As of July 04, 2016 ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E National Code: 90458 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051 Assessment 4â€“Group Research Report and Presentation Course Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Accounting Unit International Management Unit Code BOI ITMG306 Type of Assessment Assessment 4 â€“ Group Research Report and Presentation Length / duration 2500 words (maximum) Learning outcomes addressed a) understand the key concepts in international management b) evaluate the importance of culture and its impact on international management c) understand the impact of global environment on international management d) understand the management challenges posed in international management e) develop skills in decision making related to international management issues f) identify and select appropriate strategies in international management Submission Date Written Report submission Week 11 Presentation from Week 10-12 Assessment Brief a) Students will form groups of 3-4 and complete a report on a topic which must be finalised by Week 3. b) Students are required to research the website of one multinational company. c) The team is appointed as International Management experts hired by the chosen company and must produce a report on specific issues of International Management. d) Students must present a written proposal in Week 5 to the class. e) A template for the written proposal will be provided on the Moodle. Total Mark 5 marks for written proposal by the group in Week 5 (hard copy submission) 25 marks for the report(Online submission) 10 marks for the presentation (power point slides to be submitted on the day of the presentation) Weighting 40% of the total marks Students are advised that any submissions past the due date incur a 5% penalty per day,As of July 04, 2016 ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E National Code: 90458 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051 calculated from the total mark e.g. a task marked out of 40 will incur a 2 mark penalty per day. More information, please refer to View Doc >> Student Policies and Forms by visiting the following link https://kent.rtomanager.com.au/ Assessment Description: Students will be divided into groups consisting of 4 â€“ 5 students in each group. The groups will be formed at the beginning of the trimester and should sustain for all the group activities across the study period. Students are required to research the website of one multinational company in detail. Research information must include the growth, the strategic planning, organisation structure, organisation culture, HRM function and any other relevant information that will add value to the report. The team is appointed as International Management experts hired by the chosen company and must produce a report on specific issues of International Management. Students must use the topics covered during the semester to complete this assessment task successfully. In addition arguments must be supported using books and relevant journals. This assessment task has three component parts: 1. Completion of written proposal in Week 5 and submitted to the lecturer as hard copy. The template for the written proposal will include the following information: 1. Objective of the report 2. Methodology that will be used to complete the report 3. Data that will be collected including sources. 4. Data Analysis i.e how this information will be analysed. Students must take help from journals and relevant websites. 5. Findings and conclusions drawn from the research. This must be integrated with the theories covered during the semester. 2. The written report must include detailed information in the proposal 3. Groups will present a summary of their findings in class. The purpose of the presentation is to share the information that will enhance collaborative learning between groups. Every week group research project will be discussed in class and weekly lectures will be integrated into this assessment to establish the relevance.As of July 04, 2016 ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E National Code: 90458 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051 Assessment Submission: This assessment is a group activity and students are required to work with their respective groups. No individual submission will be accepted. You will not receive any marks for this assignment if your group members collectively report against you for non-participation or non-cooperation. You have to nominate someone as your group leader to coordinate the assignment submission. The assignment must be submitted online in Moodle. All materials MUST be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format. Other formats (e.g., pdf or MAC file) may not be readable by markers. Please be aware that any assessments submitted in other formats will be considered LATE and will lose marks until it is presented in MS Word. Our Academic Learning Support (ALS) team would be happy to help you with understanding the task and all other assessment-related matters. For assistance and to book one-on-one meeting please email one of our ALS coordinators (Sydney [email protected]; Melbourne [email protected] ). For online help and support please click the following link and navigate Academic Learning Support in Moodle. http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/course/view.php?id=5As of July 04, 2016 ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E National Code: 90458 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051 Marking guide : Group Research Report FAIL Below 17 PASS 17.50-22.40 CREDIT 22.75-25.90 DISTINCTION 26.25-29.40 HIGH DISTINCTION 30 and above Written Argument Argument lacks coherence; topic is poorly addressed; little analysis. Argument is generally coherent; topic is addressed; analysis is reasonable depth with some description. There are some inconsistencies and weaknesses with flow Argument is coherent and flows well; topic is addressed quite thoroughly; analysis in considerable depth. There may be some inconsistencies and weaknesses with flow. Argument is very coherent and flows well; topic is addressed thoroughly; analysis in depth. There may be minor inconsistencies and weaknesses with flow. Professional work. Argument is very coherent and flows well. Topic is addressed thoroughly; analysis in great depth. Very minor if any inconsistencies and