Week 5 – Final Project Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

Prior to completing this assignment, review your prior research and course submissions related to the company you selected (ExxonMobil) for research in Week 2s Environmental Scanning interactive assignment. Ensure that you have incorporated the feedback you received from your previous submissions. In your Final Project this week, you will pull the various elements youve created together to aid your creation of a Strategic Plan. From the perspective of an executive with the firm, your supervisor has tasked you with creating a strategic plan to grow the business over the next three years using this and here is an Plan using the template. Continue to access the Mergent University of Arizona Global Campus Library online database which offers company financials, descriptions, history, property, subsidiaries, officers, and directors and the Business  Insights database. (View the  and site. Documents for suggested methods of searching University of Arizona Global Campus Library databases generally as well as specific advice for searching these two databases).

Your strategic plan must be future-oriented and must

 Describe the company, the companys history and its 4Ps (Product, Price, Place, and Promotion).

 Examine the companys mission statement and assess its impact on the organizations activities.

 Explain the current situation of the organization in the market (industry, market, and general environment analysis).

 Add your SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) of your chosen company here. Evaluate areas that offer opportunities for

o  Choose three or four areas from your SWOT analysis and assess why the areas you have chosen are essential to your strategic plan

 Summarize the results of your Environmental Scan and Porters 5 Forces.

o  Evaluate the degree to which they aid in conceptualizing the companys competitive position in its marketplace.

 Assess the companys international performance in light of Cultural Barriers, Monetary Exchange Rates, and Political Instability.

 Assess the financial performance and condition of the

 Operational budget: Research and assess the companys operational budget.

 Assess the performance in terms of key performance indicators.

 In your analysis, be sure to include profitability ratios relevant to your analysis.

o  Debt to Equity ratio

o  Debt to Assets ratio

 Based on the data, evaluate the overall current financial condition of the company.

o  Support your analysis by referring to the company data

o  Create a three-year end trend analysis

 Assess how your Operational Budget analysis affects your three-year strategic plan.

 Recommend an organizational structure in terms of the organizational design as defined in Abraham (2012) section 2.6.

 Assess the impact of the strategic plan on the organizational culture.

 Strategic Goals: Create measurable core strategic goals for each of the three to four areas addressed from the SWOT analysis, addressing any contingencies associated with the strategies you are recommending and prioritizing them according to ease of achievement and time to completion.

 Recommend marketing positions and opportunities for growth in your strategic plan

 Add specific language to the strategic plan that addresses the companys Corporate Social Responsibility

 Explain your plan to measure the success of your strategic plan

 Submit the Strategic Plan to the instructor.

The Final Paper

 Must be 10 to 12 double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Centers site. Resource.

 Must include a title page with the following:

o  Title of paper

o  Students name

o  Course name and number

o  Instructors name

o  Date submitted

 Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.

o  For assistance on writing as well as , refer to the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center resources.

 Must use at least five scholarly and/or credible resources (including a minimum of three from the University of Arizona Global Campus Library) other than the textbook.

o  The site. Table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.

 Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Centers guide.

 site. Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center. See the site. Resource in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center for specifications.

Carefully review the site. For the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.