Assess the relevance, appropriateness and effectiveness of human resource management practices in an international context. Presentation

a. Critically comprehend and discuss the central concepts and principles of
international business
c. Assess and explain the impact of the various geopolitical factors
on the internationalisation of business activities and strategies.
Unit Learning d. Critically evaluate an international business operation from a
Outcomes
addressed:
structural, cultural and ethical as well as leadership and human resources
perspective by applying appropriate theories, models.
e. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the ethical aspects of global
Management
f. Assess the relevance, appropriateness and effectiveness of
human resource management practices in an international context.

COURSE: Master of Business Administration
Unit: Master of Business Administration
Unit Code: BUS511 – Global Management
Type of Assessment: Individual Presentation and reflection (750 words)
a. Critically comprehend and discuss the central concepts and principles of
international business
c. Assess and explain the impact of the various geopolitical factors
on the internationalisation of business activities and strategies.
Unit Learning d. Critically evaluate an international business operation from a
Outcomes
addressed:
structural, cultural and ethical as well as leadership and human resources
perspective by applying appropriate theories, models.
e. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the ethical aspects of global
Management
f. Assess the relevance, appropriateness and effectiveness of
human resource management practices in an international context.
Presentation (30%)
• Depth and breadth of issues covered (10/30)
• Demonstrated level of understanding of issues, including specific,
theoretically-informed insights acquired into the topic (10/30)
• Clarity and coherence of presentation including effective use of media
Criteria for
(10/30)
Reflection (10%)
Assessment:
• Clear reflection and discussion of conceptual and practical
aspects of the preparation of the presentation (5/10)
• Self-evaluation of how the student can improve the outcomes of the
presentation (5/10)
Assessment Task:
This assessment consists of two parts, a presentation and a report.
Part 1. Students will be preparing an individual Power Point presentation
of no more than 15 slides with a voice over recording, addressing the
required questions. (30 marks) and
Part 2. Submit a 750 word reflection on the preparation of the
presentation. Students should note the conceptual as well as practical
aspects of the presentation and its preparation.
Submission Date: Week 11 Online submission to Turnitin
Total Mark &
Weighting: 40%
Students are advised that any submissions past the due date without an approved extension or
without approved extenuating circumstances incurs a 5% penalty per calendar day,
ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION:
Part 1 Presentation:
For this assignment, you need to prepare a 10 min presentation which you will submit with a voice
over recording to Turnitin. You can use up to 15 slides overall for your presentation.
There are many cases where large Multinational Corporations/Enterprises (MNC/Es) have conducted
unethical business affairs in mostly developing or under-developed countries, such as Bangladesh,
India, Nigeria, etc. For instance, labour exploitation of large fashion retailers in Bangladesh,
corruption in the Nigerian oil industry, are some of the many unethical examples of today’s global
business environment.
Address the following questions in your presentation, using examples to illustrate:
1. What kind of ethical conflicts can businesses encounter when conducting their business
globally?
2. In your opinion what are the responsibilities of businesses for the corrupt and unethical
behaviours of their employees, suppliers and subcontractors, and other stakeholders?
3. Do you think businesses should be free to do business on whatever basis is needed to ensure
maximining their sales and profit? What are the unethical consequences of such actions?
4. What can businesses do to overcome and eliminate corruption and unethical business affairs
within their organisation while operating globally? Refer to universal existing practices and
guidelines discussed in the textbook.
In your presentation, you must focus on the key questions and provide answers, solutions,
recommendations, and suggestions based on the relevant key topics, theories and concepts covered
in this course. Using the textbook to support your answers is recommended as well as other
literature researched. All sources need to be referenced with in-text citations on the slides as well as
a reference list at the end. You need to use APA6 style referencing throughout.
You are also expected to use real and relevant examples to support your answers.
The slides should include key points which are discussed and elaborated on in your voice over
recording. Your oral recording includes the detail but should not exceed 10minutes.
Part 2 Reflection
You are required to submit separately a 750-word reflection detailing your experience of preparing
the presentation. You should note the conceptual as well as practical aspects of the experience.
