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MMM132 – Management Assignment

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The purpose of this assessment is to provide you with opportunities to develop important skills and knowledge required in the study and practice of management in organisations. Through engaging in this task, you will develop important academic skills in researching, applying, evaluating, and presenting information and ideas to the standard required of business professionals. 


Understanding how management theory and concepts are used to both guide and evaluate management decisions is important to the success of professionals in organisations. Although organisations come in a variety of shapes and sizes, the foundation management theories and concepts studied in MMM132 can be used to understand and evaluate management in most organisations.

Two-part assessment

This assessment is in two parts due on different dates. It is important you submit both parts.

The knowledge and academic research, planning, citing, evaluative and referencing skills learned in Part A1.1 of this assignment will help you with the requirements in Part A1.2.


For both parts of this assessment task, imagine you are applying for a graduate job at either  or Netflix. As part of the application process, you are asked to complete a report examining certain aspects of its management and organisation. 



Specific Requirements

PART A1.1 Business Report Progress Assessment due 8pm Tuesday 4 April (Week 5)

Purpose: This assessment begins your journey of learning to research and present your knowledge and skills relevant to the Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes of GLO1, GLO2, and GLO4. It provides the basis of what you need to do to prepare your A1.2 and helps you develop transferable skills needed for other university studies and the workplace.

Specifically, this assessment will help you develop and evaluate your skills in:

  • finding and evaluating relevant management theory and concepts presented in the prescribed textbook and peer reviewed Management journal articles.
  • writing a 500-word mini-essay in a formal structured way to identify, define, explain, and critically analyse and evaluate management concepts and practice in a real-life organisations.
  • planning your Final Business Report by preparing an A1.2 draft Table of Contents (TOC)
  • learning to apply the APA7citing and referencing skills required in MMM132.
  • checking your final submission meets the assessment criteria shown in the assessment rubric.

Task A1.1.1: Briefly summarise the components of an organisation’s external business environment. Then identify and evaluate the potential impact of any two economic factors evident in 2022-23 that may affect either Qantas or Netflix. Support your discussion with examples relevant to your selected organisation. Begin your research by reading Chapter 4, LO1 of the text.

In your answer you must attempt to include:

  • essay format up to a maximum of 500-words (includes citations but not the reference list)
  • DEAR to define, explain, apply, analyse, and critically evaluate the ideas used in your essay.
  • one or more citations from the prescribed MMM132 textbook
  • one or more citations from a relevant peer reviewed Management academic journal article
  • one or more citations from a reputable source about your chosen organisation or their website
  • one or more directly quoted citations using APA7
  • one or more paraphrased citations using APA7
  • a reference list of all the sources used in this task (A1.1) using APA7

Task A1.1.2: Provide a draft Table of Contents (TOC) for your forthcoming A1.2 Business Report Include numbered sections and sub-section headings (see Week 2 Lecture and Business Report format on pp. 4-5 of this document).

Task A1.1.3: Provide a draft reference list of all the sources you plan to use in your A1.2 Business Report. The reference list must be formatted using APA7 referencing conventions and include the following minimum number of references.

  • the prescribed MMM132 textbook
  • one or more Management academic journal articles for each task A1.2.1, A1.2.2, and A1.2.3.
  • one reputable (non-academic) source of information relevant to your organisation or their website


PART 2 (A1.2) Final Business Report - 8pm Tuesday 2 May (Week 8)

Purpose: Assume you have applied for a graduate role at either  or Netflix. As part of this application, you have been asked to write a report examining management aspects of the organisation to which you applied.

This business report provides you with an opportunity to strengthen the skills and apply the feedback you gained through completion of A1.1. In addition, this report requires you to consider where you might fit as a manager in your chosen organisation and reflect on what you can do to prepare for such a position. Use the Business Report format (see pp. 4-5 below) to guide you on the sections required in your report.

There are three tasks you must complete in your Part 2 (A1.2) Final Business Report. You must complete and submit all three tasks within the body of your report.

Task A1.2.1: Define and explain organisational vision and mission. Then describe and evaluate the vision and mission of either Qantas or Netflix in 2023. Begin your research by reading Chapter 9, LO2 of the text.

Task A1.2.2: Differentiate the roles that compliance and CSR programs serve in organisations. Then evaluate any two current CSR programs provided by either  or Netflix. Begin your research by reading Chapter 5, LO6 of the text.

