MOD004160 – Assessment Select, read, research and critically analyse a cover story of Harvard Business Review (Magazine): (Links to an external site.) 1. Please read cover stories featured in the last four issues of Harvard Business Review (Magazine) (Links to an external site.): May/June to Nov / Dec 2021

MOD004160 – Assessment

Select, read, research and critically analyse a cover story of Harvard Business Review (Magazine): (Links to an external site.)

1. Please read cover stories featured in the last four issues of Harvard Business Review (Magazine) (Links to an external site.): May/June to Nov / Dec 2021
2. Select the cover story from one issue that you would wish to critique in your assignment.

3. Apply appropriate theoretical perspectives and themes covered in this module to critically analyse your chosen cover story. In critically analysing the cover story, clearly delineate the implications on business / non-business organisations.

Links to course learning outcomes:

The assessment(s) are designed to encourage students to engage with theoretical concepts and perspectives and use them to analyse evolving and contemporary challenges in international management. By allowing students to critique a cover story from the Harvard Business Review, we aim to embed an interdisciplinary approach to the delivery of the module.

The course learning outcomes for the MSc International Business are provided below:

1. Apply relevant theoretical concepts and techniques to understand complex and constantly evolving international business environment;

2.Acquire and apply knowledge of International Business to a range of complex situations taking into account relationships to and interactions with, other areas disciplines and areas including Organisation Theory, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Marketing and HRM;

3. Critically appraise the relationships among and interconnectedness between organizations and their socio-cultural and institutional context

4. Display critical awareness and systematic understanding of current issues in International Business, which is informed by leading-edge research, and practice in the field;

5. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate techniques sufficient to allow detailed investigation of relevant issues in various disciplines underpinning the course;

6.Exhibit creativity in the application of existing knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to develop and interpret knowledge in International Business;

7.Critically evaluate the uses and limitations of a range of research methods and techniques, both qualitative and quantitative, to select and conduct effective business and strategic research in a international business context;

Criterion

Introduction:

1. Provide a clear and concise introduction of the selected cover story.

Mark Learning Outcome

20%
LO1;LO2;LO3;LO4; LO5
(10)

2.

3.

Criterion Mark

Explain and clearly justify the relevance of the cover story,
and what related key areas/themes your work will address. (10)

Research and synthesis of various literature:
You are required to use a variety of academic and non- 30%
academic sources to engage with the issues and themes

underpinning the selected cover story. (10)
Using the relevant literature, identify, develop, and discuss
your understanding of the main issues / themes and key (20)
debates related to your chosen cover story.

Analysis:
Apply appropriate theoretical perspectives and themes 35%

covered in this module to critically analyse your chosen (20)
cover story. In critically analysing the cover story, clearly

delineate the implications on business / non-business
organisations. In other words, the focus of your critique
and your analysis of the implications, will be determined by
what is appropriate in relation to your specific cover story (15)

Learning Outcome

LO1; LO2;LO3;LO4; LO5

LO1;LO2;LO3;LO4; LO5

Criterion Mark Learning Outcome

Conclusion:

4. Provide a clear and logical conclusion bringing together the issues you explored and analysed.

Summarise they key points of your analysis in the process.

TOTAL MARKS:

15%

(10) LO1;LO2;LO3;LO4; LO5

(5)

100%

Submission of 4000 words written assignment based on critique of a cover story from the HBR. (Links to an external site.)

Submission on: Turnitin®UK GradeMarkLinks to an external site.

NO LATER THAN 2PM ON:

December 14, 2021

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