Instructions How to Write

Essay Structure

- a (brief) history of the company and how it formed
- its key initial success drivers, financial milestones or achievements
- any major changes in its structure over its life – ie mergers/demergers/major capital management programs etc
- the generally accepted reasons that caused its failure
- the social impact of its failure – both internally (ie staff) and externally, across the wider business community and society in general
- internal and extnal environmental considerations/factors
- a summary of the lessons learned

SUGGESTED FORMAT, APPROACH AND MARKING ALLOCATIONS

TITLE PAGE
Your title or cover page needs to convey the main information about your assignment. It must look professional and include:
The Course Code and Name
The title of the assessment task
Name of the Course-Coordinator and of your tutor
Trimester, year and date of submission

INTRODUCTION
The Introduction should give an overview of your essay, possibly covering the following aspects:
Purpose of the essay
A summary of key themes, ideas, aspects covbered or findings
Abridged findings/recommendations.

BACKGROUND: COMPANY OVERVIEW/HISTORY
A (brief) history of the company and how it formed
Initial success drivers, financial milestones or achievements
Any major changes in its structure over its life – ie mergers/demergers/major capital management programs etc
Other relevant information

BODY OF ESSAY: ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
The main body of the essay should provide a critical evaluation of the internal and external environmental factors impacting the entities financial crisis and/or collapse. This may include a discussion and analysis around (but not limited to) the following aspects:
Environmental analysis (SCEEFLPTD); Social, Cultural, Economic, Environmnetal, Financial, Legal-regulatory, Political, Technological, Demographic.
Generally accepted reasons that caused its failure - should be identified, discussed and, where possible, explained.
Impact of its failure – both internally (ie staff) and externally, across the general business community, society and wider environmental context.
Summary of the key lessons learned

CONCLUSIONS AND FINDINGS
The Conclusion is your evaluation or summary of the major points and key findings (summary of lessons learned) as detailed in the Analysis and Discussion. The Conclusion should always be concise and must not contain any new information. It should draw the information together and summarise what you have found.

RECOMMENDATIONS
Your recommendations are the culmination of all your work and should deliver a well‐rounded and thoughtful ending to your essay. The material in the body of your essay provides the basis for your considerations. The conclusion provides a summary of your deliberation over your findings. The recommendations provide the reader with your considered opinions of what would be the best decision(s) to make, or course(s) of action to follow (moving forward), based on your research and critical analysis.

For this assignment your recommendations should be directed towards both the internal management/directors of the company and also any interested external stakeholders.

REFERENCES
This must contain full details of all sources referred to or cited in the assignment, using the Federation University author‐date (APA) style.

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