Objectives: When you have completed this application, you will be able to: Complete Business Proposals and Business Reports – See Objectives for each chapter 12 and 13 outlined in the course textbook.
Suggestions for Working on This Project: read Linda Hudson’s remarks in -Why Does This Matter?
Instructions: Investigate the discipline specific Business Cases below. Then, investigate and collect data to outline a Business Proposal such as: your objective, methodology, findings, conclusions, and recommendations. Make sure to identify five applicable secondary business sources (not including the textbook) to support your findings.
Use the outlined information in the Business Proposal to write an effective short formal Business Report inclusive of the following parts: title page, table of contents, executive summary, and body with at least one page with graphic/s. Make sure to select three direct quotes from three of the identified five secondary sources. The sources should be used as three in-text citations (APA format) to support the findings.
The total length of the body is six double-spaced pages not including the title page, table of contents, executive summary, and reference page. Make sure to list the five secondary sources used to support your findings in the reference page (APA format).
Business Case – Discipline Specific/Industry Skills – Investigate whether graduating undergraduate business majors are equipped with industry expected skills, e.g. soft skills (communication, team, etc.) or hard skills (discipline/major-specific skills). *Based on findings – list and explain the six most important skills – three soft skills and three hard skills – employers want interns and/or new employees to possess when hired for a position within the organization. *This means regardless of whether graduating undergraduate business majors are equipped – or- not equipped with industry expected skills. Make sure to provide evidence to support your position.
Format the report – Margins – use one-inch for all pages – top/bottom and side margins.
Spacing – Double space the body of the report (all pages) – Single-space some elements, such as the entries in the references page and information in tables or other graphic components.
Headings – Use only first level headings.