BUMGT 5920 – Management in a Global Business Environment
Assessment Task 1 – Reflective Journal – The Global Business Environment
1. Assessment Description
In this course, students are required to consider the environment in which global businesses operates.
This assessment task requires students to engage with the key themes and issues discussed in the
workshops, and reflect on how these issues intersect with the world of business. These reflections are
to be presented in a reflective journal.
The themes (including issues, challenges, concepts and approaches) MUST be discussed in terms of
their relevance or implications for global business and MUST be drawn from those raised in class
presentations, discussions, activities, and with reference to resources and readings provided on the
course Moodle page. Suitable themes for reflection may include:
• Global trends and priorities
• Sustainable Development Goals – challenges and opportunities for business
• Climate Change
• Globalisation and its impacts
• Impacts of technological change
Students are required to demonstrate not only their understandings of the themes but also their
consideration of the implications for the business sector and the student’s current/future role or
engagement with global business.
• This task DOES NOT require a research essay or a description or summary of the course
content – instead, students should provide their thoughts, feelings, responses, reactions,
opinions and ideas on the material explored. Critical thinking and analysis MUST be
demonstrated in these reflections.
• A Reflective Journal records on your own thoughts and reflections ‘in conversation’ with the
published ideas of others. This means that you will need to reference, cite and acknowledge
content you use from other sources, according to Federation University rules on academic
• This task must be submitted via the assessment submission link provided in the course
2. Criteria used to grade this task:
This assessment task will be marked out of 100 and is worth 25% of your total mark for the
BUMGT5920 course. The key criteria on which this assessment will be marked are:
• Critically analyse key issues from the course that impact on the global business environment.
• Reflect on key factors that contribute to sustainable and responsible international management.
• Follow APA referencing conventions to accurately cite and reference relevant course
resources and readings.
• Use clear concise English language expression.
• Use an appropriate critical reflection structure and layout
Please refer to the marking guide/rubric in Appendix i.
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Task Assessor: Lecturer
3. Submission details:
Word Limit: 1200 words.
Assignments exceeding the word limit may not be marked and may be returned to the student for rewriting; assignments less than the required length will risk not covering the topic adequately and may
result in a fail. Do not include references in the word count.
Due Date: Week 4
Submission: Electronic via Moodle
Recommended time: Suggested time to devote to this task – 20 hours.
Feedback and return of work: Submissions will be graded and returned to students electronically,
including feedback comments from the assessor, via the Moodle shell.
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Appendix i: Reflective Journal – Marking Rubric Range Grade
• application, analysis and evaluation of the themes
presented and the implications for global business
• Discussion is clear and shows insight into
theoretical issues and how they are applied
• May include unusual insights. Arguments are well
supported by reference to materials covered in
Demonstrates clear and concise critical thinking and the ability to holistically apply complex concepts to the
global business environment. Demonstrates a well-developed understanding of the key themes and substantial
insight into the intersection of global business with global priorities.
Demonstrates some evidence of critical thinking and analysis of the themes, but the application of the concepts
to business activities and own experiences may be lacking in accuracy, depth or detail.
Relevant themes and concepts are raised, but little evidence of critical analysis and discussion of their
implications. Limited and/or unclear connections made between course content and themes presented.
Critical thinking – total possible /30
• Well-developed connections between content and
thoughts, ideas, feelings, opinions , reactions and
details, which shows evidence of personal
• Describes personal engagement, consideration
and responses to concepts discussed
• Provides comment on the implications for
business and current and/or future role in business
Well-developed personal reflection on course themes; new ideas introduced and a good grasp of concepts
presented. Shows the application of learning to connect new ideas to existing experience – to what was already
known about global business.
Shows some evidence of reflection, but not well-developed; some grasp of concepts presented and some
application of learning to connect these ideas to personal experiences.
Not much thought or detail; shows little connection between concepts and personal impacts; Little or no evidence
of reflection or grasp of concepts explored; little application of learning to connect global business themes to their
Reflection – total possible /30
• Submitted on time, well organised and well written.
• Accurate English expression, spelling, grammar,
• Presented as reflective writing
Well written reflective journal, with clear structure, organisation and planning. Uses standard English grammar,
accurate spelling, punctuation and well referenced where required (APA referencing style)
Presented as research/description/summary essay rather than reflective journal. Inadequate due to lack of
organisation, appropriate structure, grammar, and/or major spelling errors, incorrect or inadequate referencing
Presentation – total possible /20
• Writing clearly connects the themes from the
course and how these are relevant to the
individual’s experience and knowledge of global
Reflections clearly discuss (and are limited to) global business and the course themes. Issues are discussed with
a high level of accuracy and insight
Reflection covers one or more relevant themes from classes, with some connections made between global
priorities and business, but also features
Reflection is general and/or vague or does not address the course themes and their implications for global
Relevance – total possible /20
OVERALL TOTAL POSSIBLE FOR REFLECTIVE JOURNAL /
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