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[Unlocked] Three Basic Economic Questions

[Unlocked] Three Basic Economic Questions

How does Genesis 1:27-28 (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+1:27-28) and Genesis 2:8-9, 15-17 (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+2%3A8-9%2C+15-17+&version=NIV) provide insight for the three basic economic questions of what to produce, how to produce it, and for whom to produce? You may skim over the following article from the Institute of Faith, Work, and Economics for reflection. It is “Sending A Message to Business: A Christian Perspective On Creative Destruction” by Taylor Barkley, March 8, 2013, https://tifwe.org/sending-a-message-to-business-a-christian-perspective-on-creative-destruction/.

Instructions for Biblical Principles discussion

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Navigate to the discussion where your instructor will post the information and prompts each week. 
  3. Read and respond to the prompt by Day 5 of the workshop. 
  4. You are invited to read your classmates’ responses and engage in a discussion that explores the integration of biblical principles and perspectives.

[Unlocked] Health Information Systems ’

[Unlocked] Health Information Systems ’

Reflect back to the health information system you proposed in Week 1. Before any health information system can be successfully implemented, there must be a team of experts who understand the vision and mission of both the health care organization and its stakeholders. Strategic health care leaders are positioned to propose system upgrades and/or implementations that can withstand inevitable organizational changes. Health information systems’ leaders understand that data is the overall management of the availability, usability, integrity and security of the data.

  • Compare and contrast the limitations and opportunities in enterprise-wide data.
  • Defend your technology infrastructure’s ability to support organizational leadership and end-user needs.
  • Explain the economic impact of your proposed system acquisition.
  • Predict the impact of quality improvement as it relates to your Health Information System Case Selection and Proposal

[Unlocked] Ics Attacks Please Review

[Unlocked] Ics Attacks Please Review

Discussion – ICS Attacks  

Please review the following video:

Hacker uses TeamViewer To Poison Water Supply? (Links to an external site.) 

 

Discuss the following questions/topics:

  1. What happened in the Water treatment plant?
  2. What was used to “break” into the ICS/SCADA system?
  3. What happened to avert a near disaster?
  4. How long would it have taken to correct the problem?

Answer each questions separately with own words. ***** proper citation if required****

[Unlocked] Malicious Software Attacks

[Unlocked] Malicious Software Attacks

Malicious software attacks are a common concern for IT security professionals. Even with the growth in the use of IT security and antivirus software, these attacks continue. Why do you feel that this is a constant threat? Are there actions that IT security professionals can undertake to reduce or eliminate this threat? 

[Unlocked] Directional Strategy Comprises Three

[Unlocked] Directional Strategy Comprises Three

Week 5 Assignment – Strategic Financial Analysis

Overview

The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize you with financial statements, the need to align the financials and the strategic direction of the firm, and the process of performing horizontal and vertical analyses of a company’s balance sheets and income statements.

You will be provided with a scenario and a variances analysis. You will use the information in both to create a memo in which you demonstrate your audit financial statements and expenditures based on organizational priorities.

Instructions

Scenario

You’re a healthcare administration fellow at the prestigious Stanford Healthcare. You have been rotating through the various departments over the past nine months and now you have the honor of working under the mentorship of Chief Financial Officer Linda Hoff.

Stanford Medicine includes Stanford Healthcare, Stanford Children’s Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. This organization uses an integrated approach to strategic planning, which incorporates jointly agreed upon strategic priorities from its various entities. It also ensures a high degree of congruence in strategic focus by each entity.

Before outlining the strategic priorities for Stanford Medicine, it is important to note that a firm’s directional strategy comprises three discrete yet interwoven components: vision, mission, and goals (or, in this case, priorities). Armed with this knowledge, you have familiarized yourself with the vision, mission, and priorities of Stanford Medicine. Below is what you found.

When examining a company’s financials, it is prudent to keep the directional strategy of the company in mind. After all, in order to advance many strategic priorities, which include fulfilling the mission and positioning the organization to achieve its vision for the future, proper management of the firm’s scarce resources is vital. Failure to properly manage the financial performance of the organization can compromise the company’s ability to maintain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Our Vision

Precision Health: Predict. Prevent. Cure. Precisely.

