MANAGERIAL DECISION AREA

Portfolio Paper should concern a major MANAGERIAL DECISION AREA that would be made within a firm. It is suggested but not necessary that this decision area would be one in which you have personal experience. Some examples would include: (1) Starting a new business or entering a new market; (2) Hiring part-time workers rather than full time to handle an increase in demand for the company’s product; (3) Outsourcing work versus doing it “in-house;” (4) Negotiating labor or supplier contracts; (5) Developing either a personal or departmental budget and then controlling toward it; (6) Purchasing versus leasing machinery; and (7) Phasing out a product or moving out of a market. Note these are only a few examples, but I would like to see your topic selection posted on the discussion board by the Wednesday of Unit two.

· A minimum of 6 pages not to exceed 15, typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 pt font, using APA standard

· A minimum of 6 pages including a summary of your understanding of the biblical implications for the topic.

· A reference page

· A minimum of 10 references are required, including the text, The Holy Bible, books and articles from academic sources (Net Library), and other periodicals.