JWI540 Assignment 4: Critical Priorities

JWI 540

Assignment 4: Critical Priorities

The following are specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment:

• Understand critical success factors in achieving strategic objectives.

• Apply a variety of qualitative and quantitative business analysis techniques.

• Use technology and information resources to research issues in business strategy.

• Write clearly and communicate effectively about business strategy using proper writing mechanics and appropriate media.

 

Select Wal-Mart, Google, eBay, or Nike and discuss the critical priorities associated with that organization growing by an M&A.

 

Write a 5-7 page paper in which you do the following:

1. Summarize the organization’s strengths, weaknesses, and culture.

2. Determine environmental and internal necessities for a successful M&A, including potential candidates.

3. Prioritize the essential behaviors for success and justify your choice of prioritization.

4. Explain how you would assess the success of the M&A after 90 days, 1 year, and 5 years.

 

Your assignment should adhere to these guidelines:

• Write in a logical, well-organized, conventional business style. Use Times New Roman font size 12 or similar, double-space, and leave ample white space per page.

• All references must follow JWMI style guide, and works must be cited appropriately. Check with your professor for any additional instructions on citations.

• On the first page or in a header, include the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. Reference pages are not included in the assignment page length.

• Faculty has discretion to penalize for assignments over or under the assignment guidelines. Check with your individual professor if you feel the assignment requires a much longer or shorter treatment than recommended.

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality and focus, logic/organization of the paper, and communication skills, using the following grading criteria.

 

 

 

Weight: 12% Assignment 4: Critical Priorities
Criteria Unsatisfactory Low Pass Pass High Pass Honors
1. Summarize the

organization’s

strengths, weaknesses, and culture. Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely summarized the organization’s

strengths, weaknesses, and culture.

Partially

summarized the organization’s

strengths, weaknesses, and culture.

Satisfactorily summarized the organization’s

strengths, weaknesses, and culture.

Completely summarized the organization’s

strengths, weaknesses, and culture.

Exemplarily summarized the organization’s

strengths, weaknesses, and culture.

2. Determine environmental and internal necessities for a successful M&A,

including potential candidates. Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely determined environmental and internal necessities for a successful M&A, including potential candidates. Partially determined environmental and internal necessities for a successful M&A, including potential candidates. Satisfactorily determined environmental and internal necessities for a successful M&A, including potential candidates. Completely determined environmental and internal necessities for a successful M&A,

including potential candidates.

Exemplarily determined environmental and internal necessities for a successful M&A, including potential candidates.
3. Prioritize the essential behaviors for success and justify your choice of prioritization.

Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely prioritized the essential behaviors for success and did not justify or incompletely justified your choice of prioritization. Partially prioritized the essential behaviors for

success and

partially justified your choice of prioritization.

Satisfactorily prioritized the essential behaviors for

success and justified your choice of prioritization.

Completely

prioritized the essential behaviors for

success and justified your choice of prioritization.

Exemplarily prioritized the essential behaviors for

success and justified your choice of prioritization.

4. Explain how you would assess the success of the M&A after 90 days, 1 year, and 5 years. Weight: 15% Did not submit or incompletely explained how you would assess the success of the M&A after 90 days, 1 year, and 5 years. Partially explained how you would assess the success of the M&A after 90 days, 1 year, and 5 years. Satisfactorily explained how you would assess the success of the M&A after 90 days, 1 year, and 5 years. Completely explained how you would assess the success of the M&A after 90 days, 1 year, and 5 years. Exemplarily explained how you would assess the success of the M&A after 90 days, 1 year, and 5 years.
5. Clarity, writing

mechanics, and formatting requirements. Weight: 10%

Multiple mechanical errors

or much of the

text is difficult to

understand and fails to follow formatting instructions. The text does not flow.

Several mechanical errors make parts of the text

difficult for the reader to understand; the text does not flow or the discussion fails to justify

conclusions and assertions.

More than a few mechanical errors; text flows but lacks

conciseness or clarity;

assertions and conclusions are generally justified and explained.

Few mechanical errors; text flows and concisely and clearly expresses the student’s

position in a manner that rationally and

logically develops the topics.

No mechanical

errors; text flows and concisely and clearly expresses the student’s

position in an exemplary manner that rationally and logically develops the topics.