BPP Coursework Cover SheetPlease use the table below as your cover sheet for the 1st page of the submission. The sheet shouldbe before the cover/title page of your submission. ProgrammeMSc ManagementMSc Management with Project ManagementModule nameBusiness ProjectSchedule TermStudent Reference Number (SRN)Report/Assignment TitleDate of Submission(Please attach the confirmation of anyextension received)Declaration of Original Work:I hereby declare that I have read and understood BPP’s regulations on plagiarism and that this is myoriginal work, researched, undertaken, completed and submitted in accordance with the requirementsof BPP School of Business and Technology.The word count, excluding contents table, bibliography and appendices, is ___ words.Student Reference Number: Date:By submitting this coursework you agree to all rules and regulations of BPP regarding assessmentsand awards for programmes. Please note, submission is your declaration you are fit to sit.BPP University reserves the right to use all submitted work for educational purposes and mayrequest that work be published for a wider audience.BPP School of Business and Technology MSc ManagementMSc Management with ProjectManagementBusiness ProjectCoursework Assessment BriefSubmission mode: Turnitin online access1. General Assessment Guidance Your summative assessment for this module is made up of this 5000 word submission whichaccounts for 100% of the marksYou are required to submit all elements of your assessment via Turnitin online access. Onlysubmissions made via the specified mode will be accepted and hard copies or any other digitalform of submissions (like via email or pen drive etc.) will not be accepted. For coursework, the submission word limit is 5000 words. You must comply with the word countguidelines. You may submit LESS than 5000 words but not more. Word Count guidelines can befound on your programme home page and the coursework submission page. Do not put your name or contact details anywhere on your submission. You should only putyour student registration number (SRN) which will ensure your submission is recognised in themarking process. A total of 100 marks are available for this module assessment, and you are required to achieveminimum 50% to pass this module. You are required to use only Harvard Referencing System in your submission. Any content whichis already published by other author(s) and is not referenced will be considered as a case ofplagiarism.You can find further information on Harvard Referencing in the online library on the VLE. You canuse the following link to access this information: http://bpp.libguides.com/Home/StudySupport BPP University has a strict policy regarding authenticity of assessments. In proven instances ofplagiarism or collusion, severe punishment will be imposed on offenders. You are advised toread the rules and regulations regarding plagiarism and collusion in the GARs and MOPP whichare available on VLE in the Academic registry section. You should include a completed copy of the Assignment Cover sheet. Any submission withoutthis completed Assignment Cover sheet may be considered invalid and not marked.2. Assessment BriefIntroductionThis business project assessment will require a 5000-word consultancy report on your chosencompany. Your chosen company is your client who has asked you to provide the consultancy report.The report should cover the following key areas:1. Introduction2. Challenges / problems the client is facing: Identified issues with how this is connected to thecurrent affairs. Plus, an examination of the problem from the consultant’s perspectives3. Purpose of the report4. Stakeholder analysis – need to analyse how current issues are impacting on stakeholders.5. Evaluation and analysis with secondary data6. Recommendations / solutions to the problem.You are required to show your understanding of the importance of strategy in business. You will alsoneed to discuss how your project would impact stakeholders and provide relevant recommendationsor solutions which could be of value to your chosen organisation.Business Consultancy Report StructureThe following structure reflects a common way of organising final business reports. You are advisedto follow this structure, but you can adapt it to reflect the exact nature and details of your project inliaison with in-class supervisors. BPP Declaration Page Title page Table of contents List of figures/tables/abbreviations – if required Executive summary Introduction Challenges / problems the client is facing: Identified issues with how this is connected to thecurrent 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. Evaluation and analysis with secondary data Recommendations / solutions to the problem. Harvard references Appendices (if required)The whole report should be 5,000 words. The front cover, table of contents, bibliography, andappendices are not included in this limit.Word Count BreakdownYour total word count for the business project is 5000 words. It is important that you ensure youcover each section thoroughly. In order to do this, it is recommended that you allocate anapproximate word count to each section of the project. Below is an example you could use: Section of the reportApproximate word countExecutive summary500Section 1. Introduction300Section 2. Challenges / problems the client is facing500Section 3. Purpose of the report100Section 4. Impact of research on stakeholders600Section 5. Evaluation and analysis of secondary data2000Section 6. Recommendations and conclusion1000Total5000 Please note that the above word count is an approximation and should only be used as a roughguide.Breakdown of MarksThis business project will be marked out of a total of 100.The table below shows the mark breakdown for each section. Each section is assessed based on theMarking Criteria which can be found at the end of this assessment brief. Section of the reportMarks breakdownExecutive summary10Section 1. Introduction5Section 2. Challenges / problems the client is facing10Section 3. Purpose of the report10Section 4. Impact of research on stakeholders15Section 5. Evaluation and