⦁ What are the advantages and disadvantages of a company having a formal code of conduct that employees are obligated to follow?

 

Deliverable Length: Main post: 200 words (minimum); 2 response posts: 75
words each (minimum)

Assignment Details

Assignment Description

The Discussion Board is part of the core of online learning. The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow you to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the Discussion Board question. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires your active participation with classmates and your instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. 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. Because it is not possible to engage in two­way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.

At a minimum, you will be expected to complete 3 posts during the unit: 1 original response to the Discussion Board question and 2 posts responding to classmates, following these guidelines:

Your original post must be at least 200 words in length. It must reference the text or course learning materials at least once. Please note that even if the question asks for an opinion, you are still expected to support opinions with references to course materials and any other credible academic sources to support your opinions. Do not use Internet sources other than those provided in the course materials. APA format is not necessary for your Discussion Board when citing references, but you are required to acknowledge your resources: In the narrative, describe where information was obtained. For example, “As mentioned in Chapter 2 of the course textbook, prioritizing tasks is…” or “As mentioned in the intellipath lesson for Unit 2…”

Your two response posts must be at least 75 words in length. Responses should contribute to the conversation by being reflective, specific, and engaging. Quick responses (such as “I agree” or “Thank you!”) will not be counted as adequate.

Your first contribution must be posted before midnight CST (Central time) on Friday of each week. You must make 2 additional posts—on separate days between Saturday and Tuesday—before midnight CST. The original response and the peer responses can be completed in any order.

For assistance in supporting your assignment, please use your text and all course materials.

Assignment Details

This assignment has 3 parts:

Ethical behavior is important to the accounting profession as well as the general business environment. Most companies have code of conduct policies and ethical training to ensure all employees understand the company’s behavior expectations and responsibilities.

⦁ What are the advantages and disadvantages of a company having a formal code of conduct that employees are obligated to follow?

⦁ What are your thoughts about whether employees should have to participate in mandatory ethical trainings each year?

⦁ How might having a code of conduct help an employee make decisions when faced with an ethical situation?

In your own words, post a response to the Discussion Board, and comment on at least 2 other postings. You will be graded on both level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

Grading Rubric
Assignment Proficient Descriptor Points
Criteria

Quality of Initial Responds accurately and completely to all parts of the question prompt. /24
Response Response is logical and thoughtful and connects to key weekly concepts and readings. pts.
Responds to a minimum of 2 peers, per the stated guidelines. /18
Response to Peers Analyzes peer responses and advances the discussion by connecting to key concepts, trends, or experiences and presents relevant
pts.
viewpoints for consideration by peers.

References and Original and peer responses are supported by relevant readings and other experiences, as applicable to the needs of the question. /6 pts.
Support

Participation All required responses are posted by stated deadlines, providing adequate time for others to read and respond. /6 pts.
Timeliness Responses to peer posts are distributed throughout the week.

Response is well­organized, objective, and concisely written.
Professional Writing Writing is clear and free of grammatical and mechanical errors. /6 pts.
Responses to peers demonstrate courtesy and respect for others.

Total
/60

pts.

Reading Assignment

Using the Unit Steps as a guide, read the following chapter sections in Accounting I and II:

Chapter 7

Assignment Objectives

Explain the Accounting Equation and its components (of assets, liabilities, and capital).

Explain the meaning and effects of transactions on revenues, expenses, assets, liabilities, and capital. Analyze the composition of “Capital” for unincorporated and incorporated for­profit entities.

Explain how accounting policies and practices affect financial accounting information used for “external” decision making purposes. Discuss the various user groups that need accounting information and the characteristics of the information that they use.

Prepare a Trial Balance, Income Statement, Owner’s Equity Statement, and Balance Sheet. Explain managerial decision processes requiring the use of accounting­based information.

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