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Business Finance – Operations Management

After the meeting of the Board of Directors, the Chairwoman of the Board calls you into her office. She offers you a cup of coffee and is impressed with the information that you presented in the meeting and your understanding of new ventures. She says:

“We’re ready to invest in a new generation of business leaders. There is so much talent arising from business schools and the passion for entrepreneurism, innovation, and business excellence helps to build a strong economy. I’d like you to work with a multicultural team of entrepreneurs to develop a global small business. You will need to prepare an executive business plan presentation for the global small business for the board of directors, a brand logo, and a prospective commercial that could be used to advertise the global small business’s product or service. If the global small business idea is successful, the Board of Directors may approve startup funding of up to 1 million dollars.”

Using Bloomberg Businessweek B-School Connection resources, research entrepreneurism and small businesses, and create an executive business plan presentation of 10 not including title and reference slides that includes the following:

  • Company Logo: An original creative graphic that identifies your company or brand.
  • Company Information: The name and background of your global small business including founders, history, current number of employees, and location.
  • Mission Statement: The purpose of your global small business.
  • Product or Service: A description of the products or services that your global small business will offer.
  • Market: The market for your global small business, including regions served and competitors.
  • Advertising: An original creative commercial for the products or services. The commercial should be created using an online video technology or a presentation technology. Provide a link to the commercial in your PowerPoint presentation.
  • Financials: The projected operational financial needs for your organization and the potential investments needed.
  • Growth Potential: The projected financial and market growth of the company over 5 years.

Provide a reference list at the end of your presentation of at least 20 Bloomberg Businessweek B-School Connection articles, and include in-text citations for the articles in APA format.



Business Finance – Operations Management

search for an organizational chart of a manufacturing, service, or technology company looking specifically for one that shows a change in the operations function. Typically, such charts can be found in published annual reports of public companies.

Based on your analysis of the chart, respond to the following:

Identify the components of the operations function in the organizational structure of the company.

Review the annual reports over the past three years and see how the operations management function has changed.

Examine the financial reports to understand the competitive and market challenges the organization is facing and then analyze the importance of operations in the organization.

Explore how the organizational function has evolved to keep pace with the changing competitive and business landscape.

If possible, identify an event that caused the organization to change the role of the operations function in the organizational structure and offer an explanation of how the new operational function is better suited to compete in the current business environment.

By the due date assigned, post your responses to the Discussion Area. Through the end of the module, comment on at least two of your peers’ responses.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation



Business Finance – Operations Management

“Groups have their place and their pitfalls” (Robbins & Judge, 2017, pg. 277). A cohesive and diverse group can produce strong finished products pending several factors. I have worked in both types of groups, one that worked ahead of schedule and all involved were eager to do well, and the other group had members that did not do their part. Group projects rely on every single person to complete their part. Having a group that is not only will show a higher participation rate but, those participants will seek to work together again. An important part of creating such a group is placing members together that each has strong attributes and values. Typically, groups that work well together will experience successful projects. They learn to depend on each other time after time to achieve similar results. Not only that, but the team also communicates well. In a previous group that I worked in, we exchanged phone numbers and agreed to text each other for 4 weeks to complete the project. We all worked individually but would get online for an hour or so a week to bring the project together. It has been the best team I have worked with because we all were working toward the same goal. “ One of the factors which influence cohesiveness is similarity of attitudes and value” (, n.d.). We all had the project in common. And, we all were organized and time conscious. I hope to work in a group like that again. I would agree that groups who have these qualities are more successful.