analysis of secondary data30Section 6. Recommendations and conclusion15Presentation, grammar and punctuation, referencing style and reading5Total100 GuidelinesExecutive SummaryYou are expected to write one page (approximately 500 words) of an executive summary. Theexecutive summary is not to introduce your report but should be a summary of the whole report.You will therefore need to write this after you complete your report.It should include what your identified issues were, and what your purpose of the report was. Youare required to discuss how your report would impact on main stakeholders. You should alsosummarise your critical evaluation results.Your executive summary should be concluded by any recommendations, making up the final part ofyour executive summary.Your readers should be able to understand the focus of your project just by reading the executivesummary.IntroductionYou could write this section with three different areas. The first area can be used to explain thecontext of your consultancy report.The second part could be used to briefly discuss the current issues in your selected company. Thisarea 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 yourreaders can expect to take from your report.Challenge / problems the client is facingYou 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 chosencompany [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 challengesin future because of current affairs.Purpose of the reportYou would need to state the purpose of the report. You could explain why you are evaluatingspecific issues and how this would benefit your client company. Your purpose of the report shouldbe justified by the identified issues established in the section 2. Your purpose of the report will formthe question you later evaluate and suggest recommendations for.Impact of Research on StakeholdersIn this section, you will firstly need to identify who your internal and external stakeholders are inrelation to your report. You will also need to discuss how your project is connected to differentgroups of internal and external stakeholders, and finally evaluate how your project would impactthese stakeholders.Evaluation and analysis with secondary data for your purpose of the reportThis section is to show your critical evaluation skills.You would need to collect secondary data and analyse the data to answer your purpose of thereport. You could include tables or charts using existing data you have collected if you wish to. Youshould ensure that sources of data are referenced correctly.For the critical evaluation, you may be able to use theoretical frameworks or evaluate data youcollected without specific frameworks. However, you need to remember that you would need tocompare and contrast different data and discuss how different data shows different perspective foryour purpose of the report.Recommendations and ConclusionsYour recommendations should be justified by the results of your analysis and critical evaluation, andyou must also ensure that these recommendations are connected to your purpose of the report. Itmay be helpful for your readers if you remind them in this section what your purpose of the reportwas, and how this has been answered by your recommendations.For the conclusion, you will need to address the key issues you have evaluated and how you haveanswered the purpose of your report. You should use evidence from the previous sections tosupport your conclusion.PresentationYou should use the Harvard referencing system throughout the report and make sure there are noerrors in spelling or grammar. You will need to use academic writing and your language should beclear and precise.Your report must use a consistent approach to headings, tables and graphs. Pages should be clearlynumbered, and this should correspond to the page numbers provided in the table of contents.You will need to show a broad range of reading including academic journal articles.Marking Guideline for Students Assignment partDistinctionMeritPassFailExecutive SummaryExcellent summary of entirereport.Readers can understand theentire report including therecommendations.Good summary of entirereport.Readers can understandwhat the report is aboutincluding recommendationshowever some points havebeen missed.Basic summary from thereport.Part of the ExecutiveSummary is included in theintroduction.There is no ExecutiveSummary.A repeat of Introduction.IntroductionA detailed introductionwhich not only sets out whatthe business project aims toachieve but also provides aclear sense of direction.A comprehensive anddetailed outline of theplanned approach for theresearch and a clearrationale of why they havechosen to conduct thisresearch project.A solid introduction whichincludes explaining what thebusiness is aiming to achieveand some basic informationregarding how this will beachieved.A good rationale justifyingwhy this is a credibleresearch proposal should beincluded.A basic induction has beenprovided introducing thebusiness project but lacksdepth and a lack of focus forthe project.A basic rationale justifyingthe research proposal shouldbe included.Basic introduction providedto the business project butnot enough informaton to setthe scene.Limited to no rationalprovided to support theresearch proposal. Assignment partDistinctionMeritPassFailChallenge / problemsthe client is facingClear issues identified withsupporting evidence andanalysis.Excellent discussion andevaluation to identify issueswhich client is facing or mightface in future with supportingreferences.Excellent critical evaluation toprove the connection betweencurrent affairs and issuescompany is facing/would faceand all argument is supportedby appropriate references.Issues identified well withsupporting evidence.Good discussion andevaluation to identify issuewhich client is facing ormight face in future.Good evaluation to show theconnection between currentaffairs and issues company isfacing / would face.An attempt to identify issuesbut there are no clear issuesidentified.Basic discussion to identifyissues.Attempted to connect tocurrent affaris but there isflaws in the argument.No challenges or problemsthe