BUS106A Introduction to Business – A T0114 2.4 Student Assessment Provided below in table format. 1 answer below »

BUS106A Introduction to Business – A T0114

2.4 Student Assessment:

Provided below, in table format, is a schedule of formal assessment tasks and major

examinations for the subject/unit.

Assessment Type

When Assessed

Weighting

Learning Outcomes Assessed

Research Exercise 1 – The Planning Process (750 – 1000 word report)

Week 5

25%

a, b, c, d

Research Exercise 2 – The Control Process (1500 word report)

Week 8

35%

a, b, c, d Research Presentation – Leadership

5 minute oral presentation with visual aids (e.g. PowerPoint)

Weeks 11 & 12 Total 40%

Oral Presentation 20%

Visual Aids 20%

a, b, c, e

2.4.1 Requirements to Pass the Subject

To gain a pass or better in this subject,

• students must gain a minimum of 50% of the total available subject marks.

2.5 Prescribed and Recommended Readings:

Provided below, in formal reference format, is a list of the prescribed and recommended readings Prescribed Text:

Schermerhorn, JR et al, ‘Management, Foundations and Applications’ (2nd Asia-Pacific ed.) John Wiley and Sons, 2013

Turner, K., 2011, Essential Academic Skills, (2nd ed.), Oxford Uni Press (http://www.oup.com.au/titles/higher_ed/media_studies/9780195576054)

These texts will also be used for BUS106 The Business Environment

Recommended Reading:

Management

Robbins, SP, Bergman, R, Stagg, J and Coulter, M ‘Management’ (6th ed. Pearson Australia: Sydney, 2011)

Samson, D and Daft, RL ‘Fundamentals of Management’ (4th Asia Pacific ed. Cengage Learning: Melbourne, 2012)

Daft, RL ‘Management’ (11th ed. Cengage, 2014)

Jones, G and George, J ‘Contemporary Management’ (8th ed. McGraw Hill: New York, 2013)

Rue, LW. and Byars, LL ‘Management: Skills and Applications’ (14th ed. McGraw-Hill: Chicago, 2012)

Waddell, D, Jones, GR and George, JM ‘Contemporary Management’ (3rd ed. McGraw-Hill: Sydney 2013)

Communication

Carroll, D., 2013, Skills for Academic and Career Success, (1st ed.), Pearson.

Crème, P & Lea, M 2008, Writing at University, (3rd ed.), Open University Press, Buckingham.

Eunson B, 2012, Communicating in the 21st century, (3rd ed), Wiley

McCulloch, R., 2013, Academic Skills for International Students, (1st ed.), Pearson

Robbins, SP & Hunsaker, P, 2011, Training in Interpersonal Skills: Tips for Managing People at Work, (6th ed.), Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Periodicals

Useful Websites

The following websites are useful sources covering a range of information useful for this subject.. However, most are not considered to be sources of Academic Peer Reviewed theory and research. If your assessments require academic peer reviewed journal articles as sources, you need to access such sources using the Library database, Ebscohost, or Google Scholar. Please ask in the Library if you are unsure how to access Ebscohost. Instructions can also be found in Moodle.

Management:

The Wall Street Journal, “What is the Difference Between Management and Leadership”

http://guides.wsj.com/management/developing-a-leadership-style/what-is-the-difference-between-management-and-leadership/

SmallBizConnect (funded by the NSW Government) Leadership Module

http://toolkit.smallbiz.nsw.gov.au/part/8/39/188

Kotter International News and Insights page

http://www.kotterinternational.com/news-and-insights

Academic Writing

Language and Learning Online – Monash University

http://www.monash.edu.au/lls/llonline/index.xml

Uni Learning – The UniLearning website was developed through a National Teaching Development Grant provided by the Committee for University Teaching and Staff Development

http://unilearning.uow.edu.au/main.html

Study Skills – Charles Darwin University

http://learnline.cdu.edu.au/studyskills/index.html

Online Writing Lab – Purdue University

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

Presentations

Speaking about Presenting – useful presentation and PowerPoint tips from a New Zealand based presentation consultant

Presentation Tips

International Association of Science and Technology for Development – PowerPoint presentation on making a presentation – with good and bad examples

https://www.iasted.org/conferences/formatting/ HYPERLINK “https://www.iasted.org/conferences/formatting/presentations-tips.ppt”presentations HYPERLINK “https://www.iasted.org/conferences/formatting/presentations-tips.ppt”-tips. HYPERLINK “https://www.iasted.org/conferences/formatting/presentations-tips.ppt”ppt

The World Best PowerPoint Presentation – the Best Presentation Award in Slideshare from 2008, 2009 and 2010

Download The World Best PowerPoint Presentation

Section 3 – Assessment Details

3.1 Details of Each Assessment Item

The assessments for this subject are described below. Other assessment information and/or assistance can be found in Moodle.

Marking guides for Assessments follow the assessment descriptions. Students should compare their assessment final drafts against the marking guide before submission.

Assessment submission is as per the instructions below. Please retain a photocopy and softcopy of all assessments.

Assessment 1

Assessment Type: Research Exercise 1 – research and 750 – 1000 word report – individual assessment

Purpose: This assessment is designed to allow students to demonstrate the application of the research, analysis and report writing skills developed in the subject as applied to management planning. This assessment relates to Learning Outcomes a, b, c and d.

