Students are required to submit their coursework through JIRA. Only assessments submitted through JIRA will be marked. Any other submission including submission to your study centre in hard copy will be treated as a non-submission.
If your centre supports Turnitin©, a copy of your Turnitin© originality report must be submitted in conjunction with your assignment.
K1. Understanding of the origins and various approaches to strategy
K2. Understanding of the complexity of the relationships between the organisation and its environment
K3. Understanding of international/global strategic thinking
K4. Understanding of the application of strategy ideas in practice Skill
S1. The ability to analyse the complexity of organisations and their environments
S2. The ability to synthesise earlier, diverse and possible piecemeal studies of the organisation and assimilate new theoretical models and offer solutions relative to strategic issues
S3. The ability to evaluate existing models and methodologies against observations of the practices of real organisations
All students are required to submit their assignment via the module in Canvas.
The penalty for students that do not submit their assignments through the module in Canvas is that they will fail the assignment.
Students may submit assignment drafts prior to the submission date to generate originality reports. The last submission of the assignment prior to the submission date will be deemed to be the final submission for assessment purposes.
All work submitted must adhere to the University Policy on ‘Cheating, Collusion and Plagiarism’
You are required to submit an individual report of 3,000 words, which can be based on an organization of your own choice. The strategic analysis must be related to a recognised aspect of business policy, strategic management or the philosophical underpinning of a particular methodology within the public or private sector strategic management domain.
The report must be written in a recognised style, ie table of contents, introduction, main analysis, conclusions, recommendations, and references (bibliography, if any). You must apply the Harvard system of referencing in your report. The word count must be stated on the front page of your assignment. The word count includes the front page, executive summary and or abstract, contents page, introduction, main analysis, conclusions, recommendations, diagrams, tables, figures and graphs. The word count does not include references, bibliography and appendices. A penalty will be applied for exceeding the word count. The penalties that will be applied for exceeding the word count can be found in Table 1.
To analyse a business policy or strategic management topic, to carry out individual research or evaluation of an organization.
Meet the learning outcomes listed above, identify and critically analyse fundamental issues related to strategic management. Undertake a study that shows clear evidence of synthesis and evaluation.
Your lecturer/tutor on the basis of the following general criteria will assess the paper:
The university generic assessment criteria
Discretion - additional credit may be awarded to a student who tackles a difficult subject well.
The “Presentation” element of the Generic Assessment Criteria will be used to assess the report structure.