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Master of Business Administration

AWARDED BY NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY, UK

Learning and Changing Assignment
March 2010

Assignment (100 marks)

d. The significance of learning in change management and the various approaches to learning b. Critically evaluate the validity of the statement above using the organisation you are attached to or familiar with. The outcome of learning and changing in an organisation Learning & Changing Page 2 of 5 . Understanding of the learning cycle with reference to Kolb’s model e.Awarded by Nottingham Trent University – UK Assignment MODULE : Learning and Changing DATE ISSUED : Week 1 – March 1. You could use some or all of the following pointers in pursuing the assignment. f. The factors or forces of changes in a dynamic environment c. you should note that the pointers are not exhaustive. The impact that employees involvement could have in attaining the desired changes g. Marks shall be given in line with the effort put in. The motivational role that the management could play in drawing the attention of the employees towards continuous learning. The strategies that could be adopted in effecting organizational learning. a. However. 2010 WORD COUNT : 3000 – 3500 WORDS Assignment Question “Learning and more so continuous learning is significant for effecting the right changes in an organisation”. You are strongly advised to refer to relevant articles and other reading material besides that provided for your coursework. 2010 SUBMISSION DATE : Week 6 – April 11.

The impact that employees involvement could have in attaining the desired changes k. A brief outline of the business that the organisation is involved in should be included. The outcome of learning and changing in an organisation 5. Among some of the pointers that could be used are: e. Understanding of the learning cycle with reference to Kolb’s model i. Introduction and Background of the organization selected: Students are encouraged to provide a synopsis of the assignment by explaining the objectives of the assignment. The motivational role that the management could play in drawing the attention of the employees towards continuous learning. 4. b. The significance of learning in change management and the various approaches to learning f. The factors or forces of changes in a dynamic environment g. d. Conclusion & Recommendation a. Table of contents 3. Comment on the validity of the statement b. The strategies that could be adopted in effecting organizational learning. Summarize the main points discussed in the main body. Include additional information on how the organization could supplement the efforts to enhance nurturing the culture of continuous learning.’ c.Awarded by Nottingham Trent University – UK Assignment Answering Guide for Assignment The answer guide for the assignment is as follows: 1. h. Main Body a. Appropriate sub-headings should be used wherever possible. Appendices Learning & Changing Page 3 of 5 . j. 6. highlighting the various factors of learning that could have an impact on change. Discuss in details how ‘Learning and more so continuous learning is significant for effecting the right changes in an organisation. References 7. Executive Summary 2.

00 midnight Malaysia & Singapore Time Zone. It will then be the responsibility of the Board of Examiners to determine whether or not this failure in assessment can be compensated for in the light of the participant's overall performance or whether or not the participant will be required to retake part or all of the elements for progression towards or the conferment of the award. Name of the student. Assignment Title and the selected Topic along with on-line Signature of student and number of words must be reflected on the cover sheet. 9. 4. 3. body (with appropriate heading / sub-headings). 8. presented in text of font size 12 with 1. d) the participant be issued with a formal reprimand in writing and a copy of this lodged in the participant’s file. It may recommend that: a) the case constitutes plagiarism and that the participant fails with or without the right of resubmission. Unacknowledged use of work of others (plagiarism) is regarded as a dishonest practice and will be dealt with severely as follows: 11.the module assessor can refuse to mark the piece of work and will record a zero mark. references and any required appendices.the assessed mark will be reduced by five percentage points • Ten days late . Failure to hand in the assignment for any reason and without prior approval of the Course Leader will result in the participant’s work being penalized in accordance with the Academic & Assessment Regulations governing the conduct of the Master of Business Administration programme as follows: • Five days late . In a case of suspected plagiarism it is the right and duty of the Board of Examiners to: a) receive all information pertinent to the case in written form or verbal evidence including the submitted work itself. 2. with appropriate cover page. It must be presented in a structured manner. determine its recommendation where it confirms the case according to the circumstances and severity of the case. b) seek further advice where appropriate. Any reference to authors and other writers shall be quoted with due acknowledgement in your assignment report using the Harvard Referencing System or APA. The Board of Examiners shall then agree a mark and/or classification. 10. Assignment has to be submitted on or before April 11. Your assignment shall reflect the depth and breadth of your original analyses in a clear and coherent manner. All assignments must be adhered strictly to the deadlines specified by WEC. 6. Due credit shall be given for excellent illustration of points using diagrammatic mode. Your assignment should be organized under suitable headings.5 line spacing. abstract page. The use of ‘cut and paste’ approach will be penalized. conclusion. The assignment MUST be submitted on-line on or before the due date. c)confirm or reject the accusation of plagiarism. 5. An analytical piece of work is required. introduction. 12. 7. 2010 before 12.Awarded by Nottingham Trent University – UK Assignment Instructions 1. b) the submitted work fail.the assessed mark will be reduced by ten percentage points • Over 10 days late . The assignments shall contain a minimum of 3000 to a maximum 3500 words. The cover page should be attached with the assignment and uploaded through SERF on- line. Learning & Changing Page 4 of 5 . c) the participant be penalized by a reduction in the mark for this assessment and/or classification of the award. Assignments should be word processed. Module Title. The Programme. content page.

5 Proper referencing method 1.… Subtotal 55.Awarded by Nottingham Trent University – UK Assignment MARKS ALLOCATION BREAKDOWN Part 1: Technical component Level 1. 3.2.0 % Part 2: Understanding of existing body of knowledge 2.2 Structure and presentation 1.2 Making quality recommendations and conclusions with supporting ideas of why the 15.1 Use of wide range of information from a variety of sources. critical analysis of existing ideas and approaches. and how the recommendations can improve the current situation. strength and 15.0 % Part 3: Application of the knowledge learned 3.0 % 2.2.0 % referencing and own style of presentation to address the issue/Literature review 2.0 % exposition 10. costs and benefits.4 Use of appropriate terminology and style for professional and technical writing 1. with appropriate 10.2 Using appropriate example.1 Setting the scene /introduction/problem statement/background analysis 1. 15.2 Good flow and clarity of presentation 1.0 % TOTAL MARKS FOR 100% Learning & Changing Page 5 of 5 . 3. diagrams.3 Balance between text and use of charts. new insights into existing problems.1 Logic sequence with section well linked and well organized 7. case study.1 Contextualize the learning to the work place by providing and discussing real-world situation where the concepts can be applied.3 Completeness. improvement of existing methods.2.2.3 Balanced discussion of issues where pro’s and con’s. relevancy. Recommendations should also include possible implementation obstacles and problems. creative use of existing 10. headings 7.4 Originality and creativity: proposing new and innovative ideas.6 Compliance word count Subtotal 15.0 % conclusions and recommendations are relevant and important to the situation.0 % weaknesses are well considered. accuracy and correctness of material use to support exposition Subtotal 30.2. data and sample to clarify and support 10.5 % 1.0 % 3.5 % 1.2.0 % approach to new area of applications.