Assessment Information 2 Subject Code: Subject Name: Assessment Title: Length: Weighting: Total Marks: Submission: Due Date: HAT303 Accommodation Management

Assessment Information 2
Subject Code: Subject Name: Assessment Title: Length: Weighting: Total Marks: Submission: Due Date: HAT303
Accommodation Management
Individual Proposal
1700 words (+/- 10% allowable range)
40%
100
Online via Turnitin
Week 11
Assessment Description
Imagine that you have been appointed as a consultant for a global hotel chain and have been asked to develop a proposal for outsourcing some of the services within the hotel to reduce costs, and consider the use of external expertise. You are to develop this proposal for the board of senior management:
1. Select a department within the hotel and investigate it in depth.
2. Identify the roles, tasks and functions of the department, within the context of Accommodation Management and how these are managed.
3. Consider the role of the customer and the customers needs related to this department and the steps the Accommodation Manager (of the department) takes to ensure the Hotel is meeting the customers’ needs and creating a positive experience
4. Finally, discuss whether outsourcing is a viable solution for this department. What are the benefits and the drawbacks of moving to an outsourced organisation/solution for this department?
5. Offer recommendations for moving forward.
Your proposal should consider a wide range of resources. You should research using all of these sources: Internet, library texts and educational journals to clarify your position. You should refer to material from at least 10 credible sources such as research books (not text), journal articles (online journal articles) and at web sites (general websites). Ibis world reports can also assist you in identifying hotel chain that may have outsourced departments and operations to others. Based on these readings, you should prepare an informed business proposal.
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Assessment Information

General Information This is an individual assignment. No group work is allowed.

General Information
This is an individual assignment. No group work is allowed.
The softcopyof the assignment must be submitted online in Moodie as well as Turnitin. In addition, the hardcopy must be handed in to the Lecturer by the following class.
Topic:
Laux and Leuz (2009)* discuss the crisis of fair value accounting following recent international financial turmoils. Discuss what those crises arc and whether the current requirements of IFRS accounting standards contribute to the problem. (-Laux, C., Leuz, C. (2009) ‘The crisis of fair-value accounting: Making sense of the recent debate’, Accounting, Organizations and Society, 34, pp. 826-834) Use this research paper as a starting point for your research. There are many other relevant articles in the reference list of this paper to guide you. A minimum of five (5) additional relevant journal articles must be used and quoted in your assignment.
Referencing and style
• The essay should include Abstract, Introduction, Main body, Conclusion and Reference List. Please do in-text reference according to Harvard style.
• Assignment must be typed using Word document and double-spaced and Times New Roman with 12 font size
• The required referencing style Is Harvard
• Submission of this assignment by due date (as advised by the local lecturer) is compulsory for successful completion of the subject. The identical electronic copy must be submitted through Turnitja by due date. The printed copy can be submitted to your lecturer at the conclusion of the lecture you normally attend after the due time.
• You cannot withdraw an assignment from Tigoion after the due date.
• Late penalty will apply to all late submissions accordingly.
Assessment criteria to be applied on Assessments
Marking Criteria

