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Business Economics – Coursework August 2018

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You are an Economics Business Consultant who helps businesses operate more efficiently, manage risks and maximize profits.

‘Ella Bridals’ is a well establish brand in the fashion industry, specializing in high-end bridal dresses and is based in Chelsea, London. ‘Your Destiny’ and ‘The Big Day Special’ are the only two competitors in the area. Ella Bridals distinguishes itself from its competitors by allowing customers to choose from a variety of high quality materials imported from China, India and Pakistan. The customers also have an option to customize their dresses.

The price range for Ella’s dresses varies from £7000 to £30,000. Despite the high price, the brand is highly popular with wealthy customers. There is always a long waiting list for an appointment with the lead designer at Ella bridals.

Ella Bridals has been highly profitable during the last 10 years, and has been reinvesting those profits to grow. The business started with producing 50 dresses a year but has since grown its annual production to 300 dresses.

The UK has recently experienced an economic downturn which has led to an overall decrease in the aggregate demand for goods and services. Ella Bridals has also experienced a slight decrease in demand for its bridal dresses. In order to boost orders, the management of the company recently decided to offer a flat 15% discount on all products.

The management has hired you to help formulate a strategy to navigate through the current challenging macro-economic environment. They have given you questions they would like your advice on. Please prepare a report of no more than 1500 words, assessing the situation with reference to the questions. The first paragraph should set out the purpose of the report highlighting the topics that are covered in your write up. Your report must be referenced using Harvard referencing.

 

 

Question 1:

 

 

  1. What is the difference between a normal good and an inferior good? Are the dresses produced by Ella Bridals a normal or an inferior good? Briefly explain your answer.

(5 marks)

 

 

  1. Define opportunity cost. What will be the opportunity cost to Ella Bridals of reinvesting all its profits in the business?

(4 marks)

 

  1. Assume there has recently been a decrease in the income tax, decrease in corporation tax and an increase in custom duty. Explain these taxes. How will these changes affect Ella Bridals?

(9 marks)

 

  1. What will be the impact of a 15% flat discount on the total revenue and profits of the business?

(4 marks)

 Total marks: 22

 

 

 

Question 2:

 

 

  1. State and briefly explain two possible benefits and two possible costs to Ella Bridals for increasing its scale of production over time?

(8 marks)

 

  1. Ella Bridals believes its dresses have an inelastic price elasticity of demand. Briefly explain with the help of diagram what this means and give two reasons why this may be the case.

(8 marks)

 

  1. Ella Bridals decides to open an outlet in China. Using a supply and demand diagram show and briefly explain how this change will affect the business. Fully label your diagram.

(6 marks)

                                                                                                                  Total marks 22

 

 

 

Question 3:

 

  1. State and briefly explain two advantages and two disadvantages of opening an outlet in China.

(8 marks)

 

  1. Ella Bridals needs finance to further expand the business. Explain three ways in which the business can raise funds.

 (6 marks)

 

  1. What is the relationship between risk and interest rates? What will be the cost of borrowing for Ella Bridals? Explain your answer.

(3 marks)

 

  1. Referring to Ella Bridals, briefly explain 3 reasons for a shift in demand.

(6 marks)

 

  1. Based on the information given in the case study, what market structure does Ella Bridals operate in? Briefly describe three characteristics of this market structure.

(3 Marks)

                                                                                                       Total marks: 26  

                                                                                                                                                                                       

Question 4:

 

  1. State any two macroeconomic indicators. Explain how they will be affected because of a recent recession in the UK.

(6 marks)

 

  1. What type of demand side policies should be used by the UK government and the Bank of England to deal with this economic downturn? Briefly explain these policies highlighting at least three ways in which these policies will benefit the economy.

(10 marks)

 

 

  1. State three different ways to increase money supply in the economy.

(3 marks)

 

  1. Assume the UK government has decided to use protectionist policies. State and briefly explain three reasons why government might want to impose certain trade barriers?

(6 marks)

Total Marks: 25

 

END OF COURSEWORK

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BPP Coursework Cover Sheet

Please use the table below as your cover sheet for the 1st page of the submission. The sheet should be before the cover/title page of your submission.

