Each group is to research an industry. Select at least two major companies within the industry to investigate, noting both the similarities and the differences of the companies. The companies must provide a similar type of product.Example: you might choose the oil industry and pick Exxon-Mobil and Chevron. They are both major oil companies. You might choose the Auto Industry and choose GM and Toyota. Both are publicly traded companies on US stock markets.
Your companies MUST be publicly traded. There are a number of online resources that can help you find publicly traded companies.; Some of these are Yahoo Finance, CNN money, CNBC, Bloomberg and many more. This library assignment guide will help you with your research.
Each group will turn in a written paper of five to ten pages. The paper must to cover all 14 points, including the 12 points from the Required list and at least two from the additional list below. Each paper must include a cover page and a works cited page in addition to the five to ten pages required. Grammar and spelling are important and will be considered in your grade, but your paper will be assessed based on how well you explain the material. Remember that all work should be in your own words - NO QUOTES.
Each group should include a power point presentation of 5 to 10 slides that supports your paper with bullet points, graphs, or pictures – NO PARAGRAPHS. If you do something creative and innovative in your presentation, you and your group can earn extra credit.
You can use online meetings, discussion boards, email, Google docs and other online resources for this project. You may NOT require face-to-face meetings. Not all students are located in the Houston area. Not all students have transportation.
In order to make an A, groups need to do something creative or add extra value to the paper or presentation. All basic requirements for the paper and presentation must be completed before added value will be considered. See your instructor for more information.