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MGT 660 Full Course Discussions

MGT 660 Topic 1 DQ 1

Discuss how doing case analysis will help you develop skills needed to prepare recommendations for consideration in a Strategic Plan. What is a business model and how can it disrupt a company, industry and or both? Provide at least two examples.

MGT 660 Topic 1 DQ 2

Throughout the course, you will need to identify various technology trends and sources of data that will help you understand those things impacting your CLC’s company. Sources may include the following: www.strategyclub.com, GCU library, government sites, white papers, etc. Of the sources that you have identified, which sources do you believe would be most useful and why, as it applies to the strategic case analysis and recommendations for strategic plan development?

MGT 660 Topic 2 DQ 1

How have or will external factors result in the overhaul of a traditional industry of your choice (such as retail or any other) as we know it? Please explain and cite examples.

MGT 660 Topic 2 DQ 2

How do you currently describe the business climate globally? What are the implications for the companies in the same industry as your CLC group’s company? Explain why. Please explain and cite examples.

MGT 660 Topic 3 DQ 1

The primary means for gaining and sustaining competitive advantages for companies are shifting downstream. Is that also the case in a circular economy? Explain and discuss these statements.

MGT 660 Topic 3 DQ 2

Define and give an example of a “blue ocean strategy” in a digital economy.

MGT 660 Topic 4 DQ 1

What are some key differences between BCG and IE portfolio matrices? Please consider an industry in which you have worked, are working, or would like to work when addressing the questions.

MGT 660 Topic 4 DQ 2

What is the “marketing mix” and why is it so important in strategy formulation and implementation?

MGT 660 Topic 5 DQ 1

Transferring a strategic plan into a reality can take more than planning.  Provide an example of a leader who has transformed a strategic plan into a reality? How did they innovate and lead the company? What can you learn from this person?

MGT 660 Topic 5 DQ 2

Identify and discuss three reasons why market segmentation is so important to strategy implementation. Please include examples from industry you have been or would like to be associated with.

MGT 660 Topic 6 DQ 1

Describe why social responsibility and policy are key issues in strategic management and how you will integrate them in your recommendations for your CLC group’s company.

MGT 660 Topic 6 DQ 2

What global and international considerations should be made when conducting business?

MGT 660 Topic 7 DQ 1

Why is it important to project the first-year financial performance on a monthly basis and the subsequent yearly budgets, on a quarterly basis? Explain.

MGT 660 Topic 7 DQ 2

How do you plan to use financial statements in your projected financial statement analysis? Provide rationale for your approach.

MGT 660 Topic 8 DQ 1

Reflect on your experience in this course. What do you consider as, potentially, the most important elements when working to improve an organization’s competitive advantage and create value for all stakeholders?

MGT 660 Topic 8 DQ 2

GCU’s Statement on the Integration of Faith and Work states that “Our work within the world matters to God and our neighbors, and that we honor God by serving others in ways that promote human flourishing.”  Select a company that demonstrates ethical behavior, social responsibility, and environmental sustainment. How does the selected organization promote human flourishing?  What role does innovation and leadership play in strategic management? How does this contribute to an organization’s ability to achieve and sustain competitive advantage?    Provide an example and rationale.

 

MGT 660 Full Course Assignments

MGT 660 Topic 1 CLC Mission and Vision Statements Analysis and Company Overview

This is a Collaborative Learning Community assignment.

Throughout this course, you will work in a CLC group on a strategic case analysis project. This project consists of different parts you will complete each week that build on each other.

In addition to the CLC Strategic Case Analysis, you will be completing an Extended Executive Summary in Topic 8, as an individual assignment. As you are completing the Strategic Case Analysis with your CLC team, think about what you would do differently, if working alone, so you are prepared for the individual assignment in Topic 8. In a similar fashion, you will also need to complete individual assignments related to your CLC projects in Topics 4-6.

