The Structure of Business
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As part of the formal assessment for the programme
you are required to submit a
enviro audit report. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of the
programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting
After completing the
you should be able to:
Identify the differences between the various business sectors that contribute to the
Identify strengths and weaknesses of various legal frameworks in relation to business
Identify and evaluate strengths and weaknesses of various fina
alternatives a new business may look to.
Maximum word count:
Please note that exceeding the word count by over 10% will
result in a reduction in grade by
the same percentage that the word count is exceeded.
You must not include your name
in your submission because Arden University operates
anonymous marking, which means that markers should not be aware of the identity of
student. However, please do not forget to include your STU number.
This assignment is worth
% of the total marks for the module.
Apply for a start
oan for your business
The UK government has mounted one of the
most aggressive economic responses to the
pledging billions of pounds to support businesses
through the crisis.
he UK government has pledged the equivalent of 8.5% of GDP towards
Much of the spending i
s going towards supporting businesses.
In light of the above,
backed Start Up l
oan of Â£500
to Â£25,000 to start or grow
es was introduced
Unlike a business loan, this is an unsecured personal loan.
are considering a career as an e
ntrepreneur and you are aware of t
he current opportunities
hence your decision to start
To help you develop your ideas further to create a viable busine
Apply for a Start
Up Loan for your
Construct a table to show the various legal statuses of businesses
(such as PLC, LTD
Registered Charity etc)
that your business may adopt
eaknesses of these legal statuses.
Considering your business idea, identify and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses
of THREE sources of finance available to you
r business start
(LO 2 and LO3
ify three sectors within the UK economy
which a business can operate. What are the
differences between the three sectors? Comment on their value to the UK economy.
dentify at least two HR policies and comment on their importance to the modern workplace
(for example Health & Safety policies and equality and Diversity policies).
In addressing the three questions, you may
consider opportunity costs, scarcity and choice,
supply and demand and any other concepts you have learnt in this module that you think is
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underpin your analysis and evaluation of the key issues with appropriate and
wide ranging academic research and ensure this is referenced using the AU Harvard system.
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Guide to Harvard Citation
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from the assessment brief these will also be excluded from the word count.
other printed words ARE included in the word count
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Assessment Criteria (Learning
Level 0 prepares students to function effectively at Level 4. Criteria for assessment at
Level 0 reflect the preparatory nature of these modules. Students are expected to demonstrate the
acquisition of generic learning skills appropriate for self
managed learning in an HE context. Students are expected to demonstrate that they have acquired th
e underpinning discipline
skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to undertake a programme of higher education
Generic Assessment Criteria
Outstanding performance which demonstrates an
outstanding knowledge base, supported with wider reading and the ability to begin to analyse the
subject area. The work draws widely on relevant theory and shows awareness of any relevant ethical considerations.
The work shows an excellent level of compet
ence and confidence in managing appropriate sources and materials, initiative and excellent academic
writing skills and professional skills (where appropriate). The work is accurately and consistently referenced throughout.
performance which demonstrates an excellent knowledge base the ability to begin to analyse the subject. The work draws on re
whilst showing some awareness of any relevant ethical considerations.
The work shows a high level of competence in ma
naging sources and materials, initiative and very good academic writing skills and professional skills
(where appropriate). The work is consistently referenced throughout.
Very good performance which demonstrates a sound
understanding of the content and some ability to analyse the issues with reference to theory. The
work shows a good level of competence in managing sources and materials and some initiative. Academic writing skills are goo
d and expression
e overall. Good professional skills (where appropriate). The work is referenced throughout.
A satisfactory to good performance which shows a decent understanding of the content and makes some reference to theory. The
ows a sound
level of competence in managing basic sources and materials. Academic writing skills are satisfactory and expression remains
accurate overall although
the piece may lack structure. Satisfactory professional skills (where appropriate). There
is some attempt to reference the work.
A basic level of understanding in which there are some gaps in knowledge of the subject, its underpinning theory and ethical
considerations. The work
shows a basic use of sources and materials. Academic writing skills are limited and there are some errors
in expression and the work may lack structure
overall. There are some difficulties in developing professional skills (where appropriate).
A limited level of knowledge in which there are clear omissions in understanding the subject, its underpinning theory and eth
ical considerations. The
work shows a limited use of sources and materials. Academic writing skills are weak and there are errors
in expression and the work may lack structure
overall. There are difficulties in developing professional skills (where appropriate).
29% and below
A poor performance in which there are substantial gaps in knowledge and understanding. The work shows l
ittle evidence in the use of appropriate
sources and materials. Academic writing skills are very weak and there are numerous errors in expression. The work lacks st
Professional skills (where appropriate) are not developed The work is im