University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

FBC Workshop

The guidelines below are for the FBC assignment for the 2016-2017 academic year. Please check back in August 2017 for information on the 2017-2018 FBC assignment.


This PDF outlines the purpose and parameters of the assignment and includes embedded links to the online media you will need to write your business brief. It also links to additional articles that you may find helpful and may wish to include in your recommendation. *Note: When you click on the hyperlinks, you may need to give your browser permission to open. INSTRUCTIONS (PDF)

Click this link to view the rubric explaining the four major criteria used to evaluate your business brief: RUBRIC (JPG)


Online Diversity Policies

This PDF file contains links to the diversity and inclusion policies of many different international companies. *Note: When you click on the hyperlinks, you may need to give your browser permission to open: LIST OF POLICY LINKS (PDF)

APA Citation Handout & Preformatted List

This handout explains what sorts of information must be cited if you include it in your business brief. For this assignment, you do not need a References page. Instead, you will cite using footnotes; on when and what to cite, download the "WHEN TO CITE" GUIDE (PDF).

In addition, all resources associated with this assignment have been cited in the APA citation style, so all you need to do is to paste these citations into your footnotes: FBC PREFORMATTED CITATIONS (PDF)

PowerPoint Presentation

This presentation is used in the workshops during the sixth week of the semester. You are encouraged to revisit it as you write your brief: FBC_OVERVIEW (PPT)