Strategic Analysis; Tools & Techniques Coursework Assignment Assistance

Strategic Analysis; Tools & Techniques Coursework Assignment Assistance

In order to achieve an acceptable turnaround time for assignments and enhance your learning, it is essential that you submit your assignments by the stipulated due date. Given the workplace focus of the assessment tasks, extensions can be requested in special circumstances. You should contact the Course Facilitator, by email, prior to the final submission date to make arrangements. You are advised to keep a copy of the final version of your submission. Assessment and reporting Assessment summary Assessment Task Learning Outcome (s) Due Date Length % of overall grade Portfolio Including a g Week 6 for 3 Blogs on 20% overall Analysis of Blogs Microeconomic Blogs and Analysis Week 10 for Microeconomics of 200 words each plus 400 words of Analysis = 1,000 words (in equal parts for Microeconomics and Macroeconomics) Macroeconomic and Blogs and Analysis 3 Blogs on Macroeconomics of 200 words each plus 400 words of Analysis = 1,000 words Microeconomic Banking Analysis a, b, e Week 8 2,500 words 30% Macroeconomic Industry Analysis c, d, e Week 11 3,000 words 35% Topic Engagement a g Ongoing but 150-200 words for 15% and Participation completed by initial posts Week 10 100 words for critiques More details regarding these assessment tasks and how to utilise study resources to full advantage will be provided during the webinars. General assessment criteria In assessing your performance we are seeking a demonstration of your ability to apply the knowledge you have learned, either to your workplace or other circumstances, in a thoughtful, questioning and critical manner. Reporting results The terms that will be used to specify results in AIM Business School post graduate studies are: HD High Distinction 85 100 % D Distinction 75 84% C Credit 65 74% P Pass 1 55 64% P2 Pass 2 50 54% F Fail 49% or less Providing feedback Your work will be returned to you, with the original attachment sheet, your results and the assessor s comments. Assessment task 1: Portfolio including analysis of blogs Due: Week 6 for Microeconomics and Week 10 for Macroeconomics Word Length: 200 words each on 3 Blogs about Microeconomics with 400 words of Analysis in relation to Microeconomics = 1,000 words on Microeconomics and 200 words each on 3 Blogs about Macroeconomics and 400 words of Analysis in relation to Macroeconomics = 1,000 words on Macroeconomics Value: 20 % Format: Blogs and concise analytical commentary Learning Outcomes: a g Task description You are required to contribute Blogs in relation to the questions asked each week. You are required to choose 3 of your Blogs from Microeconomics and write a 400 word Analysis that relates your chosen Blogs to managerial and leadership work. You are required to choose 3 of your Blogs from Macroeconomics and write a 400 word Analysis that relates your chosen Blogs to managerial and leadership work. Assessment format: Concise report style Assessment criteria Blogs will be assessed on their correct use of the language and concepts of economics and their application to the workplace. In addition, Analysis will be assessed on the insights that are provided to the work performed by managers and leaders using the economic concepts. Assessment task 2: Microeconomic banking analysis Due: Week 8 Word Length: 2,500 words Value: 30 % Format: Report Learning Outcomes: a, b, e Task description The Australian Retail Banking industry comprises 4 major publicly listed banks which together hold over 80% of the market share. The remaining is shared between 20 or so different smaller organisations. You are required to Apply your understanding and concepts from microeconomics, to investigate and summarise the major features which characterise the economics of firms in this industry (500 words) Which of the 4 market structures best describes this industry? Explain (500 words) Describe and analyse the economic and pricing policies that you would expect to find in this industry (500 words) Choose one of the banks in this industry and write your policy recommendations for the pricing of its retail banking products and services (500 words) Write a Conclusion including the insights you have gained from this assessment task (500 words) Assessment format: Concise report style Assessment criteria Each of the 5 questions must be addressed (out of 4 marks each, making a total of 20 of the 30 marks available). Reports will be assessed on their correct use of the language and concepts of economics and referencing from a wide range of sources (out of 5 marks). Reports will be assessed in relation to the logical analysis and concise arguments that are put forward and the degree of insight shown (out of 5 marks). Assessment task 3: Macroeconomic industry analysis Due: Week 11 Word Length: 3,000 words Value: 35% Format: Report Learning Outcomes: c, d, e Task description Select ONE of the following Australian supermarket industry Australian car manufacturing industry Port of Melbourne Corporation Australian domestic airline industry Australian iron ore mining industry Beyond Blue You are required to investigate it in some depth using your understanding of business economics and Estimate its contribution to Australian GDP. What proportion of Australia s GDP does that represent? Explain (500 words) Describe and analyse its relationship with governments (500 words) What do you predict will happen if there are changes in Value of A$ decreases 10%? Australia s inflation rate increases to 5%? Global price of oil increases rapidly to US$100/barrel? Increase in Australia s rate of unemployment to 10%? (500 words) What would you predict if all of these changes occurred together within a year? (500 words) Write a Conclusion, including your insights gained and the recommendations you would make to the CEO if you were employed by a firm in the industry (1,000 words) Assessment format: Concise report style Assessment criteria Each of the 5 questions must be addressed (out of 4 marks each, making a total of 20 of the 35 marks available). Reports will be assessed on their correct use of the language and concepts of economics and referencing from a wide range of sources (out of 10 marks). Reports will be assessed in relation to the logical analysis and concise arguments that are put forward and the degree of insight shown (out of 5 marks)


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