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Final Exam – Business 593D
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1. Your company is trying to decide which of 3 companies to acquire. The key factors for
selecting an acquisition are based on the order of importance, with 5 being the most
important:
a)
b)
c)
d)

Price
Ability to integrate
Available cost synergies
Brand strength

–5
–4
–3
–3

The Corporate Development Team has scored each of the targets on these factors, in
order of importance:





Price
Ability to integrate
Available cost synergies
Brand strength

Bob’s Burgers
5
3
3
3

In and Out
1
4
4
5

Smashburger
2
3
3
4

Which company should the Corporate Development Team recommend to buy? Show
your math. (20 pts)
I think the corporate development team should recommend the company to buy brand strength
since it has a strong balance scorecard that management can benefit from the business.
Price factor = 5 x 1x 2 = 10
Ability to integrate= 3 x4 x 3 = 36
Cost synergies = 3 x4 x3 = 36
Brand strength = 3x5x4 = 60
The combination of such factors should take into the consideration the profit maximization for
the company and enhance the performance.

2. Using the pyramid structure, answer this question: Why should men and women still
pursue an MBA in today’s market? (13 pts)
➢ Men and women pursue MBA studies in order to develop necessary managerial skills
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