Module Code: A308IAE
Module Title: Business Development And Growth
Assignment Number: 1 of 1
Assignment Title : Report
Assessment Information : This assignment is an individual assignment.
Criteria for Assessment :Write a business development plan for the optimisation of a new or existing small or medium sized business or social enterprise. Note, this should be a different business idea to ideas used in previous assignments. The table below details the weightings of the criteria by which your work will be assessed:
A308IAE Business Development And Growth Assignment 1 – Coventry University UK.

This assignment is designed to assess learning outcomes:
LO 1 critically evaluate the role of E-Business and the various applications of doing business electronically
LO 2 write a formal development plan for a new business or social enterprise
LO 3 Critically appraise the opportunities for a small business to operate internationally.

The learning outcomes are provided here for information. Your ability to meet the learning outcomes will be assessed by the assignment requirements and criteria for assessment given.

Word Count : The word count is 2000 words.

There will be a penalty of a deduction of 10% of the mark (after internal moderation) for work exceeding the word limit by 10% or more. The word limit includes quotations and citations, but excludes the references list.

How to submit your assessment :
• The assessment must be submitted by 18:00 on 05/07/21. However, to accommodate any last minute technical difficulties or changes to personal circumstances, the University will automatically accept any submissions made up to 24 hours after the deadline without penalty. There is no need to complete an extension request form if you submit within this time frame. You may submit draft assessments up to the deadline to receive an originality report from TurnItIn, however the most recent submission will be accepted as final once the deadline has passed. All work submitted after the submission deadline without a valid and approved reason (see below) will be given a mark of zero.
• No paper copies are required. You can access the submission link through the module web.
• Your written coursework will be given a zero mark if you do not submit a copy through Turnitin. Please take care to ensure that you have fully submitted your work.
• Please ensure that you have submitted your work using the correct file format, unreadable files will receive a mark of zero. The Faculty accepts Microsoft Office and PDF documents, unless otherwise advised by the module leader.
• The University wants you to do your best. However we know that sometimes events happen which mean that you can’t submit your coursework by the deadline – these events should be beyond your control and not easy to predict. If this happens, you can apply for an extension to your deadline for up to two weeks, or if you need longer, you can apply for a deferral, which takes you to the next assessment period (for example, to the resit period following the main Assessment Boards). You must apply before the deadline. You will find information about the process and what is or is not considered to be an event beyond your control.
• Students MUST keep a copy and/or an electronic file of their assignment.
• Checks will be made on your work using anti-plagiarism software and approved plagiarism checking websites.

A308IAE Business Development And Growth Assignment 1 – Coventry University UK.

Plagiarism :
As part of your study you will be involved in carrying out research and using this when writing up your
course work. It is important that you correctly acknowledge someone else’s writing, thoughts or ideas and that
you do not attempt to pass this off as your own work. Doing so is known as plagiarism. It is not acceptable to
copy from another source without acknowledging that it is someone else’s writing or thinking. This includes
using paraphrasing as well as direct quotations. You are expected to correctly cite and reference the works of
others. The Centre for Academic Writing provides documents to help you get this right. If you are unsure, please You can also check your understanding of academic conduct by completing the Good Academic Practice quiz available on Aula.

Self-plagiarism or reuse of work previously submitted :
You must not submit work for assessment that you have already submitted (partially or in full), either for your current course or for another qualification of this and any other university, unless this is specifically provided for in your assignment brief or specific course or module information. Where earlier work by you is citable, i.e. it has already been published/submitted, you must reference it clearly. Identical pieces of work submitted concurrently will also be considered to be self-plagiarism. Self-plagiarism is unacceptable because you cannot gain credit for the same work twice.

The University VLE includes a plagiarism detection system and assessors are experienced enough to recognise plagiarism when it occurs. Copying another student’s work, using previous work of your own or copying large sections from a book or the internet are examples of plagiarism and carry serious consequences. If you are a business student and joined Coventry University in September 2020 or later please use APA 7th edition referencing, if you joined prior to this date you may use APA or the existing Harvard Reference Style (Coventry version) that you are familiar with. Law students should use OSCOLA. Please be consistent in the referencing style that you use and use it correctly to avoid a case of plagiarism or cheating being brought. If you are unsure, please contact the Centre for Academic Writing, your Progress Coach or a member of the course team.

A308IAE Business Development And Growth Assignment 1 – Coventry University UK.

Return of Marked Work :
You can expect to have marked work returned to you within 15 working days for level 4 and 5, 10 working days
for level 6 and 7 level. If for any reason there is a delay you will be kept informed. Marks and feedback will be
provided through Aula. As always, marks will have been internally moderated only, and will therefore be provisional; your mark will be formally agreed later in the year once the external examiner has completed his /her review.