ASSESSMENT BRIEF Module Code: UMSCTW-15-M Module Title: Company Governance & Technique Submission Deadline: 10th December 2021 Evaluation Element Coursework Evaluation Weighting: 50% Evaluation Directions The coursework will take the type of a person submission. Take any trade and a selected firm inside it. Put together a crucial evaluation outlining the attractiveness of the trade and the adequacy of the person firm’s technique within the gentle of your expectations about future developments and outcomes. You'll need to: • perform an environmental evaluation • assess check each the adequacy and sure sustainability of the corporate’s aggressive benefit based mostly on each market traits and the organisation’s perceived capabilities • decide the final scope of any change required to allow a desired change in course • briefly contemplate the corporate’s ethics and governance efficiency. Strategy It's best to e-mail me with temporary particulars of the trade / firm you plan to look at. You may be required to make use of secondary sources solely. Be sure to check with and apply theoretical frameworks used on the course in your solutions. It's best to place these frameworks in an appendix and reserve the primary report for a story dialogue of the trade / firm state of affairs. Listed here are some tips to allow you to efficiently full the project: 1. Bullets vs paragraphs: neither depend on brief bullet factors which haven't any self-standing which means nor on in depth and rambling paragraphs: strike a contented medium 2. Planning solutions: plan the construction and arguments to be contained inside your solutions correctly. Be certain you recognize what your ‘storyline’ is earlier than committing your self to paper three. CEO doc: think about that the CEO of the corporate has requested you to offer recommendation in opposition to the problems / questions raised: justify your line of argument accordingly and supply proof to assist such arguments. A enterprise report relatively than a referenced tutorial dialogue is required. four. Critique idea: be ready to critique the speculation and frameworks you have got been given: are they match for goal? Do they work below the actual circumstances through which you search to use them? 5. Keep away from software of templates: don't merely pepper your solutions with PEST / 5 Forces: these ought to solely seem as appendices: based mostly on such analyses it is best to then draw out arguments and suggestions based mostly thereon. That is important. Indicative Report Format for Coursework Be aware: you aren't obliged to comply with this construction, it's a prompt format solely. 1. Introduction What's the trade and the way do you outline its boundaries? Which firm, or important a part of an organization are you ? What is important, what drives the trade? 2. Atmosphere / background Basic dialogue of developments [based on PEST / 5 Forces etc,] Improvement of 1 or 2 eventualities: how do you suppose the trade will develop over the following 5-10 years? three. The corporate Describe its present technique [based on SWOT / generic strategies etc,]: • Aggressive positioning • Aggressive benefit • Distinctive competence • Governance efficiency four. Future prospects Is the corporate’s perceived technique sufficient within the face of anticipated enterprise surroundings / trade growth? What's the scope / sort of change, if any, which you anticipate the corporate to wish to undertake? What are the monetary implications given adequacy or in any other case of the present technique: on what monetary measures ought to the corporate focus? Appendices These ought to include all fashions used: the primary physique of the report must be for dialogue solely. Marking Standards The person project represents 50% of the general course mark. • See Appendix 1 Formative suggestions and Assist Formative suggestions Formative suggestions gives alternatives to replicate in your ongoing work and preparation in your project. By giving shut consideration to each case examine preparation and subsequent class discussions and linking this to lecture materials it is possible for you to to develop these expertise required ot sort out the project. As well as there will probably be a bespoke library session which gives you the mandatory instruments for researching trade sectors and corporations. The project will probably be rigorously outlined in school and there will probably be common checks on progress. Every particular person will probably be requested to submit their proposed sector / firm prematurely and recommendation will probably be given each on the practicality of the chosen space and on the best way to sort out it. Additional details about this evaluation is accessible on the Blackboard web site for this module and contains: • lecture slides • studying record • slides regarding the library trade analysis session • case research Please use correct tutorial process and cite any sources utilized in your evaluation utilizing the UWE Harvard/OSCOLA methodology (amend as acceptable). Failure to accurately cite your work to authentic supply materials may end up in analysis failure or extra critical penalties. Seek advice from: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/college students/studysupport/referencing.aspx for additional