Before starting your CLC project, you must go to Strategy Club and view the Sample Strategic Plan for Colgate-Palmolive (2019) under the student resources section. This sample strategic plan is an example of what your completed strategic case analysis should look like at the end of the course.

NOTE: Each member of your CLC group will need to read through and sign the CLC Agreement. This needs to be completed and submitted to your instructor before the end of Topic 1. The Instructor should not accept any assignments from any group that has not submitted a completed CLC Agreement. At the end of the course, you will also be submitting a Peer Review Evaluation for the CLC Project members.

Each CLC group will select a different company to use as a case study throughout the course. There are 40 different companies listed in the textbooks for the course the CLC group may choose from. As a CLC group, you must choose a specific company from the 30 options in the David text (pages xiii and xiv) or one of the 10 ancillary companies from Section E of the Wheelen text. No two groups should use the same company or companies in the same industry. Your instructor will help ensure every group has a different company to analyze.

Team work is essential to your success on this project and this course. It is imperative that once your project team is created, you decide how you will work together to complete the project. Plan how you will communicate, collaborate, delegate, and share the work load. Identify technology tools to assist you if needed. The success of the group falls on each individual.

Once your CLC group has selected a company and it has been approved by your instructor, follow the directions to complete all the parts and steps listed below.

Part 1: Company Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats

Step 1: Go to the appropriate page in the textbook that describes the detailed case information about your selected company. Read all the sections of the entire case and list what you consider to be the firm’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Consider both internal and external factors when compiling your list. Then, go to that firm’s website and locate and click on the link for Investors. Click Annual Reports and then click 2017 Annual Report or Form 10K. Download this pdf file to your desktop; peruse the information and add to your list of the firm’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

Step 2: Go to the IBISWorld or Business Source Complete websites for the relevant industry of your selected company. Use this information to develop your list of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

Step 3: Go to the Yahoo Finance website. Enter the stock symbol for your company. Note the wealth of information on the company that may be obtained by clicking any item along the row below the company name. You will use this data when you refine your lists of key external and internal factors later in the course. Each factor listed for this exercise should include a percentage, number, dollar, or ratio to reveal some quantified fact or trend. These factors provide the underlying basis for a strategic plan because a firm strives to take advantage of strengths, improve weaknesses, avoid threats, and capitalize on opportunities. Avoid vagueness in strategic planning.

Step 4: Go to Strategy Club and review the following resources:

  • Live author videos
  • Live case analysis presentation on Barnes & Noble
  • Chapter and case updates
  • Guidelines for presenting a strategic plan or case analysis

Step 5: Use your results from Steps 1-3 when completing this step. Under “Free Templates,” download the latest version of the template. (We will refer to this template as the Strategic-Planning Template throughout the course. Save it with the file name, “Your Company Name Strategic-Planning Template”.) Click on each of the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats buttons in the template and carefully follow the instructions given for each to complete these four sections of the template.

Step 6: Save the Excel file for use in later exercises. You will continue to add to this Strategic-Planning Template throughout the course.

Part 2: Company Overview and Mission and Vision Statements

Follow the steps below to complete a single Word document to submit to your instructor:

Step 1: In 250-500 words, give an overview of the company, describing their business, brief history, and your initial thoughts on the organization’s strategy and business model.

Step 2: Go to your project company’s website. Find the company’s vision and mission statements and add them to your Word document.

Step 3: Assess the company’s current Mission and Vision statement and, in 250-500 words, explain your analysis of its strengths and weaknesses.

Step 4: Write new and improved vision and mission statements for the firm, following the information presented in Chapter 2 about the characteristics, qualities, components, and importance of vision and mission statements.

Step 5: Explain in 100-150 words, how or why your proposed vision and mission statements are better than the current statements, and how they could benefit the company moving forward.

Be sure to cite three to five relevant and credible sources in support of your content. Use only sources found at the GCU Library, corporate websites, or those provided in Topic Materials.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

 

MGT 660 Topic 2 CLC-External Factor Evaluation Matrix and Competitive Profile Matrix

This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.

