Coursework Formative Assessment Brief Programme Name: MSc Management Module name: Business Report Submission deadline: Submission mode: Turnitin online access 1. General Assessment Guidance • Your formative assessment for this module is made up of this 1000-word submission which accounts for 0% of the marks • Please note late submissions will not be marked. • You are required to submit all elements of your assessment in one Word document, via The Hub Assessment area. Only submissions made via the specified mode will be accepted and hard copies or any other digital form of submissions (such as via email or pen drive etc.) will not be accepted. • For coursework, the submission word limit is 1000 words, excluding your list of references. You must comply with the word count guidelines. You may submit LESS than 1000 words but not more. Word Count guidelines can be found on the Assessment tab for your module. • Include your student registration number (SRN) which will ensure your submission is recognised in the marking process. • You are required to use only Harvard Referencing System in your submission. Any content which is already published by other author(s) and is not referenced will be considered as a case of plagiarism. You can find further information on Harvard Referencing in the online library. You can use the following link to access this information: http://my.bpp.com/vle/mod/data/view.php?d=223&rid=596 • BPP University has a strict policy regarding authenticity of assessments. In proven instances of plagiarism or collusion, severe punishment will be imposed on offenders. You are advised to read the rules and regulations regarding plagiarism and collusion in the GARs and MOPP which are available on The Hub in the Academic registry section (found via Help & Support). • You should include a completed copy of the Assignment Cover sheet. Any submission without this completed Assignment Cover sheet may be considered invalid and not marked. 2. Assessment Brief This formative assessment has been designed with the intention of providing students an opportunity to tackle tasks and answer questions to get feedback from their tutor, which will prepare them for the summative submission. 3. Task Students are required to complete a 1000-word business report, covering the following key areas: 1. Introduction 2. Challenges / problems the client is facing: Identified issues with how this is connected to the current affairs. Plus, an examination of the problem from the consultant’s perspectives 3. Purpose of the report 4. Stakeholder analysis – need to analyse how current issues are impacting on stakeholders. You are required to show your understanding of the importance of strategy in business. You will also need to discuss how your project would impact stakeholders. Business Consultancy Formative Assessment Structure The following structure reflects a common way of organising final business reports. You are advised to follow this structure, but you can adapt it to reflect the exact nature and details of your project in liaison with in-class supervisors. BPP Declaration Page Title page Table of contents List of figures/tables/abbreviations – if required Introduction Challenges / problems the client is facing: Identified issues with how this is connected to the current affairs. Plus, an examination of the problem from the consultant’s perspectives Purpose of the report Stakeholder analysis – need to analyse how current issues are impacting on stakeholders. Reference list Appendices (if required) Guideline Introduction You could write this section with three different areas. The first area can be used to explain the context of your consultancy report. The second part could be used to briefly discuss the current issues in your selected company. This area will be the summary of next section but you need to set the scene here. The final part of this section will need to include how the report will be structured, and what your readers can expect to take from your report. Challenge / problems the client is facing You could discuss existing or potential future issues caused by current affairs. If you decide to discuss current / existing issue(s), you would need to evaluate why your chosen company [client company] has been facing these issues and connect these issues to current affairs. If you would like to discuss possible future issues which might occur because of the current affairs, you would need to discuss, as consultant’ perspective, why your client company might face challenges in future because of current affairs. Purpose of the report You would need to state the purpose of the report. You could explain why you are evaluating specific issues and how this would benefit your client company. Your purpose of the report should be justified by the identified issues established in the section 2. Your purpose of the report will form the question you later evaluate and suggest recommendations for. Impact of Research on Stakeholders In this section, you will firstly need to identify who your internal and external stakeholders are in relation to your report. You will also need to discuss how your project is connected to different groups of internal and external stakeholders, and finally evaluate how your project would impact these stakeholders.