ARUBAV2CMI19 Contemporary Management Issues Assignment
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Contemporary Management Issues
Assignment (Part 2)
Date for Submission: 19thJuly 2016 (13.59 BST)
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As part of the formal assessment for the programmeyou are required to submit a
Contemporary Management Issues assignment. Please refer to your Student
Handbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and general
information on preparing and submitting assignments.
After completing the module you should be able to:
1.Exhibit a critical understanding of the key dynamic forces impacting on business
and society and the relationship between the two in terms of effective strategic
2.Critically analyse the relevant theoretical foundations to support the
identification and application of effect corporate responses to contemporary
3.Prepare a critical evaluation of an organisation’s responses to key dynamic
forces in the contemporary business world.
4.Select and use decision making tools to address contemporary drivers for
5.Question the accuracy and relevance of differing sources of information and
opinion relating to global issues impacting upon corporate decision making.
6.Utilise judgement to draw appropriate conclusions and make recommendations
when faced with conflicting information or data.
Your assignment should include: a title page containing your student number, the
relevant; and a reference list in BU Harvard format. You should address all the
elements of the assignment task listed below. Please note that tutors will use the
assessment criteria set out below in assessing your work.
Maximum word count:4000 words
Please note that exceeding the word count will result in a reduction in grade
proportionate to the number of words used in excess of the permitted limit.
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Select any ONE organisation with which you are familiar or can research from publicly
Drawing upon appropriate sources of information, critically evaluate how increasing
competitive and broader economic pressures created by the growth of the E7
Emerging Economic Powers* impact upon its business operations and assess the
effectiveness of its current response.
*(N.B:The E7 Emerging Economic Powers are – China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Russia,
Indonesia and Turkey.)
(You will need to undertake some research to complete assignment 2 and to develop
the evidence base to support your conclusions. Higher marks are awarded to those
students that display an ability to evaluate and provide a critical review of the
evidence - i.e. to assess the value and reliability of different sources before drawing
You may select any organization, in any national setting, but you are strongly
recommended to select an organisation that you have worked for or one you feel you
can research easily)
You have the opportunity to submit a ONE page plan of your intended assignment to
receive formative feedback. Please note your tutor is NOT able to give feedback on
full drafts of individual answers or completed assignments.
The feedback is designed to help you develop areas of your work and it helps you
develop your skills as an independent learner.
Your work must be submitted by email to one of the module tutors no later than two
weeks prior to the assessment submission date. This is to allow time for you to
reflect on the feedback and draft your final submission.
Formative feedback will not be given to work submitted after the above date.