Week 1 – Assignment
Financial Management Challenges and Ethics
Pathbuilder is being used in this course and this assignment is currently locked. Prior to beginning work on this assignment you must complete the Valuation, Markets, Agency Problems, Forms of Business, Basic Accounting Concepts, Cash Cycle of a Typical Firm, and Translating Accounting Profits into Cash Flows modules in the RealizeIt platform. Once the modules are completed and this information has been transferred into the course gradebook this assignment will unlock and you will be able to submit your assignment through Waypoint.
(Please note that some modules will have prerequisites that must be completed first. You are highly encouraged to start your RealizeIt work early in order to ensure that you have plenty of time to successfully complete all required modules prior to the due dates for your assigned work. If you do not complete any work in the RealizeIt platform, the grade returned from RealizeIt will be a Zero.)
Find at least two articles from the Ashford University Library that highlight and discuss two of the biggest challenges facing financial managers today. One of the articles should be about the challenge of maintaining ethical financial integrity and the other article should be on any other challenge that a financial manager may face (e.g., competition, foreign markets, government intervention, etc.).
Summarize your findings from the articles in a two- to three-page paper (excluding title and references pages). The paper should be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Be sure to properly cite your selected articles using APA style.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.