Unit Code and Title: BUS500 Management in Context
Assessment 2 (major task) – Individual Essay
|Assessment 3: Individual Essay Assignment||30% of final mark||Due: Sunday of week 11, 11:59pm||2,000 words|
Students will have the opportunity to choose from three (3) topic questions to write their essay. These topics will come from the first four weeks of this unit.
Choose one (1) of the following questions:
- As organisations become more technology-driven, which do you think will become more important: the management of the human element of the organisation or the management of technology? Discuss. In your demonstration you must refer to the original Scientific view of management, contrasting this from the later Humanistic view of management. Use the management theories and concepts from Chapter 1, 2, 12, 16, 18, 19 and your own research to support your view.
- To be a successful manager of an organisation that operates internationally, requires a global mindset. What are the personal characteristics of a manager with a global mindset? How can an organisation ensure that its staff have a global mindset, dealing with different cultural values and diversity in the workplace, with suppliers, partners, and customers? Use the management theories and concepts from Chapter 3, 4, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19 and you own research to support your view.
- Today’s organisations must consider sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Describe sustainability and CSR, and how these impact the decision making of today’s manager. How does the use of triple bottom line in an organisation assist in reaching the goals of sustainability and CSR? Use the management theories and concepts from Chapter 5, 6, 16, 17, 19 and 20, and you own research to support your view.
The essay is due to be submitted by Sunday Week 11, 11:59pm. This is to be submitted via the Turnitin similarity checking link.
Submit either a Word document or a PDF.
At the top of your essay provide your full name, student identification number and the question you are answering. No need for a title page.
An essay contains a central idea or argument, a thesis statement. An essay has four main components: an introduction, a series of body paragraphs, a conclusion, and a reference list.
The essay should include definitions of all key concepts, develop a thesis statement (claim, proposition, main idea); context (background, framework setting); reasons (support, evidence, examples); counterarguments (objections, contrary considerations); responses (refutations, answers to objections). Types include and may not be limited to reflective, critical, descriptive, persuasive, and narrative.
The length of the essay will be within +/- 10% of the word limit, that is between 1,800 and 2,200 words.
Each essay should use at least five (5) academic journals, books, e-books, websites or quality business articles from reputable and authoritative sources. In text referencing should be used. The reference list will be either APA or Harvard Business Reference.
|Criteria to be Assessed||HD (>85%)||DI (75 – 84%)||CR (65 – 74%)||PS (50-64%)||FL (0-49%)|
|Please note that descriptions are typical in the middle of the grade range|
|Use of relevant literature & Management theory. (Weighting 30%)||Comprehensive and insightful application of management theory and concepts. Use quality definitions of key concepts.||Comprehensive and solid application of management theory and concepts. Use quality definitions of key concepts||Key aspects of the management theory and concepts included in an appropriate straight forward manner. Reasonable concept definitions used.||Management theory and concepts covered although some aspects have been missed or misconstrued. Some definitions of concepts.||Inaccurate or Inappropriate use of part or all of management theory and concepts. No definitions provided.|
|Application of Theory to Essay Questions. (Weighting 25%)||Identifies and insightfully explains relevant aspects of the essay questions. Wide range of examples to support application of theory. Strong links to organisational context and relevant theory in evaluation.||Identifies and clearly explains the relevant aspects of the essay questions. A suitable range of examples used well to link to management concepts and theories.||The answer reflects an understanding of the essay questions. An acceptable range of examples used to provide an understanding of the questions.||Basic application of essay questions. Examples reflecting limited engagement with organisational context or relevant theory. Not all aspects of comparison in sufficient detail.||Significant gaps in knowledge and application of the essay question and examples to the management theory. A limited range of examples or none used|
|Essay structure, expression, spelling and grammar (Weighting 30%)||High level and creative use of expression, with a wide use of appropriate management vocabulary. No spelling or grammatical errors. Correct use of paragraph structure with topic sentences.||Good level expression and wide use of management vocabulary. No spelling or grammatical errors. Correct use of paragraph structure with topic sentences.||Reasonable level of expression and use of management vocabulary. Some spelling and grammatical errors. Reasonable paragraph structure.||Basis level of expression and use of management vocabular. Spelling and grammatical errors. Basic paragraph structure.||Low level of expression and low use of management vocabulary. Many spelling and grammatical errors. Poor paragraph structure.|
|Referencing, (Weighting 10%)||Referencing is consistently accurate.||Referencing is mainly accurate.||Some attempt at referencing.||Referencing is absent / not systematic.|
|Presentation- of essay (Weighting 5%)||Very professionally presentation and formatting.||Logically organised and professionally presented essay and formatting.||Shows organisation and coherence.||Attempted to organise essay in a logical manner.||Disorganised / incoherent.|
|OVERALL COMMENTS:||Total %|
Marks and feedback with comments will be provided to students with 2 weeks after submission. These will be made in Turnitin. A rubric will be provided with the questions providing marking criteria. This will be used to mark and provide feedback to students.
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