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Case Assignment Format and Rules




APPENDIX A: Case Assignment Format and Rules;At some point in your career your boss may ask you to provide them with an analysis of another;company, such as a vendor, a customer, or a competitor. These case assignments are not only;designed to;help you understand and apply what you have learned in your reading and lectures, they are;also intended;to help you organize your analysis in a way that you can use in the future.;A case analysis consists of five parts;1. Diagnosis: What do you believe the companys single biggest problem was at the time the;case was;written? How is this problem affecting the companys performance, and what do you believe the;long-term impact of the problem will be if it is left unaddressed?;2. Analysis: Why do you think so? Explain your reasoning in designating the key problem;including;the methods of analysis you employed.;3. Recommendation: What do you believe the company should do about their problem? What;steps or;measures would you suggest they take?;4. Outcomes: What do you expect will happen if the company acts on your recommendations?;How;will your recommendations resolve their problem, and what specifically will they gain by taking;your;advice?;5. Retrospective: Based on the information you gathered while researching this case, what;actions has;the company taken since the case was written? Did those actions correct their problem, or;would they;have been better off following your recommendations?;Case Assignment Format: Cases must be in memo following the picture and format below.;Under each;of the five headings (Diagnosis, etc.) you will present the appropriate part of your analysis;either in bullet;points or paragraphs, however you see fit.;Cases must be;One page;Single spaced;11 point Times New Roman font.;One inch margins all the way around.;Length;There is no minimum length, but points will be deducted for;papers that do not fully explain your answers. Papers of longer;than one page will be accepted, but points will be deducted for;answers that do not address the assignment, answers that;contain irrelevant material (or filler), and answers that;attempt to address multiple problems.;Writing Quality;As you would for your boss, assignments will be of;professional quality, e.g. free of spelling errors, incorrect;grammar, and colloquial language. Points will not be deducted;for style, diction.;(Date);To: Mr. Belin.;From: (Your name and section number);Re: (Case name);Diagnosis;Analysis;Recommendations;Outcomes;Retrospective:*The course syllabus is a general plan for the course, deviations announced to;the class by instructor may be necessary. 8;APPENDIX B: Rubric for Grading for Case Papers Management 409 (Fall 2014);Content: 10 points;Diagnosis: Extent to which the student identified and explained a critical strategic issue afflicting;the;subject company. Summary of the case documents does not qualify and will not receive credit. 2;points;Analysis: Degree to which the student explained the critical reasoning that lead to the diagnosed;problem.;Details of the analysis that did not lead to a conclusion may be omitted. 2 points;Recommendation: Quality and creativity of the recommendations offered, e.g., did the student;explain the;alternatives available to the company, and why these specific actions are recommended? 2;points;Outcomes expected if the company adopts the students recommendations. Did the student;provide;sufficient explanation of the effects he or she expects the recommendations to have, and why?;Did he or;she fully explain how these outcomes will address/correct the problems diagnosed? 2 points;Retrospective: Extent to which the students independent research explores the fate of the;company after;the time in which the case documents were written. If the company attempted to solve the same;problem;diagnosed above, was their solution more or less successful than the students would have;been? 2 points;Production: 5 points;One-half point will be credited for each section that is formatted correctly according to the;standard given;in the syllabus. 2.5 points;One-half point will be credited for each section that is free of spelling, punctuation, grammar or;typographic mistakes. 2.5 points;Note that points are not awarded or withheld for style or diction.;View Full Attachment;Additional Requirements;Min Pages: 1;Level of Detail: Only answer needed


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