The assessment suite aims to equip students with the necessary skills to understand the constraints managers and emerging leaders face in developing strategies to leverage advantages and overcome constraints and barriers in organisations.
Students will draw up a report on an organisation they are either working or have worked recently. You will work on the same organisation for both your assessments; so choose your organisation carefully.
Your report will demonstrate your clear understanding of the 1-3 modules that includes the role of a good leader, functions of management, management theories, ethics and diversity. You will use all the information from 1-3modules and will then expand your discussion on a specific management issue relevant to the organisation.
A specific management issue could include the organisational structure; communication and employee morale; the management style of leaders; ethical business practices; or a lack of organisational diversity – or there could be other issues. You will need to critically evaluate this issue in the chosen organisational context drawing from a relevant management theory.
The case study report should include:
an introduction to the organisation and a brief justification of why you have selected this organisation;
a methodology outlining the qualitative research method, your data sources/collection techniques, and your data analysis and interpretation technique (e.g. content analysis);
a review of management theory discussed in Modules 1 and 2 which is relevant to the is40sue of investigation in the chosen organisational context (e.g. management style);
a critical examination of the role of ethics and diversity relevant to the chosen organisation is important (Module 3);
drawing from the findings, provide recommendations and suggestions to the organisation on how to improve the management issue in the future; and
evidence of research should be reflected through the use of a reasonable number (10-15) of high-quality relevant academic materials (see the list of potential journals below).
The word limit for this report is 2,000 and this excludes the following sections: title page, executive summary, table of contents, references list, appendices, citations, tables and graphs. Students should submit one file through Turnitin. Please review the Turnitin percentage carefully to confirm that the total percentage does not exceed 25% as well as any single source does not account for more than 5%.
There are a number of forms this report could take. The exact form of the report will depend on the additional research the student will undertake. For example, students may find sufficient data from internal publications or external media reports. Students should aim for the demonstration of deep learning, founded on theory from academic sources and data from their own research.