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MAcc 740 MO Risk Management Applications: Research Paper

Prepared for Dr. Osborne by Dan Maynard


WK 7 Research Paper is due 

Guidelines for your Research Paper

Message from Dr. Osborne:

First, students should choose a topic about insurance that needs more research. For example,  health insurance is a controversial subject that some believe needs to be socialized whereas others are strongly opposed. It would be good for students to show both sides of the arguments.  And then provide their final thoughts.  However, I prefer that they do not use first person. The paper should be written in APA  and from 8-10 pages in length.  I have attached the syllabus that provides the rubric. A powerpoint also should cover the main objectives.

Students have asked for additional ideas for research topics. The lectures and the textbook should provide you plenty of other examples.  However, she suggested a few more: flood insurance; business interruption coverage during the covid pandemic (restaurants were without coverage); what happened in the real estate bubble and mortgage insurance during the last financial crisis (perhaps,  give different views of research based on whether this could happen again); Captives insurance and how they may benefit a business owner (see, the office of the Senior Deputy over Captives from the NCDOI.  (MO 20220407)

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APA Template for your paper

Major Project: Research Paper and Presentation

Students will select a topic or subject concerning risk management similar to the in-class case studies. The inclass case studies will demonstrate the research paper objectives. Students will need to quickly select the topic or subject, as they will need to immediately start compiling research information. See Appendix A for detailed information about the content of your analysis. This research paper and PowerPoint presentation will be due in Week 7. This paper will be required to follow APA format with a minimum of 10 references. The paper should be a minimum of 10-15 pages (calculations, graphs, etc. should be included as appendices and do not count toward the 10–15-page count). The paper is expected to be in the general format discussed in Appendix A. Students are expected to research their topic through the appropriate channels such as the library, getting information from companies, various on-line sources, etc. The research paper assignment counts 20% toward your final grade. Note, the exclusion of any major component will result in point deductions as itemized in Appendix A (see Syllabus).

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