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2015
Subject Outline
Subject Name: Corporate Responsibility and Governance
Subject Code: LB5231:03
Study Period: SP23, 2015
Study Mode: Internal / External / Block
Campus: Singapore / Brisbane
Subject Coordinator: Dr Sue Ciccotosto

Subject Lecturer Brisbane: Dr Ian Kirkwood

This subject outline has been prepared by Dr Susan Ciccotosto for the College of Business, Law and Governance,
Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, James Cook University. Updated 15 January 2016.
Q1. This subject is offered across more than one campus and/or mode and/or teaching
period within the one calendar year.

Yes

No

Q2. If yes [Q1], the design of all offerings of this subject ensure the same learning
outcomes and assessment types and weightings.

Yes

No

Q3. If no [Q2], _________________________ has authorised any variations, in terms of equivalence.

Copyright 2014
This publication is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism, or review as
permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process or placed in computer memory without written
permission.

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Contents

Section 1. Subject at a Glance...............................................................................................................


1.1 Staff contact details.........................................................................................................................
1.2 Student participation requirements..................................................................................................
1.3 Key dates.........................................................................................................................................
Section 2. Subject Details.......................................................................................................................
2.1 Subject description..........................................................................................................................
2.2 Subject and course learning outcomes............................................................................................
2.3 Learning and teaching in this subject...............................................................................................
2.4 Student feedback on subject............................................................................................................
2.5 Subject resources and special requirements...................................................................................
Section 3. Assessment Details...............................................................................................................
3.1 Requirements for completion of subject...........................................................................................
3.1.1 Clinical or professional experience requirements [delete section if not applicable].......................
3.2 Feedback on student learning..........................................................................................................
3.3 Assessment Tasks...........................................................................................................................
Section 4. Other Information about Assessment and Student Support..............................................
4.1 Submission and return of assessment.............................................................................................
4.2 Plagiarism and referencing..............................................................................................................
4.3 Important advice relating to examinations........................................................................................
4.4 Student support............................................................................................................................. 10
Section 5. Subject Calendar................................................................................................................. 11
Section 6. Assessment Criteria Sheets...............................................................................................13

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Section 1. Subject at a Glance


The following summary provides a quick reference to the most important aspects of this subject. Please ensure
that you have read the entire subject guide in full.

1.1 Staff contact details


The following staff members are responsible for the preparation or delivery of this subject. Please contact the
relevant staff member if you have any concerns during the study period.

Teaching
team

Staf
member

Campus

Coordinator

Dr Sue
Ciccotosto

Cairns

Lecturer

Dr Ian
Kirkwood

Brisbane

Room

Phone
#

Email

Consultatio
n times*
By
appointment

606

3001
7898

Ian.kirkwood@jcub.edu.au

Last hour of
every class

*Other consultation times by appointment only. # other contact modes Skype address

1.2 Student participation requirements


The JCU Learning, Teaching and Assessment Policy (4.3) indicates that, a 3 credit point subject will require a
130 hour work load of study-related participation (including class attendance) over the duration of the study
period, irrespective of mode of delivery. This work load comprises timetabled hours and other attendance
requirements, as well as personal study hours, including completion of assessment requirements. Note that
attendance at specified classes may be a mandatory requirement for satisfactory completion of some subjects
(Learning, Teaching and Assessment Policy, 5.9); and that additional hours may be required per week for those
students in need of English language, numeracy or other learning support.
Key subject activities

Time

Lecture

1300 -1500

Tutorial No 1

1500 - 1700

Lecture 2 & Tutorial 2

(if required)

0900 - 1300

Day/ Date
Wednesdays week 1 10
Wednesdays week 1 10
Wednesdays week 1 10

Room/
Location
303
303
902

For information on the days and times when lectures, tutorials, workshops, etc. are scheduled for all of your
subjects, visit JCU Lecture Timetables at http://www.jcub.edu.au/students/important-dates.aspx
1.3 Key dates
A summary of the assessable items for LB5231 is provided in the table below. Please read through the
assessment details presented later in this subject guide.

Item

Supervised
individual
assessmen
t

Weight

Due Date

Census date

see 2015 Study Period and


Census Dates 10th Dec 2015

Last date to withdraw without academic


penalty

see 2015 Study Period and


Census Dates 1st Dec 2015

1. Assessment Task 1 Ethics Essay

15%

Due 16.12.2015 (Wk 5)

2. Assessment Task 2 - Editorials

30%

Due 20.01.2016 (WK 8)

55%

Exam Period: 15-26 Feb, 2016

3. Final Exam

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You must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject. Any student who does not achieve a pass in
the invigilated components may, in exceptional circumstances, be reviewed by the School Assessment
Committee.
Students who have completed less than 100% of the assessment will be subject to review by the School
Assessment Committee which could result in an overall fail.

