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SWOT Analysis

For this assignment, select an organization of your choice on which to conduct a thorough SWOT analysis of the internal strengths and weaknesses and external opportunities and threats for that organization. You can write about your current or former workplace or any organization with which you are familiar, such as a well-known company, your church, volunteer organization, or even DeVry University.

 

Note that you must choose an actual organization; this is not a case where you could make one up.

 

Your SWOT analysis should be in a cohesive essay format—no bullet points.

 

SWOT ANALYSIS RUBRIC

Analyze the internal and external environments of the organization along the following terms. You must use the mandatory outline located in Doc Sharing to organize your paper. You do not need to turn in your outline. Your analysis should be a minimum of 1,000 words.

Section
Description
Points
I
Write a brief company history, including a mission statement if available.
15
II

Thoroughly explain at least two major strengths and two major weaknesses (review Chapter 9) of the organization.

  • For each strength, discuss why this strength can be considered a distinctive competence for the organization.
  • For each weakness, discuss what the organization could do to minimize that weakness. You should have a minimum of a full paragraph for each discussion of each strength and weakness.
  • Note that bullet points are not acceptable.
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III

Thoroughly research and analyze two opportunities and two threats that this organization is facing. Each of these opportunities and threats must come from a force or forces occurring within a dimension or dimensions of the general environment within the organization’s external environment (keep in mind that an opportunity or threat can stem from more than one dimension within the general environment). Be sure to include in your discussion the relevant dimension of the general environment from which each of these forces is derived that are creating the specific opportunity or threat for the organization.

PLEASE NOTE: The dimensions of the general environment are outlined in Chapter 2 and in the Week 1 Lecture.

  • Include in your analysis an explanation of how each of the opportunities and threats will likely impact the company and why. Include other companies/industries on which this may also have an effect. You should have a minimum of a full paragraph for each discussion of each opportunity and threat.
  • Note that bullet points are not acceptable.
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IV

Briefly summarize your SWOT analysis.

  • Discuss how the organization can capitalize on the opportunities that are occurring from the dimensions from within the general environment and how the organization can neutralize the threats that are occurring from the dimensions from within the general environment.
  • Note that bullet points are not acceptable.
15
V

Paper Format

  • Correctly produced APA parenthetical citations and Reference list. You must have a minimum of three external research sources in addition to the Robbins and Coulter text.
  • Spelling, grammar, and organization
10

 

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