Financecw2MarkingRubric

Cw2 Marking Rubric Managerial Finance 0 Fail 2 (1-29) Fail 30-39 Fail 40-49 3rd 50-59 2:2 60-69 2:1 70+ 1st Grade Descriptors (Right) Learning Pillars, Criterion Description and Expectations (Below) Module Learning Outcome and Industry Competencies Weighting No attempt, No submission, Absent Unsatisfactory, Poor, Week Incomplete, Inadequate, Limited Basic, Satisfactory, Sufficient Appropriate, Fair, Reasonable, Commendable, Competent, Judicious Highly Commendable, Outstanding, Exceptional 1 Professional Skills – Executive Summary – Degree to which the executive summary explains the key themes and outcomes of the report in a one page summary 1A,1C 5% As per grade descriptor Poor attempt at identifying and including key themes and/or outcomes. Is unlikely to be limited to one page only The summary is limited in approach and therefore incomplete. Possibly over one page in length. Covers most of the key themes and outcomes, basic use of information and sources, likely over one page in length. A one page summary, which provides a fair and appropriate executive summary to the report. A commendable, one page summary. Efficient structure which conveys and logically explains key themes and outcomes. A strong one page summary. Which is proficient in explaining key themes and outcomes. Very good structure to the summary. 2 Knowledge and Understanding: – Introduction completeness and clarity of introduction to the organisation, background, context and rationale for the report being prepared LO5,4A,4B,5A 10% As per grade descriptor Unsatisfactory introduction to the organisation and background to report. Poor rational is presented. The scope of the report is very broad. Incomplete introduction and/or background, inadequate rationale for the report presented. Scope not adequately defined Acceptable intro and/or background. Somewhat basic rationale for the research presented. Satisfactory definition of report scope. Appropriate introduction and/or background. Fair rationale for the report presented. Scope reasonably well defined. Commendable introduction and background presented. Competent rationale presented. Scope well defined. A strong and well articulated introduction, the background is proficiently presented with excellent explanation of rationale to the report. Scope very well defined. 3 Cognitive (thinking) Skills: Literature review: Information is gathered from multiple, research- based sources. The appropriate content in consideration is covered in depth without being redundant. Sources are cited when specific statements are made. Significance to the course is unquestionable LO2,4A,1C,3C,3D 10% As per grade descriptor The literature review is unsatisfactory in that the research content is irrelevant and/or incomplete with poor analysis and conclusions. The literature review is inadequate in that the research content is limited and/or incomplete with the same for it’s analysis and conclusions. The review is acceptable although the research content is basic in its relevance. An acceptable analysis and conclusions. The literature review seems fair with appropriate and relevant research content and a reasonable analysis and conclusions. A commendable literature review with relevant content which is written with competence. An effective analysis and conclusions to the review. A well articulated review with a proficient understanding of relevant literature, shown throughout the analysis and in the conclusions drawn from it. 5 Providing explanation of different sources of Funding: A full discussion and explanation of the sources of funding the company to access LO1,4A,5A,5B,5C 10% As per grade descriptor The differences explained are unimaginative and not meaningful in the context of the question The differences identified are sufficiently appropriate in the context of the question although no theoretical examples are used. The differences identified with use of theoretical examples are entirely meaningful in the context of the question The differences identified with use of theoretical examples are entirely meaningful in the context of the question and are referenced to data sources. The differences identified with use of theoretical examples are highly meaningful in the context of the question and are referenced to data sources The differences identified with use of theoretical examples are highly meaningful in the context of the question and are referenced to data sources and this is linked with the company planned projects. 7 Evaluation, interpretation and presentation of relevant data( WORKINGS FOR NPV AND IRR) and appropriate academic literature to SUPPORT analysis and decision through effective application/use of theories and identification of limitations LO6,4A,4B,5A,5B, 5C 20% As per grade descriptor There are no connections developed between business review and the data/academic literature provided. OR Totally inadequateinformationbase There are very limited connections developed between the data provided and the appraisal done Demonstrates limited Connections between the data provided and the investment appraisal. These connections are descriptive. Very limited level of detail provided connecting the analysis to the case. Demonstrates a Reasonable/good number of connections between the data and the business appraisal. These connections are mainly descriptive in form. Limited level of detail provided connecting