NX0473/LD0473Assessment Brief – Newcastle Business School

NX0473/LD0473 Developing Global Management Competencies II (Emotional and Cultural Intelligence strand)

Module Code: NX0473/LD0473
Module Title: Developing Global Management Competencies II (Emotional and Cultural Intelligence strand)
Distributed on: Week 1
Submission Time and Date: TBC – Please refer to the module Blackboard site
Word Limit: 2000 words (+/-10%)
Weighting This coursework accounts for 50% of the total mark for this module
Submission of Assessment Your assignment must be submitted electronically via Turnitin by the given deadline. You will find a Turnitin link on the module’s eLP site under ‘Assessment’.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your assignment arrives before the submission deadline stated above. See the University policy on late submission of work (the relevant extract is set out below).

Students are also responsible for ensuring that they submit their assignment to the correct Turnitin submission portal before the deadline passes.

 

General Information

Further information about general assessment criteria, ARNA regulations, referencing and plagiarism can be found on the e-Learning Portal (Blackboard) site for the module. Students are advised to read and follow this information.

The assessment for this strand of the module (Emotional & Cultural Intelligence- E&CI) will consist of an academic essay and video clip, further details are below. This assessment accounts for 50% of your overall NX0473 module mark.

NX0473/LD0473 Developing Global Management Competencies II (Emotional and Cultural Intelligence strand)
NX0473/LD0473 Developing Global Management Competencies II (Emotional and Cultural Intelligence strand)

Module Learning Outcomes (MLOs)

At the end of the module you will:

  1. Have identified your strengths, weaknesses and subsequent areas of development in relation to what employers seek in postgraduate students (E&CI Strand- assessed in this assignment)
  2. Critically review and develop their inter-personal and intra-personal skills (E&CI Strand- assessed in this assignment)
  3. Critically analyse and communicate complex issues effectively (BI Strand)
  4. Demonstrate decision making, problem solving and project management skills (BI Strand)

 

 

Instructions on Assessment

In no more than 2.000 words, you are required to develop an academic essay consolidating your knowledge

and understanding of issues and challenges facing your target profession/industry/sector. This will be achieved through the completion of the following tasks:

 

 

  1. Using a range of relevant literature (both academic and professional sources), identify and critically evaluate contemporary issues and challenges facing your target profession/industry/sector. This is worth 40% of the overall marks- 1,500 words.

Please note you must:

  • Provide a clear introduction to your target profession/industry/sector (e.g., a graduate development scheme, self-employment, working for your family’s business, a promotion with your current employer, etc). You should highlight if this will be in the UK, your home country or elsewhere.
  • Identify key challenges and issues relating to your chosen profession/industry/sector. This may include professional body viewpoints, recent organisation case studies and published academic studies. You may also include a combination of challenges and issues facing the wider profession/industry/sector as well as those facing postgraduates.
  • You are not required to identify a specific number of issues and challenges, these will differ depending on the profession/industry/sector in question. We are looking for evidence of critical evaluation of these issues and challenges, supported with credible academic and professional sources.
  • Provide a succinct conclusion, indicating the impact of these challenges and difficulties for your target profession/industry/sector moving forward.
  • You must identify a specific role/industry/sector. ‘I would like to work in marketing’ is too broad.

 

  1. Through a short reflective statement, consider the implications of these challenges and issues for you and your subsequent career in this industry/sector. This is worth 20% of the overall marks- approx. 500 words

 

  • In light of the challenges and difficulties you have identified, what personal implications can you discern which will need to be addressed moving forward?

 

  • We are looking for evidence of your awareness and understanding of the theory/cases/literature you have discussed in your essay.

 

  • You may wish to focus your reflections on challenges and issues you have discussed in your essay which you feel will have significant implications for your career in this industry/sector (in comparison with others). You should explain why these particular challenges/issues are of key concern for you, supported with evidence.

 

Full guidance on how to submit your essay via Turnitin will be made available on Blackboard and in class.

 

 

Alongside your essay, you are required to submit a short video clip outlining how you will address these issues and challenges in your post-graduation role. This is worth 40% of the overall marks [MLO1 & 2]

 

  • Your 500 word reflective statement demonstrated your understanding and awareness of these challenges and difficulties for you and your career in this profession/industry/sector. Your video clip should build on this, explaining how you will practically address these concerns moving forward.

