Assignment 1: Discussion—Research Topics on Managerial Problems
Based on your business experience and the information accumulated in this class, identify three possible research topics related to the subject of the course.
By Tuesday, October 7, 2014, post your responses to the appropriateDiscussion Area.
Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Assignment 2: The Cost of Capital
To expand operations, firms often require more funds than can be generated from operations. These additional funds require a long-term source of capital. There are two primary means of raising the required additional funds: borrowing the funds (bonds), or selling ownership (stock shares). There is a cost to the firm of raising capital using either method. The firm expects to receive a financial benefit from the assets acquired with the raised capital. To ensure the benefit outweighs the cost of the capital, the firm must determine with some accuracy the cost of the capital and compare it to the benefit to be received. Determining the cost of borrowing is straightforward. Calculating the cost of selling shares in the firm is more complex.
Do the following to complete this assignment:
Write a 2–3-page paper in Word format. Utilize at least three scholarly sources in your research. Make sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Use the APA format.
Apply APA standards to citation of sources. By Friday, October 10, 2014, deliver your assignment to the M6: Assignment 2 Dropbox.