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MGMT 20135: Critical Thinking and Managerial Decision Making

Assessment 3: Presentation and Written Assessment

This assessment item accounts for 30% of your final grade for this unit and must be

completed by students as a group. This assessment consists of two parts:

(1). An argumentative essay (15%);

(2). An in-class presentation (15%).

Due: For on-campus students, the presentation component of the assessment is due in

workshops in week 11-12 (specific dates will be announced once the group is finalized). For

distance students, during the arranged Zoom session.

The group essay is due on Moodle in week 12, 5.00 PM on Monday, 1st. October 2018 AEST

Task: The argumentative essay must be 1500 words (+/-10%) in length. Format and layout in

professional manner ( i.e. 1.5 spacing, 12-size font, Times New Roman). Assessment cover

page included, within the word count. The presentation is 10 minutes long.

Cover page: The essay must include a cover page that contains student names, student

numbers, resident campus, assessment title, and lecturer.

Minimum number of peer-reviewed journal articles to pass: 10 in APA style

Task Description: The objective of this assignment is to build students’ abilities to structure

arguments based on evidence and structured reasoning, including identify consensus

methods for identifying coherent group arguments.

As a group, you are expected to choose any one of the following debating topics.

o Innovation is more successful in small companies.

o Technological change creates economic disparity.

o Corporate Mission and vision statements are a waste of time and energy.

o Boards of Directors need quotas for women.

o Women employees should put their focus on their families rather than their career development after marriage.

o Employees should not be given a voice at workplace because it generates problems for the management

o Education kills creativity

o Emotional intelligence is more important than technical capabilities in a manager

o Regulation is stifling business


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