Subject Guide: BUMAN304A – Business Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
Assessment 2: Research Report
Learning Outcomes: 1, 4, 5
Due: Week 6
Length: Minimum 2,000 words
From Facebook to Halliburton, many top multinational companies (MNCs) are found to be involved in different unethical business practices. You are required to write a comprehensive research report on an MNC operating in your home country that has been exposed of its unethical conduct. Provide details of the events and discuss the role that ethical decision making played or should have played! What actions were taken against these decision makers if any? What is done and can be done in the future to avoid any repetition of such incidents?
The following table outlines the standards for each criterion to achieve the required grade.
0 – 49% 50 - 64% 65 – 74% 75 – 84% 85 – 100%
Criteria Weightage Fail Pass Credit Distinction High
Response 30% Response is superficial, inadequate or incomplete. Response has limited elaboration and covers many parts of the questions Response is adequate and elaborates most of the questions properly. Good response covering every part of questions A
to all aspects of the questions.
Analysis 40% No analysis, or anaylsis not relevant to the questions. Poor research. Limited analysis relevant to the questions. Limited research Some relevant analysis is evident. Adequate research. Comprehensive and relevant analysis is conducted with good quality research. Analysis displays a deeper understand
of questions and the broader context. Superb research.
Structure 10% Response lacks type of structure that was specified.
Word count not within 10% of minimum word count. Structure vaguely resembles the required structure; paragraphs do not link to one another.
Minimum word count within 10%. Required structure is evident, with partially appropriate sequencing of paragraphs.
Minimum word count within 10%. Required structure is well presented, with appropriately sequenced paragraphs.
Minimum word count within 10%. Wellstructured response with supporting paragraphs which link and flow from one to another.
Minimum word count within 10%.
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Language 10% Mostly written
in first or
Excessive use of
spelling, punctuation or sentence structure Some
references to first or second
Some presence of figurative/c olloquial
spelling, and punctuatio n or some sentence structures requiring
nt Written entirely objectively in
Minimal presence of jargon/figurativ e/colloquial
Minimal grammatical spelling or punctuation errors and no sentence structure issues Written entirely objectively in
No presence of jargon/figurativ e/colloquial
No sentence grammatical, spelling, punctuation, or sentence structure issues Written entirely objectively in third person which is easily read by any age group/level of
of the topic
Excellent use of concise simple language, absent of jargon, figurative speech, colloquialis m
Citations 10% Citations do not support the answer/argum ent.
Citations do not align to
Harvard AGPS. Significant paraphrasi ng of referenced material, or sources are generic and not supportive
Citations correctly referenced using Harvard AGPS. Some
paraphrasing of referenced material. Sources support arguments.
Citations correctly referenced using Harvard AGPS. Sources justify and support arguments; limited paraphrasing if any.
Citations correctly referenced using Harvard AGPS. Extensive referenced material including academic journals, with no paraphrasi ng, and citations supporting & justify arguments.
All citations correctly referenced using Harvard AGPS referencing system
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