Finance

Discussion

  • Identify a type of business you would like to own. Next, evaluate two (2) advantages and two (2) disadvantages of buying an existing business compared to those of starting the new business from the ground up. State your decision and explain your rationale.
  • In buying or starting the business above, you determine that you do not need external financing. Discuss why you should write a business plan, and select one (1) element in the plan that you think will be the most difficult for you. Next, identify three (3) techniques you can use to overcome the challenges.

JWI 530 Assignment 2: Cost-Benefit Analysis

Assignment 2: Cost-Benefit Analysis

Parts A and B Due Sunday, Midnight of Week 10 (25% of Final Grade)

Overview

In this assignment, you will take on the role of a senior member of the finance team assigned to lead the investment committee of a medium-sized telecommunications equipment manufacturer. Your team is evaluating a "make-versus-buy" decision that has the potential to improve the company's competitiveness, but which requires a significant capital investment in new equipment. The assignment is organized into two parts:

Policy Brief

The Federal Budget and how it gets made is a complex and lengthy process that has important implications for Federal and State agencies. Obviously, funding for each agency is going to affect that agency’s budget. Likewise, federal funding for social programs, education, and other programs such as disaster relief affects how states fund those programs in their own budgets.

Week Five Financial Exercises

Your task is to determine the WACC for a given firm using what you know about WACC as well as data you can find through research. Your deliverable is a brief report in which you state your determination of WACC, describe and justify how you determined the number, and provide relevant information as to the sources of your data.

 

Capital Management Presentation

Create a 10- to 15-slide presentation in which you:

  • Evaluate effective working capital management techniques.
  • Evaluate alternative capital projects.
  • Analyze risks associated with capital projects.
  • Identify the decision-making factors in lease versus buy.
  • Identify the effect of financing strategies on cost of capital.
  • Identify benefits and risks of debt financing.

Cite 3 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references to support your paper.

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