ASSESSMENT BRIEF - 3
COURSE: Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Accounting
Unit Code: International Management
Unit Title: ITMG306
Type of Assessment: Group Case Analysis with Oral Presentation and Reflective Summary
Length/Duration: Group Presentation (with PPT) - 10 minutes Self-Reflective Summary – 1,000 words
Unit Learning Outcomes addressed: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks associated to International Management
2. Identify and evaluate key ethical, environment, social and cultural issues in global businesses and their implications in business decisions/ practice
3. Identify and assess prominent managerial issues faced by multinational enterprises today Apply theories, tools and frameworks to analyse business situations and make strategic decisions in the international business context.
4. Apply theories, tools and frameworks to analyse business situations and make strategic decisions in the international business context.
5. Analyse and present (both written and oral) business cases underpinning current practices of global business strategies.
Submission Date: Presentations - week 8 – 11 (PPT slides must be submitted by week 8) Self-reflective summary – week 11
Assessment Task: 1. Group task - every student within a group consisting of 3 – 5 members is required to prepare and deliver a presentation on the allocated case study.
2. Individual task - each student must submit a self-reflective summary following requirements below.
Total Mark: Group presentation – 15%
Self-reflective summary – 10%
Students are advised that submission of an Assessment Task past the due date without a formally signed approved Assignment Extension Form (Kent Website MyKent Student Link FORM–Assignment
Extension Application Form–Student Login Required) or previously approved application for other extenuating circumstances impacting course of study, incurs a 5% penalty per calendar day, calculated by deduction from the total mark.
For example. An Assessment Task marked out of 40 will incur a 2 mark penalty for each calendar day.
More information, please refer to (Kent Website MyKent Student Link POLICY – Assessment Policy & Procedures– Student Login Required)
Students are required to work on a business case study based on a real-life scenario in relation to International Management issues, and deliver a 15-minute on-line group presentation. The topic areas covered in the presentation are expected to focus on concepts and theoretical frameworks discussed in class. The softcopy of the presentation slides, presentation reflective summary (not more than 1000 words) and other supporting materials (if any) are to be uploaded in Moodle by week 8 (presentation related materials) and week 11 (selfreflective summary).
The assignment will include the following activities:
1. You are required to form a group of three to five students.
2. Select a business case from your prescribed textbook and have it approved by the lecturer before week 5
3. Book your presentation time with the lecturer (may be pre-announced)
4. Analyse the case study in light of the concepts and theoretical frameworks discussed in the class. It is crucial that a group presentation canvass international management theories relevant to the case study and you apply those theories to inform your answers and/or recommendations.
5. Prepare the presentation slides (in group) and the reflective summary (individual).
6. Rehearse the presentation in front of your friends and families or other group members
7. Upload the presentation, reflective summary and supporting materials (if any) on and before the presentation date
8. Make the presentation in class.
Presentations will be organised on a pre-arranged time in weeks 8-11. You will not receive any marks if you are absent in your scheduled presentation time.
Students not able to participate in the presentation may apply for a deferred assessment. Deferred assessments will only be available to students who have a severe medical condition or unanticipated extenuating circumstances. Applications for deferred assessments must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation.
Presentation slides, reflective summary, and supporting materials (if any) must be submitted online in Moodle. All materials MUST be submitted electronically in Microsoft Office format. Other formats may not be readable by markers. Please be aware that any assessments submitted in other formats will be considered LATE and will lose marks until it is presented in Microsoft Office format. No paper based or hardcopy submission will be accepted.
Our Academic Learning Support (ALS) team would be happy to help you with understanding the task and all other assessment-related matters. For assistance please speak to our Academic Learning Skills Coordinators, Sydney (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in Melbourne (email@example.com). They can help you with understanding the task, draft checking, structure, referencing and other assignment-related matter.
For online help and support please click the following link and navigate Academic Learning Support in Moodle. http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/course/view.php?id=5 Your presentation must be created in electronic format (e.g., MS PowerPoint) and you are required to bring the file in a portable storage device (e.g., USB drive) on the presentation day.
MARKING GUIDE (RUBRIC): GROUP PRESENTATION
Marking Criteria Description Marks
Professionalism On time for presentation, formal attire 10
Structure Clear introduction, body and conclusion. Each part was sufficiently discussed and relevant to the topic. 10
Synthesis Use of theoretical frameworks to inform the content of the presentation. All concepts are clearly linked and support the ideas. 50
Recommendations Recommendations are clearly linked to the content and thoroughly explained and justified. 20
Use of visual aids Carefully prepared and utilised well. Minimal errors, well-designed. 10
TOTAL SCORE: 100
MARKING GUIDE (RUBRIC): SELF-REFLECTIVE SUMMARY
Categories Detail Score
Self-disclosure Ability to openly examine own experiences related to the work on the project. Student demonstrates an open, non-defensive ability to self-appraise, discussing both growth and frustrations as they linked to all aspects of participation in the assignment. The student maintains a professional viewpoint while being direct and honest about all experiences related to learning. A thorough self-reflective analysis is demonstrated, including provision of specific and illustrative details. Issues to be looked at are group conflict(s), leadership, teamwork, etc. 40
Connection to class discussions
& learning outcomes Synthesize, analyse and evaluate thoughtfully selected aspects, ideas or issues from project discussions/collaborations. Provide sufficient details to support own position. 40
Writing Skills Cohesiveness, articulation of thoughts, evidences of work, presentation, spelling or grammar errors. Reflection is presented is compelling, highlyorganised manner. The student provides clear connections to future plans. 20
Total Score 100
GENERAL NOTES FOR ASSESSMENT TASKS
Content for Assessment Task papers should incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion.
Appropriate academic writing and referencing are inevitable academic skills that you must develop and demonstrate in work being presented for assessment. The content of high quality work presented by a student must be fully referenced within-text citations and a Reference List at the end. Kent strongly recommends you refer to the Academic Learning Support Workshop materials available on the Kent Learning Management System (Moodle). For details please click the link
http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/mod/folder/view.php?id=3606 and download the file titled “Harvard Referencing Workbook”. This Moodle Site is the location for Workbooks and information that are presented to Kent Students in the ALS Workshops conducted at the beginning of each Trimester.
Kent recommends a minimum of FIVE (5) references in work being presented for assessment. Unless otherwise specifically instructed by your Lecturer or as detailed in the Unit Outline for the specific Assessment Task, any paper with less than five (5) references may be deemed not meeting a satisfactory standard and possibly be failed.
Content in Assessment tasks that includes sources that are not properly referenced according to the “Harvard Referencing Workbook” will be penalised.
Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count if this is specifically stated for the Assessment Task in the Unit Outline. As a general rule there is an allowable discretionary variance to the word count in that it is generally accepted that a student may go over or under by 10% than the stated length.
GENERAL NOTES FOR REFERENCING
References are assessed for their quality. Students should draw on quality academic sources, such as books, chapters from edited books, journals etc. The textbook for the Unit of study can be used as a reference, but not the Lecturer Notes. The Assessor will want to see evidence that a student is capable of conducting their own research. Also, in order to help Assessors determine a student’s understanding of the work they cite, all in-text references (not just direct quotes) must include the specific page number(s) if shown in the original. Before preparing your Assessment Task or own contribution, please review this ‘YouTube’ video (Avoiding Plagiarism through Referencing) by clicking on the following link:
A search for peer-reviewed journal articles may also assist students. These types of journal articles can be located in the online journal databases and can be accessed from the Kent Library homepage. Wikipedia, online dictionaries and online encyclopaedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic, but should not be over-used – these should constitute no more than 10% of your total list of references/sources. Additional information and literature can be used where these are produced by legitimate sources, such as government departments, research institutes such as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), or international organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). Legitimate organisations and government departments produce peer reviewed reports and articles and are therefore very useful and mostly very current. The content of the following link explains why it is not acceptable to use non-peer reviewed
websites (Why can't I just Google?): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N39mnu1Pkgw (thank you to La Trobe University for access to this video).