Page 1 of 7Part 1BUS6003International ManagementGroup Presentationand Individual Written ReportDate for Submission: Please refer to the timetable on ilearn(The submission portal on ilearn will close at 14.00 UK time on the dateof submission)Page 2 of 7Part 1Assignment BriefAs part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to performa Group Presentation for International Management. Please refer to your StudentHandbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and generalinformation on preparing and submitting assignments.Learning Outcomes:After completing the module you should be able to:1. Understand the role of culture in international business including knowledge ofthe major policies.2. Develop knowledge of key organisational and national cultural characteristics inorder to manage successfully in diverse contexts.3. Evaluate the challenge and opportunity of managing a diverse global workforceto create value and achieve organisational goals.4. Understand the factors that contribute to the notion of a globalised economydemonstrating an awareness of ethically sound and accountable internationalpolicies.5. Work effectively as a member of a global virtual team with practical applicationof cultural awareness, including team working skills.Your assignment should include: a title page containing your student number, themodule name, the submission deadline and a word count; the appendices if relevant;and a reference list in Arden University (AU) Harvard format. You should address allthe elements of the assignment task listed below. Please note that tutors will use theassessment criteria set out below in assessing your work.Maximum word count: 2000 wordsPlease note that exceeding the word count will result in a reduction in gradeproportionate to the number of words used in excess of the permitted limit.Page 3 of 7Part 1Assignment TaskQuestion 1Task1aYou will be allocated to a group.You are part of a global financial services company that has offices in, SouthAfrica, Shanghai and Brazil. The head office is in Germany and the predominantorganisational culture stems from there. Critically explore how the corporateorganisational culture from head office might be affected when encountering theregional cultures that are present in each of its locations.Use the group dynamics to explore the four countries, dividing them within the groupequally and drawing on the resources made available during the module.Present your findings as one group narrated PowerPoint presentation with an audiofile. (Guidance on this is provided on p6)1000 words (equivalent)50 MarksLearning Outcomes 1 and 5Task1bIndividually write up your overall conclusions as to the effects and impact of regionalcultural issues on the corporate organisational culture of any multinational companyas it conducts its business internationally. Use examples from any sector and parts ofthe world to illustrate points that you make.1000 words50 MarksLO 2Page 4 of 7Part 1Task 1 Assessment SubmissionThere is a different submission port for each part of the assessment. Please read thefollowing instructions very carefully and ask if you don’t understand what is required.It is the student’s responsibility to ensure the assessments are uploaded into thecorrect submission port.Task 1PowerPoint Presentation: A maximum number of 10 slides should be submitted for a10 minute Presentation, with one additional slide for your first slide that should containthe name and/or STU number of all group members, and one slide for your referencelist.The narration should be completed by ONE member of the team only, based upon ascript developed by the whole team. The narrated PowerPoint presentation will thenneed to be uploaded by the group leader only into the ‘Upload your grouppresentation for assessment’ area in ilearn.Here is a short YouTube video showing you how to create a narration for a PowerPointpresentation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdJSPW05RrgThe Group PowerPoint presentation should then be embedded by each group memberinto his/her own 1000 word individual assignment. Each student will then submit thesetwo ‘outputs’ as one file into the PART 1 submission port.Guidance on how to embed the PowerPoint presentation into individual assignments:With the group presentation open, go to the ‘File’ menu, click ‘Save as Pictures’, andthis will save each slide as a separate JPEG or TIFF file. These can then be copiedand pasted into the beginning of the individual part of assignment. NB: this PPT mustbe pasted into the assignment and not submitted as a separate file.Page 5 of 7Part 1Formative FeedbackYou have the opportunity to submit an outline plan to receive formative feedback.The feedback is designed to help you develop areas of your work and it helps youdevelop your skills as an independent learner.If you are a distance learning student, you should submit your work, by email, to yourtutor, no later than 2 weeks before the actual submission deadline. If you are a blendedlearning student, your tutor will give you a deadline for formative feedback and furtherdetails.Formative feedback will not be given to work submitted after the above date or the datespecified by your tutor – if a blended learning student.GuidelinesYou MUST underpin your analysis and evaluation of the key issues with appropriateand wide ranging academic research and ensure this is referenced using the AUHarvard system. The My Study Skills Area contains the following useful resources:Guide to Harvard Referencinghttp://moodle.bl.rdi.co.uk/guides/HarvardRef/AU_Harvard_Quick_Ref_Guide.pdfGuide to Harvard Citationhttp://moodle.bl.rdi.co.uk/guides/HarvardRef/AU_Guide_to_Harvard_Citation.pdfYou