Business Finance – Operations Management

  • interview two people who have successfully completed doctoral programs.
    Your goal in this assignment is to carefully consider and organize the body of your paper around these three key ideas:

    • What most assisted your interviewees in completing their major research projects or dissertations?
    • What challenges did your interviewees experience?
    • What specific recommendations do your interviewees have for successful completion?
    • Use the following guidelines as you conduct your interview to help you achieve the above three goals:
    • Select individuals to interview, if possible, who are not AU faculty or staff members, since one purpose of this assignment is to broaden your perspectives regarding conducting doctoral research.
    • Each interview should take 30–45 minutes, depending on how responsive your interviewees are.
    • You may conduct your interviews in person or by phone.
      Prior to meeting your interviewees, develop 10–15 interview questions you will ask each of them that will hep you to address the above three goals. It is important to ask the same questions to both.
    • The first question or two should help you understand their research topics and why the topics were of interest to your interviewees. In addition it could be very useful to your research to ask questions like these: What tips do they have for locating good materials, especially research articles? How long did it take the interviewee from start to finish? What resources were required, such as technology, postage, and other costs? Another important area of information concerns the role of the committee chair and the committee members.
    • Several questions should be asked to help you explore what assisted each person the most in completing the research or dissertation.
    • Trying to understand the challenges each interviewee faced will also require several questions.
    • As you conduct each interview, you may ask related, follow up questions to help you better understand each interviewee’s response, such as: “Could you give me a specific example of what you meant when you said …?” or “Could you provide a little more detail about …?” This will help you provide details in your paper as well as enhance your understanding of the challenges faced.
    • Toward the end of your interview, ask what recommendations each interviewee could provide to help you be successful in the completion of your dissertation.
    • In order to capture the information from the interview, be prepared to take detailed notes. Some students even request permission to tape record their interviews so they can replay and listen to them to better understand the information provided by each interviewee.
    • Collate the information gathered from your interviews. Write a three- to four-page analysis comparing and contrasting the information from the two interviews. Do not present the analysis in a question and answer format.

      Consider the following as you write your paper:

    • Introductory Paragraph: Begin your paper with a purpose statement and a map of how you intend to organize your paper. Using the 3 main goals listed above as broad themes/categories with sub headings could be a most useful way to organize this paper. Be sure to also include in this introductory paragraph the name of each or pseudonym [if confidentiality is needed] as well as the basic nature of their research or dissertation study.
    • Your paper should be an analysis of the interviews and a comparison of their experiences, not just a summary of each specific question asked.
    • Attach your interview questionnaire to the end of your paper.
    • By the due date assigned, post your interview analysis in Microsoft Word format to the Submissions Area.

      All written assignments and responses should follow APA style in formatting and attributing sources.
      Please make sure you review the elements of the grading criteria and associated points carefully and make sure your assignment has addressed all the elements and in enough detail to merit full points.
      Assignment 2a Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsCrafted a comprehensive interview questionnaire including questions to elicit a comprehensive description.
      Included questions as an appendix.4Analyzed the interviews and discussed key concepts that were generated related to the research and/or dissertation process..8Discussed the knowledge, skills, abilities, and resources required, and challenges/barriers that impacted completion8Submitted the assignment in an organized format in APA Style with minimal grammatical and mechanical errors.4Total:24

  • All written assignments and responses should follow APA style in formatting and attributing sources.
    Please make sure you review the elements of the grading criteria and associated points carefully and make sure your assignment has addressed all the elements and in enough detail to merit full points.
    Assignment 2b Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsSummarized 2-3 key concepts generated through the interviews4Reflected what will most help you succeed in completing your dissertation and described the single greatest “take away learning” that you will use.4Explained two challenges you anticipate in completing your dissertation.4Discussed two key strategies on how you plan to overcome these challenges.4Made positive and significant contributions (a minimum of two additional posts) to peer submissions4Total:20

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Business Finance – Operations Management

  • Environmental Analysis
    • External environmental analysis
      • General environment (only the most relevant segments for your company)
      • Industry environment (all 5 forces)

à Explain what opportunities & threats come from each environmental factor

    • Internal environmental analysis
      • Resources
      • Capabilities
      • Core competence

à Identify the strengths & weakness of the company (what resources or capabilities they have, what resources or capabilities they are missing)




Company : Head Start

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Posted by on March 14, 2018 in academic writing, Academic Writing