Outsourcing has become common in the business world, particularly when an organization experiences large growth. Your organization is pondering whether or not it should establish an in-house advertising department or if it should outsource the advertisin
Semi-Formal Business Report. Topic suggestions are provided; Other final project criteria are as follows:
? The audience for this report is an industry decision-maker, such as your supervisor or CEO, or a public policymaker, such as a politician or bureaucrat, who could act upon your Recommendations.
? Your report must feature at least one technical illustration, such as a chart, graph, or image that you have created.
? Your research must consist of a variety of electronic (Web sites, databases, media) and traditional sources (books, journals, magazines). All sources must be cited in the report using The Modern Language Association (MLA) formatting. However, if you are familiar with the American Psychological Association (APA) documentation system, you may use it, but email me to discussion. APA is often used in the business setting, but MLA is what we use here at APUS/AMU and used in other university settings. The MLA or APA choice is for documentation of sources.
? You will submit your written report in MS Word in Week 7. You must have at least four sources. (Rubric and more details below as well as in Week 7 lesson tab.)
? You will present a presentation of your report using PPT (MS PowerPoint) in Week 8 (rubric and more details below and in Week 8 lesson tab).
Directions: You many choose any of the topics below for your Final Project Report.
– Outsourcing has become common in the business world, particularly when an organization experiences large growth. Your organization is pondering whether or not it should establish an in-house advertising department or if it should outsource the advertising to another agency. Research what other organizations in similar circumstances have done to find the advantages and disadvantages of each. Based on your research and conclusions, offer recommendations to your management.
Required Components (All pages are double spaced except cover letter page):
Cover page/Letter format* (in place of ?cover page? in graphic below)
Title page (pagination should start here)
Summary (see rubric, one paragraph for each bullet)
Table of Contents (one page)
[Your 6-10 pages of content should begin here in the body of your report:]
Introduction (see rubric for included components?include thesis statement)
*Discussion (The main body of your report) [Technical illustration component belongs IN the discussion section]
Conclusions/Recommendation (See rubric for what this should include)
*Technical Illustration (at least one, original, belongs within in the discussion area)
[Page breaks within the body are not necessary, but headings/subheadings are helpful]
[End of 6-10 page content calculation]
Works Cited (separate page) [or reference list if using APA]
Appendix (at least one item and be sure to refer to it in the body of your report.) Goes after Works Cited?on a new page.
View the grading rubric to see the particular elements in each component