Course/Programme: BA (Hons) Business Studies with Foundation
Foundation Year 0 (Level 0)
Year 2 Level 4
Year 3 Level 5
Year 4 Level 6 Year 2 Level 4
Module Title: Organisational Theory and Practice
Module Leader: Anand Walser
Assignment title: Case Study Analysis
Assignment number: 1
Weighting: 100% of overall module grade
Date given out: 06/06/2022
Submission date: 10th August 2022
For late submission, please check CCCU Taught regulation (page 28 on late submission) and Extenuating Policy: CCCU Taught regulation
CCCU Extenuating Circumstances Policy
Method of submission: x Online only Online and paper copy
Special instructions for submission (if any):
Date for results and feedback
(please note the final grade is subject to the main CCCU assessment Board) 31/08/2022
Using the table below, indicate the Activity type, descriptor and weighting. If your assessment strategy for a module consists of more than one component each assigned an individual mark (even if these are aggregated later to form an overall module mark), then you must record each component separately under their appropriate activity type. For further guidance please contact your Faculty Director of Learning and Teaching.
Please use activity types and descriptors in the Assessment Types List and Guidance available to download HERE.
Where the submission of the same piece of work in an improved form, for reassessment purposes, is not possible, students will be permitted to be reassessed by a different form than that undertaken for the original assessment. Please also summarise the alternative form of reassessment.
Activity Type Activity Descriptor Weighting Length / Duration Alternative Assessment Week Due
Case Study Analysis Individual Report
100% 4000 words None 10/08/2022
You are a Senior Manager in a company currently operating in the UK (it does not have to be British in origin). The CEO has asked you to evaluate the following within the company:
• Organisational Structure
• Organisational Culture
Evaluate whether the company is performing well or not due to the current structure and culture that is in place. As a Senior Manager in this organisation, what changes would you make to improve the performance of the organisation? Justify your recommendations. Use appropriate examples and literature to justify your stand. Use a Change Management model and apply it to make the necessary changes in the organisation.
Note: The company can either be a manufacturing company or it can be a service provider.
See below for the full explanation of the marking criteria
1. Feel free to discuss possibilities with your lecturer.
2. ‘Describe’ means ‘this is what happened’, ‘Analyse’ means ‘this is why it happened’.
3. Recommendations could relate to the future, or to what others could learn from this situation.
• A title page, a contents page, an introduction, a main section with sub-sections, and a recommendation, conclusion and references. Clear headings are essential. Relevant sources of information should be cited using the Harvard referencing system.
• Any areas of doubt need to be raised with your lecturer
The tasks address all the learning outcomes.
The use of a range of information sources is expected – academic books, peer reviewed journal articles, professional articles, press releases and newspaper articles, reliable statistics, company annual reports and other company information. All referencing should be in Harvard style.
MARKING CRITERIA AND STUDENT FEEDBACK
This section details the assessment criteria. The extent to which these are demonstrated by you determines your mark. The marks available for each criterion are shown. Lecturers use a similar format to comment on the achievement of the task(s), including those areas in which you have performed well and areas that would benefit from development/improvement.
Common Assessment Criteria Applied Marks available Marks
1. Research-informed Literature
Extent of research and/or own reading, selection of credible sources, application of appropriate referencing conventions.
Providing evidence of the appropriate reading/ references that form the basis of the insights in your essay. 20
2. Knowledge and Understanding of Subject
Extent of knowledge and understanding of concepts and underlying principles associated with the discipline.
Demonstrating familiarity with the selected concepts/ models used in your presentation. 20
Analysis, evaluation and synthesis; logic, argument and judgement; analytical reflection; organisation of ideas and evidence
Demonstrating conceptual insights into the potential values of the selected academic concepts/ models. 25
4. Practical Application and Deployment
Deployment of methods, materials, tools and techniques; application of concepts; formulation of innovative and creative solutions to solve problems.
Applying your conceptual insights to successfully address the situations faced by your chosen organisation. Making recommendations for future plans and strategies. 25
5. Skills for Professional Practice
Attributes in professional practice: individual and collaborative working; deployment of appropriate media; presentation and organisation.
Quality of the presentation.
Potential effectiveness in terms of getting your messages across to your intended audience. 10
1. TOTAL 100
Assignment Mark (Assessment marks are subject to ratification at the UoS Assessment Board. These comments and marks are to give feedback on module work and are for guidance only until they are confirmed. ) %