Instructions follow in three parts – required format, rules covering submissions and grading, and the topic for individual case assignments,
All case assignments must follow a simple memorandum format with the following sections:
1. The paragraph, a short one, must contain a sentence must stating the response to the required topic. For example, if a recommendation is required, the sentence might start with “I recommend . . .” or “This is to recommend that . . .” If a question is given, the sentence must respond to the question directly. The paragraph should also contain a summary of the justification for the response. 2. The next paragraph or two should contain the justification for the response along with supporting data or information. The latter would be a reference to a concept in Strategic Management and should include facts and information in the case. Stick with information and data provided in the case, materials taken from other sources are not acceptable. 3. A concluding statement.
This should allow students to keep their case assignments to the one page limit. The purpose for imposing this format is to encourage students to focus on what is important and avoid unnecessary information.
Place name and date on the upper right hand corner.
POLICY ON SUBMISSIONS AND GRADES
Written Assignments must be submitted by the beginning of class. These must follow the required format above, be typed, printed in a font of a size similar to what is used in this document, with adequate margins, and written for a management audience.
It is expected that written assignments are the work of the student submitting the assignment. The University’s Academic dishonesty policy will be enforced.