BUS105 Subject Name: Business Information Systems

Assessment Information
Subject Code: BUS105
Subject Name: Business Information Systems
Assessment Title: Length: Group Assignment: Security, privacy and future airport demands
Weighting: 100030% Words
Total Marks:
Submission: 30 Marks
Due Date: Monday 29th Jan 2018 15:55pm AEST (week 11)
Assessment Description
Software required: Microsoft office, i.e. the assignment is to be completed in Word and converted to a PDF file (see assignment submission section for more details). The report should be written in 12-point font with 1.5 line spacing.
NOTE: This assignment is to be done in a group of 2 to 4 students.
Your Instructions
The assignment has several sections shown below. You will be required to read relevant articles (some of which are provided) and write at least a paragraph for each answer. The report should be in your own words, and supported by the literature. A minimum of five (5) references should be listed, and Harvard referencing should be used.
Section 1. Introduction and overview of your group report, e.g. aims and summary. (100 words)
Section 2: Discuss current airport security methods. (200 words)
Section 3: Discuss the trade-off between security and privacy. (200 words)
Section 4: Discuss the trade-off between security and passenger delays & convenience. (200 words)
Section 5: Discuss possible innovations in security and recommendations with regard to future airports.
Comment on how security may be improved in the future, and at the same time avoid passenger delays. (200 words)
Section 6: Write a summary of your report.(100 words)
References: Note that you are expected to cite at least five references (sources of information). See the KBS Harvard referencing guide on the Portal, i.e.
http://elearning.kbs.edu.au/pluginfile.php/96066/course/section/20681/KBS_Harvard_Referencing_Conci se_Guide_v1_2015.pdf
Starting References:
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150519-how-airport-security-is-changing
http://w3.siemens.com/market-
specific/global/en/airports/integrated_it_solutions/documents/integrated_airport_solutions_brochure.pdf
http://fortune.com/2017/03/11/tascent-eye-scanning-airport-security/
https://www.fraserinstitute.org/sites/default/files/privacy-vs-security-does-a-trade-off-really-exist.pdf
https://ac.els-cdn.com/S2352146514000143/1-s2.0-S2352146514000143-main.pdf?_tid=9ac09c54c5c8-11e7-b196-00000aab0f6b&acdnat=1510285283_c73f7bfaf5a3df1197116bfed5a15b50
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/01/the-convenience-surveillance-tradeoff/423891/
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008/01/security_vs_pri.html
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-future-of-airport-security-passenger-screeningtransitioning-into-an-invisible-process-300135551.html
http://mashable.com/2013/08/29/future-airport-security/#rgA_TjPRyqqU
Airport of the future: No more lines at airport security
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/machine-future-airport-security-180957407/
http://www.airport-technology.com/features/feature78460/
Assignment Submission
Students must submit their individual analysis via Turnitin on Monday 29th January 2018 15:55pm AEST.
This file must be submitted as a ‘PDF’ document to avoid any technical issues that may occur from incorrect file format upload. Uploaded files with a virus will not be considered as a legitimate submission. Turnitin system will notify you if there is any issue with the submitted file. In this case, you must contact your lecturer via email and provide a brief description of the issue and a screen shot of the Turnitin error message.
Students are also encouraged to submit their work well in advance of the time deadline to avoid any possible delay with Turnitin similarity report generation or any other technical difficulties.
Late assignment submission penalties
Penalties will be imposed on late assignment submissions in accordance with Kaplan Business School “late assignment submission penalties” policy.
Number of days Penalty
1*-9 days 5% per day for each calendar day late deducted from the student’s total marks
10-14 days 50% deducted from the student’s total marks.
After 14 days Assignments that are submitted more than 14 calendar days after the due date will not be accepted and the student will receive a mark of zero for the assignment(s).
