Resources Activity Context

This discussion helps you develop the skills to master the following course competencies:

Evaluate alternative methods of financing a firm in diverse economic environments.

To review how all your activities help you achieve the competencies in the course, and ultimately, your overall program outcomes, revisit the MBA6016 Course Alignment Map.

Activity Instruction

Define and discuss the importance of the time value of money concepts including compounding (future value), discounting (present value), and annuities. Why do organization leaders need to understand these concepts?

Post a substantive initial post by Thursday. Support your post as appropriate with the theories presented in this week's required reading.

Response Guidelines Respond to at least two peers by the Sunday due date.

Your replies should be substantive and could involve one or more of the following:

Debate the topic.

Ask a probing question. Share an insight you gained from your peer's post.

Make a suggestion.

Share a personal experience related to the topic.

Expand on your peer's post.

dq 2 Bond Valuation Resources Activity Context

This discussion helps you develop the skills to master the following course competencies:

Apply the theories, models, and practices of finance to the financial management of the firm.

To review how all your activities help you achieve the competencies in the course, and ultimately, your overall program outcomes, revisit the MBA6016 Course Alignment Map.

Activity Instruction

Describe or define and discuss a type of bond that interests you and how it is differentiated from other bonds. Then explain how valuing bonds is done and how interest rates affect their value. Consider the importance of the yield-to-maturity (YTM) in your post.

Post a substantive initial post by Thursday. Support your post as appropriate with the theories presented in this week's required reading.

Response Guidelines Respond to at least two peers by the Sunday due date. Your replies should be substantive and could involve one or more of the following:

Debate the topic. Ask a probing question.

Share an insight you gained from your peer's post.

Make a suggestion.

Share a personal experience related to the topic.

Expand on your peer's post.