 

  • Your video clip should summarise your strengths, weaknesses and subsequent areas for development; this should be supported with evidence (e.g., practical examples from work/study/hobbies/travel, your experience, and your psychometric test results/other diagnostics).

 

  • You need to explicitly refer back to the implications you have identified in your 500 word reflective statement. In light of your strengths, weaknesses and areas for development, how may you respond to these challenges? You must identify specific ‘next steps’/action points.

 

  • Ensure that you are dressed professionally (for example, in clothes you would wear to a job interview) and that you are in an appropriate setting.

 

  • The video should be no longer than three minutes in duration.

 

  • You are responsible for ensuring that the quality and sound are clear before you upload.

 

N.B. We encourage students to create and submit their video clip via Panopto. You can record directly within Panopto on a university computer, or you may use your own technology (phone/tablet/laptop) and upload this to Panopto separately. You will need to copy and paste the link to your video clip into your assignment, without this the marker will not have access to your video.

 

Full guidance on using Panopto will be provided in the E&CI assignment briefing lecture, detailed instructions have also been made available on the module Blackboard site under ‘Assessment’.

 

Submission of Assessment & Feedback:

A Turnitin submission portal will be set up for you to submit an electronic copy of your E&CI assignment via the eLP (Blackboard). The submission date will be communicated to you by the faculty office and E&CI tutor, and full guidance on using Turnitin will be provided during your lectures and seminars. You are not required to submit a hard copy of your E&CI assignment.

 

Summative Feedback– you will be provided with a mark and feedback on your assignment, which will include any actions to be taken to improve performance. This will be returned to you electronically, the Postgraduate Programme Office will inform you of the date this will be made available to you.

 

Note: For those assessments or partial assessments based on calculation, multiple choice etc., marks will be gained on an accumulative basis.  In these cases, marks allocated to each section will be made clear.

 

Formative Feedback– all students should take note of the formative feedback provided during the workshops/seminars throughout the semester in order to feed this forward into their final summative assessment.

NX0473/LD0473 Developing Global Management Competencies II (Emotional and Cultural Intelligence strand)

 

Late submission of work

Where coursework is submitted without approval, after the published hand-in deadline, the following penalties will apply:

 

For coursework submitted up to 1 working day (24 hours) after the published hand-in deadline without approval, 10% of the total marks available for the assessment (i.e.100%) shall be deducted from the assessment mark.

 

For clarity: a late piece of work that would have scored 65%, 55% or 45% had it been handed in on time will be awarded 55%, 45% or 35% respectively as 10% of the total available marks will have been deducted.

 

The Penalty does not apply to Pass/Fail Modules, i.e. there will be no penalty for late submission if assessments on Pass/Fail are submitted up to 1 working day (24 hours) after the published hand-in deadline.

 

Coursework submitted more than 1 working day (24 hours) after the published hand-in deadline without approval will be regarded as not having been completed. A mark of zero will be awarded for the assessment and the module will be failed, irrespective of the overall module mark.

For clarity: if the original hand-in time on working day A is 12noon the 24 hour late submission allowance will end at 12noon on working day B.

These provisions apply to all assessments, including those assessed on a Pass/Fail basis.

 

Students must retain an electronic copy of this assignment and it must be made available within 24hours of them requesting it be submitted.

 

 

Academic Misconduct

The Assessment Regulations for Taught Awards (ARTA) contain the Regulations and procedures applying to cheating, plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct.

 

The full policy is available at: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/central/ar/qualitysupport/asspolicies/

 

You are reminded that plagiarism, collusion and other forms of academic misconduct as referred to in the Academic Misconduct procedure of the assessment regulations are taken very seriously by Newcastle Business School.  Assignments in which evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic misconduct is found may receive a mark of zero.

 

 

 

 

Mapping to Programme Goals and Objectives:

 

This assessment will contribute directly to the following Postgraduate programme goals and objectives.

