|ASSESSMENT 2 BRIEF|
|Subject Code and Title||COMR 2000 Management, Leadership and Professional Practice|
|Assessment||Assessment 2 – Group Assignment|
|Individual/Group||Report and Team Presentation|
|Length||Report 1500 words Presentation 20 minutes|
|Learning Outcomes||The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion of the task below include: Understanding of business and business ethics.Knowledge of the ‘Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants’ and the ability to apply the code appropriately in professional situations.Sound judgment in identifying relevant information for internal decision-making purposes.Sound judgement in applying knowledge and skills to identify and solve business problems.Skills of working and communicating effectively in a team.|
|Submission||End of Module 5.2|
|Total Marks||100 marks|
As part of the subject, you will work as a group (3 – 4 students in each group) to analyse and develop a business strategy for an organisation. Your group composition and topic will be decided by the end of Module 2.
You should approach the project from the perspective of a consultant providing advice on a specific problem facing the organisation.
Teams will be required to prepare a report and a presentation of no more than 20 minutes. All members of the team will be required to present.
The presentation will be directed to the management of a decision making body that is empowered to approve or reject the team’s recommendation.
The assessment of group presentations will be based on the following factors:
- Clarity and thoroughness with which the team identifies and analyses business issues
- The quality (depth and breadth) of team’s analysis, problem solving and strategy development
- The breadth, depth and practicality of the team’s recommendations, degree of detail and specificity of recommended actions, quality of supporting arguments
- Presentation structure, flow, logic and style; ability to maintain the focus of the audience
- The degree of preparation, professionalism, energy, enthusiasm and skills demonstrated in delivering the presentation
- Report content and presentation, the quality of business writing
- Level of group cooperation
The report and presentation will be due at the end of Module 5 in class (week 10)
|Assessment Attributes||Fail (0-49)||Pass (50-64)||Credit (65-74)||Distinction (75-84)||High Distinction (85-100)|
|Critically analyse the internal and external of business environment and competitive rivalry.||Confuses logic and emotion. Business Information is taken from reliable sources but without a||Resembles a recall or summary of key Business information systems/ideas. Conflates/confuses||Supports personal opinion with evidence from reliable Business Information sources. Demonstrates a capacity||Discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and Business Information sources. Capacity to explain and||Discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and Business Information sources substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials. Information is taken from sources with a high level of interpretation/evaluation to develop a comprehensive critical analysis or synthesis. Identifies gaps in knowledge. Exhibits intellectual|
|20%||coherent analysis or synthesis.||assertion of personal opinion with Business||to explain and apply Business Information||apply Business Information concepts is|
|Lacks evidence from the view point of Business information.||Information from the research/course materials. Attempts to synthesise||concepts. Identifies logical flaws in the evidence from Business Information||supported by robust evidence from research/course materials.|
|citations from Business||sources.||Analysis and evaluation|
|Information sources.||reflect growing|
|judgement, rigor and|
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|Knowledge and understanding of Business strategy 20 %||Limited understanding of required concepts and knowledge Key components of the assignment are not addressed.||Knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline. Resembles a recall or summary of key ideas. Often conflates/confuses assertion of personal opinion with information||Thorough knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline/s. Supports personal opinion and information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials.||Highly developed understanding of the field or discipline/s. Discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence||A sophisticated understanding of the field or discipline/s. Systematically and critically discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence|
|Level of Research 10%||Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas.||Demonstrates use of credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas, but these are not always explicit or well developed.||Demonstrates use of high quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas.||Demonstrates use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and statements. Shows evidence of wide scope within the organisation for sourcing evidence||Demonstrates use of high-quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and position statements. Shows evidence of wide scope within and without the organisation for sourcing evidence|
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|Correct citation of key resources and evidence 10%||Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas.||Demonstrates use of credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas, but these are not always explicit or well developed.||Demonstrates use of high quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas.||Demonstrates use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and statements. Shows evidence of wide scope within the organisation||Demonstrates use of high-quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and position statements. Shows evidence of wide scope within and without the|
|Presentation 30%||Difficult to understand for audience, no logical/clear structure, poor flow of||Information, arguments and evidence are presented in a way that is hard to follow||Information, arguments and evidence are well presented, mostly clear||Information, arguments and evidence are very well presented, the presentation is logical,||Expertly presented; the presentation is logical, persuasive, and well supported by evidence,|
|Teamwork: Degree of engagement and participation (collaboratively, consultatively and collegially) in group 10%||Does not participate effectively in a team environment. Places individual goals ahead of the group responsibility. Hinders the group process and upsets the schedule.||Participates effectively in teams. Identifies team and individual goals, tasks, responsibilities and schedules.||Contributes to small group discussions to reach agreement on issues. Works together with others towards shared goals. Renegotiates responsibilities to meet needed change.||Understands group dynamics and team roles. Renegotiates responsibilities, tasks and schedules to meet needed change.||Leads teams and facilitates team development and gives and receives effective feedback to other team members to keep the group processes running. Collaboratively, consultatively and collegially works in a team.|
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