This project is individual effort.
Select an engineering company of your choice. Using open-source information, create a financial profile of the company.
- What is the current financial state of the company and why?
- What financial decisions, good or bad, has the company made to get it where it is today?
- What is the 5-year financial prognosis of the company and why?
- What suggestions to YOU have to improve the company’s financial viability?
Perform enough research to thoroughly create your financial profile in the context of this course (business practices and business finance). Perform the necessary calculations to support your statements with facts.
Expectation is a 4 – 5 double spaced paper, in pdf format. Include pertinent graphs or tables IN the paper, but submit calculations in a separate document (Appendix). Using the format of your choice (MLA is linked on Canvas), cite courses in your paper.
Name: Overall Research Project Grade: /100
Papers with a Turnitin score higher than 25% will earn a zero.
Composition Grading Criteria:
|SCORE||STRUCTURE (organization, flow)||LANGUAGE (correct sentences, word choice)||DOCUMENTATION (borrowed citings, assistance received)|
|4||The ideas are clearly organized, with the ideas flowing. Paragraphs contain one main topic.||The language is vivid, with correct sentences.||All borrowings and assistance received are cited in proper format. Transitions between borrowed and original ideas are clear.|
|3||The writing is unclear in some parts, affecting the flow. Some paragraphs contain multiple topics.||There are appropriate word choices and mostly correct sentences.||All borrowings and assistance received are cited but a few format errors exist. Transitions between borrowed and original ideas are clear.|
|2||The writing is confused. The flow is not smooth. Many paragraphs contain multiple topics, affecting clarity.||Word choices are limited. There are many incorrect sentences.||Most borrowings and assistance received are cited but format errors exist. Transitions between borrowed and original ideas are not always clear.|
|1||Ideas are unrelated and do not flow.||Word choices are inappropriate. There are errors in sentence structure.||Few or none borrowings and assistance received are cited but a few format errors exist. Transitions between borrowed and original ideas are not clear.|
|Percentage of Grade||Points|
Composition Grade: /40
Content Grading Criteria:
|Points Earned||Out of:|
|Clearly describes current financial state of the company||5|
|Discusses financial decisions, good or bad, the company has made to get it where it is today. Explains why the decisions are good or bad within the context of economics.||5|
|Covers 5-year financial prognosis of the company in detail, explaining why with original calculations.||10|
|Includes technically-supported suggestions to improve the company’s financial viability.||10|
|Calculations in an appendix are clear and correct.||10|
|Calculations in an appendix are sufficient to support paper statements.||10|
|Paper is at least four double spaced pages.||10|