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All Candidates
• Present your work in ONE document file
including the assessment cover sheet as the first page
(i.e. do NOT send a series of photos, jpegs, or separate pages/files)
You need to scan your work onto ONE document in the correct order
(preferably in pdf format)
• Clearly label your file name with your University ID number and the words “MN2115 CW” and your seminar day and time
(i.e. 169247398 MN2115 CW Thurs 9am)
• Clearly label your work with your University ID number at the top of each sheet of paper but not your name
• Check your scanned pdf before submission
• E-mail your work from your University email address
(NOT your private email address)
E-mail to: if you are in Federica’s seminar group if you are in Jim’s seminar group
• Submit BEFORE: 3 pm on Tuesday 3 December 2019
(Late submissions will be penalised)
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All Candidates
Your company choice:
Your coursework should be based on the most recent Annual Report of one of the following companies:
• Thomas Cook Group plc (approved 29 November 2018)
• Sports Direct International plc (approved 26 July 2019)
• Ted Baker plc (approved 21 March 2019)
Assume that today is the day after the company you have chosen has approved/published their Annual Report.
You have applied for a job with that company and completed their psychometric test online.
Following the evaluation of your test, you have just received an email from the company stating that you have been invited to an interview for a graduate position in the finance department at their head office.
You should assume that you are keen to be successful at that interview.
Based on the Annual Report and any publicly available information about the company on the day after the Annual Report is approved/published:
(a) Identify, with justification, the key pieces of information relating to the company that the interview panel are likely to expect you to know about at the interview.
(30 marks)
(b) From your own point of view, analyse the data in the Annual Report by calculating and interpreting at least 12 relevant financial ratios for at least the last two accounting periods.
You should also state your opinion (based on your analysis) as to whether you would accept the job if it is offered.
Note: Do not take account of any information that may have come to light since the publication date of the Annual Report.
(60 marks)
(c) Based on your analysis in part (b), list (with justification) any relevant questions that you would want to ask the interview panel at the interview.
(10 marks)
Total: 100 marks