Below is the first assignment (Example 3, sheet 1)

At the end, a scanned copy of the lecture sheet is attached (Examples 1,2 & 3)

 

Example (3)

The following information is extracted from the production budget of Guman ltd, a manufactming company which is producing and selling 3 products:

 Information from the Budget

Product

X

Y

Z

Direct material weight (kg per unit)

2.5

2.0

1.9

Direct material cost(SDG per unit)

70.0

56.0

53.0

Direct labour hours (hours per unit)

2.5

2.5

2.5

Direct labour cost (SDG per unit)

45.0

4.5

105.0

Machine hours per unit

4.0

4.5

1.0

Budgeted production (units)

15,000

20,000

25,000

The budgeted production overheads for the period are as follows:

Budget Overheads for the period

SDG

Spare parts consumption

1,050,000

Labour supervision and health care

850,000

Power consumption

735,000

Material handling cost

550,000

Machinary repairs

420,000

Total budgeted production overheads

3,605,000

 Currently the company is using a traditional absorption costing method and the production overheads are absorbed into the cost of the unit produced by a budgeted absorption rate calculated on the basis of direct labour hours.

The company is thinking to introduce an Activity Based Costing (ABC) method, and the following Cost Drivers are to be used for the absorption of the relevant overheads in the cost of the unit produced.

 

Cost element

Cost driver

Spare parts consumption

Machine hours

Labour supervision

Direct labour hours

Power consumption

Machine hours

Material handling

Material weight

Machinary repairs

Machine hours

Required:

Calculate the cost of the production per unit assuming that:

(i) The company is using the traditional absorption costing method.

(ii) The company is using the Activity Based Costing method (ABC).

Foundations of Finance, 6/e
    Arthur Keown,
    John Martin,
    John Petty,
    and David Scott

Below are links to the reference companion website, including chapter objectives, quizzes and excel templates

 

Level 0 indent  Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Foundations of Financial Management—The Ties That Bind
 

Level 0 indent  Chapter 2: The Financial Markets and Interest Rates
 

Level 0 indent  Chapter 3: Understanding Financial Statements and Cash Flows
 

Level 0 indent  Chapter 4: Evaluating a Firm’s Financial Performance
 

Level 0 indent  Chapter 5: The Time Value of Money
 

Level 0 indent  Chapter 6: The Meaning and Measurement of Risk and Return
 

Level 0 indent  Chapter 7: The Valuation and Characteristics of Bonds
 

Level 0 indent  Chapter 8: The Valuation and Characteristics of Stock
 

Level 0 indent  Chapter 9: Capital-Budgeting Techniques and Practice
 

Level 0 indent  Chapter 10: Cash Flows and Other Topics in Capital Budgeting
 

Level 0 indent  Chapter 11: The Cost of Capital
 
Level 1 indent  Objectives
 
Level 1 indent  Self-Study Quiz
 

Level 1 indent  Student Excel Templates

Instructor: Prof Abdelgadlr M. Ahmed Abdalla
E-mail Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Class Hours: From 5 - to 8pm
Credit Hours: 3

Course Description
This is an introductory course in finance. The emphasIs is on introducing the basic concepts and principles in finance and their applications by business organizations. Topics covered relate to the nature of business finance and the organization of financial environment, time value of money, risk and return and valuation of financial and nonfinancial assets including capital budgeting, sources of finance, cost of capital and the performance analysis and financial planning the business organization.

Course Goals:
1. To emphasize the modern and fundamental concepts of finance and their applicability in real life
2. To help Students acquire the necessary skills to be able to take the decision of financing and investment.
3. To help students understand capital budgeting process, as an important process in efficient resource allocation leading to value creation.
4. To help students understand how to incorporate risk in financial decision making.
5. To help students acquire the knowledge of the types of securities available and their valuation

Learning Outcomes:

Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able
to:
1. Understand the main principles of finance as well as the main financial decisions
2. Apply the concepts of time value in the financial decisions.
3. Measure risk and understand how it affects the investment and financing decisions.
4. Evaluate the financial assets such as bonds and stocks as well as evaluating the capital budgeting projects.
5. Identify the main sources of finance and calculate the cost of capital
6. Assess the financial performance of the business organizations.
7. Use the financial planning tools in determining the total and external financing needed

Learning resources:
KEOWN,Martin and Petty, Foundations of Finance: The logic and International practice of Financial Mangement, 6th edition, Pearson
You need a financial calculator.

