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ICON COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENTGlobal Economies and International MarketsAssignment BriefSession: October 2020General Module Information Programme titleBSc (Hons) Business Management Top UpModule code and titleBUS114Global Economies and International MarketsModule LeaderDr Gilbert ZvobgoModule TypeCompulsoryModule Level and CreditValueLevel 620 CreditAssessor (s)Dr Alex Muresan, Dr Maleeha Ashraf, Cheryl Osborne-GibbonsIssue Date8 March 2021Final assignmentsubmission deadline7-12 June 2021Late submission deadline14-19 June 2021The learners are required to follow the strict deadline set by the Collegefor submissions of assignments in accordance with the College’ssubmissions guidelines.Resubmission deadlineTBAFeedbackFormative feedback will be available in class during the semester.Final feedback will be available within 2 weeks of the assignmentsubmission date. GeneralGuidelines• The work you submit must be in your own words. If you use a quote or anillustration from somewhere you must give the source.• Include a list of references at the end of your document. You must give allyour sources of information.• Make sure your work is clearly presented and that you use correct grammar.• Wherever possible use a word processor and its “spell-checker”. Internal verifierProf Nurun NabiSignature (IV of thebrief) *[email protected]/3/21 ©ICTM Page 2 of 8Assignment BriefAs part of the formal assessment for the module you are required to submit a Global Economiesand International Markets project proposal. The recommended word limit is 3,000 words+/- 10%.You are strongly advised to read “Preparation guidelines of the Coursework Documents” beforeanswering your assignment.BackgroundYou are employed as Senior Strategist by a UK-based global company. Your role involves ensuringthat the company has effective entry strategies to maintain and sustain its competitive advantage.As part of this exercise you should develop a proposal backed by literature review of academicscholarly work on a topic of your choice within international business and a linked case study of aglobal business trend or issue.Learning Outcomes 2, 4 At the end of the module, you will be able to:LO No.LO nameLevel 6LO2InnovationFormulate appropriate decisions in complex and unpredictable contextsin which data may be limited or contradictory, applying creativity andrisk management appropriately.LO4ResearchApply a justified systematic approach to research methodology anddemonstrate advanced information skills. The assessment for this module is informed by the learning and experiences in your degreeprogramme to thoroughly and write a research proposal examining the market, industry or sector ofyour choice. The following summary will aid your understanding of the assessment requirements.Research ProjectYou are required to write a research proposal. The main contents of the proposal should include thefollowing headings: Introduction/rationale (to include, the aim and objectives, research question);literature review; methodology; ethical considerations; budget; references; appendices.Introduction: Should show the reader what you want to do, and why. It is designed to createinterest in the reader about your proposal. The aim show what you want to achieve, and objectiveshow you want to achieve the aim of the study.Literature review: refers to all the secondary sources related to the topic. It is important to structurethe argument intelligently so that the reader can grasp the argument in relation to others, whileshowing that your work is original and creative. Literature should include both supporting materialand disagreements. You must cite the sources you used in supporting your proposal. You must usethe Harvard citation system, which is available in the ICON VLE.Methodology: The idea is to convince the reader that the methods of data collection and analysiswill correctly address the research problem and to demonstrate to the reader that the selectedmethodologies are appropriate for the specific topic. There should be a discussion of methodologiesto be undertaken to collect and analyse the data. The components of this section should include:philosophy, approach, methodologies choice, strategy; techniques (Saunders et al, 2019); Samplingtechniques, and ethical considerations.