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Assignment 1 – 2000 words – 50%
Mabel has just graduated from the University of Business and has applied for a three-week internship with a business consultancy firm called London Business Advisory (whose main clients are large business sellers of products and commodities).
Mabel has just found out that she has received an invitation to interview for an internship. Mabel is aware that if she impresses members of the various departments at London Business Advisory, it may lead to a training contract at the firm. Mabel has been told by Deb, the HR Manager at London Business Advisory, that during the internship, the successful candidate would spend time in the Client Corporate Advisory Division. As part of the interview process, Mabel is given a set of questions.
Mabel is asked the following:
1 Discuss the rules regarding the formation of a contract and indicate whether you think these rules might be more in favour of your clients (ie. large business sellers) or the buyers (ie. the general public). (in your answer, ignore reference to consumer law). (1000 words)
2 Discuss the main business structures in the UK (eg. limited liability companies, partnerships, sole traders and limited liability partnerships) when advising clients on the most appropriate business structures for them.(1000 words)
(total 2000 words)
This task addresses LOs 1 and 2.
LENGTH REQUIRED
A maximum of 2000 words
FORMATTING AND LAYOUT
Please note the following when completing your written assignment:
1. Writing: Written in English in an appropriate business/academic style
2. Focus: Focus only on the tasks set in the assignment.
3. Document format: Report
4. Ensure a clear title, course, and name or ID number is on a cover sheet and a bibliography using Harvard referencing throughout is also provided.
5. Research: Research should use reliable and relevant sources of information e.g. academic books and journals that have been peer reviewed.
The use of a range of information sources is expected – academic books, peer reviewed journal articles, professional articles, press releases and newspaper articles, reliable statistics, company annual reports and other company information. All referencing should be in Harvard style.
MARKING CRITERIA AND STUDENT FEEDBACK – ASSIGNMENT 1
This section details the assessment criteria. The extent to which these are demonstrated by you determines your mark. The marks available for each criterion are shown. Lecturers use a similar format to comment on the achievement of the task(s), including those areas in which you have performed well and areas that would benefit from development/improvement.
Common Assessment Criteria Applied Marks available Marks
Awarded
1. Knowledge and Understanding of Subject
Extent of knowledge and understanding of concepts and underlying principles associated with the discipline.
Demonstrating familiarity with the selected concepts/ models/theories used in your work.
30
2. Cognitive Skills
Analysis and evaluation of research and/or own reading, selection of credible sources, application of appropriate referencing conventions; argument and judgement/conclusion
Demonstrating analysis, evaluation and decision making of a range of appropriately referenced information. 30
3. Practical Skills
Deployment of creativity; application of concepts; formulation of innovative and creative solutions to solve problems.
Applying your conceptual insights to successfully address the task at hand/ethical dilemma. Making recommendations for future strategies.
20
4. Transferable Skills
Communication and presentation, clarity of expression; logic; organisation of ideas and evidence
Demonstrating clarity of expression through logical and persuasive presentation of ideas/information 10
5. Professional Competences
Attributes in professional practice: individual and collaborative working; deployment of appropriate media; presentation and organisation.
Quality of the presentation.
Potential effectiveness in terms of getting your messages across to your intended audience. 10
1. TOTAL 100
Assignment Mark (Assessment marks are subject to ratification at the CCCU Assessment Board. These comments and marks are to give feedback on module work and are for guidance only until they are confirmed. ) 72 Hour Late Submission Penalties (tick if appropriate) %

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