MGMT5050: Skills for Success as an Executive Beyond Technical ( finance, marketing HR etc) Skills Alone.

Assessment Task Weighting Length
1. Professional blog post
1000 +/-10%
2.Group Assignment – Case
Study Report
2500 words via turnitin
3. Individual Self-reflection
1500 words
4. Participation and Preparation
a)Active and engaged participation in
SDW (min. attendance at 8 to be
eligible) 5%
b) CAW ‘Socrative learning’ activity
c) Self and peer assessment of
contribution to the team
assignment. Note: Only students
who satisfactorily complete the
self and peer team assessment
questionnaire will be eligible for
the contributionmark. 5%
Total 20%
a) across all SDWs
b) 4 x randomly across all CAWs
c) due November 12 at 5pm a via
peer review system on moodle
Assignment 1: Professional Blog Post
Format: Essay must be 1.5 line spaced, 2.5 cm margins,12 Point font (Times New Roman or
Ariel) footer must have ZID and page numbers.
Submission procedure: via TurnItIn box available on MGMT5050 Moodle site.
NOTE: submitting the assignment via TurnItIn includes an online declaration as to the
authenticity of your work. It replaces the need to include a Coversheet on your
assignment. Please see section 4.4 below for more details. Note a cover sheet is different
to a title page
Weighting: 15% of your total course mark
Length: 1000+/-10%. You must have in – text references and must list references/
bibliography at the end of the essay.
Write a 1000 word blog post on discussing the skills for success as an executive beyond
technical ( finance, marketing HR etc) skills alone.
Being able to influence other’s thinking or being a thought leader requires rigour and ability to
write for your ‘audience’. As Professional Skills and Ethics aims to equip you for your future as
an informed responsible business professional, this blog is an informed piece (referenced)
showing you have considered your future and what you will bring beyond your technical skills.
Compulsory reference:
Goleman D, 2013, The Focused Leader: How effective executives direct their own – and their
organizations’ attention, Harvard Business Review, December.
Marking Criteria: (please see marking rubric on Moodle for full descriptions of each criteria)
• Identifies and utilises resources to support analysis
• Structures text logically and coherently
Communicates clearly and concisely
• Presents text professionally and references sources accurately
Assignment 2: Group Project
Format: Case Study Report must be 1.5 line spaced, 2.5 cm Margins,12 Point font (Times
New Roman or Ariel) footer must have ZID and page numbers
Due date: no later than 9.30am Friday November 8 at 9.30 on via Moodle
Submission procedure: via TurnItIn box available on MGMT5050 Moodle site
Each group should nominate 1 member, who will submit the Group assignment on their
behalf- only one member should submit the assignment.
NOTE: submitting the assignment via TurnItIn includes an online declaration as to the
authenticity of your work. It replaces the need to include a Coversheet on your
assignment. Please see section 4.4 below for more details. Note a cover sheet is different
to a title page
Weighting: 30% of your total course mark
Length: 2,500 words +/- 10%; the word count excludes the list of references/ bibliography
and any appendices.
The aim of this project is to enable you to apply important concepts from the course to an
example of business practice, and to practice your case analysis and report writing skills.
The project will help you improve your skills in project management, team dynamics,
research, communication, ethical analysis and report writing.
Approach to the assignment
You will need to form project teams of 3-4 students (wherever workshop numbers allow). All
team members must be in the same SDW and, as far as possible, from diverse
backgrounds. With your facilitator’s help, you should finalise membership of project teams
during the SDW in Week 5.
Your team will write a ‘case study report’ that analyses the assigned case study using
appropriate concepts and theories from the course in addition to other theories that are
appropriate for the issue(s) identified in the case. Teams will also be required to undertake
additional research about the company.
Our experience is that group work is mostly a very positive experience, particularly where
groups have sufficient time and mutually agreed goals. You will have six weeks to work
together on this assignment. While some of the SDWs will provide opportunities to work on
the assignment, you will need to work on the group project both individually and together as
a group outside of class time.
Your team is to work together on planning, researching, analysing, developing, writing,
proofreading and editing your report ready for submission. You are also jointly responsible
for allocating relevant tasks including research, logistical and organisational duties. All team
members should have a similar level of involvement in the research process and in the
organization and writing of team reports.
The teaching team expects each student to fulfil their team commitments. In cases where
this does not occur, the remaining team members may request a reduced (or higher)
grade for the assignment for the non-contributing (or especially hardworking) team
member. This information provided in the Self and Peer Evaluation Process will be taken
as part of the evidence required for an adjustment on final marks.
In the very rare cases where there are severe problems with teamwork, particularly where
this involves the failure of a team member to carry out their responsibilities, then
aggrieved team members should, at the first instance, see their SDW facilitator. Where
this is, for any reason, difficult, you should contact the Lecturer in Charge. It is best, in
these circumstances, to collect and provide documentary evidence such as emails or
diary notes of commitments not fulfilled.
The Lecturer In Charge will be taking a very tough line with any student judged to have
largely failed to fulfil their commitments to their team, unless we receive a timely,
reasonable and documented excuse (medical or compassionate).
Case Study details:
The case study and background conceptual readings will be available via the course
reading list (Loganto) from Week 4.
Reference requirements:
Your group must source and demonstrate the use of a minimum of four (4) additional
academic articles in addition to the weekly extension readings and background
conceptual readings for this assignment. Four academic articles must be source from
the following list of journals:
Academy of Management Journal
Academy of Management Learning and Education
Academy of Management Perspectives
Academy of Management Review
Business Communication Quarterly
Business Horizons
Cross Cultural Management
Employee Relations
Group & Organization
Management Journal of Business
Communication Journal of
Management Education
Journal of Management Information Systems
Organization Science
Organizational Dynamics
Marking Criteria:
• Demonstrates knowledge, and understanding of context and case
• Critically analyses the issues and themes in the case study using appropriate
academic concepts, theories and research
• Proposes solution to the problem(s) based on sound evidence and concepts /
• Structures text logically and coherently
• Communicates clearly and concisely
• Presents text professionally and references sources accurately
Assignment 3: Self-reflection
Format: Self-reflection essay must be 1.5 line spaced, 2.5 cm Margins, 12 Point font (Times
New Roman or Ariel) footer must have ZID and page numbers
Due date: no later than 9:30 AM on Friday November 29 via Moodle
Submission procedure: via TurnItIn box available on MGMT5050 Moodle site
NOTE: to submit the assignment via TurnItIn you will need to make an ‘online declaration’
regarding the authenticity of the work. This online declaration replaces the need to
include a Coversheet on your assignment. Please see section 4.4 below for more
details. Note a cover sheet is different to a title page
Weighting: 35% of your total course mark
Length: 1,500 words +/- 10%. The word count excludes the list of references/ bibliography.
Over the course of this semester we have focused considerable attention on personal
insight and development. This final assignment requires you to reflect on what you
have done in relation to being learning agile using the framework proposed by Mitchinson
and Morris (2014). This is an opportunity to think about you as
a learner inMGMT5050 and how these insights will assist your
continuing success in the MComdegree and in your career.
In your essay, discuss each of the five learning agility factors and what you know
about yourself as a learner. Use a specific example from both a case workshop AND a
skills workshop to support your insight . Finally, reflect on how these insights will
support your professional development in the future.
Compulsory references : (available via Loganto link in Moodle)
Mitchinson A & Morris R, 2014, Learning about Learning agility, Centre for Creative
Leadership White Paper.
Marking Criteria:
• Demonstrates analysis and understanding of compulsory reading plus course
• Quality of personal reflection (eg examining own experiences to illustrate)
• Synthesis of personal reflection and reading to develop insights for future action
• Structures text logically and coherently
• Communicates clearly and concisely
• Presents text professionally and references sources accurately
Active and informed participation in all aspects of your studies is important for your overall
success in the MCom. In MGMT5050, 20% of your final mark is the result of your
participation. There are three components to your final participation mark.
A: Active and engaged participation in Skill Development Workshops
(min. attendance at 8 SDWs to be eligible)
Weighting: 5% of your total course mark
Preparation for, and active participation in, the Skills Development Workshops is a vital
component of the learning in this subject and as such students who prepare and participate
in the classroom will be rewarded. Participation may involve taking part in: activities, small
group discussion, short informal presentations to the class, answering questions, class
Simply attending the Skills Development Workshops without getting involved in discussion
and activities is of little value either to you or your classmates and will result in a minimal
participation mark.
To be eligible for the Preparation and Participation mark you must attend a minimum of eight
(8) SDWs.
Marking criteria:
Attends 8+ Skill Development Workshops and actively
participates in activities, small group and class
discussions. Provides good insights; has clear and
thoughtful views; and supports and argues for but is
open to modifying positions, demonstrates thoughtful
and thorough preparation for class (where appropriate)
Satisfactory Attends 8+ Skill Development Workshops and
participates in activities, small group and class
discussions. Some contribution of facts or opinion,
demonstrates preparation for class (where appropriate)
Unsatisfactory Attends 8+ Skill Development Workshops but is an
unwilling participant, does not prepare for class, is
observed to rarely speak in small group discussion and
never voluntarily speaks in class discussions. For
example: only speaks when directly addressed by the
Does not
Student does not attend 8 Skill Development
B: Case Analysis Workshop: ‘Socrative ’ activity
Weighting: 10% of your total course mark
Preparation for and active participation in the CAWs will provide you with the best
foundation to learn in MGMT5050. Each week (including week 1) there will be a case
study and set readings that you will need to read and prepare before attending the CAW.
In each CAW there will be periods where you are asked to discuss with another person
in the class the allocated case study, and/or apply a particular theory or concept to
analyse the case.
Four (4) times during the semester we will ask you to join a Socrative session and use
your notes from this discussion and submit them to the lecturer.
Students who are unable to attend a CAW through illness or misadventure must contact
the Lecturer In Charge PRIOR TO their CAW and provide supporting documentation
explaining their planned absence to be eligible for an alternative assessment in case a
‘Socrative session’ will be held in that CAW. No alternative assessments will be provided
to students who contact the Lecturer In Charge to explain an absence after their CAW.
Your submission will be graded as either Unsatisfactory, Satisfactory of Superior
Marking criteria
Superior Demonstrates depth of knowledge of case and / or
Satisfactory Minimal answer the question, superficial knowledge of
case and/ or theory.
Unsatisfactory Student not in attendance and/or does not complete
C: Self and peer evaluation
Format: Online survey
Due date & Submission procedure: questionnaire opens November 7 until November
12 at 5pm No extensions are possible
Weighting: 5% of your total course mark
Length: 15 – 20 minutes
Being able to assess your own skills and performance and that of your fellow team members
is an important skill. You will complete an online survey of your own and your team
member’s performance and contribution in the group assignment.
You will be able to view feedback provided by your peers once the survey has closed. The
feedback provided by your peers will be useful for your own personal development, and you
may this as one of the learning experiences you discuss in your self reflection assignment.
The feedback may also be used in conjunction with formal meetings with the teaching staff
and team members, and other evidence to adjust final marks for the group report where
students have either taken on additional work or where students have not contributed
sufficiently to the team project.
More information about the process and evaluation criteria will be available on Moodle and
discussed in the CAWs.
Assignment Submission Procedure
Each individual written assignment will be submitted via the appropriate TurnItIn box on the
course website.
Each group should nominate 1 member, who will submit the Group assignment on their behalf
to the appropriate TurnItIn box.
Submission of the assignment in TurnItIn is taken as indication of your agreement to the
following statement. This electronic consent replaces the assignment cover sheet.
I/we declare that this assessment item is my/our own work, except where acknowledged,
and has not been submitted for academic credit elsewhere, and acknowledge that the
assessor of this item may, for the purpose of assessing this item:
Reproduce this assessment item and provide a copy to another member of the University;
and/or, Communicate a copy of this assessment item to a plagiarism checking service
(which may then retain a copy of the assessment item on its database for the purpose of
future plagiarism checking).
I/we certify that I/we have read and understood the University Rules in respect of Student
Academic Misconduct.
Assessment Feedback
Feedback on student performance from formative and summative assessment tasks will be
provided to students in a timely manner. Assessment tasks completed within the teaching
period of a course, other than a final assessment, will be assessed and students provided
with feedback, with or without a provisional result, within 10 working days of submission,
under normal circumstances.
All assessments will be marked electronically using GradeMark. All feedback and marks will be
available to students via the links on the Moodle site.
Late submissions
Assignments must be submitted on time. A penalty of 10% per day of the marks available for
that assignment will apply for work received after the due date. If you suffer serious illness or
misadventure that affects your course progress you should contact the Lecturer In Charge
as soon as possible. Where this impacts on your ability to meet an assigned deadline you
need top apply for a special consideration as described below. No extensions will be granted
except in the case of serious illness or misadventure or bereavement, which must be
supported with documentary evidence.
Special Consideration
You can apply for special consideration when illness or other circumstances beyond your
control, interfere with your assessment performance (to apply see Special Consideration on
the UNSW Current Students page). Special Consideration is primarily intended to provide you
with an extra opportunity to demonstrate the level of performance of which you are capable.
Special Consideration applications will be assessed centrally by the Case Review Team within
Student Lifecycle. The Case Review team will update the online application with the outcome
and add any relevant comments.
Please note the following:
Applications can only be made through Online Services in myUNSW. Applications will not be
accepted by teaching staff. The lecturer-in-charge/course coordinator will be automatically notified
when you lodge an online application for special consideration.
Applying for special consideration does not automatically mean that you will be granted a
supplementary exam or other concession.
If you experience illness or misadventure in the lead up to an exam or assessment, you must
submit an application for special consideration, either prior to the examination taking place, or
prior to the assessment submission deadline , except where illness or misadventure prevent
you from doing so.
If you sit the exam/submit an assignment, you are declaring yourself well enough to do so and
unable to subsequently apply for special consideration.
If you become unwell on the day of the exam, you must provide evidence dated within 24 hours
of the exam, with your application.
The currentprovisionswill continue forexceptional circumstances, for example, ifa studentfalls
sick during an exam.Other exceptions will continue to be examined on a case by case basis
by the Student Lifecycle team.
Special consideration requests do not allow the awarding of additional marks to students.
Further information on Business School policy and procedure, as well as supplementary
exam dates for the current term, can be found under “Special Consideration” on the Policies
and Support page.
Academic Integrity
As a student at UNSW you are expected to display academic integrity in your work and
interactions. Where a student breaches the UNSW Student Code with respect to academic
integrity, the University may take disciplinary action under the Student Misconduct
To assist you in understanding what academic integrity means, and how to ensure that you do
comply with the UNSW Student Code, it is strongly recommended that you complete the Working
with Academic Integrity module before submitting your first assessment task. It is a free, online
self-paced Moodle module that should take

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