individual student if they meetthe eligibility criteria of the Exceptional Circumstances policy. York St John University Level 7 Assessment Descriptor PASS GRADESFAIL GRADES(100-85)(84 – 70)(69 – 60)(59 – 50)(49 – 40)(39 – 20)(19 – 0)Overarching indicators:All learningoutcomes/assessmentcriteria have beenachieved to anexceptionally high level,beyond that expected atLevel 7, with featuresconsistent with Level 8(doctoral study).All learningoutcomes/assessmentcriteria have been achievedto a high standard, andmany at an exceptionallyhigh level.All learningoutcomes/assessmentcriteria have been metfully, at a good or verygood standard.All learningoutcomes/assessmentcriteria have been met.One or more of the learningoutcomes/assessmentcriteria have not been met.A significantproportion of thelearningoutcomes/assessment criteria have notbeen met.Most of thelearningoutcomes/assessment criteria havenot been met.SUMMARY DESCRIPTOR: Learning accredited at Level 7 (Master’s) will reflect the ability to display mastery of a complex and specialised area of knowledge and skills, employingadvanced skills to conduct research or advanced technical/professional activity, accepting accountability for related decision-making, including use of supervision.Assessment criteriaGeneral characteristicsSubject knowledge &understandingExceptional subjectknowledge and conceptualunderstanding at theforefront of the discipline.Authoritative approach tocomplexity.Comprehensive subjectknowledge and conceptualunderstanding, informed byrecent developments in thediscipline, demonstratingreading/research at significantdepth/breadth. Informed &confident approach tocomplexity.Detailed subjectknowledge and conceptualunderstandingdemonstrating purposefulreading/research.Developing awareness ofcomplexity.Broad subject knowledgeand conceptualunderstanding,demonstrating directedreading/research. Someawareness of complexity.Reproduction of taughtcontent and/or tendency todescribe or report facts ratherthan demonstrate complexideas. Any errors ormisconceptions areoutweighed by the overalldegree of knowledge &understanding demonstrated.Insufficient evidence ofknowledge andunderstanding of thesubject and itsunderlying concepts.Little or no evidenceof knowledge andunderstanding ofthe subject and itsunderlyingconcepts.Higher cognitive skills &originalityRigorous and sustainedcriticality, independentthinking and original insight;convincing conclusionsand/or application topractice.Strong and sustained criticalityand independentthinking/original insight;persuasive conclusions and/orapplication to practice.Detailed criticality andevidence of independentthinking/original insight;logical and sustainedconclusions and/orapplication to practice.General criticality andsome evidence ofindependent thinking;logical conclusions and/orapplication to practice.Limited criticality andindependent thought, leadingto conclusions and/orapplication to practice that ispoorly supported.Mainly descriptiveand/or inadequatelysupported conclusionsand/or application topractice.Little or no evidenceof criticality andindependence ofthought.Advanced technical,professional and/orresearch expertiseExceptional demonstrationof advanced technical,professional and/or researchexpertise. Innovative. Workmay challenge the existingboundaries of knowledgeand/or practice.Purposeful, systematic andsophisticated demonstration ofadvanced technical,professional and/or researchexpertise.Purposeful, systematic andskilled demonstration ofadvanced technical,professional and/orresearch expertise.Skilled demonstration ofadvanced technical,professional and/orresearch expertise.Developing expertise.Inconsistent demonstration ofadvanced technical,professional and/or researchconduct.Limited demonstrationof advanced technical,professional and/orresearch conduct.Little or nodemonstration ofadvanced technical,professional and/orresearch conduct.Written and/or oralcommunication [e.g. ofinformation, results ofresearch, ideas, conceptsand arguments etc] andadherence to academicconventionsProfessional,sophisticated/innovativecommunication, withexceptional clarity and/oraudience-engagement, andexemplary academicconventions.Professional and fluentcommunication, that holds theattention of itsreader/audience throughoutand which demonstratesacademic conventions that areaccurate and relevant to thelevel of study/beyond.Fluent and coherentcommunication, whichdemonstrates consistentand accurate academicconventions.Mostly fluent andcoherent communication;demonstration ofappropriate academicconventions, which mayinclude some errors orinconsistencies.Communication that is difficultto follow at times because ofpoor clarity/structure;inconsistent demonstration ofacademic conventions.Limited clarity and/orstructure incommunication, and/orinadequatedemonstration ofacademic conventions.Highly limited clarityand/or structure inwritten and/or oralcommunication.Inadequatedemonstration ofacademicconventions.
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