|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Dr Robert Jack
Contact via Via Email or Ph: 98508463
BUS651 or MKTG696
This unit examines the key issues currently facing all service and manufacturing organisations creating products across global markets. The primary aim of the unit is to illustrate the impact globalisation has on the value transformation process both within the organisation and across its value chain. The unit analyses in detail the link between globalisation and an organisation's competitive strategy, the management of its operations, the design of its products and processes, and the management of its supply chains, inventory and logistics.
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No extensions will be granted. Students who have not submitted the task prior to the deadline will be awarded a mark of 0 for the task, except for cases in which an application for Disruptions to Studies is made and approved.
|Group Presentation||40%||Weeks 6-13|
|Individual Assigment||40%||Week 8|
Due: Weeks 6-13
There will be 5-6 groups for group presentations (subject to change depending on the number of students enrolled). From week 6 to week 13, each group will need to make a presentation in the seminar class, based on an allocated case study. The case reading material (on iLearn) provides only a basic background and case questions, students are expected to search additional and/or updated information (e.g. newspapers and other media outlets) relevant to their presentation topics. Students should introduce the case first and then analyse the case questions through reference to course material as well as additional research. The presentation should be about 30-40 minutes, depending on the number of students in the group and the number of questions for the case. Beyond addressing the case questions, students are encouraged to raise and/or solve additional research questions based on, for example, updated information about the case. The presentation will be followed by questions from audience and discussions chaired by your lecturer..
Each group member is expected to participate in the presentation. Each group should determine the format of presentation and prepare powerpoint handouts for the audience. Student presentations will provide a focus for class discussion within these weeks’ seminars. Your lecturer/tutor will mark and comment on a marking sheet and return to you in the following week’s class. The mark will include the average mark from peer reviews provided by other groups.
Components of this assessment: 20% group mark + 20% individual mark
This assessment is composed of two parts: a group mark on group presentation performance (20%) and an individual mark on individual performance during the presentation (20%). While every group member will receive the same group mark for group presentation performance, it is possible that each member will receive a different individual mark (and hence different total mark for this assessment task) as a result of differential performance at individual level.
On your presentation day, each group MUST submit a Members’ Contribution Report summarizing each member’s contribution to the group project. A separate Group Project Guide on how to prepare for your group project presentation and members' contribution reports will be uploaded to iLearn and will be discussed in classes. The Guide also provides detailed marking criteria for group performance and individual performance.
Due: Week 8
For this Individual Assignment each student will need to prepare a 2,000 word (excluding bibliography) essay on one of the following topics:
A separate individual assignment document detailing marking criteria and submission guidelines will be uploaded to iLearn. Students should search the information (e.g. newspapers and other media outlets) relevant to the topic they choose and analyse the key issues with reference to concepts and frameworks introduced in this unit. Your lecturer will discuss some specific issues on assignment preparation before mid-session break.
A hard copy of your assignment should be either submitted to your lecturer in class on Week 8 OR submitted to your lecturer on an earlier date. An electronic copy should be submitted to Turnitin in the iLearn system for checking plagiarism. Note though an electronic submission to Turnitin is not a substitute for the hard copy submission, you MUST submit both by the deadline.
FOR LATE SUBMISSIONS, THERE WILL BE A DEDUCTION OF 10% OF THE TOTAL AVAILABLE MARKS MADE FROM THE TOTAL AWARDED MARK FOR EACH 24 HOUR PERIOD OR PART THEREOF THAT THE SUBMISSION IS LATE (i.e. 25 HOURS LATE IN SUBMISSION - 20% PENALTY). THIS PENALTY DOES NOT APPLY FOR CASES IN WHICH AN APPLICATION FOR DISRUPTION OF STUDIES IS MADE AND APPROVED.
There will be ongoing in-class activities during the semester that will form part of this assessment. These will include discussions, reflections, mini tests and participation
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
There is no prescribed textbook for this unit. In support of the lecture materials a selection of readings will be made available to the students on iLearn each week. These articles represent a starting point for reading and research for each lecture topic and will be provided in accordance with the lecture needs. You will need to consult additional reference material to satisfactorily complete the assignments due in this unit.
Participants will be expected to read widely and develop their general research skills (not just use the Internet). Many of the issues covered in the topics can be found in business or academic Journals, newspapers and or business periodicals such as the Asia Wall Street Journal, Far East Economic Review, Australian Financial Review, Business Review Weekly, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, etc. A good starting point to source articles is the reference section of relevant journal articles.
Technology Used and Required
Laptop and access to internet.
Unit Web Page
Course material is available on iLearn https://ilearn.mq.edu.au
Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central. Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:
Academic Honesty Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html
Assessment Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/assessment/policy_2016.html
Grade Appeal Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/gradeappeal/policy.html
Complaint Management Procedure for Students and Members of the Public http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/complaint_management/procedure.html
Disruption to Studies Policy (in effect until Dec 4th, 2017): http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/disruption_studies/policy.html
Special Consideration Policy (in effect from Dec 4th, 2017): https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/special-consideration
In addition, a number of other policies can be found in the Learning and Teaching Category of Policy Central.
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/support/student_conduct/
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Our postgraduates will be able to demonstrate a significantly enhanced depth and breadth of knowledge, scholarly understanding, and specific subject content knowledge in their chosen fields.
This graduate capability is supported by:
Our postgraduates will be capable of utilising and reflecting on prior knowledge and experience, of applying higher level critical thinking skills, and of integrating and synthesising learning and knowledge from a range of sources and environments. A characteristic of this form of thinking is the generation of new, professionally oriented knowledge through personal or group-based critique of practice and theory.
This graduate capability is supported by:
Our postgraduates will be capable of systematic enquiry; able to use research skills to create new knowledge that can be applied to real world issues, or contribute to a field of study or practice to enhance society. They will be capable of creative questioning, problem finding and problem solving.
This graduate capability is supported by:
This is essentially a 'new' unit, although the unit code (BUS803) has previously been used for 'Strategic Operations Management'.
This unit uses research from external sources. This unit provides you with the 'practice' of applying research findings in your allocated assignments.