? For on-campus students, the group means 2 students per group.
? For distant learning (FLEX) students, while a group of 1 is likely to be more practical groups of 2 are
? The assignment is designed to assess your understanding of business finance theories and explores a
number of areas within the course by applying your learning to a real company. Through this project,
you need to be able to demonstrate critical and analytical skills in academic writing, various research
synthesising skills and be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
? Please note this is a finance assignment for real business, so make sure you have the appropriate
combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis.
Format and referencing
? Response to case study must be in Report Format and include an executive summary, table of
contents, introduction, body with suitable headings and sub-headings, conclusion and wide variety of
? Report fonts must be either Arial or Times Roman 12 pt and 1.5 spacing for narrative, 16 pt bold for
major headings and 14 pt bold for sub-headings.
? Word count is 2,000 words maximum (excluding tables, formulae, reference list and appendices)
? Inclusion of diagrams and tables to support the response is strongly encouraged.
? Proper referencing of all content including figures, tables and narrative using APA Reference system.
? Demonstrations of using your initiative and supporting your answers with interesting references to
contemporary issues from newspapers, journals, professional publications, web resources i.e. extracts
from podcasts, financial institutional websites etc. Wikipedia and Investopedia are not recommended
to be used as sources.
? Online submission, must be submitted as a word document. PDF submissions will not be accepted.
? For on-campus students this is a group assignment, only one member of the group will submit the
assignment online by uploading to the Moodle (DO NOT use turnitin to check similarity for the
draft work, and the second person in the group submit the final assignment – this will result in
a very high similarity score and penalty will apply)
Issues that will affect your marks include:
? Create your own cover sheet with the names of the students in the group clearly indicated.
? Do not include the marking criteria or rubrics or marking sheet in your assessment. Your grader will
include a separate feedback and marking sheet after they have graded your assessment in Moodle.
? The word limit is approx 2000 words in total, 5% leeway above or below is acceptable, if you exceed
the word limit significantly marks will be deducted.
? Turnitin will be used to check percentage similarity. Do not copy the questions from the assignment,
as this will increase your percentage similarity.
? Where copying from other sources results in high percentage similarity, marks will be deducted.
Therefore, proper use of in-text referencing is important. Avoid direct quotes.
? If percentage similarity exceeds 20%, marks will be deducted based on a progressive scale as
determined by the course co-ordinator.
? Under extreme circumstances where high % similarity indicates copying from written works of other
students in CQU, other universities or any other institutions world-wide, the assignment will be
reviewed by the academic misconduct board.
? Penalty for the late submission is 5% per calendar day including Saturday and Sunday.
? A marking rubric will be provided in a separate Excel file.