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Unit 45 Business Ethics : Higher National Diploma in Business Management

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Assignment Brief
BTEC Level 4-5 HNC/HND Diploma (QCF)
To be filled by the Student
Name of the Student:M. FAHAD RAHIM
Edexcel No: JD63261Registration No:COL/E-001780Batch No: 46
Unit Assessment Information
Qualification:Higher National Diploma in Business Management
Unit Code & Title: Unit 45 Business Ethics
Assessment Title & No’s: Business Ethics (Assignment 1 of 1)
Learning outcomes and grading opportunities:
LO 01:Understand different ethical perspectives in business
Learning OutcomesAC1.1AC1.2AC1.3
LO 02:Understand business objectives from an ethical perspective
Learning OutcomesAC2.1AC2.2
LO 03:Understand ethics in workplace relationships
Learning OutcomesAC3.1AC3.2
LO 04:Be able to assess a current ethical issue in a business
Learning OutcomesAC4.1AC4.2AC4.3
Merit and Distinction Descriptor
Assessor:Date Assessed:
Internal Verifier (IV):Date of IV:
Date Issued:12/29/16Date Due:30/04/2017
Date of Submission: 29/04/2017
General Guidelines
1.A Cover page or title page – You should always attach a title page to your assignment. Use
previous page as your cover sheet and be sure to fill the details correctly.
2.This entire brief should be attached in first before you start answering.
3.All the assignments should prepare using word processing software.
4.All the assignments should print in A4 sized paper, and make sure to only use one side printing.
5.Allow 1” margin on each side of the paper. But on the left side you will need to leave room for
6.Ensure that your assignment is stapled or secured together in a binder of some sort and attach the
Softcopy (CD) of your final document, system on last page.
Word Processing Rules
1.Use a font type that will make easy for your examiner to read. The font size should be 12 point,
and should be in the style of Time New Roman.
2.Use 1.5 line word-processing. Left justify all paragraphs.
3.Ensure that all headings are consistent in terms of size and font style.
4.Use footer function on the word processor to insert Your Name, Subject, Assignment No, and
Page Number on each page. This is useful if individual sheets become detached for any reason.
5.Use word processing application spell check and grammar check function to help edit your
6.Ensure that your printer’s output is of a good quality and that you have enough ink to print your
entire assignment.
Important Points:
1.Check carefully the hand in date and the instructions given with the assignment. Late submissions
will not be accepted.
2.Ensure that you give yourself enough time to complete the assignment by the due date.
3.Don’t leave things such as printing to the last minute – excuses of this nature will not be accepted
for failure to hand in the work on time.
4.You must take responsibility for managing your own time effectively.
5.If you are unable to hand in your assignment on time and have valid reasons such as illness, you
may apply (in writing) for an extension.
6.Failure to achieve at least a PASS grade will result in a REFERRAL grade being given.
7.Non-submission of work without valid reasons will lead to an automatic REFERRAL.You will
then be asked to complete an alternative assignment.
8.Take great care that if you use other people’s work or ideas in your assignment, you properly
reference them, using the HARVARD referencing system, in you text and any bibliography,
otherwise you may be guilty of plagiarism.
9.If you are caught plagiarising you could have your grade reduced to A REFERRAL or at worst
you could be excluded from the course.
I hereby, declare that I know what plagiarism entails, namely to use another’s work and to present it
as my own without attributing the sources in the correct way. I further understand what it means to
copy another’s work.
1.I know that plagiarism is a punishable offence because it constitutes theft.
2.I understand the plagiarism and copying policy of the Edexcel UK.
3.I know what the consequences will be if I plagiaries or copy another’s work in any of the
assignments for this program.
4.I declare therefore that all work presented by me for every aspects of my program, will be my
own, and where I have made use of another’s work, I will attribute the source in the correct way.
5.I acknowledge that the attachment of this document signed or not, constitutes a binding
agreement between myself and Edexcel UK.
