MT499: Bachelors Capstone in Management
Unit 6 Assignment
This is a two part written project that will focus on the financial aspects of your start up business. This
project also includes the use of Excel spreadsheets containing financial data and required reports.
In part 1:
In three to four pages, using Microsoft Word, along with accompanying Excel spreadsheet data,
address the following areas:
• Discuss and show the cost associated with starting your company and show a pricing model
for your products or services (create a table in Excel).
• Create income statements and balance sheets for three years using Excel spreadsheets.
• Create a break-even analysis (create in Excel).
Use Microsoft Word to create a financial summary containing needed start-up funds and how you will
obtain the start-up funds, pricing model, and summarize your financial spreadsheet data. Develop a
detailed Excel spreadsheet for the financial data (use separate worksheets in Excel for more
In part 2:
In three to four pages using Microsoft Word address the flowing areas:
Identify the components needed in cash flow statements.
Explain the benefits of cash-flow analysis and any problems that could arise if it is not
Last, use Excel or other spreadsheet software to create cash flow statements for three
years. Please include this information in your Part 1 Excel file.
When you are ready, you may submit your paper and Excel file on the Dropbox
Unit 6 Discussions
In this discussion, please reflect on your comprehension of financial management and knowledge gained from the media concerning financial real world activities and events occurring in the US.
- What actions and behaviors of leaders and managers in corporations could influence the market value and price of stocks?
- In reflecting on the creation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to increase accountability through new mandatory standards, what are some possible explanations as to why unethical conduct occurs in financial management?
- What are some activities corporations can do to decrease overall unethical practices and promote good business ethics in the organization?
Unit 7 Assignment
Watch this video first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbrGCiQIyN4&feature=related
This project focuses on management in your organization.
In a five to six page paper, describe the following items:
Describe the management team in your business (include advisors, consultants, accountants,
Describe the team concept, group dynamics, and the strengths and weaknesses of business
Describe management philosophy concerning communication, and organizational culture.
Discuss what leadership actions you would take to adapt your business should the following
happen in the first three years of operations:
o Your manufacturer has a labor strike that may last for 6 months.
o Three more competitors emerge who are now in direct competition with your
company in product quality and price.
o You have had to lay off half your employees and the rest are disheartened as a result.
Unit 7 Discussions
After reading Chapter 4: “Statements of Cash Flow & Analysis of Ratios,” along with any other research conducted, please discuss why comprehending and managing cash flow is important for financial success.