In this assignment, you are to use the same corporation you selected for the Week 3 assignment and examine the industry in which the entity operates.
Use any or all of the following resources to conduct research on the corporation:

The corporation’s website.
Public filings from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Filings & Forms page.
Strayer University’s online databases.
The Lexis Advance database.
Other credible sources. (The corporation’s annual report will often provide insights that other resources may not include.)

(Note: It is expected that you will also use your course textbook to complete the assignment.)
Use the External and Internal Environments Template [DOCX] to write a 4-6 page academic research paper in which you include the following:
*Note: The title page and source list are in addition to the 4-6 page requirement

Choose the two segments of the general environment that would rank highest in their influence on the corporation you chose:

Assess how the two high-ranking segments in the general environment influence the corporation and the industry in which it operates.

Considering the Five Forces of Competition, choose the two you estimate to be the most significant for the corporation you chose:

Evaluate how well the corporation addressed two of the Five Forces of Competition in the last five years.

With the same two forces in mind, predict how the corporation could improve its ability to address these forces in the next 5-10 years. Support your response with relevant, specific evidence.
Consider the external threats affecting this corporation and the opportunities available to the corporation:

Assess how the corporation should deal with its most serious external threat and its greatest opportunity. Support your position with two pieces of specific evidence.

Consider the selected corporation’s greatest strengths and most significant weaknesses:

Determine the strategy or tactic, as explained in the textbook, the corporation should use to maximize its strengths, and the strategy or tactic the corporation should use to minimize its greatest weakness. Support your choices with specific evidence.

Assess the corporation’s resources, capabilities, and core competencies.
Use three or more quality sources, including your textbook, to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. (Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources)

For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.

Produce writing that is clear and well organized and applies appropriate Strayer Writing Standards (SWS) style. Writing contains accurate grammar, mechanics, and spelling.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is as follows:

Analyze the effects of the general environment, competition, threats, opportunities, strengths, and weaknesses relative to a corporation.1

Week 6 External and Internal Environments Assignment

Student’s Full Name

BUS499 Business Administration Capstone

Professor’s Name


Template Instructions (delete this page before submitting)

This template is provided to help you meet the assignment requirements.

This page should NOT be submitted with your assignment, as it is not part of an academically
written paper. Note the “Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements” section of
the grading rubric.


Read the explanations provided in the template for each section of your paper. ●
The explanations are in blue font below.o

You should have already read the assignment instructions in Blackboard.o

Type your response to each of the assignment requirements within the designated sections. ●

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Week 6 External and Internal Environments Assignment

Write your introduction here. Include one paragraph (not more than 6 lines of text) that

explains what your paper will discuss. Much of your introduction may be taken from the

assignment instructions (in your own words). Read all assignment resources to understand what

should be included in your paper. Be sure to review the assignment instructions in Blackboard, the

grading rubric, and relevant course announcements to understand the requirements. Do not exceed

Each assignment requirement is identified using a section Heading that is in black


DO NOT add extra spaces between sections.o

DO NOT change the margins.o

You are required to have a heading for each of the sections in your paper. ●
The required headings have been provided for you.o
Follow the instructions below to customize the Headings as directed.o

DO NOT type the assignment instructions into the sections.o

After typing your responses, change the font color to black and make sure it is not in bold.●
Be sure to change the font color on the title page to black after typing your name,
professor’s name, and date.


Everything in blue font below should be deleted and replaced with your responses.●

DELETE this entire page before you submit your assignment to avoid losing points. Do not
leave a blank page here.

The assignment is due in week 6. Late submissions negatively impact your grade.●

Use the same public corporation you used for the Week 3 assignment.●

Do not copy content from other assignments in this class or others.●

Include at least 4 full and complete academically written pages that address the
requirements. The title page, this instruction page, and the source page do not count.

Use at least 3 quality sources, one of which MUST be the course textbook.●

Strayer uses SafeAssign – an automated plagiarism checker. It is advised that you do
your own writing and use external resources to support what you have written in your
own words.

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6 lines of text in this introduction. There should be no direct quotes in this section. After

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