Application Assignment


**Pay attention to the Application Assignment Grading Rubric found in the Application Assignment Resources folder in Getting Started section.**

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This application assignment requires you to share a newsworthy story OR a workplace experience that describes your view of the assigned topic in family business.  In other words, your view may explain the topic’s effect, relevance, importance, non-significance, etc. in family business.  The assigned topic for Application Assignment 6 is:  Entitlement Culture–Does It Really Exist?   

News Story Option (if chosen): 

  • News story must be from a credible source within the last 4 years with appropriate citation.
  • Context must be provided on why the story is immediately relevant to the topics being covered.
  • Responses which are purely opinion and anecdotal are not considered to be substantive in nature.
  • Two external sources to support information required In addition to the news story from a credible source.
  • Original news story from an external source plus two additional external sources required.
  • Assigned textbook chapters from the course do not count as external sources.

Workplace Experience Option (if chosen):

  • DO NOT SHARE CONFIDENTIAL OR PROPRIETARY INFORMATION with the class If you decide to introduce a workplace scenario that you have dealt with or are dealing with at present, 
  • Use discretion when sharing work related information.  Use aliases instead of real names to maintain privacy.
  • Two external sources required to support your information in addition to workplace experience.
  • Workplace experience plus two external sources required.
  • Assigned textbook chapters from the course do not count as external sources.

Assignment Structure:

  • Assignment must provide only a brief summary of your work related news article/workplace experience to frame your discussion so that what you are discussing is clear but is not the majority of the post. 
  • Primary focus of the assignment is not describing your story in great detail but rather meeting the relevant criteria outlined in the application assignment rubric using your work related article or workplace experience as the context.


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