 

Goal One: To develop the skills necessary for employment and career progression

 

  1 Demonstrate awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses and the ability to engage in continuing self-development
X 2 Demonstrate the development of inter-personal and intra-personal skills (MLO1 & 2, E&CI specific)
  3 Competence in contemporary analytical and ICT applications.

 

 

Goal Two: Be culturally and ethically aware

 

  1 Demonstrate their ability to work in culturally diverse groups and teams and make appropriate and personal contribution to team effectiveness.
  2 Reflect on their own ethical values.
  3 Understand the wider impact of individual or organisational decision making on social and environmental contexts.

 

Goal Three: Have developed leadership and management capability

 

  1 Analyse and communicate complex issues effectively (MLO3, BI specific)
  2 Demonstrate decision making, problem solving and project management skills (MLO4, BI specific)

 

 

Goal Four: Have developed and applied knowledge of international business and management theory

 

  1 Acquire, interpret and apply knowledge of international business, management and organisational functions.
  2 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of innovative and contemporary research on the business and management community.
  3 Acquire, interpret and apply specialist functional knowledge in relation to their programme of study (specialist programmes only).

 

 

Goal Five: Have developed a range of research skills and project capabilities

 

  1 Plan and complete a major piece of research or project on a contemporary business, financial, management or leadership topic.
  2 Demonstrate skills of analysis and synthesis in the application of research methods to the exploration of contemporary business and management issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student ID:                                                            Marker:                                                                 Programme of Study:                                                             
Performance Area  

Does Not Meet Standards

 

 

Meets Standards

 

Exceeds Standards

0-39% 40-49% 50-59% 60-69% 70-79% 80-89% 90-100%  
(A)-  1,500 word academic essay consolidating your knowledge

and understanding of issues and challenges facing your target profession/

industry/sector

 

 

40%

 

Completely Insufficient: Essay not submitted OR work giving evidence of serious academic misconduct (subject to regulations in ARNA Appendix 1) OR work showing no evidence of the knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to level 7.

 

Evidence of knowledge and understanding of issues and challenges facing target profession/industry/

sector is insufficient. Very limited evidence of research (e.g., you provide few references). Target profession/industry/

sector is unclear. Large sections are irrelevant to the essay topic. Essay structure requires significant improvement.

Adequate evidence of knowledge and understanding of issues and challenges facing target profession/industry/

sector. An introduction and conclusion are provided, and relevant challenges and issues have been identified. However, large sections of your essay are descriptive, and additional supporting sources are required in parts.

 

Good evidence of knowledge and understanding of issues and challenges facing target profession/industry/

sector. You have provided a good overview of your target profession/industry/

sector and references are used to good effect for identification of relevant challenges and issues. Some indication of future implications of these challenges and issues for the industry/sector.

Very good evidence of knowledge and understanding of issues and challenges facing target profession/industry/

sector. Identification of challenges and issues is supported with relevant academic and professional sources, and there is a very good attempt to critically evaluate this literature.

 

 

Excellent evidence of knowledge and understanding of issues and challenges facing target profession/industry/

sector. Several relevant challenges and issues have been identified, and relevant future implications for target profession/industry/

sector are offered. Critical appreciation of academic and professional sources is excellent.

 

 

Outstanding evidence of knowledge and understanding of issues and challenges facing target profession/industry/

sector. A wide range of sources have been utilised critically and creatively to identify a range of relevant challenges and issues. Conclusion highlights several future implications of these challenges and issues for profession/

sector/industry. An exemplary piece of academic work providing in-depth discussion and understanding.

 

 
Outcome- A 0-15   16-19   20-23   24-27   28-31   32-35   36-40    

 

Emotional & Cultural Intelligence Marking Criteria

 

 

Student ID:                                                            Marker:                                                                 Programme of Study:                                                             
Performance Area  

Does Not Meet Standards

 

 

Meets Standards

 

Exceeds Standards

0-39% 40-49% 50-59% 60-69% 70-79% 80-89% 90-100%  
(B)- 500 word reflective statement

 

20%

 

Completely Insufficient: Reflective statement not submitted OR work giving evidence of serious academic misconduct (subject to regulations in ARNA Appendix 1) OR work showing no evidence of the knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to level 7.

