Capstone – Final Proposal

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Subject Title Capstone
Subject Code BUS301A
Assessment Title Final Proposal
Graduate Capabilities 5. Skilled Collaboration
6. Agile Leadership
7. Independent Self-Management
Learning Outcome/s a) Evaluate theoretical concepts/constructs to develop a project plan to
address issues part of UN Sustainable Development Goals
b) Appraise the feasibility of a sustainable initiative
c) Synthesise your skills and knowledge working collaboratively in an
interdisciplinary project
d) Integrate ethical judgment into your initiative addressing the United
Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
Assessment type (group or
individual)
Group
Weighting % 25%
Word count 5,000 words (+/-10%)
Due day Week 11
Submission type Turnitin ☒

Format/layout of assessment Report:
ICMS Cover Page
Table of Contents
Introduction (approx. 250 words)
• A summary of what motivated the
purpose of the project
• A brief summary of the problem
• A brief summary of the solution to the
problem
• Lay-out the format for the rest of the
proposal
Problem and Motivation (approx. 500
words)




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• How did this problem come about?
What is the history behind the problem?
• What is the significance of the problem?
• Which UNSD goals does your project
address
• What is the motivation for the project
(consider both personal and
professional relevance)
Goals and Objectives (approx. 150 words)
• Articulate the overall goals of the project
• Link objectives to the goals (SMART)
Problem Solution/Project Details (approx.
1700 words). (Remember : Feasibility and
Practicality is paramount)
• This is where you need to explain YOUR
group’s solution to the problem
• Try and justify your solution by
researching other (similar) initiatives that
have been successful.
• Where there are differences with other
projects, justify why your project is
different, and how you believe your
project ideas will lead to successful
implementation
Identification of Key Stakeholders
(approx. 200 words)
• Identify key stakeholders as per the
Moscardo 2013 typology model
Expected Deliverables – Internal and
External (approx. 200 words)
Budget & Funding (approx. 150 words)
• Identify the source/s of funding (if
needed)
• Prepare a budget (as realistic as
possible)
Issues, Challenges and Contingencies
(approx.500 words).
• What are some issues and challenges
that may occur?
• Outline contingency plans for identified
issues
Ethical considerations (approx. 200 words)
Short and Long Term Implications
(approx. 400 words)








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Future (possible ) project extensions
(approx. 300 words)
Conclusion (approx. 250 words)


Assessment instructions This assessment is a group assignment that is an extension to
assessments 1 and 2 and represents the culminating piece of work for
the unit and a capstone to your studies. In this assessment, the group
will submit a final report based on refining your ideas identified in your
draft proposal. Though this is a group assessment, individual students
may be awarded different grades, dependent on their contribution and
participation
Readings for the assessment
This resource can be found online
through any browser
List or links to relevant readings:
United Nations: UN Sustainable Development Goals
https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-developmentgoals/
Grading Criteria / Rubric The marking rubric for this assessment is shown below.
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Assessment 3 Final Proposal – Marking Rubric
Criteria HD
(85-100)
D
(75-84)
CR
(65-74)
PASS
(50-64)
FAIL
(0-49)
Criteria 1
(Weighting 20%)
Project
presentation and
relevance
Clear, well-articulated
and realistic project that
is relevant and
innovative. It
encapsulates the ICMS
ethos and the student’s
own social responsibility
philosophy
Project clearly identified
with some details that are
relevant to the course,
the student’s career and
the ICMS ethos
A project is identified, but
there is a lack of
cohesion with regard to
its social, ethical or
environmental impact
and the ICMS ethos,
though it appears to be
relevant to the student’s
career direction
The identified project is
somewhat limited in its
breadth or potential
impact and incorporates
very limited ethical or
professional
considerations
The selected project is
not relevant to the ethos
of ICMS nor to the
broader social,
environmental and
ethical drivers resulting
from the course. It is
superficially presented
with minimal or no links
to real-world context
Criteria 2
(Weighting 20 %)
Project
implementation
plan
A project implementation
plan exists that is well
thought-out, easy to
follow and is practical.
The plan is feasible and
all elements are
exceptionally well
considered and there is
comprehensive alignment
with the realities of the
problem being addressed
A project implementation
plan exists that is well
thought-out, easy to
follow and is practical.
Most elements of the
plan are feasible however
there are some gaps with
alignment and the
realities of the problem
being addressed
Some evidence of good
planning but some of the
practicalities of the
project are
questionnable. The plan
does not contain all the
essential elements
and/or the elements lack
feasibility in terms of the
achieving the realities of
the problem being
addressed.
A superficial plan is
presented with little
connection to the
resources, timelines or
realties of the problem
being addressed. It does
not employ professional
planning approaches
and lacks clarity
Limited information is
provided as the basis for
a plan with limited
prospects to be
evaluated for practical
application. There is very
limited or no use of
professional planning
tool and techniques and
no apparent in-depth
analysis of what is
required to achieve the
plan’s goals
Criteria 3
(Weighting 20 %)
Connection to and
impact of the
project on the UN
Sustainable
Development
Goals
There exists a direct and
valid connection between
the goals of the project
and the UN Sustainable
Development Goals
exemplified through the
targets set by the project
A link between the
project and the Un
Sustainable Development
Goals exists, but the
targets of the project only
partially align to those
goals. There is no clarity
on how the targets will be
met
A minor link exists
between the project and
the UN Sustainable
development goals. The
link appears to be
superficial and lacks the
depth that provides
readers with confidence
in the project
Very limited or no link
exists between the
project and the UN
Sustainable
Development Goals. The
link is not supported by
rational targets that are
resourced and timed.
There is potential for
mis-interpretation of the
project
There is no link between
the targets of the project
and the UN Sustainable
Development Goals. The
project stands isolated
from the ethical, social or
environmental
imperatives that the UN
goals set. The project is
superficial in its targets
Criteria 4
(Weighting 20%)
Project rationale
and argument
The report is professional
and comprehensive in its
articulation of the
problem being
addressed. It provides
clear, meaningful and
relevant reasons for the
importance of the project
and provides the reader
with context
Arguments supporting
the validity of the project
exist, though some may
not be practical or
achievable. Some
context is provided, but
the reader is left to
complete the picture
through other sources,
not from the proposal
itself
Inconsistent or weak
arguments for the
rationale for the projectl
are used. They do not
provide a comprehensive
or accurate picture of the
state of play regarding
the problem being
addressed and there is
limited or no context
Disparate, disconnected
statements are made in
support of the project
and its underlying
project, but there is
limited or no evidence
that research and
consideration have been
given to this rationale,
which may be
impractical or irrelevant
There is no rationale or
argumentation in support
of the project. The
reason for the project
and its impact are absent
and there is no context
for the reader to assess
the credibility of the
proposal
Criteria 5
(Weighting 20%)
Language, format
and correctness of
spelling and
grammar
Few, if any errors of
punctuation, spelling and
format
Some typical errors are
evident, but overall the
writing is correct
Several spelling,
grammatical and
punctuation errors exist
in the writing which lacks
consistently correct
formatting
Many spelling,
grammatical and
punctuation errors exist
in the writing. Incorrect
formatting and
inconsistent treatment of
word usage
Very high levels of
spelling, grammatical
and punctuation errors
exist in the writing. Very
low level of professional
styling in presenting the
work and significant
inconsistency in the use
of words

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