Business Economics and Finance in a Global Environment
SOE11531 Business Economics and Finance in a Global Environment
Examination and Report Assessment
Element 2: Report
Open and review your answers to Assignment 2 Element 1 –
You must use your own answers to Assignment 2 Element 1
A. Report Question
In this report you must use the information provided in the examination paper. You must
also use the figures which you have calculated in the examination.
You will be penalised if you use figures which are not consistent with your
You will not be further penalised in the report exercise for using figures which you
have submitted as examination answers, even if your submitted answers
Further information: Scylace plc has total assets of £312 million, including £14 million in
cash, with total liabilities of £98 million.
B. Report Exercise
You have been engaged as a management consultant by Scylace plc, a grocery retail
chain. You have been asked to evaluate two alternative proposals for building a new
superstore and a proposal to make a takeover bid for Helibeb plc. You have the option to
build the superstore at one of two locations.
Using the figures which you have calculated in your examination, write a report with
recommendations on whether to build either or both of the two superstores and on
whether to make a bid for Helibeb plc.
If you recommend that
(a) both superstores should be built or
(b) at least one superstore should be built while Scylace also seeks to acquire
you must provide a recommendation on which investments should take priority if
resources are insufficient to make all the investments you are recommending.
Your report must contain:
1. An executive summary (up to 300 words)
2. An introduction (up to 200 words)
3. A methodology for evaluating the proposed new superstore locations and
prospective acquisition, in the light of available finance (up to 500 words)
4. An evaluation of the proposed new superstore locations and prospective
acquisition (up to 1,000 words)
5. Conclusions (up to 250 words)
6. Recommendations (up to 250 words)
Footnotes are not permitted.
Appendices are not permitted.
C. Project 1 Submission Guidelines
Length 2,500 words, +/- 10% (excluding tables, graphs,
appendices and references)
Presentation Arial 12 fonts, 1 ½ spacing, justified text
References A minimum of 20 references using APA Referencing Style
(articles from academic periodicals, textbooks, official
data and information sources)
D. Marking criteria and weights
Executive Summary 10%
Investment Evaluation 30%
Conclusions and Recommendations 20%
Quality and Formatting of References 10%