Task A1.2.3: Imagine you are applying for a first-line manager’s job at either  or Netflix. Describe the skills you are likely to need in this kind of job at either Qantas or Netflix. Begin your research by reading  of the text. Next, explain and evaluate how your completion of any two Deakin experiences offered in the Deakin Talent build your experience website could provide you with experiences relevant to these roles as a first-line manager job.

*Each of the above three tasks in A1.2 should be a maximum of 500 words and must cite the prescribed MMM132 textbook, one or more peer reviewed Management academic journal article, and one or more reputable sources and/or the website of your chosen organisation. You will be rewarded using the DEAR model, to include definitions, explanations, application, contextualisation, analysis, critical evaluation, citations, and a reference list.

Submission Requirements

  • Part A1.1 asks you to complete 3 tasks. This is NOTthe Final Business Report but will help you prepare for your A1.2 Final Business Report.
  • Part A1.2 requires you to write a Final Business Report (see Business Report format above).
  • Generally, each paragraph should focus on one main idea in no more than 250 words and include more than one sentence. For assistance with this use a Deakin Study Support service.
  • Line-spacing should be 1.5 except in the reference list which should be single spacing.
  • Include a footer on each page with the page number.
  • Use APA7citing and referencing every time you cite information that is not an original thought.
  • Assignments must meet Deakin’s policy on academic integrity.Your submission will be penalised if you collude, co-author, plagiarise from others, or self-plagiarise. If you feel the need to buy your assignment from a contract cheating company, first have a conversation with your tutor or unit chair. Contract cheating is not a good idea because you will not learn anything or develop any skills and that lack of learning and skill development will make it harder as you progress through the course. If you are stressed or feel you do not have the required language, skill, or knowledge development for this assignment, have a conversation with a writing mentor.
  • Submit A1.1 and A1.2 in one single MS Word document (not PDF or Pages).
  • Do not resave or rename the saved copyafter the submission date as you may need to submit your pre-due date backup copy if your assignment cannot be seen/read in the Deakin system.
  • After you submit your A1.1 and A1.2 assignments in the MMM132 Cloud site you will receive an email to your Deakin email address confirming its submission. You should check your A1.1 and A1.2 are in the Submissions view of the Assignment drop-box after upload and keep the email receipt of your submission as proof of submission.
  • Keep a backup copy of both assignment submission confirmations until you see your grade.
  • Submit your assignment in the Assignment Dropbox in the unit CloudDeakin site on or before the due date. When uploading your assignment, name your document using the following syntax: . For example, ‘Jones_Barry_123456789_ABC123.doc’.
  • Submitting a hard copy of this assignment is not required. You must keep a backup copy of every assignment you submit until the marked assignment has been returned to you. In the unlikely event that one of your assignments is misplaced you will need to submit your backup copy.
  • Any work you submit may be checked by electronic or other means for the purposes of detecting collusion and/or plagiarism and for authenticating work.

Business Report Format

MMM132 Business Report Format

(Adapted from http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/studying/study-support/academic-skills/report-writing).

Title page

(not included in the word count)

· Title of report (should be short to indicate what the report is about)

· Name and website of organisation

· Student name and ID number

· Unit code and unit name

Executive summary

This is a summary of the whole report. Briefly outline the task(s) you were asked to perform, the methods you used to find information to address these tasks, your conclusion to each of these tasks in relation to your chosen organisation. This heading should not be listed in the Table of Contents (Approximately 200 words)

Table of contents

(not included in the word count)

List and number the headings of the main sections and sub-sections of your report. (Use the MSWord template provided in the unit site to learn to create heading styles, sub-headings, and an automatic Table of Contents – TOC)


Set the scene; give some background information about the report/organisation; state the aim/purpose of the report. Provide an outline describing the main sections in the body of the report (Approximately 150 words)

Body of Report

Three task sections

Organise the body of the report into three sections. Each section should cover each of the three tasks with clearly numbered section headings and subheadings.

Your discussion in each task should use DEAR format to:

· define and explain management theories and concepts 

· analyse and relate these theories to the chosen organisation 

· include critical analysis and evaluation

· cite sources from the textbook, peer reviewed Management academic journal articles, and at least one reputable source on your chosen organisation

· write in third person for Tasks 1.2.1 and 1.2.2 and in first person for Task 1.2.3

· write 500 words per task (a total of 1500 words for the body of the report)


Summarise key points from your report. Use the information from each task in the body of your report to inform your conclusion. (Approximately 150 words).


