The final project enables you to infuse theories, concepts, and vocabulary learned in the course with a contemporary management issue. Since business management is the subject of the report, content should never drift from the identified purpose. This final project is an applied analysis; therefore, you should only use experts to support your positions, arguments, suggestions, or recommendations.
Using only academic business resources, such as those accessed through the NJ State Library and TESU databases, prepare a professional management analysis on one of the issues listed below.
You can access the TESU databases through the myEdison portal. Look under the Educational Tab in the My Resources block.
Before accessing the NJ State Library databases, you will need to apply for a library card, which is free for TESU students. https://www.njstatelib.org/research_library/get_a_library_card/state_employee_and_tesc_students/
- The changing environment of human resources management
- Applying equal employment laws and other regulations
- Management issues involving discrimination-protected groups (e.g., LGBTQ workers)
- Managing in a technologically mediated business environment
- Recruitment and management in a retracting economy
- Supply chain management and transportation logistics
- Skills and training demands of globalization
- The impact of healthcare reform on managing American workers
- Managing in a union environment
- Management ethics violations and their impact on the respective organizations
- Management risks and returns in today’s economy
- Islamophobia and its impact on American management
- How management must plan and respond to crisis
- Managing not-for-profit organizations in an economic decline
- Outsourcing tax credit and management planning for labor
You may request a special issue choice beyond these suggestions, but you must have mentor approval before starting this assignment.
In your paper, be sure to include the following:
- Introduction and topic selection. Provide a brief focus statement about your paper, a synopsis of your chosen topic, and what the reader can expect.
- Functions of management. Explain how your chosen topic relates to the four functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
- Management skills. Explain how management skills are utilized in terms of your topic. Be sure to analyze which skills would be useful and why.
- Motivated workforce. Assess how your topic relates to building a motivated workforce. Where applicable, discuss how diversity plays a role. Explain what human resource management principles apply here.
- Solutions. Discuss how the findings can be expanded, implemented, or promoted when determining managerial solutions. Apply specific theories or models that would benefit this issue.
- Summary. Culminate your paper with a few concluding paragraphs about what your paper discussed and how it can be beneficial to practitioners.
- Module 1—Discussion Forum: Management Issue of Choice
- Module 4—Discussion Forum: Statement of Purpose
For this final paper, thoroughly discuss your chosen topic and, when possible, provide specific examples or recommendations.
Your paper should:
- Be 1750 to 2500 words in length. It must be prepared using Calibri 11-font or Arial 11-font with 1-inch margins.
- Include author’s full name appearing in the paper’s footer left margin, along with the page number centered, and the course at the right margin.
- Include a cover sheet, a table of contents, and an appropriate References section in addition to its content pages.
- Follow academic research approaches and APA citation format, including in-text citations and a References list. All references must have integrity of source (i.e., professional journals, newspapers, books, and media sources). Encyclopedias, including Wikipedia, college textbooks, and dictionaries are not acceptable sources for college writing.
- Be well-developed and convey your understanding of the readings and concepts.
Be organized, coherent, and unified.
- Be free of spelling, structure, and grammatical errors.
If you have questions about the requirements of the paper, be sure to discuss them with your mentor well in advance of the final submission. Consult the Course Calendar for this paper's due date. It must be submitted by the last day of the semester.
The following links provide online writing aids to help you with your paper assignments.
- OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University
- Writer's Handbook, the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
- APA Guidelines