Arden university pearson btec level 5 hnc/d diploma in business


Arden University

Pearson BTEC Smooth 5

HNC/D Diploma in Business

Business Firmness Making

Date for Submission: 9th November 2017
(The yielding gate terminate hinder at 14:00 GMT)

Set by: Stuart Hutchison

   

Text Box: Page 2 of 10Assignment Brief

As bisect of the precise blame for the HNC/D advertisement you are required to yield an assignment for each module. Fascinate allude to your Novice Handbook for unmeasured details of the advertisement blame draft and disclosed notice on preparing and yieldting assignments.

After completing the module, you should be effectual to:

LO1: Be effectual to use a miscellany of founts for the store of basis, twain pristine and minor

LO2: Apprehend a rove of techniques to analyse basis operatively for occupation purposes

LO3: Be effectual to effect notice in after a whilehold formats for firmness-making in an structureal treatment

LO4: Be effectual to use software-generated notice to coalesce firmnesss in an structure

(CUSTOMIZED) CASE STUDY

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In arrove to coalesce this assignment (and thus the module) past sensational for each indivisible novice, rather than manifestation the selfselfidentical agricultural predicament con-over for the undivided bunch (as is oral), I sanction sturdy to let each novice fine a bisecticular form of basis or condition that interests them personally. You terminate thus each use your own customized predicament con-over. Your pristine job is to token one of the disclosed basis founts scheduleed in the embedded muniment under - true envelop click it – and browse through the multitudinous sites. Eliminate a basis set that veritably grabs your circumspection. These founts are disclosed and loose.

(If you sanction heights discloseding this embedded muniment, email the instructor)

Be secure to learn the name of the basis set pristine and click on the conjoin so that you can see what the basis looks enjoy forward of downloading it. If you insufficiency to use this basis set, go forward and download the basis set (coalesce secure you download the CSV or Excel format). Then snatch it to your computer learny to rule using Excel.

By doing this, you terminate get used to looking at and handling real-world, large-scale basis sets from a lordship that interests you. So, if you are a schoolmistress, you can use an educational basis set or if you are into cars mayhap triton to do after a while ecstasy etc. It true coalesces the undivided assignment past realistic and amiable. It so exposes you to a set of loose instrument that you can use on succeeding devices if scarcityed. Before committing yourself to a bisecticular basis set, learn all the assignment lessons under and coalesce secure that your selected basis set can subsistence the lessons requested. For pattern, if the basis set does not embrace any numerical basis you won’t be effectual to do all the forcible statistics – so eliminate after a while care.

You MUST email the instructor your selected basis set in degree of commencing the assignment – positively after a whilein the pristine disgusting weeks of the module commencing - for approval using .

   

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· Be secure to embed your Excel spreadsheet embraceing your selected basis set in your assignment yielding.

· Provide the unmeasured web oration of wclose to place this basis set – so I can control it if scarcityed.

· Confer a trivial explication of what the basis set represents (you can use the name on their website).

Using your selected basis set, effect an Excel spreadsheet of Descriptive Statistics (AC 3.1 & 4.1) to demonstration the subjoined. For each, briefly expound how they can be used to pull valueffectual hesitateences for the selected predicament con-over:

(a) The Median for any two numerical columns of your choosing (AC 2.1, 2.3)

(b) The Mean for the selfselfidentical two columns (AC 2.1, 2.3)

(c) The Standard Deviation for these selfselfidentical columns (AC 2.1, 2.3)

(d) Pull a Histogram for each of these selfselfidentical columns (AC 3.1)

(e) The Correlation Coefficient among these two selfselfidentical columns (AC 2.4)

Be secure to conceive pure, courteous-behaved-behaved-annotated screenshots of all your Excel performance in your deep Voceffectual muniment as courteous-behaved-behaved-behaved as embedding the explicit Excel perfect in the Voceffectual perfect ±

Comment trivially on how these statistics rehearse to each other and what, if any, purport you may hesitate from them.

You are accepconsultation to yield Lesson 1 (merely Lesson 1) to the instructor when completed – for disclosed feedback. This is an optional lesson – but it terminate confer you an offer convenience to control that you are on the exact cords. Try and yield this performance as offer as you can but positively after a whilein the pristine 4 weeks of the module.

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Once you sanction computed all the aloft statistics, compel-ready a Power Aim Presentation (AC 3.3) entitled:

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This terminate embrace (largely markled) graphical representations and diverge cords, acrave after a while your construeation of the forcible statistics you sanction true calculated – offered as a train of bullet aims, charts and graphs. As bisect of your introduction, be secure to expound on manifestations such as pattern bulk, reliability and any unpatent clear keep-apartiality in the pattern. Introduce the basis set and what it resources. (AC 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.3)

Make the introduction appriseative, logically-sequenced and visually appealing. Use a fine, eye-catching contemplation and an sensational ‘transition’ among slides. Again, embed the explicit Power Aim perfect in your deep Voceffectual muniment ± so it can be viewed.

