Has the management of your company been effective in increasing shareholder value?
ue Date: Sunday of Unit 8 Total Points: 40
Select a company in which you would like to learn more about during this term. You will use this Company Blog for your Final Project in Units 7 and 8, so choose a company you find interesting. Also consider, in making your choice, a company that you can easily access information on. You will create a Blog (+/-2 pages per assignment) in which you will post information that you research and report on in each Blog.
1. Each person must select a different company – first-come first-served. Email
your instructor with your company selection before you begin your blog. You
need instructor approval of it before you begin.
2. You must be able to obtain company information: strategy, goals, financials, etc.
3. Your initial post should provide a brief overview of your selected organization.
For each Blog assignment, you are required to make the following posts:
1. Your data, analysis, and commentary – collected data can be news reports, Facebook postings, first-hand accounts, videos/pictures from a visit – almost anything and any source can be used.
2. Your comments and observations on your data – which is really the important part of this assignment. You are encouraged to select a company that you can visit-in-person or virtually (web-based). You will be required to gather first-hand reconnaissance. The Blog post should generally relate to the subject matter for that week.
3. For Unit 8 Blog – Has the management of your company been effective in increasing shareholder value? What measures did you use to make this determination?
Your classmates will view your Blog and make comments on your postings. Each
student is required to make two follow-up comments.
BUS522 – Financial Tools for Managers
Unit 8 Assignment: The Company Blog
Blog post must be at least 4 well-crafted paragraphs in length.
All questions posed must be addressed.
All sources used must be properly cited in APA format.
Be sure to read the criteria, by which your assignment will be evaluated, before you write, and again after you write.
Evaluation Rubric for Unit 8 Blog Assignment
CRITERIA Exemplary Proficient Deficient
(9 – 10 Points) (7 – 8 Points) (0 – 6 Points)
Overview of the Organization.
Overview is clearly presented including all key details.
Overview is presented, though key details may not be clearly or completely presented.
Does not provide an overview or the overview is missing key details.
Organizational Data, Analysis, and Commentary
Data, analysis, and commentary is clearly presented including all key details.
Data, analysis, and commentary is presented, though key details may not be clearly or completely presented.
Does not provide data, analysis, and commentary or is missing key details.
Personal Observations on the Collected Data
Personal observations on the collected data is clearly presented including all key details.
Personal observations on the collected data are presented, though key details may not be clearly or completely presented.
Does not provide personal observations on the collected data or is missing key details.
(4 – 5 Points) (2 – 3 Points) (0 – 1 Points)
Focus and Flow of the Blog Post
Post is focused and coherently integrates examples with explanations and analysis. The post demonstrates application of critical thinking and analysis of course subject matter. The post reflects in- depth engagement with the topic.
Post is reasonably focused, demonstrating some connections between ideas, though key details may not be clearly presented.
Post is unfocused, or simply restates previous comments, and displays little evidence of engagement with nor critical thinking about the topic.
Clear and Professional Writing and APA Format
Writing and format is clear, professional, APA compliant, and error free.
Few errors that do not impede professional presentation.
Errors impede professional presentation; guidelines not followed.