INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSES

•    Format: business report
•    Reference style: Harvard style
•    Type your assignment clearly on one side of the A4 paper
•    Double space all body text; bibliography single space accepted
•    Tables, figures and any appendices should be neat and properly labelled and referred to in the body of the paper.

•    Side margins must be at least a 3cm to allow sufficient room for comments
•    Number each page and use a font of at least 11 pt.

Marking Criteria
85+ (HD) An outstanding piece of work, showing a very high degree of mastery of the business issues or challenges as discussed by the industry speaker, with convincing answers, solutions and/or recommendations provided. The report shows a highly developed ability to analyse, synthesise and apply theories and concepts learned in previous units. There is evidence of a high level of critical reflection and creative application of the learned academic knowledge. The report demonstrates originality of thought, with ideas and arguments expressed with strong logic and fluency. It contains clear evidence of extensive research, and of the ability to integrate it into the argument. The report shows all the structural elements of good writing, and work is free of errors with a very high level of technical competence. At the highest level of achievement, the report is considered to be thought-provoking, exciting, and challenging.

75-84.5 (D) An excellent piece of work, showing a high degree of mastery of the business issues or challenges as discussed by the industry speaker, with good answers, solutions and/or recommendations provided. The report shows a well-developed ability to analyse, synthesise and apply knowledge and concepts learned in previous units. It contains some critical reflection and creative application of the learned academic knowledge. The report shows evidence of good research and good writing, with ideas and arguments expressed clearly. The work is free of all but very minor errors, with a high level of technical competence.

65-74.5 (C) A good piece of work, showing a sound grasp of the business issues or challenges as discussed by the industry speaker. The report shows your efforts in doing research and your attempts at providing answers, solutions and/or recommendation, though possibly lacking in the breadth and depth required for a first-class mark. A good attempt at analysis, synthesis and application of theories and concepts introduced in the course, but may be more limited in scope and in creativity 4than that required for a mark of 75+. The report contains no gross deficiencies in writing or presentation, but there may be a few gaps leading to some errors. The report would benefit from a better structure of arguments and ideas.

50-64.5 (P) A fair piece of work, showing some basic grasp of the business issues or challenges as discussed by the industry speaker but possibly with some gaps or areas of confusion. Only the basic requirements of the work set are covered. There might be some evidence of research but your ability to integrate it into substantial arguments remains highly desirable. Your attempt at analysis, synthesis and application of theories and concepts learned in previous units is superficial and limited, with a heavy reliance on descriptive information rather than critical analysis. As a result, the answers, solutions and/or recommendations you provided are not well supported by your arguments and analysis. Work may contain some errors, and technical competence is at a routine level only. Expression of ideas and arguments may appear confusing and random.

0-49.5 (F) A poor piece of work. Few or none of the basic requirements of the assignment set are achieved. The report shows you have failed to engage seriously with the business issues or challenges as discussed by the industry speaker, and/or demonstrates major gaps and serious misconceptions over the requirements of the work set. As a result, there is an inability to provide meaningful answers, solutions and/or recommendations. Little or no attempt at analysis, synthesis or application of knowledge taught in previous units. The level of expression and structure is very inadequate with many errors. The report shows inability to organize data and information for developing arguments or logical reasoning. Ideas are poorly expressed and structured. It is very unlikely that work of a passing standard would be produced even if the author(s) were given the opportunity to repeat the work.

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