Management_Perspective_Assessment

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Objectives
 To evaluate organisational strengths and limitations;
 Consider diversity in the case study;
 Enhance effective use of communication;
 Develop qualitative analysis skills utilising relevant data.
How the assessment fits into the subject/course:
The assessments in this subject are aimed at providing students a framework to understand
organisation behaviour, politics and the dynamics of business environments. The assessment aims
to equip students with the necessary skills to understand the constraints managers and emerging
leaders face in developing strategies to leverage advantages and overcome constraints and barriers
in organisations.
Assessment Linkages of Part 1 and 2:
Part 1 of this assessment incorporates the development of a case study report exploring
organisational theory whilst part 2 engages students with the development of a personal SWOT
analysis.
ASSESSMENT BRIEF
Course Code and Title MBA
Assessment Management Perspectives
Individual/Group Individual
Learning Outcomes PL01, PL02, PL03, PL04, PL06, PL07, PL09
Submission Part 2 – Due: End of Module 6
Weighting Part 2: 60%
Total Marks 60%
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Instructions:
Part 2
Students will create a personal SWOT analysis and comment on their fit within their chosen
organisation.
Part 2 of the assessment should include the following elements:
 The use of three sources of naturally occurring data (for example, conversations, emails,
corporate artefacts that regularly occur),
 Assessment of personal strengths and weaknesses as viewed by self and others. Ensure you
reflect on who is giving you what feedback, how you appear to be progressing, and how you
fit within the organisation where you work or want to work.
 Critically assess how you are placed or misplaced within your chosen organisation;
 Discuss the benefits of self-assessment for continuous improvement.
Output/Deliverable and parameters of the assessment
An individual submission of a SWOT analysis which comprises of approximately 1500 words. Use
appendices to present supporting data.
RESOURCES TO BE PROVIDED:
 Access to online emotional tests
 Access to naturally occurring data (repository of emails and corporate communications)
 Guidance on the use of data
 An electronic library and reading guide is provided to all students including a range of etextbooks and journals available through

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Criteria
 Assessment of organisation’s strengths and limitations
 Consciousness of diversity in the case study
 Use of effective communication
 High level of personal autonomy and accountability
 Understanding of research principles and methods applicable to MBA
Learning Outcomes
 Critically analyse the roles and functions that managers perform and discuss the challenges
and risks that managers have to address in today’s changing organisations.
 Discuss the impact of values, ethics and diversity on the culture of an organisation and the
role, behaviour and performance of managers in relation to these within that organisation.
 Understand the nature of naturally occurring data and how this data can be objectively
analysed to inform your practice and influence your behaviour.
 Analyse and discuss how the structure and characteristics of organisations can influence and
constrain managers and their decision making.
 Identify the range of organisational stakeholders and explain how managers can create and
sustain effective relationships with them to motivate, manage and lead stakeholders to a
preferred decision outcome.

 Apply a range of techniques and strategies to communicate effectively to a culturally diverse
range of stakeholders.

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