Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T3 2020
Unit Code HI6006
Unit Title Competitive Strategy
Assessment Type Group Assignment – maximum 4 persons per group
Note: Groups must be formed by week 6. Once a group is formed, no changes are
allowed. If you fail to form a group, your lecturer may allow you to submit individually.
Assessment Title : Report – Case Analysis and Application of Strategy Models
Purpose of the assessment
Students are required to explain in report format, with reference to a case of your choice,
how any one of the following would be applied: Business Strategy, Competitive Dynamics, Corporate Strategy, Acquisitions and Structure, International Strategy. This is strictly required to be your own original work. Be sure to base your answer on the models studied in class and quote your academic sources.
Weight 40%, comprising: Report (week 10)
Total Marks 40 [note: the total assignment is graded out of 40]
Word limit Report not more than 2500 words
Due Date Week 10 for the final report. [Late submission penalties accrue at the rate of -5% per day]
• All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed
Assignment Cover Page.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list, all using Harvard referencing style.
• At the end of your report please include an appendix states ‘who wrote which section’, i.e. provide the student name and number for each section of the report.
Assignment 2 Specifications
This assignment aims at ensuring that students have familiarized themselves with at least one significant case study (from any of those in the tutorials) and are able to apply the “strategic management process” and relevant foundational strategy development models that are applicable to the case.
Select any case study and choose from the following aspects of competitive strategy to apply the theories of
strategy development and implementation as relevant to the case study you choose:
• Business Strategy
• Competitive Dynamics
• Corporate Strategy
• Acquisitions and Structure
• International Strategy
In this report, the use of sub-headings is essential. Be sure to use paragraphing.
Be sure to reference your sources in-text and provide a list of references at the end, all in Harvard style.
Your final submission is due Friday of week 10 at midnight. Late submissions attract penalties at the rate of –5% per day.
Assignment Structure Required
Cover page [this is essential and must be completed accurately] Executive Summary
Table of Contents
Body of the report to contain Section Headings – e.g. introduction, brief summary of the case;
identification of strategic issues; relevant theoretical concepts, application of strategy model, conclusion.
Sub-sections are to be numbered. Paragraphing must be used.
Page Numbers must be used.
Reference List at the end must be in Harvard format and mainly academic Journal Articles.
Appendix: Statement of ‘who wrote which section’ (see below).
To ensure that all students participate equitably in the group assignment and that students are responsible for the academic integrity of all components of the assignment. You need to complete the following table which identifies which student/students are responsible for the various sections of the assignment:
Student Name and Number
This table needs to be completed and submitted with the assignment as it is a compulsory component required before any grading is undertaken.