Ashford bus 650 week 2 assignment

 

Return on Investment – Education Funding

Develop a three- to five-page analysis (excluding the title and reference pages) on the projected return on investment for your college education and projected future employment. This analysis will consist of two parts.

Part 1: Describe how and why you made the decision to pursue an MBA. In the description, include calculations of expenses and opportunity costs related to that decision.

Part 2: Analyze your desired occupation. Determine how much compensation (return) you expect to earn and how long will it take to pay back the return on this investment. Use the financial formulas, Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), and Payback, provided in Chapters 3 and 4 of your text.  Desired Occupation- Business Manager

The analysis should be comprehensive and reference specific examples from a minimum of two scholarly sources, in addition to your text. The paper must be formatted according to APA.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

 

Describes How and Why the Decision was Made to Pursue an MBA

 

Total: 3.00

 

Distinguished – Comprehensively describes how and why the decision was made to pursue an MBA. Includes detailed calculations of expenses and opportunity costs related to that decision.

 

Proficient – Describes how and why the decision was made to pursue an MBA. Includes the calculations of expenses and opportunity costs related to that decision. Minor details are missing.

 

Basic – Briefly describes how and why the decision was made to pursue an MBA. Includes partial calculations of expenses and opportunity costs related to that decision. Relevant details are missing.

 

Below Expectations – Minimally describes how and why the decision was made to pursue an MBA. Does not include sufficient calculations of both the expenses and opportunity costs related to that decision. Significant details are missing.

 

Non-Performance – The description how and why of the decision was made to pursue an MBA is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

 

 

Analyzes the Desired Occupation

 

Total: 3.00

 

Distinguished – Thoroughly analyzes the desired occupation and determines the compensation (return) expected and how long will it take to pay back the return on this investment. Accurately uses the financial formulas Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Payback.

 

Proficient – Analyzes the desired occupation and determines the compensation (return) expected and how long will it take to pay back the return on this investment. Uses the financial formulas Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Payback. The analysis is slightly underdeveloped.

 

Basic – Partially analyzes the desired occupation and determines the compensation (return) expected and how long will it take to pay back the return on this investment. Somewhat uses the financial formulas Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Payback. The analysis is underdeveloped.

 

Below Expectations – Minimally analyzes the desired occupation and determines the compensation (return) expected and how long will it take to pay back the return on this investment. The use of financial formulas is not present or inaccurate Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Payback. The analysis is significantly underdeveloped.

 

Non-Performance – The analysis on the desired occupation is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

 

 

Critical Thinking: Explanation of Issues

 

Total: 0.15

 

Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding.

 

Proficient – Clearly explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering enough relevant information for an adequate understanding.

 

Basic – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, delivering minimal information for a basic understanding.

 

Below Expectations – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, but may not deliver additional information necessary for a basic understanding.

 

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

 

 

Written Communication: Content Development

 

Total: 0.15

 

Distinguished – Uses appropriate, pertinent, and persuasive content to discover and develop sophisticated ideas within the context of the discipline, shaping the work as a whole.

 

Proficient – Uses appropriate and pertinent content to discover ideas within the context of the discipline, shaping the work as a whole.

 

Basic – Uses appropriate and pertinent content, but does not apply it toward discovering or developing ideas. Overall, content assists in shaping the written work.

 

Below Expectations – Uses content, though it may be unrelated or inappropriate to the topic. Content does not contribute toward the development of the written work, and may distract the reader from its purpose.

 

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

 

 

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

 

Total: 0.17

 

Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

 

Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

 

Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

 

Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

 

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

 

 

Written Communication: APA Formatting

 

Total: 0.17

 

Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

 

Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

 

Basic – Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

 

Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

 

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

 

 

Written Communication: Page Requirement

 

Total: 0.18

 

Distinguished – The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

 

Proficient – The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

 

Basic – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

 

Below Expectations – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages.  

 

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

 

 

Written Communication: Source Requirement

 

Total: 0.18

 

Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

 

Proficient – Uses required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

 

Basic – Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

 

Below Expectations – Uses inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

 

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

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