Prior to beginning work on this assignment, watch the Week 4 Assignment video with Brenda Forde, CPA, MBA. Research two contemporary finance topics, such as cryptocurrency (Bitcoin), microlending, crowdfunding, or green financing. There are several articles and videos in the recommended reading section that can familiarize you with these terms and aid in your research. If you would like to choose a different contemporary finance topic not listed, email your instructor to obtain approval prior to starting your paper.
In your paper,
Define and describe the topics, citing real-life examples of their use.
Critique the pros and cons of the topics.
Assess the popularity of the topics and what type of global companies or individuals use them.
Hypothesize the future use of the topics; be sure to support your position with facts.
The Contemporary Global Finance Topics Paper
Must be four to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA StyleLinks to an external site. as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft WordLinks to an external site. resource.
Avoid over dependency on direct quotes. Direct quotes are a great way to strengthen your assertions and provide support. However, be sure to avoid using excessive direct quotes in lieu of original thought. Direct quotes will not meet the requirement for analysis, application, and critical thinking. Review the Writing Center’s Integrating ResearchLinks to an external site. webpage for more information.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper in bold font
Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page.
Name of institution (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Course name and number
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic VoiceLinks to an external site. resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
For assistance on writing Introductions & ConclusionsLinks to an external site. as well as Writing a Thesis StatementLinks to an external site., refer to the Writing Center resources.
Must use at least four credible sources in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources Links to an external site.table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s Citing Within Your PaperLinks to an external site. guide.
Links to an external site.Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References ListLinks to an external site. resource in the Writing Center for specifications.
Carefully review the Grading RubricLinks to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.