HI5014 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ACROSS BORDERS
Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T2 2019
Unit Code HI5014
Unit Title International Business Across Borders
Assessment Type Group Assignment – maximum 4 persons per group
Note: Groups must be formed by week 6 and your lecturer must be informed in writing
of each member’s name and student number. Once a group is formed, no changes are
allowed. Students will also need to inform the lecturer of their MNE. Each group must
select a unique MNE to research.
Assessment Title Analysis of a Multi-National Entity (Report Format)
Purpose of the
assessment
Students are required to research and analyse a multi-national entity of their choice.
In the report, students must address the following themes from topics 5 -9, including:
1. Foreign market entry strategy adopted by the selected MNE
2. Competitive dynamics and market conditions faced by the MNE
3. MNE’s organisational structure, knowledge management and innovation
This is strictly required to be your own original work. Plagiarism will be penalised.
Students are required to apply the theories and knowledge derived from the course
materials, demonstrate critical analysis and provide a considered and comprehensive
evaluation of their selected MNE. Students must use correct in-text citation
conventions.
Weight 40% = comprising a Group Report 30% (week 9) and
a power-point presentation 10% (weeks 9-12)
Total Marks 40 Marks
Word limit Report not more than 3,000 words
Due Date Week 9 for the group report.
[Late submission penalties accrue at the rate of -10% per day]
Submission
Guidelines
 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 stating ‘who wrote which
section’, i.e. provide the student name and number for each section of the report.
Note: In-class presentation is required. All students must attend the presentation or
marks will be deducted. Your lecturer will require the group to submit a draft report in
Week 7. Ensure the report is checked for plagiarism using Safe-assign.
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HI5014 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ACROSS BORDERS
Assignment Specifications
Purpose:
This group assignment is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of course
concepts and apply their knowledge of the theories and course material to a contemporary multinational entity operating in different markets around the world.
Details
Select a current well-known multi-national entity or consult with your lecturer and ensure that it
has not been selected by another group. Analyse the selected and approved multi-national entity in
terms of:
 Foreign entry strategy
 Competitive Dynamics
 Organisational structure
 Knowledge Management
 Innovation
In this report,
 Use sub-headings
 Use appropriate paragraphing
 Reference the sources used with correct in-text citation conventions
 Provide a full list of references at the end using correct referencing conventions
 Check the safe-assign report and modify the submission if it is Medium or High risk.
Your final submission is due Friday of Week 9 at Midnight. Late submissions will attract penalties at
the rate of -10% per day.
Assignment Structure Required
1. Holmes Institute Cover Page [This is essential and must be completed accurately]
2. Executive Summary
3. Table of Contents
4. Main Body of the report contains Section Headings – e.g. Introduction, Foreign Entry Strategy,
Competitive Dynamics, Organisational Structure, Knowledge Management, Innovation and
Conclusion.
5. Sub-sections are numbered.
6. Appropriate paragraphing must be used.
7. Page Numbers must be used.
8. Reference List at the end must be in the Harvard format and mainly academic Journal Articles.
9. Appendix: Statement of ‘Who wrote which section’. All students in the group must indicate
which sections of the report was their individual contribution.
10. The report must be within the 3,000 word limit.
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HI5014 International Business Across Borders Marking Rubric
Excellent
4 marks
Good
3.5 marks
Satisfactory
2 marks
Unsatisfactory
1.5 marks
Below Requirements
/ No Submission
1 or 0 marks
Executive
Summary
Max 4 marks
Well
structured,
complete,
compelling and
concise
Clear, concise
and
compelling
A satisfactory
summary of the
report
An unsatisfactory
summary of the
report. Incomplete
and/or poorly
written.

1 mark = report has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of a report format.
0 mark = the report format is unsatisfactory.
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Statement of
‘Who did What’
Max 1 mark
1 mark = each member’s contribution to the group report is provided.
0 mark = this statement is missing
Referencing
(in-text)
Max 2 marks
n/a n/a Correct in all
respects
Correct in general Incorrect
Reference List
(at end)
Max 2 marks
n/a n/a Correct in all
respects
Correct in general Incorrect
Oral In-Class
Presentation
10 marks
(refer to
detailed oral
presentation
rubric)
Presentation
was High
Distinction /
Virtuoso
quality
(8-10 marks)
Presentation
was
Distinctive /
stand-out
quality
(7.5 marks)
Presentation was
credit-worthy
quality
(6 marks)
Presentation was
satisfactory
(5 marks)
Presentation was
Unsatisfactory
(0 – 5 marks) or not
performed.
Total
40 marks
Comments Marks Awarded

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