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Choose a Multinational Enterprise (MNE) listed on an internationally recognised Stock Exchange (including for example, London, Dublin, New York or Paris)

International Finance BMG704 Assessment

This assessment can also be found in the Module Handbook

This module will be assessed via two items of assessment

 

Assessment Type

Weighting (%)

Coursework 1

Preparation/submission of an individual report.

60%

Coursework 2

Online tests comprising up to 40 questions.

40%

Coursework 1

Assessment Task: Report

You are required to prepare/submit an individual report discussing the following:

Choose a Multinational Enterprise (MNE) listed on an internationally recognised Stock Exchange (including for example, London, Dublin, New York or Paris). You are required to:

a. Critically discuss two recent developments in the international financial environment which appear to have impacted on your chosen company’s recent performance and development. Analyse how these two developments are likely to impact on the company in the near future. (14 marks)

b. Discuss the following key elements of the MNE’s international financial and/or risk management strategy (and how they appear to have affected the financial performance of your chosen company):

  • Sources of finance
  • Dividend policy  (14 marks)

c. With reference to your chosen Multinational Enterprise (and using the most recent annual report published), analyse the financial performance (in terms of profitability, liquidity, efficiency and investment) of the company in the two most recent consecutive financial periods( e.g. 2018/19 or 2019/20, ) using 8 different accounting ratios (prior year comparative figures will be available in the annual report).                                                                                                               (32 marks)

Notes:

(i) You must advise your tutor of your chosen multinational enterprise to ensure suitability for use and avoid duplication;

(ii) A list of multinational companies and their annual reports can be found in the Assessment Folder on Blackboard. The link to the list is provided here. No more than two students in EACH GROUP should choose the same company.

(iii) A folder containing the annual reports can be found in the Assessment Folder on Blackboard. An access link is provided here.

(iv) It is advisable to choose your multinational enterprise and download the most recent annual report by the end of week 1 – this will facilitate your preparation and allow you to effectively participate in weekly class activities;

Assessment Guidelines

1) The assignment may take the form of an individual written word-processed briefing report of not more than 2500 words, including title page, contents page, intext references and citations, but excluding tables, reference list and appendices.

2) Detailed guidance will be given in the tutorials in weeks 1 and 6 to explore the factors for your chosen case study and provide advice on the use of mediums/technologies for this assessment exercise.

3) This element of coursework accounts for 60% of the overall assessment. Students should refer to the marking criteria attached to provide them with fuller details of marking criteria for each classification band.

4)  Completed assignments must be submitted via Turnitin by 11.59pm on Sunday of week 9 in semester 1 (April 3rd, 2022).  This date and time is final, and a late submission will be penalised by the deduction of marks.

5) All submitted assignments should have the file name:

BMG704 (16432)

6) View additional ‘Standard Assessment Guidance,’ for further guidance applicable to all coursework elements.

Coursework 1 FEEDBACK

Feedback on the assessment will be provided via Blackboard within three weeks of the submission date.

Coursework 2

Online activities will comprise of 40 questions which students are required to answer.

Online Test using Blackboard Learn

Assessment Guidelines

1) The online tests will comprise a series of up to 40 multiple choice questions on the following topics - Financial Statements/Ratio analysis/EMH/CAPM/Cost of Capital/Capital Structure/Investment Appraisal/Foreign Currency Risk Management.

2) The questions take a variety of formats, including: calculations (calculator is required), true/false statements; yes/no answers and/or other short answers.  The online assessment is broken down into 3 different online quizzes, each of differing question contents and time allocations.  Time allocation is up to 3 minutes per question.

3) Detailed guidance will be given in the tutorials in weeks 1 to 12 to explore the course concepts/ideas and topics for each online quiz.

4) This element of coursework accounts for 40% of the overall assessment. Students should refer to the marking criteria attached to provide them with fuller details of marking criteria for each classification band.

5) The Online Test will be open on 6th May 2022 from 9am until 11.59 pm

6) View additional ‘Standard Assessment Guidance,’ for further guidance applicable to all coursework elements.

Coursework 2 FEEDBACK

Feedback on the assessment will be provided via Blackboard within three weeks of the submission date).


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