Required Resources


Byrd, J., Hickman, K., & McPherson, M. (2013).  Managerial finance  [Electronic version]. Retrieved from

· Chapter 7: Required Returns

· Chapter 8: Cost of Capital


BusinessQldGov. (2014, April 10).  Identifying business risk – Risk management series (Links to an external site.)  [Video file]. Retrieved from Accessibility Statement  (Links to an external site.) Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)

Recommended Resources


Fama & French (1992). The Cross Section of Expected Stock Returns. Journal of Finance (47), 427 – 46.  Retrieved from ProQuest Database.


Moneychimp (Links to an external site.). (


 Applying the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)

Analyze the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). Using the course text and an article from ProQuest as references, address the following:

· Explain how the CAPM assists in measuring both risk and return.

· Explain how the CAPM assists in calculating the weighted average costs of capital (WACC) and its components. 

· Illustrate why some managers have difficulty applying the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) in financial decision making.

· Identify the benefits and drawbacks of using the CAPM.

Develop a 200 – 300 word answer supporting your position.


Risk Identification and Mitigation

Using the annual report from the company that you have selected for your Final Project, discuss the risks the company faces and the actions they take to mitigate those risks. Refer to the Management Discussion and Analysis section of the annual report for this information. 

As part of your response consider whether you think the risk mitigation techniques are reasonable.  Discuss what others concerns or advice you would offer if you had the opportunity.

Include in your post a calculation for the probability of one of the risks identified by your company.  This information may not be available in the annual report, therefore you will likely need to conduct research and critical thinking to complete this calculation.

Tip: For help with reading an annual report access this handy guide from  Money Chimp (Links to an external site.)  ( .

Develop a 200 – 300 word explanation supporting your position.