1-2 Short Paper: Choosing an Organization
MBA 520 Module One Short Paper Guidelines and Rubric Overview: For this task, you will choose and examine a publicly listed company that you are considering analyzing for your final project. You will provide the reason you are choosing to analyze this company for your final project, introduce the key goods and services provided by the company, and explain how the company is organized. Prompt: First, review the Final Project Guidelines and Rubric document so that you understand the scope of the final project. Then, visit the webpage (SEC EDGAR Company Filings), and select a company for your final project.Research the companyâ€™s background using the corporate website and other web resources. Be sure to cite your sources in APA style. Next, identify the company and address the following critical elements: ï‚· Company Selection: Explain why you have you chosen this company for your final project (personal interest, business interest, professional interest, etc.). ï‚· Financial Context: Key Goods or Services/Features: Describe the key goods and services your selected organization provides. Include information about where, why, and for whom they are provided. Separate the financial interest of the company into financial and non financial features. For example: Are they a manufacturer offering their own financing to customers? Is the company currently facing any financial woes? Explain how these features of the organization (e.g., major products or services, customers, location) help set the boundaries for business decisions. ï‚· Financial Context: Organized: Describe how the company is organized (by product groups, geographic region, function, etc.). Explain how the organization of the company affects accounting and financial information and subsequent business decisions. Hint: A good place to search for this information is in the notes in financial statements. For example: Is the company filing using GAAP, and are there any provisions for non-GAAP filing? Or, how are revenues treated from foreign subsidiaries? Note: This paper and the instructorâ€™s feedback will inform Final Project Milestone One, which is due in Module Three.