We will heal humanity through science and compassion by leading the biomedical revolution in precision health.

Our Mission

Improving Human Health Through Discovery and Care.

Through innovative discovery and the translation of new knowledge, Stanford Medicine improves human health locally and globally. We serve our community by providing outstanding and compassionate care. We inspire and prepare the future leaders of science and medicine.

Strategic Priorities

A collaborative endeavor involving the entire community, the Stanford Medicine integrated strategic planning process yielded a framework that is human-centered and discovery-led, focused on three overarching priorities for our enterprise.

By enhancing our strengths and achieving our goals in these priority areas, we will amplify our preeminence and remain uniquely positioned to lead the biomedical revolution in precision health, ensuring our continued ability to guide healthcare through significant global changes.

Value Focused

Provide a highly personalized patient experience.

Ensure a seamless Stanford Medicine experience.

Digitally Driven

Amplify the impact of Stanford innovation globally.

Deliver human-centered, high-tech, high-touch care and revolutionize biomedical discovery.

Lead in population health and data science.

Uniquely Stanford

Accelerate discovery in and knowledge of human biology.

Discovered here, used everywhere: advance fundamental human knowledge, translational medicine, and global health.

Ensure preeminence across all our mission areas.

Variance Analyses

Normally, managers are expected to examine positive and negative variances, and then speculate as to possible explanations for the observed variances. Following this initial assessment, managers would be expected to dig deeper into those variances of greatest concern to the organization to uncover the actual causes for the variances, and then implement necessary corrective actions. Digging into all variances would be costly and, quite frankly, a misuse of time and energy.

The CFO asked one of her financial analysts to conduct a variance analysis of the company’s consolidated balance sheets and income statements for fiscal years 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, which has been completed. The analyst determined the variances for each account (line item) captured in the financials. Now that this first step has been accomplished, the CFO would like you to pay particular attention to the negative variances contained in the spreadsheet and focus on those variances you believe to be potentially the most impactful to Stanford.

The financial analyst completed your variance analysis over time, which is referred to as a horizontal analysis, and then proceeded to create a common size balance sheet and income statement of each of the four fiscal years (2015–2018). The common sized financials are captured in the provided spreadsheet.

Financial Management and Strategic Direction

Once you’ve completed your horizontal and vertical analyses of the financial statements, you should be able to get a sense of how well management has managed the financial resources of the company in support of its strategic direction. In business, the strategic direction should be evident in its vision and mission statements and strategic priorities. The strategic priorities should support the company’s mission, and the mission should help advance the firm’s vision for the future. Failure to effectively manage the company’s financial resources can seriously compromise the firm’s ability to fulfill its mission and, subsequently, the vision.

Submission

Based on the provided scenario, create a 3–4 page business memorandum to Linda Hoff, Stanford’s CFO. For guidance on writing a memo, take a look at this Sample Memo [DOCX].

In your memo, codify your findings and interpretations from the horizontal and vertical analyses and the level of alignment in the company’s fiscal management and its strategic direction. Include the provided Excel spreadsheet you used to complete your analysis as an attachment to the memo. In this memo, you will:

  1. Review the year-over-year variances contained in the audited Stanford balance sheets and income statements for fiscal years 2015–2018 in the  Week 5 Assignment Spreadsheet [XLSX]. You’ll be expected to pay particular attention to the negative variances (color coded in red) that you believe to be potentially the most impactful to Stanford and provide a rationale for that belief.
  2. Hypothesize as to the reasons for the negative variances. Be sure the hypothesis is supported by evidence from the scenario, the balance sheets, and income statements.
  3. Explain the proportional changes in the common size results over the four fiscal year time frame and identify notable changes in the ratios. Also include a hypothesis, supported by a rationale, to suggest why these anomalies may exist.
  4. Identify notable patterns and variances that warrant further investigating and justify both with evidence from the three- year period. Specify potential consequences of the variances to justify the need to examine these variances further.
  5. Assess whether the vision, mission, and goals of the organization are aligned with their current financial position and provide an explanation of why it does or does not align. Provides specifics from the variance analysis to support the assessment.

