Lobal Combat Support System -Marine Corps (GCSS-MC)
Each student will prepare a research paper on an Acquisitions Business issue of his or her choice. However, regardless of the student preference, the professor must approve the topic. The research paper should be 5-7 pages in length and include at least four bibliographic references in addition to the course text. References should be listed at the end of the paper and should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) formatting. The APA web site can be consulted for assistance. Some examples of topics are as follows:
Discuss fully the principle of Acquisitions Management. What is most important? What do you think will become more important over the next two decades?
Describe fully the policy-making process and the managers role in acquisitions.
Describe the major types of relationships that exist today between the DoD and corporate America in the acquisitions field.
Discuss the ethical problems in acquisitions and the effects that it may have on an organization.
What can be done by Leaders/Commanders to make their organizations better in acquisitions?
Explain the Lessons in Leadershipand Acquisitionsin organizations.
Note: These are examples only. You should consider a research paper topic that will be of benefit to you and your organization.
Course Textbook: Introduction to Defense Acquisition Management (2009).
The Research Paper should be on the Marine Corps GCSS program.