Assessment srategy:
Class work: quizzes, case assignments – 40%
Final exam: 60%

NOTE: NO MAKE UP FOR Class Semester Work

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. University Code: Refer to University of Khartoum Code of Ethics.
2. SMS Academic Integrity Policy:
School of Management Studies does not tolerate academic dishonesty by its students. At minimum, students must not be involved in cheating, copyright infringement, submitting the same work in multiple courses, significant collaboration with other individuals outside of sanctioned group activities, and fabrication.
Punctuality is essential: you are not allowed to enter the class room after 15 minutes.
The use of mobile is rohibited inside the class room.

Attendance Policy:
Students are re uired and ex ected to attend all classes and artici ate.
Students with Disability:
If you have a disability that may affect your success in this course and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please ar range to meet with me as soon as ossible and not later than the end of the second week of semester.

Course content:
Chapter 1: Introduction to foundation of financial management
Chapter 2: The financial markets
Chapter 5: The time value of money
Chapter 6: Risk and return
Chapter 7: Valuation of bonds
Chapter 8: Valuation of stocks
Chapter 9: Techniques of capital budgeting
Chapter 11: Cost of capital
Chapter 14: Short term financial planning
Chapter 3: Financial statements and cash flows
Chapter 4: Financial performance

Course information:
1. Course Name: Essentials of Business Management
2. Course No: Mgmt 511
3. level/Year: One
4. Semester: One
5. No. of credit hours: Three

Instructor Information:
1. Instructor's Name: Dr. Nimat Alfadil Ali
2. Office location: Building "C" , second floor.
3. Office hours: Sunday 4-5 P.M. & Thursday 4-5 P.M.
4. Office phone: 0129149648
5. E-mail Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Course Description:
The main focus of this course is on the basic concepts of management. The course covers the various Schools of management ( classical, Behavioral, system, contingency .. etc) and try to give the student an idea about the contributions of the main scholars to the management thought. In addition, the course consider the external environment in which an enterprise operates and try to show how and to what extent the surrounding environment influences the internal decisions and actions of a firm. Also, the course highlight business ethics and social responsibility and the various managerial functions, specifically, planning , organizing, staffing, leading and controlling.

Course objectives:
This course seeks the following objectives:
1. To inform students with the basic concepts of management.
2. To give students an idea about the concept of the external environment and to show them how this environment can affect the wayan enterprise carry out its activities and undertake its decisions.
3. To enable students to understand managerial functions and to know how each one of them is practiced/carried out properly.
4. To inform student with business ethics and social responsibility concept.

Learning outcomes:
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student is expected to demonstrate the following knowledge and skills:
1. To understand the basic concepts of management.
2. To understand the concept of the external environment of a firm and to be able to determine to what extent this environment affect the activities and decisions of an enterprise.
3. To understand the different managerial functions and to know how each function can be carried out efficiently.
4. To knew the social responsibility concept and business ethics and their roles toward direction of managers' attitudes and dealings.

Assessment strategy:
The student grade will be based on:
Mid Semester Exam 20%
Assignment 10%
Workshops 10%
Final Exam 60%
Total 100%
Note: in case you miss the mid semester exam and or failure to submit your assignment on time, you will lose the specified marks and then negatively affect your performance through out the course.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. University of Khartoum code: Refer to U of K code of Ethics.
2. SMS Academic Integrity Policy:
The School of Management Studies does not tolerate academic dishonesty by its students. At minimum, students must not be involved in cheating, copyright infringement, submitting the same work in mUltiple courses, significant collaboration with other individuals outside of sanctioned group activities, and fabrication. If a student gets involved in one of these practices, the university rules and regulations will be stringently applied.

Attendance Policy:
1. Students are required and expected to attend all classes and participate in class discussion .
2. If students absent themselves for 25 % of any course hours, they will not be allowed to sit for the final exam in this course.
3. If you are fifteen minutes late do not show up.

Students with Disability:
If you have a disability that may affect your success in this course and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please arrange to meet with me as soon as possible and not later than the end of the second week of semester.