Programme Please do not leave blank
Module name Business Economics
QAA Level 4
Schedule Term August 2018
Student Reference Number (SRN)  
Report/Assignment Title  
Date of Submission

(Please attach the confirmation of any extension received)

 
 
 
Declaration of Original Work:

I hereby declare that I have read and understood BPP’s regulations on plagiarism and that this is my original work, researched, undertaken, completed and submitted in accordance with the requirements of BPP Business School.

The word count, excluding contents table, bibliography and appendices, is 1500 words.

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BPP University reserves the right to use all submitted work for educational purposes and may request that work be published for a wider audience.

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Coursework Assessment Brief

August 2018

 

 

Submission deadline: __28 August 2018_

 

Submission mode: Turnitin online access

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.     General Assessment Guidance

  • Your summative assessment for Business Economic is a Coursework
  • The deadline for submission is 11:59 PM on 28th August 2018
  • You are required to submit your assessment via Turnitin online access. Only submissions made via the specified mode will be accepted and hard copies or any other digital form of submissions (like via email or pen drive etc.) will not be accepted.
  • For coursework, the submission word limit is 1,500 words. You must comply with the word count guidelines. You may submit LESS than 1500 words but not more. Tables, diagrams, bibliography, appendices, annex and headings are NOT included within word count calculations.  You must specify total word count on the front page of your report.
  • For coursework, please use font size 12 for body text and the typeface (font) should be Arial or Times New Roman with minimum 5 spacing.
  • For headers and titles, please use font size 14. Your submission must have standard margins and page numbers.
  • Please use English (UK) as your language in the submission.
  • Do not put your name or contact details anywhere on your submission. You should only put your student identification number (SRN) which will ensure your submission is recognised in the marking process.
  • A total of 100 marks are available for this module assessment and you are required to achieve minimum 40% to pass this module.
  • You are required to use only Harvard Referencing System in your submission. Any content which is already published by other author(s) and is not referenced will be considered as a case of plagiarism.

You can find further information on Harvard Referencing in the online library on the VLE. You can use the following link to access this information:

http://my.bpp.com/vle/mod/data/view.php?d=223&rid=596

  • BPP University has a strict policy regarding plagiarism and in proven instances of plagiarism or collusion, severe punishment will be imposed on offenders. You are advised to read the rules and regulations regarding plagiarism and collusion in the GAR and MOPP which are available on VLE in the Academic registry section.
  • You should include a completed copy of the Assignment Cover sheet. Any submission without this completed Assignment Cover sheet will be considered invalid and not marked.

2.     Assessment Brief

2.1.       Case Study

The coursework is based around a fictitious bridal shop in Chelsea London and its owner Ella.

2.2.       Questions

The questions cover the main areas of module. The questions range from short answers to longer answers that require an evaluation of the economic situation, where you need to give your own opinion, backed up by economic reasoning.

The amount of marks for each question is a clear guide as to the length of the answer required.

2.3.       Assessment Submission Structure

This coursework needs to be submitted via Turnitin.

2.4.       Assessment Marking Scheme

The assignment is marked out of 100. The following table shows the mark allocation and the approach required.

Assignment Part Mark Approach
Question 1 22%  
Question 2 22%  
Question 3 26%  
Question 4 25%  
Presentation Marks 5% Good grammar, spelling and presentation required.

 

Total 100%  

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THEORIES OF PERSONALITY


THEORIES OF PERSONALITY

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1. IDENTIFY AND DESCRIBE A MINIMUM OF FOUR MAJOR THEORIES IN THE STUDY OF PERSONALITY.

2. PROVIDE A NARRATIVE OF THE HISTORY OF PERSONALITY THEORY INCLUDING AN EXPLANATION OF A MINIMUM OF 5 THEORISTS AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE EXPLANATION OF PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT. .EXPLAIN A MINIMUM OF THREE ASSESSMENT TOOLS USED TO ACCESS PERSONALITY.

EACH BULLET PONT MUST HAVE ITS OWN SECTION WITHIN THE PAPER. INTRODUCTION AND CONCLUSION

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Week 2 – Assignment:Benefits of a Regular Exercise Program


Week 2 – Assignment:Benefits of a Regular Exercise Program

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Benefits of a Regular Exercise Program

[WLOs: 2, 3] [CLOs: 3, 7]

The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association recommend adults get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week. Regular exercise has been proven to reduce risk factors for diseases such as cancer, heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and stroke (Schmidt, 2016).