to the case. Some limitations outlined. Demonstrates valid and Relevant number of connections between the data provided and the business appraisal. Demonstrates a very good level of detail and understanding of the data provided and connects the same to the case with very well outlined limitations of the techniques Demonstrates excellent valid and Relevant number of connections between the data provided and the business review. Demonstrates an excellent and strong awareness of the intricacies of the data provided. and connects the same to the case with very well outlined limitations of the techniques Cash Budget and Breakeven analysis: Clear explanation of how cash budgets can be used as a tool and how it can aid managers in decision marking with the support of the breakeven tool. Demonstrate the same showing the ability to prepare a cash budget. LO5,4A,4B,5A,5C 15% As per grade descriptor weak presentation of cash budget with no much information given. Minimal explanation of how cash budgeting and breakeven analysis can be used in decision making Some attempt at presenting a detailed cash budget for the period and also identifying other factors that can use looked at Complete or near attempt at presentation of a detailed cash budget with the use of breakeven analysis that is able to aid managers in the decision making Complete attempt at presentation of a detailed cash budget with the use of breakeven analysis that is able to aid managers in the decision making Excellent presentation of a detailed cash budget taking into consideration all the factors and research done to aid mangers in the decision making with the aid of clear well explained breakeven analysis tool. 8 Other Issues: Explanation of other factors/ issues to consider when making investment decisions (Academic literature needed here) LO3,5A,1A 10% As per grade descriptor Minimal attempt at identifying other operational issues regarding investment decisions some attempt at identifying other operational issues regarding investment decisions Complete or nearly Attempt at identifying Other operational issues regarding investment Decisions Complete attempt at identifying other operational issues regarding investment decisions full academic references Complete attempt at identifying other operational issues regarding investment decisions with full academic references and in context of the question Complete attempt at identifying other operational issues regarding investment decisions with full academic references and in context of the question and conclusion of decision given in a clear manner 9 Conclusion and Recommendation Clear conclusion of the paper and well thought out recommendations given. LO6,4A,5A 10% As per grade descriptor Conclusion does not summarise main points and there are no recommendations Some conclusion is recognisable and some recommendations are given Conclusion is recognisable and ties up almost all loose ends with recommendations given Conclusion effectively summarises topics and is followed up with well thought out recommendations Conclusion effectively wraps up and goes beyond restating the paper and recommendations given which are done in order of importance The conclusion is strong, effective and logical; wraps up and goes beyond restating the paper and recommendations given in order of importance Transferable Skills: Quality, readability, coherence, completeness and overall impression of the report: presentation of references and data in appendices. 1C,3A,3B,3C 5% As per grade descriptor Report presentation is poor and lacks any transferable skills, no citations, no reference Some of form of structure of a report has been presented, but the report has very poor citation and reference list is incomplete Presentation structure and style is ok,but could have been worked on. The communication and analytics of the report are weak, citations and reference list is given. The report lacks evidence to show that the group was able to identify and solve problems presented. Presentation structure and style is ok,but could have been worked on. The communication and analytics of the report are weak, citations and reference list is given. The report and shows that the group was able to identify and solve problems presented. Good report presentation structure and style, with highly impressive use of citations and wonderful reference list. The report has clear communication and analytic style and shows that the group was able to identify and solve problems presented. Excellent report presentation structure and style, with highly impressive use of citations and wonderful reference list. The report has clear communication and analytic style and shows that the group was able to identify and solve problems presented. 10 Referencing and Citation: Acknowledgement of sources used 2B,2C,2D,3B,5B 5% As per grade descriptor Some sources were not acknowledged and/or referencing style is not recognisable. Incomplete reference list. All sources were acknowledged but Harvard style needs to be revised. Some sources acknowledged in- text not listed in the references. All sources were fully acknowledged but Harvard style needs to be revised. All sources were fully acknowledged but Harvard style needs to be revised. All sources were fully Acknowledged although not entirely consistent with Harvard style. All sources were fully Acknowledged according to Harvard referencing style.