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Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T2 2020
Unit Code HC1062
Unit Title Decision Making and problem solving
Assessment Type Group Assignment, Group size: 3 to 4 members
Assessment Title Research Report
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO
Mapping) 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 assessments
Total Marks 30 marks – research paper
Word limit At least 2,500 words
Due Date Week 10 – 11:59pm
Assignment Specifications
Purpose:
In a group of 3 to 4 students, prepare a persuasive report showing how the management problem/decision should be managed. This 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.
Details:
Written report – worth 30% of your final grade and must be submitted Week 10 at 11:59pm.
Identify a multinational 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 report
HC1062 Decision making and problem solving
Marking Rubric – Written Report
Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
Executive
Summary
(4 marks) Clear evidence of a summary which summaries the entire report (4 marks) Clear evidence of a summary which summarises
the entire report (3 marks) Some evidence of a summary
which summarises
the entire report
(2marks) Limited evidence of a summary of the entire report ( 1 mark) No executive summary
included (0 marks)
Discussion on allocated general framework
(8 marks)
Demonstration of Outstanding knowledge of the chosen topic and has included
significant research which are beyond areas covered within the lecture notes. (8 marks) Demonstration of very good knowledge of the chosen topic and has included some
research beyond areas covered within the lecture notes. (7 marks) Demonstration of good knowledge of the chosen topic and
has included minimal
research beyond areas covered within the lecture notes. (6 marks) Demonstration of satisfactory knowledge of the chosen topic and has included no
research beyond areas covered within the lecture notes. (4 marks) Demonstration of little or no knowledge of
the chosen topic and discussion has little or no relevance to the topic chosen ( 4 marks)
Application of theory on
Individual
component discussion (8 marks) Your interpretation of theory is accurate and
insightful and has included significant research which goes beyond areas covered within the lecture notes.
Identification of the author has been
identified. (8 marks) Your interpretation of theory is accurate and has some insight and included some research which goes beyond areas covered within the lecture notes.
Identification of the author has been
identified. (7 marks) Your interpretation of theory somewhat accurate and has included minimal research which is beyond areas covered within the lecture
notes. Identification of the author has
been identified
(6mrks) interpretation of theory is very general and has
included no
research which
is beyond areas covered within the lecture notes. Identification of the author has
been identified.
(4 marks) Your interpretation of theory is
missing or not relevant to the topic. No identification of the author had been given
( 4 marks)
Overall presentation
and quality of
report (6
marks)
Report is exceptionally
structured with clarity, use of paragraphs and subheadings. (6
mrks) Report is well structured with clarity, use of paragraphs and subheadings.
(5mrks) Report is somewhat structured with clarity, use of paragraphs and
subheadings. (4mrks) Report is structured with
some clarity, and use of some
paragraphs and subheadings.
(3 marks) Poorly presented. Report is not structured with any clarity, and does not use of paragraphs and subheadings.
( 3marks)
HC1062 Decision making and problem solving
Referencing
(4 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. (4marks) 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. (3 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. (2 marks) Limited attempt at formatting references. References largely unrelated to the topic area. At least 3 references were provided. Most intext referencing done correctly and relevant. (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
( 1 marks)

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