Reflective Essay

Assessment Information
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Assessment 3 Information

Subject Code: MBA600
Subject Name: Capstone: Strategy
Assessment Title:
Assessment Type:
Length:
Reflective Essay
Individual reflective essay
2000 words (+/- 10% allowable range)
Weighting: 40%
Total Marks:
Submission:
100
Online
Due Date: Week 13

Your task
Individually, you are required to reflect on the learnings gained from undertaking the capstone
subject and assessments by writing a 2000 word reflective essay.
Assessment Description.
The purpose of this assessment is to foster students ability to coherently reflect on their undertaking
of the Capstone: Strategy subject together with a reflection on their entire MBA.
Assessment Instructions
You are required to look back at their MBA course as a whole and identify the specific skills
developed that will assist them in becoming effective practitioners in the workplace.
Learning is a persistent change in performance or potential that results from experience and
interaction. Reflective learning is the process of stepping back from these experiences and reflecting
on how skills, attitudes, mindset and behaviours have evolved.
Your reflective essay must cover the following:
• Introduction.
• A brief discussion on the value of reflective practice for managers and leaders.
• A personal reflection on learnings from the capstone subject and consultancy research
process.
• A personal reflection on skills developed over the MBA.
• A personal reflection on how these will assist in future career endeavours.
• Conclusions.
• Reference list (or possibly in this instance a Bibliography).
The reflective essay should include a discussion of learnings from both a theoretical and practical
perspective. Additionally, insights from undertaking assessments and research, capstone lessons as
well as group activities from this and other subjects over the duration of the course. Specific
examples should be cited to support and justify all points.

Assessment Information
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difficulties.
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MBA600 Assessment 3 Marking Rubric – Reflective Essay 40%

Marking
Criteria (__/100)
F (Fail)
0 – 49%
P (Pass)
50 – 64%
C (Credit)
65 – 74%
D (Distinction)
75 – 84%
HD (High Distinction)
85 -100%
Introduction
__/10 marks
You have provided inadequate or no
context and the introduction does
not link to the assessment
requirements.
You have provided adequate context
which partially links to the
assessment brief.
Your introduction provides a clear
context for the submission and
directly links to the purpose of the
assessment.
Your introduction provides a strong
context for the submission and
directly links to the purpose of the
assessment. .
Your introduction provides a
comprehensive context for the
submission and directly links to the
purpose of the assessment
Reflective practice
and its value
__/15 marks
You have not or
inadequatelydiscussed the concept
and value of reflective practice.
You have provided a basic
discussion on the concept andvalue
of reflective practice.
You have competently explored the
meaning, importance and value of
reflective practice.
You have persuasively argued
the meaning, importance and
value of reflective practice.
You have comprehensively
discussed and persuasively
argued the meaning and value of
reflective practice
.
Personal reflection:
MBA Capstone
__/15 marks
Your reflection is inadequate
orabsent with virtually no insight into
what you have learned in the MBA
Capstone.
Your reflection provides a basic
insight into your own learnings and
objectives from undertaking the MBA
Capstone.
Your reflection provides a detailed
insight into your own learnings and
objectives from undertaking the MBA
Capstone.
Your reflection provides the reader
with a comprehensive
understanding of your learnings and
objectives in undertaking the MBA
Capstone.
Your reflection provides the reader
with an excellent insight into what
you have learned from the MBA
Capstone and how in future you will
use this learning..
Personal reflection:
MBA Course
__/15 marks
Your reflection is inadequate or
absent in relation to what you have
valued in your MBA Course.
Your reflection provides a basic
insight into your own learnings and
objectives from undertaking the MBA
Course.
Your reflection provides a detailed
insight into your own learnings and
objectives from undertaking the MBA
Course.
Your reflection provides the reader
with a comprehensive
understanding of your learnings and
objectives in undertaking the MBA
Course.
Your reflection has
carefullyexplained, skillfully
analysed, and thoughtfully presented
how you will use your MBA in your
future career.
Personal reflection:
Future career
__/15 marks
Your reflection does not include any
real reference to how your learning
and experiences will be used in your
future career.
Your reflection provides a basic
insight into how you might use your
MBA in your future career.
Your reflection provides a detailed
insight into how you hope you might
use your MBA in your future career.
Your reflection impresses the
reader with the energy you hope to
apply in using your studies to shape
your career.
Your reflection captures the essence
of why you chose to study an MBA at
KBS and precisely articulates how
you hope to use it to direct your
career
Conclusion
__/5 marks
You have written an inadequateor no
conclusion which leaves the reader
confused as to the purpose of the
reflection.
You have written an adequate
conclusion that captures only some
of the salient points of your
reflection.
You have written an adequate
conclusion that captures mostof the
salient points of your reflection.
You have written a strongconclusion
that captures allsalient points of
your reflection.
You have written a
convincingconclusion that captures
allsalient points of your reflection.
Grammar/spelling
__/5 marks
Consistent errors in spelling and
grammar impact the flow and
readability of your essay.
Though there are some grammar
and spelling errors, these do not
detract from the readability and flow
of your essay.
Mostly correct grammar and spelling
with errors that do not impact the
readability and flow of your essay.
Errors in grammar and spelling are
rare, enhancing the readability and
flow of your essay.
Perfect grammar and spelling
throughout, with excellent readability
and flow of your essay.
Format
__/10 marks
The format chosen for your essay is
inappropriate and/or lacks thought
and consideration for the intended
audience.
The format chosen for your essay is
appropriate, but further attention to
detail would improve its
presentation.
The format chosen for your essay is
appropriate, but minor changes
would enhance its presentation.
Your essay is professionally
presented and has been submitted
in the appropriate format.
Your essay is professionally
presented and suitable for the
intended audience.
In-text citations and
referencing
__/10 marks
Neither in-text referencing nor
reference list adheres to Kaplan
Harvard Referencing Style.
In-text referencing or the resultant
reference list adheres to Kaplan
Harvard Referencing Style but with
several errors.
Both in-text referencing and the
resultant reference list adhere to
Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style
but with several errors
Both in-text referencing and the
resultant reference list adhere to
Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style
but with only occasional minor
errors.
Both in-text referencing and the
resultant reference list adhere strictly
to Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style,
with no errors.
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