[Unlocked] Improving Team Effectiveness

[Unlocked] Improving Team Effectiveness

A minimum of 8 pages (Pages 2-13)
o Introduction of the need for Team Leadership training
o Diagnosis of problems and potential solutions in team leadership
o Discussion of current research on improving team effectiveness
o Include Communication, Conflict, Creativity, and Culture
o Include the Five Appreciations
o Discuss the Five Dysfunctions of a Team
o Discussion of evaluation of training effectiveness
o Brief summary of the biblical implications
o Proposed syllabus for the training (1-2 pages)
• A reference page (Pages 14-15)

[Unlocked] Got Strong Potential Investors

[Unlocked] Got Strong Potential Investors

 

Respond to the following scenario with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Be substantive and clear, and use research to reinforce your ideas.

Mary Francis comes into your office later that morning.

“Good news! I think we’ve got strong potential investors!” Mary announces.
“That’s great!” you reply.
“And now, they are asking for financial information” Mary states.
“Ok, I could provide a 50-page analysis for them!” you say.
“That’s exactly what they don’t want. I’m beginning to notice that some of the investors don’t have a strong finance background, and the last thing we want to do is scare them off with too many financial figures” Mary explains. I would like for you to complete a presentation. However, I want you to keep it simple and clear. Using all 3 Financial Statements, please provide an analysis on Apix’s assets, liabilities, cash, and profit. As well, choose 2 additional components on each of the sheets, and provide your initial impression on the company financial situation. Do you think you could handle this?”

“Of course! I’ll get started on this right away.”

Mary also indicates that she would like between 10–15 slides with 150–200 words in the notes page.

[Unlocked] Selected Subway Tutorial Videos

[Unlocked] Selected Subway Tutorial Videos

  

You’ll need at least 5 legitimate business sources, of of which must be the annual report for the company

BUS 4060 Q-SWOT 2022.xls 

Final Project Paper Guidelines

Deliverables: You’ll turn in a completed copy of the Q-SWOT spreadsheet and an 8-10 page paper.

Instructions:  For this assignment you’ll use a variety of sources to learn about your selected company.  You’ll complete a full strategic analysis using the Q-SWOT spreadsheet, fully develop a forward looking strategy, you’ll also run all the numbers on the Pro-Forma tabs, and then you’ll summarize your findings and pitch your strategy to me in an 8-10 page paper.

I selected Subway 

Tutorial Videos 

Internal factors https://vsc.yuja.com/V/Video?v=4831583&a=891769679&classPID=508091&cim=false&from=2

External factors  https://vsc.yuja.com/V/Video?v=4831569&a=1138312307&classPID=508091&cim=false&from=2

Strategies tab – https://vsc.yuja.com/V/Video?v=4831595&a=2097737298&classPID=508091&cim=false&from=2

Strategy Summary tab – https://vsc.yuja.com/V/Video?v=4831551&a=1973753955&classPID=508091&cim=false&from=2

Financial Analysis  https://vsc.yuja.com/V/Video?v=4831516&a=181449080&classPID=508091&cim=false&from=2

Pro Forma–  https://vsc.yuja.com/V/Video?v=4831523&a=653041448&classPID=508091&cim=false&from=2 

[Unlocked] Week 4 Discussion Rubric

[Unlocked] Week 4 Discussion Rubric

 

Although contracts can be designed to protect the promisor and promisee of an agreement, it is important to understand that they also carry risk. If someone is careless or fails to read the terms closely before the interested parties sign, he or she may make a costly commitment.

For this Discussion, you will examine business contracts and assess potential issues and risks associated with those contracts, as well as ways to avoid these risks using scholarly resources on contract law.

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Review the Learning Resources and consider these questions:
    • How do you know when an agreement becomes a contract?
    • What information should you know before entering into a contract?
    • What are ways to protect yourself as you enter or advise others to enter a contract?
  • Think of a negative experience that would have resulted or did result from the terms of a contract you entered or almost entered. Alternatively, consider the experience(s) of someone else you know or a situation you heard about on the news or on social media. You will use this experience or scenario to discuss the possible risks associated with contracts.
    • Note: If using a scenario from your own personal experience (or the experience of someone else you know) for this Discussion, be sure to substitute fictitious names for any people involved and any associated businesses.
  • Review the Academic Writing Expectations for 2000/3000-Level Courses.

By Day 3

Post a 150- to 225-word (2- to 3-paragraph) description of the risks that are associated with a business contract that you either experienced or observed. In your explanation, address the following:

  • Describe the business contract and the scenario that revolved around it.
  • Explain the risks of the contract and how they resulted (or could have resulted) in a negative situation.
  • Explain how you (or the person/interested party in the scenario) could have avoided (or did avoid) the negative situation by having a better understanding of contract law at the time.
  • Include a reference(s) to a minimum of one scholarly source to support your response.

Refer to the Week 4 Discussion Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this grading rubric to assess your work.

Read some of your colleagues’ postings.

By Day 5

Respond with at least 75 words (1 paragraph) each to two or more of your colleagues’ postings by providing additional information on any other contract laws that could have protected your colleagues.

Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have learned or any insights you have gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.

[Unlocked] Case Study – Draft

[Unlocked] Case Study – Draft

Task 1.1: Case Study Proposal Assessment type: Written assignment ( Task 1.1 deadline is 6 august 2022)

Description: Case study proposal to identify business entity, the main points and issues of the case.

Task 1.1 Case Study Proposal
For this submission, students must complete the “Proposal Form” attached to Week 1 of their Moodle page. In 2-3 paragraphs, students must identify a company, and state as clearly and concisely as possible, a particular issue they have identified through their preliminary research.
This should be submitted as a PDF file. Word Count: <500
Referencing is not required.

Task 1.2: Case Study Draft 1 Assessment type: Written assignment

Description: Case Study research to include introduction and environment analysis.

  1. Task 1.2 Case Study Draft 1
    This “chapter” of work requires the students to begin their research by providing an introduction to their report, and to conduct an environmental analysis. The environmental analysis should be both internal and external, and must align or support the premise behind the outline for the Case Study stated in the students “Proposal”.
    This should be submitted as a PDF file.

Word Count: 500-1000 Referencing is required.

Task 1.3: Case Study Draft 2 Assessment type: Written assignment

Description: Case study research to include internal financial analysis and interpretations.

Task 1.3 Case Study Draft 2

This body of work extends students previous research to include financial data. Students must provide financial insights into the company, and include their interpretations of the values, ratios etc that they uncover. It is strongly recommended that students include tables, charts, and graphs to support their analysis and commentary on the variables and relationships they found.

This financial analysis must align with the premise of the investigation outlines in the “Proposal”. This should be submitted as a PDF, and Excel files for data/calculations etc will also be accepted. Word Count: 500-1000
Referencing is required.

Main task
Task 1.4: Case Study
Assessment type: Written assignment

Description: Complete Case Study research submission to include previous sections and company recommendations, and future strategy.

INSTRUCTIONS

Main task 1.4

This submission is the culmination of “chapters” of your Case Study analysis.

This is a progressive/scaffolding exercise where students are required to submit sections of work incrementally throughout the semester.

Students are to assume that you are a business consultant working on strategic corporate planning. You have been hired by the company (your selection) to provide effective actionable feedback. You need to demonstrate your level of understanding and assessment of the client’s situation by preparing a case study analysis.

Throughout this exercise, you should identify a problem existing within your company.

You will carry out various levels of research to explore what financial information would be important for you to distribute with the company and others. Identify what intervention strategies would be appropriate for you to put in place at this stage for the client going into the future.

Additional information regarding the specifics of each “chapter” are found in the “Assessment Criteria” section below.

FORMAT

Your submission must meet the following formatting requirements:

  • Submit one file(s) only.
  • Required file format for main submission: PDF.
  • Additional file format for additional deliverables: Excel spreadsheet (.xlsx).
  • Additional file requirements: “None”.
    Other details:
  • Font size 12
  • Double-spaced
  • Number of words: 2,000-3,000
    All refencing and citations require Harvard referencing style.