student will prepare both a written report and associated powerpoint
presentation. Submit the paper in the assignment section of this folder.
Submit the presentation in the next section of Blackboard to the
Term Paper Outline
recently been hired as part of annual class of trainees at a major
brokerage firm, Mercy Securities Corp (a fictitious firm). After a few
days of orientation, you begin its trainee “rotation” through several
departments across the firm. The first unit you are assigned to is the
___(you pick what interests your)__
Department where, as an initial project, you are asked to research and
study the processes and controls of that department. Your job is to
fully explain how that department works and what controls are or should
be in place.
wants you to prepare a written report analyzing the chosen department.
In addition, he asks you to give him an oral presentation of your
findings and conclusions once you have completed your analysis.
Selection of the Department:
will choose a department of interest from within a brokerage firm.
Research will show dozens of potential departments. The students may
choose any department that interests them.
Format for Written Report:
The written report should be organized in the following order:
Section I: Executive Summary (1 page)
Section II: Detailed Analysis (3 to 5 pages)
Section III: Attached Addenda (bibliography, copy of financial statements, comparisons, charts, articles etc.)
Proper identification of the processes within the researched department.
Overall organization of the paper and presentation.
Accurate calculations of chosen financial ratios.
Strong support for the conclusions reached about relative importance of various processes.
use of multiple research sources to develop the content of your term
paper is expected. Information from electronic sources, books, journals,
newspapers, business publications and corporations themselves, is
acceptable and should be included in the bibliography.
Create a powerpoint (preferred) or another presentation methodology
that would be what you would use if you needed to present your paper to
Submit it in the assignment section of this folder.