Purpose: Presents facts and information from outside sources on the topic of your project.This is a topical presentation from your formal research of what others have written and developed on the subject and identified key issues of your subject. It will cover a minimum of a twenty-five sources of different types (not just from the Internet), and demonstrate an ability to discover and summarize the key research that has been done in this area. Resources from a wide variety of sources and several perspectives to present a balanced view, including internet searches, articles and information retrieved from OCS sources, personal interviews and email queries, prior coursework/texts (if available), etc.The review should utilize transitions and summary thoughts in your own words, not be made up of just a series of quotes, etc., and must be presented in a logical sequence. Any direct quotes from sources must be within quotation marks and properly cited.
Any paraphrase information from an outside source must be properly cited, as well. Follow APA format for research citations.As this is a capstone project, you will include in your research cited information, as applicable, from at least six of the eleven prior coursework topics covered in your MBA program:1. Applied Management Theory2. Ethics and Legal Aspects of Management3. Decision Making and Essential Business Communication4. Human Resources Management5. Accounting and Finance for Managers6. Economic Analysis for Managers7. Marketing for Management8. Organizational Behavior9. Global Management10. Leadership and Organizational Change11. Business Strategy and Policy Analysis of Key Issues (5-6 pages) Purpose: The "heart" of the study - to thoroughly examine the information and literature discovered in the research. This goes beyond the Information and Literature Review to give your analysis of the facts and information discovered from the outside sources. What themes appear, and what does the information show? What do the facts "say" about the issues about your topic, including the ethical dimension of your topic?
The best way to organize this section is to repeat the key questions (that were presented earlier), and use the results from the study to answer them. This is the student's analysis, but all statements must exhibit a rationale based on the research. Feel free to cite sources within this section.Recommendations and Conclusion (4-5 pages) Purpose: To offer specific recommendations addressing the problem, issue, challenge, or opportunity you have addressed in your paper, including action steps to implement the recommendations. Include a paragraph of concluding remarks.