client is facing or willface was discussed.Unclear challenges/problems were discussed.No connection betweenissues and current affairs.Purpose of the reportExcellent purpose of thereport which has been fullyjustified with identifiedissues.A very good connectionbetween purpose of thereport and identified issueshas been demonstrated.Excellent discussion why thepurpose of the report shouldbe answered.Good purpose of the reportwhich has been partlyjustified with identifiedissues.Good discussion why thepurpose of the report shouldbe evaluated. However, stillone or two objectives areunclear.An attempt to design apurpose of the report but it isvague, general or too broad.There is a clear purpose of thereport but not justified withidentified issues.Unclear why the purpose ofthe repor should be evaluated,No purpose of the report.Inappropriate or randompurpose of the report.Inappropriate purpose of thereport. Assignment partDistinctionMeritPassFailResearch impact onStakeholdersIdentified all internal andexternal stakeholders withexcellent evaluation.Showed critical evaluation onhow the report would impacteach stakeholder.A full and extensivestakeholder analysis isincluded.Identified internal and externalstakeholders with goodevaluation but somestakeholders are missed.Evaluated how the reportwould impact on some of thestakeholders.Identified internal and/orexternal stakeholders withoutappropriate evaluation ofimpact.Basic stakeholder analysis hasbeen demonstrated.No stakeholder analysispresented.Attempted stakeholder analysisbut not relevant to the reportEvaluation andanalysis withsecondary data foryour purpose of thereportExcellent level of datacollection and analysis whichincludes both breadth anddepth.Data / information directlylinks to the purpose of thereport.Extremely strong andconsistent argument thatconvincingly addressesissues includinguncertainties and conflicts inthe critical evaluation.The discussion should becritical in nature andA good level of secondarydata and information whichlinks to the report.Evaluation and discussiondemonstrate a goodconnection to the purpose ofthe report.Precision, accuracy and clearreasoning throughout theanalysis, synthesis and/orevaluation addressing allissues appropriately.Evidence of an argumentthat is generally convincingwith good internalconsistency and addressesEvidence shows that somedata was used.Some discussion has beenattempted however this isbasic in nature providinglittle critical discussion andlittle connection to the restof the report.It shows the lack ofconnection to the purpose ofthe report with the datacollected.Evidence of an overallconvincing argument butmay have weaknesses, gapsor inconsistencies.The student has provided nodata or discussion whichattempts to achieve the aimsand objectives of theproject.Lack of consistency orstructure in the argument.Serious weaknesses in theintegration of evidenceand/or no awareness of thelimitations or weaknesses ofthe report/There is a lack of discussionthroughout which adds littleor no value to the project. Assignment partDistinctionMeritPassFailprovides a good evaluationon the findings.The student should alsoinclude limitations as partof the data collectionprocess. This could includelack of time or access toparticipants etc.most issues. Very good useof information gathered tosupport the argument.Broad levels of precision,accuracy and reasoning inanalysis, synthesis and/orevaluation, and addresses allkey issues.Evidence of a consistentargument but may haveweaknesses, significant gapsor be unconvincing.Clear use of informationgathered but may not besufficient to sustain theargument.Recommendationsand conclusionVery well written conclusionwithout errors.Purpose of the report wouldbe answered well in theconclusion.Each recommendation isrealistic and well justified bythe results of evaluation.Recommendations wouldresolve all issues identifiedat the beginning of thereport and will address thepurpose of the report well.Good conclusion is providedwithout repeating previouscontents.Recommendations arerealistic and demonstratesthe connection to the resultsof critical evaluation.Recommendations wouldresolve some of the businessissues identified.Student has provided somerecommendations andconclusion but is basic innature.They do not fully address thepurpose of the report orresearch objectives and donot fully close the project.Suggested recommendationsare realistic but would notanswer the purpose of thereports or resolve identifiedissues adequately.Student has provided norecommendations orconcluding comments.Unrealisticrecommendations provided.Students has provided weaka conclusion.Recommendations areprovided but there is noconnection to the analysis /evaluation.Presentation,Grammar, SpellingExcellent structure andpresentation.Good structure andpresentationAdequate structure andpresentation. There may besome errors in formattingPoor structure andpresentation. Assignment partDistinctionMeritPassFailPrecise, full and appropriatereferences – no errors inreferencing.Precise use of languageexpressing complex thoughtwith clarity, accuracy andprecision which furthers andenhances the argument.There is evidence ofextensive independentreading and research.Wide, broad andcomprehensive reading listwhich includes use ofacademic journals andarticles.Full and appropriatereferences and notes withminor or insignificant errors.Clear and precise use oflanguage allowing a complexargument to be easilyunderstood and followed.Evidence of wider readingand research.Used a good range ofacademic sources –academic articles andjournals.and presentation, but thereport is reasonablyprofessional in appearance.Good references with minoror insignificant errors oromissions.Limited reading and mainreliance is on internetsources, such as Wikipedia,blogs or Google searches.Poor references and noteswith multipleinconsistencies, errors oromissions.Generally understandableuse of language butsignificant errors inexpression affecting overallclarity.Extremely limited readingand heavily reliance oninternet sources, such asWikipedia, blogs or Googlesearches.
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