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Assessment 3 Information
Subject Code: MBA600
Subject Name: Capstone: Strategy
Assessment Title: Reflective Essay
Assessment Type: Length: Individual Written Analysis and Reflections 2500 words (+/- 10% allowable range)
Weighting: 40%
Total Marks:
Submission: 100
Online
Due Date: Week 13
Your task
Individually, you are required to reflect on the learnings gained from undertaking the capstone subject and assessments by writing a 2500 word reflective essay.
Assessment Description.
The purpose of this assessment is to foster students ability to coherently reflect on their undertaking of the Capstone: Strategy subject together with a reflection on their entire MBA.
Assessment Instructions
You are required to look back at their MBA course as a whole and identify the specific skills developed that will assist them in becoming effective practitioners in the workplace.
Learning is a persistent change in performance or potential that results from experience and interaction. Reflective learning is the process of stepping back from the experience and reflecting on how skills, attitudes, mindset and behaviours have evolved.
Your reflective essay must cover the following:
• Introduction.
• A brief discussion on the value of relective practice for managers and leaders
• A personal reflection on learnings from the capstone subject and consultancy research process.
• A personal reflection on skills developed over the MBA.
• A personal reflection on how these will assist in future career endeavours.
• Conclusions.
• References.
The reflective essay should include discussion of learnings from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Additionally, insights from undertaking assessments and research, capstone lessons as well as group activities from this and other subjects over the duration of the course. Specific examples should be cited to support and justify all points.
Assessment Submission
This file must be submitted as a ‘Word’ document to avoid any technical issues that may occur from incorrect file format upload. Uploaded files with a virus will not be considered as a legitimate submission. Turnitin will notify you if there is an issue with the submitted file. In this case, you must contact your workshop facilitator via email and provide a brief description of the issue and a screenshot of the Turnitin error message. You are also encouraged to submit your work well in advance of the deadline to avoid any possible delay with the Turnitin similarity report or any other technical difficulties.
Late assignment submission penalties
Penalties will be imposed on late assignment submissions in accordance with Kaplan Business School
“late assignment submission penalties” Policy.
Number of days Penalty
1* - 9 days 5% per day for each calendar day late deducted from the total marks available
10 - 14 days 50% deducted from the total marks available.
After 14 days Assignments that are submitted more than 14 calendar days after the due date will not be accepted, and the student will receive a mark of zero for the assignment(s).
Note Notwithstanding the above penalty rules, assignments will also be given a mark of zero if they are submitted after assignments have been returned to students
*Assignments submitted at any stage within the first 24 hours after the deadline will be considered to be one day late and therefore subject to the associated penalty
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Word Limits for Written Assessments
Submissions that exceed the word limit by more than 10% will cease to be marked from the point at which that limit is exceeded.
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MBA600 Assessment 3 Marking Rubric – Reflective Essay 40%
Marking
Criteria (__/100) F (Fail)
0 – 49% P (Pass) 50 – 64% C (Credit) 65 – 74% D (Distinction) 75 – 84% HD (High Distinction) 85 – 100%
Introduction
__/10 marks Provides poor context and does not link to the assessment in a
clear and coherent way. May be missing entirely. Provides satisfactory context but links to the assessment in only a partially clear and coherent way. Provides reasonable context and links to the assessment in a fairly clear and coherent way. Provides solid context and links to the assessment in a clear and coherent way. Provides excellent context and links to the assessment in an extremely clear and coherent way.
Discussion on the value of reflective practice
__/15 marks Discussion is poorly constructed, not thorough and does not truly
identify the concept and value of reflective practice. Discussion is competent and makes a reasonable attempt to
identify the concept and value of reflective practice.. Discussion is competent and makes a good attempt at
identifying the concept and value of reflective practice.. Discussion is comprehensive and clearly identifies the concept and value of reflective practice. Discussion is comprehensive and persuasively argues for the
meaning and value of reflective practice.
Personal Reflections – MBA Capstone
__/15 marks Reflections poorly explained, poorly analysed, and poorly applied with respect to own learnings and objectives. Reflections reasonably well
explained, reasonably well
analysed, and reasonably well applied with respect to own learnings and objectives. Reflections well explained, well analysed, and well applied with
respect to the own learnings and objectives. Reflections very well explained, very well analysed, and very well applied with respect to own learnings and objectives. Reflections excellently explained, skilfully analysed, and thoughtfully applied with respect to own learnings and objectives.
Personal Reflections – MBA Course
__/15 marks Reflections poorly explained, poorly analysed, and poorly applied with respect to own learnings and objectives. Reflections reasonably well
explained, reasonably well
analysed, and reasonably well applied with respect to own learnings and objectives. Reflections well explained, well analysed, and well applied with
respect to the own learnings and objectives. Reflections very well explained, very well analysed, and very
well applied with respect to own learnings and objectives. Reflections excellently explained, skilfully analysed, and thoughtfully applied with respect to own learnings and objectives.
Personal Reflections –
Future Career
__/15 marks Reflections poorly explained, poorly analysed, and poorly applied with respect to own learnings and objectives. Reflections reasonably well
explained, reasonably well
analysed, and reasonably well applied with respect to own learnings and objectives. Reflections well explained, well analysed, and well applied with
respect to the own learnings and objectives. Reflections very well explained, very well analysed, and very well applied with respect to own learnings and objectives. Reflections excellently explained, skilfully analysed, and thoughtfully applied with respect to own learnings and objectives.
Conclusion
__/10 marks Provides poor context and does not link to the reflections in a clear
and coherent way. May be missing entirely. Provides satisfactory context but links to the reflections in only a partially clear and coherent way. Provides reasonable context and links to the reflections in a fairly clear and coherent way. Provides solid context and links to the reflections in a clear and coherent way. Provides excellent context and links to the reflections in an
extremely clear and coherent way.
Answer clearly and logically presented.
__/4 marks Answer presented is not clear and logical. Answer presented is somewhat clear and logical. Answer presented is mostly clear and logical. Answer presented is very clear and logical. Answer presented is exceptionally clear and logical.
Appropriate theory and research used to answer question posed.
__/4 marks Answer unsatisfactorily incorporates, integrates and applies theory and research. Answer satisfactorily incorporates but only minimally integrates and applies theory and research. Answer competently incorporates, integrates and applies theory and research. Answer incorporates, integrates and applies theory and research in a persuasive fashion.. Answer skilfully incorporates, integrates and applies theory and research.
Correct academic writing style used, including correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
__/4 marks Essay is found to be at an inadequate standard with substantial errors. Essay of a reasonable technical standard but with quite a few errors. Essay a good technical standard with some errors. Essay a high technical standard with minimal errors. Essay at an impeccable technical standard.
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Essay Format
__/4 marks The format chosen for your essay is inappropriate and/or lacks
thought and consideration for the intended audience. The format chosen for your essay is appropriate, but further
attention to detail would improve its presentation. The format chosen for your essay is appropriate, but minor changes would enhance its presentation. Your essay is professionally presented and has been
submitted in the appropriate format. Your essay is professionally presented and exceeds
expectations for what is suitable for a business environment.
In-text Citations and
Referencing
__/4 marks Neither in-text referencing and/or reference list adheres to Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style. In-text referencing or the resultant reference list adheres to Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style, with some errors. Both, in-text referencing and the resultant reference list adhere to Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style, with some errors. Both, in-text referencing and the resultant reference list adhere to Kaplan Harvard Referencing
Style, with only occasional minor errors. Both, in-text referencing and the resultant reference list adhere strictly to Kaplan Harvard
Referencing Style, with no errors.
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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA Copyright Regulations 1969
This material has been reproduced and communicated to you by or on behalf of Kaplan Business School pursuant to Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968 (‘Act’). The material in this communication may be subject to copyright under the Act. Any further reproduction or communication of this material by you may be the subject of copyright protection under the Act. Kaplan Business School is a part of Kaplan Inc., a leading global provider of educational services. Kaplan Business School Pty Ltd ABN 86 098 181 947 is a registered higher education provider CRICOS Provider Code 02426B.