BUSN 460 business writing question

BUSN 460 business writing question


The goal of this team project is for you to summarize and present what you’ve learned in the simulation along with what you’ve learned in this course, working from the experience you’ve gained in all of the courses you’ve taken to reach this capstone.

Your task with this project is to show the board of directors what you have learned and accomplished in your time as CEO.


Your project will be based on project milestones that your team will conduct in Weeks 3-7.

These milestones will provide you a foundation from which you will expand your research and analysis to cover the business concepts of the final report and presentation. The concept area requirements are described in the Project Grading Criteria (Links to an external site.). As would be the case in the real world, it is up to you to determine the most effective way to organize your report and presentation while ensuring all the following concept areas are fully discussed in the final report and presentation deliverables.

  1. Communications (60 points)

    • Describe methods and effectiveness of communications during your simulation project.

    • How will this experience allow you to improve your communications the future business projects? Be specific.

  2. Leadership & Conflict (20 points)

    • How did your team function during the simulation?

    • If conflict arose, how was it managed to continue productive work?

    • Did the team appoint a leader, share leadership or did a leader rise to the occasion, and what was the result?

  3. Ethics (20 points)

    • Describe any ethical dilemmas or ethical considerations experienced in the course, and how it was resolved.

    • If none existed, describe a potential ethical conflict and how your team would resolve the issue.

  4. Research (90 points)

    • What research did you perform during the simulation?

    • How did your findings impact your decision-making?

    • How will this experience allow you to improve your research in the future? Be specific.

  5. Managerial Skills (10 points)

    • Describe how your team utilized the analytical and managerial skills requires to improve business performance during the simulations.

  6. Industry Data (40 points)

    • Describe the industry data (e.g., financial performance, ratios) your team used throughout the simulation.

    • Evaluate how the data impacts long-term and short-term organizational goals.

  7. Globalized Management (10 points)

    • Discuss lessons your team learned about the global aspects of business during the simulation.

  8. Quality Improvement (20 points)

    • Discuss how your team examined issues and needs related to organizational challenges and proposed changes for quality improvement.

  9. Continuous Improvement (20 points)

    • Describe how your team applied fundamental management theories and resource management techniques to promote continuous improvement.

  10. Project Management (10 points)

    • Describe how your team applied project management and business management principles throughout the simulation.

  11. Total: 300 points

Graphic of project flow

Successful teams start building the structure of their final reports and presentations early, and make steady progress each week, so that the completion of the deliverables in Week 7 and 8 is smooth and unhurried.


The deliverables for this project include:

A 10-page/2,500-word (minimum) paper covering how each of the topic areas above were utilized throughout the CAPSIM simulation.

A PowerPoint presentation summarizing the use of each of the above topics throughout your team’s CAPSIM simulation experience.

This is the time to do your best work yet, with a polished and professional final project. Good luck!

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