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Once an idea has matured to the point that there is a clear understanding about

Once an idea has matured to the point that there is a clear understanding about the organizational and financial impact, there is typically a need to request resources to bring the idea to reality. This is typically done by submitting a budget request in the hopes of getting the idea on the budget, meaning there is organizational commitment to move forward with the idea by planning to allocate necessary resources. This commitment implies that the expenditure aligns with organizational objectives and the financial position of the organization.
In this Assignment, you will analyze financial statements to determine the financial health of an organization. You will use this assessment as part of a final healthcare budget request.
RESOURCES
Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
Click the weekly resources link to access the resources.
WEEKLY RESOURCES
TO PREPARE
Reflect on the previous Healthcare Budget Request assignment submissions, including your executive summary, your Expense/Revenue/ROI Analysis, your estimated budget, and your ratio analysis.
Review the Excel Assignment Workbook, W10/11A6 HealthWays Financials tab. These are sample financial statements.
Reflect on the information conveyed by these statements.
If possible, secure copies of your healthcare organization’s income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows. Consult with your internal financial counselor on this, as needed.
THE ASSIGNMENT
Finalize your Healthcare Budget Request by completing the following:
Part 1: Financial Statement Calculations and Analysis:
Open your Excel Assignment Workbook and navigate to the “W10/11A6 Financials” worksheet.
You have 2 Options for completing this Assignment as noted in the Excel Assignment Workbook.
Using the Healthcare Budget Request Guide for guidance, conduct analyses as directed on either your organization’s financial statements or those provided in the HealthWays Financial Statements worksheet. Your analysis will include spreadsheet calculation of financial statement ratios.
Part 2: Summary of Analyses and Interpretation of Results:
Create a brief (1- to 2-page) descriiption of your analyses. Be sure to address the following in your summary:
Describe the results of each statement analysis. What do the results of each analysis mean?
What does your complete financial statement analysis suggest about the financial health of the organization?
If using your current organization’s data, does your analysis help describe any observed organizational behaviors or actions? Explain.
What assumptions have you made in your analyses?
What implications do these analyses have for your proposed healthcare product or service?
Part 3: Summary of Work and Final Healthcare Budget Request
Compile and summarize your work in previous assignments. Place your final work on the Healthcare Budget Request template. Your final Healthcare Budget Request should include:
A final version of your Executive Summary
A final version of your projected expenses and revenues
A product/service budget for the launch and the first 5 years
A summary of financial and SWOT analyses that you conducted, including your interpretation of the results
A 3- to 5-slide PowerPoint presentation containing the final version of your elevator speech, incorporating selling points from your analyses that you believe make the business case for nurse entrepreneurship and leadership’s commitment to your proposed healthcare product or service.
BY DAY 2 OF WEEK 11
Submit your Assignment.
*NOTE: You will need to submit both a Word Document and an Excel Spreadsheet for your Assignment submission. Please be sure to only submit your Assignment once you have uploaded these two components of your W11A6 Assignment.
SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Before submitting your final assignment, you can check your draft for authenticity. To check your draft, access the Turnitin Drafts from the Start Here area.
To submit your completed assignment, save your Assignment as WK10-11Assgn_LastName_Firstinitial
Then, click on Start Assignment near the top of the page.
Next, click on Upload File and select Submit Assignment for review.

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Once an idea has matured to the point that there is a clear understanding about

