Criteria for Assessment: Range and relevance of research undertaken Depth and breadth of issues covered with respect to the selected organisation Demonstrated level of understanding of issues, insights, including insights acquired into leadership within the selected organisation Professional recommendations that reflect advanced knowledge of Leadership theory and its application

 

COURSE: Master of Business Research
      Master of Business Administration
Unit: Leadership Theory
     
Unit Code: BUS 500  
       
Type of Assessment 3 – Leadership Paper
Assessment:
     
     
  a) Analyse and explain historical trends in the concept of
    leadership
  b) Analyse and explain how leadership overlaps with, yet can
    be distinguished from, management.
  c) Demonstrate an ability to synthesise and apply knowledge
    and understanding of contemporary theories and practices
    of leadership to the analysis of case study and research
    data.  
Unit Learning d) Demonstrate a critical understanding of how leadership
Outcomes   theory informs contemporary leadership practice across a
addressed:   spectrum of organisational contexts.
  e) Demonstrate a critical understanding of the differences
    between leadership influence and coercion, and other forms
    of power and authority.
  f) Integrate biblical frameworks into a contemporary
    understanding of leadership theories.
  g) Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the types of leadership
    styles and behaviours adopted by self and others, and their
    efficacy.

Criteria for

Assessment:

Range and relevance of research undertaken

Depth and breadth of issues covered with respect to the selected organisation

Demonstrated level of understanding of issues, insights, including insights acquired into leadership within the selected organisation

Professional recommendations that reflect advanced knowledge of Leadership theory and its application

  Each individual student will research and write a paper with analysis
Assessment Task: of leadership practices and associated issues within a selected
  organisation (word count: 2,500 words).
Submission Date: Week 12
   
Total Mark & 40 marks | 40%
Weighting:
 

 

Students are advised that any submissions past the due date without an approved extension or without approved extenuating circumstances incurs a 5% penalty per calendar day,

 

calculated from the total mark e.g. a task marked out of 35 will incur a 1.75 mark penalty per calendar day.

 

 

ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION:

 

Each individual student will research and write a paper with analysis of leadership practices and associated issues within a selected organisation, aimed at synthesizing the learning experience of the unit. The paper will cover the following:

General overview of the organisation’s activities

 

A general overview of the leadership practice within the selected organisation including

 

leadership styles, any leadership challenges identified and leadership development activities in the organisation

Analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the identified leadership practices in the organisation. This should include an analysis that the leadership practice has had on the overall organisational strategy or how the identified leadership practices have affected the performance of the organisation

 

Basing on the issues identified and supporting theory, make recommendations for the organisation (focus on how the leadership practices can be optimised for maximum organisational impact).

 

RUBRIC:

 

 

    High Distinction   Distinction   Credit Pass Fail  
Content / Range of 9-10 8 7 5-6 0-4  
research                  
Range and   Excellent   Good analysis   Some attempt at Evidence of Limited research  
relevance of   articulation and   with evidence of   critical analysis research but it is and poor quality  
research undertaken   sound analysis   good research   with evidence of inadequate. sources with little  
    with evidence of   undertaken for   research. Limited critical indication the  
    good research.   the presentation.     analysis author tried to  
                critically analyze  
                material.  
Depth and breadth 9-10 8 7 5-6 0-4  
of issues                  
Depth and breadth   Appropriate   Good and in-   Major sections of Limited scope of Major sections of  
of issues covered   content is   depth coverage   relevant content coverage, relevant content  
with respect to   covered in-depth   of issues   are included but relevant content have been  
leadership in the   without being       not covered with not covered in- omitted.  
selected   redundant.       depth as depth.    
organisation           expected.      
                   

 

 

 

 

Understanding and 9-10 8 7 5-6 0-4
analysis                
Demonstrated level   Exceptional   Good   Good Basic Limited
of   understanding of   understanding of   understanding of understanding of understanding of
understanding of   leadership issues   leadership issues   leadership issues leadership issues leadership issues
issues,   and practices   and practices   and practices and practices in and practices in
including insights   with exceptional   with good insights   organization. the organization. the organization.
acquired into   insights on the   on the topic.   Some insights Limited insights Generic
leadership   topic. Excellent   Competent   offered. Basic offered. Limited presentation of
    analysis of the   analysis of the   analysis of the analysis of the issues; no insights
    organization’s   organization’s   organization’s organization’s offered. Lack of
    leadership issues   leadership issues   leadership issues leadership issues analysis of the
                organization’s
                leadership issues
Lessons / 9-10 8 7 5-6 0-4
Recommendations                
Professional   Exceptional   Very good   Good analysis Analysis with fair Limited,
recommendations   analysis with   analysis with   with some recommendations insufficient
that reflect   professional   professional   recommendations that demonstrate analysis.
advanced   recommendations   recommendations   that demonstrate some knowledge Inappropriate
knowledge of   that demonstrate   that demonstrate   knowledge and and applicability recommendations;
Leadership theory   strong knowledge   good knowledge   applicability of of leadership demonstrates
and its application.   and applicability   and applicability   leadership theory theory limited knowledge
    of leadership   of leadership       and applicability of
    theory.   theory.       leadership theory
                 
Total /40            
                 

 

 

GENERAL NOTES FOR ASSIGNMENTS

 

Assignments should usually incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion, covering the key issue in the selected organisation. Rather than giving a personal account of events, students are encouraged to write a professional paper with appropriate evidence to substantiate claims and citations and references as required.

 

Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count of 2,500 – generally you may go over or under by 10% than the stated length of 2,500 words.

 

GENERAL NOTES FOR REFERENCING

 

Students may draw on both academic sources (books, chapters from edited books, journals etc) and non-academic sources (e.g. company website, annual reports). Your work must show evidence of that you conducted your own research.

Reference no: EM132069492

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