Building Strategic Knowledge

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The CEO is regarded as the president or the boss of an organisation. The CEO decides how organisational rules and laws are enforced and chooses advisors and officials to help run a company. However, the roles and duties of the CEO depend on the size of an organisation. For instance, a manager or the business owner of a small organisation like an independent retail store is responsible for hiring, quality control, purchasing, day-to-day supervisory roles, and training among others. Nonetheless, in a large organisation such as a big company with several employees, the CEO oversees the operations of the company and ensures that other officials work effectively in a conducive working environment. Due to the importance of the roles played by a CEO, companies- both small and large- are in dare need for them.  According to a report by Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business (2018), a conducive environment is created for new start-ups in Australia which will give rise to jog growth for CEOs and managers especially for small businesses. There are five main skills that every CEO must have; a high tolerance for ambiguity, the capacity to understand and embrace the new technology, the power to inspire, ability to assemble a great team, and agile decision making skills (Coon 2017). With these skills an individual can become a great manager with a great organisation. The success of any organisation is attributed to the chief executive officer due to the leadership style used.

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Assessment Information
Subject Code: MBA600
Subject Name: MBA Capstone
Assessment Title: Assessment 1: Effective Management
Assessment Type: Oral Presentation recorded and narrative minimum 1000 words
Time Limit: 10 minutes
Weighting: 30%
Total Marks: 30
Due Date: Week 6 Monday, 11:55pm
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Assessment Description

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You will form groups and apply your knowledge to one specific workplace career role of your
choice. You will choose one career only as a group. You should consider the future employment
trends of 2020 and refer to http://www.careerprofiles.info/jobs-of-2020.html and
http://www.careerprofiles.info/industries-bouncing-back.html
1. You will choose a future employment role and discuss the specific skills required by your
chosen role.
2. You will use your knowledge, practical, applied and reflective skills to research and clearly
identify what traits and requirements your role needs to be an effective manager across a
broad context of workplace problems.
3. You will identify and show coverage of the major workplace problems/duties and
responsibilities this role may encounter
4. You will then explore 2 of these workplace issues/problems or duties in more depth and you
will show how the skills and knowledge learnt in your MBA would enable you to be effective
in this chosen role in these scenarios. Refer to specific learnings from specific subjects. You
will also identify any shortcomings or gaps in your skill set.
5. You are required to present this assessment in a recorded 10 minute video and send the
link to your facilitator
6. You are also required to upload a 1000-word narrative to turnitin. You can choose the
format for this – e.g. PowerPoint or word document.
7. You will also be required to participate in a QA in the classroom and share your career
learning. All group members are required to participate.
Your presentation should cover
1. A description of your role
2. Coverage of workplace issues and problems encountered by this role- 2 scenarios
explored in depth
3. Reflection of the skills needed for the role and the way in which they address the
problems you’ve identified based on what you’ve learnt so far in this MBA program
4. Key models and approaches that could be used in your analysis of the role and the
skills required

Assessment Information

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5. Recognition of professional development required as a result of having identified the
gaps in skill and knowledge
6. Recommendations and solutions for the future in maintaining currency and relevancy.

Please note
 You are free to use any visual aids you like in your recording.
 All group members must be clearly participating.
 The format of your recording is entirely up to you. You can deliver a standard presentation,
a role play, a performance, or any other creative idea of your choice.
 Once your file is uploaded, email the link to your Workshop Leader.
 If you are studying this subject online, you and your group mates can choose to record a
webinar instead, making certain your faces are visible for most of the recording. You can
also complete the recording as an individual
 The size of your group can be from two to four.

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Assessment Marking Rubric
Criteria Fail 0-5 Pass 5-6.5 (grade 4) Credit 6.6 – 7.5 (grade

5)

Distinction 7.6-8.5
(grade 6)

High Dist’n 8.6-10
(grade 7)

CONTENT / RESEARCH
Understanding of the
project

Key points left out. No grasp of
issues that faced the client. Over
reliance on notes.

Includes some issues but analysis
glossed over. Team seemed
uncomfortable to go beyond key
facts.

Includes all issues, analysis and
recommendations but with little
elaboration. Not integrated with
theory or are not justified.

Builds convincing argument
showing how key issues, analysis
and recommendations are
integrated together.

Builds convincing argument
showing how all key points are
integrated together. Uses
examples to elaborate the key
points and theory.

Introduction / Conclusion Introduction missing or
underdeveloped. Audience has no
idea what the presentation will be
or was about. No conclusion.
Presentation just finishes.

Limited clarity of purpose /
overview. Highlights key issues
but interpretation of these.
Conclusion weak. Doesn’t tie in
with what was introduced.

Provides purpose for
presentation, highlights and
interprets key issues to be
addressed but recommendation
but not integrated.

As for level below plus shows
consistency between marketing
problem identification and final
recommendations well
established.

Engaging conclusion clearly
sums up presentation and relates
back to the introduction.

Evidence of analysis No references to any sources.
Suggestions/recommendations just
seem appear.

Steps used in analysis shown but
little justification why or how
these are used to develop
recommendations.

Background research and analysis
of this is clearly identifiable.
Steps used are shown and some
rationale for the development of
recommendations provided.

Evidence of extensive research
and analysis: journals, prescribed
text, other books, verified
websites, primary research. Used
references to justify analysis

As for level below plus able to
use references to back up claims
and recommendations made.
Recommendations clear come
from the analysis of the project.

Recommendations Recommendations missing Recommendations very general
in nature – client would not be
able to implement them without
doing further analysis.

Recommendations given in a way
that they could be implemented
but no justification given or
benefits explained to the client

Recommendations are logical and
feasible. Timelines and
justifications for these provided.
Ties in with the clients brief.

Recommendations can easily be
implemented. Timelines,
responsibilities and costs
provided.

STRUCTURE
Organisation No structure to the presentation.
Audience cannot follow sequence.
No introduction or conclusion.
Apparent that group is not
working well together. Group
members missing (without valid
reason) or not contributing.

Ideas not focused. Audience may
have difficulty following
argument. Main points difficult to
identify. No transition between
key points. Awkward transition
between speakers. Presentation
appears to be done by individuals
rather than group.

Main ideas presented in logical
manner. Flow of presentation
may be awkward. Group
members demonstrate that they
have worked on presentation as a
whole.
All group members take equal
share in presentation.

Main ideas presented in logical
manner. Flow of presentation
smooth between speakers. Shows
that the group has worked
collaboratively

Ideas clearly organised so
audience can follow easily. The
purpose of the presentation is
clear in all stages. Seamless
transition between speakers.

Question and Answers No questions to audience. No
attempt to involve the client.
Cannot answer questions about the
project or recommendations from
the client.

Attempts to involve client but
only with standard or set
questions. Avoids giving clear
answers to questions or is
uncomfortable about answering
questions related to the project.

Involves client in question and
answer session but fails to
generate discussion on the issues.
Able to answer questions about
the project but is unable to
elaborate on answers.

Encourages and involves client in
discussion. Gets client thinking
about the issues and generates
feedback from the client.

Actively involves client in
presentation. Able to answer
questions with full explanations
and elaboration. Shows full
knowledge of issues facing the
client.

Total marks 6

Creativi
ty
Use of visual aids Presents content with no
PowerPoint or overhead slides.

Group uses graphics but are not
supported by text or presentation.
Text is too dense – too much info
on slide. Differing styles with
differing speakers.

Group uses graphics but often
differs from verbal presentation.
Not summarised so presenters
end up reading off board.
Differing styles with differing
speakers.

Text clearly summarises the key
points. Graphics and text do not
distract attention from the
speaker or content. Use of visual
aids consistent across entire
presentation.

Graphics and text well integrated
into presentation. Text is
appropriate for the content and
room size. Visual presentation
complements rather than
dominates presentation

Total Comments

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This material has been reproduced and communicated to you by or on behalf of Kaplan Business School pursuant to Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968 (‘Act’). The material in this communication may be subject to copyright under the Act. Any further
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098 181 947 is a registered higher education provider CRICOS Provider Code 02426B.