Throughout this course, you will work in a CLC group on a strategic case analysis project. This project consists of different parts you will complete each week that build on each other.

Go to the Strategy Club website and review the Sample Strategic Plan for Colgate-Palmolive (2019) under the student resources section. This sample strategic plan is an example of what your completed strategic case analysis should look like at the end of the course

An essential part of strategic analysis is identifying, evaluating, and selecting strategies. The Strategy-Formulation Analytical Framework assists you in this process. This framework consists of three stages and nine tools. See Chapter 6 in the David text for an explanation of this framework. Over the next few topics in the course, your CLC group will use many of these nine tools.

In this assignment, you will use two of these tools by completing the following:

Part 1: External Factor Evaluation (EFE) Matrix 

Create an External Factor Evaluation Matrix for the CLC group’s selected company by completing the following steps:

Step 1: See Chapter 3 of the David text to learn how to complete an EFE Matrix.

Step 2: Open your Strategic-Planning Template you started in Topic 1. Click on the EFE tab at the bottom of the template.

Step 3: Complete the matrix using the external opportunities and threats you identified in the Topic 1 assignment. Make sure the factors you include are actionable, quantitative, comparative, and specific.

Step 4: Use the online sources listed in Table 3-7 located in Chapter 3 of the David text to assist you with your analysis and calculations. Be sure not to include strategies as opportunities; but do include as many monetary amounts, percentages, numbers, and ratios as possible.

Step 5: In 250-350 words, write a brief explanation of the findings and implications of the data identified in the EFE Matrix. See the Sample Strategic Plan for Colgate-Palmolive (2019) as an example.

Part 2: Competitive Profile Matrix (CPM)

Develop a Competitive Profile Matrix for your CLC group’s selected company. Complete the following steps.

Step 1: Refer to Chapter 3 of the David text to learn how to complete an CPM Matrix.

Step 2: Open your Strategic-Planning Template. Click on the CPM tab at the bottom of the template.

Step 3: Refer back to the information provided for the team’s project case that you initially reviewed in at the beginning of the Topic 1 assignment and review the section on competitors. Also view online resources that compare the company with their primary competitor, or, if possible, two closest competitors. You should also use the sources listed in Table 3-7.

Step 4: Prepare a CPM that includes the team’s company and two primary competitors.

Step 5: In 250-350 words, write a brief explanation of the findings and implications of the data identified in the CPM. See the Sample Strategic Plan for Colgate-Palmolive (2019) as an example.

Submit the EFE Matrix, CPM and the brief explanation of implications of each and what it means to the company. What steps could be taken to improve the company’s competitive advantage? (500-700 words) Submit all parts of the assignment as one deliverable.

Be sure to cite three to five relevant and credible sources in support of your content. Use only sources found at the GCU Library, corporate websites, or those provided in Topic Materials.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

 

MGT 660 Topic 3 CLC-Financial Ratio Analysis and Internal Factor Evaluation (IFE) Matrix

This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.

Throughout this course, you will work in a CLC group on a strategic case analysis project. This project consists of different parts you will complete each week that build on each other.

Go to the Strategy Club website and review the Sample Strategic Plan for Colgate-Palmolive (2019) under the student resources section. This sample strategic plan is an example of what your completed strategic case analysis should look like at the end of the course.

Part 1: Financial Ratio Analysis

Perform a Financial Ratio Analysis on your CLC group’s company. Complete the following:

Step 1: Using the resources listed in Table 4-8 in Chapter 4 of the David text, research and find as many financial ratios as possible for your CLC group’s company. Be sure to record your sources.

Step 2: Open your Strategic-Planning Template. Click on the Ratios tab at the bottom of the template.

Step 3: Use the pertinent data on your company to complete the Historical Ratios Table in your Strategic-Planning Template.