Once an idea has matured to the point that there is a clear understanding about the organizational and financial impact, there is typically a need to request resources to bring the idea to reality. This is typically done by submitting a budget request in the hopes of getting the idea on the budget, meaning there is organizational commitment to move forward with the idea by planning to allocate necessary resources. This commitment implies that the expenditure aligns with organizational objectives and the financial position of the organization.
In this Assignment, you will analyze financial statements to determine the financial health of an organization. You will use this assessment as part of a final healthcare budget request.
RESOURCES
Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
Click the weekly resources link to access the resources.
WEEKLY RESOURCES
TO PREPARE
Reflect on the previous Healthcare Budget Request assignment submissions, including your executive summary, your Expense/Revenue/ROI Analysis, your estimated budget, and your ratio analysis.
Review the Excel Assignment Workbook, W10/11A6 HealthWays Financials tab. These are sample financial statements.
Reflect on the information conveyed by these statements.
If possible, secure copies of your healthcare organization’s income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows. Consult with your internal financial counselor on this, as needed.
THE ASSIGNMENT
Finalize your Healthcare Budget Request by completing the following:
Part 1: Financial Statement Calculations and Analysis:
Open your Excel Assignment Workbook and navigate to the “W10/11A6 Financials” worksheet.
You have 2 Options for completing this Assignment as noted in the Excel Assignment Workbook.
Using the Healthcare Budget Request Guide for guidance, conduct analyses as directed on either your organization’s financial statements or those provided in the HealthWays Financial Statements worksheet. Your analysis will include spreadsheet calculation of financial statement ratios.
Part 2: Summary of Analyses and Interpretation of Results:
Create a brief (1- to 2-page) descriiption of your analyses. Be sure to address the following in your summary:
Describe the results of each statement analysis. What do the results of each analysis mean?
What does your complete financial statement analysis suggest about the financial health of the organization?
If using your current organization’s data, does your analysis help describe any observed organizational behaviors or actions? Explain.
What assumptions have you made in your analyses?
What implications do these analyses have for your proposed healthcare product or service?
Part 3: Summary of Work and Final Healthcare Budget Request
Compile and summarize your work in previous assignments. Place your final work on the Healthcare Budget Request template. Your final Healthcare Budget Request should include:
A final version of your Executive Summary
A final version of your projected expenses and revenues
A product/service budget for the launch and the first 5 years
A summary of financial and SWOT analyses that you conducted, including your interpretation of the results
A 3- to 5-slide PowerPoint presentation containing the final version of your elevator speech, incorporating selling points from your analyses that you believe make the business case for nurse entrepreneurship and leadership’s commitment to your proposed healthcare product or service.
BY DAY 2 OF WEEK 11
Submit your Assignment.
*NOTE: You will need to submit both a Word Document and an Excel Spreadsheet for your Assignment submission. Please be sure to only submit your Assignment once you have uploaded these two components of your W11A6 Assignment.
SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Before submitting your final assignment, you can check your publish for authenticity. To check your publish, access the Turnitin publishs from the Start Here area.
To submit your completed assignment, save your Assignment as WK10-11Assgn_LastName_Firstinitial
Then, click on Start Assignment near the top of the page.
Next, click on Upload File and select Submit Assignment for review.

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1. Define the most important capital budgeting techniques. Name at least two cap

1. Define the most important capital budgeting techniques. Name at least two capital budgeting techniques (for example, NPV, IRR, Payback Period, et cetera) and
2. describe how they are used to arrive at investment decisions.

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1. Define the most important capital budgeting techniques. Name at least two cap

1. Define the most important capital budgeting techniques. Name at least two capital budgeting techniques (for example, NPV, IRR, Payback Period, et cetera) and
2. describe how they are used to arrive at investment decisions.

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Instructions and Case Background Note: Before starting work on Project I, you mu

Instructions and Case Background
Note: Before starting work on Project I, you must carefully read the Project 1 rubric.
You are requested to complete Project 1 in the role of a recent business degree graduate, newly hired by Silver Airways. Your manager has requested your assistance in conducting a SWOT analysis and developing the goals and objectives for a strategic plan. The strategic plan is necessitated by Silver Airways’ CEO requesting an assessment of the airline’s ability to continue to grow and the subsequent steps it needs to take to make that happen.
You will use the course materials for Weeks 1 – 3 and your research findings based on Silver Airways’ links below. This information will allow you to analyze the current state of Silver Airways to determine its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
You will complete a SWOT table identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats you identified for Silver Airlines. Based on your SWOT table, you will then develop and explain your goals and their related objectives.
Your manager has informed you of the following facts: Florida-based Silver Airways recently announced its acquisition of Seaborne Airlines, headquartered in Puerto Rico. Expanding its flight routes within the Caribbean makes the company the highest volume airline to the Bahamas and the Caribbean. In addition to its Bahamas and Caribbean flights, Silver Airways serves the southeast and a few northeast states.
Your manager has provided you with the links found below and indicated that route expansion, a new fleet of aircraft, and the acquisition of Seaborne Airlines should be considerations in your analysis. Of course, the focus of your analysis is Silver Airways and not Seaborne Airlines.
Your analysis, SWOT table, goals, and objectives must be supported by a logical and well-reasoned evaluation of the facts ascertained from the course materials and links provided.
Research Links
Silver Airways
Seaborne Airlines
Silver Airways-Seaborne Airways Acquisition
Silver Airways Announces Major Strategic Growth Developments and New Leadership
You may do additional research related to Silver Airways to enhance your SWOT analysis, SWOT Table, and goals and objectives.
Note: Your report must be based on the results of your own research. This means that you will research and draw your own conclusions, which must be supported by your independent research and the course materials. You are precluded from using any existing SWOT analysis, SWOT Table, and goals and objectives ascertained from anyone else’s source material (e.g., internet sites, for-pay websites, existing documents, video resources, and the like). A zero will be earned for not doing your own analysis.
How to Set Up the Paper
Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document that is double spaced. Use 12-point font. The final product will be 5-6 pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages. Write clearly and concisely.
Create an APA compliant title page that provides the paper’s title, date, name, course number, section number, and instructor’s name.
Use all of the following centered Bolded and left-justified Bolded headings in the same order they appear in completing your project.
Introduction
Write an Introduction paragraph. The introduction paragraph is the first paragraph of the paper and will describe to the reader the intent of the paper, explaining the main points covered in the paper. This intent should be understood before reading the remainder of the paper so the reader knows exactly what is being covered in the paper. The introduction is often written after the paper is completed. (Use in-text citations as required.)
SWOT Table
Using the research from the websites provided and any additional research, complete a SWOT Table for Silver Airways using the format below.
Provide a minimum of three strengths, three weaknesses, three opportunities, and three threats. See the grading rubric for specifics and further guidance.
Provide an in-text citation for each item presented in the SWOT Table.
Strengths
Weaknesses

