In FIN 610 each student is required to complete a paper that demonstrates effective communication skills, research competence, and technology fluency. The paper should demonstrate the ability to clearly communicate ideas about financial management in a professional manner and tone. School online library as a primary source, as well as industry and trade references. The paper should be created using word processing and other software programs to exhibit the students ability to prepare technology-enhanced documents and/or presentations.
Effective communication includes appropriate writing style, organization, grammar, and spelling, as well as the ability to integrate course-related material and research. The paper should link concepts studied in the course to real-world organizations and the environments in which they operate. Research competency is evidenced by the students ability to formulate a viable thesis or relevant research topic, select scholarly references and resources, and using sources in an ethical way to support of refute research. Technological fluency is apparent in the uses of technology in academic studies and in understanding its application in work and everyday life.
The paper should select an article from either the ABI/INFORM, Business Source Premier databases or other good sources identified in this syllabus. Your topic should cover one of the following seven subjects that have been identified as issues that have significant impact on the financial decisions of managers and that are covered in varying depth in FIN 610.
- Business Performance Management/Corporate Performance Management
- Corporate Governance & Ethics
- Disclosure and Financial Reporting
- Globalization & International Finance
- Risk Management
- The Use of Technology in Finance (I choose this)
- Value-Based Management
The paper should be 8-10 double-spaced pages and consist of the following: Introduction/summary, analysis/critical evaluation and conclusions. In addition to the primary article selected, the student needs to perform additional research to support the analysis/critical evaluation portion of the paper. At least three sources should be included in the references of your paper.