6.I understand that my assignment will not be considered as submitted if this document is not
attached to the attached.
Student’s Signature: ...(FAHAD RAHIM)......Date:....29/04/2017...
Assignment Feedback
Formative Feedback: Assessor to Student
Task 1.1
Include in text citations. First briefly explain the theories and then explain with real world
Task 1.2
Use a variety of sources and include proper citations. Explain the differences in detail.
Task 1.3
First briefly give an introduction to the company stating the vision, mission, objectives, and its
day to day operations. Then identify the ethical issues in the organization. Explain how these
ethical issues obstruct the organization achieving its objectives.
Task 2.1
Briefly mention the objectives. You can even say as mentioned in 1.3. Discuss how the
organizationalobjectives are affected by the ethical considerationsandhow you are going to
implement the ethical behavior.
Task 2.2
Improve evaluating the implications of stakeholders’ ethical behavior. Use more intext
Task 3.1
Content is ok but can improve more. Use proper meaningful headings. Check the flow of the
Task 3.2
Rearrange the paragraphs to have a proper flow. Include suitable headings. Analyze the
development mechanisms for achieving employee involvement and empowerment.
Task 4.1
Answer is good. Read the merit and distinction criteria and try to improve. Use appropriate
headings. Explain more how this ethical issue affects the organization.
Task 4.2
Explanation of being ethical has been explained. Include how the organsiation can be ethical
while meeting their objectives of the selected organsiation.
Task 4.3
Include citations. Can improve more. Show how this is related to the ethical issue identified in
task 4.1
Action Plan
Checking whether the student has done the changes according the feedback given for the
Summative feedback
Include acknowledgement, executive summary, table of contents, list of tables, list of figures.
Feedback: Student to Assessor
My assessor made me feel very comfortable and made it easy for me by explaining the
difficulties I had in regards to this module. I feel much more relaxed and positive now about
this module since feedback was given at the right time.
Assessor signature
Student signatureFAHAD RAHIMDate
Select and organization of your choice and address task 01 and task 02 taking that particular
organization in to consideration.
Task 01(Covers LO 01 and AC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3)
1.1Explain the background and development of early theories of ethics using various real world
examples. (AC 1.1)
1.2Using different examples understand the relevant absolute and relative ethics and compare and
contrast them. (AC 1.2)
consequences that the organization might face with conducting day to day operations.(AC 1.3)
Learners are encouraged to concentrate on M 3.1 in order to achieve distinction and merit
grade descriptorswhen addressing the above tasks.
Task 02(Covers LO 02 and AC 2.1, 2.2, 2.3)
2.1Explain, how business objective s in a selected organization can be affected by ethical
considerations(AC 2.1)
2.2Evaluate how the stakeholders of a business such as the organization you selected should operate
ethically and the implications of operating ethically. (AC 2.2)
Learners are encouraged to concentrate on M 2.4 and D 3.3 in order to achieve merit
grade descriptorswhen addressing the above tasks.
Task 03(Covers LO 03 and AC 3.1, 3.2)
3.1Asses the moral obligations of the organization that you have selected. (AC 3.1)
3.2Analyze how the organization can develop a mechanism to encourage the employees to use
business ethics and the ways in which they can be involved and empowered by the employer(AC
Learners are encouraged to concentrate on D2.5 in order to achieve distinction grade
descriptorswhen addressing the above tasks.
Task 04(Covers LO 04 and AC 4.1, 4.2, 4.3)
4.1Select an organization and research about a current ethical issue prevailing in the organization
(AC 4.1)
4.2Report how the businesses can align their practices with the business ethics and report the ways
in which the organization you have selected can improve the quality and meet the objective while
maintaining a good employer/employee relationship(AC 4.2)
4.3Design a suitable ethical code to follow by the employees and employers related to the ethical
issue identified in the task 4.1.(AC 4.3)
Learners are encouraged to concentrate on M 1.3 and D1.1 in order to achieve distinction
and merit grade descriptorswhen addressing the above tasks.
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