The essay is due at the end of week 8 (November 6). For this assignment, please select a financial
management topic of interest to you. Your topic idea may come from concepts discussed in the class, a
workplace interest, or another source of interest. For example, when I took this class, I wrote a paper
about how finances work in a heart transplant and mechanical circulatory assist program. This program
had unique influences due to federal regulations and hospital policy (e.g. not-for-profit hospital, insurance
coverage for transplant required, Medicare Cost Report for organs, use of rehabilitation facilities, etc.). So
please select a financial management topic of interest to you!
The paper should be 8 to 12 pages long using appropriate APA 6th edition format. You will find some
additional information in the "content" area under "session one" in a document titled "essay tips". I did not
write this document, so I would like to add two items.
1. Write the abstract last. The abstract should provide 1-2 sentences on each subheading in the paper
(e.g. intro/purpose, methods [if applicable], results, discussion/conclusion). Therefore, you need to write
the full paper before you know what the conclusions are. Do not leave the reader hanging to see what the
major conclusions are. This would be an incomplete abstract. An abstract should be brief (less than one
2. You are not required to have a separate methods section, since this is a review paper. But, if you
discuss a research article where an experiment was conducted, make sure you add some description of
the methods that were used in this source.