Section 2. Subject Details


2.1 Subject description
This subject firstly introduces students to a foundation on ethics and what ethics actually means within a
business context. Directors responsibilities are not limited by law, but extend to the expectations of the many
stakeholders in society, as a firms reputation can impact on long-term survival and prosperity. Although this
subject focuses on larger firms, many of the issues raised and lessons learned in this subject are relevant to the
small business owner who uses a company framework for his or her business. This subject, by way of practical
examples and case studies, builds an appreciation and understanding of the responsibilities of board members
and senior managers in todays corporate environment. An understanding of directors responsibilities leads to
an appreciation of the need for good corporate governance and the monitoring and controlling of business
activities. Ethical standards and responsible practices are the cornerstone of good governance practice in
modern organisations.
This subject is a core requirement for the Master of Business Administration

2.2 Subject and course learning outcomes


The following table shows the alignment between the learning outcomes at the course and subject level and
assessment. Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:
Subject Learning Outcomes

Assessment

1. A2 Ethics: Exercise independent ethical judgment and initiative


in solving differing business problems creatively

Ethics Essay

2. S4b Written Communication: Present complex business


analyses and information appropriately to differing audiences
using clear and fluent written communication

Editorial task

3. K2 Sustainable Business Performance: Evaluate contexts


within which differing sustainable business performance
methods should be integrated and applied

Final Exam

4.

S1 Application of Research Skills: Research and apply


established concepts to solve business and professional
practice problems

Final Exam

K Knowledge; S Skills; A Application of Knowledge & Skills

2.3 Learning and teaching in this subject


This subject uses a combination of approaches to teaching and learning, including both student centred and
teacher directed approaches. The content of the subject is disseminated using a variety of teaching strategies
including case studies, discussions, and readings. At the beginning of each lecture, you will be made aware of
the expected learning outcomes, how such outcomes are relevant to the world of business, and the resources
that support the learning outcomes of this subject.
You are expected to be an active participant in the learning process and are encouraged to participate in
lectures and undertake weekly readings.
Beyond the classroom, your learning experience will be greatly enhanced if you collaborate and share ideas with
other students. One easy way to achieve this is to form a study group with 2-3 other students with similar needs
and expectations. Your lecturer can assist with this.
You will find subject materials, such as this outline, PowerPoints for the lecture and other reading materials on
LearnJCU each week. The reading materials are the beginning of your learning experience. You are encouraged
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to read widely before and after class, utilising not only the academic literature, but also other media resources
which surround the case studies we will discuss. You will be expected to be able to differentiate between more
reliable and less reliable sources.

2.4 Student feedback on subject


As part of our commitment at JCU to improving the quality of our courses and teaching, we regularly seek
feedback on your learning experiences. Student feedback informs evaluation of subject and teaching strengths
and areas that may need refinement or change. YourJCU Subject and Teaching Surveys provide a formal and
confidential method for you to provide feedback about your subjects and the staff members teaching within them.
These surveys are available to all students through LearnJCU. You will receive an email invitation when the
survey opens. We value your feedback and ask that you to provide considered feedback for each of your
subjects.
This is a new subject in the MBA and your feedback will be greatly appreciated. Please complete the survey at
the end of the subject delivery.

2.5 Subject resources and special requirements


Prescribed Texts

Brockett, A. and Rezaee, Z. (2012) Corporate Sustainability: Integrating Performance and Reporting. John
Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey

Further Reading

Further readings are given in the student workbook and various materials placed on the LearnJcu subject
site. Students are encouraged to read widely in each topic area.

Online and Electronic Resources


The following libguides available from the JCU Library website will provide details on referencing, plagiarism,
findings marketing books and journals
http://libguides.jcu.edu.au/referencing
http://libguides.jcu.edu.au/content.php?pid=63980&sid=472370
Learning & Writing Skills workshops and notes to assist with writing an essay; presentations etc
http://www.jcu.edu.au/learningskills/index.htm
Subject Website on LearnJCU
Access the subject website through LearnJCU at learnjcu.jcu.edu.au for lecture notes, handouts, assessment
summaries, further reading and more!
Login using your JCU email username and password. The site for this subject is opened to all participants
enrolled in the subject at least seven days prior to the commencement of the subject. Browser requirements for
LearnJCU are provided on the opening webpage of LearnJCU.

