Strategy to complete coursework in MBA studies

Mostly the coursework for an MBA in any UK university consists of a presentation, individual reports, individual essay, group reports. The basic criteria for passing a specific essay or report in a module is set to 50 % with other criteria to fulfill as well, a unseen exam in relation to the particular module. I like to share some strategy for the students, that urgently looking for a basic orientation and want to achieve higher grades.

Group presentation

In the group presentation a student is asked to present a topic in a group on a generalized topic set up for every member in a class. Mostly, a student has a choice to make their own group, sometime student conditionally placed in a group by the authority for the sake of students to learn diversification of culture, globalization, team working and enhance leadership skills. Experience learning in such a situation will help the students to understand the art of public speaking even in the working culture. The main points to be taking notes, while preparing & delivering a presentation are:

  • Clear and precise
  • Focused on the issue
  • completion within time limit
  • Accurately referenced
  • Grammar accuracy

The group presentation is all about teamwork, Examiners are intelligent will analyze the capability of a group on the basis of explanation done in a given time limit. Mostly, a presentation is limited to 20 to 25 minutes following with questioning round. 

Difference in individual essay and individual report

A student is asked to complete an individual essay or an individual report as per the guidelines. An individual essay is recommended to write in a para-graphic style. While report can be written in a listed or bullet points. In both the style care should be given in font size of 12 points, aerial style, and double spacing. 

Group report

Group report is the easiest part of a coursework as it can be complete in a group. The student can contribute together by sharing ideas distributing tasks and on-time completion. The main style of formatting remains same as an individual report. 

To avail the information a student able to know, what care should be taken in beginning of a coursework to achieve more marks. It could be better for a student to know a tiny bit of information before completing any coursework or examination to achieve a higher percentage.

By Deepak Arya