Business Analytical Report
Cover page and Memorandum:
A memorandum, more commonly known as a memo, is a short message or record used for internal communication in a business. Being able to write clear memos certainly can serve you well in writing internal business emails, as they often serve the same purpose.
Table of Contents:
Executive Summary: In a realistic business environment, the upper management of a company may not have time to read an entire report. This section is about 1 page long and summarizes the key points of the report, including conclusions and recommendations. Use short, clear paragraphs with headings to preface and summarize the entire report.
Introduction: 2 paragraphs that cover the following,
Sources and Methods
Body (The analysis): The main content of the report. Relevant and informative headings are used to help the reader navigate from one topic to another. This is useful for business people who may need to refer to one particular section of your report during a meeting or presentation. Must include visuals.
Conclusions: Based upon a logical evaluation of the evidence provided, you must clearly state your conclusion while providing reasons based upon the information you’ve gathered.
Recommendations (if applicable): Propose a recommended plan of action by
Establish the need for action by reemphasizing the problem or opportunity
List the steps required to achieve the benefit
Summarize costs and benefits
References (Work Cited): APA format: Minimum of 5 sources.
Other Topic for the AR paper.
What is the problem or opportunity that your analysis report will address?
To analyze the benefits of adopting a new employee dress code...
To analyze market data and present opportunities for growth
To introduce an alternative approach to a current problem
To propose solutions to declining sales
To justify a current change in the workplace