Foundations Of Business Management

COURSE CODE BCO111 COURSE NAME Foundations of Business Management Mid-Term Task brief & rubrics

Task

• This is an individual task, requiring you to address all questions in a clear manner (numbered), giving supporting, relevant examples wherever possible.

• The task focuses on areas studied to date, requiring you to show knowledge and application in the parts stated.

• You should upload a single, correctly formatted document which may also include any relevant tables and diagrams

Questions: 1. Describe the skills and abilities required for performing a manager’s job. Explain the main managerial functions in the management process and

what roles managers need to effectively perform them

2. An organization’s external environment is composed of 2 distinct layers. Identify the dimensions of those environments and how they can impact an organization.

3. Discuss the relationship between different management levels and management decision-making. How does this impact planning?

4. Identify and explain the basic elements of organizing

Formalities:

• Wordcount: 1000-1400 (250-350 per question)

• Note that Cover, Table of Contents, References and Appendix are excluded from the total wordcount.

• Font: Arial 12,5 pts.

• Harvard style in-text citations and bibliography

Submission: Week 4 – Via Moodle (Turnitin) by Sunday June 20th 23.59 CEST

Weight: This task is a 40% of your total grade for this subject.

It assesses the following learning outcomes:

• Demonstrate understanding of the principles of management and their applicability

• Identify and classify management functions and activities

• Understand the interdependence between the organization, its environment and the choice of organizational structures

• The interdependence between the Organisation, its environment and the choice of organisational structure.

Rubrics: It is understood that the rubrics apply to Management knowledge, application and evaluation of content covered in this course and at

this level of study

Excellent 90-100%

Good 80-89%

Fair 70-79%

Marginal fail 60-69%

Fail <60%

Knowledge (30%)

Demonstrates

excellent

knowledge and

understanding of

management

concepts

introduced.

Demonstrates

good knowledge

and

understanding of

management key

concepts

introduced.

Demonstrates a

satisfactory level of

knowledge and

understanding of

management

concepts

introduced.

Demonstrates

limited knowledge

and understanding

of management

concepts

introduced.

Demonstrates

extremely poor

knowledge and

understanding of

the key

management

concepts

introduced

Application (30%)

Analytical tools

studied are

applied very well

and relevant

insight is drawn

from them.

Analytical tools

studied are

applied well and

some relevant

insight is drawn

from them.

Analytical tools

studied are applied

quite well although

there may be some

minor

misunderstandings.

Fairly relevant

insight is drawn.

Some

misunderstandings

are be in evidence

for one or two

tools. Limited

insight drawn

from analysis.

There is almost

no attempt to

apply tools

Evaluation (30%)

There is excellent

evidence of

evaluation and

justification of

concepts and

tools

There is good

evidence of

evaluations of

and justification

of concepts and

tools.

There is some

evidence of

evaluation and

justification of

concepts and tools.

There is little

evidence of

evaluation and

justification of

concepts and

tools.

There is virtually

no evidence of

evaluation and

justification of

concepts and

tools.

Communication (10%)

The management

report is

communicated

extremely

coherently, and

referencing is

accurate

throughout

The management

report is

communicated

clearly, and

referencing is

accurate but

there are some

issues in terms of

spelling and

structure

The management

report

communicates the

ideas in a mostly

coherent way but

there are some

errors and some

errors in

referencing which

are not accurate

The management

report is

understandable

but is

communicated

poorly and

referencing is

inaccurate

The management

report is

extremely poor in

terms of

referencing

(inaccurate or

absent) and tends

to be incoherent

or insufficient

(length) in terms

of conveying

ideas