MSc Management – Business Economics & Accounting
Release date/time: 00.01am (UK time) Monday 30th November 2020
Submission date/time:11.59pm (UK time) Friday 4th December 2020
Overall word limit: 2000
Time Allowed: 5 days
Instructions to Candidates: Answer ONE question only.
Each question carries equal marks.
Your completed assignment must be submitted to DUO no later
than 11.59pm (UK time) on Friday 4th December 2020
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1. According to Kate Raworth there is too much emphasis placed on GDP growth instead of
society and environment needs. Critically discuss this statement in the face of Covid-19.
Should more focus still be placed on society and environment or on GDP growth instead?
2. “The era of globalisation gives multinational firms an opportunity to source their product
and manufactured products cheaply from third world countries”. Critically evaluate this
statement in the lens of ethical trade and fair trade.
3. According to World Health Organization (WHO) countries need to make greater effort to
change the dietary intake (e.g. fruit, vegetable consumption) of its nation. Discuss how
WHO’s vision can be achieved through pricing, marketing strategies, taxes and subsidies.
Also discuss other measures that can be used by the government to make this vision
Overall word limit, 2000 words maximum.
The word count should:
Include all the text, including title, preface, introduction, in-text citations, quotations, footnotes and any
other item not specifically excluded below.
Exclude diagrams, tables (including tables/lists of contents and figures), equations, executive
summary/abstract, acknowledgements, declaration, bibliography/list of references and appendices.
However, it is not appropriate to use diagrams or tables merely as a way of circumventing the word
limit. If a student uses a table or figure as a means of presenting his/her own words, then this is
included in the word count.
Examiners will stop reading once the word limit has been reached, and work beyond this point will not be
assessed. Checks of word counts will be carried out on submitted work, including any assignments or
dissertations/business projects that appear to be clearly over-length. Checks may take place manually
and/or with the aid of the word count provided via an electronic submission. Where a student has
intentionally misrepresented their word count, the School may treat this as an offence under Section IV of
the General Regulations of the University. Extreme cases may be viewed as dishonest practice under
Section IV, 5 (a) (x) of the General Regulations.
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Very occasionally it may be appropriate to present, in an appendix, material which does not properly belong
in the main body of the assessment but which some students wish to provide for the sake of completeness.
Any appendices will not have a role in the assessment – examiners are under no obligation to read
appendices and they do not form part of the word count. Material that students wish to be assessed should
always be included in the main body of the text.
YOUR COMPLETED ASSIGNMENT MUST BE SUBMITTED TO DUO NO LATER THAN 11.59PM ON
th DECEMBER 2020
Performance in the summative assessment for this module is judged against the following criteria:
Relevance to question
Organisation, structure and presentation
Depth of understanding
Analysis and discussion
Use of sources and referencing
The word count should include all the text (plus endnotes and footnotes), but exclude diagrams, tables,
bibliography, references and appendices. Guidance on referencing can be found in your Assessment
handbook under ‘Things you Need to Know’ on DUO.
PLAGIARISM and COLLUSION
Students suspected of plagiarism, either of published work or work from unpublished sources, including the
work of other students, or of collusion will be dealt with according to Business School and University
Your assignment will be put through the plagiarism detection service.
END OF ASSESSMENT