ACTIVE Participation – Module 1 “Real-World” Discussion
The purpose of this discussion forum is to engage the class by sharing with your peers the knowledge you have learned from this course. Therefore, this forum is structured to be similar to a “mini-research presentation forum.” Each student shares with the class in their discussion posting the knowledge they have gained from their research.
For your initial post, select from EITHER Option 1 or 2:
Find an annual report for a company of interest (perhaps your employer). Publicly held company annual reports (10K) can be located via Edgar Archives on the Security and Exchange website.
To perform the search in the Edgar Archives you can use either the company name or “ticker symbol” for the company. [View instructions on how to access the annual reports]
Click on the link to “Interactive Data” and then the link to the “Financial Statements”. Locate and review the Income Statement and Balance Sheet. Title your post with the name of your company and share the following in your post:
- What is the name of your company?
- What is the web address that leads to your financial reports?
- Why are you interested in this company?
- Calculate the return on assets.
- What have you learned from this analysis?
At the end of the chapter are Critical Thinking cases and issues, including Decision and Fraud Cases, and Ethical Issues. Select ONE and post your response to the REQUIREMENT questions that are listed at the end of each case.
Note: Title your new post with the Decision Case (1-1 or 1-2) OR Ethical Issue (1-1) OR Fraud Case (1-1) that you have selected.