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Zero Based Budgeting

Assignment Details

Zero-based budgeting is intended to optimize the allocation of resources in an organization. The following video describes this approach:

Zero-based budgeting is a unique technique for budgeting. It may work for some organizations but not for others.

Complete an analysis of the zero-based approach to budgeting. Include the following in your analysis:

  • Define zero-based budgeting
  • Provide a list of advantages and disadvantages
  • Compare zero-based budgeting with other budgeting techniques
  • Discuss the development of a decision package for existing and new programs and the ranking process
  • Identify an organization and discuss how the entity might use this approach effectively

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  • Title page: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals.
  • Length: 5 pages minimum
  • Abstract: This is a summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third person.
  • Body: This begins on the page following the title page and abstract page and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The typeface should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics, except as required for APA-level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 5 pages. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.
  • Reference page: References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hanging indent, italics, and uppercase and lowercase usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.

 

Grading Rubric: Maximum 200 Points

Grading Criteria

Points

Deliverable requirements addressed; understanding of material and presenter’s message and intent are clear 

80 points

Followed assignment guidelines and criteria

40 pts

Yes/Complete

Mostly

Not at all

Overall quality

40 pts

Excellent

Satisfactory

Needs Improvement

Scholarly research that supports the writer’s position is properly acknowledged and cited, and direct quotations do not exceed 10% of the word count of the body of the assignment deliverable 

50 points

Title page, table of contents, tables, exhibits, appendices or reference page included

25 pts

Yes

Partially

Not at all

Content is original with less than 35% match

25 pts

Yes

36–50%

51% or over

Critical thinking: Position is well-justified; logical flow; examples  

20 points

Position is justified with examples

10 pts

Excellent

Satisfactory

Needs Improvement

Presentation flows logically

10 pts

Excellent

Satisfactory

Needs Improvement

Structure: Includes introduction and conclusion, proper paragraph formatting, and reads as a polished academic paper or professional presentation, as appropriate for the required assignment deliverable

15 points

Includes introduction and conclusion

5 pts

Excellent

Satisfactory

Needs Improvement

Paragraphs are formatted properly

5 pts

Excellent

Satisfactory

Needs Improvement

Reads as polished academic paper or presentation

5 pts

Excellent

Satisfactory

Needs Improvement

Mechanical: No spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors 

20 points

Spelling and grammar are accurate

10 pts

Yes

Partially

Not at all

Punctuation is accurate

10 pts

Yes

Partially

Not at all

APA: Deliverable is cited properly according to the APA Publication Manual 

15 points

References are cited in accordance with APA formatting

10 pts

Yes

Partially

Not at all

Reference page is included

5 pts

Yes

Partially

Not at all

 

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Reference

McKinsey & Company. (2018, March 5). What is zero-based budgeting (ZBB) [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXYtqbHnaLo

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