you will research a theme, principle, or key issue from the field of management and synthesize your findings in a voice-over
PowerPoint presentation. You will explore how it developed, examine how it manifests in current workplace practices, and reflect on how you will
approach issues related to this topic in your future career.
To complete this final project, you must first identify a theme, principle, or key issue from the field of management. To select your research topic, it
may help to identify a chapter in the required textbook that interests you and then look for a key topic in that chapter to explore.
You will then
research that topic and a related theory, and reflect on how your knowledge on this topic might influence your career in a voice-over PowerPoint
Your voice-over PowerPoint presentation should be 9–12 minutes in length and no more than 18 slides.
The slides and presentation must be
engaging and capture the attention of the audience. It should not consist of slides with bulleted sentences where the presenter merely reads the
You must create a more engaging presentation where the slides act as talking points and the presenter’s words convey the points of the
presentation rather than the words on the slides. Be creative and know your audience (a group learning about the importance of this management
topic in organizations).
You must reference a minimum of at least five sources, cited in APA style in your presentation.
Specifically, your final project presentation must include the following critical elements:
I. Introduction of a Theme, Principle, or Key Issue in the Field of Management
A. Briefly describe the research topic
B. Explain how the topic is integrated into the workplace and how this has supported growth and development in that area of the field.
Reference at least three sources from scholarly or practitioner-related publications (e.g., Harvard Business Review, Forbes) to
illustrate your points.
C. Explain the topic’s importance and impact in creating a profitable company or great place to work
D. Describe any ethical issues that may be related to the topic
II. Exploration of a Relevant Theory in Practice
A. Summarize one management theory from the assigned course readings that addresses an issue related to your research topic
B. Choose one of the following options:
1. Illustrate what that theory looks like in practice by providing an example from a scholarly or practitioner-related publication
(e.g., Harvard Business Review, Forbes) that showcases a company successfully applying the theory to their management
model. Be sure to address the following in regard to the example:
a) Describe how the company applied the theory
b) Evaluate what worked well
c) Assess what other companies could learn from this example
2. Identify an article from a practitioner-related publication (e.g., Harvard Business Review, Forbes) that discusses a company
that was not successful in applying the theory to their management model. Be sure to address the following in regard to the
a) Describe how the company tried to apply the theory
b) Synthesize what the article says went wrong
c) Recommend what the company could have done differently to implement this theory successfully, or whether another
theory would have been more appropriate in this situation (and if so, recommend a better alternative and support your
III. Reflection on Career Impact
Reflect on how will you bring what you have learned about this topic to your future workplace to make it a better or more productive
B. Reflect on any personal experiences you have with this topic to support your position