Authorisation of the late submission of work requires written permission. Your lecturer is authorised to give permission for one extension period of between 1 and 10 working days where appropriate evidence of good reason has been accepted and where submission within this timescale would be reasonable considering your circumstances.  Requests for extensions should be made prior to the submission date as extensions cannot be given retrospectively.

Course: Strategic & Change Management
SEGI Course Code: MGT4514 UCLAN Module Code: BU3008
 
Lecturer name: Syed Izzaddin Coursework Submission Date:                        
Individual – Week 4
Case Study  – Week 4
Presentation – Week 5
Onwards

 
ASSESSMENT METHODS
 

Number of Assessments Form of Assessment
 
 
% weighting Size of Assessment/Duration/
Word count
Category of assessment
 
Learning Outcomes being assessed
1 Alternative Assessment 50% 5 Questions-2,500 words Essay Question. 1 to 5
1 Individual 25% 2,000 words report Coursework 2 & 3
1 Presentation 5% 10mins presentation Practical 5
1 Case Study 20%  1,500 words report Coursework 3 & 4

 
COURSEWORK

Regulations

Students must submit all materials supporting their coursework listed in the deliverable section.

 

  • Please make sure that you are aware of the rules concerning plagiarism. If you are unclear about them, please consult your program coordinator/lecturer.
  • Students will have 2 Plagiarism policies in place – double award students the UCLAN Plagiarism policy will override SEGi Plagiarism Policy. The appended table provides the summary of the 2 policies.
UCLAN Plagiarism Policy SEGi Plagiarism Policy
Single offence – 0 marks – affected assessment to be re-submitted and student can only secure pass mark Minor Plagiarism: poor in-text referencing and few paragraphs being copied – stern warning and or counselling will be given.
Repeat offended – 0 marks and no opportunity to re-submit – student can retake courses Moderate Plagiarism: copying some paragraphs and results without in-text referencing – will be awarded next lower grade
Major Plagiarism; Most of the work is copied and cases of repeat minor and major plagiarism – Will result in failure and students will have to re-take or will be suspensed or dismissed from the university.
  • The coursework should exhibit formal research skills i.e. with a table of content, proper citations, references, and appendixes.
  • The coursework write-up must be able to demonstrate critical analysis and recommendation pertaining to the company’s current situation.
  • Student may include additional relevant data/information apart from the proposed guidelines in conjunction to your research. Additional marks will be awarded for such attempt.
  • All written reports MUST be submitted for similarity checks to Turnitin.
  • Extensions

Authorisation of the late submission of work requires written permission. Your lecturer is authorised to give permission for one extension period of between 1 and 10 working days where appropriate evidence of good reason has been accepted and where submission within this timescale would be reasonable considering your circumstances.  Requests for extensions should be made prior to the submission date as extensions cannot be given retrospectively.
 

§  Late submissions

If you submit work late without authorisation, a universal penalty will be applied in relation to your work.  The appended table summarises the SEGi/UCLAN penalties.
 

SEGi/UCLAN Penalties
Submission within 5 working date following published deadline – given a pass (50 marks for the component of assessment)
Submission later than 5 working days – awarded 0 marks for the component
Unauthorised late submission at supplementary will be automatically be awarded 0marks for the component assessment

 

Learning Outcomes tested
 
Assessment Criteria:
Students must demonstrate the ability to:
§  LO1: Critically examine strategic options
§  LO2: Critically evaluate various business strategy and the associated analytical tools and techniques to analysing these strategic options
§  LO3: Critically relate strategy concepts and perspectives to a range of dynamic and changing organisations
§  LO4: Interpret strategy concepts and perspectives using a range of methods
§  LO5: Identify and critically evaluate a variety of key alternative strategic choices relevant to the organisation given its resources, competencies, and sources of competitive advantage and apply techniques of strategic analysis
 
§  Work as an individual to research, write and structure a report that looks at auditing standards, regulatory and ethics and analyse the implications.
§  Assess the Internal control system of any business or public organization.
§  Synthesize theoretical material with practical and actual trends to generate proper discussions and critique.
§  Apply critical thinking, analytic, communication and team building skills through interview, group presentation, problem solving and discussions.
 