Note Notwithstanding the above penalty rules, assignments will also be given a mark of zero if they are submitted after assignments have been returned to students
*Assignments submitted at any stage within the first 24 hours after deadline will be considered to be one day late and therefore subject to the associated penalty
If you are unable to complete this assessment by the due date/time, please refer to the“ Special Consideration Application”, which is available at
http://www.kbs.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/KBS-Assessment-Policy-v4.2.
Rubric in turnitin
Criteria Fail
Pass
Credit
Distinction
HD
Content and
understanding
(25%) Understanding of the project
Key points left out. No grasp of the security issues and how technology may impact privacy. Includes some issues but analysis glossed over. Includes all issues, analysis and
recommendations
but with little elaboration. Not completely justified. Builds convincing argument showing how key issues,
analysis and recommendations are integrated together. Builds convincing argument showing how all key points are integrated together. Uses examples to elaborate the key points about airport security, privacy, and future airports.
Research and evidence (25%) Evidence of analysis and 3rd party support No references to any sources. Some discussion and analysis shown, however use of references may be moderate. Very little
justification of ideas and minimal research and/discussion evident. Background research and analysis of airport security, privacy and passenger delay issues is clearly identifiable. All sections of report present. Evidence of extensive research and analysis:
journals, verified websites, primary research. Used references to justify analysis,
recommendations and other parts of the report.
Able to use references to back up analysis and other sections of the report.
Recommendations clearly come from the analysis airport security, privacy, and future airports. Application of the ideas is clear and engaging.
Synthesis and conclusion
(25%) Recommendations Recommendations missing Recommendations
very general in nature and not necessarily easy to implement and/or not related to the rest of the report. Recommendations given in a way that they could be
implemented and
partially related to the challenges of airport security, privacy, and passenger flow at future airports. Recommendations
are practical, feasible and are related to the challenges of airport security, privacy and passenger flow at future airports. Recommendations
can easily be implemented and
are clearly related to the challenges of airport security, privacy and passenger flow at future airports.
Introduction,
Summary &
Structure
(25%) Organisation Introduction missing or underdeveloped and/or no clear summary.
Reader has no idea what the assessment is about.
No structure to the assessment.
Reader cannot follow sequence. Ideas not focused. Reader may have
difficulty following arguments.
Main points generally present, but could be difficult to identify.
Weak discussion of ideas. Summary brief and doesn’t tie in with what was introduced.
Provides purpose for assessment, highlights and interprets key issues, however report not integrated.
Main ideas presented in logical manner. Flow of report adequate. Main ideas presented in logical manner. Flow of report smooth.
Shows consistency between airport security issues and other parts of the report.
Engaging report. The purpose of the assessment is clear in all stages.
Summary is clear and relates back to the other sections. Ideas clearly organised & logical so the reader can follow easily.
Important Study Information
Academic Integrity Policy
KBS values academic integrity. All students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Academic Integrity and Conduct Policy.
For details on academic integrity policies and penalties, the reassessment process, and the appeals process, please refer to http://www.kbs.edu.au/current-students/student-policies/.
Word Limits for Written Assessments
Submissions that exceed the word count by more than 10% will cease to be marked from the point at which that limit is exceeded.
Study Assistance
Students may seek study assistance from their local Academic Success Centre representative or refer to the study help on the MyKBS Academic Success Centre page. You can find this by clicking on the top page toolbar:
My Services Academic Success Centre Study Support Resources