Opportunities
Threats

SWOT Analysis: Silver Airways
Write a paragraph explanation for each quadrant (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) on the SWOT Table that explains each item in each quadrant (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats). Support your reasoning. Remember, there must be a minimum of three items in each quadrant. Be certain to label each of the paragraphs Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, or Threats and make it clear to the reader which item within each of those headings is being discussed. (Use headings below and in-text citations as required.)
Strengths Explanations Paragraph
Weaknesses Explanations Paragraph
Opportunities Explanations Paragraph
Threats Explanations Paragraph
Goals and Objectives
You will now begin to build the framework for the Strategic Plan to be developed. Identify and explain three (3) major strategic goals that the company should attain based on its acquisition of Seaborne Airlines. Each strategic goal will be one sentence, followed by an explanation of the importance of each goal. (Use in-text citations as required.)
For each strategic goal, provide at least two one-sentence objectives to support each strategic goal. The relationship of each objective to its strategic goal must be demonstrated. (Use in-text citation as required.)
The assignment rubric displays how the assignment is graded and how to earn additional credit for various paper sections.
Make sure to use the research and course materials to support your analysis.
STUDENTS: The format and framework for your goals and objectives must be as follows:
STRATEGIC GOAL 1: Must be written as a one-sentence goal. The goal must be followed by a brief explanation of the goal’s significance. (Use in-text citations and references as appropriate.)
Objective 1: Must be written as a one-sentence objective. The objective must be followed by a brief explanation of support for that objective as it relates to its goal. (Use in-text citations and references as appropriate.)
Objective 2: Must be written as a one-sentence objective. The objective must be followed by a brief explanation of support for that objective as it relates to its goal. (Use in-text citations and references as appropriate.)
STRATEGIC GOAL 2: Must be written as a one-sentence goal. The goal must be followed by a brief explanation of the significance of that goal. (Use in-text citations and references as appropriate.)
Objective 1: Must be written as a one-sentence objective. The objective must be followed by a brief explanation of support for that objective as it relates to its goal. (Use in-text citations and references as appropriate.)
Objective 2: Must be written as a one-sentence objective. The objective must be followed by a brief explanation of support for that objective as it relates to its goal. (Use in-text citations and references as appropriate.)
STRATEGIC GOAL 3: Must be written as a one-sentence goal. The goal must be followed by a very brief explanation of the significance of that goal. (Use in-text citations and references as appropriate.)
Objective 1: Must be written as a one-sentence objective. The objective must be followed by a brief explanation of support for that objective as it relates to its goal. (Use in-text citations and references as appropriate.)
Objective 2: Must be written as a one-sentence objective. The objective must be followed by a brief explanation of support for that objective, as it relates to its goal. (Use in-text citations and references as appropriate.)
Conclusion
Create a concluding paragraph. The conclusion paragraph highlights the major findings covered in the paper.
References
Use the checklist below to ensure your paper’s compliance with assignment instructions.
Checklist
Specific Project Requirements

Proofread your paper. Ensure your topic headings and format follow the above sequence.