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review this week’s required resources, including the Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, and Neuromotor Fitness in Apparently Healthy Adults (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. article. Examine the effects of exercise on health by addressing the following items in your assignment:

  • Describe the physical and mental health benefits of participating in a regular exercise program.
  • Identify the chronic physiological responses that occur from a regular exercise program.
  • Describe the importance of the warm up and cool down before and after exercise.
  • Determine the importance of including flexibility in an exercise program.
  • Explain the benefits of resistance training.
  • Analyze the health consequences of a sedentary lifestyle.

The Benefits of a Regular Exercise Program assignment

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Required Resources

Text

COURSE TEXT: Powers, S. K., & Dodd, S. L. (2017). Total fitness & wellness, the Mastering Health edition. (7th ed.). Retrieved from https://www.vitalsource.com

  • Chapter 2: General Principles of Exercise for Health and Fitness
  • Chapter 3: Cardiorespiratory Endurance: Assessment and Prescription
  • Chapter 4: Improving Muscular Strength and Endurance
  • Chapter 5: Improving Flexibility
  • Chapter 6: Body Composition

Articles

Garber, C. E., Blissmer, B., Deschenes, M., Franklin, B. A., Lamonte, M. J., Lee, I., Nieman, D. C., & Swain, D. (2011). Quantity and quality of exercise for developing and maintaining cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, and neuromotor fitness in apparently healthy adults: Guidance for prescribing exercise (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 43(7), 1334-1359. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e318213fefb

  • In this article, exercise recommendations for healthy adults and adults with chronic diseases are provided. Cardiorespiratory, resistance training, flexibility, and neuromuscular recommendations are explained. Health benefits of a regular exercise program are also discussed. This article will help you with your written assignment this week.

Burt, V. (Writer), & Breitenmoser, K. (Director & Producer) (2010). The body in motion: Fitness, skill, and training [Video file]. Retrieved from https://fod.infobase.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?token=42237&wID=100753&plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&fWidth=660&fHeight=530

  • In this video, viewers will learn practical tests that measure the health-related and skill-related components of fitness, how to apply the FITT principle—frequency, intensity, type, and time—to a training regimen, and what happens to the cardiorespiratory system during exercise. This video will assist you with your journal and written assignment this week.

Web Pages

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2018). Physical activity (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from https://health.gov/paguidelines/

PRWeb. (2011). ACSM issues new guidelines on quantity and quality of exercise (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/6/prweb8606343.htm

  • This web page provides information about the new ACSM guidelines for cardiorespiratory, resistance, flexibility, and neuromuscular exercise. Decreasing sedentary behavior is also discussed. This website will assist you in your written assignment for this week.
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Recommended Resources

Websites

Exercise is medicine (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. (http://exerciseismedicine.org/)

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Chapter 1: Introducing the 2008 physical activity guidelines for Americans (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from https://health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/chapter1.aspx

THE GRADING RUBRIC FOR PAPER:

HWE200.W2A1.02.2018

Description:

 

Total Possible Score: 9.00

Describes the Physical and Mental Health Benefits From Participating in a Regular Exercise Program

Total: 2.00

Distinguished – Clearly describes the physical and mental health benefits from participating in a regular exercise program. The description is comprehensive and fully supported by information from the text and other scholarly sources.

Proficient – Describes the physical and mental health benefits from participating in a regular exercise program. The description is supported by information from the text and other scholarly sources, but minor details are missing.

Basic – Minimally describes the physical and mental health benefits from participating in a regular exercise program. The description is marginally supported by information from the text and other scholarly sources, and relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Attempts to describe the physical and mental health benefits from participating in a regular exercise program; however, the description lacks support from the text and other scholarly sources, and significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The description of the physical and mental health benefits from participating in a regular exercise program is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Identifies the Chronic Physiological Responses that Occur from a Regular Exercise Program

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Clearly identifies the chronic physiological responses that occur from participating in a regular exercise program. The identification is comprehensive and fully supported by information from the text and other scholarly sources.