Course contents and class schedule:
1) Introduction (Definition and importance of Mgt, basic concepts of Mgt)
2) Evolution of management thought (classical, & behavioral Schools)
3) Systems & Contingency Schools, Japanese management
4) The external Environment
5) Social responsibility and ethics
6) Workshop (1)
7) Planning - its definition, importance & nature - Types of plans
8) Steps of planning process – management by objectives ( assignment)
9) Mid semester exam
10) Organizing, Definition of organizing, Formal and informal organizing, Organizational structure
11) Departmentation, Span of control, Authority and responsibility
12) Workshop "2"
13) Staffing and leading
14) Controlling, Definition of controlling and its importance, Types of control
15) Characteristics and requirement of effective control system, steps of the control process

Marketing Strategies

Instructor’s Name: Dr. Ilham H. F. Mansour
Office Location: Second Flour
E-mail Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Class Hours: Sunday 5:00-8:00PM
Class Location: D3

Course Description
The main objective of this course is to provide students with the available analytical techniques for marketing planning and control and demonstrate how they can be applied to produce superior marketing performance. The course will enable students to develop the practical and integrative skills necessary for the preparation of business plans.

Course Goals:

  • To develop an understanding of the strategic market planning process.
  • To develop skill in the application of strategic market planning to solve business problems.
  • To improve skills and abilities in strategic thinking.
  • To develop and enhance written and oral communication skills.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Learn strategic marketing concepts,
  • Analyze marketing cases,
  • Use strategic marketing tools to analyze marketing opportunities and performance in the marketing simulation
  • learn the components and construction of a strategic marketing plan


Learning Resources:

  • Philip Kotler, Kevin Lane Keller, Marketing management, 14th E
  • Derek F. Abell & Joun S. Hammond, Strategic Marketing Planning: Problems &Analytical Approaches, 6th E
  • David A. Aaker, Strategic Market Management, 9th
  • The internet: group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/stmkg/

Assessment Strategy:

  • The student grade will be based on:
  • Midterm Exam 20%
  • Class case study 5%
  • Assignments 5%
  • Project/term paper 10%
  • Final Exam: 60%


Course Culture and Pedagogy

  • The course combines three essential methods of learning:
  • Text and lecture to present the course content
  • Case analysis for application of each module of course content
  • The Marketing Plan project for integration of the course modules

Contents:

  • Marketing Strategy and Marketing Planning introduction
  • Introduce Marketing Plan Project
  • Introductions for Marketing Plan project team formation
  • The analytical Prerequisites to planning: Customer, Competitors, Environmental trends, market, company
  • Formal strategic Planning Methods: Portfolio Analysis, Market Attractiveness, PIMS “
  • Mid semester exam
  • Strategies Formulation: Product /Service Strategies
  • Strategies Formulation: Pricing Strategies
  • Strategies Formulation: Promotion Strategies
  • Strategies Formulation: Place Strategies
  • Marketing Strategy implementation & Control
  • Project Presentations
  • Course wrap-up

Marketing Plan Project

  • Throughout the semester you will be part of a team conducting a marketing plan assignment. For this assignment your team is asked to
  • analyze and evaluate a strategic company situation,
  • identify promising business opportunities,
  • develop new product ideas to seize these opportunities,
  • evaluate these ideas based on secondary and primary data, and
  • write a marketing plan for the proposed product.
  • Marketing plans can be written at different levels of detail, for example at the level of the entire organization, the business unit, or the product/product line. You will write a marketing plan at the level of the product for an existing company. Each student will be assigned to a group whose first task is to agree upon a company for this assignment. You will come up with a new product , one that your company would produce. On march, 3, 2013, each group will have to hand in one product idea in order to get approval.. Be prepared to present your final product idea in class on march17, 2013. Each team will have 5 minutes in front of the class. Then, it’s time to write your marketing plan. Dead line of submission will be April ,21, 2013.

Your final marketing plan will include:

  • Executive summary,
  • Description of product idea,
  • Strategic focus and plan → mission, business model,
  • Situation analysis → e.g., company, market (i.e., segments), competition,
  • Market-product focus → targeting, positioning,
  • Marketing program → e.g. communication, pricing, etc.,
  • Implementation plan → go-to-market plan, timeline,
  • Evaluation and control → risks and implications for company, and
  • supporting information (e.g., statistics, figures, visuals etc.).

The written marketing plan must not exceed 10 pages. Appendices not included. Please submit 1 soft copy to the group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/stmkg/ prior to class as well as 1 bound hardcopy on the deadline time.

The Executive Summary Report must include:

  • Course number and course title,
  • Company name, logo, and slogan,
  • Industry (C),
  • Team number (1,2,3,4, or 5),
  • Team members names and their responsibilities,
  • Date submitted, and
  • References
  • Paginated Table of Contents.
  • No late assignments will be accepted.

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