Read and use the grading rubric while completing the paper to ensure all requirements are met to lead to the highest possible grade.

Third-person writing is required. Third-person means that there are no words such as “I, me, my, we, or us” (first-person writing), nor is there use of “you or your” (the second person writing). If uncertain how to write in the third person, view this link: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/first-second-and-third-person.

Contractions are not used in business writing, so do not use them.

Paraphrase and do not use direct quotations. Paraphrase means you do not use more than four consecutive words from a source document. Removing quotation marks and citing is inappropriate. Instead, put a passage from a source document into your own words and attribute the passage to the source document. There should be no passages with quotation marks. Using more than four consecutive words from a source document would require direct quotation marks. Changing words from a passage does not exclude the passage from having quotation marks.

You are expected to use the research and weekly course materials to develop the analysis and support the reasoning. There should be a robust use of the course material. The material used from a source document must be cited and referenced. A reference within a reference list cannot exist without an associated in-text citation and vice versa. Changing words from a passage does not exclude the passage from having quotation marks.

Use in-text citations and provide a reference list that contains the reference associated with each in-text citation.

You may not use books in completing this problem set unless they are part of the course material. Also, do not use a dictionary, Wikipedia or Investopedia, or similar sources.

Provide the page or paragraph number in every in-text citation. Since the eBook does not have page numbers, you must include the chapter title, section heading, and paragraph number.
For citations using a video, you must provide the minutes and second of the cited material.
Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder
The assignment submitted to the Assignment Folder will be considered the student’s final product and therefore ready for grading by the instructor. It is incumbent upon the student to verify the assignment is the correct submission. Where Turnitin is available, students are encouraged to modify their paper to bring the paper into compliance with proper citation requirements.
NOTE: All submitted work is to be your original work. You may not use any work from another student, the Internet, or an online clearinghouse. You are expected to understand the Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism Policy (see syllabus) and know that it is your responsibility to learn about instructor and general academic expectations concerning the proper citation sources as specified in the APA Publication Manual, 7th Ed. (Students are held accountable for in-text citations and an associated reference list only.)

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Overview In this activity, you will carry out calculations and research that hel

Overview
In this activity, you will carry out calculations and research that help you understand how to evaluate the return and risk on investments.
Instructions
Answer these questions in a 2 page paper.
You have just won the Strayer Lottery jackpot of $11,000,000. You will be paid in 26 equal annual installments beginning immediately. If you had the money now, you could invest it in an account with a quoted annual interest rate of 9% with monthly compounding of interest.
1. Calculate the present value of the payments you will receive. 2. Show your calculations using formulas in your paper or in an attached spreadsheet file.
3. Explain why there is a difference between the present value of the Strayer lottery jackpot and the future value of the 26 annual payments based on your calculations and the information provided.
4. Compare the information about risk and return indicated by different bond ratings.
5. Support your answer with references to research.
6. Use various bond websites to locate one of each of the following bond ratings: AAA, BBB, CCC, and D.
7. Research the differences between the bond ratings, the required interest rates, and the risk.
8. List the websites used as sources for this research.
9. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each rating.

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1. Determine whether stock prices are affected more by long-term or short-term p

1. Determine whether stock prices are affected more by long-term or short-term performance.
2. Provide an example of the effect that supports your claim.
Please use current sources within five years.

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Have you ever been in a situation where you wish you’d said something differentl