   

Having computed and offered the statistics on your bulky selected basis set, it is now interval to effect a precise occupation repute that builds on your downloaded disclosed basis by orationing the subjoined lessons (AC 3.4):

(a) Create a contemplation of how to contemplation and assemble a iron pattern of new attached basis that can be acquired to your bulky disclosed basis set. (AC 1.1)

(b) Effect a specific explication of any practiceffectual minor founts of basis which would be proficonsultation to use attachedly this bulky disclosed basis. Supply websites used. (AC 1.1)

(c) Offer a sturdy trueification of the reconnoitre modeology and sampling coalesce, including strategies for reducing any unpatent clear keep-apartiality. (AC 1.2)

(d) Contemplation (as an appendix) a draft questionnaire that could be used in the worthiness of this new attached basis. Be secure to husband the unmeasured rove of question-styles from the module. (AC 1.3)

(a) Using suiteffectual basis from your basis set (or using your imagination) replenish in the subjoined consultation...

    

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Cash Outflow (£)

Cash Inflow (£)

   

   

Text Box: Page 4 of 10An example teffectual – do NOT use these figures – use your own established on your own basis set or imagination...

  

Period   (Year)

0

1

2

3

4

5

 

Cash Outflow   (£)

600,000

400,000

150,000

100,000

50,000

50,000

 

Cash Inflow   (£)

0

70,000

100,000

150,000

200,000

250,000

Assuming a payback period of three years as a hurdle blame for any new device and a weighted consume of capital (WACC) of 5%, create an disminority of payback and discounted payback (use the WACC as the abatement blame) (AC 4.3)

(b) Create an disminority of the net offer value (AC 4.3)

(c) Pull conclusions and coalesce a firmness established on the financial criteria (AC 2.2, 4.3 & 4.1)

Hard coin is not the merely unpatent clear impediment when regarding whether or not to euler on a new device. Any investors terminate scarcity convincing that the device is permissible after a whilein a reasoneffectual interval-frame. This is wclose device expertnessful-treatment, netperformance diagrams and ticklish track dissection comes into state.

   

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Stage

Process

Dependent Tasks

Time to

Completion

 

A

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B

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C

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D

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E

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F

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G

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An example teffectual – do NOT use this basis – use your own established on your own basis set and your imagination...

  

Stage

Process

Dependent Tasks

Time to

Completion

 

A

Market inquiry   & disminority of required instrument

None

60 days

 

B

Hiring of new   staff/retaining bulky staff

A

90 days

 

C

Acquisition of   new vehicles

A

30 days

 

D

Kitting out   vehicles in new fraternity livery

A, C

21 days

 

E

Staff collation   and H & S training

A, B

14 days

 

F

Extending and   chink new on-site spa facilities

A, B, E

180 days

 

G

Promoting new   services

A, B, C, D, E, F

30 days

(d) Using your consultation, compel-ready a netperformance diagram including a purely haughtylighted ticklish trackway for your train of device stages. Place this performance in an appendix. Expound if the device can be delivered on interval if the sanctioneffectual interval coalesce is 12 months or less. (AC 4.2)

To coalesce Worthiness and Distinction gaits it is ocean to demonstblame that you unmeasuredy apprehend the underlying concepts and speculative ideas – so you should not merely transcribe down the figures but then expound the subsistenceing concepts and construe what these calculations explicitly balance – in a occupation firmness-making sense. Also, recall to unmeasuredy arrest by the Harvard alludeencing notation - see the Con-over Skills minority on ilearn. Coalesce introductions reserved and professional. Cover manifestations such as keep-apartiality when discussing patterns and reconnoitres. In incomplete, do the ‘nuts and bolts’ calculations, expound the underlying concepts, trueify the meaning of those figures and disclosedly confer a deeper, past rounded reckoner-argument.

1. You should transcribe this assignment using plummet Microsoft Appointment software – to ensecure that the instructor can largely disclosed and thus token your performance. No aim doing a noticeeffectual assignment if the instructor cannot disclosed and learn that performance. Therefore, use MS Excel for any spreadsheet performance, MS PowerPoint for any introduction performance and MS Word for the deep assignment muniment. You should yield a SINGLE Voceffectual muniment embraceing ALL your assignment performance – so embed the spreadsheet and introduction perfects as courteous-behaved-behaved-behaved as including after a whilehold (annotated) screenshots as bisect of your truth. If unsure, email your instructor. Structure your assignment in the selfselfidentical way as outlined close and purely mark all lessons. Tclose is a direct on embedding perfects on the argument forum. Email me if calm?} unsure.

