Explaining the Report Format (BUSM3119 & BUSM3201 Assessment 1 Semester 1 2015)
This document complements the Course Guide and Assessment Criteria for Assessment 1.
Therefore, it should be read together with the Course Guide and Assessment Criteria for Assessment 1. The document
tries to explain in a simple manner the format that Assessment 1 markers will be looking for in your Reports for
BUSM3119 and BUSM3201 Assessment 1 in S1 2015. You are strongly encouraged to be creative in how you
develop your subheadings and arguments within the body of the Report.
For the Melbourne Campus: I am happy to discuss the format of the two reports with individual students via email or
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Table of Contents (see format below)
This page will highlight all headings (and subheadings) with page numbers.
The report should start with an introduction. The introduction should introduce the topic in a way that prepares the
reader for what is to come. The introduction is followed by the body.
The body (use subheadings) (see format below)
Your report should finish with a succinct conclusion that should bring together what was covered in the report.
See examples of Harvard referencing style
IMPLEMENTING CORPORATE STRATEGY IN UNITEL
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
HOMER SIMPSON (not real name)
ASSESSMENT DUE DATE: MONDAY (02 MARCH 15) 11:45 PM AEST.
Students should direct their questions to their
respective Tutors and Lecturers.
This report will examine the role played by HRM in executing the business strategy at Unitel. The report
identifies key issues relating to the introduction of the new corporate strategy by Unitel senior
management. Further, the report examines the significant role played by human resource management
within Unitel… Specifically, the paper will outline how HRM contributes to the creation of organisationspecific knowledge and skills when linked to the strategic goals of an organisation… The report
explains the need for a strategic approach to HRM issues within Unitel. The paper examines potential
areas with scope for significant reform of the HR function to make it strategic for Unitel... The report
makes some recommendations in relation to how HRM could enable Unitel to combine various
knowledge elements, whilst connecting previous and present knowledge, and connecting internal and
Comment [m2]: This is an example.
Students should write their own original
Executive Summaries. A good executive
summary will briefly mention the key
issues discussed in the report.
In the case of the Semester 1 2015
assessment, the summary would have
1.• Explain the role of HRM in executing
the business strategy at Unitel.
2.• Identify key issues relating to the
introduction of the new corporate
strategy by Unitel senior management.
3.Propose some potential solutions to
the problems relating to the
introduction of the new corporate
strategy at Unitel.
4.Discuss how Unitel may benefit from
using four (4) human resource
management practices (covered
throughout the BUSM3201 course) to
improve organisational performance at
This should be done within a page,
and there is no need for references in
the executive summary
external information, ensuring that Unitel sustains its competitive advantage. Throughout this report,
there is a constant reference to current journal articles to support key...