Financial institutions


Financial institutions

Your niece just started her college career with a major in economics. She is curious as to the interrelationship between the success of an economy and the financial markets, concepts, and financial institutions. Accordingly, she has developed a list of questions addressing these issues and has asked that you explain the ideas.

She is also curious about the time value of money concepts. Specifically, she has the following questions about these concepts:

  • Why are consumers considered to be risk averse? What methods could be used to deal with risk?
  • It has been said that a dollar received today is worth more than a dollar received tomorrow. What does this mean and what is the significance to the economy?
  • What is the difference between the present value of a future sum of money and the future value of a present sum of money? What is the significance of these concepts to economics?
  • If you deposited $1,000 in an account paying 6% interest compounded annually, how long would it take to double?


  • Prepare a 5-6 page Microsoft Word document that addresses the above-noted concerns and meets APA standards.
  • Include a summary section in your report that contains 5-7 bullet points identifying your major findings or conclusions of your paper. 



A. Review current computer/technology-related magazines and journals and then,

Select five (5) technological products NOT CATEGORIES from your review that you consider to be on the “cutting edge” of technology. Give at least a ONE-page product review of each one. This is to be done in your own words. Discuss the products in terms easily understood by someone who does not have a technology background. Include how the product benefits the consumer/user and why you consider the product to be on the cutting edge. Remember to cite your sources.


Paper must be in 7th Edition APA format.




  • This is an individual task.
  • The task focuses on areas studied to date, requiring you to show knowledge and application in the parts stated.
  • You should upload a single, correctly formatted document which may also include any relevant tables and diagrams


  1. Describe carefully all the tasks of a Production Manager
  2. How do these tasks fit with the rest of the Organization?
  3. How can Production Management help to reduce costs?
  4. Explain what productivity means. Main factors impacting productivity


        Company “Premium Paper” is located near Paris. The design and print paper for           furniture applications (usually called melamine paper). Production process consists on printing raw paper. Raw paper is delivered in big rolls (700 Kgs). Production process is done in multi-stage printing machines. Each stage of the machine contains an engraved cylinder and ink. Paper runs on the different stages and the combination of all of them provides the final printed paper.
Set up times in these machines are very long (3/4 hours). This means that every time the process is stopped because of any technical issue, the costs can be enormous.
Premium paper has 6 printing lines (3 “Stoner” Machines , 2 “Rotomec” Machines and  1 “Grimaldi” Machine  (the oldest one)

Premium Paper has a highly experienced maintenance team. Every time a machine suffers a breakdown they run and try to fix it as soon as possible. However due to some unexpected failures and lack of spare parts, “Premium Paper” is suffering very serious productivity problems.

  • How should you define the maintenance process?
  • Which changes should you implement in terms of maintenance?
  • Which recommendations should you address to the Top Management with respect the machines park?


  • Wordcount: 1.200 words (for the case)
  • Cover, Table of Contents, References and Appendix are excluded from the total wordcount.
  • Font: Arial 12,5 pts.
  • Text alignment: Justified.
  • Harvard style in-text citations and bibliography


It assesses the following learning outcomes:

  • understand the production management within operation management;
  • describe operations processes design and their management to contextualize and improve production performance;
  • assess lay out design and evaluate facility location;
  • evaluate how to elaborate a master production schedule (MRS) and material requirement planning (MRP);
  • understand quality control components and measures;
  • understand production in the global setting.








Marginal fail






Demonstrates exceptional knowledge and understanding of key concepts. Demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of key concepts- The report demonstrates a satisfactory level of knowledge and understanding of key concepts at this basic level. Demonstrates limited knowledge and understanding of the key  concepts. Demonstrates extremely poor knowledge and lack of understanding of the key  concepts.


All analytical tools studied are applied very well and highly relevant insight is drawn from them. Most analytical studied tools are applied well and relevant insight is drawn from them. Some analytical tools studied are applied well although there may be some minor misunderstandings. Some relevant insight may be drawn. Some misunderstandings may be in evidence for one or two tools. Limited insight drawn from analysis. There is almost no attempt to apply tools


There is exceptional evidence of evaluation and justification of recommendations There is some good evidence of evaluations of concepts and justification of recommendations There is some evidence of evaluation of the concepts and justification of recommendations There is little evidence of evaluation of concepts and justification of recommendations There is no virtually no evidence of evaluation of concepts and justification of recommendations


The management report is communicated extremely coherently, and referencing is accurate throughout The management report is communicated quite clearly, and referencing is fairly accurate but there are some issues in terms of spelling and structure The management report communicates the ideas in a mostly coherent way but there are some errors and some errors in referencing which are not accurate The management report is understandable but is communicated poorly and referencing is inaccurate The management report is extremely poor in terms of referencing (inaccurate or absent) and tends to be incoherent or insufficient (length) in terms of conveying ideas






Dangerous drug interactions

Dangerous drug interactions

This week, you will create an educational item about dangerous drug interactions. Choose two drugs from different categories of drugs that we have studied thus far in the course that can have a dangerous reaction if taken incorrectly. Research the drugs’ interactions with other drugs, including OTC medications, and alcohol. Please note that you may not choose the same drug that you are using for your medication research paper for this assignment.

For this assignment:

  1. Create an educational item that describes/displays the dangers associated with the chosen drugs.
  2. This educational item can be in any format, so be creative. For example, you can create a pamphlet/brochure, a flyer, an infographic, a newsletter, etc. (at least one page)
  3. Also include a one page summary as to why you chose the drugs and how you would use this educational item in practice. Make sure to cite your sources using APA formatting. You should include at least two scholarly sources.

Two drugs Librium and oxycodone



To prepare for the  Assessment, choose a well-known corporation, such as Samsung, Starbucks, Ford Motor Company, or Waste Management, that implemented a major change. Analyze the corporation’s change process based on Kotter’s 8-Step to Change using the Organizational Change Chart.

Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model

  • Step One: Create Urgency.
  • Step Two: Form a Powerful Coalition.
  • Step Three: Create a Vision for Change.
  • Step Four: Communicate the Vision.
  • Step Five: Remove Obstacles.
  • Step Six: Create Short-Term Wins.
  • Step Seven: Build on the Change.
  • Step Eight: Anchor the Changes in Corporate Culture.

Was this a positive organizational change? Why or why not? If so, what strategies and tactics were effective or ineffective in creating positive organizational change? What strategies and tactics would have worked better?



Purpose of Assessment

Develop specific strategies with supporting tactics to implement positive change within an organization. You may refer to the information that you prepared in Week 5 to complete this assignment, but your submission should add to your prior research and not just copy your Week 5 assignment.


You’ve been hired as a consultant to develop strategies with supporting tactics to implement positive changes in the corporation you chose in Week 5.

Review your analysis of the corporation’s change process from Week 5 to be sure you have a thorough understanding of the change and the need for the change.

Prepare a 12- to 13-slide Change Management Presentation for the company’s Board of Directors. Include the following:

  • Evaluate why this change needed to occur.
  • Discuss how this change impacts the company on a global scale.
  • Discuss how this change impacts employees.
  • Using Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model, chart strategies and tactics for positively implementing the organizational change. In your chart, complete the following:
  • Develop strategies for each of the 8 steps in Kotter’s model
  • Develop tactics to support each strategy
  • Justify the effectiveness of each strategy and tactic with a rationale.
  • Conclude your presentation with an explanation of how this positive organizational change will help the company sustain a competitive advantage in the global market.

Python Course Capstone

Python Course Capstone


Python and the database tool SQLite, you will develop a functionally project of your choice from the Capstone Project List. You will begin with an approach/strategy statement of the project, use the topics covered in class and document your code using comments inline to the code. And most of all, have fun building a project!

Capstone Project List

You will choose a project from the following list. Include which project you’re working on in your strategy statement.

Airline / Hotel Reservation System – Create a reservation system which books airline seats or hotel rooms (one or the other, doesn’t not need to be both). It charges various rates for particular sections of the plane or hotel. Example, first class is going to cost more than coach. Hotel rooms have penthouse suites which cost more. Keep track of when rooms will be available and can be scheduled.

Company Manager – Create a hierarchy of classes – abstract class Employee and subclasses HourlyEmployee, SalariedEmployee, Manager and Executive. Every one’s pay is calculated differently, research a bit about it. After you’ve established an employee hierarchy, create a Company class that allows you to manage the employees. You should be able to hire, fire and raise employees.

Patient / Doctor Scheduler – Create a patient class and a doctor class. Have a doctor that can handle multiple patients and setup a scheduling program where a doctor can only handle 16 patients during an 8 hr. work day.

Recipe Creator and Manager – Create a recipe class with ingredients and a put them in a recipe manager program that organizes them into categories like deserts, main courses or by ingredients like chicken, beef, soups, pies etc.

Flower Shop Ordering To Go – Create a flower shop application which deals in flower objects and use those flower objects in a bouquet object which can then be sold. Keep track of the number of objects and when you may need to order more.

Family Tree Creator – Create a class called Person which will have a name, when they were born and when (and if) they died. Allow the user to create these Person classes and put them into a family tree structure. Print out the tree to the screen.

Quiz Maker – Make an application which takes various questions from a database, picked randomly, and puts together a quiz for students. Each quiz can be different and then reads a key to grade the quizzes.

Boat Rental – Create a boat rental application which holds boat inventory, rental prices, boat availability, reservations and customer booking information.

The expectation for this project is you create your own project. You may use the DBbase class code we’ve used in HW9 and previous assignments. Code from previous assignments may be used as guidance only. Do not copy components from HW9 and submit as your own work, this will result in a low-end score.

Please do not upload zip files.

Project Rubric

  • Code is functional and runs without errors. 10 points
  • Strategy/approach to the project. 5 points
  • Includes at least 5 custom functions, at least 2 functions to include parameters. 15 points
  • Include at least 2 different custom classes (excludes DBbase). 10 points
  • Include comments inline to document the code. 10 points
  • Include saving/retrieving data from a database. 20 points
  • Use inheritance with your classes (excludes DBbase as this was already provided). 15 points
  • Include an interactive menu/program to run your project. 15 points

Total points: 100

Submit your work along with your database.






  • Be sure to use the ACA or ASCA Code of Ethics as guidelines when constructing your paper.
  • Include three additional scholarly resources in your paper in addition to the course textbook.





occurrence at school

An occurrence at school

Part I

Describe an example of an occurrence and discuss where your school/school district, etc., took action, created policy, etc., which was specific to upholding and protecting students Constitutional rights.

Part II

  • – Describe an example of litigation involving your school regarding student Constitutional rights. Explain any change which followed (handbook revision, policy, etc.)\

Part III


6 250-300 words



This project will relate the concepts learned in class to the real-world environment.  You will participate in a ride-along with a local police officer. The ride-along must be with a patrol officer/deputy with a local law enforcement agency that responds to calls for service, such as a police department or sheriff’s office.

After the ride-along, complete a written summary of your experience, which will compare what you learned in the field with what you learned in class.  Be sure to explain how the officer interacts with the community and how the citizens you encounter interact with the officer.  During the shift be sure to ask questions of the officer to see what their opinion is of policing.  Are the daily activities of a police officer what you thought they would be?


Your paper must include the name of the agency, the name of the officer, and the date and time of your ride-along.

This will be a two-page typewritten paper (double-spaced, margins no more than 1” per side, font no larger than 12 point).