Paper instructions:
Instructions

Required Reading:

http://www.netmba.com/accounting/mgmt/balanced-scorecard/

http://www.quickmba.com/accounting/mgmt/balanced-scorecard/

Read the lecture material “Required Information on Metrics” posted in this week’s module.

Assignment: Part I. Create Balanced Scorecard

1. Build a Balanced Scorecard for the unit of the organization for which you work, or have worked. Unless you are in senior management, focus on the unit with which you are most familiar rather than the organization as a whole. Identify the strategic objectives of the entire organization and the secondary objectives for the unit. Develop three specific objectives within each of the four perspectives for the unit. Each objective should have at least one quantified target metric associated with it.

It is essential to understand what metrics are. Be sure to study the lecture material on “More Information on metrics” In this assignment, the specific information needed to calculate each metric should be explained. For each metric state the appropriate target value and the actions that need to be taken to achieve the target. The paper should be no more than 15 pages, including the reference list, and be formatted in accordance with the APA guidelines as modified for the MBA program (http://info.umuc.edu/mba/public/MBA-apa.html). Please format your paper in Microsoft Word as a XXX.doc or XXX.rtf file, and place the paper in your assignment folder.

Metrics

Develop three specific objectives within each of the four perspectives for the unit. Each objective should have at least one quantified target metric associated with it. So your table should contain 4 perspectives, each with 3 specific objectives, and a target value of the metric for each objective.

If you would like to see a sample table of metrics, here is one example:

Sample Table of Metrics for an Example Business Unit

Perspective

Objective

Metric

Target Value

Financial

Revenue Growth

Operating Profit Growth

Short-term Solvency

Long-term Solvency

Annual Rate of Growth

% EBIT/Sales

Current Ratio

Long-term Debt/Equity

> 6%

> 7%

> 2.0

< 30% Customer
Increase Number of Customers

Maintaining Transaction Size

Improve Customer Satisfaction

Annual rate of Customers Increase

Average Transaction Size

Median Score: Customer Survey

> 5%

> $600

> 90%

Internal

Product Improvement

Ratio of New to Old Products

Maintain Market Share

% R&D Expense to Revenue

Ratio of New to Old Products

Market Share %

> 4%

> 8%

> 24%

Learning

Employee Training

Employee Turnover

Employee Compensation

Annual Hours of Employee Training

Employee Turnover

Average Compensation

> 30,000

< 3% > $38,000