Assessment 3 Information Capstone-Research Project

Assessment 3 Information

Subject Code: ACCM6000

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Subject Name: Capstone-Research Project

Assessment Title: Business Report

Assessment Type: Length:

Group Written Assignment 2000 words (+/- 10% allowable range)

Weighting: 40%

Total Marks: Submission:

100 marks Online through Turnitin

Due Date: Tuesday of Week 13 at 7.55 pm AEST

Task

Your instructor will assign your group one of four airline companies to research and write a 2000-word business report based upon topics discussed each week throughout the trimester. You are required to obtain the 2021 Annual Report for the company you have been assigned to work on. You must answer all questions in this Assignment using the 2021 Annual Report and other articles relating to your company. Teamwork will be conducted in the class and allow you and your group to analyse topics discuss each week and their impact upon your company. Your weekly contribution will be assessed.

Assessment Description

This assignment is designed to assist you in the thorough investigation of your company, particularly the financial statements, governance, ethics and sustainability approaches of your company. This assignment requires you to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of your organisation through detailed research, including but not limited to interpretation of financial statement data and other information likely to be included in an annual report and relevant articles. Importantly, the business report must communicate key findings to accountants and non- accountants alike.

The assignment includes a focus on the details and complexities of real-world financial statements and the best submissions will provide insights that the untrained eye may miss.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this Group Assignment, you will be able to:

1) Research information about the selected company (using multiple sources) 2) Interpret key financial details of the financial statements 3) Understand and detail the corporate governance and ethical policies and conduct of the company.

4) Understand and detail the company’s sustainability policies and financial creativity of the company financial statements.

5) Outline your key findings and recommend improvements for your company in your conclusion.

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Assessment Instructions

You are required to write a report that clearly articulates the organisation’s recent performance and options for improvement.

Please evaluate the selected organisation’s employing the following structure:

• Analyse the company’s competitiveness against two other companies in the same industry.

• Evaluate the financial performance of the company (at least two years of data) and compare with industry standards.

• What is the company’s approach to governance and ethics?

• What is the company’s approach to sustainability?

• What is the likelihood of the company experiencing corporate failure?

• What is the likelihood of the company being creative with the construction of its financial statements?

• Recommend four actions that the company should undertake to improve its performance and viability.

 

In undertaking this analysis students are expected to include comparisons with competitor’s financial statements as well as an appreciation of industry norms and practices in the areas of financial statements, governance, ethics and sustainability. Students are required to develop recommendations to promote future performance improvements and demonstrate an understanding of financial matters that may have inhibited the company’s’ organisational development. Please also refer to any relevant accounting theories to explain findings and/or recommendations. In addition, consider the likelihood of corporate failure in the short to medium term.

Sections of the report should include (but are not limited to) the following areas:

• An Executive Summary that summarises the key findings.

• An Introduction that summarises the purpose of the report.

• An evaluation of the company’s financial statements and concerns about the financial statements, including the risk of corporate failure and how does the company’s performance compare with other like companies of the same industry.

• A specific outline of the organisation’s approach to governance and ethics.

• A specific outline of the company’s approach to sustainability.

• The potential concerns of financial failure or likelihood of corporate failure.

• A summary of recommendations that identify areas of focus and opportunity to enhance the

organisation’s performance in the future.

• A conclusion.

• References.

Students are encouraged to use a wide variety of information sources including (but not limited to) the following:

 

• The organisation’s annual report

• SWOT analysis of other airlines

 

 

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• Benchmarking analysis of competitor airlines

• Competitor’s annual reports

• Media articles on the airline company

• Information from professional accounting bodies (e.g. CAANZ)

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. Turnitin 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 issue and a screenshot of the Turnitin error message. You are also encouraged to submit your work well in advance of the deadline to avoid any possible delay with 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

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 have been returned to students

 

 

 

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Important Study Information

Academic Integrity Policy

KBS values academic integrity. All students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Academic Integrity and Conduct Policy.

 

What is academic integrity and misconduct? What are the penalties for academic misconduct? What are the late penalties? How can I appeal my grade?

Click here for answers to these questions: https://www.kbs.edu.au/about-us/school-policies

 

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.

