|Module Title:||Contemporary Issues in Business and Management||Module Code:||6BUS1101|
|Assignment Format & Maximum Word count||An Individual Reflective Essay, maximum 1,000 words, +/-10%||Assignment Weighting:||40% of the overall grade|
|Coursework Submission:||Time: 23:55
Date:29th April 2019
Method: On-line submission
|Coursework return Date returned to students:||4 weeks after submission|
|Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding tested in this assignment:|
|· Knowledge of selected contemporary issues in the field of business and management|
|Learning Outcomes: Skills and Attributes tested in this assignment:|
|· Apply advanced research skills to the field of business and management and reflect on the outcome|
|Feedback /Marking criteria for this Assignment|
|Performance will be assessed using HBS Grading Criteria and Mark scheme. Guidance for improvement will be given in writing on the Assessment Feedback Form or on the CANVAS Feedback Form within 4 weeks of submission. Assignments submitted up to one week late will receive a maximum numeric grade of 40%. Late work and plagiarism offences will receive standard penalties. Turnitin is used to highlight student collusion or to consider similarities to other work.|
|Detailed Brief for Individual Assessment|
|Assignment Title: Assignment 2 – Individual reflective essay
Description of the assignment:
The sole aim of this assignment is to enable students to critically reflect on their experience of the module, including the research and analytical skills gained throughout the module journey. It is also intended to enable the students to articulate their self-awareness, especially after working with colleagues in their assigned peers during tutorials. Therefore, it is vital to follow the structure below to reflect on your experience of the module. To help you focus your arguments, please use the following content guidelines in completing your reflective assignment:
Any specific instructions:
Reflective writing is personal, and therefore you are to use first person (I, me, we) and emphasise the use of vocabulary, which relates to personal feelings and emotions. Be frank and specific in the way that you describe the research and analytical skills gained and use specific examples to illustrate how studying on this module has improved your level of application of these skills. The examples highlighted might relate to your work with peers in the tutorial, your discussions with the tutor during the one-to-one discussion or a narrative of your research experience when independently working on your assignment. You are also encouraged to consider how studying on this module might have developed your skills, knowledge and other attributes associated with enhancing your future career development. In summary, try to reflect on your overall experience of the module and consider whether you have developed any new perspectives on contemporary business and management practice(s) and how this, together with changes in your skill set, might assist you in future.
There are three different guidance papers on reflective learning and writing from CASE posted in the ‘resources’ folder for this module
|Student Support and Guidance
· For further help, contact your module leader in their drop-in hours or by email.
· Use the Grading Criteria and Mark Scheme to help improve your work.
· Go to CASE workshops, use the CASE website and drop-in hours www.studynet.herts.ac.uk/go/CASE/
· Academic English for Business support is available through daily drop-ins from the CASE office. See the CASE workshop timetable on the CASE main website page for details.
· Some tutors allow students to test their work using Turnitin. Guidance on submission to Turnitin via StudyNet can be found by using the following link. http://www.studynet1.herts.ac.uk/ptl/common/asu.nsf/resource+library/TURNITIN+FOR+STUDENTS+2016+USER+GUIDE.pdf/$FILE/TURNITIN+FOR+STUDENTS+2016+USER+GUIDE.pdf