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ASSESSMENT BRIEF
Subject CodeandTitle MGMT6012ManagementPerspectives
Assessment AssignmentOne:CaseStudy
Individual/Group Individual
Length 2000 WordLimit
LearningOutcomes Criticallyanalysetheroles,functionsthatmanagers
performanddiscussthechallengesandrisksthey
havetoaddressintoday’schangingorganisations
Discusstheimpactofvalues,ethicsanddiversityon
thecultureofanorganisationandtherole,behaviour
andperformanceofmanagerswithinthat
organisation
Submission By23:59(SYDtime)FridayoftheendofModule3
Weighting 40%
TotalMarks 40 marks

Context:
The assessment suite in this subject is designed to provide students with a framework to
understand organisational behaviour, politics and the dynamics of the business
environment. The assessment suite aims to equip students with the necessary skills to
understand the constraints managers and emerging leaders face in developing strategies to
leverage advantages and overcome constraints and barriers in organisations.
Instructions:
Students will individually draw up a case study report on their own organisation, or an
organisation of their choice. The case study will demonstrate an understanding of
organisational theory including organisational ethics and ethical practice. The case study
report should include:
a rationale for the research methodology and organisational theory utilised including
comparisons with alternative theory;
utilisation of appropriate research strategies;
a critical examination of the role of ethics and ethical practice relevant to the chosen
organisation;
a discussion of the role and legitimacy of the management function and how it is
impacted by politics and the social environment;

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incorporating the use of qualitative analysis; and
incorporating the use of several high-quality external sources.
The report is to be limited to 2000 words, exclusive of formal document sections (i.e. title
page, executive summary, table of contents, references list, appendices, etc.), citations,
tables and graphs. Students should submit one file through Turnitin.
There are a number of forms the report could take. The exact form of the report will
depend on the additional research the student will undertake; students should aim for the
demonstration of deep learning, founded on theory through thorough reading of scholarly
literature, rather than on getting any aspect of the brief ‘right.’
Students should commence this assignment early, keep regular backups and ensure they
submit the correct, final version. Students should use this brief as the instruction set for the
assignment requirements. Additionally, the rubric below can be used to describe what
unacceptable, functional, proficient, advanced and exceptional assignments might look like
according to the criteria in the leftmost column of each row.
As this is a Masters level subject, students are expected to engage with high-quality
academic journal articles, using the Torrens University Library. Textbooks, Wikipedia and, in
general, anything that can be obtained through an open Google search page are considered
supplementary material, unbecoming of a postgraduate.
Students should begin their research on the case study method, looking into the
contributions of Robert K Yin.

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Learning Rubrics
There are numerous ways to interpret the assessment brief. This rubric should not be used as a prescription or tick-the-box list of
requirements but as a description of an amalgam of several possible interpretations and the standards they might take. The assessment will
be graded holistically, based on the criteria in the leftmost column. Your interpretation may not match the rubric exactly as you may extend
the requirements, using your initiative to demonstrate your mastery of the subject matter. Additionally, you may demonstrate elements
described in the
Advanced column and still be graded ‘Functional’ for one or more of the criteria (the reverse trend is also possible). Higher
performing submissions will depend on wider reading, rather than on the rubric verbatim.

Assessment
Attributes
Fail(Unacceptable) (Functional) Pass (Proficient) Credit (Advanced) Distinction HighDistinction (Exceptional)
ResearchMethodology
25%
Outlineandjustifythe
researchmethodology
employed
Littleornoappreciationfortheroleof
methodologyinundertakingacasestudy
approach.
Demonstrationofroleof
methodologybuthas
confusedmethodsorhas
providedacursoryor
incompleteaccountof
theemployed
methodology.
Gooddemonstrationof
researchmethodology.
Needsfurther
considerationoftherole
thatmethodologyplays
toastomakeitmore
prominentinthereport.
Excellent
demonstrationof
methodology.A
completeaccountof
methodologyis
provided,which
appropriately
contextualisesthe
report.
Exceptional
demonstrationof
methodologyanda
modelanswerprovided.
Strategies
25%
Applyarangeof
strategiesinvalidating
theoriesinthesubject
Littleornointegrationwiththeoretical
conceptsintroducedinthesubjectorwith
othersfoundwithbroaderreading.
Integrationwiththeoryis
attemptedbutneeds
greaterattentionto
demonstratemastery
withthesubjectmatter.
Goodintegrationwith
theoreticalconcepts
introducedinthesubject.
Somegreater,tighter
integrationisneeded.
Excellentintegration
withtheory,very
wellpresented,
skilfullymanages
cohesionand
paraphraphing.
Exceptionalintegration
withtheoretical
materialfromthe
subjectandwith
broaderreadingthe
studenthasengagedin.
Amodelanswer
provided.

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Assessment
Attributes
Fail(Unacceptable) (Functional) Pass (Proficient) Credit (Advanced) Distinction HighDistinction (Exceptional)
EthicalAcumen
25%
Criticallyevaluate
applicableethical
dimensionsofthecase
study
Ignoranceofethical underpinningsofthe
casestudy.Failstoidentifyethical,cultural
ornormativeframeworkstothecasestudy.
Attemptathighlighting
ethicalconsiderationsis
shownbutneed
considerable
developmenttoascertain
anacceptablelevelof
understanding.
Goodattemptat
demonstrationofethical
considerationsinthe
casestudy.Somegreater
thoughtisneededto
attainmasteryofthe
concepts.
Verygood
demonstrationof
understandingof
ethical,culturaland
normative
frameworks
applicabletothe
casestudy.
Skilfullyincorporates
andmakesethical
considerationsafeature
ofthereport.Aclear
andcomplete
understandingis
demonstrated.
QualitativeAnalysis
25%
Evaluatethecasestudy
scenariowith
appropriatequalitative
analysis
Showslittleornoanalysisofthematerial
broughtforwardforinclusiontothecase
study.
Showsanattemptat
analysingthedata
broughtforwardforthe
casestudybutmayto
bringinfurtherdetail.
Doesnotsynthesisethe
analysisintoacogent
argument.
Goodattemptat
analysingthecasestudy.
Someadditionalor
deeperanalysisis
required.Synthesising
argumentswillenhance
yourthinking.
Verygoodanalysis
ofdatapresentedin
thecasestudy.
Analysisleadsto
worthwhile
considerationsfor
practitioners.
Excellentanalysisand
synthesisofdatafrom
thecasestudy.Theory
andpracticeare
appropriatelybridged
andleavesthereader
withworthwhile
conclusions.