Proficient – Identifies the chronic physiological responses that occur from participating in a regular exercise program. The identification is supported by information from the text and other scholarly sources, but minor details are missing.

Basic – Partially identifies the chronic physiological responses that occur from participating in a regular exercise program. The identification is marginally supported by information from the text and other scholarly sources, and relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Attempts to identify the chronic physiological responses that occur from participating in a regular exercise program; however, the identification lacks support from the text and other scholarly sources, and significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The identification of the chronic physiological responses that occur with a regular exercise program are either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Describes the Importance of the Warm Up Before Exercise and the Cool Down After Exercise

Total: 2.00

Distinguished – Clearly describes the importance of the warm up before and the cool down after exercise. The description is comprehensive and fully supported by information from the text and other scholarly sources.

Proficient – Describes the importance of the warm up before and the cool down after exercise. The description is supported by information from the text and other scholarly sources, but minor details are missing.

Basic – Minimally describes the importance of the warm up before and the cool down after exercise, or describes only one. The description is marginally supported by information from the text and other scholarly sources, and relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Attempts to describe the importance of the warm up and cool down; however, the description lacks support from the text and other scholarly sources, and significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The description of the importance of the warm up and cool down is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Determines the Importance of Including Flexibility in an Exercise Program

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Clearly determines the importance of including flexibility in an exercise program. The determination is fully supported by information from the text and other scholarly sources.

Proficient – Determines the importance of including flexibility in an exercise program. The determination is supported by information from the text and other scholarly sources, but minor details are missing.

Basic – Minimally determines the importance of including flexibility in an exercise program. The determination is marginally supported by information from the text and other scholarly sources, and relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Attempts to determine the importance of including flexibility in an exercise program; however, the determination lacks support from the text and other scholarly sources, and significant details are missing.

Non-Performance -The determination of the importance of including flexibility in an exercise program is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Explains the Benefits of Resistance Training

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Clearly explains the benefits of resistance training. The explanation is comprehensive and supported by information from the text and other scholarly sources.

Proficient – Explains the benefits of resistance training. The explanation is supported by information from the text and other scholarly sources.

Basic – Minimally explains the benefits of resistance training. The explanation is marginally supported by information from the text and other scholarly sources.

Below Expectations – Attempts to explain the benefits of a resistance training program; however, the explanation lacks support from the text and other scholarly sources.

Non-Performance – The explanation of benefits from a resistance training program are either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Analyzes the Health Consequences of a Sedentary Lifestyle

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Thoroughly analyzes the health consequences of a sedentary lifestyle. The analysis is comprehensive and supported by information from the text and other scholarly sources.

Proficient – Analyzes the health consequences of a sedentary lifestyle. The analysis is supported by information from the text and other scholarly sources, but the analysis is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic – Minimally analyzes the health consequences of a sedentary lifestyle. The analysis is marginally supported by information from the text and other scholarly sources. The analysis is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations – Attempts to analyze the health consequences of a sedentary lifestyle; however, the analysis is not supported with information from the text and other scholarly sources and is significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance – The analysis of the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.25

Distinguished – Demonstrates methodical application of organization and presentation of content. The purpose of the writing is evident and easy to understand. Summaries, quotes, and/or paraphrases fit naturally into the sentences and paragraphs. Paper flows smoothly.

Proficient – Demonstrates sufficient application of organization and presentation of content. The purpose of the writing is, for the most part, clear and easy to understand. There are some problems with the blending of summaries, paraphrases, and quotes. Paper flows somewhat smoothly.

Basic – Demonstrates a limited understanding of organization and presentation of content in written work. The purpose of the writing is somewhat evident, but may not be integrated throughout the assignment. There are many problems with the blending of summaries, paraphrases, and quotes. Paper does not flow

Below Expectations – Organization and presentation of content is extremely limited. The purpose of the writing is unclear. There is little or no blending of summaries, paraphrases, and quotes. Paper does not flow smoothly when read.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

APA Formatting

Total: 0.25

Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic – Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Page Requirement

Total: 0.25

Distinguished – The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Proficient – The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Basic – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Below Expectations – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Resource Requirement

Total: 0.25

Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient – Uses required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic – Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations – Uses inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

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Week 2 – Assignment:Benefits of a Regular Exercise Program

 

 

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