Section 3. Assessment Details


3.1 Requirements for completion of subject
In order to pass this subject, you must:
Obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject. In addition, the expectation is to obtain at least an
average of 50% over all invigilated components (supervised individual assessment) within a subject to pass the
subject overall. Any student who does not achieve a pass in the invigilated components may, in exceptional
circumstances, be reviewed by the School Assessment Committee.
Students who have completed less than 100% of the assessment will be subject to review by the School
Assessment Committee which could result in an overall fail.
It is important to be aware that assessment is always subject to final ratification following the examination
period and that no single result represents a final grade in a subject (Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Policy 5.21.). This subject is delivered across a number of campuses utilising multiple markers. Raw marks
gained in part or all of the assessment may be modified as part of the moderation processes that will be
employed across campuses.
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3.2 Feedback on student learning


The assessment for this subject is based upon case studies given to you by the lecturer. It is important that you
engage actively in the initial research and opportunities given in class to discuss the cases. It is through this
interactive process that you will understand the required depth of research and gain the ability to apply your
research in a discussion of the case.

3.3 Assessment Tasks


ASSESSMENT TASK 1: ETHICS ESSAY
Aligned course
& subject
learning
outcomes

A2 Ethics: Exercise independent ethical judgment and initiative


in solving difering business problems creatively

Group or individual

Individual

Weighting / Length

15% 1500
Week 5: 16th December, 2015

Due date

ASSESSMENT TASK 1: DESCRIPTION


You will be expected to critically evaluate, in essay format, the ethical issues in a complex, current business
problem. Ethics are based on moral decision-making and there is not always a correct answer. In the essay you
will explore the issue given from different viewpoints before deciding on the correct procedure. You will be
required to justify your choice.

ASSESSMENT TASK 1: CRITERIA SHEET


See rubric on page 12

ASSMENT TASK 2: EDITORIAL TASK


Aligned course
& subject
learning
outcomes

S4b Written Communication: Present complex business


analyses and information appropriately to difering audiences
using clear and fluent written communication

Group or individual

Individual

Weighting / Length

30%, 1400
Week 8: 20th January, 2016

Due date

ASSESSMENT TASK 2: DESCRIPTION


The print media are not unbiased and present different points of view. You are required to research a business
issue which will be given to you by your lecturer and write two editorials (each of a maximum of 700 words), one
for The Australian and one for The Financial Review. Each paper has a different audience and is owned by
different stakeholders. The papers therefore have different concerns and points of view. You will be expected to
write each editorial giving regard to these differences.

ASSESSMENT TASK 2: CRITERIA SHEET


See rubric on page 13

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ASSESSMENT TASK 3: FINAL EXAM


Aligned course
& subject
learning
outcomes

K2 Sustainable Business Performance: Evaluate


contexts within which difering sustainable business
performance methods should be integrated and
applied
S1 Application of Research Skills: Research and apply
established concepts to solve business and
professional practice problems

Weighting / Length

55%

Date

In examination period between 15th and 26th February, 2016

Duration

2 hours

see Special Consideration, Supplementary, Deferred and Special Examinations Requirements


<http://www.jcu.edu.au/student/assessmentexams/>

ASSESSMENT TASK 3: EXAMINATION DESCRIPTION


You will be required to complete a two-hour, end of teaching period, exam. The University will determine the date
and time of the final exam and will provide exam timetables.
You will be given a case study to research in the week before the exam. The examination will be an
extended response to the case study. You are permitted to bring one side of an A4 page of type written
notes into the exam (font size minimum 11pt, single spaced). The outcome of the exam will depend on
the quality of the research you have undertaken before the exam and your familiarity with it.
Please note the rubrics on pages 14 and 15 of this outline. The rubrics give you an indication of the skill and
knowledge you will be required to demonstrate in the final exam. Review them carefully.

ASSESSMENT TASK 3: EXAMINATION CRITERIA


Students are expected to obtain at least an average of 50% for the examination which is the only invigilated
component (supervised individual assessment) in the subject. In order to pass this subject overall, you must
obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject.
Any student who does not achieve a pass in the invigilated components may, in exceptional circumstances, be
reviewed by the School Assessment Committee.

