MGT 635 3&4

Please the instructions below.

UNIT TWO WORKBOOK

This unit covers the following textbook chapters:

Chapter 4
Planning: Developing Business and Acquisition Plans: Phases 1 and 2 of the Acquisition Process
Chapter 5
Implementation: Search Through Closing: Phases 3 through 10 of the Acquisition Process
Chapter 6
Postclosing Integration: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Business Alliances

Exercise: Thinking About Chapter 4

Create a three-paragraph summary of the main concepts and ideas appearing in the chapter.

  

Exercise: Thinking About Chapter 5

Create a three-paragraph summary of the main concepts and ideas appearing in the chapter.

  

Exercise: Thinking About Chapter 6

Create a three-paragraph summary of the main concepts and ideas appearing in the chapter.

  

UNIT THREE WORKBOOK

This unit covers the following textbook chapters:

Chapter 11
Structuring the Deal: Payment and Legal Considerations
Chapter 12
Structuring the Deal: Tax and Accounting Considerations
Chapter 13
Financing the Deal: Private Equity, Hedge Funds, and Other Sources of Financing

Exercise: Thinking About Chapter 11

Create a three-paragraph summary of the main concepts and ideas appearing in the chapter.

  

Exercise: Thinking About Chapter 12

Create a three-paragraph summary of the main concepts and ideas appearing in the chapter.

  

Exercise: Thinking About Chapter 13

Create a three-paragraph summary of the main concepts and ideas appearing in the chapter.

  

Units Three and Four Assignment

Your assignment is to create a 15-page multiple source essay deconstructing a peer-reviewed journal article from LIRN.  The article should rely upon an established theory or concept appearing within the reading assignments.  You should strive to choose an article related to the readings while helping you explore potential dissertation topics.

Important Due Dates and the Purpose of the Assignment

This assignment requires two separate submissions:

End of Week 1.  Submit a document containing APA formatted references and an outline of the essay.

End of Week 2.  Submit the completed essay.

Reference Textbook:

DePamphilis, D. (2014). Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities: An Integrated Approach to Process, Tools, Cases, and Solutions, 7th Edition. [Bookshelf Online]. Retrieved from https://online.vitalsource.com/#/books/9780123854889/

Grading utilizes standards assessing whether the submission met writing requirements, adhered to APA requirements, created a sound thesis, presented a sensible argument, and met the research requirements of the assignment.  Review the marks and make sure you understand how to correct the mistakes.  Please note: Your essay will be scanned at TurnItIn (TII) as to ensure an at most 15% similarity score.

