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Assessment Description . .. You are required to read the following journal article:

Assessment Description
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You are required to read the following journal article:
1. How Risky is Your Company? HBR. May-June 1999 https://hbr.org/1999/05/how-risky-is-your-company
Ensure you click on the ‘Read More’ link to view the Risk Exposure Calculator.
You are also required to read a fictional case study based on the operations of a rapidly growing investments seminar company that will be provided to you in class and via email.
You must then prepare a risk assessment report on the investments seminar company using the Risk Exposure Calculator and specifically address:
A. Pressure points due to growth
i) pressure for performanceii) rate of expansion iii) inexperience of key employees
B. Pressure points due to culture
i) rewards for entrepreneurial risk taking ii) executive resistance to bad news iii) level of internal competition
C. Pressure points due to information management
i) transaction complexity and velocityii) gaps in diagnostic performance iii) degree of decentralised decision making
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Assessment Information
Criteria F (Fail)
0%-49% P (Pass) 50%-64% CR (Credit) 65%-74% D (Distinction)
75% – 84%
HD (High Distinction)
85%-100%
Mark
Assessment Content (Subject Specific) OUT OF 80 MARKS
Pressure Points Growth Risk Assessment Report does not adequately explain the kinds of pressure points due to growth or gauge the company’s level of pressure. The Risk Exposure
Calculator is not used or is used in a manner that indicates its purpose has been misunderstood. Pressure points due to growth are sufficiently explained. The company’s level of pressure is gauged using the Risk Exposure Calculator but more detail is required to illustrate the link between the pressure point and the risk to the company. Risk Assessment Report includes discussion of pressure points supported by logical explanation. The Risk Exposure Calculator is accurately used to demonstrate the level of risk to the company. Pressure points due to growth are explained in detail. The company’s level of pressure is accurately gauged using the Risk Exposure Calculator with a further discussion of the overall zone of risk the company falls into. Risk Assessment Report includes comprehensive explanation of pressure points. The company’s level of pressure is accurately gauged using the Risk Exposure Calculator with a further discussion of the overall zone
of risk the company falls into
and measures the company
could take to mitigate identified risks. /25
Pressure Points Culture Pressure points due to culture are not adequately explained. The Risk Assessment Report does not gauge the company’s level of pressure. The Risk Exposure Calculator is not used or is used in a manner that indicates its purpose has been misunderstood. Risk Assessment Report includes discussion of pressure points due to culture together with sufficient explanation. Company risk levels are gauged using the Risk Exposure Calculator but further commentary is necessary to demonstrate relationship between indicator and risk level. Cultural pressure points are logically explained and correctly identified. The company’s risk exposure to pressure points due to culture is also accurately identified using the Risk Exposure Calculator. Risk Assessment Report includes detailed explanation of pressure points due to culture. Company risk levels are gauged using the Risk Exposure Calculator with additional consideration of company’s overall zone of risk. Pressure points due to culture are comprehensively explained. The Risk Assessment Report accurately gauges the company’s level of pressure. The Risk Exposure Calculator incorporates the overall zone of risk of the company and measures the company could take to mitigate identified risks. /30
Pressure Points
Information management Risk Assessment Report does not adequately explain the kinds of pressure points due to information management or gauge the company’s level of pressure. The Risk Exposure
Calculator is not used or is used in a manner that indicates its purpose has been misunderstood. Pressure points due to information management are sufficiently explained. The company’s level of pressure is gauged using the Risk Exposure Calculator but more detail is required to illustrate the link between the pressure point and the risk to the company. Risk Assessment Report includes discussion of pressure points supported by logical explanation. The Risk Exposure Calculator is accurately used to demonstrate the level of risk to the company. Pressure points due to information management are explained in detail. The company’s level of pressure is accurately gauged using the Risk Exposure Calculator with a further discussion of the overall zone of risk the company falls into. Risk Assessment Report includes comprehensive explanation of pressure points. The company’s level of pressure is accurately gauged using the Risk Exposure Calculator with a further discussion of the overall zone of risk the company falls into
