Return on Investment: Education Funding

Week 3 – Assignment

Return on Investment: Education Funding

Pathbuilder is being used in this course and this assignment is currently locked. Prior to beginning work on this assignment you must complete the Payback Period, Net Present Value, and Internal Rate of Return (IRR) modules in the RealizeIt platform. Once the modules are completed and this information has been transferred into the course gradebook this assignment will unlock and you will be able to submit your assignment through Waypoint.

(Please note that some modules will have prerequisites that must be completed first. You are highly encouraged to start your RealizeIt work early in order to ensure that you have plenty of time to successfully complete all required modules prior to the due dates for your assigned work. If you do not complete any work in the RealizeIt platform, the grade returned from RealizeIt will be a Zero.)

Develop a three- to four-page analysis (excluding the title and reference pages) on the projected return on investment for your college education and projected future employment. This analysis will consist of two parts:

Part 1: Explain how you made the decision to pursue an education in Business or Finance. Include a summary of expenses related to that decision, such as: cost of tuition, cost of books, the interest you may pay on any loans and any other associated expenses.

Part 2: Conduct research on your desired occupation and identify how much compensation (return) you expect to earn. How long will it take to pay back the return on this investment? Be sure to consider the trade-off between the cost of education and the expected return on investment.

The research paper should be comprehensive and include specific examples. The paper should be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. You must include at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library or other scholarly sources other than the textbook to support your claims. Cite your sources in-text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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