While it can seem arbitrary, citation serves many purposes. The best format is one that works for your setting; in the business world, it's likely to be less formal than in academia, but we believe it's still a useful practice. Your citation should have enough information to allow the reader to find the resource, and a consistent format makes this easier.
Benefits for you:
Benefits for the reader:
The Foster School of Business doesn't have a preferred citation style. When choosing a style:
1. Does the instructor you're doing the assignment for have a preferred style? If so, use that. If not...
2. Do you have a style you like and are comfortable with? If not...
3. APA is commonly used by the social sciences, and is the one the business librarians usually recommend.