MBA MGT 6410 Assessment instrument 3 CONTENTS Section 1Introduction2Course Learning Outcomes3Program Learning Outcomes4QFEmirates Level 95CoreLife Skills6Assessment7Recommended Reading Annex(s) AAssessment Cover SheetBAssessment Discussion FormCAssessment Feedback FormDQFEmirates Descriptors IntroductionWelcome to Assessment (3) of the Strategy course, a part of your Master of Business Administration Program. The objective of this assignment is to develop a detailed research report on a case study, which should be relevant to the area of Course Learning Outcomes:In this assessment, you should be able to:CLO1: Critically appraise a detailed body of knowledge of recent developments in strategy and strategic management (P1, P3, P5, KN4, SK2, AR3, SD1)CLO3: Critically apply advanced skills required in research, analysis, evaluation of complex ideas, information, concepts and/or activities related to strategy (P1, P2, P5, KN1, SK4, AR3, RC1).CLO4: Synthesize advanced problem-solving skills to analyse highly complex issues with incomplete data and develop innovative solutions and proposals relevant to strategy and strategic management (P2, P5, P6, KN2, SK3, AR2, RC2, SD3) Program Learning Outcomes:The Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) indicated above are mapped to your overall (MBA) Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs). This assessment tests your achievement in the program with reference to the following PLOs:PLO1: Critically evaluate opportunities in a variety of contexts using innovative approaches to create value for stakeholders and society. PLO2: Demonstrate the ability to make decisions based on ethical values and social awareness. PLO3: Experiment with multiple theories and functional perspectives for the interpretation of comprehensive challenges to the business environment PLO5: Combine relevant theoretical advances with functional business skills to construct timely and informed decisions. PLO6: Defend arguments using effective teamwork; value diverse perspectives and skills; and deploy a variety of roles to accomplish team goals. QFEmirates Level 9:Please see Annex C for the detailed description.Knowledge – KN1, KN2, KN4Skill – SK2, SK3, SK4Autonomy and Responsibility – AR2, AR3Role in Context – RC1, RC2Self-Development – SD1, SD3 CoreLife SkillsThe assessment will test the acquisition by the student of Core Life Skill (CLS) indicated by the CAA within the teaching framework of the overall course. CLS acquired on this course are the following:Information (CLS1) Collecting, analysing, organising and applying information in a given context.Communication (CLS2) Communicating information, concepts, and ideas.Mathematical/Problem Solving (CLS5) Solving problems including using mathematical ideas and techniques.AssessmentAssessment Requirement:Develop a research report to generic strategies, competitive advantage, strategic orientations, international strategic decisions and business models related to AGTHIA GROUP (Al Ain Water), using research analysis skills and knowledge acquired in class, and submit a detailed research report of approx. 2,000 words (+/-250). Identify the most significant theories/concepts relevant to strategy choices and different types of business model and strategic analytical tools. 1. Regarding the food and beverage industry, identify and analyse key success factors, valuable resources, and competitive advantages (RBV, VRIO, 5 forces, value chain) that lead the company to take an edge over competitors and critically assess how each valuable resource contributes to its performance (CLO 1 – 10 marks)2. Assuming that the company is seeking to invest in clean, innovative, vegan and protein water, extrapolate on what strategic moves (samples of strategic tools you can use: BCG, Value creation, Generic competitive strategies, offensive, defensive, business model, game theory, TWOS) the company should adopt to competitively reposition itself in the beverage industry. Justify your answer (CLO 3 – 5 marks) (CLO4 – 10 marks)3. Al Ain Water, like many other companies, is facing a significant future challenges to providing healthy drinking-water and to stay competitive. Propose detailed alternatives the company may implement at strategic level to address this issue. Critically assess and appraise those alternatives (CLO4 – 15 marks) INDIVIDUAL OUT OF CLASS RESEARCH REPORT RUBRICRequirementsRequirement MarksDescriptorWeightRR1RR2RR3RR4RR5%RR-D1Introduction, Purpose15%6 66RR-D2Literature Review20% 8 88RR-D3Analysis30%264 1212RR-D4Conclusions and Recommendations25% 10 1010RR-D5Logic, Organization, and Writing10%211 44Assessment Marks100%1015150040 Submission Date: 30th June 2021 (23h59)Word counts: 2,000 words (+/-250) Your Terms of Reference:This section outlines some of the key points to consider whilst reviewing and analysing the case study (Guide only):A detailed report on critical evaluation of a variety levels of strategies such as corporate, business and operational and analysis of a wide range of business models using appropriate strategic tools.You may structure your report in the following manner:Introduction & purpose of the report that introduces all the questions.Literature review that covers major (Question 1 and 3)Analysis (all the questions)Recommendations & Conclusions (all the questions)Conclusion (all the questions)A good report will tie-in learnings from the readings, relevant and credible academic or business readings, class learnings, and even your personal experience. A good quality work should be able to provide an effective report using relevant and credible and recent studies, data (wherever applicable) and course learnings. High quality reports are effective, logical, relevant to the discussion on hand and cognizant of the flow of arguments. Quality does not entail simple repetition of information, which is already known from the resources. Quality contributions are also exemplified by good writing skills where the author takes care to present and structure the responses logically, clearly, coherently, and as concisely as possible. Assessment Rubric: Assessment Marking Scheme: PercentageLetter CodePoints93 – 100A4.0088 – 92A –3.6784 – 87B +3.3380 – 83B3.0077 – 79B –2.6774 – 76C +2.3372 – 73C2.0070 – 71C-1.67Less than 70F0.00 Assessment Format:One (electronic) copy to be submitted. Please use a front (cover) sheet (Annex A) and include a blank assessment discussion form (Annex B). (State method: electric, paper, online submission portal)Standard academic presentation is required, including:Concise and appropriate languageAccurate referencing using (APA) style, containing all sources used for each piece of work.Unless advised otherwise, all work should be handed in via the LMS.Submitted work must be formatted to (Times New Roman) font, regular style, size (12), line spacing 1.5Insert page numbers. All assessments must include a front sheet with your name, degree, course, date, assessment number and title as well as a blank assessment discussion form. Recommended Reading (Guide)Text Books:Johnson, G., Whittington, R., Scholes, K., Angwin, D. & Regnér, P. (2017). Exploring Strategy: text and cases. Eleventh Edition. Pearson. Academic Journals: Ashraf, S. R. B., Rashid, M. M., & Rashid, A. H. (2017). Implementation of 5S methodology in a food & beverage industry: A case study. International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, 4(3), 1791-1796. Bayona-Saez, C., Cruz-Cázares, C., García-Marco, T., & García, M. S. (2017). Open innovation in the food and beverage industry. Management Decision. Bresciani, S. (2017). Open, networked and dynamic innovation in the food and beverage industry. British Food Journal. Chowdhury, M. T., Sarkar, A., Paul, S. K., & Moktadir, M. A. (2020). A case study on strategies to deal with the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic in the food and beverage industry. Operations Management Research, 1-13. Long, T. B., Looijen, A., & Blok, V. (2018). Critical success factors for the transition to business models for sustainability in the food and beverage industry in the Netherlands. Journal of cleaner production, 175, 82-95.