Step 4: In 500-750 words, prepare a report of the research information being sure to discuss what the findings mean regarding strategy creation.

Part 2: Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix

Construct an IFE (Internal Factor Evaluation) Matrix by doing the following:

Step 1: See Chapter 4 of the David text to learn how to complete an IFE Matrix.

Step 2: Open your Strategic-Planning Template. Click on the IFE tab at the bottom of the template

Step 3: Use the pertinent data on your company to complete the IFE Matrix in your Strategic-Planning Template.

Step 4: In 250-300 words, write a brief explanation of the findings and implications of the data identified in the IFE.

Step 5: In 250-500 words, address the following prompts:

  • What strategies do you think would allow the firm to capitalize on its major strengths?
  • What strategies would allow the firm to improve on its major weaknesses?

Submit the Financial Ratio Analysis, IFE Matrix, the brief explanation of implications of the matrix, and the short essay responses to the prompts as one deliverable.

Be sure to cite three to five relevant and credible sources in support of your content. Use only sources found at the GCU Library, corporate websites, or those provided in Topic Materials.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

 

MGT 660 Topic 3 Benchmark – A Christian Perspective in Mission and Vision

Instructions: In 750-1,000 words, create an analysis of how a Christian worldview could impact your company’s Mission and Vision statements and its business practices. Include the following:

  1. Review the company’s Mission and Vision statements.
  2. Describe elements of your company’s Mission and Vision statements that reflect the organization’s commitment to the greater social good
  3. Explain how the company’s commitment to the greater social good relates to elements of a Christian worldview.
  4. Are the company’s practices consistent with a Christian worldview? Explain.

Be sure to cite three to five relevant and credible sources in support of your content. Use only sources found at the GCU Library or those provided in Topic Materials.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Benchmark Information

This Benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:

Master of Business Administration

4.1: Articulate an organization’s responsibilities to the greater social good from a Christian perspective.

 

Master of Business Administration & Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems

10.1: Articulate an organization’s responsibilities to the greater social good from a Christian perspective.

 

MGT 660 Topic 4 CLC-SWOT Matrix, BCG Matrix, and IE Matrix

This is a Collaborative Learning Community assignment.

Throughout this course, you will work in a CLC group on a strategic case analysis project. This project consists of different parts you will complete each week that build on each other.

Go to the Strategy Club website and review the Sample Strategic Plan for Colgate-Palmolive (2019) under the student resources section. This sample strategic plan is an example of what your completed strategic case analysis should look like at the end of the course.

NOTE: Be sure that the Matrices are completed by the 5th day of the topic, so that you have time to complete your individual analysis of the Matrices.

Complete the following three parts with your CLC group:

Part I- SWOT Matrix

  • Follow guidelines provided in Chapter 6 of the David text to learn how to complete a SWOT Matrix. Use your Strategic-Planning Template to develop a SWOT Matrix for your company.
  • Include two strategies in each of the four (SO, ST, WT, WO) quadrants. Be specific regarding your strategies, avoiding generic terms such as forward integration. Include notation (for example, S4, T3) at the end of each strategy. Utilize the research you have completed on your selected case to date, including the company’s most recent quarterly report as given at the corporate website.

Part II- BCG Matrix

  • Follow guidelines provided in Chapter 6 of the David text to learn how to create a BCG Matrix.
  • Use your Strategic-Planning Template to develop a BCG Matrix for your company. Use your selected company’s most recent year-end financial data, and other information acquired earlier to assist you.
  • Fill in the left Division column of the table with your selected company’s divisions/segments (or whatever terminology applies to your particular company/industry). See an example of Coca-Cola in Chapter 1, and review Table 10.2 in the Colgate-Palmolive case. Utilize the research you have completed on your selected company to date and find information to fill in all the cells in your data table from Chapter 1.

