Assessment 2 is a group assessment to be completed in a group of 2 students for on-campus students. Working in group promotes collaborative learning and knowledge sharing to enhance the learning experience.
Distant learning students (FLEX) also have the option to collaborate and work in a group of 2. For the distant learning students where this may pose some difficulty, they may submit their assessments individually.
The assessment comprises two case studies, which must be separated into two separate reports, but documented into one word document (.doc or .docx). Please include an introduction and conclusion for each report.
The objective of the case study is to introduce you to applying some of the theories, concepts and techniques that are needed to make financial decisions in an ever-changing and increasingly competitive business environment.
In this assessment, you should aim to make use of recent primary scientific peer-reviewed journal articles, to obtain the best possible mark.
We expect a minimum of 5 different peer-reviewed references for case study 1 and at least another 5 different peer-reviewed references for case study 2 as part of developing and demonstrating your research skills.
Please note the following details:
As a guideline, the length of the theory part and the analysis of case 1 should be approximately 1,500 words (or not longer than 4 pages) and for case 2 should be approximately 750 words (or no longer than 1 1/2 pages). The word limit includes peer-reviewed in-text references.
Please use diagrams to illustrate relevant aspects and please ensure you correctly cite/reference all sources of diagrams used, unless they are original and composed by you. This is an important aspect of academic integrity.
Please avoid images with very large file sizes, as this will make your essay too large to upload/download (save any images as lower resolution, to decrease the file size).
The list of references should form the last page or two, at the end of the assessment. Referencing should be in a consistent style - only APA formats is accepted.
Note: Further support on referencing is given on the Moodle site for this course.
Please save, upload and submit your file online via Moodle in Word format (.doc or .docx) and not in pdf format with appropriate layout and use of headings/sub-headings.
Please note students working as a group: Only one member is to submit the assessment.
This assessment is worth 20% of the total mark for this unit.