Assignment 1: Discussion—Initial Public Offerings

There is something exciting about being a part of an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Who can forget Martha Stewart banging the gavel at Wall Street’s opening on the day her stock went public?

 

However, the reality is something completely different. While we remember Stewart at the top of her game, we also remember what happened soon after. Public companies are under much more scrutiny. In recent years, many companies have changed course and gone private.

 

For this assignment, address the following questions:

 

  • What is the difference between a privately held company and a publicly held company? Explain your answers.
  • What are the reasons why companies would choose to have an IPO?  Why do some firms remain or go private? Explain your answers.
  • Identify at least three regulatory agencies involved in an IPO.  Explain their respective roles in such an offering.
  • What are at least three of the government’s requirements for a company that is considering going public?
  • Is going public always the best strategy for a company? Why or why not?

Your answers should address all of the questions above.

ACC 100 Week 8 Assignment

Careers in Accounting

Due Week 8 and worth 160 points

Accounting is the study of how businesses track their income and assets over time. Accountants engage in a wide variety of activities in addition to preparing financial statements and recording business transactions. These activities include computing costs and efficiency gains from new technologies, participating in strategies for mergers and acquisitions, quality management, developing and using information systems to track financial performance, tax strategy, and health care benefits management.

Use the Internet or the Strayer Online database to research career options within the accounting field and accounting job postings in your local area to respond to the questions in the assignment.

Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe at least two (2) career options someone with an accounting education can pursue. Be sure to reference sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  2. Describe one (1) researched accounting position, and explain the essential skills that would make a candidate successful in the position. Articulate the primary manner in which the researched accounting positions could add value to the company seeking candidates.
  3. Use at least two (2) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note:Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
  4. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:

o    Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.

o    Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

memo

Purpose of Assignment

Critical thinking is an important part of problem solving, decision making, and everyday life.  So, what is critical thinking and why is it so important?

Assignment Steps

Prepare a 700-word memo to yourself on critical thinking including the following:

  • Explain critical thinking.
  • Provide an example from your personal experience of critical thinking applied to a business decision.
  • Discuss the importance and benefits of using critical thinking.
  • Relate the importance and benefits of critical thinking to the example provided.
  • Discuss ways you might use critical thinking in your current job or chosen career path.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

memo

Purpose of Assignment

Critical thinking is an important part of problem solving, decision making, and everyday life.  So, what is critical thinking and why is it so important?

Assignment Steps

Prepare a 700-word memo to yourself on critical thinking including the following:

  • Explain critical thinking.
  • Provide an example from your personal experience of critical thinking applied to a business decision.
  • Discuss the importance and benefits of using critical thinking.
  • Relate the importance and benefits of critical thinking to the example provided.
  • Discuss ways you might use critical thinking in your current job or chosen career path.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

Balancing ecosystems

Write a 350- to 700-word letter (APA Formatted example posted in Class Messages: APA Resources) to the City Council in neighboring Glimmerville. Use APA Format – link for example letter is posted in Announcements – APA Resources. Be sure to include Gamescape Reference in APA format on new page after letter (See Class Messages). To write this assignment, you will use the notes you took from the role-play and your choices selected in the game from GS Episode 1. This is your research for this assignment. PRINT OFF THE RUBRIC AND FOLLOW IT AS YOU DEVELOP YOUR ASSIGNMENT.

 

In your letter, explain the situation with the Grass Carp and some of the challenges faced in restoring balance to Sparksville’s aquatic ecosystem. Since Glimmerville is experiencing a similar situation, provide advice on how to restore their lake ecosystem. Include the following points in your letter: (Note, you do not put the questions in your letter, you simply address ALL required content as listed):

 

1. a) What is ecosystem balance?

b) Which reduction factors and which growth factors impacted ecosystem balance in Episode 1 In other words why did the grass carp increase in number? Why did the native fish decline? What about the increase and decrease of aquatic grasses, etc.?

c) Describe 2 ways in which the invasive species and 2 ways native species impact ecosystem balance. Inother words what are the negative impacts of the invasive species?  What role does the native species play in ecosystem balance?

