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Write a memo about the expansion opportunity for which you will request funding. This paper should be a simple, narrative description.
You will focus on the task of evaluating investment opportunities. Investment analysis is simply a process of identifying risks and opportunities, developing and analysing viable alternative courses of action, and making recommendations.
Ideally an investment is desirable if the net present value (NPV) of its projected future incremental cash flows is greater than zero, when discounted at the estimated current risk-adjusted cost of capital. When choosing among multiple potential investments, the one with the highest NPV is preferable.
MBA 640 Module Three Executive Memo Guidelines and Rubric Overview: The executive memorandum assignment requires your careful consideration of an appropriate, sensible investment project for your chosen company.
Furthermore, this assignment will develop and demonstrate your ability to find useful, authoritative information sources about your selected company, its industry, its economic environment, and the particular investment opportunity.
Prompt: Write a memo about the expansion opportunity for which you will request funding in your final project proposal. This paper should be 1–2 pages long and should include only a simple narrative description. You do not need fancy formatting, numbers, tables, or graphs in this document.
List your key information sources about the organisation you have chosen for your final project, explaining in one to two sentences each how source is relevant to your project. Your memo should identify the source (not just a website address) plus, in general, describe what information that source can reliably provide.
Your sources must be authoritative. The company’s own website is an authoritative source for its own public financial and other information, for example. Serious business or economic sites, such as Bloomberg, or industry trade journals can be authoritative sources for fairly unbiased news about the organisation or its industry.
Other reliable sources could educate you about the business environment in your project’s target country (e. g., the CIA World Fact book). Someone you know who has worked for that organisation or in that industry could also be an excellent source of certain information. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
Sources could be published or online; they could even include a person you know with experience in that industry. The sources will almost certainly include the company’s website; you might also follow its Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Guidelines for Submission: Your executive memo must be 1–2 pages long (excluding the reference page), doubled spaced, written in 12-point Times New Roman font. Your reference page should be in APA style.
Rubric Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (90 %) Needs Improvement (70%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Meets “Proficient” criteria and the overview exhibits insight and detailed reasoning supported by evidence
Provides a complete narrative overview of an expansion project and country and includes reasoning
Provides a narrative overview of an expansion project and country but submission lacks details and/or solid reasoning
Does not provide a narrative overview of an expansion project and country
Key Information Sources
Meets “Proficient” criteria and the sources reflect depth of research and critical thinking
Provides key authoritative and relevant information sources related to the company, country, and/or industry
Provides key information sources related to the company, country, and/or industry, but sources are not authoritative and/or relevant
Does not provide key information sources related to the company, country, and/or industry
Source Notes Meets “Proficient” criteria and the notation are well-detailed and exhibit depth of critical thinking
Provides notations for each source, noting the source’s relevance and describing what information the source will provide
Provides notations for each source, but the notations lack detail, relevance, and/or logic regarding information sources will provide
Does not provide notations for each source
Articulation of Response
Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization and is presented in a professional and easy-to-read format
Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization
Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas
Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas