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O Assessment 2: Individual Essay - Part 1 13 Feb 2019-18:11 6 Oct 2019-23:59 20 Oct 2019-23:59 25
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Research
Unit: Organisational Learning and Change
Unit Code: BUS 510
Type of Assessment:
Unit Learning Outcomes addressed:
Assessment 2 - Individual essay
Learning outcomes - (a), (c), (d), (e) and (f)
a) Critically analyse and critique the major theories of organisational learning.
c) Critically review and evaluate the reasons for different approaches to change, and demonstrate an ability to apply this understanding to volatile or novel organisational contexts.
d) Critically analyse and critique common perspectives on the role of, and relationship between, individuals, teams and leaders in the change processes.
e) Integrate biblical frameworks into a contemporary understanding of organisational learning and change.
f) Integrate the concepts of organisational learning, strategic and innovative change management with leadership theory and practice
Criteria for Assessment:
Criterion 1 - Extent to which question is answered (5/30)
Criterion 2 - Understanding of the theoretical concepts (10/30)
Criterion 3 - Extent of critical analysis (10/30)
Criterion 4 - Structure and references (5/30)
The purpose of this assessment is to improve the analysis of organisational learning concepts within the organisations and the ability to design of relevant solutions.
Students will be expected to write an essay in response to the question below.
Discuss any five (5) key barriers to organisational learning in organisations in your home country. Explain in detail, any four (4) strategies that that can be implemented to improve organisational learning.
Support your discussion on the barriers with examples drawn from your home country.
Week 8 (online submission via Turnitin)
General notes for assignment
Assignments should usually incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion, and will be fully referenced including a reference list.
The word count for the assessment is 1500 words (+/- 10%)
Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count
General Notes for Referencing
References are assessed for their quality. You should draw on quality academic sources, such as books, chapters from edited books, journals etc. Your textbook can be used as a reference, but not the lecturer notes. We want to see evidence that you can conduct your own research. Also, in order to hel markers, determine students’ understanding of the work they cite, all in-text references (not just direct quotes) must include the specific page number/s shown in the original.
Work that includes sources that are not properly referenced according to the “Harvard Referencing Workbook” will be penalized.