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Module Number: BMP3005 Module Name: Applied Business Finance

Module Number: BMP3005
Module Name: Applied Business Finance
Year/Trimester: 2021-22/ Semester 2
Module Tutor/s: Sam Bazargan/ M Sajid
Assessment Number N/A
Assessment Type (and weighting) Individual report – 100%
(2000 words)
Assessment Name Importance of Financial Management
Assessment Submission Date Saturday 15 January 2022 at 23:59
Learning Outcomes Assessed:
LO1: Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to interpret basic financial data.
LO2: Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to maintain basic financial records.
LO3: Illustrate how financial data analysis can aid decision making in business.
LO4: Demonstrate ICT skills in data manipulation.
Assignment Brief:
Produce a report based upon the Case Study provided to answer the following question:
Define and discuss the concept and importance of financial management. Using examples, describe and discuss the processes businesses might use to improve their financial performance.
Your report should include the following sections:-
Section 1
Introduction: Define and discuss the concept and importance of financial management
(10 marks)
Section 2
Describe and discuss the main financial statements and explain the use of ratios in financial management.
(20 marks)
Section 3
USING THE TEMPLATES PROVIDED:
i. Complete the Information on the ‘Business Review Template (Ensure that you
display your calculations for this detail).
ii. Using Excel produce an Income Statement for the Sample Organisation (see
Case Study). This should be included within your appendices.
iii. Using Excel complete the Balance Sheet
iv. Using the Case study information describe the profitability, liquidity and
efficiency of the company based on the results of ratio analysis.
(30 marks)
Section 4
Using examples from the case study describe and discuss the processes this business might use to improve their financial performance.
(30 marks)
Section 5
Your report should be written using proper English grammar and should be referenced appropriately. Each reference cited in the report must appear in the reference list at the end.
(10 marks)
Your report must include at least three books and two journal articles, the use of non-academic websites is not permitted.
Specific Assessment Criteria (See Page 3 for General Assessment Criteria)
Excellent (70%+): The report will be to a high standard. It will provide a comprehensive overview of the concept of management. Particular attention will be given to business objectives structures and roles. It will provide a detailed discussion of the main functions of a financial managers within businesses.It will show a clear discussion of the processes businesses might use to improve their performances and to mitigate risks. Referencing within the report will be excellent and used effectively throughout to support the points discussed.
Very Good (6069%):The report will be to a very good standard. It will provide a very clear overview of the concept of management. Attention will be given to business objectives, structures and roles. It will provide a very good discussion of the main functions of a financial managers within businesses. It will show a very good discussion of the processes businesses might use to improve their performances and to mitigate risks. Referencing within text and list at end will be good
Good (50-59%): The report will be to a good standard. It will provide a clear overview of the concept of management. Attention will be given to business objectives, structures and roles. It will provide a good discussion of the main functions of a financial managers within businesses.. It will show a good discussion of the processes businesses might use to improve their performances and to mitigate risks. Referencing within text and list at end will be good
Satisfactory (40-49%): The report will be to a satisfactory standard. It will provide an overview of the concept of management. It will describe the business objectives, structures and roles. It will provide some discussion of the main functions of a financial managers within businesses.. It will show a some discussion of the processes businesses might use to improve their performances and to mitigate risks. Some references within text and list at end.
Unsatisfactory (Below 40%): Unable to meet the requirements of a pass grade.
Additional Submission Instructions:
You are required to submit a soft copy via “Turn-it-in UK” on the module Moodle page. The software will allow you to check your work against other material on the internet. It will also compare your work against other students work. You will be able to upload drafts of your written work into turn-it-in as many times as you wish before the deadline. You will not be able to overwrite the final submission after the deadline. You can only submit a single file.

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Tell Momma Why You Cry Dallas Observer The K Family This case is a true story and the material is from the listed News source. For the purpose of this assignment some of the facts are omitted including the final disposition. The conclusion will be shared ivith you after you complete the case assessment assignments. Most of the houses in this quiet. middle-class Richardson neighborhood look alike “ wide one-story brick homes with small manicured front lawns. The home of Sam and Kathy Krasniqi has one distinguishing feature: rain or shine several pairs of mens and womens shoes can be found lined up on the porch next to a mat that says Friends Are Always Welcome. These shoes are just one symbol of the Krasniqis faith. Muslims they explain never wear shoes inside a mosque or in their homes because both are holy places that must be kept scrupulously clean or their prayers will be invalidated. This is also why the Kranniqis does not allow pork to be cooked or eaten in their house. Immigrants from an Albanian region of what was once Yugoslavia Kathy and Sam Krasniqi sit barefoot in the back den of their darkened four-bedroom house. Tears run down their faces as they watch grainy videotapes of their two children the only tangible connection the couple still has to their 10-year-old daughter Lima and I4-year-old son. Tim. For the past five years Tim and Lima have lived together in a series of foster care placements around the state after the children were removed from their custory. This harsh and irreversible punishment came at the end of a strange case that began when several witnesses reported seeing Krasniqi fondle his daughter during a karate tournament in a Plano high school gymnasium in which his son was competing. Several years after the family court ruling Krasniqi finally had his day in criminal court. Collin County Judge Nathan White acquitted him of the charge of indecency with a child primarily on the strength of testimony from Massachusetts anthropologist Barbara Halpern. one of the countrys foremost authorities on the peasant culture of the Balkans. Halpern explained that Sam Krasniqis actions were done not with sexual intent but rather with playful affection in keeping with his culture which cherishes children and showers them with physical affection. But it was an empty victory for the Krasniqis whose children were kept from them. If I am danger why am I not punished? Why am I not in prison? But my children are? a bewildered Sam Krasniqi asks as he wipes tears from his eyes with the back of his hand. The Krasniqis believe their