Demonstrate Information Literacy 20% Ability to Use Practical Business Tools 20% Ability to Analyze Complex Situation in a Realist Business Environment 30% Excluding tables and figures, the paper should be at least 1500-1800 words long.

The assigned company is Ecolab, Inc. Students will complete two case analyses during the course. The instructor will explain how to implement this method during the first week of classes. All students will write a term paper based on a case assigned to them as individuals as a first assignment. All analyses are required to include research documenting information not found in the organization’s own websites or publications. A written summary of what is in the firms says about itself will not receive a passing grade for this assignment. References must be listed and in the term paper cited in the proper locations. You can use APA Style (author name, publication year) or you can use footnotes. If you find analyses like a SWOT or Five Forces analysis on the internet you may use them but cite where it is from and back it up with your own analyses (i.e., don’t rely on someone else’s judgment exclusively). Include a reference page in your term paper and a reference slide in your group’s presentation slides. All students’ papers will be checked for originality by the TURNITIN system. This check will look for duplication of other students’ papers as well as duplication (or copying) from sources in the library and internet. A number of you are asking for more guidance on the term paper. Here is some information I put together that may be helpful. The IACBE information is what that organization wants you to be judged on when you graduate. We use your term paper, among other things like your senior seminar exams, to help us judge these criteria. Basis for (IACBE) International Accreditation Council for Business Education Ratings Ability to Apply Higher Learning in the Fields of Business 30% (Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting) Ability to Demonstrate Information Literacy 20% Ability to Use Practical Business Tools 20% Ability to Analyze Complex Situation in a Realist Business Environment 30% Excluding tables and figures, the paper should be at least 1500-1800 words long. That is the minimum length and it does not guarantee the maximum grade. You must list your sources with enough detail (either the DOI or the URL) so that I can find what you were researching. You should include: A title page and a reference page (use APA format for the references and citations) Headings, page numbers Labels for your Tables and Figures The paper is worth 240 points towards your course grade so:

Criterion Points Received/Points Possible Means:

Fields of Business 72/72

Is what you say accurate?

Information Literacy 48/48

How complete is your research?

Practical Tool Use 48/48

Did you use ratios, tables, etc.?

Analysis 72/72

Are your suggestions reasonable?

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