Individual Cross-Cultural PBL Essay
Assessment Type: Problem-Based Learning Essay
Purpose: The purpose of this assessment is for students to critically evaluate theories and models for analysing cultures, develop research skills, and communicate managerial practices.
Description: Using the Problem-based learning method, the student demonstrates academic writing and research skills to write an essay of a maximum length of 2500 words. In addition, students are to consider the roles of practitioners while developing an appreciation of the challenges in managing people. Full details are available on the course Canvas site.
Length: 2500 Words Maximum
Instructions and Overview
For this assignment, you need to select one topic from among eleven of the most notorious failed mergers and acquisitions (M&A) of all time (the list below) and craft your Problem-Based Learning (PBL) essay. This assignment aims to improve your M&A knowledge and Problem-Based Learning practise as well as provide insights. The weight of this assignment is high (35%). Therefore, finding a cultural difference theme in the selected topic, the quality of the argument based on a theory, and crafting an academic essay (i.e., academic writing such as grammar, cohesion, and citation in the text and using relevant and current references in APA style) may bring you a High Distinction Mark (HD).
Set up your expectations
Here is an example of a PBL essay from last year (different case, same instructions)