As part of the formal assessment for the BA (Hons) Business you are required to submit a Contemporary Management Issues assignment.
Learning Outcomes: (you should)
1. Exhibit a critical understanding of the key dynamic forces impacting on business and society and the relationship between the two in terms of effective strategic decision making
2. Critically analyse the relevant theoretical foundations to support the identification and application of effect corporate responses to contemporary management issues.
3. Prepare a critical evaluation of an organisation’s responses to key dynamic forces in the contemporary business world.
4. Select and use decision making tools to address contemporary drivers for change.
5. Question the accuracy and relevance of differing sources of information and opinion relating to global issues impacting upon corporate decision making.
6. Utilise judgement to draw appropriate conclusions and make recommendations when faced with conflicting information or data.
Structure of the Assessment
This assessment is divided into two parts. Each of these parts comprises a separate piece of assessed work and should be written as a separate assignment.
Assignment 1 will assess learning outcomes 1 & 2 as shown above and will be allocated 25% of the marks available for the assessment.
Assignment 2 will assess learning outcomes 3,4,5 & 6 as shown above and will be allocated 75% of the marks available for the assessment.
Your submitted document should include a title page containing your personal details, the module name, and the submission deadline.
Each individual assignment should be clearly marked as Assignment 1 or Assignment 2 and display a word count. It should also include a contents page; appendices if relevant; and a full bibliography in Harvard format. You should address all the elements of the various assignment tasks listed below.
Assignment 1 – (25%)
Select any one driver for change discussed in the online module materials. Critically review the evidence, from academic, commercial and interest group sources, to support the view that this contemporary management issue is likely to have a significant impact upon business strategy in the next decade.