Discuss what impact social media has had on music marketing (A+)

Discuss what impact social media has had on music marketing.In this essay you will (based on research) explore and analyse how music artists have usedsocial media for marketing purposes. You may want illustrate your major points by usingexamples. Use the case study and the linke provided as an introduction to the topic, butexpand your research to include wider sources.

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Bussines Plan related to the business of manufacturing of wooden furniture for offices and also for households (A+)

Bussines Plan related to the business of manufacturing of wooden furniture for offices and also for households

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2. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of McDonalds (A+)

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of McDonalds

Write a paragraph or two and include
Company name
How / where you heard about the topic
Background information
Impact and current status
Your thoughts
Anything else you feel is significant or interesting
Double-check it’s not a company referenced in the text book

300 words paper

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The world of work is changing faster than we can anticipate (A+)

The brief for the two articles is as follows:

The world of work is changing faster than we can anticipate. The key thing that organizations need is the ability to manage these changes effectively with minimal negative impact. Our readers want to be informed of the number of different ways that organizations can manage change in their organizations.

To meet this brief you are required to prepare two separate articles for The Chartered Management Institute professional Magazine “ Management Today”.

(2000 words)

Demonstrate your ‘reflective practice’ skills, by using Kolb’s Learning Cycle and your ‘Learning Journal’ completed during the module.

Give consideration to not only the knowledge you have gained throughout this module but also to

the competencies you have acquired or strengthened while undertaking the activities, tasks and discussions and illustrate why you think these will be useful to you as a manager in the changing workplace.

(1000 words)

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Bussiness analysis of The Caterpillar Inc. company (A+)

Bussiness analysis of The Caterpillar Inc. company

Marketing analyis of The Caterpillar Inc. company

Strategic analysis of The Caterpillar Inc. company

Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.

Caterpillar, Inc. http://www.caterpillar.com

Stock ticker: CAT (NASDAQ)

Examples of Major Competitors:

AB Volvo VOLVY http://www.volvogroup.com

Komatsu KMTUY http://www.komatsu.com

CNH Global N.V. CNH http://www.cnh.com

Deere & Company DE http://deere.com

Kubota Tractor Corporation KTC http://kubota.com

Business Strategy Project Steps

Step Topic/Question Chapter-Page

1. Introduction of the organization

2. Identification of the industry and competitors

3. Potential profitability of the industry

4. Who has succeeded and failed in the industry and why?

What are the critical success factors?

5. What political/legal forces affect the industry?

6. What economic forces affect the industry?

7. What social forces affect the industry?

8. What technical forces affect the industry?

9. What is the current firm-level strategy?

10. What is the current business-level strategy?

11. What business-level strategies are presently being employed by competitors?

12. What is the organization’s marketing strategy?

13. What is the organization’s financial position and financial strategy?

14. What are the organization’s production and purchasing strategies?

15. What are the current strategies in other functional areas such as HR and

information systems?

16. What strengths exist for the organization?

17. What weaknesses exist for the organization?

18. What opportunities exist for the organization?

19. What threats exist for the organization?

20. What strategic alternatives are available for the organization?

21. What are the pros and cons of these alternatives?

22. Which alternative(s) should be pursued and why?

23. How should the alternative(s) be implemented?

24. How should the alternative(s) be controlled?

25. What crisis events should the firm anticipate?

What are the future prospects for the company?

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Careers in managerial accounting (A+)

Careers in managerial accounting

400 words paper

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Assume that the projections were the best the firm could accomplish in 2010 (A+)

Assume that the projections were the best the firm could accomplish in 2010. Is your group completely satisfied that the firm’s performance and financial condition will be ideal in 2010? If not, identify the steps that you would recommend that Southeast Chemicals might be able to implement in 2011 and beyond in order to improve their performance. Remember, there is no one way to do this – many paths could be taken. Be certain that your recommendations are realistic and could be accomplished within the time frame that you are suggesting! For example, you might believe that the firm’s investment in a given asset is too high. Tell me in detail how you plan to reduce the amount of capital tied up in that asset. If the asset happens to be accounts receivable, refrain from making statements such as: “we recommend that the firm offer a 2/10, net 30 discount so customers will pay faster.” The case does not stipulate the firms selling terms, therefore the firm might already be offering a discount of say, 2/10, net 30. If the aforementioned is the extent of your recommendation, it would reflect the fact that you did not give serious thought to this issue If accounts receivable are, in fact, a problem, I expect you examine how a firm could reduce their investment in receivables. This will take some research and you will need to explain in detail the changes you recommend as well as how you will implement them. Bear in mind that this is just an example of one asset. Your group might believe that the firm has issues with one or more assets. Similarly, your group might feel that the firm is going about obtaining the capital needed for growth in the wrong way. If so, explore other methods of raising capital and discuss the pros & cons of raising capital