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Section 4. Other Information about Assessment and Student Support


4.1 Submission and return of assessment
The ability to adhere to deadlines is a highly desirable attribute that employers seek in our graduates. Right from
the beginning, new students should acquire the habit of meeting deadlines for their work, by organising their
study time appropriately. The following points apply to the submission of assessment
1. Extensions will be granted in cases of illness or personal issues (medical certificate/counsellors
statement required). It is at the discretion of the subject co-ordinator/lecturer that extensions will be
granted for inescapable, unexpected, documented work commitments (provide documentation). You
should contact your lecturer before the due date if you are likely to require an extension.
2. Where no prior extension has been approved, late submissions will incur a penalty of 5% per day or part
thereof. Weekends are treated as a single full day because university buildings are not usually
accessible of over the weekend to allow for submission. Assessment tasks will generally not be graded
after 14 days past the due date.
3. Assignments must be submitted in class during the week that they are due. There is no provision for any
other point of drop-off. Students may not email an assignment without prior approval from the Subject
Coordinator/Lecturer. Submission could be required as Safe Assignment and in hard copy form.
4. The assessment will be returned with feedback in in class the following week.

4.2 Plagiarism and referencing


Plagiarism occurs when writers claim ownership of written words or ideas that are not their own. Plagiarism
is a form of cheating and any instances of plagiarism will be dealt with promptly according to University
procedures. Please see the JCU Student Academic Misconduct Requirements Policy
<http://www.jcu.edu.au/policy/student/rights/JCUDEV_005375.html>
Referencing is a systematic way of acknowledging the sources that you have used. Students should check out
the very helpful online resources relating to academic writing, referencing and avoiding plagiarism at:

Writing and Maths Skills Online http://www-public.jcu.edu.au/learningskills/resources/wsonline/index.htm


(In particular, the booklet Summarising, Paraphrasing & Avoiding Plagiarism is a very useful guide).

The Referencing Libguide <http://libguides.jcu.edu.au/referencing>

What is Plagiarism? <http://www.jcu.edu.au/student/assessmentexams/JCU_090850.html>

If in doubt, ask your lecturer as a plagiarised assignment could result in a score of zero

If words are converted into another language and then back into English, this is plagiarism

If English words are converted into other English words, this is plagiarism

4.3 Important advice relating to examinations


If you experience difficulties or serious circumstances before or up to the day of your exam, which you
believe may affect your ability to sit the exam successfully or perform at your best, you can apply for special
consideration in the marking of your exam. Please see the JCU Special Consideration, Supplementary,
Deferred and Special Examinations Requirements
<http://www.jcu.edu.au/policy/allitoz/JCUDEV_005344.html>
If you are unable to attend an exam at the scheduled time due to extenuating circumstances/circumstances
beyond your control, you may apply for a deferred exam. Deferred exams are granted in exceptional
circumstances such as severe medical conditions or family or personal trauma. For further information, visit
<http://www.jcu.edu.au/student/assessmentexams/JCU_096668.html>

4.4 Student support


James Cook University is committed to ensuring people with disabilities, injuries, illnesses or health
conditions are able to participate to the fullest possible extent in the educational programs offered by the
University and all other aspects of University life. Students with disabilities, injuries, illnesses or health
conditions, who require special arrangements or consideration, should contact Concierge Services on the
Ground Floor.

If you want further information

Visit the URL

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regarding:
Accommodation
Careers and employment
Counselling (Personal or Emotional Support)
Enrolment
Feedback and complaints
Fees and financial support
Inclusion and engagement
Indigenous student support
Information for current students
Learning skills/ Language support

Concierge Services, Ground Floor

www.joblinx.com.au
Email: June.Menzies@JCUB.edu.au
Office: Level 9 or visit Concierge Services, Ground Floor to arrange
an appointment
http://www.jcu.edu.au/student/enrolment/index.htm or Concierge
Services, Ground Floor
http://www.jcu.edu.au/student/complaints/index.htm
Finance Officer Ground Floor
http://www.jcu.edu.au/studentequity/
http://www.jcu.edu.au/getready4uni/life/JCU_117712.html
www.jcu.edu.au/student/
Language and Learning Centre Room 801

Online Learning skills/ Language support


Library (online) and computing services
Librarians and library collection
Responsibilities and rights
Review of Assessment and Student Access to
Scripts and Materials Policy
Special Consideration, Supplementary,
Deferred and Special Examinations
Requirements
Student Academic Misconduct Requirements

http://www-public.jcu.edu.au/learningskills/ and
http://www-public.jcu.edu.au/libcomp/index.htm
Resource Centre Level 2
http://www.jcu.edu.au/student/responsibilities/index.htm