Have you ever been in a situation where you wish you’d said something differently? Perhaps in a job interview when asked to tell the interviewer about yourself, or maybe on a first date, or when questioned during an academic or professional presentation. Any of these scenarios can leave you thinking afterward about your reply, wondering if you said something the way you intended or if you could have presented it in a better manner. In situations like these, an elevator speech can come to the rescue. A well-developed elevator speech that is clear and succinct can be a lifesaver when you are looking for the right words.
For this Discussion, you examine the role of an elevator speech in defending your idea for a new healthcare product or service. You also develop a speech that will help set your idea apart as memorable, unique, and of value to the organization.
RESOURCES
Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
Click the weekly resources link to access the resources.
WEEKLY RESOURCES
TO PREPARE
Reflect on the most significant talking points about the healthcare product or service solution you have proposed. These points should be those you think will educate decision makers and other stakeholders on the benefits of your idea as well as clarify the business case (including financial points, budgetary impacts, SWOT takeaways, cost-benefit analysis takeaways, etc.).
Consider how you might highlight these significant talking points in an elevator speech to stakeholders.
BY DAY 3 OF WEEK 9
Start by writing a summary that defines major points you want to include in the elevator speech. This summary should be supported with scholarly references and properly formatted to meet the rubric standards. Use the summary to identify significant talking points that you will use for your elevator speech. Post a 2- to 3-paragraph publish of an “elevator speech” designed to both educate and “sell” decision makers on the healthcare product or service you have proposed. Your elevator speech summary should address what you believe are the significant talking points necessary to educate decision makers and other stakeholders on the benefits of your idea as well as clarify the business case. Remember, an elevator speech should be approximately 30-60 seconds.

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RESEARCH PAPER: DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS OVERVIEW A simple w

RESEARCH PAPER: DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
OVERVIEW
A simple way to analyze fiscal data over time is via descriiptive statistics. Descriiptive Statistics
refers to the analysis, summary, and presentation of findings related to a data set derived from a
sample or entire population. Descriiptive statistics comprises three main categories – Frequency
Distribution, Measures of Central Tendency, and Measures of Variability. Although descriiptive
statistics may provide information regarding a data set, they do not allow for conclusions to be
made based on the data analysis but rather provide a descriiption of the data being analyzed.
Value of Descriiptive Statistics
Descriiptive statistics allow for the ease of data visualization. It allows for data to be presented in
a meaningful and understandable way, which, in turn, allows for a simplified interpretation of the
data set in question. Raw data would be difficult to analyze, and trend and pattern determination
may be challenging to perform. In addition, raw data makes it challenging to visualize what the
data is showing. Descriiptive statistics are used to summarize complex quantitative data.
Consider the following example: Assume that you are looking at 15 years of state sales tax data.
Descriiptive statistics must be used to find the sales tax data’s overall distribution. Using
raw data and making some sense of it would be challenging. Furthermore, descriiptive statistics
allow for a data set to be summarized and presented through a combination of tabulated and
graphical descriiptions and a discussion of the results found.
INSTRUCTIONS
For this assignment, you will compute and interpret two descriiptive statistics – (1) the mean and
(2) the standard deviation.
The paper should consist of:
 A four-page report comparing your findings between two states
 At least two pages describe the mean and the standard deviation value and how they
can be used to analyze budgets.
 Analysis of the value of the mean and the standard deviation of two sets of data based on
the information provided below. (See How to analyze the mean and standard deviation
and compare the two data sets below.)
Interpreting Descriiptive Statistics
How to analyze the mean and standard deviation and compare the two data sets
The standard deviation measures how far the data points (monthly taxes) are from the mean. The
less spread, the smaller the standard deviation, thus one can have more confidence that the
collected monthly taxes will be parallel. The more spread, the larger the standard deviation,
thus one can have less confidence that the collected monthly taxes will be parallel.
An analysis of the standard deviation can be somewhat complex. However, for this assignment
you will just answer the following research questions:
 Which set of data shows the highest variation and which shows the lowest variation? Which
state shows the highest and lowest variations in total income and total sales tax
collections?
 Which state’s tax collections are more consistent and fluctuate the least?
Required Recourses: will need to use a minimum of 10 resources in total.
Coe, C. K., & Wiesel, D. L. (2001). Police Budgeting: Winning Strategies. Public Administration Review, 61(6), 718–727. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3110006
Rubin, I. (1989). Aaron Wildavsky and the Demise of Incrementalism [Review of The New Politics of the Budgetary Process; Budgeting: A Comparative Theory of Budgetary Processes, by A. Wildavsky]. Public Administration Review, 49(1), 78–81. https://doi.org/10.2307/977234
Willoughby, K. G., & Finn, M. A. (1996). Decision Strategies of the Legislative Budget Analyst: Economist or Politician? Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory: J-PART, 6(4), 523–546. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1181903
Cuny, T.J. (1998), Federal Budget Concepts—Bright Lines or Black Holes?. Public Budgeting & Finance, 18: 94-132. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.0275-1100.1998.01137.x

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Please read carefully the resources I provide and use model and other references

Please read carefully the resources I provide and use model and other references to make detailed analysis.