must use the AU Harvard Referencing method in your assignment.Additional notes:Students are required to indicate the exact word count on the title page of theassessment.The word count excludes the title page, tables, figures, diagrams, footnotes,reference list and appendices. Where assessment questions have been reprintedfrom the assessment brief these will also be excluded from the word count. ALL otherprinted words ARE included in the word count See ‘Word Count Policy’ on thehomepage of this module for more informationPage 6 of 7Part 1Assignments submitted late will not be accepted and will be marked as a 0% fail.Your assessment should be submitted as a single Word (MS Word) or PDF file. Formore information please see the “Guide to Submitting an Assignment” documentavailable on the module page on iLearn.You must ensure that the submitted assignment is all your own work and that allsources used are correctly attributed. Penalties apply to assignments which showevidence of academic unfair practice. (See the Student Handbook which is on thehomepage of your module and also in the Induction Area).Page 7 of 7Assessment Criteria (Learning objectives covered – all) Level 6 study represents the student’s increasing autonomy and independence in relation to their knowledge, understanding and skills. At Level 6, students are expected todemonstrate problem solving skills in both practical and theoretical contexts. This should be supported by an understanding of appropriate theory, creativity in expression andthought based on independent but informed judgments. Students should demonstrate the ability to seek out, invoke, analyse and evaluate competing theories and claims toknowledge and work in a critically constructive manner. Work at this level is articulate, coherent and skilled.GradeMarkBandsGeneric Assessment CriteriaFirst(1)80%+An exceptional knowledge base exploring and analysing the discipline, its theory and any associated ethical considerations. The work demonstrates extraordinaryindependence of thought and originality. There is exceptional management of learning resources and a high degree of autonomy is demonstrated which goes above andbeyond the brief. The work demonstrates intellectual originality and creativity. Writing is exceptionally well structured and accurately referenced throughout. Whereappropriate, outstanding professional skills are demonstrated. The work is original and with some additional effort could be considered for internal publication.70-79%An excellent information base within which the discipline is explored and analysed. There is considerable originality in the approach and the work demonstrates confidenceand autonomy and extends to consider ethical issues. Learning resources have been managed with exceptional confidence and the work exceeds the assessment brief.Writing is exceptionally well structured and accurately referenced throughout. Where appropriate, an excellent level of professional skills are demonstrated and the workdemonstrates a high level of intellectual and academic skills.Uppersecond(2:1)60-69%A very good knowledge base which explores and analyses the discipline, its theory and any associated ethical issues. There is evidence of some originality andindependence of thought. A very good range of learning resources underpin the work and there is clear evidence of self-directed research. The work demonstrates theability to analyse the subject and apply theory with good academic and intellectual skills. Academic writing skills are good, expression is accurate overall and the work isconsistently referenced throughout.Lowersecond(2:2)50-59%A satisfactory understanding of the discipline which supports some analysis, evaluation and problem-solving within the discipline. There may be reference to some of theethical considerations. The work shows a sound level of competence in managing basic sources and materials. Academic writing skills are good and accurate overall andthe work is planned and structured with some thought. Professional skills are satisfactory (where appropriate). The work may lack originality but academic and intellectualskills are moving into the critical domain. The work is referenced throughout.Third(3)40-49%Basic level of performance in which there are some omissions in the understanding of the subject, its underpinning theory and ethical considerations. There is littleevidence of independent thought and the work shows a basic use of sources and materials. Academic and intellectual skills are limited. The work may lack structureoverall. There are some difficulties in developing professional skills (where appropriate). There is an attempt to reference the work.MarginalFail30-39%A limited piece of work in which there are clear gaps in understanding the subject, its underpinning theory and ethical considerations. The work shows a limited use ofsources and materials. Academic and intellectual skills are weak and there are errors in expression and the work may lack structure overall. There are difficulties indeveloping professional skills (where appropriate). The work lacks original thought and is largely imitative.29%andbelowA poor performance in which there are substantial gaps in knowledge and understanding, underpinning theory and ethical considerations. The work shows little evidence inthe use of appropriate sources and materials. Academic writing skills are very weak and there are numerous errors in expression. The work lacks structure overall.Professional skills (where appropriate) are not developed. The work is imitative.
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