Support all content with strong evidence, or data obtained by careful

Business Finance

WA4 ASSIGNMENT: Submit a full research-based Business Action Report to a specific decision-maker which proposes a specific solution to a problem, issue, or need within a real-world organization, group, or community. ten pages

This major WA4 report should:

  • Identify fully the core problem, issue, or need
  • Explore the major alternatives for solving the problem or meeting the need
  • Support all content with strong evidence, or data obtained by careful research using at least seven research sources (three or more of which are scholarly)
  • Present a workable solution to the problem with a clear “call to action” for making the changes that are required

FORMAT: The WA4 report itself should be in standard APA document format (double-spaced with indented paragraphs, using regular 12-point Times New Roman font). Please submit your WA4 paper as one file (which contains both the memo and report).

TRANSMITTAL MEMO: A transmittal memo is a forwarding document, addressed to the paper’s recipient (normally the decision-maker), and basically serves to say: Here’s my Business Action Report on the problem of so-and-so, with a proposed solution, which I hope you will approve for implementation. The document would be written in standard business Memo Format (single-spaced, no indentations). The memo should be no more than one page long (about 150-200 words). This memo is separate from your report and should be the first item to appear in your WA4 document file.

TEMPLATE for Submitting Your WA4 Business Action Report

  1. Transmittal Memo/Letter
    • Title Page
    • Table of Contents
    • List of Illustrations (if needed)
    • List of Appendices (if needed)
  3. TEXT:
    • Executive Summary
    • Introduction
    • Body (w/Subdivisions)
    • Conclusion
    • Appendices (if needed)

LENGTH: About five to six pages (text body = 2,200 to 3,000 words).

VALUE: 35% of final course grade.



  • Appropriate length to meet sufficient content requirements
  • Executive summary
  • Transmittal memo/letter to decision-maker
  • Table of contents
  • Introduction
  • Body of report
  • Use of sources