Student Policies
Student Council

http://www.jcu.edu.au/policy/student/
http://www.jcub.edu.au/students/student-services/studentcouncil.aspx

Students with a Disability

Concierge Services, Ground Floor

http://www.jcu.edu.au/policy/allitoz/JCUDEV_005333.html
http://www.jcu.edu.au/policy/allitoz/JCUDEV_005344.html
http://www.jcu.edu.au/policy/allitoz/JCUDEV_005375.html

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Section 5. Subject Calendar


Week/
Date

Topic

Readings

Related Assessment

Tutorial

Editorial task / Final exam

Questions are in the Student


Workbook

Session 1: An overview and exploration of


basic company concepts

Session 2: Responsibility: Ethics in business

Chapter 8

Ethics Essay

Session 3: Responsibility: Legal

Chapter 6, 9

Editorial task / Final exam

Session 4: Responsibility: Financial

Chapter 4, 5

Editorial task / Final exam

Session 5: Responsibility: Discretionary

Chapter 3

Editorial task / Final exam

LECTURE RECESS
6

Session 6: Corporate Governance

Final exam

Session 7: Sustainability and Accountability

Chapter 1, 4

Final exam

Session 8: Measurement and KPIs

Chapter 7

Final exam

Session 9: Bringing it together

10

Session 10: The Changing Business


Environment

Final exam
Chapter 10, 11

Final exam

Note: this timetable is subject to change at any time at the discretion of the lecturer.

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Section 6. Assessment Criteria Sheets


Ethics essay
A2 Ethics: Exercise independent ethical judgment and initiative in solving differing business problems creatively
Criteria
A
Explain the elements of an ethical
framework in a business problemsolving context

B
Analyze ethical dilemmas in a
business problem-solving context

C
Use ethical framework/theory in a
business problem-solving context

Graduate certificate fail (8)

Graduate certificate pass (8)


MBA fail (9)

Graduate certificate exceeds (8)


MBA pass (9)
P
C

MBA exceeds (9)


D

HD

Fails to include important


elements of relevant ethical
framework/guidelines

Explain the relevant ethical


frameworks/guidelines that
impact on solving business
problems

Comprehensively explain the


relevant ethical
framework/guidelines that impact
on solving business problems
creatively

Critically analyzes and


comprehensively explain
relevant ethical
frameworks/guidelines that
impact on solving business
problems using initiative and
creativity

Fails to analyze the impact of


various responses to identified
ethical dilemmas

Analyzes the impact of several


responses to identified ethical
dilemmas

Analyze the impact of various


responses to a range of ethical
dilemmas

Analyze the impact of several


responses to a range of ethical
dilemmas comprehensively using
initiative and creativity

Fails to apply an ethical


framework/theory when
choosing a response to ethical
dilemmas

Apply an ethical
framework/theory to choose how
to respond ethically in a
business problem-solving
situation

Apply an ethical framework/theory


comprehensively to choose how
to respond to a range of ethical
dilemmas

Comprehensively apply an
ethical framework/theory with
appropriate justification of
choices made about how to
respond to a range of ethical
dilemmas using initiative and
creativity

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Editorial Task
S4b Written Communication: Present complex business analyses and information appropriately to differing audiences using clear and
fluent written communication
Criteria

Graduate certificate fail (8)

Graduate certificate pass (8)


MBA fail (9)

Graduate certificate exceeds (8)


MBA pass (9)
P
C

MBA exceeds (9)


D

HD

A
Use clear and fluent written skills to
effectively and appropriately
communicate with an audience
showing focus, purpose and
knowledge of aims and objectives

Communication is unclear with


poor focus and purpose showing
little knowledge of aims and
objectives

Communication is clear with


some demonstration of focus,
purpose and knowledge of aims
and objectives

Communication is clear
demonstrating sound focus,
purpose and intent

Communication is superior
demonstrating excellence in
knowledge of focus, purpose and
intent

B
Use clear and fluent written skills to
effectively and appropriately
communicate with an audience
demonstrating logic, knowledge of
context, theory, application, critical
analyses and synthesis

Communication is unclear with


poor logic and context
knowledge and no evidence of
theory, application, critical
analysis and synthesis

Communication is clear with


some demonstration of logic and
context knowledge, some
evidence of theory and
application with minor evidence
of critical analysis and synthesis

