Case Study Part 3
Turn in Part 3 of the case study at the end of Unit 5.
The following Course Outcome is assessed in this assignment:
GB519-3: Examine global interconnectedness as it applies to managerial accounting and decision-making.
The third and final part of the case study is due at the end of Unit 5. Part 3 of the case study is a PowerPoint presentation with voiceover recording. The voiceover will be the narrative you would be presenting if this were a live presentation. You will be making a presentation to the board of directors of your organization.
Your Unit 4 Case Study Part 2 Assignment will be the starting point for your PowerPoint presentation. Begin with a brief introduction on the introductory slide. Then, using your Unit 4 case study assignment as the basis, build a PowerPoint presentation that discusses all required components of the analysis of your selected manufacturing organization. However, the presentation will include an additional segment not required in the case paper. If you have not submitted the Unit 4 Case Study Part 2 Assignment, you will not be eligible to submit Unit 5 Case Study Part 3.
Like the Unit 4 Case Study Part 2 Assignment, your PPT presentation should:
- Be based on the unit reading and additional articles.
- Begin with a brief review of the organization. Keep in mind that the members of the board may or may not have read the report you completed in Parts 1 and 2 of the project. Even though this will be a brief presentation, it should include all essential information and data.
- Identify significant costs in your organization.
- Include a section devoted to cost-volume-profit analysis (CVP).
- Discuss budgeting considerations. Include the organization’s budget process and budget variances and discuss management decisions related to budgeting.
- Present a balanced scorecard, incorporating all four of the organizational dimensions (financial, customer, internal business, and learning and growth).
New Requirement for the Presentation: Next, incorporate a discussion of “global interconnectedness” as it applies to your organization. Use the textbook and the additional article readings as a basis for analysis. For example, how do global economic pressures impact your organization? Are there any direct or indirect international competitors? If so, how is that competition managed? Discuss any heuristic implications or biases based on global interconnectedness.
Finally, end with a summary review of the performance evaluation. (A formal “Conclusion” slide is required.) What are the key strengths and weaknesses of the organization? What changes would you recommend be made to the current organizational strategy?
Additional content could include a discussion of any potential biases that could potentially impact the outcome of the decision-making process related to the continued success of the organization.
The PowerPoint presentation should include 12–14 slides. The first slide must be a title slide, and the final slide must be your reference list. The audio presentation (voiceover) should be 15–20 minutes long. In addition to recording the voiceover, the text of your voiceover must be written into the Notes section of each slide.
Proper grammar and spelling will be an important part of the assignment. So, be sure to perform a spell check.
Important Note: One of the most important techniques to use in any PowerPoint presentation is to create clean, crisp slides that use a minimal number of bullet points. If the slide is too cluttered, the presentation suffers. Therefore, the Notes section underneath each slide should be the place where all of the topics in that slide are thoroughly developed. Do not add the body of your presentation to the slides. Only incorporate the main “talking points,” then use the Notes section to add all of the body, thereby creating a more professional and robust presentation. Do NOT simply read the text of your Unit 4 Case Paper for the presentation; that would be ineffective.
Name your assignment PPT filename using this format: LastName_FirstName_Unit#_AssignmentName. For example: Smith_Joan_Unit5_CasePart3.
Assignments submitted late will be subject to the Late Policy described in your Syllabus.
Please review the rubric document for a complete understanding of how your assignments will be assessed. Doing so will help you successfully complete your assignments.
Submit your completed assignment to the Unit 5 Assignment Dropbox. Assignments are due Tuesday 11:59 p.m. ET of their assigned unit.