HC1062 Decision Making and problem-solving
|Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines|
|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 to 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 – 11:59 pm|
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.
Written report – worth 30% of your final grade and must be submitted Week 10 at 11:59 pm.
Identify a multinational company.
Identify a management problem. (Note: not a market research nature). Specify research questions that address the management problem/decision. Design a research program.
Carry out the research.
Sourcing from ONLY secondary data. Analyze the findings.
Identify alternatives and make recommendations to improve the performance of the organization.
Your report is to be written as a business report. It must include;
- Executive summary
- Table of contents
- Section headings
- Page numbers
- The reference list at the end of the report
HC1062 Decision making and problem solving
Marking Rubric – Written Report
|Clear evidence of||Clear evidence of a summary that summarises the entire report (3 marks)||Some evidence of a summary that summarises the entire report (2marks)||Limited||No executive|
|Executive||a summary which||evidence of a||summary|
|Summary||summaries the||summary of the||included (0 marks)|
|(4 marks)||the entire report (4||the entire report ( 1|
|Discussion on||Demonstration of||Demonstration of||Demonstration of||Demonstration of||Demonstration of|
|allocated||Outstanding||very good||good knowledge of||satisfactory||little or no|
|general||knowledge of the||knowledge of the||the chosen topic and||knowledge of the||knowledge of|
|framework||chosen topic and||chosen topic and||has included minimal||chosen topic and||the chosen topic and|
|(8 marks)||has included||has included some||research beyond||has included no||discussion has little|
|significant research||research beyond||areas covered within||research beyond||or no relevance to|
|which are beyond||areas covered within||the lecture notes. (6||areas covered||the topic chosen (<4|
|areas covered within||the lecture notes. (7||marks)||within the lecture||marks)|
|the lecture notes. (8||marks)||notes. (4 marks)|
|Application of theory on Individual component discussion (8 marks)||Your interpretation of the 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 the theory is accurate and has some insight and included some research that 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 the 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 the theory is missing or not relevant to the topic. No identification of the author had been given (<4 marks)|
|Overall||Report is||Report is well||Report is somewhat||The report is structured with some clarity, and uses some paragraphs and subheadings. (3 marks)||Poorly presented.|
|presentation||exceptionally||structured with||structured with||Report is not|
|and quality of||structured with||clarity, use of||clarity, use of||structured with|
|report (6||clarity, use of||paragraphs and||paragraphs and||any clarity, and|
|marks)||paragraphs and||subheadings.||subheadings. (4mrks)||does not use of|
|subheadings. (6||(5mrks)||paragraphs and|
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)||The 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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