children are indeed prisoners “ prisoners of the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services. The state agency (known as the Department of Human Services (DHS) when the case began) is charged with protecting childrens best interests but the Krasniqis say it unfairly took their children away. Child Protective Services (CPS). placed the terrified Krasniqi children who had never even been left with a baby-sitter before in a series of group homes and foster families none of whom ever gave the slightest consideration to the childrens ethnic and religious heritage. Today Tim and Lima are being raised by a Christian family. They are being taught to accept Jesus Christ as their savior and eat pork. They are destined to forget they ever had another family another faith and another language. The videotapes that Sam and Kathy Krasniqi watch show a mothers valiant attempts to stay connected to her children to keep them tied to their family of origin to their culture and to their religion. The videotapes were taken during visits Kathy was allowed to make with her children every two months in an office guarded by a police officer inside the Texas Department of Human Services building on Maple Avenue in Dallas. State District Court Judge Hal Gaither made the rare decision to allow the visits ten months after the incident at the karate tournament. The visits lasted for two years. In the videotaped visits Kathy brings Tim and Lima the ethnic foods “ petla and peta “ she used to make them at home. In addition to toys and games and clothes Kathy also brings pizza from one of the several Brothers Pizza Restaurants the Krasniqi family owned in Dallas “ before mounting legal expenses forced them to sell their once-thriving business. She brings them large stacks of pictures of family members and friends. Do you look at the pictures Lima when you miss mommy? Kathy asks Lima nods and then curls into her lap while Kathy tells her and Tim the stories of the day they were each born. Each visit ends with Tim and Lima looking into the camera and saying good-bye to their father who they call babi  Albanian for daddy. And before Kathy leaves they beg to know the date of the next visit. But as the years have stretched on later tapes record how familial bonds and memories fray. In tapes taken a year and a-half ago the children strain to remember Albanian “ the only language they ever spoke in their home. They forget the names of cousins and even the Albanian first names of their mother and father: Sadri and Sabhete. The tapes also capture the sadness and confusion the children feel being caught between two cultures. During one visit the children show up wearing crosses. They confess to Kathy that their foster parents take them to church three times a week where they sing and pray to Jesus. At a following visit after a psychologist appointed by the court to supervise the visits complains to DHS the crosses are gone from the childrens necks yet Tim is wearing a T-shirt that proclaims Jesus is in Control. As Kathy tries to talk to her children about their Muslim faith explaining the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast every day until sundown Lima suddenly breaks into sobs. Dont cry Lima  Kathy says stroking her daughters long silky black hair. Tell mama why you cry? Slowly Lima confesses that in her foster parents home she has eaten pepperoni which contains pork. Choking back the tears she says shes afraid her mother will be angry. Dont worry  Kathy reassures her. Do you know how much mama loves you? Lima nods her head yes. A lot  she says. It has been a year and a-half since Kathy last saw her children. The Krasniqis have learned that one of their greatest fears has been realized “ their children have been converted to Christianity. From the very beginning the Krasniqis pleaded with workers in the child welfare system to be sensitive to their childrens Muslim identity. But even though the agency professes to value heritage little was done in this regard. When the State first put Tim and Lima in protective custody they were placed in the Buckner Baptist Childrens Home in East Dallas where they were taken to revival meetings. When Kathy and Krasniqi visited during that time their children asked them if they had accepted Jesus Chris as their savior. When the Krasniqis complained to the childrens caseworker their attendance at the ongoing revival was limited somewhat  according to DHS records. Jan DeLipsey the psychologist who supervised Kathy Krasniqis visits with her children wrote to the court and described her personal distress at the systems disregard for the childrens heritage and religion. According to an affidavit she filed with the family court she asked the childrens caseworker “ the third they had had in as many years “ whether he had investigated placing the children with Kathy Krasniqis brother in New York who knew the children and had expressed interest in adopting them. I have not and would never investigate relative placement in this case because these people always stay together  was the caseworkers reply. In late October the Krasniqis and several members of the Islamic Association filed a motion on behalf of the Krasniqi children asking the court to replace the childrens guardian ad litem with Khalid Hamideh a Dallas lawyer who represents the Islamic Association of North Texas and has served many times as a guardian ad litem to children of Muslim faith. We hope it is not too late to bring these children back to the religion and culture and heritage of their forefathers  says Hamideh.  Sadri Krasniqi was born 56 years ago in Yugoslavia an ethnic mosaic composed of six republics that were gerrymandered into a country at the negotiating table of Versailles after World War I. The Krasniqi clan lived in an autonomous Albanian region within the Serbian republic called Kosovo. Ethnic and religious ties run deep in this part of the world and so do centuries-old animosities which roiled into bloody warfare several years ago catapulting this little known region into front-page news. But even before ethnic bloodshed focused the worlds attention on the region anthropologists had found it a fascinating area of study particularly the Krasniqis Kosovo. Kosovo more than any other part of the Balkans clings to a value system with ancient roots where marriages are arranged several generations often live under one roof and unwritten medieval codes prevail. The concept of honor and shame are very strong in this subculture. Vendettas and blood feuds are an integral part of this world. In the village mens and womens lives are lived in separate social spheres and certain taboos prevail. A woman for instance would never kiss her husband in front of her father. Sam Krasniqi lived his childhood in a village near Pec venturing out only after high school to attend his countrys equivalent of a trade school. Good jobs were scarce in Kosovo a particularly depressed region of Yugoslavia where industrial development came slowly. For several years Krasniqi was a bureaucrat in the communist government investigating workers compensation claims. He spent the next ten years as a police officer in his village where his brother served as chief of police. As is common in his native region Krasniqi had to leave if he could ever hope to support a family. At the age of 30 Krasniqi arrived in Chicago. He worked 18 hours a day at two jobs. He was a punch press operator at Zenith radio and was chief superintendent of a high-rise condominium. After leaving Zenith he