paper for FIN 5130 . TOPIC OF CHOICE
This paper should demonstrate a student’s ability to integrate and synthesize course concepts with selected readings to communicate his/her understanding of managerial/corporate/international financial concepts and their application in organizations. The paper should also demonstrate a student’s ability to communicate effectively. This includes proper writing style, organization, grammar, and spelling, as well as integration of course-related material. The writing style must follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association , 5th or 6th edition. Citations for online sources should include the online address (URL) and access date as well as the citation for the specific reference.
Research for the paper may be conducted online using the online library as the primary source. Do not use abstracts, use full-text articles. Publications that may be relevant for the topics listed below include: Strategic Finance, The Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, CFO Magazine, Nonprofit World, Harvard Business Review, or other accounting and financial journals. Remember, scholarly journals.
The paper should:
· Be based on your reading and research relevant to the topic.
· Be 10-15 pages, DOUBLE SPACE plus appendices, exhibits, and references.
· Include a one-page Executive Summary immediately following the TITULE AND statement of the major issue(s) and your conclusions and specific recommendations. The content of an Executive Summary is similar to an abstract.
· Properly cite reference sources: these may include course material, information from magazines, journals, and online sources. All reference sources must have a publication date within the last five years. Students who wish to use an older source publication should contact the instructor with the request and reason.
Topic: any aspect of managerial/corporate/international finance and banking including stock issues, bond issues, valuation, multinational strategy, banking, country risk assessments. It must be original, written with some level of critical thinking, and informed by appropriate research.