 COURSEWORK QUESTION
Individual (25%)
 Question:
 The Coronavirus pandemic has exposed the weakness of the supply chain of many companies around the world. A lot of organisations failed to cope with the sudden change in consumer behaviour brought forth by movement control initiatives designed to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Students are asked to study the impact of the current environment and choose a company in the listed industries below. Using Value Chain Analysis, analyse the Primary Activities and Support Activities of the company within its specific industry. Offer recommendations that could help improve the company’s resiliency; make sure the recommendations given are aligned with the company’s mission and vision.
Industries: Online retailing, Hospitality and Tourism, Film and Music streaming.
Task assigned:

  • Introduction of the organization.
  • Critically examine the organisation and environment using Value Chain Analysis.
  • Evaluate recommendations to be given to the company considering the strategic positioning and the sustainability of the organisation.

                                                                                                          (Total: 100 marks)
Note:
Refer Appendix 1 for the marks allocation.
 
The total marks for this assignment is 100% but it carries 25% of overall assessment for this module.
 

LENGTH REQUIRED

2000 words +/- 10%.  Any deviation from this will be penalized.
 

FORMATTING AND LAYOUT
  • A Microsoft Office Word Document or other relevant applications as permitted by module lecturer/ typed using computer. Usage of typewriter or hand – written is STRICTLY not allowed.
  • 12 font size, Time New Roman font and bold title and subtitles
  • A4 sized paper
  • Fully justified alignment
  • 1½ line spacing
  • Margins of 1” at top and bottom; left and right

 
Appendix 1: Marking Criteria for Essay (25%)

No. Assessment Criteria Weight Band Marking Marks
1. Introduction of the company

  • Background of the company.
  • State the mission and vision of the company
30%  
Very Poor: 0-5
Poor: 6-11
Moderate:12-17
Good: 18-23
Very Good: 24 – 30
 
2. Value-Chain analysis 30%  
Very Poor: 0-5
Poor: 6-11
Moderate:12-17
Good: 18-23
Very Good: 24 – 30
 
3. Recommendation to the company based on findings in Value-Chain analysis.
 
30%  
Very Poor: 0-5
Poor: 6-11
Moderate:12-17
Good: 18-23
Very Good: 24 – 30
 
4. Report Presentation

  • Appropriate citation and references 
  • Style and readability including proper organisation of answers.
  • Involvement and critical discussion
  • Overall presentation
10%  
 
Very Poor: 0 – 2
Poor: 3-4
Moderate:5-6
Good: 7-8
Very Good: 9-10
 
 
      /100
       
/25

Case Study (20%):
Read and analyse the attached case study and prepare a report. Make sure you address all the points stated below, giving examples from other organisations / websites to support your arguments. In addition to the recommended textbooks, you should include sources from credible online resources, journals, magazines, or news reports to support your analysis and answers.
Task assigned:
Study and critically evaluate:

  1. The internal environmental challenges faced by Thai Commercial Bank.
  2. The threats and opportunities being presented to Thai Commercial Bank.
  3. What the future holds for Thai Commercial Bank.

          (Total marks: 100)
 The total marks for this assignment are 100% but it carries 20% of overall assessment for this module.

LENGTH REQUIRED

1500 words +/- 10%.  Any deviation from this will be penalized.
 * The detailed marking criteria for the allocation of 100 marks is provided in Appendix 2
 

FORMATTING AND LAYOUT
  • A Microsoft Office Word Document or other relevant applications as permitted by module lecturer/ typed using computer. Usage of typewriter or hand – written is STRICTLY not allowed.
  • 12 font size, Times New Roman font and bold title and sub titles
  • A4 sized paper
  • Fully justified alignment
  • 1½ line spacing
  • Margins of 1” at top and bottom; left and right

Appendix 2: Marking Criteria for Case Study Report (20%)
 

No.
 