worked for a janitorial firm. In 1979 when he saved enough money to start his own business he returned to Yugoslavia where his parents had chosen a bride for him. All he knew about Sabhete Goga “ 15 years his junior “ was that she was from a different village in Yugoslavia and that her parents made sure she was from a good family and a good background. As is the custom Sabhete. or Kathy was still living at home though she was in her mid 20s. Her mother had died when she was eight and she looked after her father. Krasniqi and Kathy had only a few months to get to know each other before they married and returned to Chicago. When the Krasniqis first child was born they named him Urtim and in a concession to their new culture called him Tim. Shortly after the Krasniqis moved to Dallas and Krasniqi went into the pizza business. Two years later Lima was born and as their family grew so did their prosperity. In several years Krasniqi would own as many as five Brothers Pizza restaurants from Mesquite to Arlington from the West End to a North Dallas location near Valley View Mall “ the one at which he and his wife worked. Friends and business associates of Krasniqis describe him as a devoted father and a hard¬working businessman at times stubborn and headstrong but trustworthy. If all my clients were like him 1 wouldnt have any banking problems Mito Nliteff a Fort Worth lawyer and banker of Albanian descent testified on Krasniqis behalf in the family court trial. Miteffs bank had lent Krasniqi money on several occasions to finance his businesses and he never missed a loan payment Miteff said. The Krasniqis owned a Mercedes Benz and a four-bedroom house on Keller Springs Road. Even as they plunged into the economic system the Krasniqis cleaved to their ethnic heritage. They spoke Albanian in their home and with their children and socialized only with other Yugoslays. Their grasp of the English language was poor limited to what they needed to run their pizza parlors. Their lives revolved around the children which was very much in keeping with their village backgrounds. Kathy remained at home with Tim and Lima until they were ready for kindergarten. I never knew what this mean “ baby-sitter. she says shaking her head. On Saturdays when Kathy had to work in the restaurant she took Tim and Lima with her. Confronted with a new culture. Krasniqi sought stability in his traditional code of honor. A Garland arson investigator trying to get to the bottom of a series of arson-for-profits in the Dallas/Fort Worth area allegedly done by several Yugoslays came to Krasniqi. Krasniqi a cop fur a decade in his village knew several of the men and volunteered all the information he had about the crimes and risked retaliation by testifying for the prosecution in at least one trial. Krasniqi according to his lawyer also provided information to the Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms about a Yugoslav ring of gun and drug traffickers who were suspected of running weapons back to Yugoslavia. On one Saturday morning Tim Krasniqi begged his father to attend his karate tournament. In the two years that the 9-year-old had been taking karate lessons his father never had seen him compete. Tournaments were always held on Saturday Krasniqis busiest work day. This time Krasniqi gave in to his sons request. Lima 4 V: years old changed into her prettiest dress “ a red sailor dress “ and put on plastic dress-up shoes. In Kosovo when children are taken out in public they are always dressed in their best. Krasniqi packed up his video camera and headed off with his son and daughter to Shepton High School in Plano. The tournament started at 11:00 a.m. and Krasniqi and Lima sat in the front row to be as close as possible to Tim when he competed. Sitting one row above them a few feet to the right was Mary Lou Taylor. a mother from Coppell who was in the stands that day to watch her two children and husband compete in the tournament. Shortly after the tournament began Taylors attention was drawn to the spectator in front of her. She watched as a 50-year-old man with thinning gray hair repeatedly rubbed the underwear-clad buttocks and bare legs of a little girl who was laid out across his lap. He also slipped his hand under the girls panties and caressed and squeezed her buttocks. He lifted her to face him and rubbed her front chest under her little dress. He then put his hand inside her panties from the leg opening and squeezed her vagina  Taylor wrote in a statement she gave police. Taylor called 911. A police dispatcher in training was sent to meet the woman because she was in plain clothes. The dispatcher watched Krasniqi and Lima from across the gym and according to her testimony saw Krasniqi put his hands on Limas underwear. The dispatcher informed an undercover police officer who had arrived what she had seen and he sat behind Krasniqi and corroborated the dispatchers story. Two uniformed police officers placed Krasniqi under arrest and took him Lima and Tim to the Plano police department where the children were put in the protective custody of the Department of Human Services. The authorities had the rarest commodity of all in child molestation cases “ witnesses. From the outset of this case it seemed police and welfare workers suspected the worst. Mike Johnson the Plano police officer assigned to the case would confide in state caseworkers that he thought Krasniqi might be into pornography. His reasons: Krasniqi had a video camera with him (the tape. it turned out was of a Yugoslav birthday celebration at the pizza parlor) and that Krasniqi grinned when he was arrested. Detective Johnson said the man seemed to get a charge out of everyone seeing him molest the child and then see him get arrested  according to the notes of a Child Protective Services caseworker. A Collin County child welfare worker named Lisa Black videotaped an interview with Lima and Tim. Sitting in a police department office hugging a stuffed animal Lima tells Black in the tape that her father has touched her on her rushka (an Albanian pet name for genitalia) but never under her clothes. The tape of Tims interview could not be located but according to Blacks notes Tim had seen his father touch his sister on her private parts on several occasions. He stated his father tickles Lima on her private pans and she likes it. When questioned further Tim revealed his father also touches him on his private parts at his house. Tim stated he doesnt mind his father doing this Charged with sexual abuse of a child Krasniqis bond was set at 525 000. Krasniqi remained in jail over the weekend while Kathy tried to make sense of what had happened. If you live in Albania 1.000 years youd never hear such a thing someone having sex with a child says Kathy in a recent interview. If I ever caught my husband doing such a thing with his fingers putting them inside our daughter he wouldnt have those fingers anymore. On Monday afternoon while Krasniqi remained in jail two caseworkers from Dallas County Child Protective Services arrived unannounced at the Krasniqis home. According to her case notes Meredith Wunderlich the primal) person assigned to the case was struck by several things upon entering Kathys home “ how immaculate it was and that Tim was in his underwear at 4:30 in the afternoon and how Tim and Lima shared a bedroom despite the house having four bedrooms. If she asked Wunderlich “ three years out of college with her B.A. in social work and no children of her own “ would have learned that there are religious