 

2. Based on Episode 1 and the assigned readings:

a) Describe how native and invasive species might affect succession in the lake.  First you need to understand what succession means than address how native and invasive species impact it.

b) How might an invasive species impact the natural selection of the native species within a habitat?

c) Describe how native and invasive species affect the flow of energy in an ecosystem? First you need to understand what flow of energy means within an ecosystem and then address the impact of native and invasive species.

 

3. a)Describe four possible solutions to the Grass Carp invasion problem. These solutions come from your choices in the game: Native Fish, Fishing Policy, Fertilizer Policy, Your fourth solution can be another one from the game OR from the role-play discussion.

b) Describe one advantage and one disadvantage for EACH solution.

 

4. As you learned in Chapters 5 and 6 of Environmental Science, the flow of energy, species interactions, and natural selection change over time. Since ecosystems and species are in flux, why should humans strive to restore and maintain ecosystem balance? Use one example from Episode 1 and one example from the assigned reading materials to support your points. Why is sustainability important to these environmental concerns?

 

RUBRIC: Use the posted Rubric for the assignment to ensure that you cover all required content elements.

FINAL PAPER: World View Chart Writing Assignment

Due Week 10 and worth 235 points

This assignment uses the information you have gathered for your weekly World View Chart Assignments.

Choose ONE (1) category (origin of all things, nature of god, view of human nature, view of good and evil, etc.) from the chart to focus on for this assignment. Consider how the selected category relates to all of the religions covered and to your own social or work experiences.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Select ONE (1) category from the completed World View Chart. Provide a rationale for choosing this category. What is compelling about this category? Why is it important in the study of religion?
  2. Describe the selected content and explain the significance of the selected category across all of the religions studied. Show in what ways the category is significant for each religion.
  3. Give an example of how you have noticed this category in your life, town or country. What impact does this category have in the everyday lives of people who practice religion in your area? (You do not have to give examples of all the religions in your area, just one you have noticed besides any you practice). For example, in Cincinnati, Ohio we have Hindu, Greek Orthodox, Catholic festivals in the summer. So if my category were “Festivals and Celebrations” I could use those events as my example.
  4. Use at least three (3) quality resources as references for the assignment and document your sources using APA Style for in-text citations and references. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
  5. Write clearly and coherently using correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and mechanics.

Your assignment must:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze what is meant by religion.
  • Analyze the similarities and differences in the primary beliefs held by major religious traditions and the cultures in which these religions evolved.
  • Describe the varieties of religious experience and practice in a wide range of cultures.
  • Recognize how daily life within various religions and current affairs are influenced by religion.
  • Develop written pieces that demonstrate an analysis of a topic relevant to the course.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in religion.
  • Write clearly and concisely about world religions using proper writing mechanics.

INB-200-3511-International Business

Read the Case History on page 345 in your text, “Telecom Ventures Unite the World.”

Review the tutorial, “How to Analyze a Case History.”

Write a two-three page paper, typed and double-spaced using the West Writing Assignment Template, in which you respond to the following questions.

Support your response with at least three sources, two of which must be scholarly sources from the West Online Library.

  • What strengths did AT&T bring to its joint venture with Unisource?
  • What were some potential complications that could have arisen in the AT&T–Unisource joint venture?
  • Assess the formation of Global One, Unisource, and other partnerships in this case. What strategic factors might have influenced the entry mode choices that these firms made?
  • Based on the case and your research and readings, what other entry mode choices might have made sense for these firms?

Review the INB 200 Week 6 Rubric to make sure that you have met all the guidelines for how your paper will be assessed.

Format your paper using the West Writing Style Handbook guidelines.

Cite at least 3 sources, 2 of which are scholarly sources from the West Online Library.

Use the West Citation and Reference Generator Tool to note citations and references.