You are required to complete an original 8-10-page research paper (NOT including title page, abstract and references) to complete the course. The research paper must contain the following:
- A significant problem, question or issue bearing on U.S. financial markets and institutions,
- Research that demonstrates the validity and applicability of the problem, question or issue in the field,
- A solution to the problem, question or issue or, if no solution is available, a discussion of alternatives that may be utilized and
- At least fifteen relevant sources from primary-source documents or reports, peer-reviewed journals or equivalent materials with substantive academic value, cited in the text and identified as references.
The research paper must adhere to APA style in all respects.
|Primary issue is clearly defined. Must be topical or historically significant and directly relevant to the financial system
| Identifies three key points about the problem from different stakeholder views and embeds financial analysis in the narrative
|Generates at least three alternative interpretations of potential solutions. Includes a description of the cost/benefits/implications/dependencies/timeline/etc. of each. 2-3 pages|
| Financially analyzes and evaluates alternatives with appropriate decision criteria
| Effective utilization of relevant quantitative comparison (Financially compare the options to each other.)
| Selects one alternate as solution and develops action/implementation plan