reasons for keeping a Muslim home so clean. Also that Tim was about to change into his karate uniform and that Tim and Lima shared a bedroom because until very recently their two cousins and uncle had lived with them. Wunderlich who did not return calls to the Observer had to explain to Kathy what molestation meant. If you mean something sexual like with me and my husband you are wrong  Kathy responded. It is not a sexual thing and there is no harm to my children  Kathy told Wunderlich. Kathy also apparently had no idea what the Department of Human Services was nor how they worked. Wunderlich took Lima into her bedroom to interview her Tears welled up in her eyes because she was obviously nervous about what was about to be said  according to Wunderlichs notes. Lima did not want to talk about events at the karate tournament although Wunderlich tried to prod her by reminding her that was the day your father was arrested for doing some bad things to you. Lima did tell Wunderlich that her father had touched her in her home on her breasts and vagina which she pointed to with her finger. Asked whether she had seen her father touch her brother on his private parts Lima said one time. The caseworker took Tim into the back den to question him. According to the caseworkers affidavit Tim told her his father had rubbed his private parts over his underwear on at least one occasion. I tried over and over to explain to Kathy that there was no question in my mind that her children had been sexually abused  Wunderlich wrote. Over the phone Wunderlich and her supervisor decided the children should be placed in a foster care setting “ some place where they would be well cared for looked after and believed Wunderlich noted. I told her it would not necessarily be a permanent placement. One hour away from my children would be too long  Kathy interjected. Fumbling for her keys and purse Kathy demanded her children come with her. The children were crying and the caseworkers went over to them. Tim yelled out I didnt know. I didnt know it was wrong! Kathy begged the caseworkers to leave. Then holding onto her children Kathy dashed out the back door to the garage and sped away. Kathy and the children returned an hour later to find the police at their home. Unfamiliar with Child Protective Service procedures the police told the caseworkers they had to leave. I told Kathy that this was not the end of my involvement and she would be seeing me again  Wunderlich wrote in her notes. The following day a Tuesday Sam Krasniqi whose lawyer had cautioned him against talking to police agreed to talk with Wunderlich who told Krasniqi she wanted to help his family. According to Wunderlichs case notes he admitted touching Lima and Tim that it was acceptable in his country and it was just a big misunderstanding. He denied it was sexual at all and said that I could kill him if he was lying and if it was sexually gratifying to him. Krasniqi has since insisted that Wunderlich misconstrued what he was telling her. At the karate tournament. Krasniqi insists he was just playing a game with his daughter “ touching the parts of her body and asking her to say their names. I tell Wunderlich how can you love your children and not touch them? Krasniqi explains sitting in his home surrounded by pictures of his children when they were younger. Nowhere in Wunderlichs case notes does not indicate that anyone in her department tried to research the Krasniqis culture. If they had they might have learned what Barbara Halpern the anthropologist from Massachusetts. testified to in Krasniqis criminal trial. The Krasniqis come from very physically demonstrative culture. Children are universally adored. Until they attain school age and venture beyond the household gates they are the constant subjects of hugs caresses and even displays of affection. Alarmed by her interview with Krasniqi Wunderlich was even more determined to remove the from their home. She got a court order and after talking with her attorney. Kathy surrendered them to DHS. The children spent ten days in the home of foster parents “ a terrifying experience. The children would later tell their parents and the caseworker that the foster mother brandished a knife and yelled at Tim because he got out of bed to get a glass of water. On August 23 the Krasniqi family had a hearing in the Dallas County Courthouse as required by law. Wunderlich was represented by her supervisor. Carol Duncan. who recommended that the children be returned to their mother because the children had been so emotionally stressed by the foster care placement. The court ordered the family into DHS-sponsored group treatment. Sam Krasniqi was barred temporarily from any contact with the children. Throughout the fall the Krasniqis diligently abided by the court order. Krasniqi rented an apartment and attended a sexual offenders group treatment program run by Chester Grounds a staff psychologist with DHS. Grounds said in court that Krasniqi originally admitted in group that he had sexually abused his children including putting his finger in his daughters vagina but that Krasniqi later recanted. The justification he gave for changing his answer was he did not understand our language and the questions we were asking or the way in which we were asking the questions  Grounds told the court. From the outset of the case Wunderlich thought Krasniqis chances of being rehabilitated were slim. In my opinion it is not likely that we will be able to reunite Sadri with his family  Wunderlich wrote in late August. The abuse is too interwoven into his relationship with his children. I believe it will be a long time if ever before he can successfully learn to relate in a non-sexual way with his children. Throughout the Fall Kathy attended a womens group on Tuesday nights (for mothers of abused children) and Tim and Lima attended a group for sexually abused children. Kathy told the group that touching childrens genitals is all right in her country but that she realized it was not all right in this country according to the caseworkers notes. In the childrens groups both Tim and Lima said little. Tim told Wunderlich he didnt like talking about everyones problems. I tried to explain to him why this was so important but he said his life wasnt as bad as theirs (the other children)  according to Wunderlichs notes. Both children told the group that they missed their father terribly. After the Tuesday night groups the children asked Wunderlich if they could call their father. They are always excited about updating their father on everything thats going on with them  wrote Wunderlich who monitored phone calls. ˜Their spirits seem much higher during conversations with their dad then at other times. During the fall the children also underwent physical examinations at Childrens Medical center Reach Clinic run by Dr. Paul Prescott the leading local expert in examining children for sexual abuse. I am somewhat concerned that the children have not told us the full extent of their sexual abuse  Wunderlich wrote in her case notes. I had hoped that this exam might shed some light on this. Tim was examined first. Prescott tried to comfort the child who was crying. Prescott asked Tim about his abuse and Tim replied. No one has hurt me  but said that his father had touched his private parts. Prescott found no physical evidence that Tim was sexually abused. Nor did he find any physical evidence of abuse during his examination of Lima who met the doctor with ease. As ordered by the court the Krasniqi family had