Assessment Number 1: Essay (50%)
Assessment Title: Management Decision Making
Assessment Length: 2500 words maximum
|LO1. Critically appraise the key processes involved in management decision-making at all levels within a business organisation and the way in which information and information systems support this decision-making.|
|LO2. Evaluate the structure and function of different types of computer-based information systems that have a role in supporting mangers in their decision making.|
|In a 2,500 word essay, critically appraise the key processes involved in management decision-making at all levels within a business organisation and the way in which information and information systems support this decision-making.|
|Evaluate the structure and function of different types of computer-based information systems that have a role in supporting mangers in their decision making.|
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Your assignment should be of the correct length and presented in a traditional essay format in Standard English.
The points you make should be backed up by Harvard referencing the text and with a full, summative reference list (giving the full Harvard reference)
Secondary Research Level HE6 – It is expected that the Reference List will contain between fifteen to twenty sources. As a MINIMUM the Reference List should include three refereed academic journals and four academic books.
Specific Assessment Criteria:
First class: This piece of work shows evidence of wider research with reference to a number of differing academic viewpoints. The essay has critically appraised the key processes involved in management decision making and evaluated the structure and function of different types of computer-based information systems several reasoned and logical arguments have been developed well and supported by a wide range of appropriately researched theory and literature. Reference to two or more academic models is clear, relevant and informative. Presentation is of a high standard, and in the appropriate essay style. The high number of appropriate sources has been referenced accurately and to a high standard.
Second class: A clear and informative piece of work with evidence of wider research and discussion. The essay has correctly recognised and discussed, all the required external environmental factors which affect the management operation of mega events. Some reasoned arguments have been developed and supported by a good number of sources. Reference to two academic models is clear. Presentation is of a good standard, in the appropriate essay style. A good number of appropriate sources have been referenced well, with most complying with the Harvard style.
Third class: A reasonable attempt has been made at researching the essay but greater in depth discussion and academic debate is required. The essay has recognised the external environmental factors which affect the management operation of mega events, however mostly the discussion is superficial and lacking in any depth. Reference to two academic models has been attempted. Presentation of the essay is limited, and only the minimum of 5 sources has been provided, with at least one academic text and two academic journals included.
Fail: Students who do not meet the requirements of a third class grade will not successfully complete the assessment activity.
See Section 10 Guidelines for the Preparation and Submission of written coursework, which will give you details on how to submit your work electronically. You are required to submit only electronic copies of your written assessments unless your Module Tutor advises you otherwise.
Assessment Number 2: Presentations (50%)
Duration: 15 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions
|Demonstrate a critical understanding of control process techniques, tools and methods required for the development of information systems for competitive advantage.||Assignment 2
|Provide answers to questions based on a given business scenario through synthesis, displaying appropriate academic style and referencing techniques.||Assignment 2