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Which one of the following statements concerning financial leverage is correct (A+)

Which one of the following statements concerning financial leverage is correct?

a) The benefits of leverage are unaffected by the amount of a firm’s earnings.

b) The use of leverage will always increase a firm’s earnings per share.

c) The shareholders of a firm are exposed to greater risk anytime a firm uses financial leverage.

d) Earnings per share are unaffected by changes in a firm’s debt-equity ratio.

e) Financial leverage is beneficial to a firm only when the firm has minimal earnings.

12. A 10-year bond pays 11 percent interest on a $1000 face value annually. If it currently sells for $1,195, what is its approximate yield to maturity?

a) 9.33%

b) 7.94%

c) 12.66%

d) 8.10%

13. Which of the following is true regarding bonds?

a) Most bonds do not carry default risk.

b) Municipal bonds are free of default risk.

c) Bonds are not sensitive to changes in the interest rates.

d) Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s provide information regarding a bond’s interest rate risk.

e) None of the above is true

14. Two years ago, MorningStar Company issued seven percent, 25-year bonds and Track, Inc. issued seven percent, 10-year bonds. Since their time of issue, interest rates have increased. Which of the following statements is true of each firm’s bond prices in the market, assuming they have equal risk?

a) Track’s decreased more than Morningstar’s

b) Morningstar’s increased more than Track’s

c) Morningstar’s decreased more than Track’s

d) They are both priced the same

15. A call provision in a bond agreement grants the issuer the right to:

a) Repurchase the bonds prior to maturity at a pre-specified price.

b) Replace the bonds with equity securities.

c) Repurchase the bonds after maturity at a pre-specified price.

d) Change the coupon rate, provided the bondholders are notified in advance.

e) Buy back the bonds on the open market prior to maturity.

1. Which of the following is true regarding put bonds?

a) Have coupons that depend on the company’s income

b) Can be exchanged for a fixed number of shares before maturity only

c) Can be exchanged for a fixed number of shares before maturity

d) Allow the holder to require the issuer to buy the bond back

2. The term debenture refers to

a) Long-term, secured debt.

b) Long-term, unsecured debt.

c) The after-acquired property clause.

d) A document covering the specific terms of the debt issue.

3. Company A has a bond outstanding with $90 annual interest payment, a market price of $820, and a maturity date in five years. Assume the par value to be $1,000. What is the bond’s current yield?

a) 9%

b) 14%

c) 11%

d) Cannot be determined

e) None of the above

4. (Which one of the following practices will reduce a firm’s collection float?

a) utilizing zero-balance accounts

b) depositing checks weekly, rather than daily

c) requiring all customers pay by check, rather than with cash

d) installing a lockbox system

e) paying all bills five days sooner

5. Storage and tracking costs, insurance and taxes, and losses due to theft are examples of:

a) Inventory depletion costs

b) Sunk costs

c) Inventory costs

d) None of the above

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Which one of the following activities best exemplify working capital management (A+)

Which one of the following activities best exemplify working capital management?

a) Sale long-term bonds to raise funds for a new machine.

b) Determine the return of a potential project.

c) Calculate the cash flows for a project.

d) Manage payments to suppliers.

2. Market values reflect which of the following:

a) The amount someone is willing to pay today for an asset.

b) The value of the asset based on generally-accepted accounting principles.

c) The asset’s historical cost.

d) A and B only

e) None of the above

3. Use the following tax table to answer this question:

Taxable Income Tax Rate

$0- $50,000 15%

$50,001- 75,000 25

$75,001- 100,000 34

$100,001- 335,000 39

$335,001- 10,000,000 34

McKenzie, Inc. earned $144,320 in taxable income for the year. What is the company’s approximate average tax rate?

a) 27%

b) 29%

c) 31%

d) 33%

e) 35%

4. Regional Bank offers you an APR of 19 percent compounded semiannually, and Local Bank offers you an EAR of 19.50 percent for a new automobile loan. You should choose ______________ because its _______ is lower.

