Assessment for MGT200: Organizational Behavior
Assessment Type: Research Essay – Individual Assessment.
Purpose: To allow students to research organizational behavior theory and examine and critically analyses one aspect of organizational behavior in depth. Students will also develop an understanding of some of the activities that make up scholarly research and to see the way in which knowledge is built gradually.
Submission: Upload a soft copy - Word Document (.doc or .docx format) to Turnitin on Moodle. Do not submit PDF documents.
Topic: Money and other financial rewards are a fundamental part of the employment relationship and can be used effectively in motivating employees. Discuss pros and cons of this argument.
Students must write an essay to discuss the pros and cons of the argument topic provided before concluding and providing a recommendation. The assessment intends to test students’ ability to comprehend the materials sourced from lectures, textbooks and research. It also intends to improve students’ writing, analysis, and argumentation skills and add to their understanding of the applicability of organizational behavior in the workplace.
Students will be assessed on the following criteria:
o Conclusions and Recommendations
o Clarity of Written Work
o Presentation, Citation and Referencing Format
Details about each criterion can be checked by assessing the subject outline. It is very important to note that research is a key criterion that will influence the mark you earn. Research is considered appropriate when students make their arguments by using peer-reviewed journal articles. While using a minimum of six (6) journal articles is expected, students will only achieve a top mark in their research component when they adequately use between twelve (12) and fifteen (15) research sources, the majority of which are journal articles. Kindly note that using WIKIPEDIA and other online encyclopedia is not allowed and may result in being given a fail grade for the essay. Please use Journal from EBSCO Databases.
o The assessment must be Harvard (Anglia) referenced, typed Arial 12 font, 1.5 spaced and delivered by using an essay structure.
o Referencing is only considered adequate when the sources that are used in the work are acknowledged both in-text and in the references list at the end of the essay.
o The assessment’s length is 1500 words (+/-) 10%. The word count excludes the cover sheet, contents page, references, appendices, and illustrations (e.g. diagrams, graphs and tables).
o The assessment is worth 20% of your overall subject mark.
o A word document of your assessment must be submitted to Moodle by Friday, week 6 at 1130PM. Files that are not submitted in word will not be accepted.
o It is recommended to plan time appropriately and start your assessment early which will give you time to gain feedback from your tutor and do well.