MBA Final Exam – Financial Risk Management
Action Learning Project – ALP
Case Study Presentations:
You are required to select 2 organizations which are having global operations. The selection criteria for selecting the organizations should be that the chosen firms should have business operations in more than 50 countries. One of the chosen organizations should be in the manufacturing sector. Examples of manufacturing companies could be in automobile, fast moving consumer goods, electronics, industrial goods etc. The other organization should be in the services sector. Examples of services companies could include financial services, hospitality, health care, courier, travel and related services.
For the two chosen organizations you are required to present the following:
- Brief back ground of the business operations worldwide. (20points)
- The exposures of the firm to different types of financial risks discussed in the class room sessions. (20 points)
- Some of the measures taken by the firm to manage the different types of risks faced. (20 points)
Master of Business Administration
(Post Graduate Level – All Majors)
MBA 602 – Financial Risk Management
Learners must complete the tasks given in the assignment brief. You can request assistance from academic affairs team, about understanding structure of the question paper, mark schemes, how to reference – Harvard Style and grade descriptors. You are expected to adhere to policies and guidelines set out by the center i.e. Lincoln University of Business and Management, which includes word/page/slide count and plagiarism/collusion.
You are required to refer to the guidance notes and assignment brief to present an answer that would fall within the required context.
Learners must seek permission and advice when using organizational / business information that would be considered sensitive or confidential within their assignments. If the organization’s consent is given, and anonymity is a given requirement of the organization, then the learner must respect this.
Assessment Criteria and Mark Sheets
The assignment brief will include the mark scheme along with grade descriptors for you to refer to if needed. The guidance notes before the assignment questions should be used for reference to ensure that you are equipped with the information and formats required. You are requested to obtain necessary advice on assignment context, format and other supporting information to clarify and help understand the requirements.
The assessment criteria and the mark sheets will help you identify how and where the marks have been allocated and allow them to structure their answers accordingly. Please note that you must achieve a minimum of 75% (equal to 4.5 bandwidth out of 6.0) of the total marks to pass this unit.
It is mandatory that you adhere to the specified word count given in the assignment brief within a margin of -/+10%. For certain tasks, the assignment brief may specify the page count depending on the task requirement and, although a word count may not always be applicable for these, the page count must be adhered to always. All tables, charts, diagrams, referencing (in-text) will be considered a part of the assignment word count. Generally, a 10 points answer should have a word count between 250– 350 words.
If the task requires you to make a presentation, the word count will only be applicable to the notes provided. The assignment questions may also specify the number of slides, in which case you are also required to adhere to this.
Any supporting documents used to reinforce your answer, need to be attached at the end of the report as appendices. Such supplementary material will equip the examiner with the required background knowledge on the information provided within the report. However, these will not be considered for grading nor as part of the word/page count.
All assignments submitted with clear disregard for the stipulated page/word counts may be discounted, and you may have to resubmit your work for assessment pending revision/review of your work.
Referencing and Professionalism
To ensure that you follow a professional stance always, you must:
- Use the Harvard system of referencing for all citations and references (including in-text). More help on ‘How to reference – Harvard Style’ is available in your study material. If you need more help,
- Use professional, formal English in presenting your work
- Refrain from writing in a first-person perspective (i.e. ‘I’, ‘We’, ‘Me’, etc. should not be used within the answer).
You should bear in mind that marks are awarded for professional format and presentation, and that considerable marks can be awarded for validity and quality of referencing. Therefore, referencing and professionalism will be assessed in every task.
Plagiarism and Collusion
Plagiarism and collusion will be considered an academic offence and will be dealt with as a serious issue.
Plagiarism can be defined as: the presentation of the work of another author without appropriate referencing and/or attribution (leading to the false assumption that the learner is the originator of the text).
Collusion can be defined as a circumstance in which: two or more learner’s present work with distinct similarities in concept and ideas.
You may use ‘free plagiarism tool’ (available on internet) to assess ‘similarity index’ between your work and work that has been published elsewhere.
Excessive referencing (i.e. where unneeded/irrelevant) will also be considered an academic offence, which will lead to you being penalized in marks awarded for structure and format of your work or, in serious cases, leading to the work of you being discounted as unfit for assessment. Such matters will be decided by the controller of examination along with Program Director.
All your assessments (online activities, assignments, final exam, projects, etc.) are subject to plagiarism check which is generally done by the controller of examination.