50068 – Assessment Details and Submission GuidelinesTrimester

Assessment Details and Submission GuidelinesTrimester T2 2019Unit Code HC1062Unit Title Decision Making and problem solvingAssessment Type Group Assignment and presentation, Group size: 3 to 4 membersAssessment Title Research Report and presentationPurpose of the assessment (with ULOMapping) Students are required identify a management problem for a selected organization. (Excluding a market research problem) and Prepare a persuasive report showing how the management problem/decision should be managed.Weight 30 % of the total assessmentsTotal Marks 20 marks – research paper and 10 marks for presentationWord limit Not more than 2,000 wordsDue Date Friday Week 10 – 5pmSubmission Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.• The assignment must be in MS Word format, no spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers.• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriatelyat the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.Note: an in-class presentation will be required. Please ensure you check with your lecturer when your presentation will be held.Assignment SpecificationsPurpose:In a group of 3 to 4 students, prepare a persuasive report showing how the management problem/decision should be managed. Prepare and deliver a persuasive presentation of the key points in your report. Each group will also make a 10-minute presentation of their research and findings from week 8 to week 11 and there would be an additional 5 minutes for questions and answers. Groups may also submit video presentations if they wish after confirmation and agreement with lecturer. Details about that should be confirmed with your lecturer. Please, note it is the responsibility of the group members to ensure that the video and audio is clear should you opt for video submission. Any video that cannot be properly assessed would result in no marks been awarded to members of such groupsThis assignment aims at ensuring that students have familiarised themselves with a general framework of at least one management related topic. Students will be required to apply relevant theoretical concepts with the use of practical examples in most cases in a written research paper and discuss their topic via a live presentation.Details:1. Written report – worth 20% of your final grade and must be submitted Week 10 at 5pm.Identify a company.Identify a management problem. (Note: not a market research nature).Specify research questions which address the management problem/decision.Design a research program.Carry out the research.Sourcing from ONLY secondary data.Analyse the findings.Identify alternatives and make recommendations to improve the performance of the organisation.Your report is to be written as a business report. It must include;• Executive summary• Table of contents• Section headings• Paragraphing• Page numbers• Reference list at the end of the report2. Presentation – worth 10% of your final grade and will be presented at a date chosen by the lecturer commencing week 8.These presentations must be organised as a business presentation. Power points for the presentations must be submitted via link on blackboard. If video options is chosen after agreement with lecturer, only the link (not the full video) must be submitted via the blackboard link.Strict adherence to the 10 minute limit is expected. You should allocate your time to allow for a very short introduction on the broad topic followed by a few minutes allocated to each student to present their individual component.Marking Rubric – Written ReportExcellent Very Good Good Satisfactory UnsatisfactoryClear evidence of Clear evidence Some evidence Limited No executiveExecutive Summary a summary which of a summary of a summary evidence of a summary(2 marks) summaries the which which summary of the included (0entire report summarises summarises the entire report marks)(2 marks) the entire entire report (0.25-1 mark)report (1.5-1.75 marks) (1.25 marks)Discussion on Demonstration of Demonstration Demonstration Demonstration Demonstrationallocated general outstanding of very good of good of satisfactory of little or noframework knowledge of the knowledge of knowledge of knowledge of knowledge of(6 marks) chosen topic and the chosen the chosen the chosen topic the chosenhas included topic and has topic and has and has topic andsignificant included some included included no discussion hasresearch which research minimal research little or noare beyond areas beyond areas research beyond areas relevance tocovered within covered within beyond areas covered within the topicthe lecture notes. the lecture covered within the lecture chosen. ( 3.5(6 marks) notes. the lecture notes. marks)(5-5.75 marks)notes.