individual psychological evaluations with an independent therapist named Jan DeLipsey who worked on a contract basis with OHS. DeLipsey reported that neither parent would benefit from group therapy because their poor English would prevent them from understanding much of the interaction. DeLipsey strongly recommended individual counseling. In addition she suggested that Kathy whom she found to be emotionally socially and financially dependent on her husband also participate with her children in family therapy. DeLipsey cautioned that those who participate in any legal proceedings involving Mrs. Krasniqi should take care to explain proceedings and have her repeat the explanation back in her own words to assure her understanding. DeLipseys words of caution would prove to be prophetic in coming months but they were ignored by OHS. So were her recommendations that the family members would be best served in individual and family counseling. However on the strength of DeLipseys evaluations Wunderlich approved visitations between Sam Krasniqi and his children to be supervised by herself. The first supervised visitation between Krasniqi and his children was scheduled for five and a-half months after his arrest. Wunderlich arrived at the Krasniqi home on Keller Springs Road at 3:30 p.m. to find the house burned to the ground the charred remains still smoldering. Kathy Krasniqi was standing in the middle of the street. disoriented. Theres not even a spoon left  she kept saying. She also lost the only picture she had of her deceased mother. The children walked over to Wunderlich accompanied by their father. He held both children in his arms and wept. The caseworker then went to talk to the firemen one of whom informed her the fire was arson caused by a bomb and timing device. The Krasniqis and Wunderlich decided to go the familys restaurant so the family could get something to eat and Kathy could figure out where she and her children could stay. On the way to the car Krasniqi picked Lima up and twirled her around. They looked like they were having the best time  Wunderlich wrote thinking of the fire. It looked and felt out of place. After three hours at the pizza parlor the caseworker had to leave. After phoning her supervisor she told Kathy that she and the children could remain there a little longer but that Krasniqi was not to be alone with the children. She also gave her permission for Kathy and the children to go to the restaurant the next day to eat Kathy says. Kathy and the children moved into Krasniqis apartment on Keller Springs and for a few nights he slept in the restaurant before leasing another apartment near his restaurant on Montfort. On Saturday a woman from Kathys DHS therapy group went to the Krasniqis restaurant with her three children. Knowing that Krasniqi was not allowed to see the children without supervision. Kendall was surprised to find Kathy and the kids with Sam Krasniqi. Kendall reported to her OHS group leader what she had seen. I noticed her husband could not keep his hands off Lima  according to Kendalls affidavit. He was constantly touching kissing hugging or stroking her. After Wunderlich met with Kendall she drove over to Brentfield Elementary School in Richardson to question Lima and Tim. Reluctantly the children admitted they had seen their father without OHS supervision at least once since the fire. But my mother said we could see our father as long as she was there  Tim yelled out My father didnt hurt me. Lima shouted. Wunderlich and her supervisor made the decision to remove the children from their home and place them in an emergency care under the Texas Family Code. Wunderlich put the children in her car. As they drove past the school the children saw their mother who was unaware of what was happening as she waited in her car for them to come out of school as she did every day. The caseworker told the children not to look toward their mother as they drove past. The children obeyed. As required by law a hearing was held for the emergency removal of the children a few days later to determine whether the children had been in immediate danger. The hearing was held in the courtroom of Judge Hal Gaither. Carol Kendall testified about what she witnessed in the pizza parlor the previous Saturday afternoon. Wunderlich told the judge that she was frightened of Kathy because she threatened to kill her the first time she went to her home to remove her children. (There is no mention of this threat in Wunderlichs notes though she testified that there was). In addition to testifying that Kathy was still uncertain about whether she believed her children had been abused. Wunderlich told Gaither that the parents were suspected in burning their own home. She also said she thought Kathy would disappear with her children if the court returned them to her. When Kathy took the stand assistant district attorney David Cole aggressively questioned her about disobeying the court order that prevented Sam Krasniqi from seeing the children unsupervised. In broken English. Kathy did the best she could to explain to the court that she thought it was all right to bring the children to the pizza parlor as long as she was with them. She explained that when Krasniqi was granted supervised visits Wurtderlich had allowed her to be in the restaurant with her children and Krasniqi unsupervised on two occasions “ the day her house burned down and the next day when she and her children went there to eat. When it was over Gaither took Lima and Tim to his chambers to interview them. Gaither asked the children whether their father had ever touched their private parts. Lima said yes but never underneath her clothes. Tim said he didnt remember ever being touched by his father except when he was a baby. When pressed. Tim said he didnt actually remember being touched by his father when he was a baby. but he must have because his father touched his sisters private parts when she was a little tiny baby. And nothing has happened in the last six or seven years. Is that what youre saying? And thats the truth? Gaither asked. Yes sir  Tim answered. Gaither quickly made a decision about the childrens fate. In all good conscience he sai

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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
BTEC HND DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS (LEVEL 4)
ASSIGNMENT COVERSHEET 2021
UNIT TITLE & CODE UNIT 1: Business & Business Environment
Unit Code: T/618/5032 LEVEL 4
STUDENT NAME CREDITS 15
ASSESOR Mr. Shanjayan Arthmarajan STUDENT ID
ASSESSMENT I.V by: Ms.Muditha Wijesundara
ASSIGNMENT ISSUE DATE 05/12/2021 ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION DATE 05/01/2021 Word Count
2000-2500
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Unit 1: Business and the Business Environment
Authorised Assignment Brief 1
Student Name/ ID Number
Unit Number and Title Unit 1: Business and the Business Environment
Academic Year 2021
Unit Tutor Mr. Shanjayan Arthmarajan
Assignment Title Industry Analysis Factsheets
Issue Date 28/11/2021
Submission Date 30/12/2021
Submission format
The submission is in the form of a portfolio of factsheets and an organisational flow chart document. The factsheets should be written concisely to summarise and highlight key information and data. You are required to make use of headings, paragraphs and sub-sections as appropriate. All work must be supported with research and referenced correctly using the Harvard referencing system (or an alternative referencing system).