 

Reflective statement is insufficient. It is lacking in detail and/or does not refer to personal implications of challenges and issues discussed in essay. Large parts of reflective statement are unclear/irrelevant. Adequate reflective statement, however some parts tend to be descriptive rather than reflective. Links between challenges and issues identified in essay and implications for you and your career in this industry/sector could be stronger. Good reflective statement. There is a good attempt to highlight personal implications of the challenges/issues identified in your essay and there is good evidence of reflection on these implications. Overall, you have demonstrated a good understanding of the theory/cases/

literature discussed in your essay.

Very good reflective statement. You have highlighted some useful personal implications of the challenges/issues identified in your essay and there is a very good attempt to support these with evidence. Little description, some very good evidence of honest reflection.

 

Excellent reflective statement. Several links between challenges and issues identified in essay and implications for you and your career in this industry/sector, supported with evidence. Overall, you have demonstrated excellent understanding of the theory/cases/

literature discussed in your essay.

 

Outstanding reflective statement with strong evidence of honest, in-depth reflection. Reflections are consistently and explicitly related to the challenges and issues identified in essay. Demonstrates extensive understanding of theory/cases

/literature discussed in essay, with several personal implications identified and supported with contextual evidence.

 
Outcome- B 0-8   9-10   11-12   13-14   15-16   17-18   19-20    

 

 

 

Student ID:                                                            Marker:                                                                 Programme of Study:                                                             
Performance Area  

Does Not Meet Standards

 

 

Meets Standards

 

Exceeds Standards

0-39% 40-49% 50-59% 60-69% 70-79% 80-89% 90-100%  
(C)- Three minute video clip

 

40%

 

AoL Goal 1, Objective 2 (MLO1) – Have identified your strengths, weaknesses and subsequent areas of development in relation to what employers seek in postgraduate students

 

Goal 1, Objective 2 (MLO2) – Critically review and develop their inter-personal and intra-personal skills

 

Completely Insufficient: Video clip not submitted OR work giving evidence of serious academic misconduct (subject to regulations in ARNA Appendix 1) OR work showing no evidence of the knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to level 7.

 

Insufficient: Video is of poor quality (e.g., difficult to view/issues with sound). Large parts are irrelevant and

lack detail of specific strengths, weaknesses and areas for development. Little or no steps/action points have been identified. The video is significantly over/under the allocated time limit. The student is not dressed professionally and/or has not recorded the video in an appropriate setting.

Video is adequate however some areas are generic. For example, there is little reference to the target profession/industry/

sector, or strengths, weaknesses and areas for development do not appear to be related to target position. More evidence required to support discussion of strengths, weaknesses and areas for development. Steps/action points may be vague/unrealistic/not related to target position. Video is within the allocated timeframe. The student is dressed professionally and has recorded the video in an appropriate setting.

 

Video is of good quality. Some strengths, weaknesses and areas for development have been identified and these are supported with relevant evidence. Some useful steps/action points have been identified. Video is within the allocated timeframe. The student is dressed professionally and has recorded the video in an appropriate setting. Video is of very good quality. Very good discussion of strengths, weaknesses, areas for development and steps/action points within the allocated timeframe with attempts to relate this to the challenges and issues identified in essay. Relevant evidence is used to very good effect to support discussion. The student is dressed professionally and has recorded the video in an appropriate setting.

 

Video is excellent. Several strengths, weaknesses and areas for development are offered and these are supported with a range of evidence. Several useful and realistic steps/action points have been identified and explained in the context of the target position and challenges/issues impacting on the industry/sector. The student is dressed professionally and has recorded the video in an appropriate setting.

 

Video is outstanding. Engaging, consistently focused on challenges and issues highlighted in essay, and detailed discussion of strengths, weaknesses and areas for development supported with evidence from both the module activities and a range of previous experiences. The student also provides several realistic and structured steps/action points which are clearly underpinned by self-assessment. The student is dressed professionally and has recorded the video in an appropriate setting.

 

 
Outcome- C 0-15   16-19   20-23   24-27   28-31   32-35   36-40    
 

Overall Mark [A+B+C]=

 

 
Additional Comments:

 

 

 

 

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