Coursework Information Sheet
To be supplied to students when they receive the coursework assignment task
|Unit Name : Personal and Professional Development|
|Unit Code : SHR053-6|
|Learning Outcomes||Identify, evaluate and demonstrate those academic skills required for your own personal and professional development and demonstrate their effective implementation in the context of the MBA course and workplace.
Demonstrate your capacity for ongoing self assessment and personal professional development planning and an awareness of the tools and techniques available for you to achieve your objectives.
The completion of the Personal and Professional Development Portfolio is essential to demonstrate your engagement with the process of learning embedded in your MBA.
The Portfolio will be marked ‘pass’ or ‘fail’. You must pass this unit, along with all other units on the MBA to be awarded the MBA. To pass you must include all the exercises given to you on your BREO site and in the workshops.
This portfolio will consist of:
● Practice report with analysis
● LinkedIn Profile (please ask your Line Manager/Superior for permission to submit a profile on LinkedIn. If you are unable to submit on LinkedIn, please advise your tutor). or
● CV using the MBA template
|Guidance and format||Preparation of the Portfolio
Item 1: The Practice Report
Title: “Managing Across Cultures”
You are asked to prepare a report on the above topic, Managing Across Cultures. In class we looked at the Power Point entitled “The Assignment” and “Writing for Success”. In “The Assignment”,you have been given the Introduction:
In today’s global economy, working with people from different cultures is becoming the norm. Although this brings many rewards it also introduces challenges for both workers and management alike. All managers know that motivating their staff is the key to a successful business. To do this, they must understand what drives their staff. But what if their staff, seem to think and behave in unexpected ways? This can happen when people from very different cultures work together. Organizations are beginning to realise the importance of training their managers to become inter-culturally competent in order to ensure their staff continue to be motivated and productive.
• How culture influence working styles
• Different management styles
The main issues to be discussed in this report are:
• The importance of training managers to become inter-culturally competent
Now you have to complete the following based on this introduction;
The Reading – in Reading and Resources on this Breo site :
• “Quality management: a cross-cultural perspective
You need to provide a discussion of the issues as given in the Introduction and use the reading as evidence to support your discussion.
Conclude on each issue and a final conclusion.
Word count: Including the introduction 1,500 words.
Use the Turnitin on your breo site.
Item 2: Your Profile
An important outcome of your portfolio is your personal profile. This is your ‘calling card’ and is a way of entering the international world of business. Linkedin is not just a tool to promote yourself but also a way to network with people and organizations that may be useful to you or your organization.
There is no such thing as the perfect CV. Your CV must be continually updated as you develop more skills. You need also to compose a CV that reflects the position you are applying for. We also ask you to submit a traditional CV using the format used in your country. This is to make you aware of your ‘audience’ and to understand the expectations of different markets, both domestic and international.
|Referencing||All secondary sources must be referenced using the Havard format. You should indicate the source of any primary sources (e.g. feedback from classmates)|
|Submission||An electronic copy is to be submitted to turn-it-in
Practice Report – 6th march 2018LinkedIn Profile (screenshot) or CV – 12th march 2018
|Assessment Criteria||Assessment will be undertaken using the rubric provided|