You will also need to provide a bibliography using the Harvard referencing system (or an alternative referencing system). Inaccurate use of referencing may lead to issues of plagiarism if not applied correctly.
The recommended word limit for the factsheets is 1,000–2,000 words, although you will not be penalised for going under or exceeding the total word limit.
Unit Learning Outcomes
LO1 Explain the different types, size and scope of organisations.
LO2 Demonstrate the interrelationship of the various functions within an organisation and how they link to organisational structure.

Transferable skills and competencies developed
• Analytical skills to conduct own analysis to draw conclusions.
• The ability to provide information based on collation, analysis and interpretation of data.
• Creative thinking for presenting information and data in a simplified and informative manner.
• Digital skills, using different software applications to visually present information and data concisely.
• Communicating effectively in all forms, written, visual and oral, for operating efficiently in the international business environment.
Vocational scenario
Organisation
Bansons group is the pioneers in the industry which has been operating the standardized business since 1965 which means more than four decades. Bansons was the first company in sports industry which was awarded the ISO 9001certificate in Sri Lanka. Banson is the direct authorized partner for Hoist, Eleiko, Ivanko, Nordic Sport and Karson and it has the dealerships of well-known other brands too.
Strategic Planning teams keep the company moving in the right direction by leading the strategic business planning process and spearheading transformational projects across the businesses and geographies. Embedded in teams across the company, strategy professionals explore complex business issues; conduct consumer, competitive and market analyses; create financial models and develop action plans. The Strategic Planning teams help write the future of sport by charting the company’s path forward.
Role
You are employed as a Junior Insights Strategist for the Strategic Planning team. The team acts as a key partner to senior leaders, the executive team and the CEO. It provides thought leadership and an external perspective on the most critical strategic initiatives and pressing challenges facing the company. Your key roles include the following:
• supporting data and business analyses to develop business plans
• measuring business performance to compare actual data to forecasted values
• executing market research projects and gathering intelligence on current industry, technology and consumer trends.

Assignment activity and guidance
You have been tasked with conducting an industry analysis that focuses on the sports industry in order to gain access to industry perspectives, best practices from other high- performance companies and insight into high-growth sectors. You will present your analysis to your line manager and to the management team. The industry analysis will involve the research and analysis of overall market size (international and national) and different sub-sectors (public, private, voluntary), and the organisational mapping of one of the highest-performing companies. Organisations to be considered will include public (national and local sports organisations, local leisure centres), private (gyms, sporting goods, retailers, manufacturers) and voluntary (local clubs and teams).
You will present this industry analysis as a portfolio of ‘insights’ factsheets, to include:
1. an introduction to sub-sectors and the different types of organisation in the industry, the market size and the growth of the international business environment
2. a factsheet for a selected sub-sector organisation, with explanation of each of the chosen organisations, including background details of the organisation; the products and services they supply; the size and scope of the organisation; their vision, mission and business objectives; the organisational and legal structure and information about their stakeholders.
For business modelling purposes, you will also need to examine the various business functions in one organisation and create an organisational chart to explore the interrelationships between the different functions.
In addition to the ‘insights’ factsheets, you will present an organisational flow chart that shows:
3. an analysis for one of the chosen organisations, using visual mapping to show how internal departments, for example. finance, marketing, work together to meet business objectives and how interrelationships are defined by the structure of the organisation; present the advantages and disadvantages
4. conclusions based on critical impact analysis of different business structures and the interrelationships between internal departments in successfully fulfilling overall business objectives.

Recommended Resources
Please note that the resources listed are examples for you to use as a starting point in your research – the list is not definitive.
Weblinks
Allied Market Research (2020) Sports Apparel Market by End User. Available at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/sports-apparel-market
Xtensio (2021) How to Create a Fact Sheet. Available at: https://xtensio.com/how-to-create-a-fact-sheet
The Sportswear Industry: An Analysis of The Athletic Apparel Market. Available at: https://creatitive.com/sports-industry-analysis-2019/
HubSpot (2021) 9 Types of Organizational Structure Every Company Should Consider. Available at
https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/team-structure-diagrams
HN Global
HN Global (2021) Reading Lists. Available at: https://hnglobal.highernationals.com/learning- zone/reading-lists
HN Global (2021) Student Resource Library. Available at: https://hnglobal.highernationals. com/subjects/resource-libraries
HN Global (2021) Textbooks. Available at: https://hnglobal.highernationals.com/textbooks
Textbooks
Burns, J. and Needle, D. (2019) Business in Context: An Introduction to Business and its
Environment. 7th Ed. Cengage Learning
Worthington, I. and Britton. C. (2018) The Business Environment. 8th Ed. Harlow: Pearson

Authorised Assignment Brief 2
Student Name/ ID Number
Unit Number and Title Unit 1: Business and the Business Environment
Academic Year 2021
Unit Tutor Mr. Shanjayan Arthmarajan
Assignment Title Environmental Business Audit Presentation
Issue Date 28/11/2021
Submission Date 30/12/2021
Submission format
Submission is in the form of a 15-minute presentation and five minutes for questions. The presentation slides for the findings should be submitted along with speaker notes as one copy. You are required to make effective use of PowerPoint headings, bullet points and subsections as appropriate. Your research should be referenced using the Harvard referencing system (or an alternative referencing system). Inaccurate use of referencing may lead to issues of plagiarism if not applied correctly.
The recommended word limit is 1,000–1,500 words, including speaker notes, although you will not be penalised for going under or exceeding the total word limit.