weaknesses with flow. Use of sources to support argument Little evidence of research; overreliance on internet sources (websites); No books or journal articles referenced. Over use of direct quotation. Basic and sound research; most are credible sources such as books and journal articles although some websites; sources used to support the arguments; limited use of direct quotes and adequate paraphrasing. Research generally thorough; most are credible sources such as books and journal articles although some websites; sources used to support the arguments; limited use of direct quotes and adequate paraphrasing. Thorough research indicated by the number of references; all are credible sources such as books and journal articles; sources are used to support the arguments; limited use of direct quotes and adequate paraphrasing. Thorough research indicated through extensive reference list; all are credible sources such as books and journal articles; sources are used to support argument; good use of paraphrasing and integration into the argument. Structure of Essay Thesis statement, topics and arguments not outlined in the introduction. Material and argument in the body is poorly sequenced. No discernible conclusion; no link to the introduction. Thesis statement, topics and arguments outlined in the introduction with some clarity Material and argument in the body is logically sequenced. A conclusion that does not summarise the arguments and draw a conclusion linked to the thesis. Thesis statement, topics and arguments outlined in the introduction. Material and argument in the body is logically and clearly sequenced. Conclusion summarises the argument and draws a conclusion linked to the thesis. Clear statement of thesis and outline of arguments in the introduction. Material and arguments in the body are logically sequenced. Clear conclusion and summ
ary of arguments linked to thesis statement in the introduction. Clear statement of thesis and outline of arguments in the introduction. Material and arguments in the body are logically sequenced. Clear conclusion and summary of arguments linked to thesis statement in the introduction. Writing Standard Poor standard of writing Basic and sound standard of writing; some errors in punctuation, grammar and spelling. Good standard of writing; few errors in punctuation, grammar and spelling. Very good standard of writing; very few errors in punctuation, grammar and spelling. Professional standard of writing; no errors in punctuation, grammar or spelling.As of July 04, 2016 ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E National Code: 90458 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051 Referencing (Harvard) No in text referencing and incorrect formatting of reference lists Basic and sound attempt to reference sources both in reference list and in text. Some formatting errors. Some in text references missed. Good attempt at referencing sources; correct format used; few source not acknowledged Very good attempt at referencing sources. Correct format used. Thorough reference list. Few sources not acknowledged in text. All sources referenced and acknowledged i.a.w. the Harvard system of referencingAs of July 04, 2016 ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E National Code: 90458 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051 General notes for assignments Assignments should usually incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion, and will be fully referenced including a reference list. The work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We strongly recommend you to refer to the Academic Learning Skills materials available in the Moodle. For details please click the link http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/course/view.php?id=5 and download the file “Harvard Referencing Workbook”. Appropriate academic writing and referencing are inevitable academic skills that you must develop and demonstrate. We recommend a minimum of FIVE references, unless instructed differently by your lecturer. Unless specifically instructed otherwise by your lecturer, any paper with less than FIVE references may be failed. Work that includes sources that are not properly referenced according to the “Harvard Referencing Workbook” will be penalised. Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count â€“ as a general rule you may go over or under by 10% than the stated length.As of July 04, 2016 ABN 49 003 577 302 CRICOS Code: 00161E National Code: 90458 TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051 General Notes for Referencing High quality work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We recommend you work with your Academic Learning Skills site (http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/course/view.php?id=5) available in Moodle to ensure that you reference correctly. References are assessed for their quality. You should draw on quality academic sources, such as books, chapters from edited books, journals etc. Your textbook can be used as a reference, but not the lecturer notes. We want to see evidence that you are capable of conducting your own research. Also, in order to help markers determine students’ understanding of the work they cite, all in-text references (not just direct quotes) must include the specific page number/s if shown in the original. Before preparing your assignment or own contribution, please review this YouTube video by clicking on the following link: Plagiarism: How to avoid it You can search for peer-reviewed journal articles, which you can find in the online journal databases and which can be accessed from the library homepage. Wikipedia, online dictionaries and online encyclopedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic, but should not be overused â€“ these should constitute no more than 10% of your total list of references/sources. Additional information and literature can be used where these are produced by legitimate sources, such as government departments, research institutes such as the NHMRC, or international organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). Legitimate organisations and government departments produce peer reviewed reports and articles and are therefore very useful and mostly very current. The content of the following link explains why it is not acceptable to use nonpeer reviewed websites: Why can’t I just Google? (thanks to La Trobe University for this video).