Assessment Criteria Weight Band Marking Marks Allotted by Lecturer
 
 1.
 
External environment threats for Thai Commercial Bank
 
20%
Very Poor: 0-3
Poor: 4-7
Moderate:8-11
Good: 12-15
 
Very Good: 16-20
 
 
2.
 
Threats & opportunities faced by Thai Commercial Bank
 
 
35%
Very Poor: 0 – 7
 
Poor: 8 – 14
 
Moderate: 15 – 21
 
Good: 22 – 28
 
Very Good: 29 – 35
 
 
3.
 
Future direction for Thai Commercial Bank
 
35%
Very Poor: 0 – 7
 
Poor: 8 – 14
 
Moderate: 15 – 21
 
Good: 22 – 28
 
Very Good: 29 – 35
 
 
 
4.
 
Presentation of the report:
i.                    Appropriate citation and references.
ii.                  Style, format and readability including proper organization of answers.
iii.                Involvement and critical discussion
iv.                This coursework must have a Cover Sheet, Table of Content and Page Number and Proper Heading/Title for each part answered, list of references (Use of APA Referencing System)
 
 
 
 
        10%
Very Poor: 0 – 2
Poor: 3-4
Moderate:5-6
  Good: 7-8
Very Good: 9-10
 
 
 
                      /100
       
/20%
 

 Presentation (5%)
 Identify any (ONE) organization within the industries listed below and use it as your reference point to address these following areas/issues:
Industries: Fast-fashion, Electronic-Consumer Goods and Fast-moving Consumer Goods
 Brief introduction of the organization and the country.

  1. Identify and examine the competitive environment of organization.
  2. Critically give recommendation on how the company should implement its core strategies to compete effectively based on the Suitability, Acceptability & Feasibility (SAFe) criteria.
  3. Conclude the presentation.

Required Task:
Students are to present their findings individually. The duration for presentation will be 10 minutes.
Time allocated is 10 minutes excluding Q & A.
Prepare a Power Point presentation with other relevant visual aids. Submit a copy of the Power Point slides on the presentation date.  The scheduled times will be discussed and informed accordingly during the class.
 
          (Total marks: 100)
 
The total marks for this assignment are 100% but it carries 5% of overall assessment for this module.
 
 
Note:

  • Marks allotted for all the criteria’s will be assessed according to overall group performance.

                                                                                                                   
* The detailed marking criteria for the allocation of 100 marks is provided in Appendix 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appendix 3: Marking Criteria for Presentation (5%)
 

  Assessment Criteria Marks
 
Band Marking Marks
Awarded
 
1 Presentation material / visual aids used
–      topics clearly stated
–      creativity & capture attention
–     clarity (design & font size)
25  
Very Poor: 0 – 5
Poor: 6 – 10
Moderate: 11 – 15
Good:16 – 20
Very Good: 20 – 25
 
2 Audibility
–      clear voice
–      precise pronunciation
language proficiency
15  
Very Poor: 0 – 3
Poor: 4– 6
Moderate: 7 – 9
Good:10 – 12
Very Good: 13 – 15
 
3 Nonverbal communication
–      maintain eye contact
–      gesture and posture
formal wear
15  
Very Poor: 0 – 3
Poor: 4– 6
Moderate: 7 – 9
Good:10 – 12
Very Good: 13 – 15
 
4 Content of presentation
–      Data driven analysis
–      Factual
–      On point/on topic
 
35  
Very Poor: 0 – 7
Poor: 8 – 14
Moderate: 15 – 21
Good: 22 – 28
Very Good: 29 – 35
 
5 Confidence
–      able to answer the questions from the audiences
–      able to control speech anxiety
10  
Very Poor: 0 – 2
Poor: 3-4
Moderate:5-6
  Good: 7-8
Very Good: 9-10
 
