Buy BUSI 101 – Introduction to Business – Summer I 2016

Buy BUSI 101 – Introduction to Business – Summer I 2016

Research Project & Presentation Overview: For this assignment you are required to research, and write a report detailing the setting up and the running of a successful business in the UAE. You will be required to work in groups of 3 students in order to complete this assignment.

Business selection: Details for this assignment and guidance on writing the report are provided below. The business should be selected in consultation with all team members. Please note that you must obtain instructor approval prior to beginning work on your project.

DUE DATE: June 15,

Research Project & Presentation Overview: For this assignment you are required to research, and write a report detailing the setting up and the running of a successful business in the UAE. You will be required to work in groups of 3 students in order to complete this assignment.

Business selection: Details for this assignment and guidance on writing the report are provided below. The business should be selected in consultation with all team members. Please note that you must obtain instructor approval prior to beginning work on your project.

DUE DATE: June 15, 2016

The team presentations will be 15 minutes in length (+5 minutes Q&A) on June 20, 2016. Every member of the group should participate in presenting the paper. Moreover, please note attendance during all presentations is mandatory. Failure to attend will result in loss of marks. Research Project. Task and Requirements  You are required to write a report detailing the steps involved in setting up a new business, starting with a Business Plan and Feasibility for

The team presentations will be 15 minutes in length (+5 minutes Q&A) on June 20, 2016. Every member of the group should participate in presenting the paper. Moreover, please note attendance during all presentations is mandatory. Failure to attend will result in loss of marks. Research Project. Task and Requirements  You are required to write a report detailing the steps involved in setting up a new business, starting with a Business Plan and Feasibility for successful launch of the business.  Produce a PowerPoint presentation that will last a maximum of 15 minutes (plus 5 minutes for Q&A).  Your research questions/topic must be clear and focused.  You should take into account your own interests, as this will make the assignment much more personal and interesting for you.  You should strive to make your presentation as engaging as possible. Try not to read off a note card or off the slide. Make eye-contact. Ideas for content and structure of the Project Report and Presentation (but not necessarily limited to) are:  A Business Plan  Research: Demand for the Product/Service  Name of your Business  Type of Product/ Service  Why you chose this type of business and its product or service  Details of existing and potential competition.  Resource Requirements: human, skill sets of potential employees, management needs etc.  Organizational Structure  Suppliers/Raw Materials  Business Financials including projected revenue and anticipated timelines/ forecast for profit.  Expected Costs (both fixed and variable) for e.g. business expenses, salaries, suppliers, marketing expenses etc.  Present the Business Plan to potential investors/ lenders to raise funds and finance.  Marketing Strategy for product placement, positioning and publicity campaigns.  How to differentiate your product/service from the competition.  Regulation / compliance and legal requirements for setting up your business.  Threats/weaknesses and strengths/opportunities to consider.  Bibliography and References in Alphabetical order. Work cited should show a variety of reliable sources used and not limited to just internet articles. Obtaining instructor approval: a. Once your group has agreed on a business, you must delegate ONE group member who will be responsible for informing the instructor of the group’s choice. Email choice to instructor. b. Have at least one alternative choice – in case the first choice is not approved, or another group has selected it. Writing the report The report should represent the combined efforts of all group members. Report should include: i. Title page: title of paper, authors, date ii. Abstract page: • The abstract page should be a coherent summary of the whole report. It should provide the reader with a clear understanding of the report without having to look at any other part of the report. iii. Body of the paper: In the body of the paper you should: • Identify/discuss why the selected business is important • Show substantive knowledge relevant to the business • Show and apply your knowledge of research relevant to the business as well as knowledge from class lectures and discussions. iv. Recommendations/conclusion v. Reference page Tables/Figures/Appendices • Appendix: At a minimum, your paper will have to have one appendix. The appendix should include a list of every group member’s contribution to the report (e.g., person x –section xyz, person y- editing, and person z – research and gathering data, etc.). Note: The project grades are generally the same for all group members. However, in the event considerable differences in effort/input are observed, the instructor reserves the right to assign individual grades. In other words, each group member may be held accountable for his/her unique contribution to the project. Editing: i. After all sections have been expanded upon, the report should undergo several revisions. Make sure the entire report is appropriately edited (e. g., all grammatical errors are corrected, etc.) and that there are no differences in writing style between the various sections of the report. ii. The length of the report should be between 10 and 12 pages of content (i.e., this excludes first page, abstract page, reference pages, appendices, etc.). iii. Other formatting considerations: paper must be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point font, and double-spaced.