info. http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/college students/studysupport/studyskills/readingandwriting/plagiarism.aspx Take a look at this web site for normal recommendation on avoiding evaluation offences: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk. Submission tips You need to submit your project electronically by way of Blackboard/Pebblepad/DEWIS check/different earlier than the deadline (delete as acceptable). The digital submission gateway in your project is introduced within the Blackboard course and within the myUWE Coursework tab (sometimes two weeks earlier than the submission deadline) (amend as acceptable if not utilizing Blackboard on-line submission). Needless to say the system turns into busier and slower because the deadline approaches. Solely the ultimate add counts. Make sure you enter all info without delay to keep away from ‘overwriting' your supposed submission. Examine and save your receipts (amend as acceptable if not utilizing Blackboard on-line submission). Late submissions inside 24 hours of the deadline will probably be accepted with a 40% penalty. Late submissions won't be accepted. See: http://information.uwe.ac.uk/on-line/Blackboard/college students/guides/assignments/default.asp Different strategies of submitting coursework (together with paper, CD, or e-mail) aren't permitted for this module until particularly agreed upon prematurely. • You've gotten addressed all wanted points of the evaluation • You've gotten referenced consistent with the directions offered • You've gotten addressed every of the marking standards Ultimate approval and launch College students sometimes obtain suggestions and grades inside 20 working days of the submission date (not together with any public holidays or college closure days). The module chief will inform college students of any delays via Blackboard. Particular person feedback will probably be given and mentioned in particular person if acceptable. This module's suggestions will not be restricted to written remarks on particular person written evaluation submissions. This module's suggestions and grades are due on 09/01/19. The module guide has extra info on suggestions. Extra Recommendation and Assist http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/college students/studysupport/studyskills.aspx This module's examine expertise pages embody: College students at UWE can get writing expertise at https://www1.uwe.ac.uk. College students can entry tutorial assist via the FBL Educational Success Centre at http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/. http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/college students/academicadvice/assessments/assessmentsguide.aspx http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary.aspx Private Conditions In case you are unable to finish an evaluation as a result of unexpected circumstances (illness, accident, bereavement), it is best to contact a Scholar Assist Adviser instantly. Extensions as a result of private circumstances aren't granted by the module chief An Info Level or on-line at http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/studentadvisers/ The Scholar Assist Advisor will advise you on whether or not or to not apply for ‘Private Circumstances (PCs)', the best way to apply, and what proof is required. You'll be able to study extra about ECs by going to this hyperlink: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk. Part 30 Fail (40-49) ‘Slender Fail' (50-59) Cross (60-69) (70+) Distinction 1. What's the trade and the place does it finish? Establish the company or vital ingredient of an organization. What issues, what drives the trade? Defining industries and sectors. Uncovered drivers Undefined sector and company limits / scope of exercise to be mentioned Outline the sector utilizing the enterprise definition standards. Fundamentals of the enterprise nicely laid out Data of trade boundaries and company merchandise/companies. Divergence/convergence of trade sector boundaries Drivers of trade, sector, and enterprise progress mentioned coherently and articulately Formatting Please use the next file format(s): MS Phrase or PDF. We can not make sure that different codecs are suitable with markers’ software program. All work must be phrase processed in 12-point font Occasions New Roman, Arial or Calibri and single spaced. The primary web page of your coursework should embody: • Your scholar Quantity • The module Title and Quantity • Your phrase Rely • The identify of the corporate which you have got used in your project Phrase Restrict The utmost phrase restrict for this coursework is 2500. • This phrase depend contains every little thing in the primary physique of the textual content and in appendices (together with headings, tables, citations, quotes, lists, and so forth.). • The references, bibliography and footnotes (offered footnotes solely embody references) are NOT included on this phrase depend. • There isn't a direct penalty for exceeding the phrase depend, however the marker WILL cease studying as soon as the utmost phrase restrict has been reached and nothing additional will probably be taken into consideration within the allocation of marks. You'll be able to view the UWE phrase depend coverage right here: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/aboutus/insurance