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Kaplan GB 550 (Financial Management) - Unit 1 Final Project




Unit 1 [GB550: Financial Management];Unit 1 Final Project Overview;The Final Project is due at the end of Unit 5.;Overview;The purpose of the Final Project Research Paper is to examine capital-structure theory, issues, and;debates, while showing how capital-structure choices affect a firm?s return on investment (ROI) and;its risk profile.;Directions;Your Assignment is to select a publicly-held company and to analyze its capital structure, applying the;theories and principles found in Chapter 15 of the text.;The structure of your research paper should include;? A preview of capital structure issues;? Business and financial risks related to capital structure;? Modigliani and Miller?s [MM] capital-structure theory;? Criticisms of the MM model and assumptions;? Capital structure evidence and implications;? Estimating the firm?s optimal capital structure;A firm?s optimal capital-structure is that mix of debt and equity that maximizes the stock price. At any;point in time, management has a specific target capital structure in mind, presumably the optimal one;though this target may change over time. For example, financial management may choose a 50%;equity financing [stock] and 50% debt [bond] financing.;Several factors influence a firms? capital structure, including;? Business risk;? Tax position;? The need for financial flexibility;? Managerial conservativeness;? Growth opportunities;Business risk is the riskiness inherent in the firm?s operations if it uses no debt.;This report is intended to be a capital structure analysis of your selected public company. Your paper;is intended to be an executive summary of your analysis, and is limited to a minimum of 5 - 7 pages;of text, excluding the title page, table of contents, graphs, charts, tables, etc.;This summary report of your selected company?s capital structure should convey the quality, depth;and completeness of your capital structure analysis, without going into excessive detail. Unit 1 [GB550: Financial Management];Please note that there is no Assignment due for this project in Unit 1. The first deliverable for;the Final Project is due at the end of Unit 3.;APA Style Required;The report should adhere to APA format. A minimum of 4 reference sources are required in addition;to the text.;Directions for Submitting the Final Project;Compose your research paper in a MS Word document and save it as Username-GB550 Final;Project-Unit#.doc (Example: TAllen- GB550 Final Project-Unit 5.doc). Submit your file by selecting;the Unit 5: Final Project Dropbox by the end of Unit 5.;Unit 3: Final Project Assignment;There are three parts that are due in this unit towards the final research paper that is due in unit 5;Part I - The Abstract;Part II - Table of Contents;Part III - Preliminary reference list;Part I - The Abstract;Research papers, theses and dissertations include an abstract?a short, concise summary of your;research. Your abstract should approximate 200 words.;The abstract should briefly;? Establish the topic of the research;? Articulate the research problem, question, and/or purpose/objective of the research;? Indicate the methodology used;? Present the expected findings;? Present the anticipated conclusions;The abstract should include, if possible, the keywords of your research. An abstract generally;emphasizes the main findings and conclusions of the research study.;Part II - Table of Contents;Submit a brief one page table of contents, outlining the proposed structure, organization, and logic of;your graduate research paper. Unit 1 [GB550: Financial Management];Part III - Preliminary reference list;Submit your preliminary reference list, detailing your anticipated reference sources. A minimum of;four references are required, excluding the textbook. Sources should be from academic, scholarly;refereed journals. Use of Internet-retrieved and cited sources should be minimized. Wikipedia;dictionaries, encyclopedias or any open source Web sites are not permitted.;Schedule of Deliverables;Unit 1: Review Final Project and start working on Part I, Part II, and Part III (Nothing to submit);Unit 2: Continue working on Part I, Part II, and Part III (Nothing to submit);Unit 3: Complete and submit Part I, Part II, and Part III;Unit 4: Work on the draft of you Final Project (Nothing to submit);Unit 5: Complete and submit the Final Project


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