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HI6006 COMPETITIVE STRATEGY

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Subject Name – Competitive Strategy

HI6006 COMPETITIVE STRATEGY

Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T1 2020
Unit Code HI6006
Unit Title Competitive Strategy


Assessment Type Individual Assignment
Assessment Title Essay – Key Strategy Development Tools
Purpose of the
assessment (with ULO Mapping)


Students are required to write a Comprehensive discussion of any three of the
strategy models, with practical application to current business examples
Weight 20% of the total assessments


Total Marks 20
Word limit Not more than 1500 words
Due Date Week 5 [Late submission penalties accrue at the rate of -10% per day]
Submission


Guidelines


• All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed
Assignment Cover Page.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm
margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page
numbers.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately
at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.

HOLMES INSTITUTE

FACULTY OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Purpose:


Assignment 1 Specifications

This assignment aims at ensuring that students have familiarized themselves with the foundational
strategy development models and are able to relate them to current practical business examples.
.

Details


Write an essay explaining what the main strategy development tools are and how they are used in
business. Your essay must contain a comprehensive discussion of 3 of the following: PESTEL, Five
Forces, Resource-Based View, PROFIT, Input/Output, SWOT Analysis (you may include Cross Impact
Analysis), Generic Strategies, Ansoff, Ghemawat, with reference to academic journals and practical
examples from industry.
In this essay, sub-headings are permitted.
Be sure to use paragraphing.
Be sure to reference your sources in-text and provide a list of references at the end, all in Harvard
style.
Your final submission is due Friday of week 5 at midnight.


Assignment Structure

One page for your explanation of each model, including the example.
Thus, a half page introduction, then 3 pages for the explanation of the 3 models, plus a half page
conclusion.
Add a cover page at the front.
Add a Reference List at the end.