Course Name Global Business Strategy

Course Name Global Business Strategy

Topic paper premise: You are on the executive team of a major company and are considering an expansion outside the U.S. market. Select a company and a country that you will be expanding into.

Some common examples of papers are IKEA expanding to U.S., Walmart expanding to China, or McDonald’s expanding to Russia or Japan.

None of these will be approved. Please be more creative and original.

  1. Choose a publicly traded company to study that is headquartered in the U.S.
  2. Choose a country outside the U.S. to expand your business into.
  3. The company you select must not have already expanded into the country you choose.


  1. Must be a minimum of 10 pages in length including the works cited page.
  2. The paper must adhere to MLA standards.
  3. Whatever company, country, and strategy you choose, the paper must include the following elements, in this order.
  • A brief description of the company
  • A description on the company’s products or services
  • A brief description of the country you are expanding your business to
  • Some important business do’s and don’ts for this country
  • An in-depth description of the steps you would take (i.e. your strategy) to expand the company outside of the U.S. market (this will be the biggest section of your paper)
  • Final thoughts/summary.
  • Cite all sources in your paper

Use the attached MLA template .doc for your paper.


Cost-Benefit Analysis in Healthcare

Cost-Benefit Analysis in Healthcare



Suppose an issue has emerged in your organization that presents significant risks to the stakeholders involved. Your supervisor has asked you to conduct a CBA, make a recommendation, and present it to the board of directors. You are expected to consider the numbers within the context of the organizational mission, strategic direction, patient safety, risk-management issues, regulatory requirements, patient and stakeholder satisfaction, and the dynamics within the health care industry.

Select a relevant issue within your workplace (or one from the Suggested Resources) for which a CBA may be conducted. The CBA should include one of the following course-related topics:

  • Patient safety.
  • Risk management.
  • Regulatory standards.
  • Patient and stakeholder satisfaction.


Step One: Identify Costs

Apply the process from Writing a Cost-Benefit Analysis article (from the Required Resources) to identify costs:

  1. Make a list of all monetary costs that will be incurred upon implementation and throughout the life of the project. These include start-up fees, licenses, production materials, payroll expenses, user acceptance processes, training, and travel expenses, among others.
  2. Make a list of all non-monetary costs that are likely to be absorbed. These include time, low production of other tasks, imperfect processes, potential risks, market saturation or penetration uncertainties, and influences on one’s reputation.
  3. Assign monetary values to the costs identified in steps one and two. To ensure equality across time, monetary values are stated in present value terms. If realistic cost values cannot be readily evaluated, consult with market trends and industry surveys for comparable implementation costs in similar businesses.
  4. Add all anticipated costs together to get a total costs value (Plowman, 2014).

Step Two: Identify Benefits

Continuing with the CBA, proceed with the identification and quantification of benefits, per Writing a Cost-Benefit Analysis article.

  1. Make a list of all monetary benefits that will be experienced upon implementation and thereafter. These benefits include direct profits from products or services, increased contributions from investors, decreased production costs due to improved and standardized processes, and increased production capabilities, among others.
  2. Make a list of all non-monetary benefits that one is likely to experience. These include decreased production times, increased reliability and durability, greater customer base, greater market saturation, greater customer satisfaction, and improved company or project reputation, among others.
  3. Assign monetary values to the benefits identified in steps one and two. Be sure to state these monetary values in present value terms as well.
  4. Add all anticipated benefits together to get a total benefits value (Plowman, 2014).

Cost-Benefit Analysis

Enter the cost and benefit data you developed for the CBA in your preparation steps into the Cost-Benefit Analysis Template, linked in the Required Resources.

Then, write an analysis in which you do the following:

  • Describe the organizational, program, or departmental issue for which you have created the CBA.
  • Evaluate the cost versus benefit according to the general guidelines outlined by Plowman’s 2014 article, which you read in the preparation for this assessment.
  • Make a recommendation as to whether the benefits are sufficient to outweigh the costs of the proceeding.
  • Describe the systems-based context for your recommendations, integrating the CBA within the organization as a whole.
  • Describe how the issue relates to the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic direction.
  • Provide a rationale that explains how your recommendations are appropriate for your organization’s capacity and strategy.

Your analysis should use proper APA style and formatting and include the following sections. Each section, except the title page, should include the appropriate section heading.

  1. Title page: Use APA formatting and include the following:
    • Assessment number (Assessment 3).
    • Your name.
    • The date.
    • The course number
    • Your instructor’s name.
  2. Abstract: Include a one-paragraph summary of analysis content. This is not an introduction to the topic, but a summary of the entire analysis. Make sure to double-space.
  3. Issue description.
  4. CBA evaluation.

Operational Budget Presentation

The purpose of this assignment is to create an operational budget presentation identifying key
components of budgeting and possible capital purchases that may be required.
Scenario: You have been asked to create an operational budget for a 20-bed nursing unit and
present it to the senior leaders of your organization.
Create a presentation of 10-12 slides, including comprehensive speaker notes that detail the
Provide the key components of budgeting, including the cost of staff, activities, services, and
Identify and describe a relevant capital purchase this unit may require, including the need, the
return on investment, benefits, etc.
Use at least three references,