NX0472 / LD0472 / AT7013 2019-20 Developing Global Management Competencies I – BI Strand

 

Module Code: NX0472 / LD0472 / AT7013 2019-20
Module Title: Developing Global Management Competencies I – BI Strand
Distributed on: Teaching Week 1/2
Weighting: This coursework accounts for 50% of the total mark for this module
 
Submission of Assessment:
Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA) applies – please note that assignments will need to be submitted electronically by the given deadline via Turnitin. The Turnitin link will be made available on the module’s eLP (Blackboard) site.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your assignment arrives before the submission deadline. See the University policy on late submission of work (the relevant extract is set out below).
 
 
Hand in Dates & Weightings:
BI Assignment (component for overall module assessment, and worth 50% of module mark) – hand-in date is published by the faculty office;
1.     Report submission deadline is 12:00 noon on Thursday 16th January 2020

 

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.
These components of the assessment are for the BI strand of the module with a total weighting of 50%. The assignment for this strand of the module (Business Intelligence – BI) is an individual report – further detail is below. The assignment is designed to allow students to demonstrate skills learnt in both strands of the module and to be delivered using methods commonly used in the workplace. Note: all components of the assessment must be attempted.
 

Module Learning Outcomes (MLOs)

At the end of the module the student will:

  1. Demonstrate competence in application of contemporary analytical methods and tools for the evaluation and modelling of complex business requirements (BI Strand – assessed in this assignment [MLO1]

 

Assessment Overview

Assignment (50% of module mark): Individual Assessment – This is an individual assignment which include developed Excel dashboard and 2000-word report.
You have been appointed as a Business Analyst in charge of Newcastle United Football Club (FC) performance review. You are expected to submit a report that will critically appraise your chosen department, sector or area of interest for Newcastle United FC by implementing and deploying a Business Intelligence/Data Analytics System (using Microsoft Excel).
 
 

Assignment 2 Brief (Individual – 50% of module mark) – [assessing MLO1 & MLO2]

This report should include the following key elements:
 

  1. An introduction to the problem/opportunity statement regarding Newcastle United FC [10%]
  2. Theory (from lectures) to link problem/opportunity statement [20%]
  3. Evidence of knowledge of key business intelligence/data analytics systems (developed dashboard MS Excel) [30%][MLO1]
  4. Critical analysis and justification of developed dashboard (MS Excel) [20%]
  5. Conclusion and recommendations for the successful implementation and use of a BI / DA solution in Newcastle United FC [10%]
  6. Clarity of expression. The report must be supported by academic references and examples and include a single reference list [10%].

Your report should conform to the following specification:

  • Use the MS Excel template provided (insert all required worksheets, including dashboard).
  • The assignment should be submitted electronically.

 
 

Word limits and penalties for assignments

The word count is to be declared in the template provided. The word count does not include:
 

·  Title ·  Reference list ·  Any worksheets besides the Executive summary report ·  Appropriate tables, figures and illustrations

 
 
Please note, in text citations [e.g. (Smith, 2011)] and direct secondary quotations [e.g. “dib-dab nonsense analysis” (Smith, 2011 p.123)] are included in the word count.
If the assignment is within +10% of the stated word limit no penalty will apply.
If the word limit of the individual report exceeds the +10% limit, 10% of the mark provisionally awarded to the assignment will be deducted. For example: if the assignment is worth 70 marks but is above the word limit by more than 10%, a penalty of 7 marks will be imposed, giving a final mark of 63.
If the word count is falsified, students are reminded that under ARNA regulations this will be regarded as academic misconduct.
 

Submission of Assessment & Feedback:

Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA) applies: please note assignment will need to be submitted electronically by the given deadline via Turnitin. The Turnitin link will be made available on the module’s eLP (Blackboard) site.
 
Individual Work (Assignment) – the assignment must be submitted electronically via the EMA system using Turnitin on the eLP (Blackboard).

NX0472 / LD0472 / AT7013 2019-20 Developing Global Management Competencies I - BI Strand

NX0472 / LD0472 / AT7013 2019-20 Developing Global Management Competencies I – BI Strand


 
Summative Feedback – you will be provided with a mark and feedback on your performance, which will include any actions to be taken to improve performance. This will be returned to you via the same system used for submission of the assignment i.e. EMA system.
Formative Feedback – will be provided during the workshops / seminars throughout the semester in order to feed forward into the final report.
 

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.
 
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 a working day is 12noon the 24-hour late submission allowance will end at 12noon on the next working day
 
These provisions apply to all assessments, including those assessed on a Pass/Fail basis.
 

