[Authentic] Global Business Environment

Faculty of Design, Media &Management
Assignment BriefDRAFT 2018-19
Module Title:
Global Business Environment
Module Code:
BM461
Assignment No/Title:
CW1: Global Business Environment Portfolio Paper.
Assessment Weighting:
30%
Submission Date:
10/05/2019
Feedback Target Date:
3 WEEKS
Module Co-ordinator/ Tutor:
EMMANUEL WANKI; (MC) SYED;(MT)
Submission Instructions:
This assignment is to be submitted electronically using Blackboard
This assignment must be submitted electronically by 2pm on the submission dateTo submit electronically you must upload your work to the e-submission area within the Blackboard module concerned.Click Submit>Browse (find the correct file to upload) Upload>SubmitYou can resubmit your work as many times as you like until the deadline. If you choose to resubmit, your earlier submission will be replaced, and you will NOT receive an Originality Report until 24 hours from when the submission was made.You will receive a digital receipt as proof of submission. This will be sent to your Bucks e-mail address; please keep this for reference.You are reminded of the University’s regulations on cheating and plagiarism. In submitting your assignment you are acknowledging that you have read and understood these regulations.Late submission within 10 working days of the deadline will result in the mark being capped at a maximum of 40%. Beyond this time the work will not be marked.You are reminded that it is your responsibility to keep an electronic copy of your assignment for future reference.
Instructions to Students: Specify whether it is a group or individual assignment, the word length and any abnormal submission instructions.
This assessment comprises one 500 word, (+/-10%) individual paper that will contribute towards your final portfolio of 4 papers* and represents 30% of the marks available for this module.   (*Note that CW2 will require you to complete 3 further papers for 70% of the module marks).
This assignment tests the following Learning Outcomes for the module:Delete any that do not apply and ensure that alternative instructions are entered in the box above.
1. Obtain and interpret information relevant to an analysis of a firm’s business environment. 2. Assess the impact of government on the structure and operation of a business organisation. 3. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of changes in the business environment on business organisation and activity.
The Assignment Task:
Present an overview of the Global Business Environment since September 2017 to date for a specific industry (or sector), e.g. airline, retail fashion, men’s grooming etc.**, and relate how changes in the global environment have specifically impacted upon organizations operating in that industry.  Identify the underlying driver of the changes relating these to academic theories/models and explain how organizations have responded using examples drawn from real life through applying models and theories to illustrate both structure and content of your work.  All models, theories and supporting secondary research material must be referenced using the Harvard format.   ** Please ensure you check your selected industry/sector with your lecturer before starting your coursework.
Assessment Criteria:
BM461 CW1 30% weighting 2018-19 Criteria   70%+ 60-69% 50-59% 40-49%   Fail Generic: Communication   5% weighting   Clear precise assignment with excellent structure. Coherent and comprehensive argument. Mostly clear precise assignment with good structure. Fairly coherent and well argued. Well-structured and relatively clear argument Insufficient structuring with some flaws in argument. Poor structure and argument Knowledge & Understanding       15 % weighting   Demonstrates excellent understanding of the topic, objectivity and reference to theory.  Provides appropriate level of additional research including use of benchmarks. Demonstrates clear understanding of the topic, objectivity and reference to theory. Provides some research including benchmarks. Basic level of understanding of the topic, some reference to theory.  Provides small amount of research, benchmarking may be limited or missing. Demonstrates only superficial understanding, theory limited or absent. Provides limited research, benchmarking may be limited or missing. Very limited understanding of topic.  Provides no contextual research. Analysis   30% weighting   Demonstrates clear and accurate analysis of research and conclusions drawn Demonstrates acceptable analysis of research and conclusions drawn Demonstrates some level  of analysis of research and conclusions drawn Demonstrates weak level of research and conclusions drawn Demonstrates inadequate analysis. Synthesis/            Creati…

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