 

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 Assessment 3 Marking Rubric –Business Report (100 marks or 30%)

 

Marking Criteria (/ 100)

F (Fail) 0 – 49%

P (Pass) 50 – 64%

C (Credit) 65 – 74%

D(Distinction) 75 – 84%

HD (High Distinction) 85 – 100%

Executive Summary /20 marks

Provides either incorrect or difficult to follow information that does not constitute an executive summary. The executive summary does not permit readers to become acquainted with a large body of material without having to read it all.

Provides only basic information that only partially represents an executive summary. The executive summary does not permit readers to rapidly become acquainted with a large body of material without having to read it all. .

Provides partially accurate information but is insufficient to summarise the report in such a way that readers can rapidly become acquainted with a large body of material without having to read it all.

Provides accurate and sufficient information that does summarise the report. The executive summary allows readers to become acquainted with a large body of material without having to read it all.

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Provides accurate and complete information. The executive summary is logical and well structured. The executive summary allows readers to rapidly become acquainted with a large body of material without having to read it all.

Financial statement analysis. Performance and potential financial concerns of the company.

/25 marks

Does not provide the information required regarding the financial performance and potential financial concerns of the company. There are predominant issues with accuracy and financial concerns that are not identified.

The financial performance and potential financial concerns of the company require improvements in accuracy. Financial concerns regarding the company are not presented thoroughly.

The financial performance and potential financial concerns of the company are presented, partially accurate and identifies some of the pertinent issues.

The financial performance and potential financial concerns are presented, structured, mostly accurate and identifies most of the pertinent issues.

The financial performance and potential financial concerns are extremely well articulated, structured and thorough. All the pertinent issues are identified and accurately explained.

Outline of the organisation’s commitment to governance, ethics, potential

Insufficient evaluation of the organisation’s governance, ethics, potential failure indicators and sustainability that are

Partial evaluation of the organisation’s governance, ethics, potential failure indicators and sustainability that are

An adequate evaluation of the organisation’s governance, ethics, potential failure indicators and sustainability that are

A thorough evaluation of the organisation’s governance, ethics, potential failure indicators and sustainability that are substantiated by learnt

Outstanding evaluation of the organisation’s governance, ethics, potential failure indicators and sustainability that are thoroughly substantiated

 

 

 

 

 

failure indicators and sustainability.

/25 marks

not substantiated by learnt concepts or research.

partially substantiated by learnt concepts or research.

moderately substantiated by learnt concepts or research.

concepts or research. by learnt concepts or research.

Conclusion and recommendations

/20 marks

The conclusion is not comprehensive at all. It does not bring out the salient points of the report. Recommendations are not useful or actionable. Poorly supported by research or theory.

The conclusion describes some of the main points of the report. Recommendations are partially useful and actionable. Partially supported by research or theory.

The conclusion describes most significant arguments of the report. Recommendations are useful and partially actionable and mostly supported by research or theory.

The conclusion highlights the significant arguments of the report. Recommendations are useful and actionable and are supported by research and theory.

The conclusion is excellently structured. The conclusion describes all the significant arguments and ideas of the report. Recommendations are excellent and highly useful and actionable. They are clearly supported by research and theory.

Overall Presentation, Language and Grammar /10 marks

Unprofessional presentation that does not flow nor make sense.

The English language is inaccurate and difficult to follow, and the standard of clarity, sequence, grammar and referencing is below that which would be acceptable by a professional body.

Major improvements are needed in terms of presentation, formatting and structure.

 

An acceptable level of English language with major improvements required in terms of clarity, sequence, grammar and referencing.

Only minor improvements are needed in terms of presentation, formatting and structure.

 

A good use of the English language though inconsistencies are noted in terms of clarity, sequence, grammar and referencing.

Presentation, formatting and structure are professional.

 

An excellent use of the English language though minor improvements needed in clarity, sequence, grammar and referencing.

Presentation, formatting and structure are of the highest professional standards.

 

Eloquent use of the English language, presented clearly, sequentially and without errors in grammar and referencing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA Copyright Regulations 1969 This material has been reproduced and communicated to you by or on behalf of Kaplan Business School pursuant to Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968 (‘Act’). The

material in this communication may be subject to copyright under the Act. Any further reproduction or communication of this material by you may be the subject

of copyright protection under the Act. Kaplan Business School is a part of Kaplan Inc., a leading global provider of educational services. Kaplan Business School Pty

Ltd ABN 86 098 181 947 is a registered higher education provider CRICOS Provider Code 02426B.

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