Business Report Instructions
OBJECTIVES: When you have completed this application, you will be able to: Complete Business
Proposals and Business Reports – See Objectives for each chapter 12 and 13 outlined in the course
textbook. This is an individual writing assignment.
Suggestions for Working on This Project: In the course textbook, read-Why Does This Matter?
on page369 and Why Does This Matter? on page 405. Make sure to read Chapters (12 and 13) in
the course textbook before working on this assignment.
Instructions: Investigate and collect data to outline a Business Proposal such as: your objective,
methodology, findings, conclusions, and recommendations. Make sure to identify five applicable
secondary business sources (not including the textbook) to support your findings.
Use the outlined information in the Business Proposal to write an effective short formal Business
Report inclusive of the following parts: title page, table of contents, executive summary, and body
with at least one page with graphic/s. Make sure to select three direct quotes from three of the
identified five secondary sources. The sources should be used as three in-text citations (APA or
MLA format) to support the findings. The total length of the body is three to four double-spaced
pages NOT including the title page, table of contents, executive summary, and reference page.
Make sure to list the five secondary sources used to support your findings in the reference page
(APA or MLA format).
Business Case 1- Write an effective formal report on a current business issue (recent issue within
the six months of this assignment).
Business Case 2 – Discipline Specific/Industry Skills – Investigate whether graduating
undergraduate business majors are equipped with industry expected skills, e.g. soft skills
(communication, team, etc.) or hard skills (discipline/major-specific skills). *Based on findings –
list and explain the six most important skills – three soft skills and three hard skills – employers
want interns and/or new employees to possess when hired for a position within the organization.
*This means regardless of whether graduating undergraduate business majors are equipped – ornot equipped with industry expected skills. Make sure to provide evidence to support your position.
Format the Report – Margins – use one-inch for all pages – top/bottom and side margins.
Spacing – Double space the body of the report (all pages) – Single-space some elements, such as
the entries in the references page and information in tables or other graphic components.
Headings – Use Level 1 Headings only-see page 418 Table 13.6
For visual purposes only, in the course textbook see pages 423-431.
• Please Note- I encourage you to submit in a timely manner rather than the
last minute. Remember, technology happens the system will close as
Business Report Instructions
scheduled. Reports emailed after midnight due to submission issues will be
• DO NOT PDF the report.
• Do not link the report.
• The report must be in Microsoft Word
• Your graphic should not take up an entire page, if this is the case add an
additional page with text.
• Submit the assignment as an attached file in the – Name the file- use your Last
Name and BusReport (Ex. SmithBusReport).
The due date/time for this assignment is 11/29/2020