Unit Learning Outcomes
LO3 Use contemporary examples to demonstrate both the positive and negative influence/ impact the macro environment has on business operations.
LO4 Determine the internal strengths and weaknesses of specific businesses and their interrelationship with external macro factors.
Transferable skills and competencies developed
• Analytical skills to conduct own analysis in order to draw conclusions.
• Providing information based on collation, analysis and interpretation of data.
• Creative thinking for presenting information and data in a simplified and informative manner.
• Digital skills, using different software applications to visually present information and data concisely.
• Communicating effectively in all forms, written, visual and oral, for operating efficiently in the international business environment.

Vocational scenario
In your role as Junior Insights Strategist, you have completed the industry insight analysis and your line manager has now given you another project. This is to complete research into the external and internal business environment. The Banson Group is looking
to expand their distribution channels to include both e-commerce players (for example Google shopping) and physical retailers (for example JD Sports). To enable the company to make any strategic decisions, they need you to present a business case to the leadership team.
Assignment activity and guidance
Completion of the project will involve a PESTLE analysis to research the sports retail market, develop insights and predict future growth potential in new markets. The project will also involve a SWOT analysis to determine the company position in the marketplace and the potential opportunities for distribution expansion while minimising risks and threats.
Your presentation will include the findings from an external and an internal audit:
• a PESTLE analysis to identify positive and negative impacts of external factors and influences on the sports retail market, including a ‘traffic light chart’ evaluating level of competition, funding activity, legal complexity and investment opportunity available
• a SWOT analysis to explore and explain the organisation’s internal strengths and weaknesses as a company
• critical analysis of both the external and internal factors, to determine whether the organisation should proceed with their expansion plans, presented as conclusions and recommendations.

Recommended Resources
Please note that the resources listed are examples for you to use as a starting point in your research – the list is not definitive.
Weblinks
BPlan How to Do a SWOT Analysis for Better Strategic Planning. Available at: https://articles. bplans.com/how-to-perform-swot-analysis
Business Balls Swot Analysis Templates. Available at: https://www.businessballs.com/strategy-innovation/swot-analysis/
Pestle Analysis.com
 What is PESTLE Analysis? Available at: https://pestleanalysis.com/what-is-pestle-analysis/
Swot analysis of Nike. Available at:
https://bstrategyhub.com/swot-analysis-of-nike-nike-swot-analysis
HN Global
HN Global (2021) Reading Lists. Available at: https://hnglobal.highernationals.com/learning- zone/reading-lists
HN Global (2021) Student Resource Library. 
Available at: https://hnglobal.highernationals. com/subjects/resource-libraries
HN Global (2021) Textbooks
. Available at: https://hnglobal.highernationals.com/textbooks
Textbooks
Morrison, J. (2020) The Global Business Environment: Towards Sustainability? 5th Ed. Red Globe Press
Wetherley, P. and Otter, D. (2018) The Business Environment: Themes and Issues in a
Globalised World. 4th Ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Pass Merit Distinction
LO1 Explain the different types, size and scope of organisations LO1 and LO2
P1 Explain different types and purposes of organisations; public, private and voluntary sectors and legal structures. M1 Analyse how the structure, size and scope of different organisations link to the business
objectives and product and services offered by the organisation. D1 Provide critical analysis of the complexities
of different organisations and structures.
P2 Explain the size and scope of a range of different types of organisations.
LO2 Demonstrate the interrelationship of the various functions within an organisation and how they link to organisational structure
P3 Explain the relationship between different organisational functions and how they link to organisational objectives and structure. M2 Analyse the interrelationships between organisational functions and the impact that can have upon organisational structure.
LO3 Use contemporary examples to demonstrate both the positive and negative influence/impact the macro environment has on business operations LO3 and LO4
D2 Critically evaluate the impacts that both macro- and micro factors have on business objectives and decision making.
P4 Identify the positive and negative impacts the macro environment has on business operations, supported by specific examples. M3 Apply appropriately the PESTLE model to support a detailed analysis of the macro environment in an organisation.
LO4 Determine the internal strengths and weaknesses of specific businesses and their interrelationship with external macro factors
P5 Conduct internal and external analysis of specific organisations in order
to identify strengths and weaknesses. M4 Apply appropriately SWOT/ TOWS analysis and justify how they influence decision making.
P6 Explain how strengths and weaknesses interrelate with external macro factors.
Assignment Guidelines
Type your assignment clearly
Font type: Times new Roman
Font size
Headings: 14 pt, Bold, Underlined
Sub-headings: 12 pt, Bold, Underlined
Body: 12 pt, normal
Align: Justify
Line spacing: 1.5
Margins: 1” form each side
Numbering: at the bottom right hand corner
Header
Left side- subject name
Right side- individual/group assignment
Footer
Left side- batch number
Right side-page number
Assignment compiling order
a) IV Form
b) Assessment Record Sheet
c) Cover sheet
d) Assignment Brief
e) Student Assessment Submission and Declaration
f) Acknowledgement
g) Executive Summary
h) Contents
i) Introduction
j) Body
k) Conclusion
l) References
m) Appendix
• All the Figures, Tables, Diagrams etc. should be numbered
• Label sketches properly and neatly.
• Write on only one side of the paper.
• Utilize a table of contents and section headings where applicable.
• Use size A4 paper.
• Provide a title page and a front cover.
• Do not forget to sign the plagiarism statement on the cover sheet of your assignment.
• Please note that plagiarism is treated as a serious offence and therefore the work you produce must be individual and original although may work in groups in some instance
• All sources of information must be referenced using “Harvard referencing” where a reference listing should be included at the end of the assignment
• Assignments returned to students for re-working must be re-submitted within 15 days (Please refer to Student Handbook on Assignments – Re-submission).
• Failure to re-submit the previously marked assignment with the re-submitted assignment will mean that results cannot be released for the respective unit.
