Business Law

 

 

Module Number: BMP4002

Module Name: Business Law

Year/Trimester: 2021-22/Semester 1

Module Tutor/s: Dr Mubelele Zachariah Mulenga/ Boz Tunstall/ Nwayobuije Martins Major

Assessment Number        2
Assessment Type (and weighting) Individual Report – 50%

 

(2000 words)

Assessment Name Business Organizations
Assessment Submission Date Tuesday 10 May 2022 at 23:59

 

Learning Outcomes Assessed:

LO3: Explain sources of law, business transactions, the nature and management of a company, the concept of business liability in negligence, the vicarious liability of an employer and also individual employment rights.

 

Assessment Brief:

Sam operates as a sole trader (IOM Solutions) selling electrical parts to local garages. Sam has run the business for eight years. Over the last two years, Sam has found that the business has grown in terms of demand and employees. This has placed a number of pressures on Sam whilst also presenting a number of opportunities. As of October 2020 Sam, has decided to expand the business. However, Sam is not sure of the most appropriate form of business ownership for IOM solutions.

 

Explain to Sam, what types of business organisations are potentially available in terms of reorganising IOM Solutions, and the legal consequences for each option.  Ensure you support this explanation with a recommendation of the most suitable organisation type for Sam to choose for IOM Solutions.

 

Secondary Research Level HE4 – It is expected that the reference list will contain between five and ten sources. As a MINIMUM the reference list should include one refereed academic journal, two academic books and case law.

 

Additional Submission Instructions:

You are required to submit a soft copy via “Turn-it-in UK” on the module Moodle page. The software will allow you to check your work against other material on the internet. It will also compare your work against other students work.

You will be able to upload drafts of your written work into turn-it-in as many times as you wish before the deadline.

You will not be able to overwrite the final submission after the deadline. You can only submit a single file.

 

Specific Assessment Criteria: (See Page 3 for General Assessment Criteria)

 

Excellent (70-100%): Virtually all of the relevant information/skills accurately deployed. Excellent and exceptional grasp of theoretical, conceptual, analytical and practical elements. Very effective integration of theory, practice and information in relation to the objective of the assessment. There will be evidence of originality and creativity as appropriate to the subject.

 

Very Good (60-69%): Most of the relevant information/skills accurately deployed. Very good grasp of theoretical, conceptual, analytical, practical elements. Effective integration of theory, practice and information in relation to the objectives of the assessment.

 

Good (50-59%): Some of the relevant information/skills accurately deployed. Adequate grasp of theoretical, conceptual, analytical and practical elements. Fair integration of theory, practice and information in relation to the objectives of the assessment.

 

Satisfactory (40-49%): Some omissions in the deployment of information/ skills. Some grasp of theoretical, conceptual, analytical and practical elements. Limited integration of theory, practice and information in relation to the objectives of the assessment.

 

Unsatisfactory (1-39%): Students who do not meet the requirements of a pass grade (40% or above) and will not successfully complete the assessment activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Assessment Criteria – Level HE4

  Relevance

Knowledge

Argument/Analysis Structure Presentation Written English Research/Referencing
Class I
(Exceptional

Quality)

80%+ As for Class 1(70-79%) but exceptional work that makes a contribution to the development of knowledge and understanding in the subject area
 

70-79%

Directly relevant to title.  Addresses most or all of the implications and assumptions of the title. Demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of theory and practice for this level. Demonstrates ability in the manipulation and transfer of subject material to demonstrate a solid understanding of the issues. Makes creative use of appropriate arguments and/or theoretical models. Contains some distinctive or independent thinking.

A comprehensive discussion of the material resulting in clear, logical conclusions.

Coherently articulated and logically structured.

An appropriate format is used.

The presentational style & layout is correct for the type of assignment.

Effective inclusion of figures, tables, plates (FTP).

 

A very well written
answer with standard spelling and grammar.

Style is clear, resourceful and academic.

 

All sources accurately cited in the text. A comprehensive reference list in Harvard Style is provided.
Class II/i
(Very Good Quality)
60-69% Directly relevant to title.

Addresses some of the implications of the issues addressed by the title.

Demonstrates a sound knowledge of theory and practice for this level.  Manipulates and transfers some material to demonstrate a clear grasp of the themes, questions and issues. Uses appropriate arguments or theoretical models.

Clear and valid discussion of the material. Clear, logical conclusions.

For the most part coherently articulated and logically constructed.

An appropriate format is used.

The presentational style & layout is correct for the type of assignment.

Effective inclusion of FTP.

Well written with
standard spelling and grammar. Style is clear and academic.

 

All sources accurately cited in the text and an appropriate reference list in Harvard Style is provided.
Class II/ii
(Good Quality)
 

50-59%

Generally addresses the title and its implications, but sometimes addresses irrelevant issues. Demonstrates an adequate knowledge of theory and practice for this level, with evidence of an appreciation of its significance. Provides a partly coherent argument, but lacking clear focus and consistency in places. Some issues lack clarity, or theoretical models expressed in simplistic terms.

Conclusions are fairly clear and logical.

Adequate attempt at articulation and logical structure.

An acceptable format is used.

The presentational style & layout is correct for the type of assignment.

Inclusion of FTP but lacks selectivity.

Competently written with minor lapses in spelling and grammar. Style is readable and mainly academic.

 

Most sources accurately cited in the text and an appropriate reference list in Harvard Style is provided.
Class III
(Satisfactory Quality)
40-49% Some degree of irrelevance to the title.  Superficial consideration of the issues. Demonstrates limited knowledge of theory and practice for this level, with intermittent evidence of an appreciation of its significance. A basic argument is evident but lacks clarity and coherence.
Issues are only vaguely stated.

Conclusions are not always clear or logical.

Some attempt at articulation and logical structure.

An acceptable format is used.

The presentational style & layout is largely correct for the type of assignment.

Inappropriate use of FTP or not used where clearly needed to aid understanding.

Generally competent writing although intermittent lapses in grammar and spelling pose obstacles for the reader.

Style limits communication and tends not to be academic.

Some relevant sources cited. Some weaknesses in referencing technique.
Borderline

Fail

 

35-39%

Some significant degree of irrelevance to the title is common. Only the most obvious issues are addressed at a superficial level and in unchallenging terms. Demonstrates weaknesses in knowledge of theory and practice for this level, with little evidence of an appreciation of its significance. Limited argument, which lacks clarity in places. Conclusions are neither clear nor logical. Poorly structured. Lack of articulation.

Format deficient.

For the type of assignment, the presentational style &/or layout is lacking.

FTP ignored in text or not used where clearly needed.

Deficiencies in spelling and grammar makes reading difficult.

Simplistic or repetitious style impairs clarity.

 

 

Limited sources and weak referencing.
Fail  

<34%

Relevance to the title is intermittent or missing. The topic is reduced to its vaguest and least challenging terms. Demonstrates a lack of basic knowledge of either theory or practice for this level, with little evidence of understanding. Severely limited arguments. Lacks clarity.

Conclusions are sparse.

Unstructured.

Lack of articulation. Format deficient

For the type of assignment, the presentational style &/or layout is lacking.

FTP as above.

Poorly written with numerous deficiencies in grammar, spelling, expression and style. An absence of academic sources and poor referencing technique.