Case Analysis Guidelines and Rubric

Case Analysis Guidelines and Rubric

This course contains two written Case Analysis assignments. There are basic rules about a case analysis to follow. First, do not submit them in question and answer format, which is not appropriate for case analyses. Your case analyses must be composed in essay format and adhere to the following APA style and formatting guidelines, which will help ensure a solid grade on your first case analysis. For more information on APA style, see APA Tutorials & More in the navigation menu on Blackboard or Visit the OWL website – https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html

  1. Review and complete outlined in: Steps for Analyzing a Case document.
  2. Examine the Annotated Case Study.
  3. Include a title page containing case name, course identification, date, your name, and your instructor’s name.
  4. An abstract is not necessary in a short case analysis.
  5. Write your case analysis in essay style with a tabbed first line in each paragraph.
  6. The content of your analysis must be at least 1,000 words in the main body of the paper. This does not include the title page or sources in the Reference section.
  7. The case analysis must include at least three heading sections such as Introduction or Background, Current Issues or Issues Addressed, and Conclusion or Recommendations. The names of the headings are at your discretion but must help the reader better understand your analysis.
  8. The document must be double-spaced, the font must be in Arial, Courier, or Times New Roman, and the font size must be 12-point. There should be no extra white space anywhere in your document, which includes line breaks and/or page breaks. The document must have one-inch margins all around.
  9. Include a References section with your sources.
  10. Include and cite at least one scholarly source for each case, and list these in the References section. There must also be at least three citations throughout your document with at least one being a “direct quote.”

The aforementioned items must be followed in all assigned cases. Not adhering to these guidelines will result in deductions from your overall score. Hence, all of the aforementioned factors are used in grading your cases. Additionally, the rubric on the following page will be used to grade your case analysis. You are strongly recommended to print this document for reference.

Submit the assigned Case Analysis to the Assignment Folder no later than 11:59 PM on the due date. (Each Assignment Folder is linked to Turnitin.)

Case Analysis Grading Rubric

Ratings:

  • Exceptional corresponds to an A (90-100). Performance is outstanding; significantly above the usual expectations.
  • Proficient corresponds to a grade of B- to B+ (80-89%). Skills are above the level of expectation.
  • Meets Expectations corresponds to a C- to C+ (70-79%). Skills are acceptable and meet expectations.
  • Marginal corresponds to a D- to D+ (60-69%). Performance is weak; the skills are not sufficiently demonstrated at this time.
  • Novice This criterion is missing or not in evidence.
CompetencyRatings and Points
NoviceMarginalMeets ExpectationsProficientExceptional
 0-8.99-10.410.5-11.912-13.413.5-15
Case HistoryIncidents reporter were not relatedOnly minor incidents are identified. Most key critical incidents in company growth are not reported or not explained.Key critical incidents in company growth are reported with little/no explanation, several incidents are not reported/explained.Most critical incidents in company growth are reported with some explanation, some lesser incidents not reported/explained.All critical incidents in company growth are outlined with a complete explanation of their importance.
Strengths and WeaknessesCaptured incorrect or no strengths or weaknesses relevant for a SWOTMost Strengths and weaknesses presented are not internal to the company or are not relevant for a SWOT analysis. No information given about company’s sustainable competitive advantages.Appropriate strengths and weaknesses are presented, but they are minimally analyzed with reference to creating a value function for the company.Appropriate strengths and weaknesses are presented, with some explanation of how they relate to creating a value function for the company.A complete picture of company’s internal strengths and weaknesses are presented, with an explanation of how they relate to the company’s value function and sustainable competitive advantages.
Opportunities and ThreatsIncorrect opportunities and threats are identified for the company, and Competitive Forces and life-cycle models are not used in analysis.Mostly irrelevant opportunities and threats are identified for the company, and Competitive Forces and life-cycle models are incorrectly used in analysis.Appropriate opportunities and threats are identified, but contains little analysis is presented for the environment based on the Competitive Forces and life-cycle model.Most opportunities and threats are identified correctly, but students do not completely analyze the environment based on the Competitive Forces and life-cycle model.Opportunities and threats are correctly identified and analyzed using Competitive Forces Model and life-cycle model.
Corporate-Level StrategyDoes not correctly identify company’s mission and goals, and incorrectly outlines corporate strategy.Does not correctly identify company’s mission or goals, or fully consider lines of business, subsidiaries and acquisitions when outlining corporate strategy.Correctly identifies company’s mission and goals, but analysis of company strategy is not based on all lines of business, subsidiaries, and acquisitions.Correctly identifies company’s mission and goals and evaluates corporate strategy, and acquisitions, but misses factors when describing company strategy.Correctly identifies company’s mission and goals and evaluates company’s corporate strategy based on lines of business, subsidiaries, and acquisitions.
Business-Level StrategyIncorrectly identifies company’s business-level strategy and misidentifies company’s investment strategy and functional competencies.Incorrectly identifies company’s business-level strategy OR misidentifies company’s investment strategy and functional competencies.Correctly identifies if company is using a differentiation, focus, or low-cost strategy, but provides little analysis of company’s investment strategy or functional competencies.Correctly identifies if company is using a differentiation, focus, or low-cost strategy, but does not fully analyze company’s investment strategy or functional competencies.Correctly identifies if company is using a differentiation, focus, or low-cost strategy and company’s investment strategy. Answers if company’s functional competencies are sufficient for achieving SWOT strategy.
 0-5.96.0-6.97.0-7.98.0-8.99-10
Organization, formulation, logic, and Identification of Key Points  Content is disorganized, points of response are not recognizable, and information is not logically sequenced.Content is disorganized, points of response are not distinct, and information is not logically sequenced.Content is somewhat disorganized, points of response are distinct, but information is not logically sequenced.Content is organized, points of response are distinct, and information is logically sequenced.Content is organized, points of response are distinct, and information is logically sequenced; key points are made obvious.
Grammar, Comp., Word Choice, Sentence Structure, and TerminologyWord choice and sentence structure are rudimentary.Word choice and sentence structure are not adequate for college level work.Word choice and sentence structure are adequate for college level work.Word choice and sentence structure are well suited for college level work.Word choice and sentence structure are suitable for graduate level work.
 0-2.93.0-3.43.5-3.94.0-4.44.5-5
Formatting, Layout, & APA Style  Poor formatting and layout. No in APA style.  Minimal formatting no recognizable layout, and many errors in APA style.Periodic grammar, composition, and APA errors.Minimal grammar, composition, and APA errors.Errors are rare.
Total 
Research Paper 101
Calculate your paper price
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Reasons to trust Research Paper 101

On Time Delivery

We pride ourselves in meeting the deadlines of our customers. We take your order, assign a writer but allow some more time for ourselves to edit the paper before delivering to you. You are guaranteed a flawless paper on a timely manner...

24x7 Customer Live Support

Our team at Research Paper 101 is committed to handling your paper according to the specfications and are available 24*7 for communication. Whenever you need a quick help, you can talk to our writers via the system messaging or contact support via live chat and we will deliver your message instantly.

Experienced Subject Experts

Online Experts from Research Paper 101 are qualified both academically and in their experiences. Many are Masters and Phd holders and therefore, are qualified to handle complex assignments that require critical thinking and analyses...

Customer Satisfaction

We offer dissertation papers as per students’ wishes. We also help craft out the best topics and design concept papers. By ordering with us, you are guaranteed of defending and making through those hard faced professors in the defense panel!

100% Plagiarism Free

We at Research Paper 101 take plagiarism as a serious offence. From the start, we train our writers to write all their papers from scratch. We also check if the papers have been cited appropriately. Our website also has a tool designed to check for plagiarism that has been made erroniusly. In essense, the paper you get will be 100% legit...

Affordable Prices

We understand that being a student is very challenging, some students balance between work and studies in order to survive. We therefore offer pocket friendly rates that are very competitive in the market.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

Total price:
$0.00

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.

Essays

Essay Writing Service

No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.

Admissions

Admission Essays & Business Writing Help

An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.

Reviews

Editing Support

Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.

Reviews

Revision Support

If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.

error: