Economics for Global Decision Makers

Economics for Global Decision Makers
Assessment Information
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Assessment Information
Subject Code: GB540
Subject Name: Economics for Global Decision Makers
Assessment Title: Individual Report
Weighting: 30%
Total Marks: 80
Due Date: Due Sunday 10pm (AEST) Week 10
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Assessment Description
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Description and Due Date

GB540 portal page.
Structure
The Individual Report will be made available in Week 5 and will be based on a case study
It needs to be presented in line with the “Report Structure” file uploaded on the portal under assessments.
Students need to reference at least 3 academic sources using a reference list and Harvard in text referencing. A
guide on referencing is available on the portal.
The report will be put through turnitin and any plagiarism will be traced and penalised. Students who are caught
for plagiarism will be put on the national plagiarism register and will face penalties. For details see “Academic
Integrity, Honesty and Conduct Policy” at http://www.kbs.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/KBS-AcademicHonesty-integrity-and-conduct-Feb-14.pdf
The report needs to make a clear recommendation and demonstrate the use of judgement and analysis of reallife
economic managerial issue with reference to economic theory.
Assignment Question
The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with an opportunity to research and analyse two trading
partners of Australia.
Assume that you work for a company that is planning to move its factory to one of the two biggest international
markets of the company in late-2015. Assume that your factory would need to employ semi-skilled labour and is
highly labour intensive. The output of the production will then be sold in that country with the intention that at
least 80% of net profit generated from sales will be repatriate back to Australia. Your CEO has requested that
you present a report to the Board of Directors, comparing the two countries and recommend which country
would present a lower risk for such a plan to work in that country.
Assessment Information
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This material has been reproduced and communicated to you by or on behalf of Kaplan Business School pursuant to Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968 (‘Act’). The material
in this communication may be subject to copyright under the Act. Any further reproduction or communication of this material by you may be the subject of copyright protection
under the Act. Kaplan Business School is a part of Kaplan Inc., a leading global provider of educational services. Kaplan Business School Pty Ltd ABN 86 098 181 947 is a
registered higher education provider CRICOS Provider Code 02426B.
Present a report of approximately 1000-1500 words recommending which of the two countries is conducive for
such a plan.
You should address the following issues in your report:
1. The nature of trade and status of relationships of the two countries with Australia. Is there an existing free
trade agreement? If yes, what does it covers?
2. Your assessment of the exchange rate between Australia and the two countries you are considering and
any predictions you have about movements in these exchange rates over the next 6 months- 1 year.
Support these predictions with your own research and economic models of demand and supply.
You can chose any of the below two countries/cities/regions to compare.
• China and India
• Thailand and Malaysia
• South Korea and Vietnam
• Colombia and PNG
• Hong Kong and Sri Lanka
This Assignment relates to Topics 5-6 of the course. You are expected to do your own research.
Structure and Marking
The report needs to be presented in line with the “Report Structure” file uploaded on the portal under
assessments.
Students need to reference at least 3 sources using a reference list and Harvard in text referencing. A guide on
referencing is available on the portal.
The report will be put through turnitin and any plagiarism will be traced and penalised. Students who are caught
for plagiarism will be put on the national plagiarism register and will face penalties. For details see “Academic
Integrity, Honesty and Conduct Policy” at http://www.kbs.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/KBS-AcademicHonesty-integrity-and-conduct-Feb-14.pdf
The report needs to make a clear recommendation and demonstrate the use of judgement and analysis of reallife
economic managerial issue with reference to economic theory.
For the marking rubric please see “Assessment 3 Information” file on the portal
Assessment Rubric and Marking
Please see the below rubric for information on how marks will be allocated.
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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA Copyright Regulations 1969
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reproduction or communication of this material by you may be the subject of copyright protection under the Act. Kaplan Business School is a part of Kaplan Inc., a leading global provider of educational services. Kaplan Business School Pty Ltd ABN 86
098 181 947 is a registered higher education provider CRICOS Provider Code 02426B.
Assessment Marking Rubric
Criteria HD (High Distinction)
85%-100%
DN (Distinction)
75%-84%
CR (Credit)
74%-65%
P (Pass)
50%-64%
NN (Fail)
0%-49%
Score
Knowledge,
comprehension and
application
30 marks
In addressing the
economic managerial
issues in the case study,
the report clearly identifies,
defines and critically
applies relevant theories
and concepts sourced from
more than 3 quality
academic sources.
In addressing the
economic managerial
issues in the case study,
the report clearly identifies,
defines and applies
relevant theories and
concepts sourced from
more than 3 quality
academic sources.
In responding to the
economic managerial
issues in the case study,
the report defines and
applies relevant theories
and concepts sourced from
at least 3 academic
sources.
In responding to the
economic managerial issues
in the case study, the report
identifies and defines
relevant theories and
concepts with little
application in response to
the case questions.
At least 3 academic sources
used in report.
Key concepts not identified or
defined.
No, or unclear, application of
concepts to the case study.
Less than 3 academic sources
used in report.
Analysis, evaluation and
judgment
40 marks
Analysis and evaluation
supported by
comprehensive discussion
and argument and leading
to a supported judgment
which addresses the case
study questions.
Copious evidence in the
work of critical reasoning
and synthesis.
Analysis and evaluation
supported by
comprehensive discussion
and argument and leading
to a clear judgment which
addresses the case study
questions.
Copious evidence in the
work of critical reasoning.
Analysis and evaluation
supported by broad
discussion and argument.
Much evidence in the work
of critical reasoning.
Analysis and argument
supported in part by some
discussion and argument.
Some evidence in the work
of critical reasoning.
Analysis and argument not
apparent. Lacks argument and
discussion.
Little or no evidence in the work
of critical reasoning.
Conclusion and written
report Report written in a
cohesive manner, with
proper structure for a
report.
Sound and convincing
conclusions and
judgements drawn from
the discussion.
Report written in a
cohesive manner, with
proper structure for a
report.
Sound and convincing
conclusions and
judgements drawn from
the discussion.
Report written in a
somewhat cohesive
manner, with clear
structure for a report.
Sound conclusion drawn
from the discussion.
Report written with structure
but reads awkward.
Report draws a conclusion
but not necessarily drawn
from the discussion.
Some missing references
and citations.
Report reads piecemeal with no
proper structure given.
No or limited conclusion draw
from the discussion.
Missing references and citations.
No attempts to stick to the word
limits.
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098 181 947 is a registered higher education provider CRICOS Provider Code 02426B.
10 marks
Appropriate citation and
references given to
support the discussion to
help draw a sound wellargued
conclusion.
Report written within the
word limits.
Appropriate citation and
references given to
support the discussion to
help draw a sound
conclusion.
Report written within the
word limits.
Appropriate citation and
references given to
support the discussion to
help draw a conclusion.
Report written within the
word limits.
Report written exceeding the
word limits.
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