Part III- IE Matrix

  • Follow guidelines provided in Chapter 6 of the David text to learn how to create an IE Matrix. Specifically, use the information and instructions in LO 6-6, Figures 6-10, 6-11, and 6-12 in the David text to assist you.
  • Use your Strategic-Planning Template to develop an IE Matrix for your company.

 

Submit all parts of the assignment as one deliverable.

Be sure to cite three to five relevant and credible sources in support of your content. Use only sources found at the GCU Library, corporate websites, or those provided in Topic Materials.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

 

MGT 660 Topic 4 SWOT, BCG, and IE Matrices Analysis

Use the work you completed for Parts, I, II, and III with your CLC group to inform your analysis for this assignment.

Write a 500-750-word analysis of the significance of the three Matrices regarding their relevance for strategic planning. Describe the key information for each of the three matrices and how information from each will influence recommendations for strategic plans to improve the position of the company.

Without prematurely determining and formalizing strategic goals and objectives, begin thinking about possible strategies to capitalize and add value to the organization based on the analysis of this information.

Be sure to cite three to five relevant and credible sources in support of your content. Use only sources found at the GCU Library, corporate websites, or those provided in Topic Materials.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

 

MGT 660 Topic 5 CLC-Space Matrix, Grand Matrix, and Quantitative Strategic Planning Matrix

This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.

Throughout this course, you will work in a CLC group on a strategic case analysis project. This project consists of different parts you will complete each week that build on each other.

Go to the Strategy Club website and review the Sample Strategic Plan for Colgate-Palmolive (2019) under the student resources section. This sample strategic plan is an example of what your completed strategic case analysis should look like at the end of the course.

NOTE: Be sure that the Matrices are completed by the 5th day of the topic, so that you have time to complete your individual analysis of the Matrices.

Complete the following three parts with your CLC group:

Part I – SPACE Matrix

  • Follow guidelines provided in Chapter 6 of the David text to learn how to create a SPACE Matrix.
  • Use your Strategic-Planning Template to develop a SPACE Matrix for your company. Review your company’s business, its most recent Form 10K and quarterly report, and review industry and competitive information pertaining to your company to assist you.
  • In 150-200 words, explain what strategies you recommend, given your SPACE analysis. Avoid generic, vague terms such as market development.

Part II – Grand Strategy Matrix

  • Follow guidelines provided in Chapter 6 of the David text to learn how to create a Grand Strategy Matrix. Specifically refer to Figure 6-13.
  • Use your Strategic-Planning Template to develop a Grand Strategy Matrix for your company.
  • Use the data you have compiled about your company throughout the course to assist you.
  • Specifically, rank the X axis from 1 (extremely weak competitive position) to 9 (extremely strong competitive position). Rank the Y axis from 1 (extremely slow market growth) to 9 (extremely rapid market growth).

Part III – Quantitative Strategic Planning Matrix (QSPM)

  • Follow guidelines provided in Chapter 6 of the David text to learn how to create a Quantitative Strategic Planning Matrix (QSPM). Specifically refer to Tables 6-4 and 6-5.
  • Use your Strategic-Planning Template to develop a Quantitative Strategic Planning Matrix for your company.
  • Use the data you have compiled about your company throughout the course to assist you.

Submit all parts of the assignment as one deliverable.

Be sure to cite three to five relevant and credible sources in support of your content. Use only sources found at the GCU Library, corporate websites, or those provided in Topic Materials.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

MGT 660 Topic 5 Space, Grand, and QSP Matrices Analysis

Use the work you completed for Parts, I, II, and III with your CLC group to inform your analysis for this assignment.

Write a 500-750-word analysis of the significance of these three matrices regarding their relevance for strategic planning. Describe the key information for each and how information from each will influence recommendations for strategy selection, planning, and implementation.

Without prematurely determining and formalizing strategic goals and objectives, begin thinking about possible strategies to capitalize and add value to the organization based on the analysis of this information.

