MS6020 M5A2 – Balancing Company Interests vs. the Public Interest

 

Assignment 2: Required Assignment—Balancing Company Interests vs. the Public Interest

 

Select a topic and work on the relevant tasks for this assignment.

 

Topic A:

 

The United States has still not recovered from the recent wave of mortgage defaults and foreclosures. Experts predict that the housing market will take years to recover in some locations due to a variety of factors. There are numerous publications that detail how the problem developed. Many of the reasons for the collapse of the housing market have ethical implications.

 

Tasks:

 

  • Using the Argosy University online library resources or the Internet, research the financial collapse of the housing market.
  • Create a 10- to 12-page report discussing your findings. Explore the evidence from an ethical point of view.

 

Topic B:

 

Tasks:

 

  • Select three or four essays from your textbook relating to your area of experience and expertise (for example, finance, accounting, or technology).
  • Create a 10- to 12-page report critiquing your chosen readings.
    • Include a literature review of your chosen essays, starting with a synopsis of the major ideas and themes in each essay.
  • Conduct an in-depth critique of the essays by comparing and contrasting the essential points discussed in each work.
  • Include a reflective assessment of what lessons one can learn from the points brought up in the essays and how they can effectively be implemented in a typical business setting.

 

The following is a checklist that you can use in analyzing or critiquing your chosen essays:

 

Each piece of writing is different; but, in most cases, the majority of these questions are applicable. Use these questions as a point of reference for your critique. You may also cover other relevant aspects of an essay not addressed by the critique question list below:

 

  • Is the essay’s title a clear depiction of its content? Why or why not?
  • Is the author qualified to write about the subject matter?
  • What is the purpose of the essay? Is it stated clearly?
  • Identify the problem statement in the essay. Does the introduction and conclusion focus clearly on the problem statement?
  • Is the statement of facts (beyond commonly known facts) supported by appropriate citations in the text and/or references?
  • Which ideas in the essay need further development?
  • What ideas in the essay are practical enough to be implemented in a business setting and which ideas are rather impractical? Why?
  • Does the essay contain discursive or irrelevant sections? If yes, what are they?
  • Is the work biased in any way? Examine the author’s biases.
  • Is there an idea that is common to all the essays?
  • How is the essay different from the other essay(s) you are also critiquing?

 

Complete the tasks pertaining to the chosen topic.

 

Submission Details:

 

  • By Monday, February 13, 2017, save your submission as M5_A2_lastname_firstinitial.doc and submit it to the M5: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

 

This RA is worth 300 points and will be graded according to the following rubric.

 

Assignment Component

Proficient

Score

Content Knowledge: Understanding

Topic A

Communicates understanding of financial collapse of the housing market.

Or

Topic B

Communicates understanding of the major ideas and themes in three or four essays.

CO: 1, 2

PO: 1, 2, 3, 5

ILO: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Response shows a proficient understanding of the course assignment and specific requirements; demonstrates proficient insight, creativity, and original thinking; incorporates some analysis and synthesis of central concepts of the subject; reflects some understanding of the nature of the discipline and its links to other disciplines; provides acceptable details and specific examples.

 

                       

______ / 100 pts

 

 

Content Knowledge: Application

Topic A

Communicates the ability to conduct an in-depth evaluation of the financial collapse of the housing market and explore the evidence from an ethical point of view.

 

Or

Topic B

Communicates the ability to conduct an in-depth critique of the essays by comparing and contrasting the essential points discussed in each work.

 

CO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

PO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

ILO: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Response shows a proficient understanding of the course assignment and specific requirements; response shows some insight, creativity, and original thinking; demonstrates a working command of the disciplinary content knowledge and the varied strategies and resources that may be used to engage members of the target population with that content; response shows some understanding of the various contexts that impact performance.

 

 

______ / 120 pts

 

 

Assignment Component

Proficient

Score

Written Communication/Personal Effectiveness

Conveys through written word understanding and application of the essential assignment components.

PO : 3

ILO: 2

Response shows a proficient understanding of the course assignment and specific requirements; offers conciseness and clarity in content, language use, grammar, organization, and sentence structure; is clear and free of major grammatical and usage errors.

 

 

______ / 80 pts

 

 

 

 

/300 pts.