ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title MGT602 Business Decision Analytics
Assessment Decision Style Analysis Reflective report
Length Up to 1000 words
Learning Outcomes a) Select and evaluate the usefulness of a range of
decision making tools and reflect on your
decision-making styles and contrast with other
styles to determine the respective levels of
rationality and intuition utilised
b) Compare, contrast and critically evaluate sources of
data as influences for decision-making in a range of
Submission 12 week class: By 11:55pm AEST Friday of Module 2.2
Intensive class: By 11.55 pm AEST Sunday end of
Module 2.2 (week 2)
Total Marks 20 marks
Fast changing workplace demands in the 21st century call for greater flexibility in the ways individuals and work teams make and implement decisions.
This assessment draws on learning activities and resources from weeks 1-4. It is designed for you to record and reflect on the decision-making preferences, processes and tools that you use personally on a daily basis and compare and contrast this with one or two major personal or business decisions. You should include in your reflective report:
1.Decisions actually made during a one- week period (select from weeks 1-3)
2.1-2 major decisions you have made
3.Your decision-making preferences (see activity Module 1)
4.Personality style/ strengths and their impact on your decision-making style, bias and blind spots
5.Reflection on feedback and insights from at least three class members
6.Sources of data and use of decision-making tools to make decisions
7.Evaluation of those decisions and their significance
8.Visual interpretation of data / trends/ patterns
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9.References from weeks 1-4 (modules 1-2) subject learning resources that demonstrate your reading, understanding and ability to apply effective decision-making tools.
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Please Note: Your Decision Style Analysis is a Reflexive Writing piece –
You should write in the first person, because this is about YOU, your reflections and your interpretations. (e.g. “I considered this advice to be…… because it had a big impact on
me………and it helped me to understand my…………”).
Try to be as specific as possible, use brief concrete examples from your real experience to illustrate and demonstrate learning outcomes (see grading rubric).
All principles of academic integrity apply, including acknowledgement of all sources in your report and a corresponding list of all references cited in your report, using APA 6th edition reference style. Only list references that have been cited by you.
The APA referencing guide can be located in the Academic Writing Guide at http://library.think.edu.au/ld.php?content_id=1882254
1.Submit Assessment 1 in Turn-it-In; obtain your report.
2.Upload Assessment 1 PLUS the TII Report via the Assessment link in MGT602 Business Decision Analytics on the Student Portal for Blackboard. Then press ‘SUBMIT’.
3.The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the Student Portal. The rubric below summarises the grading criteria and standards required for each grade.
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Learning Rubric: MGT 602 Assessment One Decision Style Analysis 20 % (20 marks)
Fail Pass Credit Distinction High Distinction
(Functional) (Proficient) (Advanced) (Exceptional)
Assessment Criteria (Unacceptable)
50-64% 65-74% 75 -84% 85-100%
1. Reflect on a Little or no authentic personal Some personal reflection on A clearly authentic personal Comprehensive reflection on Comprehensive and sophisticated
range of personal daily reflection on daily decisions or daily decision-making and reflection on daily decision-making daily decision-making and reflection on daily decision-making
decisions and one major major decision. major decision-making is and major decision-making is major decision-making is and major decision-making is
decision to analyse and No, or limited analysis or evident, with reference to at evident, with clear analysis and evident, with clear analysis and evident, with explicit analysis and
evaluate sources of data, evaluation of sources of data least two sources of data, evaluation of at least two sources evaluation of at least three evaluation of multiple sources of
data, decision-making styles and
decision-making style and input, decision-making styles decision-making styles and of data, decision-making styles and sources of data, decision-
decision-making tools. and tools. tools. tools. making styles and tools.
2. Compare and Little or no evidence of Some evidence of discussion Clear evidence of discussion with at Comprehensive evidence of Sophisticated analysis and
contrast with other discussions and feedback from with two classmates and least two classmates and discussion with at least three comparison of decision-making
decision-making styles and classmates about bias and comparative analysis of comparative analysis of decision- classmates and comparative styles and the implication of bias
processes to identify bias blind spots or comparison with decision-making styles and making styles and the implication of analysis of decision-making and blind spots for decision-
and blind spots (25% -5/20) other decision-making styles the implication of bias and bias and blind spots for own styles and the implication of making. Feedback from at least
blind spots for own decision-making bias and blind spots for own three classmates is discussed with
decision-making. decision-making recommendations to enhance own
3.Prepare a business style Report lacks logical Report has basic Report has a clear logical Report has a strong Excellent logic and structure.
report with headings and coherence and clear logical flow and flow and structure, logical flow and Concise, accurate Executive
content that includes visual structure structure. Clear expression of structure. Accurate Summary
representation of the data Limited data analysis and no Basic concepts and analysis concepts and analysis. Executive Summary. Conclusion accurately captures
(25%-5/20) visual representation of data. are explained Adequate visual Conclusion accurately deep learning and insights.
Attempts basic visual representation of data captures key learning. Creative and engaging visual
representation of data. trends/ patterns Clear visual representation of representation of data
data trends/ patterns trends/ patterns.
4.Support your report with No, or few references from Makes some attempt to use References support an adequate References support a mostly Sophisticated references support
references to key readings within subject learning relevant references from argument and application of major comprehensive argument and comprehensive argument and
from the subject resources resources weeks 1-4 (modules within subject learning concepts from within subject application of major concepts application of major concepts
weeks 1-4 (25%- 5/20) 1-2) resources weeks 1-4 learning resources weeks 1-4 from within subject learning from within subject learning
(modules 1-2) (modules 1-2) resources weeks 1-4 (modules resources weeks 1-4 (modules 1-2
Many errors in text citations and beyond).
1-2). Strong level of accuracy of
and reference list according to Several major and minor Several minor errors in text
in-text citations and reference High level of accuracy of in-text
APA referencing guidelines. errors in text citations and citations and reference list
list according to APA 6th ed.
reference list according to according to APA referencing citations and reference list
according to APA 6th ed. style
APA referencing guidelines. guidelines.
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