4. Report Submission: Both a soft copy AND a hard copy should be posted on Blackboard/handed in on or before the due date (June 15, 2016). Should you have any specific questions regarding the project, please make sure to contact your instructor prior to the due date. Thank you!

Research Project & Presentation Overview: For this assignment you are required to research, and write a report detailing the setting up and the running of a successful business in the UAE. You will be required to work in groups of 3 students in order to complete this assignment. Business selection: Details for this assignment and guidance on writing the report are provided below. The business should be selected in consultation with all team members. Please note that you must obtain instructor approval prior to beginning work on your project. DUE DATE: June 15, 2016 The team presentations will be 15 minutes in length (+5 minutes Q&A) on June 20, 2016. Every member of the group should participate in presenting the paper. Moreover, please note attendance during all presentations is mandatory. Failure to attend will result in loss of marks. Research Project. Task and Requirements  You are required to write a report detailing the steps involved in setting up a new business, starting with a Business Plan and Feasibility for successful launch of the business.  Produce a PowerPoint presentation that will last a maximum of 15 minutes (plus 5 minutes for Q&A).  Your research questions/topic must be clear and focused.  You should take into account your own interests, as this will make the assignment much more personal and interesting for you.  You should strive to make your presentation as engaging as possible. Try not to read off a note card or off the slide. Make eye-contact. Ideas for content and structure of the Project Report and Presentation (but not necessarily limited to) are:  A Business Plan  Research: Demand for the Product/Service  Name of your Business  Type of Product/ Service  Why you chose this type of business and its product or service  Details of existing and potential competition.  Resource Requirements: human, skill sets of potential employees, management needs etc.  Organizational Structure  Suppliers/Raw Materials  Business Financials including projected revenue and anticipated timelines/ forecast for profit.  Expected Costs (both fixed and variable) for e.g. business expenses, salaries, suppliers, marketing expenses etc.  Present the Business Plan to potential investors/ lenders to raise funds and finance.  Marketing Strategy for product placement, positioning and publicity campaigns.  How to differentiate your product/service from the competition.  Regulation / compliance and legal requirements for setting up your business.  Threats/weaknesses and strengths/opportunities to consider.  Bibliography and References in Alphabetical order. Work cited should show a variety of reliable sources used and not limited to just internet articles. Obtaining instructor approval: a. Once your group has agreed on a business, you must delegate ONE group member who will be responsible for informing the instructor of the group’s choice. Email choice to instructor. b. Have at least one alternative choice – in case the first choice is not approved, or another group has selected it. Writing the report The report should represent the combined efforts of all group members. Report should include: i. Title page: title of paper, authors, date ii. Abstract page: • The abstract page should be a coherent summary of the whole report. It should provide the reader with a clear understanding of the report without having to look at any other part of the report. iii. Body of the paper: In the body of the paper you should: • Identify/discuss why the selected business is important • Show substantive knowledge relevant to the business • Show and apply your knowledge of research relevant to the business as well as knowledge from class lectures and discussions. iv. Recommendations/conclusion v. Reference page Tables/Figures/Appendices • Appendix: At a minimum, your paper will have to have one appendix. The appendix should include a list of every group member’s contribution to the report (e.g., person x –section xyz, person y- editing, and person z – research and gathering data, etc.). Note: The project grades are generally the same for all group members. However, in the event considerable differences in effort/input are observed, the instructor reserves the right to assign individual grades. In other words, each group member may be held accountable for his/her unique contribution to the project. Editing: i. After all sections have been expanded upon, the report should undergo several revisions. Make sure the entire report is appropriately edited (e. g., all grammatical errors are corrected, etc.) and that there are no differences in writing style between the various sections of the report. ii. The length of the report should be between 10 and 12 pages of content (i.e., this excludes first page, abstract page, reference pages, appendices, etc.). iii. Other formatting considerations: paper must be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point font, and double-spaced. 4. Report Submission: Both a soft copy AND a hard copy should be posted on Blackboard/handed in on or before the due date (June 15, 2016). Should you have any specific questions regarding the project, please make sure to contact your instructor prior to the due date. Thank you!

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