MBA603: Company Introductions

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Company Introductions

FluentWorlds

FluentWords is a start-up company that has made major breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create a speech recognition and 3D modelling creating immersive worlds that helps students to learn English.  AI is one of the fastest growing fields in technology, promising to create major breakthroughs to solve challenges facing the world today.  The company has seen a 300% increase in revenue in the last years which is evidence of its potential in the future. The number of subscribers continues to grow matching growing revenues. It has also created partnership with mobile telecom providers to increase market reach.

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MBA603: Company Introductions

Assessment Information
Subject Code: MBA603
Subject Name: New Venture Capital Raising
Assessment Title: Assessment 3: Review and Assess Investment Opportunities (Group)
Weighting: 20%
Total Marks: 100
Word Limit: In-Class (F2F): 10 minute presentation (12 slides maximum)
In-Class (Online): 10 minute online presentation (12 slides maximum)

Submission: In Class; Upload slide deck to TurnItIn

Assessment Description
The purpose of Assessment 3 is to analyse two different investment opportunities that are currently on
equity crowdfunding / investment platforms and determine the company that you would invest in. MBA603: Company Introductions. The two
companies to evaluate will be sent to you in Week 7 via the Subject Announcements (portal).
In week 8, your lecturer will divide you into teams of 3 – 4 people. You team is required to create a 10-
minute presentation on the pros and cons of each company from an investor point of view and then decide
which one your team would invest in (NOTE: there is no requirement that you have to invest in either of
the companies). Understandably, you may not have all the information you want from a due diligence
perspective, but based on the information you have been given, analyse each opportunity.
Some of the aspects to take into consideration are, but not limited to:
• Management is capable and motivated
• Market demand is as expected
• Production is scaled up as planned
• Competition is held at bay
• IP is defendable
• Liability and litigation is avoided
• Company has sufficient capital
• Existing customers are able and willing to pay
Success Probability
Each person on the team will be expected to speak in the presentation.
For this assessment, there is no minimum number of references.

Assessment Information

Submission mode
Face to Face Students
You will have 90 minutes in-class to prepare with your team. Your team will have to 10 minutes to
present. Your lecturer will stop you at 10 minutes whether you are finished or not.
Online Students
You will have 90 minutes in-class (via Zoom) to prepare your 10-minute presentation. Your lecturer will
stop your presentation at the 10 minute mark whether you are finished or not.
Important Study Information

Late submission policy
Number of days Penalty
1 – 9 days 5% per day for each calendar day late deducted from the allocated

marks of the assignment. MBA603: Company Introductions.

10 – 14 days 50% deducted from the allocated marks of the assignment.
After 14 days Assignments that are submitted more than 14 calendar days after the due date

will not be accepted and the student will receive a mark of zero
for the assignment(s).

Note Notwithstanding the above penalty rules, assignments will also be given
a mark of zero if they are submitted after assignments have been returned
to students
Academic Integrity Policy
KBS values academic integrity. All students must understand the meaning and consequences of
cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Academic Integrity and Conduct Policy.
For details on academic integrity policies and penalties, the reassessment process, and the appeals
process, please refer to http://www.kbs.edu.au/current-students/student-policies/.
Word Limits for Written Assessments
Submissions that exceed the word count by more than 10% will cease to be marked from the point at
which that limit is exceeded.
Study Assistance
Students may seek study assistance from their local Academic Success Centre representative or refer to the
study help on the MyKBS Academic Success Centre page. You can find this by clicking on the top page. MBA603: Company Introductions.
toolbar:

My Services>Academic Success Centre>Study Support Resource

Assessment Marking Rubric
Criteria F (Fail)
0%-49%

P (Pass)
50%-64%

CR (Credit)
65%-74%

D (Distinction)
75% – 84%

HD (High Distinction)
85%-100%

Mark

Assessment Content (Subject Specific) OUT OF 80 MARKS
Introduction Introduction was not included. Introduction was vague. Introduction covered basic

overview.

Very good introduction with clear
overview.

Excellent introduction with clear
and thorough overview.

/ 10

Company #1 Evaluation No evaluation and due
diligence of the company.

Vague evaluation and due
diligence of the company.

Good evaluation and due
diligence of the company. More
depth needed.

Very good evaluation and due
diligence of the company.

Excellent evaluation and due
diligence of the company. Very
thorough analysis with justifications.
/ 30

Company #2 Evaluation No evaluation and due
diligence of the company.

Vague evaluation and due
diligence of the company.

Good evaluation and due
diligence of the company. More
depth needed.

Very good evaluation and due
diligence of the company.

Excellent evaluation and due
diligence of the company. Very
thorough analysis with justifications.
/ 30

Recommendations /
Justification / Conclusion

Recommendations and
conclusions were not
addressed / included.

Recommendations and
conclusions were included
but vague.

Recommendations and
conclusions were sufficiently
addressed.

Very good recommendations
and conclusions though could
have been clearer.

Excellent and thorough
recommendations and conclusions.

/ 10

Structure Format and Presentation (Consistent across all courses) OUT OF 20 MARKS
Answer clearly and logically
presented

Writing style is unclear;
lacks logical flow and
structure

Writing style lacks some
clarity; some flaws in logical
flow and structure

Writing style is mostly clear;
Generally logical flow and
structure

Answer presented mostly clear
and logical

Answer presented very clear and
logical.

/ 4

Appropriate theory and
research used to answer
question posed

Inappropriate and outdated
theory and research used

Adequate theory and research
used; Some research dated.
Met minimum standards,

Good theory and research
used. Current. Could have had
more in-depth research.

Very good and in-depth theory
and research used; current
and thorough.

Excellent and current theory and
research used; Depth of research
exceeded expectations

/ 4

Correct academic writing
style used, including
correct spelling, grammar
and punctuation

Non-academic writing style,
lacks clarity and has no flow.
No structure. Many spelling
and grammatical errors.

Writing style is non-academic
though is clear; minor flow and
structure issues. Spelling/
grammatical errors.

Academic writing style is clear;
good flow, some structure
issues. Some spelling or
grammatical errors.

Clear academic writing style
with very good flow and
structure. Minor spelling or
grammatical errors.

Academic writing style is very
clear with sound flow and
structure. No spelling or
grammatical errors.

/ 4

Format of answer
consistent with question
requirements and KBS
guidelines

Format of answer does not
follow KBS guidelines of
the question requirements

Format of answer adequately
meets question requirements;
KBS guidelines inconsistent

Format of answer meets
question requirements and
KBS guidelines; some errors

Format of answer consistent with
question requirements & KBS
guidelines; a couple of errors

Format of answer exceeds
question requirements and KBS
guidelines; no errors

/ 4

In-text referencing and
reference list follows
Harvard style and
consistent with KBS
guidelines

None or very few sources
are acknowledged. Does not
follow Harvard style nor KBS
guidelines. (0)

Acknowledged few sources in
text and reference list. Few
citations & references follow
Harvard style. KBS guidelines
rarely adhered to. (1)

Acknowledged some sources
in text and reference list.
Inconsistent use of Harvard
style. Some KBS guidelines
adhered to. (2)

Acknowledged most sources
in text and reference list. Most
citations and references follow
Harvard style. Most KBS
guidelines adhered to. (3)

Acknowledged all sources in text
and reference list. All citations and
references follow Harvard style.
All KBS guidelines adhered to. (4)
/ 4

Comments: /100

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