AIU BUSN310 full course (all assignments +dicussions)

AIU BUSN310 full course (all assignments +dicussions)

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Unit 1 discussion

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.

Some individuals who are engaged in international business transactions have reported a cultural component to ethics. You are working on opening a branch of a food distribution operation in a foreign country, and a local official suggests that a little cash would help your company get started.

Research international business and ethical standards, and answer the following questions:

  • In what ways can culture affect ethical standards and shape business behavior?
  • Is it ethical to take part in corrupt international business transactions? Legal? Explain.

Post a new topic to the Discussion Board that contains your answers to the above questions. List any sources used in APA format. Also, respond to two other students' posts on the Discussion Board and explain to whether you agree or disagree with their responses.

Your submitted assignment (60 points) should include the following:

  • Your Discussion Board topic containing your responses to the two questions (40 points)
  • Your responses to two other students' Discussion Board posts (60 points)

Unit 2 discussion

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.

During the 1990s, business and personal bankruptcies soared. This happened in spite of the greatest economic boom in U.S. history. It was also a booming time for lawyers who specialize in the intricacies of bankruptcy law. In 1998, a record 1.4 million businesses and individuals filed for protection under the bankruptcy code, which was a 300 percent increase since 1980. 96% of the filings were personal bankruptcies. However, in 1999, that number dropped 8.5%.

Many analysts attribute the high number of bankruptcies to aggressive credit offers by banks and (to a lesser extent) department stores. These companies lure even the most credit-challenged (young people and those who have problems managing money) into accepting their credit cards by sometimes offering secured lines of credit, in which the cardholder places as little as $100 in a savings account and receives a line of credit that is five times that amount.

Another reason cited by analysts for the increase is that the old stigma associated with bankruptcy—if you filed for bankruptcy protection, you were somehow inferior—no longer exists in most areas of the country.

A third reason is a change in attitude regarding the credit cards issuers. Not long ago, if an individual filed for bankruptcy, that person was unable to obtain credit for years (a bankruptcy filing remains on your credit bureau file for 10 years). However, credit card companies operated on a different premise. If you had recently filed bankruptcy, you were no longer in debt. Therefore, you must have had sufficient cash flow to service new debt. Within a month of filing, your mailbox would have been flooded with credit card offers.

In the business arena, filing for bankruptcy (thus stopping creditors from taking legal action) has evolved into just another business strategy.

The three most common types of bankruptcy are as follows:

  • Chapter 7: The debtor's assets are sold to pay creditors, and creditors have no right to the debtor's future earnings.
  • Chapter 11: A business continues to operate, and creditors receive a portion of both current assets and future earnings. This form of bankruptcy is also available to wealthy individuals.
    • Chapter 13: For the typical consumer, creditors usually receive a portion of the individual's current assets and future earnings.

    Although bankruptcy laws are sometimes abused—an individual may file personal bankruptcy every seven years and some individuals do exactly that—bankruptcy is designed as a safety net for individuals or businesses that experience financial difficulties for whatever reason.

    Discussion Board Assignment Guidelines:

    Research the three types of bankruptcy, and answer the following questions:

    • Who may file Chapter 7 bankruptcy?
    • What are some of the reasons that people file bankruptcy?
    • How does bankruptcy affect interest rates on loans? Credit cards?

    Post a new topic to the Discussion Board that contains your answers to the three questions. Respond to two other students' posts on the Discussion Board and critique their answers.

    Your submitted assignment (60 points) should include the following:

    • 40 Points Your Discussion Board topic containing your responses to the questions
    • 20 Points Your responses to two other students' Discussion Board posts that contain your assignment critiques

    Unit 3 discussion

  • The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.

    For this Discussion Board assignment, consider the following statement:

    • Drug use is information that is rightfully private and only in exceptional cases can an employer claim a right to know about such use.

    Post a response to the Discussion Board that either defends or opposes this statement.

    Discussion Board Assignment Guidelines:

    Determine your stance on the issue of drug testing and employee drug use, and in 3–5 paragraphs, write how you feel about the issue.

    You may use the following questions to help outline your response:

    • Do employers always have a right to know about employee drug use?

      • What if the drug use has no effect on employee performance?
      • What if the drug use constitutes a serious health risk?
      • How would you (as a manager) address the issue of employee drug use?

      Post a new topic to the Discussion Board that contains your drug use argument. Respond to two other students' posts on the Discussion Board, and explain to them why you agree or disagree with their position.

      Your submitted assignment (60 points) should include the following:

      • 40 Points Your Discussion Board topic containing your argument regarding employee privacy and drug use
      • 20 Points Your responses to two other students' Discussion Board posts
unit 4 discssion
The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.

Many organizations have established policies to remedy discrimination when hiring women and minorities. Discuss whether you feel that affirmative action programs, reverse discrimination, and criteria of comparable worth are appropriate forms of remedy.

You should conduct research on this topic before making your posts.

Using the textbook, course materials, and Web resources, research affirmative action, reverse discrimination, and comparable worth and answer the following questions:

  • Do you feel that these concepts are appropriate forms of remedy in the workplace? Explain.
  • What else do you think could be done to eliminate discrimination in the workplace?
You must use at least one credible source from either the Library's full-text database or the Web. Include your reference(s) that you used in APA format with your Discussion Board post. Post a new topic to the Discussion Board that contains your answers to the questions, and respond to 2 other students' posts on the Discussion Board. Be sure to explain to them why you agree or disagree with their arguments.

Unit 5 discssion
For many global companies, China represents a very attractive market in terms of size and growth rate. Yet, it ranks lower in terms of economic freedom and higher in political risk than other countries' markets because it has a communist government. Despite these

risks, many popular and reputable companies have established manufacturing operations in China.

This is largely because the Chinese government makes sales in China contingent on a company's willingness to locate production there. The government wants Chinese companies to learn modern management skills from other international companies and acquire technology. Some observers believe that when Western companies agree to such conditions, they are bargaining away important industry knowledge in exchange for short-term sales.

Answer the following questions based on the situation described:

  • Should companies comply with China's terms?
  • Should they risk losing sales by refusing to transfer technology?

Post a new topic to the Discussion Board that contains your answers to the above two questions. Respond to two other students' posts on the Discussion Board and critique their answers.

Your submitted assignment (60 points) should include the following:

  1. 40 Points Your Discussion Board topic containing your responses to the questions
  2. 20 Points Your responses to two other students' Discussion Board posts

Unit 1 assignment

Unit 2 assignment
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Unit 4 assignment

Unit 5 assignment