   

2. Text Box: Page 6 of 10You must ensecure that the yieldted assignment is all your own performance and that all founts used are suitably attributed. Penalties direct to assignments which demonstration testimony of academic disingenuous action. (See the Novice Handbook which is in the Collation Area). Fascinate so allude to the ‘Guide to Disingenuous Action in Assessment’ on the module page on ilearn.

3. You MUST underpin your disminority and evaluation of the key manifestations after a while after a whilehold and ample ranging academic inquiry and ensecure this is alludeenced using the Arden University (AU) Harvard sketch. The My Con-over Skills Area embraces the subjoined proficonsultation instrument:

Guide to Harvard Referencing http://moodle.bl.rdi.co.uk/guides/HarvardRef/AUHarvardQuickRefGuide.pdf Direct to Harvard Citation

http://moodle.bl.rdi.co.uk/guides/HarvardRef/AUGuidetoHarvardCitation.pdf

You must use the AU Harvard Referencing mode in your assignment.

4. You should use diagrams and consultations of figures wclose after a whilehold ensuring to alludeence their fount using the AU Harvard Referencing mode.

5. You are required to transcribe your assignment after a whilein 3000 vocables in arrove for your inquiry and summarising expertnesss to be patent clear, and for operative interval expertnessful-treatment. You are required to ensecure that the assignment orationes all of the blame lessons. In the interests of good-tempered-tempered academic action, an assignment yieldted after a while overmuch voceffectual reckons (i.e. past than 10% in advance of the article) terminate be returned to you. You terminate be confern a amount of 48 hours to edit the performance to subject the voceffectual reckon to the easy amount. In the adventure that the yielding is calm?} regarded as overmuchly crave then, in cord after a while order sanctioned from Pearson, we terminate be uneffectual to sanction it for tokening and you terminate admit a Allude gait for Non-Submission.

The voceffectual reckon excludes the name page, alludeence schedule and appendices. Wclose blame questions sanction been reprinted from the blame trivial these terminate so be extreme from the voceffectual reckon. ALL other printed vocables ARE conceived in the voceffectual reckon. Printed vocables conceive those embraceed after a whilein charts and consultations.

6. Your assignment should be yieldted as a single muniment (after a while Excel & Power Aim perfects embedded). For past notice fascinate see the “Guide to Submitting an Assignment” muniment availeffectual on the module page on iLearn.

Oncord CORE E-Book recommended for this series –

Davies, J., 2010. BTEC Smooth 4/5 HNC in Business [online]. UK: Pearson Higher Education.

Access to this E-Book is granted via the Vitalfount Bookshelf software – continuity the Novice Subsistence Team for mode code

BPP Scholarship Media. 2013. Business Essentials Occupation Firmness Making. London: BPP Scholarship Media.

Curwen, J. and Slater, R., 2007. Quantitative Methods for Occupation Decisions. 6th Edition. London: Cengage Scholarship EMEA.

   

Text Box: Page 7 of 10Wisniewski, M. 2009. Quantitative Methods for Firmness Makers. 5th Edition. Harlow: Pearson Education Ltd.

Search on key module provisions – true enjoy after a while Google

Search on key module provisions again

General Business...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/higher/businessmanagement/ 

http://www.theguardian.com/business/glossary-business-terms-a-z-jargon http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/business/specials/glossary/index.html http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~stark/SticiGui/Text/gloss.htm 

http://stats.oecd.org/glossary/index.htm 

Statistics...

http://www.statmethods.net/stATS/index.html 

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/mathematics-and-statistics

Accounting...

http://www.accountingcoach.com/financial-ratios/explanation

http://www.accountingcoach.com/accounting-basics/explanation

Project Planning...

http://www.pmi.org/learning/answersbytopic.aspx

Using Excel & PowerPoint... https://support.office.com/en-in/article/Excel-2013-training-courses-videos-and-tutorials-aaae974d-3f47-41d9-895e-97a71c2e8a4a https://support.office.com/en-ca/article/PowerPoint-2013-training-courses-videos-and-tutorials-bd93efc0-3582-49d1-b952-  

  

Assessment   Criteria for Pass

To terminate a by, you must encounter all of the blame criteria as   stated under. Failure to cover all of the blame criteria terminate outcome in   a alluderal gait and you terminate be required to   re-yield your assignment.

Further control on amount of your assignment can be rest in the control notes which are posted on the   bunch scholarship room by your module   tutor. For attached subsistence fascinate post questions onto the bunch scholarship   space, or email [email protected]

Learning
  Outcomes/

Assessment
  Criteria

Criteria Met
For instructor use

(you may hope to use this in your making-ready for your assignment

submission)

 

 

LO1: Be   effectual to use a miscellany of founts for the store of basis, twain pristine and minor.

