The purpose of this document is to give you guidance on how to complete the essay which is 50s% of the overall assessment of N1065 (with the other 50% coming from the examination).
Essay Title Choose ONE of the management processes encountered during the course: Starting, Organising, Planning and Changing. Select a business organisation of your choice and explain how and how well it undertakes your chosen process.
Points to note
1. The word limit is 1000 (+/- 10%). Neither the title page nor your reference list count towards the word limit but your in-text referencing will count. Please state the number of words you have used. Your marks will be reduced if you are under- or over -shoot the word limit.
2. The current university policies on plagiarism and late submission apply. The deadline is as listed in Study Direct. (BMEC School Office in Jubilee); 2 copies please.
3. Reference your work in a way that follows the advice and guidance available on the ‘3S’ (Study Success at Sussex) site or any received from your Academic Advisor and/or your N1065 seminar leader and/or in lectures. Furthermore we suggest you use ‘TURNITIN’ to review your own work.
4. The exact title as above should be displayed; not your own version of the title.
5. It is an essay and no sub-titles are expected.
6. In your introduction you should state clearly the management process you are going to write about and which organisation is the main focus of your essay. You should also give a very brief description of your selected organisation – but don’t waste too many word on this; it won’t gain you many marks (for example don’t go into detail about its history).
7. Try not to use overlong quotations – they soak up too many words. Use a range of authoritative sources and reference properly. Referencing lecture slides will bring very few marks; avoid this – and Wikipedia!
8. In your essay you are trying to show understanding and application of relevant concepts, models, arguments and theories. You should do this convincingly, and for a higher mark, critically. So far example don’t assume that you selected organisation gets it right all the time – you are being asked to give you view on how well the organisation deals with a process (tip: one way of doing this might be to compare it with how well similar organisations perform the process).
9. Remember it is an essay, not a report, so you don’t need to end with recommendations. But you should provide a conclusion, which reviews what you have found and draws the reader’s attention to the key issues – and these might be ‘problem areas’ or challenges for the organisation you have chosen.
10. Don’t hand in your essay until you have checked it through and proof-read it – but don’t hand it in late!
This guidance is not definitive. You can seek the