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 their personal strengths and weaknesses and the ability to engage in continuing self-development
 
  2. Demonstrate the development of inter-personal and intra-personal skills.
 
 
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3. Demonstrate 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 an appropriate 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
 
  2. Demonstrate decision making, problem solving and project management skills
 

 
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 individual piece of research on a contemporary business, 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Assignment Marking Scheme & Feedback

Performance Area*
Student Demonstrates
0-39%
Standard Not Met 1
40-49%
Standard Not Met 2
50-59%
Meets Standard 1
60-69%
Meets Standard 2
70-79%
Exceeds Standard 1
80-89%
Exceeds Standard 2
90-100%
Exceeds Standard 3
 
(A)           An introduction to the problem/opportunity statement regarding Newcastle United FC [10%]
A clearly insufficient introduction is given, with the rationale and organisational link not explicit or argued. There are large gaps in understanding An insufficient introduction is given. The rationale and organisational links need to be more explicit. There are gaps in understanding An adequate introduction, providing some rationale for the case-study, but the evaluative and contextual links could be stronger A good introduction, providing a clear rationale for the case-study, with some good evaluative and contextual links provided A very good introduction, providing a very clear rationale for the case-study, with some very good evaluative and contextual links provided An excellent introduction, providing an excellent rationale for the case-study, with excellent evaluative and contextual links An outstanding introduction, providing an exemplary rationale for the case-study, with outstanding evaluative and contextual links
Outcome – A 0-3   4   5   6   7   8   9-10  
(B)  Theory to link problem/opportunity statement [20%]
      Goal 3 Objective 1
 
A completely insufficient theory to link problem/opportunity statement An insufficient theory to link problem/opportunity statement  
An adequate theory to link problem/opportunity statement
 
A good theory to link problem/opportunity statement
 
A very good theory to link problem/opportunity statement
 
An excellent theory to link problem/opportunity statement
 
An outstanding theory to link problem/opportunity statement
Outcome – B 0-7   8-9   10-11   12-13   14-15   16-17   18-20  
(C) Evidence of knowledge of key business intelligence/data analytics systems (developed dashboard MS Excel) [30%]
     Goal 3 Objective 2
 
A completely insufficient knowledge of key business intelligence/data analytics systems An insufficient knowledge of key business intelligence/data analytics systems An adequate knowledge of key business intelligence/data analytics systems  
A good knowledge of key business intelligence/data analytics systems
A very good knowledge of key business intelligence/data analytics systems An excellent knowledge of key business intelligence/data analytics systems An outstanding knowledge of key business intelligence/data analytics systems
Outcome – C [MLO1] 0-7   8-9   10-11   12-13   14-15   16-17   18-20  
(D) Critical analysis and justification of developed dashboard (MS Excel)  [20%] A completely insufficient understanding of the business / data analyst skills needed for a BI / DA system is demonstrated An insufficient understanding of the business / data analyst skills needed for a BI / DA system is demonstrated An adequate understanding of the business / data analyst skills needed for a BI / DA system is demonstrated  
A good understanding of the business / data analyst skills needed for a BI / DA system is demonstrated
A very good understanding of the business / data analyst skills needed for a BI / DA system is demonstrated An excellent understanding of the business / data analyst skills needed for a BI / DA system is demonstrated An outstanding understanding of the business / data analyst skills needed for a BI / DA system is demonstrated
Outcome – D 0-7   8-9   10-11   12-13   14-15   16-17   18-20  
(E) Conclusion and recommendations for the successful implementation and use of a BI / DA solution in Newcastle United FC [10%]  
A clearly insufficient conclusion with a very poor summary of the key points and recommendations
 
An insufficient conclusion with a poor summary of the key points and recommendations
An adequate conclusion providing a reasonable summary of the key points and recommendations for the chosen organisation A good conclusion providing a well- argued summary of the key points and recommendations for the chosen organisation A very good conclusion providing a very well-argued summary of the key points and recommendations for the chosen organisation An excellent conclusion providing an explicit, thoroughly argued summary of the key points and recommendations for the chosen organisation An outstanding conclusion providing an exemplary and fully argued summary of the key points and recommendations for the chosen organisation
Outcome – E 0-7   8-9   10-11   12-13   14-15   16-17   18-20  
(F) Clarity of expression and case-study. The report must be supported by academic references and examples and include a single reference list [10%] A clearly insufficient report layout and
formatting, with little
or no use of citations and reference list
An insufficient report layout and
formatting, with limited use of citations and reference list
An adequate report layout and formatting, with a
reasonable range of citations shown in the reference list
A good report layout and formatting, with a
good range of citations, all shown in the reference list
A very good report layout and formatting,
with an extensive range of citations, all shown in the reference list
An excellent report layout and formatting, with an
extensive range of citations, all shown in the reference list
An outstanding report layout and formatting,
with an extensive range of citations, all shown in the reference list

 

Outcome – F 0-3   4   5   6   7   8   9-10  
Overall Mark Outcomes [A+B+C+D+E+F] =
Further Comments:

 
Postgraduate Goals and Objectives
 

  Not Met Met Exceeded
Postgrad Goal 3, Objective 1 [MLO1] – 1.        Demonstrate competence in application of contemporary analytical methods and tools for the evaluation and modelling of complex business requirements [Based on Outcome C]      

 

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