ACC 660 Final Project Milestone Two: Recommendations Guidelines and Rubric Prompt: You will use the financial analysis interpretations

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ACC 660 Final Project Milestone One: Financial Information and Trend Analysis Prompt: You will present this milestone in th e form of a report.
June 28, 2019

ACC 660 Final Project Milestone Two: Recommendations Guidelines and Rubric Prompt: You will use the financial analysis interpretations and calculations from Milestone One, including feedback from your instructor, to complete Milestone Two. In this assignment, you will analyze Starbucks’s annual report to identify investment patterns and comment on the company’s financial position. You will then analyze the U.S. market to determine if it is a good decision to open an additional two locations in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida area. This assessment addresses the following course outcomes:  Appraise decisions relating to investments, portfolio management, and acquisitions for improving the financial position of the company Case Study 1: Starbucks II. Recommendations A. Review the past three years of Starbucks’s annual reports and compare the investments, changes in portfolio management, and acquisitions and disposal of assets. What patterns do you see emerging from your review? B. Based on the review of the annual reports, are the investments improving the company’s financial position? Why or why not? C. Management is interested in determining whether it is feasible to expand U.S. operations by 50 stores. Review the current U.S. market store locations in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area and determine if two additional stores can be opened. What issues will need to be addressed (including but not limited to competition, population, and pricing) regarding a decision to open the additional stores? D. Assume it is not feasible to open additional stores in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. What other Florida metropolitan area would you recommend to management? Why? Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be submitted as a 2- to 4-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format. Instructor Feedback: This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard. Students can view instructor feedback in the Grade Center. For more information, review these instructions. Critical Element Exemplary (100%) Proficient (90%) Needs Improvement (70%) Not Evident (0%) Value Case Study 1: Recommendations: Annual Reports Meets “Proficient” criteria and uses concrete examples to substantiate claims Compares the investments, changes in portfolio management, and acquisitions and disposal of assets and discusses emerging patterns Compares the investments, changes in portfolio management, and acquisitions and disposal of assets but does not discuss emerging patterns Does not compare the investments, changes in portfolio management, and acquisitions and disposal of assets 25 Case Study 1: Recommendations: Improving Meets “Proficient” criteria and uses concrete examples to substantiate claims Assesses whether or not the investments are improving the company’s financial position based on the review of the annual reports Assesses whether or not the investments are improving the company’s financial position but does not base this on the review of the annual reports Does not assess whether or not the investments are improving the company’s financial position 25 Case Study 1: Recommendations: Expand Meets “Proficient” criteria and offers possible solutions for the issues identified Determines if two stores can be opened and describes issues regarding decision to open additional stores Determines if two stores can be opened but does not describe issues regarding decision to open additional stores Does not determine if two stores can be opened 20 Case Study 1: Recommendations: Recommend Meets “Proficient” criteria and recommendation is well supported with concrete evidence Recommends an alternative Florida metropolitan area in which to open additional stores and defends decision Recommends an alternative Florida metropolitan area in which to open additional stores but does not defend decision Does not recommend an alternative Florida metropolitan area to open additional stores 20 Articulation of Response Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization and is presented in a professional and easy-to-read format Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas 10 Total 100%

 
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