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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

 

Case Study 1:

 

Recommendations:

 

Annual Reports Exemplary (100%)

 

Meets ?Proficient? criteria and

 

uses concrete examples to

 

substantiate claims Proficient (90%)

 

Compares the investments,

 

changes in portfolio

 

management, and acquisitions

 

and disposal of assets and

 

discusses emerging patterns Needs Improvement (70%)

 

Compares the investments,

 

changes in portfolio

 

management, and acquisitions

 

and disposal of assets but does

 

not discuss emerging patterns Not Evident (0%)

 

Does not compare the

 

investments, changes in

 

portfolio management, and

 

acquisitions and disposal of

 

assets Value

 

25 Case Study 1:

 

Recommendations:

 

Improving Meets ?Proficient? criteria and

 

uses concrete examples to

 

substantiate claims Case Study 1:

 

Recommendations:

 

Expand Meets ?Proficient? criteria and

 

offers possible solutions for the

 

issues identified Case Study 1:

 

Recommendations:

 

Recommend Meets ?Proficient? criteria and

 

recommendation is well

 

supported with concrete

 

evidence

 

Submission is free of errors

 

related to citations, grammar,

 

spelling, syntax, and

 

organization and is presented in

 

a professional and easy-to-read

 

format Articulation of

 

Response Assesses whether or not the

 

investments are improving the

 

company?s financial position

 

based on the review of the

 

annual reports

 

Determines if two stores can be

 

opened and describes issues

 

regarding decision to open

 

additional stores

 

Recommends an alternative

 

Florida metropolitan area in

 

which to open additional stores

 

and defends decision

 

Submission has no major errors

 

related to citations, grammar,

 

spelling, syntax, or organization 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

 

Determines if two stores can be

 

opened but does not describe

 

issues regarding decision to

 

open additional stores

 

Recommends an alternative

 

Florida metropolitan area in

 

which to open additional stores

 

but does not defend decision

 

Submission has major errors

 

related to citations, grammar,

 

spelling, syntax, or organization

 

that negatively impact

 

readability and articulation of

 

main ideas Does not assess whether or not

 

the investments are improving

 

the company?s financial position 25 Does not determine if two

 

stores can be opened 20 Does not recommend an

 

alternative Florida metropolitan

 

area to open additional stores 20 Submission has critical errors

 

related to citations, grammar,

 

spelling, syntax, or organization

 

that prevent understanding of

 

ideas 10 Total 100%

 


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