Assessment 2 Information
Subject Code: ACCM6000
Subject Name: Capstone: Research Project
Assessment Title Benchmark Video Project
Assessment Type: Individual Recorded Video
Length: 3 minutes (no more)
Weighting: 20%
Total Marks: 100
Submission: Online (Vimeo)
Due Date: Week 5
Your task
Individually, you are required to create a 3-minute video, in which you must benchmark your organization against two competitors and then identify and analyse their differences.
Assessment Description
In this individual assessment, students will be given an opportunity to focus all their previous accounting learning (both theory and practice) to describe and analyse a successful real-world organization and how it differentiates itself from its competitors.
Assessment Instructions
Your instructor will choose your organization.
Assuming the role of the accountant, you are to apply your analytical skills by researching your organisation and benchmark it against two competitors and then identify and analyse their differences.
Findings should be presented in a video which provides an overview in a form and tone that could be presented to the organisations executive team. It should be no more than 3 minutes long that c a n assist the executive team to understand the findings presented. Areas covered should include:
• Introduction.
• A brief overview of the organisation.
• An analysis of the external and internal environment using appropriate theories and frameworks.
• Clear articulation of the differences identified against two other competitors.
• A conclusion that identifies strategic opportunities and risks for your organisation.
Students are also encouraged to explore and utilise features of webinar technologies and to include a wide range of multimedia and/or interactive content that is appropriate for a video presentation to an executive team.
You are required to use multiple sources of information and reference these in accordance with the Kaplan Harvard
Referencing Style. These may include websites, government publications, industry reports, census data, journal articles, and newspaper articles. These references should be presented as a reference list at the end of your video.
Assessment Submission
Students are encouraged to submit their work well in advance of the deadline to avoid any possible technical difficulties. For those students who have limited experience in video making techniques, it is recommended to read video FAQs document that is available to you under the assessments tab in MyKBS.
Late assignment submission penalties
Penalties will be imposed on late assignment submissions in accordance with Kaplan Business School “late assignment submission penalties” Policy.
Number of days Penalty
1* – 9 days 5% per day for each calendar day late deducted from the total marks available
10 – 14 days 50% deducted from the total marks available.
After 14 days Assignments that are submitted more than 14 calendar days after the due date will not be accepted, and the student will receive a mark of zero for the assignment(s).
Note Notwithstanding the above penalty rules, assignments will also be given a mark of zero if they are submitted after assignments haveb een returned to students
*Assignments submitted at any stage within the first 24 hours after the deadline will be considered to be one day late and therefore subject to the associated penalty
For more information, please read the full Policy via https://www.kbs.edu.au/about-us/school-policies
Important Study Information
Academic Integrity Policy
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Time Limits for Video Assessments
Submissions that exceed the time limit by more than 10% will cease to be marked from the point at which that limit is exceeded.
Study Assistance
Students may seek study assistance from their local Academic Learning Advisor or refer to the resources on the MyKBS Academic Success Centre page. Click here for this information.
ACCM6000 Capstone Assessment 2 Marking Rubric – Benchmark Video Project 20%
Marking
Criteria ( /100) F (Fail)
0 –
49% P (Pass) 50 – 64% C (Credit) 65 – 74% D (Distinction) 75 – 84% HD (High Distinction) 85 100%
Introduction
/10 marks Provides poor context and does not link to the assessment in a clear and coherent way. May be missing entirely. Provides satisfactory context but links to the assessment in only a partially clear and coherent way. Provides reasonable context and links to the assessment in a clear and coherent way. Provides solid context and links to the assessment in a clear and coherent way. Provides excellent context and links to the assessment in an extremely clear and coherent way.
Organisation
Overview
/10 marks
Analysis of
External and
Internal
Environment
/15 marks Overview is poorly presented, not thorough and does not identify sufficient pertinent issues. Overview is satisfactorily present but not very thorough and only identifies a few of the pertinent issues. Overview is well presented, reasonably thorough and identifies some of the most pertinent issues. Overview is very well presented, very thorough and identifies most of the pertinent issues. Overview is excellently presented, extremely thorough and identifies all the pertinent issues.
Poor evaluation of environment that superficially describes and poorly identifies context. Answer is not substantiated by strategy frameworks. Satisfactory evaluation of environment that describes and identifies context. Answer has limited substantiation using strategy frameworks. Good evaluation of environment that partially analyses and partially identifies context. Answer is partially substantiated by strategy frameworks. Very good evaluation of environment that fully analyses and clearly identifies context. Answer is predominantly substantiated by strategy frameworks. Excellent evaluation of environment that logically analyses and thoroughly identifies context. Answer is fully substantiated by strategy frameworks.
Outline of differences between
companies benchmarked
/35 marks Benchmarking is discussed using no or minimal key theories to frame an answer that is incoherent and does not
link to the source material. Benchmarking is discussed using a small number of key theories to frame an answer in a relatively coherent way that partially links to an explanation of current sources. Benchmarking is discussed using some key theories to frame an answer in a clear way that links to the explanation of current sources. Benchmarking is discussed using most key theories to frame an answer in a coherent way that links clearly to the explanation of current sources. Benchmarking is discussed using all key theories to frame an answer in an extremely coherent way that links seamlessly to the explanation of current sources.
Conclusion
/20 marks Conclusion is poorly evaluated, poorly analysed, and poorly applied with respect to the organisation in question. Conclusion is reasonably well evaluated, reasonably well analysed, and reasonably well applied with respect to the Conclusion is well evaluated, well analysed, and well applied with respect to the organisation in question. It is partially Conclusion is very well evaluated, very well analysed, and very well applied with respect to the organisation in question. It is mainly substantiated by theory and Conclusion is excellently evaluated, skilfully analysed, and thoughtfully applied with respect to the organisation in question. It is fully substantiated by theory and
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Demonstrates little or no theory and research. organisation in question. It is inconsistently substantiated by theory and research. substantiated by theory and research. research. research.
Video Format
/5 marks The format chosen for your video is inappropriate and/or lacks thought and consideration for the intended audience. The format chosen for your video is appropriate, but further attention to detail would improve its presentation. The format chosen for your video is appropriate, but minor changes would enhance its presentation. Your video is professionally presented and has been submitted in the appropriate format. Your video is professionally presented and exceeds expectations for what is suitable for a business environment.
In-text referencing and reference list.
/5 marks Neither in-text referencing and/or reference list adheres to Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style. In-text referencing or the resultant reference list adheres to Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style, with some errors. Both, in-text referencing and the resultant reference list adhere to Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style, with some minor errors. Both, in-text referencing and the resultant reference list adhere to Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style, with only occasional minor errors. Both, in-text referencing and the resultant reference list adhere strictly to Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style, with no errors.
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