SG5013 – Business Management Internship Placement
Posted on April 12, 2023 by Cheapest Assignment
1.1 Details of Assessment Submission
Reflective Report Coursework (Weighting 100%)
Word Count: 3,000 words
LOs: 1- 8
Learning Outcomes for the module
At the end of this module, students will be able to:
- Define and describe the key operational characteristics of their host organisation (IC/CC)
- Discuss issues facing their host organisation and define the roles and responsibilities of management. (IC/CC)
- Critically evaluate their learning from work placement. (IC)
Subject based practical skills
- Relate academic theory learnt as part of the taught degree to real situations in the workplace (COI)
- Being able to link theory to practice on relevant issues. (COI)
- Successfully apply for, and negotiate a role, placement position or an internship in either the private or public voluntary sector. (IC/CC)
Skills for life and work (general skills)
- Carry out personal skills audit in relation to their work placement and identify any skills gap they may have and how these can be overcome
- Being able to articulate what has been learned from an experience/experience. (SEI/IC)
You are to produce a written assessment that reflects on the learning during the work placement/Internship including application for the role and description of the organisation (totalling 3,000 words). You must ensure that relevant experiential theory is applied to the experience gained on the placement.
A suggested structure for portfolio of work:
Part 1: Preparation for Placement: (Approx. 500 words)
- This will include the brief introduction of the organisation you applied, it’s key business and operational activities, it’s products and services, and the role/position you have applied in the organisation.
- Briefly undertake a skills audit (please download from the module site on Moodle) of your past learning experiences and set out a draft Training Plan of what you expect to achieve on your Placement. This will involve you researching into the type of employment available and will be of interest to you after graduation.
Part 2: Reflective Diary of Placement: (Approx. 1,500 words)
This part must include the following:
Reflective Diary: Include the screenshots of the weekly reflective diary completed on the Career Zone platform in the Appendix area of your report. Keep the sub-headings informative and specific to the element used in this section. This part must also include the application a relevant experiential theory taught in the module to underpin your discussion e.g. Gibbs, Kolb’s experiential learning theory, Dewey etc.
Summary of the activities completed in Learning Pathway section on Career Zone (500 words)
Part 3: Mentor’s feedback form (Appraisal by your Supervisor/Line Manager) (Approx.500 words)
You must provide a copy of your line manager’s completed Mentor Feedback Form (see the template of form in Appendix 3 of this document)
The format and referencing for the assessment.
Your work should be word processed in accordance with the following:
- Font size 12, using a Arial or Calibri or Times New Roman font.
- Line spacing of 1.5 be used. Distribute the text evenly between the margins (Justify).
- The page orientation should be ‘portrait’ (large diagrams and tables can be in landscape orientation if that enables them to fit on fewer pages)
- Margins on both sides of the page should be no less than 2 cm.
- Care should be taken with grammar and spelling and Harvard Style referencing must be followed.
- Pages should be numbered and provide your word count at the start of each section of the report.
This module aims to link undergraduate level learning to the workplace. The focus is on the learning environment. The method of learning, teaching and assessment is based on actual work as far as possible. The emphasis is on reflective practice and the role of effective research to enable improved performance.
(Please refer to the Learning Pathway designed for this purpose at: https://careerzone.uel.ac.uk/service/home.html?currentUserLocale =en_GB)
We strongly suggest that you try to submit all coursework by the deadline set as meeting deadlines will be expected in employment. However, in our regulations, UEL has permitted students to be able to submit their coursework up to 24 hours after the deadline. The deadline is published in this module guide. Coursework, which is submitted late,
but within 24 hours of the deadline, will be assessed but subjected to a fixed penalty of 5% of the total marks available (as opposed to marks obtained). If you submit twice, once before the deadline and once during the 24-hour late period, then the second submission will be marked and 5% deducted. This rule only applies to coursework. It does not apply to examinations, presentations, performances, practical assessments or viva voce examinations. If you miss these for a genuine reason, then you will need to apply for extenuating circumstances, or accept that you will receive a zero mark.
Further information is available in the Assessment & Feedback Policy at https://www.uel.ac.uk/Discover/Governance/Policies-Regulations-Corporate-documents/Student-Policies (click on other policies)
Guidelines to undertake a successful skills audit, follow the below.
- 1. Identify (and describe) the list of your skills
Write down a comprehensive list of skills you have gained from previous or current work experience, education and any personal experiences. It may help to think about specific skills that you have developed during the MSc IBM course at the University.
- Rate your expertise for each of the skills (Confidence)
Using a scale of 1 (being low) and 5 (being high) rate or evaluate how experienced you are with each skill. It is important to be honest with yourself –choose a rating based on what you actually are rather than what you would like to be – as this will help you identify any areas for improvement.
- Evidence/Example of how the skills were developed
Provide example/s of how the skills were developed. It is important to know which situations (like presentations in seminars) have helped the student to develop the specific skill..
- Identify how the skills are transferable to the future employment
You could use example or scenarios related to actual work where the skills developed will be useful for the organisation or to be able to successful in the employment roles.
- Identify any gaps between the skills you have, and the skills required to do your job in the organisation/job
Identify your level of skill and identify any gaps between the skills that you have and anything can be improved to do the job more effectively in future. Again, it is important to be honest with yourself in spotting any gaps, and look at what you need to do to develop the required skills.