Note for BUSFIN 640 with Professor Rives at OSU
Note for BUSFIN 640 with Professor Rives at OSU
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Business Finance 640 Course Project Assignment Reguirements Each student will join a project team Each team will consist of at least two but no more than three students no exceptionsl A team may consist of students from one or both sections ofthe course Each team will select a company for the project The accompanying table contains a list of 13 companies Up to four teams may select the same company Companies will be assigned on a rstcome rstserved basis The company a team uses must be one of the companies on the list no substitutionsl Each company is publiclytraded all are US firms Companies were drawn from a wide range of industries A good deal of information is available on each company at Internet sites such as Yahoo Finance Net Advantage and Morningstar along with a company s own web site you can access Net Advantage and Morningstar online through the OSU Library website In addition each company files regular reports with the SEC You will need detailed information on a company to understand the sort of risks managers face Once a company has been selected each team will prepare 1 a project work plan and 2 a PowerPoint presentation to address the Assignment Questions the presentation will include speaker s notes The company CFO plans to use your team presentation to briefthe board of directors on key corporate risks You should note that the CFO is the top internal candidate to succeed the current CEO who has announced her retirement and thus the CFO expects your team to produce a topquality presentation that he can use to impress the board Anything less than outstanding will disappoint the CFO not to mention the board members Team Formation Companv Selection and the Project Work Plan You should meet with classmates to form a team of at least two but no more than three students Once your team s membership has been decided you and your teammates should select a company from the Company List found at the end ofthis assignment Your team can pick any of the 13 companies listed However no more than four teams may work with any one company To reserve a company your team must first complete the Project Work Plan The Work Plan is a onepage typewritten document that identi es o the team members 0 the company selected and o the specific tasks each team member will complete to ensure that all deliverables are submitted on time As soon as you complete the Project Work Plan you should post it to the Carmen Drop Box on the course website All teams must post a work plan by the work plan deadline below The timedate stamp on your posting will determine your place in the queue for Updated WI2012 the company you have chosen Once all work plans have been received teams will be noti ed immediately with respect to their company selection If your team is not among the first four to pick a particular company you and your teammates will need to select a different company from the list If you want a certain company form your team select the company you want complete your Work Plan and post the Plan to the Carmen Drop Box as soon as you can Proiect Deliverables There are three project deliverables for this assignment Project Work Plan PowerPoint Presentation Presentation Speaker s Notes separate from the presentation The Proiect Work Plan must identify each team member the company selected and the speci c tasks each team member will complete to enable the deliverables to be submitted on time must not exceed one lettersize page may be single or doublespaced and must be typewritten on one side the page only Your team s PowerPoint Presentation should address the Assignment Questions below cannot exceed 12 slides the board brie ng is scheduled to run only 20 minutes must include speaker s notes to which the CFO can refer during the presentation these notes are to be submitted separately from the presentation le but they must be keyed to the slides must be in color with an appropriate font no blackandwhite presentations must contain a title slide at the front ofthe le with the name ofthe company and the name of each team member and must be submitted as a virusfree PowerPoint le PPT or PPTX The Presentation Speaker s Notes should provide a script with key talking points to which the company CFO can refer during his board presentation speaker s notes often include answers to FAQs along with sources of information for key points and slides must not exceed 6 lettersize pages excluding the required cover sheet may be single or doublespaced must be typewritten on one side ofthe page only should include a cover sheet with the name ofthe company the name of each team member and the words Speaker s Notes and must be submitted as a virusfree Word le or Adobe PDF PDF preferred Updated WI2012 Page 2 Submission Deadlines for Proiect Deliverables The submission deadline for the Proiect Work Plan 0 500pm ET Thursday February 23 2012 The submission deadline for the Presentation and the Presentation Speaker s Notes 0 500pm ET Thursday March 8 2012 Each deliverable must be posted in the format required to the Carmen Drop Box on the course website no laterthan the submission deadline indicated forthat deliverable Deliverables submitted in hardcopy format will not be accepted for grading A deliverable submitted late after the submission deadline may be subject to a grading penalty It is a team s responsibility to ensure that submission deadlines are met Assignment Grading Criteria Each team s deliverables work plan presentation speaker s notes will be evaluated as a single bundle and awarded a single grade using the following grading criteria 0 Did you comply with assignment instructions 0 Does your package present a professional image 0 How well do you appear to understand the issues addressed 0 Do you correctly and prudently apply principles of risk management and insurance 0 Are your deliverables well organized and clearly written clarity of expression 0 Are your sources of information adequately documented in the speaker s notes 0 Are your presentation ndings conclusions and recommendations persuasive The instructor reserves the right to assign different grades to members of a team in the event not all team members meet their responsibilities for the project workload Assignment Questions Board members are concerned with certain issues and have asked the CFO to address the following questions in his presentation In turn the CFO has instructed yourteam to cover these questions in the presentation you develop 1 Thinking about the company s mission organization and operating characteristics identify and discuss maior risks to the company associated with a global recession cyber crime cyber theft and cyber espionage natural disasters geopolitical con ict threats from new technology r099 Updated WI2012 Page 3 2 Which risks from Question 1 ifany should be retained by the company What sort ofarrangements should the company implement to manage each retention Justify your recommendations 3 Which risks from Question 1 if any should be handled with insurance What type of insurance should be employed in each case Justify your recommendations 4 How can we the board members know that the recommendations in Questions 23 represent the right courses of action for the company and its shareholders What sort of guarantees can you the CFO provide Company List Each team must select one of the following companies for the project a team can select any company listed as long as it has not been chosen by more than three other teams no more than four teams may choose any one company The instructor will con rm all company selections with teams once all Project Work Plans have been submitted Companv Svmbol Industrv Sector American Electric Power AEP Electric Utilities American Tower AMT Telecommunication Services ArcherDaniels Midland ADM Agricultural Products Caterpillar CAT Farm amp Construction Equipment Chesapeake Energy CHK Oil amp Gas Exploration and Production CSX Corporation CSX Railroads Ford Motor Company F Auto Manufacturers Home Depot HD Home Improvement Stores Kroger Company KR Grocery Stores Penn National Gaming PENN Resorts amp Casinos P zer PFE Drug Manufacturers Wells Fargo amp Company WFC Banking and Financial Services Yum Brands YUM Restaurants Updated WI2012 Page 4
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