BU7412 International Business
On successfully completing this module, students should be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate an understanding of the environmental aspects of international business in a variety of contexts, including socio-cultural, political, financial and economic.
C: Assessment Task
Write an essay which critically discusses how the internal political environment of your home country impacts on businesses (whether small or large business). This should be a general overview but you can give brief examples of businesses/ sectors where possible to justify the discussion.
D: Specific Criteria/Guidance
This is an essay and not a report and therefore MUST be written in an essay format with smoothly flowing critical discussion of the above question.
• Introduction: Politics and government policies can impact on businesses positively or negatively in many ways. You should provide a brief background of the political environment of your home country in the introduction. This should be evidenced from literature. (20%)
• Main body (arguments): Your essay should construct a critical discussion of the political environment in your country and how it impacts on businesses. What approach the government takes in supporting businesses. What are the main issues and challenges for businesses within the country including some contemporary issues? Your critical discussion should be well supported with academic sources and industry examples and it is recommended to look at contemporary issues (60%)
• Conclusions and recommendations: Your essay should draw some conclusions from the discussion and suggest some recommendations to the government regarding the most prominent issues in your country. (20%)
F: Submission Guidance
●Students should submit work before 12 noon on the deadline date via the appropriate ‘Turnitin submission’ link on the Moodle module page. Please check your email confirmation to ensure you have submitted to the correct place.
●Assessments should be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx), Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx. .pps and .ppsx), Excel (.xls and .xlsx) or PDF format (generated from the word-processing or presentation software you are using, not a scanned document. Do not upload Open Office documents (.odt, .odp).
●Do not upload documents directly from Google Drive and One Drive.
●The file must be no larger than 40MB.
Please refer to Help with Assignment Submission section on Moodle for further guidance on online submissions.
G: Document Format
●The font size must be a minimum of point 12 Calibri (or equivalent).
●Line spacing in the body of the assessment must be 1.5 lines.
●Include the following details written on the first page:
oTitle of your work
oModule title and code
oYour student assessment number (J Number). Do not write your name or your student number.
oWord count (Please note penalties for excess word count)
oModule Leader and Seminar Tutor (if relevant)
●Number the pages consecutively.
H: Academic Integrity and Penalties
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are familiar with all of the information contained in this brief as failure to do this may impact on your achievement.
Please refer to the various Assessment Guidance below for detailed information on:
●APA Reference Guide
●Excess Word Count Penalties
●University Generic Marking Criteria
●Late Work Penalties: Unless you have an extension, any work submitted past the assessment deadline will be subject to a penalty as per university regulations (5 marks per day deduction).
●Mitigating Circumstances: Please refer to the latest University guidance if for any legitimate reason you are unable to meet the assessment deadline.
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