Company Name: Kollakorn Corporation Limited. (KKL) {Technology, Hardware and Equipment}

Case Study
Due Date: 29th January 2018
Word limit: min 2000-3000 words.
Company Name: Kollakorn Corporation Limited. (KKL)
{Technology, Hardware and Equipment}
Description: The assignment should examine the main issues, including underlying theories,
implement performance measures used and explain the firm financial performance. You are strongly advised to reference professional websites, journal articles and text books in this assignment (case study).
Required:
This assessment task is a written report and analysis of the financial performance of a selected company in order to provide financial advice to a wealthy investor.
It will be based on financial reports of a listed company on the ASX (: Kollakorn Corporation Limited). This assignment requires students to undertake a comprehensive examination of a firm’s financial performance.
QUESTIONS
You are an investment adviser, working to build a foundation of wealth for your clients. One of your wealthiest clients already has a diversified portfolio, which includes managed funds, property; cash/fixed interest and a few direct share investments in Australia and around the world. The investor wishes to expand his/her portfolio and is considering your company’s share to add to the portfolio. (The investor has an extra $10 million that wishes to invest into your company).
The assignment is a written comprehensive report and analysis of the firms’ financial performance (including referencing).
You are required to do the following tasks:
1. Prepare a brief description of the company_ outli-ning the core activities, the market(s) in which it operates within and any factors in the companies’ history which you consider help present a -picture’ of your company_
4 marks
2. Specify ownership-governance structure of the company:
i) Name the main Substantial shareholders:
• With higher than 20.00% of shareholdings. Eased on this argument you should classify a firm as a family or non-family company, and
• With higher than 5.00% of shareholdings.
3 marks
ii) Name the main people invoked in the firm governance:
F.. The Chairman
F- Board members
F.- CEO.
o Whether any of these people have the same surname as any of substantial shareholders ( 20,b share capital). If yes- you could use this as an argument for the presence of an owner or family member(s) in the firm’s governance_
o Whether any of shareholders with more than 5% share capital are
involved in firm governance.
3 marks
3. Calculate the following key ratios for your selected company for the past 4 -years. Annual reports are accessible via company Nvebsites (show all working out):
i) Return on Assets (ROA) = (NPAT I Total Assets) Return on Equity (ROE) = (Net Profit Afler Tax i Ordinary Equity)
Debt Ratio = Total Liabilities Total Assets
EBIT x NPAT x TA = NPAT
TA EBIT OE OE
Be sure that you have ‘proven- dm above equation.
12 marks
ii) Explain what phenomenon is being —captured– by the variable TA’OE, and how it is impacting on the relationship between Return on Assets and Return on Oviners Equity.
4 marks
iii) Explain why the ROE (EBIT) is significantly greater than or less than the ROA
(EBIT).
4 marks
4. Using the infomiation from the ASX vebsite: http://www.asx.com.au you must complete the following tasks:
i) Prepare a i=aph chart for movements in the monthly share price over the last two years for the company that you are investigating_ Plot them against movements in the All Ordinaries Index_
6 marks
ii) Write a report which compares movements in the companies’ share price index to the All Ords Index_ For instance: how closely correlated is the line with the All Ards Index_ Above or below? More or less volatile?
6 marks
5_ Research via the internee or financiaLibusiness ,publicarions7
From research via the Internet (using credible sources) or financial-business publications, note any significant announcements which may have influenced the share price of your company_ These factors could include merger activities= divestitures= changes in management’s earnings forecasts, changes in analysts’ forecasts, unusual write-offs or abnormal items, macroeconomic factors, industry wide factors, significant management changes, changes in the focus of the company, impact of competitors or law suits etc_ (Restrict the number of announcements to 5)_
10 marks
6_ Go online to http://w10,-w_reuters_comlfinanreistocks! and type in the code for your company into the Search Stocks field and click on the magnifying glass button_
i) What is their calculated beta (13) for your company?
2 marks
ii) If the risk free rate is 4% and the market risk premium is 6%, use the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) to calculate the required rate of return for the companies’ shares.
4 marks
iii) Is the company you have chosen a -conservative’ in. vestment? Explain your
answer_
2 marks
7. Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
1) Using information from the latest company report for the company (i.e. interest rate on their major source of long-term loans) and the estimated cost of equity capital calculated (in part 6ii above), calculate the WACC for your company.
6 marks
ii) Explain the implications that a higher WACC has on management’s evaluation on prospective investment project&
4 marks
S. Consider the debt ratio for your company over the past two years:
i) Does it appear to be working towards the maintenance of a preferred optimal
capital structure? (i.e., does it appear to be -stable-?). Explain your answer.
4 marks
ii) What have they done to adjustfamend their gearing ratio? Increase or repay borrovim- gs? Issue or buy back shares? Has the Director’s Report given any information as to why they have made any adjustments?
4 marks
9. Dividend policy
Discuss what dividend policy of the management of the company appears to be
implemented. Explainany reason related to that particular dividend policy.
7 marks
10. Based on your analysis- above: write a letter of recommendation to your client: providing an explanation as why you would like to include this company in his her investment portfolio. Please refer to the ratio results calculated earlier and any other trends or factors that you believe to be important.
10 marks
11. Formal structure and referencing.
5 marks
Total = 100 Marks
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
• The report must have an academic written structure including an introduction_ body and conclusion.
• This assignment must be completed INDIVIDUALLY.
• Use numbers in the body of the report (e.g., -5. Research via. the iaternee)_
• Provide an explanation on each of these issues (points) and explain how they
confirm the underlying theory, particularly related to the ownership, Emancial measures, risk-return, capital structure and dividend polic-y_
• You are required to submit the assignment on Blackboard
• You are required to submit this assignment to Turman. Please ensure the .;iruilarity score is under 15%.
Presentation of written work
• Please submit your assignment on time (Week 11).
• Please make sure that your name and surname (student ID), subject name, and code and lecture’s name are written on the cover sheet of the submitted assignment.
• You are required to use Times New Roman font, size 12 with 1.5 line spacing.
• Please insert page numbers into your assignment
• Please use 3 cm margins_