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HC2091 Business Finance Individual Assignment

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HC2091 Business Finance Individual Assignment-T2 2020

Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
TrimesterT1 2021
Unit CodeHC2091
Unit TitleBusiness Finance
Assessment TypeOnline Individual Assignment (topics 1-2)
Assessment TitleReflective Journal and Short Questions
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping)This individual assignment is mainly based on the learning outcome 1. It allows students to: Explain the theoretical foundations which underpin business financial management;Understand the concept of time value of money and its applications in corporate finance.
Weight15% of the total assessments
Total Marks15
Word limit1,500 words ±200
Due DateWeek 5– Sunday Midnight (23:59 pm.) – 25th April 2021 Assignment questions are only available 24 hours before the due date and time
Submission GuidelinesAll work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date and time along with a completed assignment cover page. Please make sure that your name and surname, student ID, subject name, and code and lecture’s name are written on the cover sheet of the submitted assignment.Students need to read and understand the Holmes Academic Integrity Policy before they start any assessment. (Please refer section 4.3 Guide to Academic Integrity p 27 of the Holmes Student Handbook and read Six Categories of Academic Integrity Breaches at the end of assignment carefully)The assignment must be in MS Word format, no spacing, 12-pt Arial font, justify and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers. PDF and other Black Board unsupported files will not be marked. When you submit your assignment
 electronically, please save the file as ‘Individual Assignment- your student number .doc’. You are required to submit the assignment at Blackboard/Assessments/Individual Assignment Information/Individual Assignment and Submission Link. Always keep an electronic copy of your original file until you have received the final grade for the Unit. Please make sure that you submit the correct file in the correct format that is readable in Black Board. Any appeal relating to submitting wrong files and wrong format after the deadline will not be considered.

Individual Assignment Specifications

Assignment Task:

You are required to answer the following questions to reflect what you have learnt in Topic 1 (covered by recorded Lecture 1 and Interactive Tutorial Session for Topic 1) and Topic 2 (covered by recorded Lecture 2 and Interactive Tutorial Session for Topic 2):

  1. Lecture 1: What are three fundamental questions of corporate finance. How are they connected to the different areas of a company’s balance sheet and three activity categories of a company? (2 marks)
  2. Lecture 1: Why profit maximization is not relevant as the goal for a finance manager? (2 marks)
  3. Lecture 1: How a corporation is different from a sole trader in terms of legal status, life time, liability of the owner, governance, tax and agency problem? (2 marks)
  4. Lecture 2: What are the key concepts of finance we have learnt in Interactive Tutorial Session 2? Briefly explain each of them. What did your lecture ask you to pay your special attention and note down? (3 marks)
  5. Lecture 2: How many practice questions did you work with your lecturer in the interactive tutorial in that session? What are the formulas you have learnt and practices with your lecturer in the session (name the formulas and present them)? What are the problems did you encounter when you worked on that practice questions? (3 marks)
  6. Lecture 2: Analyse the following case and answer the questions (3 marks):

In 2 years, Alice will receive a 21th birthday present from her parents as a lumpsum of money. She plans to put that amount of money into an investment and estimates that given the rate of interest is 12%, she can earn $7,500 in 7 years. How much money Alice’s parent will give her in two year?

  1. This question is about finding present value or future value? (1 mark)
    1. Perform calculation to find out how much money Alice will receive for her birthday present? (2 marks)

Note: You need to genuinely summarize what you have discussed with your lecturer in Interactive Tutorial Sessions for Topic 1 and Topic 2. Searching internet for answers may result in wrong answers. Best resources for you to answer the questions are recorded Interactive Tutorial sessions, which are available on Black Board/HC2091/Tutorial Materials/Interactive Tutorials/Interactive Tutorial Weekly Recordings. Using secondary data (researches done by others) for Reflective Journal is not recommended and will be penalized. References are not necessary for the referring to the terminologies, concepts, formulas, calculations from your HC2091 lecture notes and tutorials.

Academic Integrity

Holmes Institute is committed to ensuring and upholding Academic Integrity, as Academic Integrity is integral to maintaining academic quality and the reputation of Holmes’ graduates. Accordingly, all assessment tasks need to comply with academic integrity guidelines. Table 1 identifies the six categories of Academic Integrity breaches. If you have any questions about Academic Integrity issues related to your assessment tasks, please consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines and support resources. Many of these resources can also be found through the Study Sills link on Blackboard.

Academic Integrity breaches are a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from deduction of marks, failure of the assessment task or unit involved, suspension of course enrolment, or cancellation of course enrolment.

Table 1: Six categories of Academic Integrity breaches

PlagiarismReproducing the work of someone else without attribution. When a student submits their own work on multiple occasions this is known as self- plagiarism.
CollusionWorking with one or more other individuals to complete an assignment, in a way that is not authorised.
CopyingReproducing and submitting the work of another student, with or without their knowledge. If a student fails to take reasonable precautions to prevent their own original work from being copied, this may also be considered an offence.
ImpersonationFalsely presenting oneself, or engaging someone else to present as oneself, in an in-person examination.
Contract cheatingContracting a third party to complete an assessment task, generally in exchange for money or other manner of payment.
Data    fabrication             and falsificationManipulating or inventing data with the intent of supporting false conclusions, including manipulating images.
  • Source: INQAAHE, 2020

Marking Criteria:

Marking CriteriaWeighting
1. Lecture 1: What are three fundamental questions of corporate finance. How are they connected to the different areas of a company’s balance sheet and three activity categories of a company?2 marks
2. Lecture 1: Why profit maximization is not relevant as the goal for a finance manager?2 marks
3. Lecture 1: How a corporation is different from a sole trader in terms of legal status, life time, liability of the owner, governance, tax and agency problem?2 marks
4. Lecture 2: What are the key concepts of finance we have learnt in Interactive Tutorial Session 2? Briefly explain each of them. What did your lecture ask you to pay your special attention and note down?3 marks
5. Lecture 2: How many practice questions did you work with your lecturer in the interactive tutorial in that session? What are the formulas you have learnt and practices with your lecturer in the session (name the formulas and present them)? What are the problems did you encounter when you worked on that practice questions?3     marks
Lecture 2: Analyse the following case and answer the questions (3 marks): In 2 years, Alice will receive a 21th birthday present from her parents as a lumpsum of money. She plans to put that amount of money into an investment and estimates that given the rate of interest is 12%, she can earn $7,500 in 7 years. How much money Alice’s parent will give her in two year? This question is about finding present value or future value? (1 mark)Perform calculation to find out how much money Alice will receive for her birthday present? (2 marks)3 marks
Total Marks15 marks
TOTAL Weight15 %

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