Be sure to cite three to five relevant and credible sources in support of your content. Use only sources found at the GCU Library, corporate websites, or those provided in Topic Materials.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

 

MGT 660 Topic 6 CLC-Marketing Expenses, Perceptual Map, and Organizational Chart Analysis

This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.

Throughout this course, you will work in a CLC group on a strategic case analysis project. This project consists of different parts you will complete each week that build on each other.

Go to the Strategy Club website and review the Sample Strategic Plan for Colgate-Palmolive (2019) under the student resources section. This sample strategic plan is an example of what your completed strategic case analysis should look like at the end of the course.

NOTE: Be sure that the analysis portions of this CLC assignment are completed by the 5th day of the topic, so that you have time to complete your individual analysis assignment by the end of the topic.

Part I – Marketing Expenses versus Rival Firms

  • Go to the Investor Relations page on your company’s website as well as two of its primary competitor’s websites and download the three form 10Ks for the respective firms.
  • Look in the Table of Contents of each Form 10K to find the pages that reveal the three firms’ marketing or advertising expenditures.
  • Prepare a comparative data table to consolidate this information.
  • Prepare a 250-750-word report to suggest implications for your company in terms of marketing or advertising expenditures going forward as needed to implement strategies.

Part II – Perceptual Map

  • Refer to the information on Perceptual Maps in Chapter 7 of the David text.
  • Follow Steps 1 through 5 in Chapter 7 and create a Perceptual Map similar to that in Figure 7-11 for your team’s company.
  • Utilize your Strategic-Planning Template to develop the Perceptual Map for your company.
  • In 100-150 words, summarize the information in Steps 4 and 5 in Chapter 7 and how it influences the firm’s strategy choices.

Part III – Diagramming Existing and Proposed Organizational Chart

  • Refer to Chapter 7 to learn about effective organizational charts.
  • Develop an existing organizational chart for your CLC group’s selected firm. As described in the chapter, use numbers in your chart. Always number executive positions as shown in the David text to reveal reporting relationships.
  • Develop a new and improved organizational chart for the firm. You may want to change the list given, adding and deleting positions as you deem necessary as well as changing certain titles. Follow the chapter guidelines and do’s and don’ts in devising organizational charts to assist you.
  • Write a 250-500-word overview to detail the specific changes, associated costs, and recommendations you made.

Submit all parts of the assignment as one deliverable.

Be sure to cite three to five relevant and credible sources in support of your content. Use only sources found at the GCU Library, corporate websites, or those provided in Topic Materials.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

 

MGT 660 Topic 6 Strategy Selection, Organization, and Development Analysis

Use the work you completed for Parts, I, II, and III with your CLC group to inform your analysis for this assignment.

Write a 500-750-word summary of how the reports for Parts I, II, and III of the CLC assignment were influenced by the analysis prepared in previous assignments your CLC group has completed in the course.

Without prematurely determining and formalizing strategic goals and objectives, begin thinking about possible strategies to capitalize and add value to the organization based on the analysis of this information.

Be sure to cite three to five relevant and credible sources in support of your content. Use only sources found at the GCU Library, corporate websites, or those provided in Topic Materials.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

 

MGT 660 Topic 7 CLC-Steps Required for Financial Recommendations

This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.

Throughout this course, you will work in a CLC group on a strategic case analysis project. This project consists of different parts you will complete each week that build on each other.

Go to the Strategy Club website and review the Sample Strategic Plan for Colgate-Palmolive (2019) under the student resources section. This sample strategic plan is an example of what your completed strategic case analysis should look like at the end of the course.

Every strategy will have associated costs. Determining how to provide enough necessary capital to adequately cover the projected costs is one of the more critical steps required to keep firms competitive. For each of the following parts, use your CLC group’s Strategic-Planning Template.