policies Referencing: Please adhere to the rules of excellent tutorial follow and make sure you reference all sources used when growing your evaluation, utilizing the UWE Harvard/OSCOLA system (amend as acceptable). Failure to correctly reference your work to authentic supply materials might be grounds for the evaluation offence of plagiarism and should end in failure of the evaluation or have extra critical implications. For additional steerage on appropriate referencing go to: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/college students/studysupport/studyskills/referencing.aspx Particulars of what constitutes plagiarism and the best way to keep away from it may be discovered right here: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/college students/studysupport/studyskills/readingandwriting/plagiarism.aspx For normal steerage on the best way to keep away from evaluation offences see: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/college students/academicadvice/assessments/assessmentoffences.aspx Directions for submission You need to submit your project earlier than the said deadline by digital submission via Blackboard / Pebblepad / DEWIS check / different (delete as acceptable). Notification that the digital submission portal is open in your project is displayed (often two weeks earlier than the submission date) within the Coursework tab in myUWE, the Coursework tab in Blackboard and by way of an announcement within the Blackboard course (amend as acceptable if not utilizing Blackboard on-line submission). Please permit adequate time to add your project, noting that the system turns into busier and slower because the deadline approaches. Solely your ultimate add will probably be counted. Guarantee all of your info is submitted at one try to keep away from ‘overwriting’ your supposed submission. All the time test and retain your receipts (amend as acceptable if not utilizing Blackboard on-line submission). Late submission within the 24 hours following the deadline will probably be accepted however the project mark will probably be capped at 40%. Submissions after 24 hours won't be accepted. For full steerage on on-line submission via Blackboard, see: http://information.uwe.ac.uk/on-line/Blackboard/college students/guides/assignments/default.asp Submissions of coursework by some other methodology (together with a paper copy, on disk or by e-mail) are NOT permissible for this module until particularly agreed prematurely of the submission date. Earlier than submitting your work, please make sure that: • You've gotten proof learn you're employed totally to make sure your work is offered appropriately • You've gotten addressed all of the required parts of the evaluation • You've gotten referenced in accordance with the steerage offered • You've gotten addressed every of the marking criterion • The submission is within the appropriate format Ultimate suggestions and marks launch College students will usually obtain marks and suggestions on their submission inside 20 working days of the submission deadline (not together with any public holidays or college closure days). Any delay in returning college students’ work will probably be communicated by the module chief by way of Blackboard. Particular person suggestions will probably be given and it will likely be potential for people to debate this suggestions in particular person thereafter if required. Suggestions on this module will not be restricted to the written feedback you'll obtain on particular person written evaluation submissions. Suggestions and marks for this module will probably be obtainable by 09/01/19 For additional steerage on suggestions, please check with the module handbook. Additional Steerage and Assist Basic steerage on examine expertise: is accessible at: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/college students/studysupport/studyskills.aspx Particular examine expertise pages regarding this module embody: Writing expertise: https://www1.uwe.ac.uk/college students/studysupport/studyskills/readingandwriting/writing.aspx Assist from the FBL Educational Success Centre: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/bl/bbs/aboutus/studentexperience/academicsupportcentre.aspx Steerage on UWE evaluation laws and terminology: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/college students/academicadvice/assessments/assessmentsguide.aspx Steerage on utilizing the library: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/library/usingthelibrary.aspx Private Circumstances In case you are experiencing difficulties in finishing a chunk of evaluation on time as a result of sudden circumstances (for instance sickness, accident, bereavement), it is best to search recommendation from a Scholar Assist Adviser on the earliest alternative. Please observe the module chief can not grant private circumstances or extensions. Appointments with a scholar adviser might be made by way of an Info Level or on-line at: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/college students/academicadvice/studentadvisers.aspx The Scholar Assist Adviser will advise as as to if it is best to submit an software for ‘Private Circumstances (PCs)’, how to take action and what proof is required to assist the appliance. Additional particulars