About Your Final Assessment
You are required to work individually to conduct a piece of international business research that identifies significant international business issues that a specific company (ideally yours) is currently facing, and which proposes solutions to those issues. You are allowed to select a single issue or a combination of various issues that may be related to the various topics/theories/concepts covered during the course. Just bear in mind that there is a trade-off between breadth and depth, i.e. the more topics you attempt to cover the higher the breath but the lower the depth. The choice is ultimately yours, bearing in mind that the report’s word limit is 2,500 words.
You should discuss your choice of company/topics/issues with the tutors before the end of week 6.
You are required to conduct your research, which is likely to require primary and/or secondary data collection, data analysis by using relevant theoretical frameworks and concepts covered in the various units of this module, and then to produce a report that addresses the following aspects:
What are the most significant international business issues/challenges currently facing your company?
How are they affecting the company and what forms do these impacts take?
How should the company address these issues/challenges?
The assignment should be submitted electronically through Canvas by 12:00 noon (midday) UK time on Monday 27th February 2017.
The project should be 2,500 words in length (not including references and appendices). Significantly exceeding the word limit (+10%) will result in marks being deducted.
Write the report in Word (Times New Roman font,12pt) as this will provide you with the word count functionality, save as a .doc or .docx file.
Use the ‘Acrobat’ tab in the Word document and select ‘Create PDF’.
Save the PDF using the naming convention (fill in group number): [Student ID#]_MBA International Business_Final Assignment.
The project should contain full references using the Harvard method of referencing.
The assignment will be worth 70% of your total grade for the module.
For details of the assessment criteria see the Individual Assessment Criteria Rubric.
The Harvard referencing system must be used.
A full reference list must be included with your assignment. This reference list is excluded from the word count.
Plagiarism is unacceptable; please familiarise yourself with the University’s guidelines.