This summer I’ll be completing some of my last master’s courses to complete an MBA in Community Economic Development. One of the courses, Strategic Management, requires a final project that assesses a variety of characteristics of an organization. I’ve figured that rather doing a report for distant company or organization XYZ, I’d like to do one for a nonprofit that might find value in the results of the report.
The topics the report that I need to produce for this course include an overview and analysis of topics such as:
- Organizational life cycle
- Organizational and governance structures
- External operating environment
- Financial indicators
- Operational strategies
- Marketing, financial, and research & development strategies
- Alliances and partnerships
- Performance measurement tools
The report will include suggestions for changes (if any) to strategy or structure that may enhance the success of the organization in fulfilling its mission, along with a time frame for these changes.
There is no limit to the type of organization, but the organization does have to be large enough to have a variety of programs/activities and possible partnerships. I also need to have access to financial statements.
Obviously this report is limited in the sense that I am expected to include pre-determined sections, whereas an interested organization may only want a few areas to be examined. I could provide a complete or abridged report if this is the case. Or perhaps an organization is willing to support a graduate student by providing information to help inform such a report without any interest in the actual report.
In any case, if this is of interest to you and/or your organization, be in touch by the beginning of July.