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    Unit 5 Discussion Board

    Details: The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

    At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Wednesday of each week. Two additional responses are required after Wednesday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and participation.

    The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each week.

    Among the cash management techniques used by most businesses are those that slow down their bill payments. A good example for this is the concept of cash rebates. Cash rebates are most commonly offered on household items like computers and other electronics.

    Select a business with which you are familiar, and explain whether you would recommend this business to use cash rebates.

    Discussion Board Assignment Guidelines:

    Research "cash rebates" and other similar cash management techniques.
    Answer the following questions:
    Are these practices sound business decisions? Are they ethical? Explain.
    What percentage of the rebates offered are actually paid?
    Select a business of which you are familiar, and answer the following question:
    Would you recommend that this business use cash rebates?

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    Cash management techniques refers to all those sets of procedures or methodologies utilized to ensure the efficient control of cash flows (Cash Management, 2000). One of the more commonly used cash management techniques especially within the developed nations is the cash rebate in which a portion of the earnings earned by the owner or seller is shared with the borrower or buyer.

    A business which especially uses cash rebates are financial institutions like banks. This is used more ...

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