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ASSESSMENT 4 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title BIZ201 Accounting for Decision Making
Assessment Scenario Analysis - Group
Individual/Group Group (3-4 students)
Length 2,000 words
Learning Outcomes a) Explain and evaluate the role and importance of financial information in business decision making
b) Apply relevant accounting concepts to simple business scenarios
d) Apply basic costing and budgeting techniques to business decision making
e) Apply capital budgeting techniques to capital investment scenarios
Submission By 11:55 pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of Module 6 (Week 11)
Total Marks 100
This assessment is aimed at consolidating knowledge from Modules 1-6. By prescribing this assessment, you are able to reflect on your understanding of the importance financial information in business decision making and be able to apply costing and capital budgeting techniques to business scenarios like given below.
1. Submit 2 files; Excel Workbook and Business Report.
2. For every task, show all workings through appropriate Excel formulas. Copy pasted numbers without appropriate Excel formulas will not be accepted.
3. Submit your assessment files using the following naming convention:
First Name_Last Name_BIZ201_Assessment4_Workbook.xlsx
First Name_Last Name_BIZ201_Assessment4_Report.doc
The Crystal Hotel Pty Ltd has a quite flat organisational structure as per the chart below. The General Manager oversees each departmental manager directly.
You have been offered an internship opportunity as a group in the Sales and Marketing Department to show your skills and how you could be of benefit to the organisation. At the end of the internship, there may be an employment opportunity for the members of the group.
The owners of the Crystal Hotel are planning to renovate and refurbish the hotel. A part of the redevelopment plan is to build a Wellness Centre on the rooftop of the hotel. The Sales and Marketing Manager volunteered to help with this project. He is a strong believer that it would bring the hotel up to the next level and that it would attract additional customers to the hotel.
Due to the location of the hotel being within proximity to the business district, he believes that the Wellness Centre should be opened to external clients as well. He suggests employing a full time, in-house trainer and a part-time dietician. He believes selling monthly membership including training sessions and dietary advice will attract additional clients who may then promote the hotel to their employers for accommodation and other business-related services.
The marketing manager wants to be well prepared to support the Wellness Centre project and needs help with few tasks from your team.
As part of the Wellness Centre Project, the plan is to build a small gym on the rooftop of the hotel. You have been appointed to help the Sales and Marketing manager to make decision whether to rent or buy specific equipment items. The required items are included in Appendix 1 together with costing information. The budget for the required equipment is $40,000 for the life of the equipment.
Regarding the buying of the equipment, the useful life is predicted to be 3 years after which replacement is needed. At the end of its useful life, it is expected to be sold for the residual value of 20% of its original cost. A servicing contract will be drawn up with a company to take care of the equipment. Servicing will cost the hotel additional $500 every year over the period of its useful life. This is to be paid separately as one lump sum at the beginning of the term and will last 3 years.
For the renting option, choose the one that is the most beneficial for the business. The rent is expected to rise by 10% each year. The rent is paid at the beginning of each period. Servicing of the equipment is included in the rent.
The manager would like to know whether it would be better for the Hotel to buy the required equipment or to rent it. Explore both options and make a recommendation. Consider the time value of money at the discount rate of 5%. Include advantages and disadvantages of each option and justify your choice.
The Sales and Marketing Manager has an idea of creating monthly memberships for external visitors that he would like to explore further. He is thinking to create two types of membership options. A Basic Membership which would include access to the gym, sauna and pool and it would cost clients $40 a week. A Full Package Membership would additionally to the access include a one-hour weekly session with the in-house personal trainer and a dietician consultation once a month. Clients would pay $81 per week for this type of membership.
He believes that an initial investment into promoting the centre would be $40,000 and subsequent cost of continuous promotion would be $2000 per month. The in-house trainer is expected to cost the hotel $5500 per month and the services of dietician additional $1500 per month and both are expected to increase by 3% each year.
Based on his calculations he believes offering the membership to the external clients would generate total revenue of $150,000 in the first year increasing by 10% every year after that.
Calculate the net present value of the external membership project over the next 3 years period. Use yearly basis for your calculations. The estimated cost of capital for the hotel is 5%. Assume 30% company tax in Australia when determining the values of the after-tax net cash flow for each year.
Based on your analysis, would you recommend accepting the project and offer the membership to the external clients? Explain the basis for your recommendation.