on ECs might be discovered right here: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/college students/academicadvice/assessments/personalcircumstances.aspx Appendix 1: Marking Scheme Part ( 30) Fail (40-49) ‘Slender Fail’ (50-59) Cross (60-69) Advantage (70+) Distinction 1. Introduction What's the trade and the way do you outline its boundaries? Which firm, or important a part of an organization are you ? What is important, what drives the trade? Business and sectors inadequately outlined. Drivers not mentioned Imprecise definition of sector and limits / scope of firm actions to be mentioned not outlined nicely sufficient Satisfactory description of sector utilizing enterprise definition standards. Firm fundamentals set out adequately Good understanding of sector boundaries and firm merchandise / companies inside them. Business sector boundary divergence / convergence thought-about Drivers of trade / sector / firm growth included in a coherent and articulate dialogue of sector / firm standing 2. Atmosphere / background Basic dialogue of developments [based on PEST / 5 Forces etc,.] Improvement of 1 or 2 eventualities: how do you suppose the trade will develop over the following 5-10 years? Generic headings supplied with no software of PEST / 5F. Failure to synthesise any information into eventualities Restricted, incomplete setting out of environmental elements. Very restricted growth of eventualities Particular environmental elements listed. Some try made to undertaking future developments and influence. Define eventualities offered which draw on beforehand mentioned key elements Incisive environmental evaluation drawing out key elements and their influence. Synthesis into 2 internally constant and mutually unique eventualities. Key environmental elements set out and delineated when it comes to significance, probability of prevalence. Articulate dialogue of future environmental developments and the way they influence the corporate. Synthesis into holistic eventualities. One state of affairs chosen to explain firm’s future environmental context three. The corporate Describe its present technique [based on SWOT / generic strategies etc,.]: • Aggressive positioning • Aggressive benefit • Distinctive competence • Governance efficiency Superficial description of firm: over-dependent on available, present description. No perception into the four key areas of concern Some try to handle every of the four core areas however largely descriptive and over-reliant on ‘itemizing’ from customary instruments / fashions Some perception gained into every of the four areas and exhibiting evaluation of opponents. Appendices fashions’ information utilized relatively than re-listed. All 4 areas addressed however justice could not have been given to all. Clear understanding of idea behind every space proven: not in description however in software. For instance the excellence between crucial and enabling competences could be illustrated Wonderful, all 4 areas addressed in full. Clear relative dialogue versus main opponents. four. Future prospects Is the corporate’s perceived technique sufficient within the face of anticipated enterprise surroundings / trade growth? What's the scope / sort of change, if any, that you simply anticipate the corporate to wish to undertake? What are the monetary implications given adequacy or in any other case of the present technique: on what monetary measures ought to the corporate focus? No relation of concepts about firm’s future to foregoing analyses or state of affairs. Modifications in technique / governance / construction not alluded to Over-descriptive and obscure description of future course of the corporate solely partially drawing on an understanding of future environmental context Restricted consistency between understanding of future sector surroundings and plans for the corporate itself. Partial rationalization of depth and width of firm adjustments required. Three matters usually well-covered however there could also be some omissions: for instance failure to stipulate any adjustments required to governance or the reason why this isn't required Superb dialogue of future prospects and alternatives. Monetary information used to assist arguments and to set future targets. 5. Appendices Very restricted appendices consisting of 2nd hand materials Restricted appendices for instance, merely exhibiting fashions relatively than containing required 2ndry information. Clear and related information offered however not comprehensively so Stand-alone software of essential fashions which might be clearly understood Wonderful software of essential fashions which might be clearly understood and which might be referenced to / from the primary physique of the report Skilled Writing Achieves Requirements of Written Communication Efficiency in these areas meets an expert stage of formal written enterprise communication. Report accommodates no, or solely minor, errors that don't intervene with an expert stage of communication: • Micro-level issues: mechanics (spelling, punctuation and grammar), sentence construction • Professionalism: format, voice, goal • Group: tightness of match, paragraph coherence, cohesiveness/circulation, summaries • Government Abstract: gives senior managers with correct image of key points; acceptable size