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ASSESSMENT 4 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title BIZ201 Accounting for Decision Making
Assessment Scenario Analysis - Group
Individual/Group Group (3-4 students)
Length 2,000 words
Learning Outcomes a) Explain and evaluate the role and importance of financial
information in business decision making
) Apply relevant accounting concepts to simple business
d) Apply basic costing and budgeting techniques to business
e) Apply capital budgeting techniques to capital investment
Submission By 11:55 pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of Module 6 (Week 11)
Total Marks 100
This assessment is aimed at consolidating knowledge from Modules 1-6. By prescribing this
assessment, you are able to reflect on your understanding of the importance financial
information in business decision making and be able to apply costing and capital budgeting
techniques to business scenarios like given below.
1. Submit 2 files; Excel Workbook and Business Report.
2. For every task, show all workings through appropriate Excel formulas. Copy pasted
numbers without appropriate Excel formulas will not be accepted.
3. Submit your assessment files using the following naming convention:
First Name_Last Name_BIZ201_Assessment4_Workbook.xlsx
First Name_Last Name_BIZ201_Assessment4_Report.doc
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The Crystal Hotel Pty Ltd has a quite flat organisational structure as per the chart below.
The General Manager oversees each departmental manager directly.
You have been offered an internship opportunity as a group in the Sales and Marketing
Department to show your skills and how you could be of benefit to the organisation. At the
end of the internship, there may be an employment opportunity for the members of the
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The owners of the Crystal Hotel are planning to renovate and refu
ish the hotel. A part of
the redevelopment plan is to build a Wellness Centre on the rooftop of the hotel. The Sales
and Marketing Manager volunteered to help with this project. He is a strong believer that it
ing the hotel up to the next level and that it would attract additional customers to
Due to the location of the hotel being within proximity to the business district, he believes
that the Wellness Centre should be opened to external clients as well. He suggests
employing a full time, in-house trainer and a part-time dietician. He believes selling
monthly membership including training sessions and dietary advice will attract additional
clients who may then promote the hotel to their employers for accommodation and other
The marketing manager wants to be well prepared to support the Wellness Centre project
and needs help with few tasks from your team.
As part of the Wellness Centre Project, the plan is to build a small gym on the rooftop of
the hotel. You have been appointed to help the Sales and Marketing manager to make
decision whether to rent or buy specific equipment items. The required items are
included in Appendix 1 together with costing information. The budget for the required
equipment is $40,000 for the life of the equipment.
Regarding the buying of the equipment, the useful life is predicted to be 3 years after
which replacement is needed. At the end of its useful life, it is expected to be sold for the
esidual value of 20% of its original cost. A servicing contract will be drawn up with a
company to take care of the equipment. Servicing will cost the hotel additional $500
every year over the period of its useful life. This is to be paid separately as one lump sum
at the beginning of the term and will last 3 years.
For the renting option, choose the one that is the most beneficial for the business. The
ent is expected to rise by 10% each year. The rent is paid at the beginning of each period.
Servicing of the equipment is included in the rent.
The manager would like to know whether it would be better for the Hotel to buy the
equired equipment or to rent it. Explore both options and make a recommendation.
Consider the time value of money at the discount rate of 5%. Include advantages and
Sales and Marketing Department
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disadvantages of each option and justify your choice.
The Sales and Marketing Manager has an idea of creating monthly memberships for
external visitors that he would like to explore further. He is thinking to create two types of
membership options. A Basic Membership which would include access to the gym, sauna
and pool and it would cost clients $40 a week. A Full Package Membership would
additionally to the access include a one-hour weekly session with the in-house personal
trainer and a dietician consultation once a month. Clients would pay $81 per week for this
type of membership.
He believes that an initial investment into promoting the centre would be $40,000 and
subsequent cost of continuous promotion would be $2000 per month. The in-house
trainer is expected to cost the hotel $5500 per month and the services of dietician
additional $1500 per month and both are expected to increase by 3% each year.
Based on his calculations he believes offering the membership to the external clients
would generate total revenue of $150,000 in the first year increasing by 10% every year
Calculate the net present value of the external membership project over the next 3 years
period. Use yearly basis for your calculations. The estimated cost of capital for the hotel is
5%. Assume 30% company tax in Australia when determining the values of the after-tax
net cash flow for each year.
Based on your analysis, would you recommend accepting the project and offer the
membership to the external clients? Explain the basis for your recommendation.
Once the Crystal Hotel Wellness Centre is ready for opening, it will need to be promoted
to existing and potential new clients. There is already an opening event (luncheon)
planned which is handled by the Functions and Events Department. The overall budget for
promoting the opening of the centre is $35,000 (inclusive of GST). The opening luncheon
is budgeted to cost $25,000.
Your team has been appointed to plan additional promotional activities for the remaining
$10,000 (inclusive of GST). The budget is aimed for the promotion of the opening of the
centre only. Continuous promotional activities as well as online advertising will be
The marketing team has done initial research and the promotional activities to be
considered are listed in the Appendix 2. Negotiated pricing has been included as well.
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Choose suitable promotional activities from the list provided to you and create a
promotional budget for the Crystal Hotel Wellness Centre opening. Justify your choice of
The GM has suggested Crystal Hotel to run a promotion to boost the occupancy rates of
the hotel. They aim to charge $170 for one night’s accommodation including buffet
eakfast. The variable cost per person is $50 that includes food, cleaning and utilities.
Fixed costs are $60,000 per year that include council rates rate, water rates and land
taxes. There are 100 rooms in the hotel and the hotel operates all year round. In general,
without any promotions, the normal occupancy rates are 80% throughout the year.
They have asked for your expertise to ca
y out a CVP analysis for this promotion.
Calculate the following:
1. The contribution margin per service (a unit of service is one night’s accommodation
for one guest).
2. The contribution margin ratio.
3. The annual
eak-even point in number of services and in dollars of service revenue.
4. The number of services required to earn a target net profit of $150,000 for the year
(ignore income taxes).
5. Analysis the importance of CVP analysis and comment on effectiveness of this
promotion based on your calculations.
6. Some of the marketing team suggest that the room charge for the promotion should
e raised to $200. Comment on whether this should be done and what effect it will
have on reaching the target profit.
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Your business report should include the following sections:
Cover Page – Includes assessment title, student name and ID, subject name and code,
lecturer’s name, submission date, word count. Be creative while making your cover
Executive Summary – An executive summary provides a succinct summary of the
content within the report. It presents information in such a way that readers are able
to understand the intention and key elements of the report without having to read
the entire document. It is recommended to write 10-20% of your total word limit of
the report. This section is not included in the word count.
Table of Contents – A summary of the sections (headings/sub-headings) and pages
Introduction – The introduction sets the scene and provides context for the aim. It
provides background to the issues being addressed only. (Approximately 10% of word
Main Discussion – (Rename the headings/sub-headings to reflect your report). This
section should provide information regarding the analysis you undertook addressing
the key deliverables i.e. Tasks 1 – 4.
Conclusion – The conclusion restates the aim then provides a
ief and concise
summary of the discussion to demonstrate that the aim of the report has been
achieved. No new information is to be included in the conclusion. (Approximately 10%
of word count)
References – It is essential that you use To
ens Academic Writing Guide – APA for
citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing here
eferencing. Please see the marking
ic at the end of this document for a guide to how many references you