 
  TOTAL 100    
  Converted to:   5%    

Appendix 4: Marking Rubrics
 

Assessment Criteria 0-29% 30-39%* 40-49% 50-59% 60-69% 70-79% 80-100%
1. Research-informed Literature
 
Little or no evidence of reading.
Views and findings unsupported and non-authoritative.
Referencing conventions largely ignored.
Poor evidence of reading and/or of reliance on inappropriate sources, and/or indiscriminate use of sources.
Referencing conventions used inconsistently.
References to a limited range of mostly relevant sources. Some omissions and minor errors.
Referencing conventions evident though not always applied consistently.
Inclusion of a range of research-informed literature, including sources retrieved independently. Referencing conventions mostly consistently applied. Inclusion of a wide range of research-informed literature, including sources retrieved independently.
Selection of relevant and credible sources.  Very good use of referencing conventions, consistently applied.
A comprehensive range of research informed literature embedded in the work. Excellent selection of relevant and credible sources. High-level referencing skills, consistently applied. Outstanding knowledge of research-informed literature embedded in the work. Outstanding selection of relevant and credible sources. High-level referencing skills consistently and professionally applied.
2. Knowledge and Understanding of Subject
 
Major gaps in knowledge and understanding of material at this level. Substantial inaccuracies. Gaps in knowledge, with only superficial understanding. Some significant inaccuracies. Evidence of basic knowledge and understanding of the relevant concepts and underlying principles. Knowledge is accurate with a good understanding of the field of study. Knowledge is extensive.  Exhibits understanding of the breadth and depth of established views. Excellent knowledge and understanding of the main concepts and key theories. Clear awareness of challenges to established views and the limitations of the knowledge base. Highly detailed knowledge and understanding of the main theories/concepts, and a critical awareness of the ambiguities and limitations of knowledge.
3.  Analysis
 
Unsubstantiated generalisations, made without use of any credible evidence. Lack of logic, leading to unsupportable/ missing conclusions. Lack of any attempt to analyse, synthesise or evaluate. Some evidence of analytical intellectual skills, but for the most part descriptive. Ideas/findings sometimes illogical and contradictory. Generalised statements made with scant evidence. Conclusions lack relevance. Evidence of some logical, analytical thinking and some attempts to synthesise, albeit with some weaknesses.
Some evidence to support findings/ views, but evidence not consistently interpreted.
Some relevant conclusions and recommendations, where relevant
Evidence of some logical, analytical thinking and synthesis. Can analyse new and/or abstract data and situations without guidance.
An emerging awareness of different stances and ability to use evidence to support the argument.
Valid conclusions and recommendations, where relevant
Sound, logical, analytical thinking; synthesis and evaluation. Ability to devise and sustain persuasive arguments, and to review the reliability, validity & significance of evidence. Ability to communicate ideas and evidence accurately and convincingly.
Sound, convincing conclusions / recommendations.
Thoroughly logical work, supported by evaluated evidence. High quality analysis, developed independently or through effective collaboration.
Ability to investigate contradictory information and identify reasons for contradictions.
Strong, persuasive, conclusions, justifiable recommendations.
Exceptional work; judiciously selected and evaluated evidence. Very high quality analysis, developed independently or through effective collaboration.
Ability to investigate contradictory information and identify reasons for contradictions.
Highly persuasive conclusions
4. Practical Application
 
Little or no appreciation of the context of the application. Flawed appreciation of the context of the application.
 
 
Basic appreciation of the context of the application.
 
Good appreciation of the context of the application, with some use of examples, where relevant.
 
Very good consideration of the context of the application, with perceptive use of examples, where relevant.
Evidence of some innovation and creativity.
The context of the application is well considered, with extensive use of relevant examples.
Application beyond established conventions.  Innovation and creativity evident throughout
Outstanding levels of application skills.

 
 
 
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