©ICTM Page 3 of 8Budget: A budget is necessary to predict and cost all aspects of the research and then addallowances for the unpredictable disasters, delaying and rising costs. All items in the budget shouldbe justifiedReferences: These are the sources you have referred to in your proposal. You must use theHarvard citation system, which is available in the ICON VLE.Appendices: These are documents that support the proposal and application, for example,informed consent, supporting documents, questionnaires, measurement tools.Formative assessmentFormative assessment and feedback will be integrated into the teaching delivery. This will includein process evaluation of the quality of individual engagement with approaches and techniquestogether with professional practice and etiquette.Feedback on your formative process work will support you in developing the portfolio. It will beprovided verbally in seminars and through the Formative Feedback Forum in the VLE. Formative AssessmentAssessment MethodDescription of Assessment MethodHow1Introduction (topic, research question,aim and objectivesClarity of topic, research question, aim andobjectives10%2Literature reviewRelevant, current and critical discussion30%3MethodologyClarity of explanation and justification ofmethodologies to be used50%4ReferencingHarvard style, current10% Summative AssessmentSummative assessment will take during the assessment of both the presentation and portfolio. Summative AssessmentAssessment MethodDescription of Assessment MethodHow1Informative Introduction (topic, researchquestion, aim and objectivesClarity of topic, research question, aim andobjectives10%2Literature reviewRelevant, current and critical discussion30%3Quality of methodology discussionClarity of explanation and justification ofmethodologies to be used50%4ReferencingHarvard style, current10% UNDERGRADUATE COMMON ASSESSMENT CRITERIA (1st) 85-100%OUTSTANDING(1st) 70-84%EXCELLENT(2:1) 60-69%VERY GOOD(2:2) 50-59%COMPETENT(3rd) 40-49%ADEQUATEFail 30-39%MARGINAL FAILFail 0-29%FAILAchieved therequired learningoutcomesAchieved therequired learningoutcomesAchieved therequired learningoutcomesAchieved therequired learningoutcomesAchieved therequired learningoutcomes with aminimally adequateresponse.The student hasFailed to achieve therequired learningoutcomes.The student hasFailed to achieve therequired learningoutcomes.Subject knowledgeand skillsSubject knowledgeand skillsSubject knowledgeand skillsSubject knowledgeand skillsSubject knowledgeand skillsSubject knowledgeand skillsSubject knowledgeand skillsPROCESS:The studentdemonstratesoutstandingideas generation,problem solving,concepts, technicalcompetency andproposals in responseto set briefs and/orself-initiated activity.PROCESS:The studentdemonstratesexcellent ideasgeneration, problemsolving, concepts,technical competencyand proposals inresponse to set briefsand/or self-initiatedactivity.PROCESS:The studentdemonstrates verygood ideasgeneration, problemsolving, concepts,technical competencyand proposals inresponse to set briefsand/or self-initiatedactivity.PROCESS:The studentdemonstrates thecompetent ability togenerate ideas,problem solving,concepts, technicalcompetency andproposals in responseto set briefs and/orself-initiated activity.PROCESS:The studentdemonstrates anadequate ability togenerate ideas,problem solving,concepts, technicalcompetency andproposals in responseto set briefs and/orself-initiated activity.PROCESS:The studentdemonstrates someability to generateideas, problemsolving, concepts,technical competencyand proposals inresponse to set briefsand/or self-initiatedactivity.PROCESS:The studentdemonstrates little orno ability to generateideas, problemsolving, concepts,technical competencyand proposals inresponse to set briefsand/or self-initiatedactivity.INNOVATION:The studentdemonstratesoutstanding,independent practice,experimentation, risktaking, creativity (i.e.new ideas and/orsolutions), extensiveand insightful enquiryinto their disciplineand the motivation toadvance it.INNOVATION:The studentdemonstratesexcellentindependent practice,experimentation, risktaking, creativity,originality (i.e. newideas and/orsolutions) and indepth enquiry intotheir discipline.INNOVATION:The studentdemonstrates verygood evidence ofindependent practice,experimentation, risktaking, creativity,originality (i.e. newideas and/orsolutions) and indepth enquiry intotheir discipline.INNOVATION:The studentdemonstratescompetent evidenceof independentpractice,experimentation, risktaking, creativity,originality (i.e. newideas and/orsolutions) andenquiry into theirdiscipline.INNOVATION:The studentdemonstratesadequate evidence ofindependent practice,experimentation, risktaking, creativity,originality (i.e. newideas and/orsolutions) andenquiry into theirdiscipline.INNOVATION:The studentdemonstrates someevidence ofindependent practice,experimentation, risktaking, creativity,originality (i.e. newideas and/orsolutions) andenquiry into theirdiscipline.INNOVATION:The studentdemonstrates little orno evidence ofindependent practice,experimentation, risktaking, creativity,originality (i.e. newideas and/orsolutions) andenquiry into theirdiscipline. ©ICTM Page 5 of 8 INDUSTRY:The student’s workdemonstrates anoutstanding, ethicallyinformed, real-worldexperience ofindustry/businessenvironments andmarkets.INDUSTRY:The student’s workdemonstrates anexcellent, ethicallyinformed, real-worldexperience ofindustry/businessenvironments andmarkets.INDUSTRY:The student’s workdemonstrates a verygood, ethicallyinformed, real-worldexperience ofindustry/businessenvironments andmarkets.INDUSTRY:The student’s workdemonstrates acompetent, ethicallyinformed, real-worldexperience ofindustry/businessenvironments andmarkets.INDUSTRY:The student’s workdemonstrates anadequate, ethicallyinformed, real-worldexperience ofindustry/businessenvironments andmarkets.INDUSTRY:The student’s workdemonstrates someethically informed,real-world experienceof industry/businessenvironments andmarkets.INDUSTRY:The student’s workdemonstrates little orno ethically informedreal-world experienceof industry/businessenvironments andmarkets.Generic and graduateskillsGeneric and graduateskillsGeneric and graduateskillsGeneric and graduateskillsGeneric and graduateskillsGeneric and graduateskillsGeneric and graduateskillsRESEARCH:The studentdemonstratesoutstanding researchand information skills.RESEARCH:The studentdemonstratesexcellent researchand information skills.RESEARCH:The studentdemonstrates verygood research andinformation skills.RESEARCH:The studentdemonstratescompetent researchand information skills.RESEARCH:The studentdemonstratesadequate researchand information skills.RESEARCH:The studentdemonstrates someresearch andinformation skills.RESEARCH:The studentdemonstrates little orno research andinformation skills.ANALYSIS:The studentdemonstrates anoutstanding ability tocritically engage withand analyseinformation andformulate reasonedarguments.ANALYSIS:The studentdemonstrates anexcellent ability tocritically engage withand analyseinformation andformulate reasonedarguments.ANALYSIS:The studentdemonstrates a verygood ability tocritically engage withand analyseinformation andformulate reasonedarguments.ANALYSIS:The studentdemonstrates acompetent ability tocritically engage withand analyseinformation andformulate reasonedarguments.ANALYSIS:The studentdemonstratesadequate ability tocritically engage withand analyseinformation andformulate reasonedarguments.ANALYSIS:The studentdemonstrates someability to criticallyengage with andanalyse informationand formulatereasoned arguments.ANALYSIS:The studentdemonstrates little orno ability to criticallyengage with andanalyse informationand formulatereasoned arguments.COMMUNICATION:The studentdemonstratesoutstandingcommunication andpresentation skills.COMMUNICATION:The studentdemonstratesexcellentcommunication andpresentation skills.COMMUNICATION:The studentdemonstrates verygood communicationand presentationskills.COMMUNICATION:The studentdemonstratescompetentcommunication andpresentation skills.COMMUNICATION:The studentdemonstratesadequatecommunication andpresentation skills.COMMUNICATION:The studentdemonstrates somecommunication andpresentation skills.COMMUNICATION:The studentdemonstrates little orno communicationand presentationskills. ©ICTM Page 6 of 8 ORGANISATION:The studentdemonstratesoutstanding selfmanagement skills.ORGANISATION:The studentdemonstratesexcellent selfmanagement skills.ORGANISATION:The studentdemonstrates verygood selfmanagement skills.ORGANISATION:The studentdemonstratescompetent selfmanagement skills.ORGANISATION:The studentdemonstratesadequate selfmanagement skills.ORGANISATION:The studentdemonstrates someself-managementskills.ORGANISATION:The studentdemonstrates little orno aptitude for selfmanagement.COLLABORATION:The studentdemonstratesoutstanding (multidisciplinary) teamworking.COLLABORATION:The studentdemonstratesexcellent (multidisciplinary) teamworking.COLLABORATION:The studentdemonstrates verygood (multidisciplinary) teamworking.COLLABORATION:The studentdemonstratescompetent (multidisciplinary) teamworking.COLLABORATION:The studentdemonstratesadequate (multidisciplinary) teamworking.COLLABORATION:The studentdemonstrates some(multi-disciplinary)team working.COLLABORATION:The