stockholders and the board of directors for review

SCENARIO


After completing the business simulation at a competent level, you will work as a team to create a presentation for stockholders and the board of directors for review. Your presentation should justify your team’s decisions throughout the simulation. Your presentation will also evaluate the current state of the business for team members’ respective roles or functional areas. Members of the team will be responsible for creating the slides for the area(s) they were in charge of during the simulation.

A.  Create a team multimedia presentation (PowerPoint) for the board of directors and stockholders in which you do the following:
 

Note: The slides in your presentation should include only the main points you wish to make, with more extensive information included in the presenter notes section of the presentation. Each student should focus solely on their functional area when answering the questions (e.g., research and development, marketing, finance, or production).

Name of the company is “Andrews”

My functional area is Finance and HR
Company Strategy is :Broad Differentiator – Finance: We will Finance our investments primarily through stock issues and cash from operations, supplementing with bond offerings on an as needed basis. When our cash position allows, we will establish a dividend policy and begin to retire stock. We are somewhat adverse to debt, and prefer to avoid interest payments. We expect to keep assets/equity (leverage) between 1.5 and 2.0.

1.  Describe the impact the company strategy had on your functional area in the simulation.

2.  Reflect on the decisions that were made for your functional area in the simulation by doing the following:
 

Note: Your reflection may include graphs and other data.
 

a.  Discuss decisions that you would change.

b.  Discuss decisions that had a positive impact.
 

3.  Develop the strategic outlook for your functional area in the simulation by doing the following:

a.  Complete a function-specific SWOT analysis.

i.  Discuss future implications of this analysis.

b.  Recommend future decisions for your functional area in the simulation.

Rubric :

          A1. COMPANY STRATEGY: The candidate provides an appropriate description, with sufficient detail, of the impact the company strategy had on the functional area in the simulation.

A2A. DECISION CHANGES: The candidate provides a logical discussion, with sufficient detail, of decisions the candidate would change.

A2B. POSITIVE IMPACT:  The candidate provides a logical discussion, with sufficient detail, of decisions that had a positive impact.

A3A. SWOT ANALYSIS:  The candidate provides an accurate function-specific SWOT analysis, with sufficient detail.

A3AI. FUTURE IMPLICATIONS:  The candidate provides a logical discussion, with sufficient detail, of the future implications of the analysis.

A3B. FUTURE DECISIONS:  The candidate provides an appropriate recommendation, with sufficient support, of future decisions for the functional area in the simulation.

B. Prepare a written report to discuss the overall performance of the business compared to the financial reports from the simulation by doing the following:

Note: Aspects D1-5 may be developed individually or as a team. 

1.  Analyze the financial standing of your company by comparing your results from round eight to one of your competitors for each  of the following statements:

•  balance sheet

–  current ratio

–  total assets

–  total liabilities & owner’s equity

•  income statement

–  net profit

–  contribution margin

–  sales
 

2.  Analyze the beginning and ending cash position from your statement of cash flows from round eight on each  of the following:

•  cash flow from operating activities

•  cash flow from investing activities

•  cash flow from financing activities
 C.  When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

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