HR 0372 Culture and Organisation

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Module Code:

HR 0372

Module Title:

Culture and Organisation

Distributed on: Teaching Week 1 Hand-in Date: The module hand-in date will be part of a schedule of dates for all assignments to be issued at a later date

Further information about general assessment criteria, ARNA regulations, referencing, and plagiarism can be found on the module’s site on the e-Learning Portal.  Students are advised to read and follow this information.

Instructions on Assessment:

‘The value of a student’s international experience goes beyond purely the acquisition of language – it lies in the ability to see business and personal issues from other than your cultural perspective’ Charles MacLeod, Head of UK Resourcing, Price Waterhouse Coopers 2008

Title: An analysis of the culture of an organization

Your report will apply ONE theoretical framework used in the study of organizational culture to analyze an organization’s culture.

HR 0372 Culture and Organisation

SM0380 Doing Business Globally & Internationally

The analysis will illustrate the culture by focusing on EITHER

  1. An issue (something which the organization has responded to) OR
  2. A particular organizational practice (something the organization does) OR
  3. An event (some particular incident or series of incidents inside the organization) OR
  4. A subunit (an organizational department/division).

You will be able to choose from ONE of six organizations:

Your report will not exceed 3000 words (excluding appendices) and must use the format shown below. The breakdown of marks for each task is shown in brackets:

  • A brief background to the organization and its environment (10 marks)
  • An Introduction to the focus of the report (the practice, issue, event, or sub-unit) (NOTE: WITHIN THIS SECTION YOU MUST INCLUDE A SENTENCE STATING YOUR FOCUS CLEARLY AND SIMPLY) (10 marks)
  • A brief argument that explains/justifies why you have chosen a particular theoretical framework instead of 1 other alternative that you considered but have rejected (10 marks)
  • An explanation of your chosen theoretical framework that you will use to analyze the organization, including its main concepts (20 marks)
  • An analysis of the practice, issue, event, or sub-unit which uses the chosen theoretical framework and concepts (30 marks)
  • Conclusions (including recommendations if necessary) (10 marks)
  • The final 10 marks will be awarded for the structure of the assignment, the quality, and credibility of references, and the use of APA referencing

Management, Work and Society


Please see the TLP for this module for suggested reading. Other reading and resources will be suggested by your seminar tutor as you discuss your ideas with them.

For specific and more detailed guidance you will be able to discuss it in the first instance with your seminar tutor or any member of the module team.

Word limits and penalties for assignments

If the assignment is within +10% of the stated word limit no penalty will apply.

The word count is to be declared on the front page of your assignment and the assignment cover sheet.  The word count does not include:

·       Title and Contents page ·       Reference list ·       Appendices ·       Appropriate tables, figures, and illustrations
·       Glossary ·       Bibliography ·       Quotes from interviews and focus groups.

Please note, in-text citations [e.g. (Smith, 2011)] and direct secondary quotations [e.g. “dib-dab nonsense analysis” (Smith, 2011 p.123)] are INCLUDED in the word count.

If this word count is falsified, students are reminded that under ARNA page 30 Section 3.4 this will be regarded as academic misconduct.

If the word limit of the full assignment exceeds the +10% limit, 10% of the mark provisionally awarded to the assignment will be deducted.  For example: if the assignment is worth 70 marks but is above the word limit by more than 10%, a penalty of 7 marks will be imposed, giving a final mark of 63.

Students are advised that they may be asked to submit an electronic version of their assignment.

Time limits and penalties for presentations

The time allocated for the presentation must be adhered to.  At the end of this time, the presentation will be stopped and will be marked based on what has been delivered within the time limit.

BUS320 Assessment Task 3

Submission of Assessment:

All assignments must be submitted via the Programme Office.  Each assignment must be accompanied by an Assessed Work Form which must be completed in full.  The assignment will not be accepted by the Programme Office unless the form is completed correctly.

Marked assignments will be returned to students.  It is advisable to retain a copy of your assignment for your records.  Your mark will be returned on the Assessed Work Form via the Undergraduate Programme Office.
Mapping to Programme Goals and Objectives:

This assessment will contribute directly to the following Undergraduate program goals and objectives

Knowledgeable about the theory and practice of international business and management


Students will be able to:


1. Acquire knowledge of functional areas of business and management.


2. Acquire knowledge of specialist areas of business.


X 3. Apply their knowledge to business and management contexts.


4. Conduct contemporary research into business and management.


Unit 13: Task 1 – Managing Human Resources

  1. Skillful in the use of professional and managerial techniques and processes


Students will be able to:


1. Provide evidence of self-reflection as a means of informing personal development planning.


2. Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work in a team.


X 3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills.


4. Demonstrate problem-solving skills.



  1. Aware of ethical issues impacting business and professional practice


Students will be able to:


1. Identify an ethical dilemma in a business situation


2. Suggest ethical solutions to this dilemma


  1. Employable as graduates


Students will be able to:


1. In the context of securing graduate employment demonstrate the skills of self-presentation.



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