The instructions for this assignment is listed along with an excel document that shows you how to calculate the financial ratios. The text book was too large to upload, but the site is right here https://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/Mastering%20… The company that we are doing is Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV [NYS: FCAU] There is only three parts in this assignment that I need to do. They are:financial analysis – not copied data from internettechnique analysis – IFE, EFE, CPM, BCG matrix, Grand Strategy Matrix, and QSPMalternative strategy generationWhen doing the financial analysis don’t copy the data from the internet. Please do the calculations and discuss it within the financial analysis. Please don’t copy the table information for the technique analysis – IFE, EFE, CPM, BCG matrix, Grand Strategy Matrix, and QSPM. Please research the company and fill out the charts and Matrixes. Use the text book if you can and sites that involve the company. Please use APA in text citations for all references. If you need anything else please let me know.
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Assignment 3: Strategic Plan (Group Assignment) (Week 8)
Phase 1: Assignment Instructions:
This assignment is the last of three assignments. Students will use the tools and
concepts learned in the course and in previous business courses to develop an
understanding of how organizations develop and manage strategies to establish,
safeguard and sustain its position in a competitive market.
This assignment is a group project. You will be placed into groups consisting of no
more than four students each. Groups will be assigned early, and the expectation is
that the groups will work on the various parts of the assignment as relevant content is
covered throughout the course. The group will act as a self-directed team, and will
therefore determine its own leadership, timetable, task list, guidelines for
communication, goals, and so forth. As an individual, you are expected to participate
fully in the project. You are required to use the UMUC group area for discussion.
You will actively participate in completing the assignment and group members will
receive the same group grade. However, free-riders who contribute little will receive a
different grade than the group grade at the discretion of the instructor. If you fail to
contribute to the project, a zero for the assignment will be assigned.
Throughout the course, you have learned about the strategic management and have
practiced the various stages through the completion of assignments and learning
activities. In phase 1 of this final project, you will work in a group to create a strategic
plan and present the plan in a professional manner. The plan requires a paper
submitted to the Assignment Folder.
You will perform a strategic plan on a company, from the list provided below. However,
instructors may elect to assign a company on the list or of his or her choosing or one of
their own as long as previous companies provided in the course are not
used. Starbucks, Walmart, Amazon and Apple may not be used. Students who fail to
use the companies on the list or an unapproved company will receive a zero for the
assignment. The company we are using is listed below.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV [NYS: FCAU]
In completing the assignment, you will perform research on the company provided,
answer the questions below in narrative form and follow the steps provided below.
Step 1: Preparation for the Assignment
In writing this assignment, you will read and do the following:
Read the grading rubric for the assignment. Use the grading rubric while writing
the plan to ensure all requirements are met.
Third person writing is required. Third person means that there are no words
such as I, me, my, we, or us (first person writing), nor is there use of you or
your (second person writing). If uncertain how to write in the third person, view
this link: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/first-second-andthird-person.
Contractions are not used in business writing, so you are NOT to use contraction
in writing this assignment.
You are expected to paraphrase and are NOT use direct quotes unless related
to a company’s mission or vision statements. You are expected to paraphrase,
which can be learned by reviewing this
You are responsible for APA only for in-text citations and a reference list. Cite
the page or paragraph number.
You may use the resources from the course and from your research. You may
not use books and page and paragraph numbers must be used.
Read all course material and perform independent research to provide a
comprehensive strategic plan.
Step 2: How to Set Up the Plan
Create a double-spaced, 12-point font Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document. The
final product will be no more than 20 pages in length excluding the title page and
reference page. Write clearly and concisely.
Follow this format for the comprehensive strategic plan:
Title page with title, your name, the course, the instructors name;
vision and mission
(This is the only part of the assignment that I have to do)
1. financial analysis – not copied data from internet
2. technique analysis – IFE, EFE, CPM, BCG matrix, Grand Strategy Matrix,
3. alternative strategy generation
strategy and prioritization selection
action plan for implementation
Step 3: Create an introductory paragraph.
Step 4: Develop the plan:
Discuss strategies used at corporate, business and function levels using the
concepts learned in the course;
Recommend specific strategies and long-term objectives;
Recommend procedures for strategy review and evaluation;
Use frameworks and tools discussed throughout the course.
Step 5: Strategy Recommendations
Identify strategy recommendations using the following format for the formulation of
View Strategy Content Guidelines.
Goal (The desired outcomes to be achieved)
Objective (Measurable milestone toward accomplishing the Goal)
Strategy (The approach used to achieve the Goal)
Tactic (A specific activity undertaken to implement the Strategy)
Review this resource to differentiate between strategic planning and operational
planning: strategy versus tactics
Step 6: Review
Using the grading rubric as a comparison, read through the paper to ensure all required
elements are presented.
Step 7: Proofread
Proofread the paper for spelling and grammatical issues, and third person writing.
Use the spell and grammar check in Word as a first measure;
Have someone who has excellent English skills to proof the paper;
Consider submitting the paper to the Effective Writing Center (EWC). The EWC
will provide 4-6 areas that may need improvement.
Step 8: Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder. (The assignment submitted to
the Assignment Folder will be considered a students final product and therefore ready
for grading by the instructor. It is incumbent upon the student to verify the assignment
is the correct submission. No exceptions will be considered by the instructor.)
Net Working Capital
Current Assets – Current Liabilities
Operating Working Capital
Current Assets – Non-interest bearing current
Current Assets/Current Liabilities
Quick or Acid test
(Current Assets – Inventories)/Current Liabilities
Average Collection Period
aka: (Days Sales Outstanding)
Credit sales/accounts receivable
(this is using the assumption that all sales
are credit sales)
Cost of Goods Sold/Inventories
Days Sales in Inventory
(Average Age of Inventory)
Financial-Leverage or Debt Management:
Total Debt/Total Assets
Times Interest Earned
Gross Profit Margin
Operating Profit Margin
Net profit Margin
Operating Income Return on Investment
Operating Income/Total Assets
Total Asset Turnover
Fixed Assets Turnover
Sales/Net Fixed Assets
Return on Equity (ROE)
Net income/Common Equity that includes par,
paid-in capital and retained earnings
Return on Total Assets (ROA)
Net Income/Total Assets
Net profit/number of shares outstanding
Equity book value per share
Common equity/# of shares
Price per share/Earnings per share
Price per share/equity book value per share
(Operating return on assets – cost of capital)*total assets
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