Take two publically traded companies in the same industry, multinational corporations (MNC’s) including the industry. Review aspects of the companies and industry historically, currently and also your projection going forward a year. Analyze the companies and industry from the perspective of risks and topics that we discuss in the course. This can include but not limited to interest rates, credit market, liquidity, global, futures and options and other types of risks relevant to your companies and industry. You should include stock prices and performance going back up to 5 years to current. How and what markets are risky to the companies and industry and why? Determine the performance of the companies and industry compared to market averages. The risks and analysis of the paper should be your companies and industry specific. Try to keep the research of the paper as current as you can, including current events that are happening and related to your topics. You can be creative with your paper. Textbook chapters and the syllabus are a good reference place for you to include additional content and material.
This instructor approved assignment and the paper’s length should be based on the following rule of thumb. As a guide the length of the paper should be at least 15-20 pages, 12-point font, double-spaced, which include footnotes, appendices and references. A brief write-up should be submitted to the instructor by email prior to approval of topic. You can tailor a paper specifically to something you want to do, relating to the course, so send that to me in a brief write up or send me questions if you don’t have an idea what you want to do.
Please have a brief write up of the paper topic sent to me for approval BEFORE you begin or THE PAPER will not count. Sorry no extensions beyond the due date.
Grading Criteria for Paper
A. Writing (10%):
Clarity of research questions and sentences
Organization or flow among sentences and paragraphs
Grammar and spelling
B. Reasoning (20%):
Plausibility of arguments
Discussion of your research limitation
Involving your own opinions and examples
C. Risk Management Analysis (40%):
Coverage of techniques
Proper use of topics and techniques
Interpretation of outcomes
D. Ethics & Social Responsibility (10%)
Relating to topic.
E. Introduction and conclusion (10%)
Solid and your own opinions
F. References style and resources (10%):
Quality and quantity of resources
For the paper and company selections, you can add those names to the end of your midterm exam so when I grade the midterms I will also respond to the approval of your companies. Once again just list the companies you want to do at the end of the midterm exam. ALSO, don’t panic on the length of the paper you should submit at least 12 pages (not the minimum of 15-20 listed) following the guidelines provided on the syllabus so this should help a little. Remember it’s the quality of the paper that counts.