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BUS 400: Introduction to Business (UNH Manchester): Writing Executive Summaries

Executive Summaries

"The executive summary is usually no longer than 10% of the original document. It can be anywhere from 1-10 pages long, depending on the report's length. Executive summaries are written literally for an executive who most likely DOES NOT have the time to read the original.

  • Executive summaries make a recommendation
  • Accuracy is essential because decisions will be made based on your summary by people who have not read the original
  • Executive summaries frequently summarize more than one document"

--Colorado State University: Writing @ CSU