Once the Crystal Hotel Wellness Centre is ready for opening, it will need to be promoted to existing and potential new clients. There is already an opening event (luncheon) planned which is handled by the Functions and Events Department. The overall budget for promoting the opening of the centre is $35,000 (inclusive of GST). The opening luncheon is budgeted to cost $25,000.
Your team has been appointed to plan additional promotional activities for the remaining $10,000 (inclusive of GST). The budget is aimed for the promotion of the opening of the centre only. Continuous promotional activities as well as online advertising will be handled separately.
The marketing team has done initial research and the promotional activities to be considered are listed in the Appendix 2. Negotiated pricing has been included as well.
Choose suitable promotional activities from the list provided to you and create a promotional budget for the Crystal Hotel Wellness Centre opening. Justify your choice of activities.
The GM has suggested Crystal Hotel to run a promotion to boost the occupancy rates of the hotel. They aim to charge $170 for one night’s accommodation including buffet breakfast. The variable cost per person is $50 that includes food, cleaning and utilities. Fixed costs are $60,000 per year that include council rates rate, water rates and land taxes. There are 100 rooms in the hotel and the hotel operates all year round. In general, without any promotions, the normal occupancy rates are 80% throughout the year.
They have asked for your expertise to carry out a CVP analysis for this promotion. Calculate the following:
1. The contribution margin per service (a unit of service is one night’s accommodation for one guest).
2. The contribution margin ratio.
3. The annual break-even point in number of services and in dollars of service revenue.
4. The number of services required to earn a target net profit of $150,000 for the year (ignore income taxes).
5. Analysis the importance of CVP analysis and comment on effectiveness of this promotion based on your calculations.
6. Some of the marketing team suggest that the room charge for the promotion should be raised to $200. Comment on whether this should be done and what effect it will have on reaching the target profit.
Your business report should include the following sections:
Cover Page – Includes assessment title, student name and ID, subject name and code, lecturer’s name, submission date, word count. Be creative while making your cover page.
Executive Summary – An executive summary provides a succinct summary of the content within the report. It presents information in such a way that readers are able to understand the intention and key elements of the report without having to read the entire document. It is recommended to write 10-20% of your total word limit of the report. This section is not included in the word count.
Table of Contents – A summary of the sections (headings/sub-headings) and pages numbers.
Introduction – The introduction sets the scene and provides context for the aim. It provides background to the issues being addressed only. (Approximately 10% of word count)
Main Discussion – (Rename the headings/sub-headings to reflect your report). This section should provide information regarding the analysis you undertook addressing the key deliverables i.e. Tasks 1 – 4.
Conclusion – The conclusion restates the aim then provides a brief and concise summary of the discussion to demonstrate that the aim of the report has been achieved. No new information is to be included in the conclusion. (Approximately 10% of word count)
References – It is essential that you use Torrens Academic Writing Guide – APA for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing here http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencing. Please see the marking rubric at the end of this document for a guide to how many references you should be including in this report. References are not included in the word count.
Appendices – This is where you provide supporting material which is unsuitable for inclusion in the body of the report, but still has some value to contribute to the report. Note – if you have included an Appendices section in your report, you must mention them in the main body.
BIZ201 Assessment 4 Brief Page 6 of 13
GYM EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Quantity required: 3
Hire Price 3 months: $697
(per item) 6 months: $1141
12 months: $1970
(per item): $7000
Quantity required: 2
Hire Price: 3 months: $379
(per item) 6 months: $555
12 months: $1010
(per item): $4400
Quantity required: 4
Hire Price: 3 months: $351
(per item) 6 months: $530
12 months: $904
(per item): $3500
Quantity required: 1
Hire Price: 3 months: $278
(per item) 6 months: $455
12 months: $838
(per item): $2800
Present Value of $1 Received in n Periods of Time
Period 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 6% 7% 8% 9% 10% Period
1 0.9901 0.9804 0.9709 0.9615 0.9524 0.9434 0.9346 0.9259 0.9174 0.9091 1
2 0.9803 0.9612 0.9426 0.9246 0.9070 0.8900 0.8734 0.8573 0.8417 0.8264 2
3 0.9706 0.9423 0.9151 0.8890 0.8638 0.8396 0.8163 0.7938 0.7722 0.7513 3
4 0.9610 0.9238 0.8885 0.8548 0.8227 0.7921 0.7629 0.7350 0.7084 0.6830 4
5 0.9515 0.0328 0.8626 0.8219 0.7835 0.7473 0.7130 0.6806 0.6499 0.6209 5
6 0.0161 0.0176 0.8375 0.7903 0.7462 0.7050 0.6663 0.6302 0.5963 0.5645 6
7 0.9327 0.0096 0.8131 0.7599 0.7107 0.6651 0.6227 0.5835 0.5470 0.5132 7
8 0.9235 0.0053 0.7894 0.7307 0.6768 0.6274 0.5820 0.5403 0.5019 0.4665 8
9 0.9143 0.7477 0.7664 0.7026 0.6446 0.5919 0.5439 0.5002 0.4604 0.4241 9
10 0.9053 0.8401 0.7441 0.6756 0.6139 0.5584 0.5083 0.4632 0.4224 0.3855 10
11 0.8963 0.9004 0.7224 0.6496 0.5847 0.5268 0.4751 0.4289 0.3875 0.3505 11
12 0.8874 0.7885 0.7014 0.6246 0.5568 0.4970 0.4440 0.3971 0.3555 0.3186 12
13 0.8787 0.7730 0.6810 0.6006 0.5303 0.4688 0.4150 0.3677 0.3262 0.2897 13
14 0.8700 0.7579 0.6611 0.5775 0.5051 0.4423 0.3878 0.3405 0.2992 0.2633 14
15 0.8613 0.7430 0.6419 0.5553 0.4810 0.4173 0.3624 0.3152 0.2745 0.2394 15
16 0.8528 0.7284 0.6232 0.5339 0.4581 0.3936 0.3387 0.2919 0.2519 0.2176 16
17 0.8444 0.7142 0.6050 0.5134 0.4363 0.3714 0.3166 0.2703 0.2311 0.1978 17
18 0.8360 0.7002 0.5874 0.4936 0.4155 0.3503 0.2959 0.2502 0.2120 0.1799 18
19 0.8277 0.6864 0.5703 0.4746 0.3957 0.3305 0.2765 0.2317 0.1945 0.1635 19
20 0.8195 0.6730 0.5537 0.4564 0.3769 0.3118 0.2584 0.2145 0.1784 0.1486 20
21 0.8114 0.6598 0.5375 0.4388 0.3589 0.2942 0.2415 0.1987 0.1637 0.1351 21
22 0.8034 0.6468 0.5219 0.4220 0.3418 0.2775 0.2257 0.1839 0.1502 0.1228 22
23 0.7954 0.6342 0.5067 0.4057 0.3256 0.2618 0.2109 0.1703 0.1378 0.1117 23
24 0.7876 0.6217 0.4919 0.3901 0.3101 0.2470 0.1971 0.1577 0.1264 0.1015 24
25 0.7798 0.6095 0.4776 0.3751 0.2953 0.2330 0.1842 0.1460 0.1160 0.0923 25
26 0.7720 0.5976 0.4637 0.3607 0.2812 0.2198 0.1722 0.1352 0.1064 0.0839 26
27 0.7644 0.5859 0.4502 0.3468 0.2678 0.2074 0.1609 0.1252 0.0976 0.0763 27
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Learning Rubric: Assessment 4
Assessment Attributes Fail
(Yet to achieve minimum standard) 0 – 49% Pass
50 – 64% Credit
65 – 74% Distinction
75 – 84% High Distinction
85 – 100%
Fail grade will be awarded if a student is unable to demonstrate satisfactory academic performance in the subject or has failed to complete required assessment points in accordance with the subject’s required assessment points. Pass is awarded for work showing a satisfactory achievement of all learning outcomes and an adequate understanding of theory and application of skills. A consistent academic referencing system is used and sources are appropriately acknowledged. Credit is awarded for work showing a more than satisfactory achievement of all learning outcomes and a more than adequate understanding of theory and
application of skills. A consistent academic referencing system is used and sources are appropriately acknowledged. Distinction is awarded for work of superior quality in achieving all learning outcomes and a superior integration and understanding of theory and application of skills. Evidence of in-depth research, reading, analysis and evaluation is demonstrated. A consistent academic referencing system is used and sources are appropriately acknowledged. High Distinction is awarded for work of outstanding quality in achieving all learning outcomes together with outstanding integration and understanding of theory and application of skills. Evidence of
in-depth research, reading, analysis, original and creative thought is demonstrated. A consistent academic referencing system is used and sources are appropriately acknowledged.
Understanding of buy or hire decisions in
Students have not understood the concepts of buy or hire decisions and the written answers provided are unsatisfactory. Some or all Excel formulas were missing. Majority of values were incorrect and wrong conclusions Students have demonstrated limited knowledge of concepts of buy or hire decisions. Mistakes in Excel formulas were present and some formulas were missing. Due to the mistakes, potentially wrong conclusions have Students demonstrated some knowledge of concepts of buy or hire decisions in this question. Correct conclusion was made, however few mistakes occurred in the calculation process. Students demonstrated good knowledge of concepts of buy or hire decisions, Excel formulas were provided, correct recommendations were reached and explanation has been provided. Minor mistakes in calculations Excellent knowledge and practical application of concepts of buy or hire decisions in this task. Students applied the time value of money correctly, provided all formulas in Excel. The recommendation regarding buy vs. rent
22% have been reached. been reached. occurred but have not resulted in a wrong decision. option has been correct and included detailed explanation supported by the analysis.
Understanding of different capital investment options for
22% Students have not understood the two capital investment options and the written answers provided are unsatisfactory. Some or all Excel formulas were missing. Majority of values were incorrect and wrong conclusions have been reached. Students demonstrated limited understanding of concepts of capital investment options. Mistakes in Excel formulas were present and some formulas were missing. Due to the mistakes, potentially wrong conclusions have been reached. Students demonstrated some understanding of concepts of capital investment options covered in this question. Correct conclusion was made, however few mistakes occurred in the calculation process. Students demonstrated good understanding of concepts of capital investment options, Excel formulas were provided, correct recommendations were reached and explanation has been provided. Minor mistakes in calculations occurred but have not resulted in a wrong decision. Excellent knowledge and practical application of concepts of capital investment options covered in this task. Students applied the time value of money correctly, provided all formulas in Excel. The recommendation
regarding the project is correct has been supported by facts and explained in detail.
activities for business with a budget provided
Minority of the promotional items or suppliers were suited to the task given. Excel formulas were missing. The template has not been used properly, the numbers are not adding up. Students went over budget. Some promotional items and suppliers were not suited to the task given. Excel formulas were missing, but overall template has been used correctly. Many mistakes in calculations have been present; however, students were still within the budget given to them. Majority of the promotional items and event suppliers were suited to the task given. Excel formulas have been provided with minor mistakes. Students were in line with the financial constrains given to them. Majority of the promotional items or event suppliers were well suited to the task given. Excel formulas have been provided with minor mistakes in calculations. Students were in line with the financial constrains given to them. Students have chosen appropriate promotional activities or event suppliers. Correct quantities were applied and appropriate costing or budget provided. Students were in line with the financial constrains given to them. All required references have been provided. All Excel formulas have been
22% provided with no mistakes in calculations.
22% The importance and application of CVP analysis to scenario is missing. Excel formulas are missing. The template has not been used properly, the numbers are not adding up. Importance of CVP and application to scenario is not suited. Excel formulas are missing, but overall template has been used correctly. Many mistakes in calculations are present. Students have performed majority of the required calculations. Satisfactory CVP analysis and application to the scenario is performed. Excel formulas have been provided with minor mistakes. Students have performed majority of the required calculations. Correct formulas are applied. Students are mostly aware of the importance of CVP analysis and are able to apply it to scenario. Excel formulas have been provided with minor mistakes in calculations. Students have performed
all the required calculations. Correct formulas are applied. Students are well aware of the importance of CVP analysis and are able to apply it to scenario. All required references have been provided. All Excel formulas have been provided with no mistakes in calculations.
Correct citation of key
resources and evidence
Overall structure, appearance and referencing of the
report are assessed
12% Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas. Less than 4 good quality references provided. Has not correctly used APA referencing style. Demonstrates use of credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas, but these are not always explicit or well developed. At least 4 good quality references provided. Multiple mistakes and errors in reference list. Demonstrates use of high quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas. At least 6 good quality references provided. Some mistakes and errors in reference list. Demonstrates use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and statements. Shows evidence of wide scope within the organisation for sourcing evidence. At least 6 good quality references provided. Few mistakes and errors in reference list. Demonstrates use of high- quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and position statements. Shows evidence of wide scope within and without the organisation for sourcing evidence. At more than 6 good quality references provided. No mistakes and errors in reference list.