Communication is clear
demonstrating sound logic and
context knowledge, robust
evidence of theory and
application with clear evidence of
critical analysis and synthesis

Communication is superior
demonstrating excellence in
knowledge of context, theory and
application, critical analysis and
synthesis

Communication is unclear and


fails to demonstrate any
discipline-specific academic
and/or professional conventions

Communication is clear with


some demonstration of
discipline-specific academic
and/or professional conventions

Communication is clear
demonstrating sound adherence
to discipline-specific academic
and/or professional conventions

Communication is superior
demonstrating excellence in
utilizing discipline-specific
academic and/or professional
conventions

Communication is unclear with


poor syntax, spelling and
punctuation errors

Communication is clear with


some syntax, spelling and
punctuation errors

Communication is clear
demonstrating a sound
knowledge of writing mechanics,
i.e. syntax, spelling and
punctuation errors

Communication is superior
demonstrating excellence in
knowledge and application of
writing mechanics, i.e. syntax,
spelling and punctuation errors

C
Use clear and fluent written skills to
effectively and appropriately
communicate with an audience
following a range of disciplinespecific academic and/or
professional conventions
D
Use clear and fluent written skills to
effectively and appropriately
communicate with an audience
adhering to fundamental syntax
protocols, spelling and punctuation

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Final exam
K2 Sustainable Business Performance:
Evaluate contexts within which differing sustainable business performance methods should be integrated and applied
Criteria

Graduate certificate fail (8)

Graduate certificate pass (8)


MBA fail (9)

Graduate certificate exceeds


(8)
MBA pass (9)
P
C

MBA exceeds (9)


D

HD

A
Understands required contexts
in which sustainable business
performance methods should be
integrated and applied

Fails to identify contexts and or


various sustainable performance
methods

Explains key sustainable


business performance methods
within appropriate contexts

Comprehensively explains key


sustainable business
performance methods within
appropriate contexts

Comprehensively explains and


critically analyzes key
sustainable business
performance methods within
appropriate contexts

B
Demonstrate the
interrelationship between
contexts and sustainable
business performance methods

Fails to draw any links between


contexts and sustainable
business performance methods

Explains the interrelationships


between contexts and
sustainable business
performance methods

Comprehensively explains the


interrelationships between
contexts and sustainable
business performance methods

Comprehensively explains and


critically analyzes the
interrelationships between
contexts and sustainable
business performance
methods

Conclusions not linked logically


between contexts and
sustainable business
performance methods

Conclusions linked logically


between contexts and
sustainable business
performance methods

Effectively draws and explains


logical conclusions between
contexts and sustainable
business performance methods

Effectively draws and critically


justifies logical conclusions
between contexts and
sustainable business
performance methods

Incomplete integration and


application of sustainable
business performance methods
in appropriate contexts

Integrates and applies


sustainable business
performance methods in
appropriate contexts

Effectively integrates and applies


sustainable business
performance methods in
appropriate contexts

Produces a comprehensive
integration and application of
sustainable business
performance methods in
appropriate contexts

C
Draw conclusions

D
Integrate and apply sustainable
business performance methods
in appropriate contexts

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S1 Application of Research Skills:


Research and apply established concepts to solve business and professional practice problems
Criteria

A
Explain and apply research
concepts/techniques

B
Identify and obtain research
data

C
Analyze research data

Graduate certificate fail (8)

Graduate certificate pass (8)


MBA fail (9)

Graduate certificate exceeds


(8)
MBA pass (9)
P
C

MBA exceeds (9)


D

HD

Fails to identify and apply


research concepts/techniques in
a business and professional
context

Explains and applies key


research concepts/techniques in
a business and professional
context

Comprehensively explains and


applies key research
concepts/techniques in a
business and professional context

Superior comprehensive
explanation, application and
critical analysis of key research
concepts/techniques in a
business and professional
context

Fails to identify obtain relevant


research data

Identifies and obtains relevant


research data

Comprehensively identifies and


obtains relevant research data

Comprehensively identifies and


obtains relevant research data
from a range of sources and
critically analyzes these
sources for currency and
reliability

Fails to analyze research data


logically and meaningfully

Demonstrates robust knowledge


of the research process and
analysis techniques

Demonstrates advanced
knowledge of the research
process, analysis techniques
drawing appropriate conclusions

Demonstrates superior
knowledge of the research
process, techniques critical,
analysis and synthesis drawing
appropriate conclusions

College of Business, Law & Governance

LB5231:03 Corporate Responsibility and Governance

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