Consider aspects such as the literature research, Power Point presentation and recording
preparation, as well as a self-evaluation of how you could have improved, and what could be done
better in future.
GENERAL NOTES FOR PRESENTATION AND REFLECTION
Presentations should adhere to the general requirements of effective communication. This
assignment would typically include an introduction, main points and conclusion, and will be fully
referenced with in-text citations and including a reference list.
Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count of 750 – generally you may go over
or under by 10%.
GENERAL NOTES FOR REFERENCING
References are assessed for their quality. You should draw on quality academic sources, such as
books, chapters from edited books, journals etc. Your textbook can and should be used as a
reference, but we want to see evidence that you can conduct your own research and find additional
sources. Also, in order to help markers, determine students’ understanding of the work they cite, all
in-text references (not just direct quotes) must include the specific page number/s if shown in the
original. Work that includes sources that are not properly referenced according to the APA6
Referencing style will be penalized.
MARKING GUIDE (RUBRIC):
Your answers would be marked based on the following marking guideline. It’s very important to
present both theoretical frameworks and practical solution to score good marks in the assignment.
PRESENTATION:
Level 1 2 3 4 5
Numeric
Grade
<50% 50% to 64% 65% to 74% 75% to 84% >85%
Depth and
breadth of
issues covered
(10/30)
Failed to
articulate
basic
knowledge of
what has
been asked.
Preliminary
outline and
description on
what has
been asked
Demonstrate
the answer
with relevant
theoretical
perspective/s.
Integrate and
arrange
Relevant
theoretical
perspectives
and
example/s.
Construct and
Compare
arguments,
Make
judgement.
Demonstrate
level of
understanding
of issues,
including
specific,
theoreticallyinformed
insights
acquired in
the topic
(10/30)
Demonstrated
a lack of
critical
thinking of
the case.
Principles
were not
applied,
missing
sources.
Demonstrated
limited critical
thinking of
the case and
apply a few
principles
lacking
sources.
Demonstrated
some
measure of
critical
thinking of
the case and
apply some
principles
with sources.
Demonstrated a
competent level
of critical
thinking of the
case and
correctly apply
some principles
with sources.
Demonstrated
clear critical
thinking of the
case and
correctly apply
principles with
sources.
Clarity and
coherence of
Presentation
Including
effective use
of media
(10/30
Learning is
not presented
clearly,
and/or not
within the
time frame
provided
Learning is
presented
clearly, in the
time frame
provided
Learning is
presented
creatively,
and clearly, in
the time
frame
provided.
A cohesive
Presentation
with sufficient
detail provided
Learning is
presented
creatively, and
clearly, with use
of multiple
modes of
communication,
in the time
frame provided.
Learning is
Presented
creatively, and
clearly, with
use of multiple
modes of
Communication
to support
Audience
engagement, in
the time frame
provided.
REFLECTION:
Level 1 2 3 4 5
Numeric
Grade
<50% 50% to 64% 65% to 74% 75% to 84% >85%
Clear
specification
and
discussion of
conceptual
and
practical
Aspects of
the
presentation
(5/10)
Failed to
articulate
basic
knowledge of
what has
been asked.
Preliminary
outline and
description on
what has
been asked.
Demonstrate
the answer
with relevant
theoretical
perspective/s.
Integrate and
arrange
relevant
example/s.
Construct and
compare
arguments,
make
judgement.
Selfevaluation of
how the
student’s
presentation
could
have been
improved, and
how
the outcome
of the
presentation
as a whole
could
have been
(5/10)
Limited
reflection and
selfawareness
resulting in a
poor
presentation
Demonstrated
limited
reflection on
the practices
and process of
the
presentation
preparation
Demonstrated
Some
reflection on
the practices
and process to
improve the
outcome of
the
presentation.
Demonstrated
a competent
level of
reflection with
critical thinking
evident and
recommendation
on how
outcomes could
be improved
Demonstrated a
detailed and
thorough
reflection on how
the presentation
could have been
improved with
critical analysis
evident.
Valid
recommendation
evident