and measures the company
could take to mitigate identified risks. /25
Structure Format and Presentation (Consistent across all courses) OUT OF 20 MARKS
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Assessment Marking Rubric
Answer clearly and logically presented Serious lack of organization. Body paragraphs do not refer back to or relate to main arguments. Writing is formulaic, i.e. “in conclusion,” “another example is….” Writing style could be more effective. Organization is hard to follow; there is little progression of ideas. Little or no transitions between paragraphs. Need to more effectively weave main arguments throughout and relate body paragraphs. Paragraphs are generally well organized. Better transitions needed. The progression of ideas could be more thoughtful. Paragraphs relate back to main arguments to prove argument. Ideas & arguments are well structured. Thoughtful progression of ideas and details. Sound transitions between paragraphs. Major arguments are effectively made. Ideas & arguments are effectively structured. Thoughtful progression of ideas and details. Excellent transitions between paragraphs. Concluding comments leave the reader thinking. Major arguments are effectively woven throughout everybody paragraph, with ideas always related back to main arguments. /4
Appropriate theory and research used to answer question posed The critique does not have appropriate structure and lacks
direction. No significant observations made from appropriate theory and research. Poor writing and expression of arguments. Reasonable critique which examines the relevant issues and makes reasonable observations made from appropriate theory and research. Reasonable writing and expression of arguments. Good critique examines the relevant issues and makes good observations from appropriate theory and research. Good writing and expression of arguments. A very good critique considered all the relevant issues and made important observations made from appropriate theory and research. Very good writing and expression of arguments. Fully considered all the relevant issues and made significant observations made from appropriate theory and research. Excellent writing and expression of arguments. /4
Correct academic writing style used, including correct spelling, grammar and punctuation Needs more sentence variety. Little or no thought given to diction. Tone or language is conversational. Contains much informal language. Uses “I” or
“you.” Contains many examples of unclear or awkward phrasing. Needs more sentence variety. Attention needed with diction. Contains informal language or conversational tone, or uses “I” or “you.” Unclear or awkward sentence phrasing. Sentence variety is adequate. Tone is appropriate. Diction is clear, but could be more effective. Language is academic, and writing is clear and effective. Very little or no unclear or awkward phrasing. Sentence variety is effective and good. Tone is appropriate and consistent. Diction/ vocabulary is appropriate and effective. Language is academic. Writing is clear, and concise. Sentence variety is effective and sophisticated. Tone is appropriate and consistent. Diction/ vocabulary is sophisticated and effective. Language is academic. Writing is clear, concise, and strong. /4
Format of answer consistent with question requirements and KBS guidelines No efforts made to follow submission and editing, spacing, etc requirements. Meets most editing, spacing,
fonts, and other editing requirements. Some requirements not met. Meets editing, spacing, fonts, and other editing requirements. Meets almost all editing, spacing, fonts, and other editing requirements. Meets all editing, spacing, fonts, and other editing requirements. /3
In-text referencing and reference list follows Harvard style and consistent with KBS guidelines Inappropriate referencing. Not in-line with requirements of Harvard style and consistent with KBS guidelines. Reasonably appropriate referencing, generally in-line with requirements of Harvard style and consistent with KBS guidelines. Good referencing, largely inline with requirements of Harvard style and consistent with KBS guidelines. Very good referencing, 100% in-line with requirements of Harvard style and consistent with KBS guidelines. Excellent/appropriate referencing, 100% in-line with requirements of Harvard style and consistent with KBS guidelines. /3
Word count is within + / – 10% of requirement Word count is within + / – more than 15% of requirement Word count is within + / – 15% of requirement Word count is within + / – 10% of requirement Word count is within + / – 5% of requirement Word count is within
+ / – 0% of requirement /2
Comments:
/80
/20
/100
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