MBA600 – Business Report


Kaplan Business School



Module Code

Business Report

Your task
Using the same organisation from the first assessment, individually, you are required to write a 2000- word business report in which you must apply learnings from the Capstone topics to the organisation by undertaking additional research.
Assessment Description
The purpose of this assessment is to foster a student’s ability to evaluate an organisation’s performance and develop recommendations to promote future performance improvements.
Assessment Instructions
Again, assuming the role of an organisational consultant, you are to write a report that clearly articulates the organisation’s strategy and business model and outlines a detailed approach to Competition Strategy (Week 3), how the chosen organisation’s performance is/can be measured against their strategies (Week 4). You will also be required to prepare a Balanced Scorecard for the chosen organisation (Week 7). Attention should be paid to the use of secondary research and insights (Week 8).
Areas covered should include:
• An Executive Summary.
• An Introduction that summarises the purpose of the report.
• A summary of the organisation’s strategy.
• A specific outline of the organisation’s approach to competition strategy, performance measurement and the Balanced Scorecard.
• A summary of recommendations that identify areas of focus and opportunities to enhance the organisation’s performance in the future.
• A conclusion.
• Reference list.
You are encouraged to use a wide variety of information sources that include, where possible, primary research, such as interviews with staff or executive members within their chosen organisation as well as the use of an appropriate mix of strategic and business analysis tools and references.

Assessment Information Document classification: Internal references should be presented as in-text citations and a reference list at the end of your business report.
Assessment Submission
This file must be submitted as a ‘Word’ document to avoid any technical issues that may occur from incorrect file format upload. Uploaded files with a virus will not be considered as a legitimate submission. MyKBS will notify you if there is an issue with the submitted file. In this case, you must contact your workshop facilitator via email and provide a brief description of the problem and a screenshot of the MyKBS error message. You are also encouraged to submit your work well before the deadline to avoid any possible delay involving the Turnitin similarity report or any other technical difficulties.
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
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 have been 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
Assessment Information Document classification: Internal
Important Study Information
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Word Limits for Written Assessments
Submissions that exceed the word limit by more than 10% will cease to be marked from the point at which that limit is exceeded.
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