 

1.1 Create a contemplation for the store of pristine   and minor basis for a confern occupation height.

3a, 3b

 

1.2 Offer the reconnoitre modeology and sampling   coalesce used.

3c

   

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1.3 Contemplation a   questionnaire for a confern occupation height

3d

 

LO2:   Understand a rove of techniques to analyse basis operatively for occupation purposes.

 

2.1 Create   notice for firmness-making by summarizing basis using figurative   values.

1a, 1b, 1c, 2

 

2.2 Analyse the   results to pull conclusive conclusions in a occupation treatment.

2, 3

 

2.3 Analyse basis using measures of dispensation to apprise a confern   occupation scenario.

1a, 1b, 1c, 1d

 

2.4 Expound how   quartiles, percentiles and the interdependence coefficient are used to pull   proficonsultation conclusions in a occupation treatment.

1d, 1e, 2

 

LO3: Be effectual to effect   notice in after a whilehold formats for firmness-making   in an structureal treatment.

 

3.1 Effect   graphs using spreadsheet and pull conclusive conclusions established on the notice   derived.

1a, 1b, 1c, 2

 

3.2 Create diverge cords in spreadsheet graphs to succor in prophecy   for precise occupation notice.

1e

 

3.3 Make-ready a occupation introduction using suiteffectual software and

techniques to propagate notice operatively

2

 

3.4 Effect a   precise occupation repute.

3

 

LO4: Be   effectual to use software-generated notice to coalesce firmnesss in an structure.

 

4.1 Use   withhold notice-processing tools.

1, 3

 

4.2 Make-ready a   device contemplation for an apparition and individualize the ticklish track

4

 

4.3 Use   financial tools for firmness-making

1, 3

   

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Assessment Criteria for Merit

To terminate a Worthiness all of the By criteria scarcity to be met, then the   instructor terminate assess whether you sanction met the Worthiness Criteria. Each of the Worthiness   criteria must sanction been met at meanest uniformly after a whilein the assignment.

The subjoined statements are patterns of how a worthiness may be terminated,   if you do encounter the Worthiness Criteria by demonstrationing you sanction reached this smooth   in other ways then merit terminate be awarded for this. You terminate scarcity to encounter M1,   M2, M3 at meanest uniformly.

 

M1: Identify and direct strategies to coalesce after a whilehold solutions The novice demonstrations a ticklish appreciation   of the speculative aspects mellow in the module. This is bisecticularly   evidenced after a while alludeence to Lesson 1 by construeing the forcible statistics and Lesson 2 by trueifying   strategies and identifying practiceffectual keep-apartiality.

1a-1e, 2

 

M2: Select/contemplation and direct after a whilehold modes/techniques The novice demonstrations haughty sort use of the   precise introduction of their performance as either a   introduction or as a repute.

2

 

M3: Present and impart after a whilehold coalesceings

The novice demonstrations a haughty smooth of   analytical expertness, using statistics and other tools to trueify a occupation predicament and coalesce firm recommendations, bisecticularly in lessons 2 and 3.

Harvard alludeencing is used suitably – as laid out   in the RDI alludeencing directlines.

Students sanction   completed performance unmeasuredy and on interval.

2,

3

  

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Assessment Criteria for Distinction

To terminate a Distinction, you   sanction met all of the By and the Worthiness criteria.   Each of the Distinction criteria must be met at meanest uniformly after a whilein the   assignment.

The subjoined statements are   examples of how a Distinction may be terminated,   if you do encounter the Distinction Criteria by demonstrationing you sanction reached this   smooth in other ways then merit terminate be awarded for this. You terminate   scarcity to encounter D1,D2,D3 at meanest uniformly.

 

D1: Use ticklish thought to evaluate own   performance and trueify conclusive conclusions

The novice demonstrations a victory of speculative   aspects mellow in the module by using tools and basis to trueify a sinewy occupation predicament. The use of   statistics is courteous-behaved-behaved-behaved treatmentualized and the introduction, argument and disminority of notice is treatmentualized in provisions of the   occupation predicament.

Harvard alludeencing is used suitably – as laid out   in the RDI alludeencing directlines.

Students sanction   completed performance unmeasuredy and on interval.

1, 3, 4

 

D2: Take trust for managing and   organising activities The novice   shows peculiar use of the precise introduction of their performance as either a introduction or as a repute.

Students sanction   completed performance unmeasuredy and on interval.

2, 3

 

D3: Demonstblame convergent/lateral/ creative   thinking The novice   shows an peculiar smooth of analytical expertness, using statistics and other tools to trueify a occupation predicament   and coalesce firm recommendations, bisecticularly in   tasks 1, 2 and 3.

1a-1e, 2, 3,

4