studentdemonstrates little orno (multi-disciplinary)team working. Preparation guidelines of the Coursework SubmissionGuide to students1. Preparation Guidelines of the Coursework Documenta). All coursework must be typed.b). The assignment should not be written in a text box.c). Document margins must not be more than 2.54 cm (1 inch) or less than 1.9cm (3/4 inch).d). The assignment should be in a formal business style using single spacing and font size 12.e). Standard and commonly used type face such as Arial should be used.f). All figures, graphs and tables must be numbered and entitled.g). Material taken from external sources must be properly referenced using the Harvard referencingsystem.h). Do not use Wikipedia as a reference.i). Read the Submission Instructions in the Submission point in the VLE2. Plagiarism and CollusionAny act of plagiarism or collusion will be seriously dealt with according to the College regulations. Inthis context the definitions and scope of plagiarism and collusion are presented below:Plagiarism is presenting somebody else’s work as your own. It includes copying information directlyfrom the Web or books without referencing the material; submitting joint coursework as an individualeffort.Collusion is copying or stealing another person’s or another student’s coursework; and submitting itas your own work.Suspected plagiarism or collusion will be investigated and if found to have occurred will be dealtwith according to the College procedure (For details on Plagiarism & Collusion please see theStudent Handbook 20-21).3. Good PracticeMake backup of your work in different media (hard disk, memory stick, etc.) to avoid distress for lossor damage of your original copy.4. Submissiona). Students shall experience both formative and summative assessmentFormative assessment assists student learning by providing early feedback to help students toimprove their learning, building on their strengths and targeting weaknesses that require closerattention. It does not contribute directly to the module result, or to progression and award decisions.b). All final coursework must be submitted to the Final Submission point in the right module in theVLE and not to the lecturer or to the College Examination Office. All students will be required tosubmit via the same method, and against the same deadlines, unless an adjustment has beenagreed on grounds of disability or other extenuating circumstances. Students can submit onlyonce, and that is the final submission. Students must keep the Submission receipt from Turnitinsecurely.5. Extension and Late Submissionsa). If you need an extension for a valid reason, you must request one using an ExtenuatingCircumstances (EC) form available from the College Examination Office and on the ICON VLE.Please note that lectures do not have the authority to extend the coursework deadlines andtherefore do not ask them to award a coursework extension. The completed form must beaccompanied by evidence such as a medical certificate in the event of you being sick and should besubmitted to the College Examination Office.b). Only one opportunity for reassessment (resubmission) will be permitted and the assessment willbe capped at Pass for the module. Students will be required to submit referred coursework over thesummer period. In addition, modules passed cannot be reassessed.©ICTM Page 8 of 86. Resitting a Modulea). A resit is a second attempt at an assessment without any additional tuition and with markscapped at the Pass markb). Resitting students must be reassessed under the syllabus in place at the first attempt.c). Resitting students should be reassessed by the same method used at the first attempt.7. Repeating a Modulea). A repeat is a second attempt at an assessment in the following academic session with markscapped at the Pass markb). A student who has failed 2/3 of the modules (40 credits) in both Final/Late submission and in theResubmission must retake the modules with full attendance and payment of the module fee.c). Repeating students must be reassessed in all the components of the failed module(s) and canonly submit once.d). The fees for repeating students must be charged pro-rata to the credit value of the module(s)concerned.e). A student who fails at the second attempt must leave the programme and must not be permittedto re-enrol on a failed programme or module.8. Submission deadlines online on the ICON VLEFinal Submission date: 7-12 June 2021Late Submission date: 14-19 June 2021

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