Write a 5 – 6 page paper on some current business-related “world event”. In this paper you are expected to critically analyze this event and discuss its potential impact on globalization and world trade.
This paper must be in APA format with appropriate quotes and references. Include a cover page and a Reference page, neither of which counts toward the 5-6 pages. Please understand that 5 pages is a minimum. The format for this paper and relative weighting towards the assignment grade is as follows:
- Review of Situation (15%)
- Analysis (25%)
- Potential Impact (25%)
- Conclusions (20%)
It is highly recommended that you organize your paper according to these topics. Writing and following APA formatting will contribute to 15% of the grade.
Note that “Analysis” and “Potential Impact” are weighted most heavily. Understanding why something has occurred and what that means to business – particularly in terms of numbers – are critical skills for MBA students today. Think of how you can quantify the event’s impact on globalization, global trade and/or a specific business or company. Doing your own financial analysis of the event (i.e., do some calculations to show impact) will really help you achieve higher scores on the “Potential Impact” section of your paper. As you know, we want to speak in terms shareholders typically want to hear – metrics that reflect shareholder value. And be sure your paper reflects this.Events involving recent IMF actions, specific company news, economic actions of countries (e.g. China, Germany, the UK, etc.), activities in Africa, and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) news are all example topics. Please do not write a paper on any topics we have already discussed or will discuss in any of the Discussion Boards in this class. You will receive no credit if you do so. Any other news event that will impact global business in some way is acceptable. Please contact me if you have any questions about the appropriateness of the topic you are considering.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You can choose the topic whatever you want but please do not choose Corona virus, Venezuela/Brazil-IMF relations, NAFTA or US&China tariffs (We got these topics as debate topics in the class, this is why we can’t choose these ones:) And as he mentioned above, please do not choose our previous short paper topics.
In my opinion, activities in Africa or a merge & acquisition would be good.