Required elements: (a) cite of analyzed article during the introduction; (b) single weakness of the article as part of the thesis statement; (c) one recommendation addressing the weakness; and (d) reflection upon the recommendationAll of the elements are missing0pointsThree of the elements are missing1pointsTwo of the elements are missing2pointsOne of the elements is missing3pointsAll four elements are present4points
Classic one-paragraph introduction concluding with a weakness-driven thesis statementAll other cases0pointsIntroduction does not utilize one paragraph classic introduction style Thesis statement does not contain the weakness of the article and its cite1pointsIntroduction does not utilize one paragraph classic introduction style Thesis statement contains the weakness of the article and its cite2pointsIntroduction utilizes one paragraph classic introduction style Thesis statement does not contain the weakness of the article and its cite3pointsIntroduction utilizes one paragraph classic introduction style Thesis statement contains the weakness of the article and its cite4points
Essay logically progresses from thesis statement to recommendationAll other cases0pointsRecommendation is missing1pointsThe flow of the essay fails to lead the reader from a weakness to a recommendation2pointsThe flow of the essay leads the reader from a weakness to a recommendation addressing the weakness in a choppy or disorganized manner3pointsThe flow of the essay easily leads the reader from a weakness to a recommendation addressing the weakness4points
The reflection segment provides insight into the ramifications of the recommendationAll other cases0pointsReflection is missing1pointsThe essay concludes upon only a restatement of the essay’s content2pointsThe essay concludes upon the recommendation but not its ramifications3pointsThe essay concludes upon a reflective expression of the recommendation’s ramifications4points
Essay contains coherent arguments linking research-based claims to the appropriate conclusionsAll other cases0pointsIt is impossible to distinguish claims and evidence from surrounding text1pointsThe essay contained claims and evidence from the literature but failed to cite2pointsThe essay contained claims and evidence from the literature but may be lacking some cites3pointsThe essay contained claims and evidence from the literature and their corresponding cites4points
Paragraphs have topic sentences and flow togetherParagraphs lack topic sentences0pointsTopic sentences are confused and/or not related to the thesis1pointsParagraphs open with a short quote instead of a topic sentence2pointsParagraphs have topic sentences; however, the flow is choppy or slightly disorganized3pointsParagraphs have topic sentences allowing the writer to define a flowing essay4points
Writing is effective, nuanced, clear, and easy to readAll other cases0pointsThe essay is difficult to read and falls short of adhering to the assignment1pointsThe essay is difficult to read although it tries to adhere to the assignment2pointsThe essay is fairly easy and has a few difficult passages3pointsThe essay is easy to read4points
Font: Times New Roman, 12 point, and double-spacedAll other cases0pointsN/A1pointsN/A2pointsN/A3pointsEntire paper uses Times New Roman, 12 point4points
Margins: One-inch margins, all aroundNo attempt to use margins0pointsCannot determine whether margins were correctly utilized1pointsInconsistent margins appear throughout the essay2pointsMost of the essay uses one-inch margins3pointsEntire essay uses one-inch margins4points
Indents: One-half inch indent as to begin a paragraphNo indentation scheme is present0pointsIncoherent indentation scheme is present1pointsSeveral indentation mistakes are present2pointsA few indentation mistakes are present3pointsAll paragraphs are correctly indented4points
Properly uses APA level headingsNo attempt to correctly utilize APA level headings is present0pointsIncoherent heading scheme is present1pointsFew level headings are correctly formatted and ordered2pointsMost level headings are correctly formatted and ordered3pointsAll level headings are correctly formatted and ordered4points
Reference page uses hanging indents and is alphabetized by the last name of the first authorAll other cases0pointsReferences may not be in alphabetical order and may have no indentation1pointsReferences are in alphabetical order and may have no indentation2pointsReferences are in alphabetical order and may have incorrect indentation3pointsReferences are correctly indented and in alphabetical order4points
The essay has the correct number of APA formatted short quotesThe essay lacks short quotes0pointsIt is impossible to distinguish short quotes from the surrounding text1pointsThe essay did not have the correct number of short quotes and but not all are APA formatted2pointsThe essay had the correct number of short quotes, but not all are APA formatted3pointsThe essay has the correct number of APA formatted short quotes4points
The essay has the correct number of APA formatted figuresAll other cases0pointsFigures have minor APA formatting errors and appear in the body of the essay1pointsAll figures are APA formatted and appear in the body of the essay2pointsFigures have minor APA formatting errors and appear in an appendix3pointsFigures are APA formatted and appear in an appendix4points
The essay has the proper APA citations and referencesMissing cites and/or references0pointsIncoherent or non-APA cites and/or references appear most of the time1pointsThere is a mix of non-APA and APA cites coupled to incorrectly formatted references2pointsMost of the cites and references are correctly formatted3pointsAll cites and references are correctly formatted4points
All referenced papers are cited in the essayAll other cases0pointsConfusing or poorly formatted cites make it difficult to determine whether all referenced papers were cited1pointsForgot to cite several referenced papers2pointsForgot to cite one of the referenced papers3pointsAll referenced papers were cited4points
The essay is free of grammatical/spelling errors and minimal use of passive voiceBroken mechanics, poor word choices, and confusing sentence structure0pointsEssay contains enough grammatical and spelling errors to influence readability1pointsEssay contains several grammatical and spelling errors2pointsEssay contains a few grammatical and spelling errors3pointsEssay contains no spelling errors4points
Author differentiates the thesis from the topicThere is no attempt to differentiate the thesis statement from the topic0pointsThe differentiation between topic and thesis statement relies on a cited quote or piece of evidence1pointsThere is a confusing differentiation between the topic and weakness2pointsThere is a weak differentiation between the topic and weakness3pointsThere is a clear differentiation between the topic and the weakness4points
Author offers a defensible thesisThe essay lacks a thesis statement0pointsThe thesis statement is confusing or not fitting the assignment1pointsA defensible thesis statement, lacking the weakness, is provided2pointsPotentially defensible thesis statement involving the weakness is provided3pointsDefensible thesis statement involving the weakness is provided4points
The sources are peer-reviewed full-text journal articles fetched from the libraryMore than three articles are not from scholarly sources0pointsThree articles are not from scholarly sources1pointsTwo articles are not from scholarly sources2pointsOne article is not from a scholarly source3pointsAll sources are scholarly journal articles4points
TII reported at most a 15% plagiarism scoreFailed TII0pointsN/A1pointsN/A2pointsN/A3pointsPassed TII4points