• Please note that the technical failures which occur during the assignment processing period are not counted as an excuse for late submissions. As a precaution you are expected to have a backup file (a copy of your assignment) by all means saved in the system to avoid sudden system crashes and technical failures.
• The ethical procedures of the course strictly maintain a data security policy on students’ work and you should submit a soft copy of your completed assignment along with your completed assignment hard copy in order to avoid assignment information distribution among others.

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Assignment: “Captain of the Ship” Project – Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

Assignment: “Captain of the Ship” Project – Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
In earlier weeks, you were introduced to the concept of the “captain of the ship.” In this Assignment, you become the “captain of the ship” once again as you provide treatment recommendations and identify medical management, community support resources, and follow-up plans for a client with a schizophrenia spectrum/other psychotic disorder.
Learning Objectives
Students will:
Recommend psychopharmacologic treatments based on therapeutic endpoints for clients with schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
Recommend psychotherapy based on therapeutic endpoints for clients with schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
Identify medical management needs for clients with schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
Identify community support resources for clients with schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
Recommend follow-up plans for clients with schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
To prepare for this Assignment:
Select an adult or older adult client with a schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorder you have seen in your practicum.
In 3–4 pages, write a treatment plan for your client in which you do the following:
Describe the HPI and clinical impression for the client.
Recommend psychopharmacologic treatments and describe specific and therapeutic endpoints for your psychopharmacologic agent. (This should relate to HPI and clinical impression.)
Recommend psychotherapy choices (individual, family, and group) and specific therapeutic endpoints for your choices.
Identify medical management needs, including primary care needs, specific to this client.
Identify community support resources (housing, socioeconomic needs, etc.) and community agencies that are available to assist the client.
Recommend a plan for follow-up intensity and frequency and collaboration with other providers.
Learning Resources
Required Readings
American Nurses Association. (2014). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Standard 15 “Resource Utilization” (pages 82-83)
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
“Schizophrenia Spectrum and other Psychotic Disorders”
Ferreira, C. D., de Souza, M. G. D., Fernández-Calvo, B., Machado-de-Sousa, J. P., Cecilio Hallak, J. E., & Torro-Alves, N. (2016). Neurocognitive functions in schizophrenia: A systematic review of the effects of typical and atypical antipsychotic drugs. Psychology & Neuroscience, 9(1), 12–31. doi:10.1037/pne0000045
Gabbard, G. O. (2014). Gabbard’s treatment of psychiatric disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publications.
Chapter 8, “Early-Stage Schizophrenia”
Chapter 9, “Toward a Dimensional Understanding of Psychosis and Its Treatment”
Chapter 10, “Psychosocial Treatments for Chronic Psychosis”
Chapter 11, “Pharmacological Treatment of Psychosis”
Granholm, E., Holden, J., Link, P. C., & McQuaid, J. R. (2014). Randomized clinical trial of cognitive behavioral social skills training for schizophrenia: Improvement in functioning and experiential negative symptoms. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(6), 1173–1185. doi:10.1037/a0037098
Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.
Chapter 7, “Schizophrenia Spectrum and other Psychotic Disorders” (pp. 300–346)
Stahl, S. M. (2017). Prescriber’s Guide: Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology (6th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
To access information on specific medications, click on The Prescriber’s Guide, 6th Ed. tab on the Stahl Online website and select the appropriate medication.
Psychosis Schizoaffective disorder
alprazolam (adjunct)
amisulpride
aripiprazole
asenapine
blonanserin
carbamazepine (adjunct)
chlorpromazine
clonazepam (adjunct)
clozapine
cyamemazine
flupenthixol
fluphenazine
haloperidol
iloperidone
lamotrigine (adjunct)
lorazepam (adjunct)
loxapine
lurasidone
mesoridazine
molindone
olanzapine
paliperidone
perospirone
perphenazine
pimozide
pipothiazine
quetiapine
risperidone
sertindole
sulpiride
thioridazine
thiothixene
trifluoperazine
valproate (divalproex) (adjunct)
ziprasidone
zotepine
zuclopenthixol amisulpride
aripiprazole
asenapine
carbamazepine (adjunct)
chlorpromazine
clozapine
cyamemazine
flupenthixol
haloperidol
iloperidone
lamotrigine (adjunct)
l-methylfolate (adjunct)
loxapine
lurasidone
mesoridazine
molindone
olanzapine
paliperidone perospirone
perphenazine
pipothiazine
quetiapine
risperidone
sertindole
sulpiride
thioridazine
thiothixene
trifluoperazine
valproate (divalproex) (adjunct)
ziprasidone
zotepine
zuclopenthixol
Schizophrenia Cataplexy syndrome Catatonia Extrapyramidal side effects
amisulpride
aripiprazole
asenapine
carbamazepine (adjunct)
chlorpromazine
clozapine
cyamemazine
flupenthixol
haloperidol
iloperidone
lamotrigine (adjunct)
l-methylfolate (adjunct)
loxapine
lurasidone
mesoridazine
molindone
olanzapine
paliperidone
perospirone
perphenazine
pipothiazine
quetiapine
risperidone
sertindole
sulpiride
thioridazine
thiothixene
trifluoperazine
valproate (divalproex) (adjunct)
ziprasidone
zotepine
zuclopenthixol
Seasonal affective disorder
bupropion
Sedation-induction
hydroxyzine
midazolam clomipramine
imipramine
sodium oxybate alprazolam
chlordiazepoxide
clonazepam
clorazepate
diazepam
estazolam
flunitrazepam
flurazepam
loflazepate
lorazepam
midazolam
oxazepam
quazepam
temazepam
triazolam benztropine
diphenhydramine
trihexyphenidyl
Required Media
Murphy, L. (2011, July 21). Types of schizophrenia – A day in the life (scary) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWYwckFrksg