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Unit 1 Assignment: Writing Assignment This Assignment requires that you view several tutorials. First, complete the first set of tutorials by

going to MFL Resources at the bottom of the left navigation of your course. Select MyFinanceLab Study Plan, select the link, and complete the five tutorials listed. The second set of tutorials are listed below. Two of these tutorials will introduce you to methods of calculation using a calculator, and using

Excel. The third tutorial is an introduction to finance in addition to providing some practical advice that will help you to reflect on how this course will benefit you.

This Assignment will assess your knowledge based on the following outcome: MT217-1: Explain how financial managers use financial calculators, Microsoft Excel, and financial

statements to measure the financial performance of a business entity.

Assignment Instructions:

Select the Assignment link in the left navigation under Unit 1. Then, select Unit 1 Lab Assignment to complete the three items below. After completing, reflect on how learning how to use Excel and a

financial calculator to learn finance will assist you with your personal goals or as a business manager.

 Use Excel® to solve Example Problem 1.1 (use this when watching the video to solve Problem 1.1)

 See what keystrokes are needed to solve Problem 1.1

 Four Facets of Finance- Explain It! Use Microsoft Word to compose a 1-page APA 6th edition formatted paper and answer the questions listed below:

1. Describe in detail the goals you have for this unit.

2. Describe how this unit will help you in your professional development.

3. After viewing the videos, what are the three most important concepts you learned?

4. How would learning how to use Excel and a financial calculator assist you with your personal goals or as a business manager?

Assignment Checklist:

 Write your original response in Standard English, paying special attention to grammar, style, and mechanics.

 Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics for each question.

 Ensure that your viewpoint and purpose are clearly stated.

 Demonstrate logical and appropriate transitions from one idea to another.

 Make sure to address the critical elements listed above and in the grading Rubric so you can demonstrate your competence of the above outcomes you will be assessed on.

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 Your paper should be highly organized, logical, and focused.

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Directions for Submitting Your Assignment Be sure to respond to these questions using the critical elements listed in the Assignment Checklist and

submit your paper to the Unit 1 Assignment Dropbox. This Assignment is due: Tuesday, midnight ET.

Unit 1 Assignment: Writing Assignment Points Possible

Points Earned


Described in detail the goals for this unit. 4

Described how this unit will help with professional development. 4

Discussed the three most important concepts learned from the videos. 4

Explained how to use Excel and a financial calculator assists with personal and career goals.



Work demonstrates synthesis of concepts, research, and experience. 4

Work demonstrates the student’s ability to tie relevant information to real life



Analysis exceeds basic comprehension to demonstrate higher order thinking. 4


Correct use of APA 6th edition format; all sources used to support the paper are referenced.


Sentences are clear, concise, and direct; tone is appropriate. 2

Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are correct. 2

Total 34