Part I: EPS / EBIT Analysis

Prepare an EPS/EBIT Analysis for your CLC group’s company by doing the following:

  • Refer to and follow the steps given in Chapter 8 of the David text to learn how to complete an EPS/EBIT analysis.
  • Use the data you have compiled about your company throughout the course to assist you.
  • Determine whether the firm should use all debt, all stock, or a 50-50 combination of debt and stock to finance their market-development strategy.
  • Use your Strategic-Planning Template to complete the EPS/EBIT tables and chart.
  • In 50-100 words, provide a summary recommendation/analysis overview for this part.

Part II: Financial Statements

Prepare a projected income statement and balance sheet for the firm by doing the following:

  • Refer to and follow the steps given in Chapter 8 of the David text to learn how to complete financial statements.
  • Apply current acceptable financing percentages afforded your CLC group’s company according to the Standard and Poor’s or Moody’s rating.
  • Make any other assumptions necessary for this segment of the project and have them approved by your instructor prior to completing this part of the assignment.
  • Assume that the firm needs to secure capital to implement the strategy your team proposes to recommend. Your instructor will give you an amount if the team doesn’t determine an amount that will accommodate the production of the required reports.
  • Use the information gathered above to prepare a projected income statement and balance sheet for the firm using your Strategic-Planning Template.
  • In 50-100 words each, provide an analysis overview for both the projected financial statement and balance sheet.

Part III: Cash Value

Determine the Cash Value of the company by doing the following:

  • Refer to and follow the steps given in Chapter 8 of the David text to learn how to determine the cash value of your CLC group’s company.
  • To construct this element of the project, it will be necessary for the team to make use of the financial information provided initially about the company as well as the information and data that you’ve discovered as a result of the research and assignments completed thus far in the course.
  • Calculate the financial worth of the firm based on four approaches: (1) the net worth method, (2) the net income method, (3) the price-earnings ratio method, and (4) the outstanding shares method.
  • Use your Strategic-Planning Template to complete the company valuation tables.
  • In 50-100 words, provide an analysis overview for this part. Calculate the average of the four methods. State a dollar amount of how much the company is worth.

Part IV: Projected Financial Ratios

Prepare Projected Financial Ratios for your company by doing the following:

  • Refer to and follow the steps given in Chapter 8 of the David text to learn how to prepare projected financial ratios.
  • If you completed the previous parts of this assignment, the template will generate projected financial ratios after the team converts the firm’s financial statements to the template format and then creates projected financial statements based on recommended strategies.
  • Compute the projected current ratio, debt-to-equity ratio, and return-on-investment ratio. Use your Strategic-Planning Template to complete the company ratio tables.
  • In 50-100 words, provide an analysis overview for this part. Also explain how the projected ratios compare to the prior year ratios. Explain the importance of this comparison.

Part V: Retained Earnings

Create a Retained Earnings Table by doing the following:

  • Refer to and follow the steps given in Chapter 8 of the David text to learn how to complete a retained earnings table.
  • Use the data you have compiled about your company throughout the course to assist you.
  • Use your Strategic-Planning Template to complete the company retained earnings table.
  • In 50-100 words, provide an analysis overview for this part.

Part VI: Analysis

  • In 350-750 words, summarize the importance of each of the parts above in this assignment (Parts I-V). Explain how each of the steps contributes to the firm’s success going forward.

Submit all parts of the assignment as one deliverable.

Be sure to cite three to five relevant and credible sources in support of your content. Use only sources found at the GCU Library, corporate websites, or those provided in Topic Materials.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

 

MGT 660 Topic 8 CLC Executive Summary / Presentation

This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.

The CLC team will submit two deliverables to complete this assignment. They are as follows:

  • A finished Strategic Analysis with all sections completed over the previous seven weeks, presented in a format similar to the Colgate-Palmolive example, that uses all of the data from the Strategic Analysis template. Add an Executive Summary that features the highlights and takeaways from each component of the analysis. Include any revisions/corrections suggested by your instructor throughout the previous assignments.
  • A 15-20-slide PowerPoint presentation that presents the Strategic Analysis, findings, and resulting recommendations.
    1. Be sure to consult pages Part 6 of the David text to assist you with this assignment.