Value: 25%

Due Date: Week 5 – 5.00 pm Thursday April 17 2014

Submission: Upload an electronic copy – Word .doc or .docx – to Moodle and Turnitin

Topic: The Planning Process

Task Details: Students are to compare and contrast the planning model on page 179 of the text with one other planning model sourced from academic literature, and draw some conclusions as to the validity of both in modern organisations. They are to present their analysis and findings/ conclusions in a professionally presented short report – 750 – 1000 words.

Research requirements: Students must use the text and a minimum of one academic journal article. Additional sources may be used but should be academically acceptable.

Presentation: 750 – 1000 word short report – Word .doc or .docx – the title page, executive summary, table of contents and reference list are not included in the word count.

Title page, executive summary, table of contents, suitable headings and subheadings, conclusions, in-text referencing and reference list (Harvard – Anglia style). Typed using 12 pt Times New Roman or 11 pt Calibri fonts. Single line spacing

Marking Guide: Analysis 30%

Research – extent and application 30%

Findings/conclusions 20%

Presentation 20%

This mark will be scaled to a mark out of 25

Assessment 2

Assessment Type: Research Exercise 2 – research and 1500 + 10% word report – individual assessment

Purpose: In this assessment, students should use the feedback from the first assessment to improve and further develop their research, analysis and report writing skills, applying these to the topic of planning implementation issues. This assessment relates to Learning Outcomes a, b, c and d.

Value: 35%

Due Date: Week 8. – 5.00 pm Thursday May 15th 2014

Submission: Upload an electronic copy – Word .doc or .docx – to Moodle and Turnitin

Topic: Control Issues

Task Details: Students are to analyse the control model on p 278 of the text, and compare and contrast what the authors say about the control process with at least 3 other theorists. Students should draw some conclusions as to the viability of this design in modern organisations, identifying specific examples where possible to illustrate their findings/conclusions. They are to present their analysis and findings/ conclusions in a professionally presented short report – 1500 + 10% words.

It is important that students use the feedback given in their first assessment to improve their research, analysis and report writing skills.

Research requirements: Students must use the text and a minimum of three academic journal articles. Additional sources may be used but should be academically acceptable.

Presentation: 1500 + 10% word short report – Word .doc or .docx – the title page, executive summary, table of contents and reference list are not included in the word count.

Title page, executive summary, table of contents, suitable headings and subheadings, conclusions, in-text referencing and reference list (Harvard – Anglia style). Typed using 12 pt Times New Roman or 11 pt Calibri fonts. Single line spacing

Marking Guide: Analysis 20%

Research – extent and application 20%

Findings/conclusions 20%

Presentation 20%

This mark will be scaled to a mark out of 35

Assessment 3

Assessment Type: Group Research Presentation – 10 minute oral presentation with visual aids (e.g. PowerPoint). Group size max. 3 students.

Purpose: This assessment is designed to give students more experience in research and analysis of a given topic, and in this instance, developing their findings into a professional oral presentation with appropriate visual aids. This assessment relates to Learning Outcomes a, b, c and e.

Value: Total 40%

Presentation 20%

Visual aids 20%

Due Date &Visual Aids hard copy – all students – to be handed to the tutor at the beginning Submission: of class in Week 11

Oral presentations – Weeks 11 and 12 in class – all students must be ready to present in week 11, as presentation order will be drawn at random. Students presenting in week 12 MUST present the material as handed in as hard copy in week 11.

Topic: Leadership

Task Details: Students are to choose one of the leadership styles as discussed in Chapter 12 of the text, and compare and contrast what the text’s authors say about its validity in modern organisations with at least three other theorists. Students should draw some conclusions as to the viability of this leadership style in today’s businesses, identifying specific examples where possible to illustrate their findings/conclusions. They are to present their analysis and findings/ conclusions in a professional 5 (five) minute oral presentation supported with appropriate visual aids e.g. a PowerPoint presentation consisting of between 4 and 10 slides.

Presentation: 5 minute oral presentation in class supported with appropriate visual aids.

Presentations will be timed – students going over 5 minutes will be asked to stop – this will effect marks, as will presentations that are too short (under 4 minutes)

Marking Guide:

Presentation Element

Marks Available Presentation Style

Is the presentation style professional?

Is eye contact established with the audience?

Is the audience engaged in the presentation?

Does the presentation flow well?

Are group members able to answer questions convincingly?

Does it sell the idea?

Does it keep within the given time frame?

20 Visual Aids

Are visual aids used?

Are they suitable?

Are they used effectively?

Do they add to the effectiveness of the presentation?

20

Assessment Total

40

3.3 Late Penalties & Extensions

An important part of business life is the ability to meet deadlines. With this in mind, any assessment items handed in after the due date/time will attract a late penalty as follows:

• In Class Tests

• No extensions permitted or granted – a supplementary test only may be permitted under very special circumstances where acceptable supporting evidence is provided. The procedure and timing to apply for a supplementary test (if available) are as per Section 3.3.1 Applying for an Extension (below).

• Missing a class test will result in 0 marks for that assessment element unless the above applies.

• Written Assessments

• – 5% of the total available marks per calendar day unless an extension is approved (see Section 3.3.1 below)

• Presentations

• No extensions permitted or granted – no presentation = 0 marks. Make-up presentation only as per missing in-class tests as described above.

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