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Module Title International Finance Assignment
Number
1
Module Code ACFI5021 Assignment
Title
Group Coursework
Module Leader Dr Samuel Salia Assignment
Weighting
50%
Assignment Release
Date:
18th February 2022
Submission
Date/Time:
01/04/2022 12:00 (noon)
Assessment Information – What you need to do
This assignment is a group assignment.
This assignment requires you to evaluate factors that impact operations of Multi-National Companies
(MNC) abroad. You have been allocated a company from the FTSE250 as a case to conduct your
investigation for your report. In your report, you will need to critically analyse international market factors
that affect the performance of the company. Use financial reports, trading database (share performance)
and relevant secondary sources to collect information relating to your assigned company to analyse the
financial performance and examining their financing options.
Criteria for Assessment – How you will be marked
The main purpose of this assignment is to make you familiar with the international business environment
and how it affects the performance of Multi-National Companies. Therefore, majority of the marks will be
given to students that produce evidence of:
§ Good understanding of the MNC current financial position and the associated risks
§ Good understanding and critical analyses of the international market factors that affect the MNC`s
performance
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§ Critical thinking in the interpretation of the results
§ Provides both academic and practical justifications for arguments
§ In terms of referencing, you are required to use the Harvard system of citations. Also, beware of
the academic regulations regarding plagiarism. See the following link for further clarification.
https://www.dmu.ac.uk/current-students/student-support/exams-deferrals-regulationspolicies/student-regulations-and-policies/academic-offences.aspx
§ A rubric/criterion by which the work will be assessed is provided in the link below:
https://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/quality-management-and-policy/academic-quality/learningteaching-assessment/mark-descriptors.aspx.
This assignment is designed to assess the following learning outcomes:

  1. Comprehend the political & economic power of the international financial regime.
  2. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of complex foreign investment decisions.
  3. Recommend appropriate financing strategies for Foreign Direct Investments.
  4. Apply academic literature and theoretical models in a reflective and critical manner to real world
    context.
    Assessment Details
    The word count is maximum of 4,000.
    There will be a penalty of a deduction of 10% of the mark for work exceeding the word limit by
    10% or more.
    The word limit includes tables, figures, quotations and citations, but excludes the references list
    and appendices.
    How to Submit your Assessment
    The assessment must be submitted by 12:00 noon (GMT) on 01/04/2020. No paper copies are
    required. You can access the submission link through the module web.
    • Your 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.
    • All work submitted after the submission deadline without a valid and approved reason will be
    subject to the University regulations on late submissions.
    o If an assessment is submitted up to 14 days late the mark for the work will be capped at the
    pass mark of 40 per cent for undergraduate modules or 50 per cent for postgraduate modules
    o If an assessment is submitted beyond 14 calendar days late the work will receive a mark of
    zero per cent
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    o The above applies to a student’s first attempt at the assessment. If work submitted as a
    reassessment of a previously failed assessment task is submitted later than the deadline the
    work will immediately be given a mark of zero per cent
    o If an assessment which is marked as pass/fail rather than given a percentage mark is
    submitted later than the deadline, the work will immediately be marked as a fail
    • 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 re-sit period following the
    main Assessment Boards). You must apply before the deadline. You will find information
    about applying for extensions and deferrals here.
    • 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.
    Return of Marked Work
    You can expect to have feedback returned to you on 29th April 2022 (20 working days). If for any
    reason there is a delay you will be kept informed. Marks and feedback will be provided online. It
    is important that you access the feedback you receive as this will help to make improvements to
    your later work, you can request a meeting with your Module Leader or Personal Tutor to discuss
    your feedback in more detail.
    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 their review.
    More information on assessment and feedback can be found here.
    Academic Integrity
    In submitting a piece of work for assessment it is essential that you understand the University\’s
    requirements for maintaining academic integrity and ensure that the work does not contravene
    University regulations. Some examples of behaviour that would not be considered acceptable
    include plagiarism, re-use of previously assessed work, collusion with others and purchasing your
    assignment from a third party. For more information on academic offences, bad academic
    practice, and academic penalties, please read chapter four of our academic regulations.
    Academic Support and Your Well-being
    Referencing is the process of acknowledging other people’s work when you have used it in your
    assignment or research. It allows the reader to locate your source material as quickly and easily
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    as possible so that they can read these sources themselves and verify the validity of your
    arguments. Referencing provides the link between what you write and the evidence on which it is
    based.
    You identify the sources that you have used by citing them in the text of your assignment
    (called citations or in-text citations) and referencing them at the end of your assignment (called
    the reference list or end-text citations). The reference list only includes the sources cited in your
    text. The main referencing guide can be found here and includes information on the basics of
    referencing and achieving good academic practice. It also has tabs for the specific referencing
    styles depending on whether you require Harvard style used in business or OSCOLA style used by
    the Law school.
    The University has a wealth of support services available to students; further information can be
    obtained from Student Gateway, the Student Advice Centre, Library and Learning Services and,
    most importantly, your Personal Tutor. If you are struggling with your assessments and/or
    deadlines please do seek help as soon as possible so that appropriate support and guidance can
    be identified and put in place for you. More information can be found on the Healthy DMU
    pages.

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