(Not in word count)

A list of all (and only) the sources that you cited in the report using the APA7 referencing style. See: APA7

Recommendations & Appendices are NOT required in this report.

Learning Outcomes

This task allows you to demonstrate your achievement towards the Unit Learning Outcomes (ULOs) which have been aligned to the Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLOs). Deakin GLOs describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates acquire and can demonstrate on completion of their course. This assessment task is an important tool in determining your achievement of the ULOs. If you do not demonstrate achievement of the ULOs you will not be successful in this unit. You are advised to familiarise yourself with these ULOs and GLOs as they will inform you on what you are expected to demonstrate for successful completion of this unit. The learning outcomes are aligned to the assessment tasks.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLO)

ULO 1: Define and explain managerial theory and practice in contemporary organisations.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2: Present management concepts using appropriate resources and citations.

GLO2: Communication

ULO3: Evaluate and question management theories and concepts and how these are applied by management.

GLO4: Critical thinking

Marking and feedback

The marking rubric indicates the assessment criteria for this task. It is available in the CloudDeakin unit site in the Assessment folder, under Assessment Resources. Criteria act as a boundary around the task and help specify what assessors are looking for in your submission. The criteria are drawn from the ULOs and align with the GLOs. You should familiarise yourself with the assessment criteria before completing and submitting this task.

Students who submit their work by the due date will receive their marks and feedback on CloudDeakin 15 working days after the submission date.


Extensions can only be granted for exceptional and/or unavoidable circumstances outside of your control. Requests for extensions must be made by 12 noon on the submission date using the online Extension Request form under the Assessment tab on the unit CloudDeakin site. All requests for extensions should be supported by appropriate evidence (e.g., a medical certificate in the case of ill health).




Applications for extensions after 12 noon on the submission date require University level special consideration and these applications must be must be submitted via StudentConnect in your DeakinSync site.

Late submission penalties

If you submit an assessment task after the due date without an approved extension or special consideration, 5% will be deducted from the available marks for each day after the due date up to seven days*. Work submitted more than seven days after the due date will not be marked and will receive 0% for the task. The Unit Chair may refuse to accept a late submission where it is unreasonable or impracticable to assess the task after the due date. *'Day' means calendar day for electronic submissions and working day for paper submissions.

An example of how the calculation of the late penalty based on an assignment being due on a Tuesday at 8:00pm is as follows:

  • 1 day late: submitted after Tuesday 11:59pm and before Wednesday 11:59pm– 5% penalty.
  • 2 days late: submitted after Wednesday 11:59pm and before Thursday 11:59pm – 10% penalty.
  • 3 days late: submitted after Thursday 11:59pm and before Friday 11:59pm – 15% penalty.
  • 4 days late: submitted after Friday 11:59pm and before Saturday 11:59pm – 20% penalty.
  • 5 days late: submitted after Saturday 11:59pm and before Sunday 11:59pm – 25% penalty.
  • 6 days late: submitted after Sunday 11:59pm and before Monday 11:59pm – 30% penalty.
  • 7 days late: submitted after Monday 11:59pm and before Tuesday 11:59pm – 35% penalty.

The Dropbox closes the Tuesday after 11:59pm AEST/AEDT (Melbourne) time.


The Division of Student Life provides a range of Study Support resources and services, available throughout the academic year, including Writing Mentor and Maths Mentor online drop ins and the SmartThinking 24 hour writing feedback service at this link. If you would prefer some more in depth and tailored support, make an appointment online with a Language and Learning Adviser.

Referencing and Academic Integrity

Deakin takes academic integrity very seriously. It is important that you (and if a group task, your group) complete your own work in every assessment task Any material used in this assignment that is not your original work must be acknowledged as such and appropriately referenced. You can find information about referencing (and avoiding breaching academic integrity) and other study support resources at the following website: http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/study-support

Your rights and responsibilities as a student

As a student you have both rights and responsibilities. Please refer to the document Your rights and responsibilities as a student in the Unit Guide & Information section in the Content area in the CloudDeakin unit site.


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