Incorporate relevant support from all the sources that have contributed to your learning in this class. This will include articles listed in the syllabus as well as those discovered during your individual (and team) research conducted to complete each segment of the Strategic Analysis.

Finally, while you determine what word count will be required to make and support your report and recommendations, it is critical that you remember the following:

  • Being too verbose is as damaging as not saying enough.
  • Brevity is only effective if you have communicated every important element to the point that those receiving the report can make what they determine to be “informed” decisions.
  • Be sure to eliminate flowery, superfluous, over-embellished, if not misleading claims. Stick to factual findings that have been used to formulate your recommendations.

So, the word count, while not quantified, must not fall short or go too long.

Be sure to cite three to five relevant and credible sources in support of your content. Use only sources found at the GCU Library, corporate websites, or those provided in Topic Materials.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

 

MGT 660 Topic 8 Benchmark – Extended Executive Summary and Presentation

From the very beginning of the class, while you’ve been working as member of a team you have, also, been tasked with formulating individual thoughts as to what you would do differently if working on the project, alone.  At this point you will be required to capture those thoughts and submit them.

Individually, you will complete an “Extended” Executive Summary of 500-750 words.  Extended in that you must offer detailed comments on each element of the Strategic Case Analysis, while the team’s Executive Summary will be the “highlights” (key points) of each section.  The intent here is to allow you enough opportunity to prove your grasp of the tools and concepts as you present, both in writing and in a 6-9 minute video, your findings and recommendations for the case you and your colleagues spent the last seven weeks developing.  While it is not necessary for you to spend time explaining the points of differentiation between you and your team members, it is very important that you do explain how you came to the conclusions and recommendations you are submitting.

Do the following:

Complete an “Extended” Executive Summary by providing detailed comments on each element of the Strategic Case Analysis you completed with your CLC group. Where appropriate among the various elements of the Strategic Case Analysis, address the following points:

  1. Recommend strategic plans to improve the company’s competitive advantage.
  2. Explain how leadership skills can be used to encourage innovation to improve the company.
  3. Recommend specific decisions company leadership can make in order to capitalize on untapped business opportunities.
  4. List the sources you used to inform the development of your strategic case analysis as well as the sources that inform your suggestions in points a-c above.

Create an 6-9-minute video presentation of your extended executive summary. Do the following:

  1. In your video address all the points required in the instructions above. Make sure to clearly and persuasively articulate the business decisions you recommend.
  2. Also, in your presentation refer to your individual assignment in Topic 3. Explain how your company’s practices contribute to the greater good, or not. Explain how elements of a Christian Worldview could inform its practices to better contribute to the greater good.
  3. Use PPT or other visuals to support your video presentation.
  4. Refer to the information on pages 353-354 of the David text to help you develop your presentation.

 

Be sure to cite three to five relevant and credible sources in support of your content. Use only sources found at the GCU Library, corporate websites, or those provided in Topic Materials.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Benchmark Information

This Benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:

 

Master of Business Administration


1.1:      Create strategic plans to improve an organization’s competitive advantage.

1.4:      Practice leadership skills necessary for encouraging innovation within organizations.

2.1:      Perform relevant, industry-specific research.

3.3:      Make informed decisions in order to capitalize on business opportunities.

3.4:      Clearly and persuasively articulate business decisions to relevant stakeholders.

 

Master of Business Administration & Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems

7.1:      Create strategic plans to improve an organization’s competitive advantage.

7.4:      Practice leadership skills necessary for encouraging innovation within organizations.

8.1:      Perform relevant, industry-specific research.

9.3:      Make informed decisions in order to capitalize on business opportunities.

9.4:      Clearly and persuasively articulate business decisions to relevant stakeholders.

 

MGT 660 Topic 8 Peer Review Evaluation of CLC

Complete the ” Peer Review Evaluation of CLC” form and submit it to your instructor.

 

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