a) Regional Bank, APR

b) Local Bank, EAR

c) Regional Bank, EAR

d) Local Bank, APR

5. You deposited $11,000 in your bank account today. Which of the following will decrease the future value of your deposit, assuming that all interest is reinvested? Assume the interest rate is a positive value. Select all that apply:

a) a decrease in the interest rate

b) increasing the initial amount of your deposit

c) increasing the frequency of the interest payments

d) decreasing the length of the investment period

6. You want to have $15,000 for a down payment on a house five years from now. If you can earn 13 percent, compounded annually, on your savings, how much do you need to deposit today to reach your goal?

a) $7,858.11

b) $8,141.40

c) $9,803.58

d) $12,464.28

e) $14,213.25

7. Paper Pro needed a new store. The company spent $65,000 to refurbish an old shop and create the current facility. The firm borrowed 75 percent of the refurbishment cost at eight percent interest for 11 years. What is the amount of each monthly payment?

a) $91.05

b) $284.13

c) $556.50

d) $682.87

e) $731.60

8. Which type of loan is comparable to the present value of a future lump sum?

a) effective annual rate

b) amortized

c) interest-only

d) annual percentage

e) pure discount

9. Fanta Cola has $1,000 par value bonds outstanding at 12 percent interest. The bonds mature in 25 years. What is the current price of the bond if the YTM is 16 percent? Assume annual payments. (

a) $1315

b) $1300

c) $756

d) $1000

10. The market where one shareholder sells shares to another shareholder is called the _____ market.

a) primary

b) main

c) secondary

d) principal

e) dealer

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A project has the following cash flows (A+)

A project has the following cash flows. What is the internal rate of return?

Year 0 1 2 3

Cash flow -$520,000 $112,900 $367,200 $204,600

a) less than 10%

b) approximately 14%

c) more than 16%

d) more than 18% but less than 20%

7. Which one of the following is a correct statement?

a) Current tax laws favor debt financing.

b) A decrease in the dividend growth rate increases the cost of equity.

c) An increase in the systematic risk of a firm will decrease the firm’s cost of capital.

d) A decrease in a firm’s debt-equity ratio will usually decrease the firm’s cost of capital.

e) The cost of preferred stock decreases when the tax rate increases.

8. The six percent preferred stock of FKH Manufacturing is selling for $62 a share. What is the firm’s cost of preferred stock, if the tax rate is 34 percent and the par value per share is $100?

a) 5.98%

b) 7.06%

c) 8.05%

d) 9.68%

e) 10.10%

10. Which of the following statements is true regarding the cost of capital?

a) The cost of capital should not consider any flotation costs.

b) All other being equal, it is preferable to use book value weights than market value weights.

c) The WACC is the most appropriate discount rate for all projects.

d) Depends primarily on the use of the funds, not the source.

11. Which of the following increases the cash account?

a) Goods are sold on credit

b) An interest payment on a notes payable is made

c) A payment due is received from a client

d) Raw materials are purchased and paid for with credit

12. Which of the following statements is true?

a) The optimal credit policy minimizes the total cost of granting credit.

b) Firms should avoid offering credit at all cost.

c) An increase in a firm’s average collection period generally indicates that an increased number of customers are taking advantage of the cash discount.

d) Character, refers to the ability of a firm to meet its credit obligations out its operating cash flows.

e) The optimal credit policy is the policy that produces the largest amount of sales for a firm.

13. All else constant, a decrease in the accounts receivable period will:

a) Lengthen the accounts payable period.

b) Shorten the inventory period.

c) Lengthen the operating cycle.

d) Shorten the cash cycle.

e) Shorten the accounts payable period.

14. The Yellow Box has the following estimated quarterly sales for next year. The accounts receivable period is 45 days. What is the expected accounts receivable balance at the end of the third quarter? Assume each month has 30 days.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

Sales $1,200 $1,400 $1,800 $1,700

a) $600

b) $750

c) $900

d) $1,050

e) $1,200

15. Which one of the following actions best matches the primary goal of financial management?

a) increasing the net, working capital while lowering the long-term asset requirements

b) improving the operating efficiency, thereby increasing the market value of the stock

c) increasing the firm’s market share

d) reducing fixed costs and increasing variable costs

e) increasing the liquidity of the firm by transferring short-term debt into long-term debt

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