Foundations of Business Management

COURSE CODE BCO111 COURSE NAME Foundations of Business Management Mid-Term Task brief & rubrics


• This is an individual task, requiring you to address all questions in a clear manner (numbered), giving supporting, relevant examples wherever possible.

• The task focuses on areas studied to date, requiring you to show knowledge and application in the parts stated.

• You should upload a single, correctly formatted document which may also include any relevant tables and diagrams

1. Describe the skills and abilities required for performing a manager’s job. Explain the main managerial functions in the management process and

what roles managers need to effectively perform them

2. An organization’s external environment is composed of 2 distinct layers. Identify the dimensions of those environments and how they can impact an

3. Discuss the relationship between different management levels and management decision-making. How does this impact planning?

4. Identify and explain the basic elements of organizing


• Wordcount: 1000-1400 (250-350 per question)

• Note that Cover, Table of Contents, References and Appendix are excluded from the total wordcount.

• Font: Arial 12,5 pts.

• Harvard style in-text citations and bibliography

Submission: Week 4 – Via Moodle (Turnitin) by Sunday June 20th 23.59 CEST

Weight: This task is a 40% of your total grade for this subject.

It assesses the following learning outcomes:

• Demonstrate understanding of the principles of management and their applicability

• Identify and classify management functions and activities

• Understand the interdependence between the organization, its environment and the choice of organizational structures

• The interdependence between the Organisation, its environment and the choice of organisational structure.

Rubrics: It is understood that the rubrics apply to Management knowledge, application and evaluation of content covered in this course and at

this level of study




Marginal fail

<60% Knowledge (30%) Demonstrates excellent knowledge and understanding of management concepts introduced. Demonstrates good knowledge and understanding of management key concepts introduced. Demonstrates a satisfactory level of knowledge and understanding of management concepts introduced. Demonstrates limited knowledge and understanding of management concepts introduced. Demonstrates extremely poor knowledge and understanding of the key management concepts introduced Application (30%) Analytical tools studied are applied very well and relevant insight is drawn from them. Analytical tools studied are applied well and some relevant insight is drawn from them. Analytical tools studied are applied quite well although there may be some minor misunderstandings. Fairly relevant insight is drawn. Some misunderstandings are be in evidence for one or two tools. Limited insight drawn from analysis. There is almost no attempt to apply tools Evaluation (30%) There is excellent evidence of evaluation and justification of concepts and tools There is good evidence of evaluations of and justification of concepts and tools. There is some evidence of evaluation and justification of concepts and tools. There is little evidence of evaluation and justification of concepts and tools. There is virtually no evidence of evaluation and justification of concepts and tools. Communication (10%) The management report is communicated extremely coherently, and referencing is accurate throughout The management report is communicated clearly, and referencing is accurate but there are some issues in terms of spelling and structure The management report communicates the ideas in a mostly coherent way but there are some errors and some errors in referencing which are not accurate The management report is understandable but is communicated poorly and referencing is inaccurate The management report is extremely poor in terms of referencing (inaccurate or absent) and tends to be incoherent or insufficient (length) in terms of conveying ideas

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