(4 – 4.75 marks) (3.5 – 4 marks)Application of Your Your Your Your Yourtheory on Individual interpretation of interpretation interpretation interpretation interpretationcomponent theory is of theory is of theory is of theory is very of theory isdiscussion accurate and accurate and somewhat general and has missing or not(6 marks) insightful and has has some accurate and included no relevant to theincluded insight and has included research which topic. Nosignificant included some minimal is beyond areas identificationresearch which research which research which covered within of the authorgoes beyond goes beyond is beyond areas the lecture had been givenareas covered areas covered covered within notes. (3.5-4 marks)within the within the the lecture Identification oflecture notes. lecture notes. notes. the author hasIdentification of Identification Identification of been identified.the author has of the author the author has (3.5-4 marks)been identified. has been been identified.(6 marks)identified. (5-5.75 marks) (4-4.75 marks)Overall presentation Report is Report is well Report is Report is Poorlyand quality of exceptionally structured somewhat structured with presented.report structured with with clarity, structured with some clarity, Report is not(4 marks) clarity, use of use of clarity, use of and use of some structured withparagraphs and paragraphs paragraphs and paragraphs and any clarity, andsubheadings. and subheadings. subheadings. does not use of(4 marks) subheadings. (2.75 – 2 marks) (1.75 – 2 marks) paragraphs and(3-3.75 marks)subheadings. ( 1.75 marks)Referencing (2 marks) Clear systematic referencing using Harvard style for all sources. At least 6 relevant references were used from good sources. All intext referencing done correctly and relevant. (2 marks) Clear systematic referencing using Harvard style for all sources. At least 5 relevant references were used from good sources. All intext referencing done correctly and relevant. (1.5 -1.75 marks) Clear systematic referencing using Harvard style for all sources. At least 4 relevant references were used from good sources. Most intext referencing done correctly and relevant. (1.25 marks) Limited attempt at formatting references. References largely unrelated to the topic area. At least 3 references were provided. Mostintext referencing done correctly and relevant. (0.25-1mark) Poorly presented, no apparent structure. No use of Harvard referencing style.References were unrelated to the topic area. Only 0 r 1 relevant reference given(0 marks)Marking Rubric – PresentationExcellent Very Good Good Satisfactory UnsatisfactoryExcellent Very Good Very Good Satisfactory Little or noDiscussion of the discussion from discussion discussion from discussion from discussionallocated all speakers. from all most speakers. all speakers. from speakers.frameworks and Discussion was speakers. Discussion was Discussion was Discussion notindividual relevant and Discussion was relevant and relevant and relevant to thecomponents insightful at all relevant and insightful some provided no topic being(3 marks) times. insightful most of the time insight discussed.(3 marks)of the time (2-2.75 marks) (1.75-2 marks)(1.5-1.0 marks)( 1 mark)Overall presentation Excellent use of Very good use Good use of Satisfactory use No visual aidsclarity visual aids. of visual aids. visual aids. of visual aids. used.(3 marks) Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentationstructured well structured well structured well structured had noto ensure that all to ensure that to ensure that whereby most structure andtopics were all topics were all topics were topics were most topicscovered equally. covered mostly covered covered were not(3 marks) equally. equally. (1.5 – 1 marks) covered.(2-2.75 marks) (1.75-2 marks) ( 1 mark)Overall impression Outstanding Very good Good Satisfactory No impression(4 marks) impression left impression left impression left impression left left onon audience. on audience. on audience. on audience. audience.Each speaker had Each speaker Each speaker Most speakers Most speakersa thorough had a had a had some had littleknowledge of the somewhat somewhat knowledge of knowledge ofareas discussed thorough thorough the areas the areasand contributed knowledge of knowledge of discussed and discussed andequally. the areas the areas contributed did notExceptionally discussed and discussed and somewhat contributeprofessional contributed contributed equally. equally. Nodelivery and somewhat somewhat Somewhat professionalaudience equally. Very equally. professional delivery orengagement. professional Professional delivery and audienceAdherence to the delivery and delivery and audience engagement.time constraints audience audience engagement. No adherenceof 10 minutes engagement. engagement. Adherence to to the time(4 marks) Adherence to Adherence to the time constraints ofthe time the time constraints of 10 minutesconstraints of constraints of 10 minutes ( 1.5 marks)10 minutes 10 minutes (1.5-2) marks(3-3.75 marks) (2-2.75) marks

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