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HC1062 T2 2020 Decision Making and problem solving

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HC1062 Decision Making and problem solving

 
Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines 
TrimesterT2 2020
Unit CodeHC1062
Unit TitleDecision Making and problem solving
Assessment TypeGroup Assignment, Group size: 3 to 4 members
Assessment TitleResearch 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.
Weight30 % of the total assessments
Total Marks30 marks – research paper
Word limitAt least 2,500 words
Due DateWeek 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

 ExcellentVery GoodGoodSatisfactoryUnsatisfactory
 Clear evidence ofClear evidence of a summary which summarises the entire report (3 marks)Some evidence of a summary which summarises the entire report (2marks)LimitedNo executive
Executivea summary whichevidence of asummary
Summarysummaries thesummary of theincluded (0 marks)
(4 marks)entire report (4entire report ( 1 
 marks)mark) 
Discussion onDemonstration ofDemonstration ofDemonstration ofDemonstration ofDemonstration of
allocatedOutstandingvery goodgood knowledge ofsatisfactorylittle or no
generalknowledge of theknowledge of thethe chosen topic andknowledge of theknowledge of
frameworkchosen topic andchosen topic andhas included minimalchosen topic andthe chosen topic and
(8 marks)has includedhas included someresearch beyondhas included nodiscussion has little
 significant researchresearch          beyondareas covered withinresearch beyondor no relevance to
 which are beyondareas covered withinthe lecture notes. (6areas coveredthe topic chosen (<4
 areas covered withinthe lecture notes. (7marks)within the lecturemarks)
 the lecture notes. (8marks) notes. (4 marks) 
 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)
OverallReport isReport is wellReport is somewhatReport is structured with some clarity, and use of some paragraphs and subheadings. (3 marks)Poorly presented.
presentationexceptionallystructured withstructured             withReport is not
and quality ofstructured withclarity, use ofclarity,         use         ofstructured with
report (6clarity, use ofparagraphs andparagraphs             andany clarity, and
marks)paragraphs andsubheadings.subheadings. (4mrks)does not use of
 subheadings. (6(5mrks) paragraphs and
 mrks)  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)