Students will individually select an organization, assess its financial effectiveness and make recommendations to improve its finance plans and results though the approaches, principles and methods learning in the class.
This project will incorporate important concepts and frameworks introduced throughout the course and will demonstrate the students’ ability to understand and properly apply these concepts in real-life contexts.
Parameters and guidelines for the assessment are as follows:
Select an organization, e.g., a corporation, company, firm or association (ideally, an organization which you have some interest in starting or running) for in-depth analysis of their management practices.
The research report should be approximately 6-7 pages (double spaced) with at least 3 scholarly references in addition to your eText for a minimum of 4 total references.
This research should incorporate a wide array of data sources to cover all different aspects of managing the organization in detail and suggests meaningful recommendations to the company based on what you’ve learned in the course.
Data sources may include: trade magazines, library sources, industry analysis, analyst reports, focus group discussions, customer interviews, employee interviews, executive interviews, customer surveys, social media analysis, online community analysis, etc.
The term paper report structure is as follows: (This structure is only to help students to get started and think further in this directions. Students are free to adapt the structure of the research report as they desire.)
1. Introduction Background and Context: Discuss type of industry, products/services, existing channels, competition in the context of sales and customer service, and how organizational vision and strategies have influenced their management.
2. Analysis of current managerial style and philosophy
3. Analysis of key terms and principles learned in class and how they relate to the current status and future goals of the company
4. Analysis of related Organizational Systems, Policies & Culture