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OMM 622 Week 1 Assignment

Week 1 – Assignment 

10-K Ford Motor Company

Review Ford Motor Company’s Form 10-K (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for 2012. Explain the purpose of a company’s 10-K and how it interprets the firm’s financial strength. Write a description of three important items, including their significance to stakeholders, that you learned from reading Ford Motors Company’s 10-K for 2012.

Your paper must be two to three pages in length (not including the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. It must include citations and references for the text and at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric  (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

OMM 622 Week 2 Discussion 1

Referencing this week’s readings and lecture, what information is provided in the balance sheet? What is a common-sized balance sheet and how do you create one? For your final project company, does anything stand out on the balance sheet?

OMM 640 week 1 Discussion 2

Before starting your discussion, read the Forbes article How to make an ethical difference in your business (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. In the article, Zwilling (2013) stated,

Many people seem to have the sense that ethics are spiraling downward in business, yet most business professionals and entrepreneurs I know don’t believe they can make a difference. They don’t realize that if they don’t take an active role in the solution, they really become part of the problem. (para. 1

Review the five solutions to ethical problems described by Zwilling. Select one of the five solutions. Put yourself into the role of leader and evaluate how your chosen solution could be applied to an organizational ethical dilemma.

Your response must be a minimum of 300 words.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies early during the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse in the discussion. Review your classmates’ solutions. In your response, share additional ideas that could make the solution more viable for the organization. 

Your responses must be a minimum of 150 words 

OMM 640 week 1 Assignment

Week 1 – Assignment 

21st Century Corporate Social Responsibility

Prior to beginning your assignment, read Chapter 2 of the textbook and  Corporate social responsibility in the 21st century: A view from the world’s most successful firms.  

Using the Fortune 100 List (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., choose an organization that has their corporate social responsibility (CSR) statement, vision, and mission statements available on their website.  

· Quote the statement and describe what this means in your own words

· Research a recent article on the organization that is related to their current and/or future CSR activities.

· Describe how the new plans will affect the organization, both internally and externally.  

· Develop an idea for a new CSR endeavor for the organization based on the organization’s mission and vision. 

The paper

· Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

· Must include a separate title page with the following: 

o Title of paper 

o Student’s name 

o Course name and number 

o Instructor’s name 

o Date submitted 

· Must use at least one scholarly source in addition to the course text and the article by Snider, Hill, and Martin (2003).

· Must document all sources APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

· Must end with a conclusion that clearly summarizes what was presented in the paper.

· Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Carefully review the Grading Rubrics (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

OMM 640 week 2 Discussion 1

Before beginning your discussion, read the article Ethics vs. compliance: Do we really need to talk about both? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Organizations often use the terms ethics and compliance interchangeably. However, there are some nuances that are different between compliance and ethics. After reading the article, compare and contrast the similarities and differences between compliance and ethics. Evaluate whether a compliance officer or an ethics officer would be a better fit in your current organization (or in an organization with which you are familiar).

Your response must be a minimum of 300 words.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies early during the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse in the discussion. For your response, take on the role of the organization’s leader and evaluate your classmate’s choice of ethics or compliance from a leadership viewpoint.

Your responses must be a minimum of 150 words.

OMM 640 week 2 Discussion 2

Read chapter four in the textbook and Ethics, reputation, and compliance gain as corporate priorities (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. In the article, Hagel (2015) stated

The demand for greater transparency from consumers and stakeholders across the world has pushed the areas of ethics and compliance up the corporate list of priorities in recent years. In addition, the risk to reputation and potential damage that can be done if evidence of unethical practice is discovered have increased significantly with the advent of social media. (para. 2)

Based on the importance of transparency, your organization (you can represent any organization, McDonalds, Starbucks, ESPN, etc.) has asked you to create a training presentation on ethics and compliance to be presented next week. Referencing the Hagel article, the Gonzales-Padron textbook, and at least two other journal articles, present an outline for your training as a response to this thread.

  • Create an outline describing the information that you      would include in your training presentation.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in      the Ashford Writing Center.

Your response must be a minimum of 300 words.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies early during the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse in the discussion. For your response to your classmates, take on the role of a trainer, describe two additional ideas that you would include in the training presentation.

Your responses must be a minimum of 150 words.

OMM 640 week 2 Assignment

Week 2 – Assignment 

Regulatory Measures

This assignment is a PowerPoint presentation with speaker’s notes. To prepare for this assignment, access and view the following tutorials: Microsoft PowerPoint Help   Also view Speaker’s notes

Please note your PowerPoint presentation needs to have two separate parts.

A. First, you will examine the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations (FSGO), the Sarbanes – Oxley Act (SOX), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Foreign Corruptions Practices Act (FCPA). In your presentation 

§ Explain the events that led to each of these regulatory measures.

§ Describe the impact these laws have had on business ethics.

§ Illustrate your understanding by including examples in your presentation to support your points.

B. For the second part of the assignment, use the Ashford University Library to choose an article that describes how one of the laws: FSGO, SOX, CFPB, or FCPA affected an organization. Be sure to choose an article that describes how the chosen law has a positive or negative effect on the organization. 

§ Summarize the article

§ Describe the effects on the organization.

The presentation:

Must be 15 to 20 slides in length (not including the title slide and references slide) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

· Must include a separate title page with the following:

· Title of presentation 

o Student’s name

o Course name and number

o Instructor’s name

o Date submitted

· Must use at least four scholarly sources in addition to the course text.

· Must document all sources according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

· Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

OMM 640 week 3 Discussion 1

Prior to beginning your discussion response, read The ethical trap (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Discuss an ethical dilemma that you are aware of in an organization.  Describe how the ethical dilemma  was an ethical trap. Evaluate how the ethical dilemma and the ethical trap could have been avoided.

Your response must be a minimum of 300 words.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies early during the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse in the discussion. When responding to your classmates, offer additional suggestions that could help to avoid either the ethical dilemma or the associated ethical trap.

Your responses must be a minimum of 150 words.

OMM 640 week 3 Discussion 2

Prior to beginning your discussion response, read Managing for organizational integrity (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. In the article, Paine (1994) described scenarios of various organizations. Choose one of the ethics topics: integrity as a governing ethic, emphasizing core values, building shared aspirations, or defining right action.

  • Summarize the information shared in the article for      your chosen topic.
  • Describe how the ethics topic could be incorporated      into your organization or an organization that you are familiar with.

Your response must be a minimum of 300 words.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies early during the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse in the discussion. When responding to your classmate, offer at least one suggestion of additional method(s) of incorporating their chosen ethical topic into the organization.

Your response must be a minimum of 150 words.