Referral Assignment Brief
|Assignment Format & Maximum Word count||Essay (Max word count 1200 – excluding references)||Weighting:||100%|
|Submission Date/Time & Method:||– submit on StudyNet by 16th June 2017 at 22.00 (10.00 p.m.)||Tutor/s Marking:||Teaching team|
|Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding tested in this assignment:|
|· Review the purpose and types of businesses and how they interact with their key stakeholders and external environment
· Review the nature and importance of leadership both in terms of the organisation as a whole and as a team leader
· Discuss the concept of accountability and the role of ethics
|Learning Outcomes: Skills and Attributes tested in this assignment:|
|· Present information clearly, succinctly and using Harvard Referencing|
|Feedback /Marking criteria for this Assignment|
|Performance will be assessed using HBS Grading Criteria. The Marking Scheme will be as follows: Presentation and Structure 5%, Referencing 10%, Research 20%, main assertions with evidence 55%, conclusions 10%.
Late work will fail. Turnitin is used to highlight student collusion or consider similarities to other work.
|Introduction & background
Annual reports are produced to comply with legal requirements, to provide evidence of accountability to the owners of a business (often shareholders) and to other stakeholders. In addition they are used for many other purposes, particularly as a means of marketing and promoting a “good” image of the business
|Detailed Brief for Individual Assessment – i.e what we require/expect|
|Please prepare an ESSAY setting out the following:
What, and to whom, are business organisations responsible (accountable), in our society and how good are they at meeting their responsibilities? Please use real life examples to support your claims.
|Presentation and Structure – we expect you to use a formal essay style of writing – guidance can be found on the CASE website
Referencing – we expect you to use Harvard referencing and to demonstrate that you have undertaken research to support your writing of this essay – thus we expect to find references that have not come directly from our teaching this semester. We will only give marks for references which are both correct at the end of your assignment but also used correctly within your written text. Any evidence of misuse of other people’s work will impact the final score under this section but also the final score under each of the remaining sections.
Research – the breath of additional research undertaken to support your argument in this assignment i.e. we are looking to see how well you can provide us with evidence based discussion rather than simply giving us your own opinions. Do not make unsubstantiated claims about any specific organisation
|Ticks inserted as appropriate ü||Coursework|
|Knowledge and understanding|
|1 Review the purpose and types of businesses and how they interact with their key stakeholders and external environment||
|2. Discuss business organisation structures and functions including the role of the accountant in these organisation structures||ü|
|3. Review the nature and importance of leadership both in terms of the organisation as a whole and as a team leader||ü||ü|
|4. Discuss the concept of accountability and the role of ethics||ü||ü|
|5. Discuss the purpose of financial reporting and its role in society;|
|Skills and Attributes|
|6.Explain the role of performance measurements and how business performance is monitored & controlled|
|7.Present information clearly, succinctly and using Harvard Referencing||ü||ü|