The coursework is to be presented in REPORT format. You only need ONE report, with 2 parts, A and B.
Word limit: 2000 words.
BUSINESS DECISION MAKING COURSEWORK
PART A. SURVEY ASSESSMENT (500 words)
Using the ‘Seven Critical Components’, write 500 words on the article (to be issued in week 3) focusing on the flaws in the survey.
Provide a brief explanation of who might use the information contained in the survey.
PART B. STOCK MARKET INVESTMENT (1500 words)
You work for an investment house, based in City, and are required to write 1500 words for a client who is trying to understand the workings of the stock market.
To do this, you have chosen four companies listed in the FTSE 100 (each from different industry sectors), and, over a six week period, demonstrate how the weekly price may fluctuate or remain steady. You show this by using data presentation techniques. You are also required to explain the reasons behind the fluctuation (or stability) of the shares in the companies you have chosen, and compare this data to movement in the index values over the same period.
You are also asked to discuss some of the risks involved in investing in the equity market and comment on the advantages and disadvantages of any techniques you have used to support your analysis. (75%)
GUIDELINES FOR COURSEWORK ASSIGNMENT
1. Terms of reference:
This report is for…………, of the School of Management and Social Sciences, and was submitted on (date). The report is in two parts. The first part is a survey assessment; the second part outlines certain aspects of the workings of the stock market.
2. Introduction / Procedure:
For Part A, Jessica Utts’s ‘Seven Critical Components’ were used to evaluate the information given in the news report.
For Part B, four companies listed in the FTSE 100 were chosen and tracked over a six week period. Information is also given on the importance of interest rates, and some of the risks involved in investing in the equity market are outlined…
3. Findings (Part A)
3.1 Apply the seven components to the particular news article.
3.2 Who might use this information?
4. Findings (Part B)
4.1 Comment about the companies you have chosen, and include a summary of relevant financial data for each company.
4.2 Illustrate and provide explanation for the fluctuations of the share prices over the six week period, and include comparative evaluation (eg with the index value).
4.3 Some of the risks involved in investing in the equity market
4.4 Comment on the advantages and disadvantages of any techniques you have used to support your analysis.
Appendices- for supporting information (Maximum 500 words) (NOT included in 2000 wordcount)
Bibliography- must be provided
A method to determine the soundness of statistical studies using 7 steps:
6. Extraneous differences
Source: Seeing Through Statistics,2nd Edition -J.Utts
TABLES and GRAPHS must be included.
I will send you a word document as an example, and I send you a pdf file for the use of the actual report (part A).
Also I will send you a word document and a pdf file to help with part B of the report.
We can extent the deadline till 19th of March. Because I need at least 4 weeks of information to compete the task.
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