UCBS7040 Information Management Assessment

University of Cumbria and Robert Kennedy College

General Instructions – Please read carefully
You are required to complete the assessment outlined below and submit your completed final
document through the RKC Online Campus by the end of Unit 6. Your grade will be based 100% on
this final document, to which you will also receive written feedback.
In addition, you must upload part of your draft of the above document by the end of Unit 3 (see
Interim Assignment, below). This draft will not be graded, but it is an important way of monitoring
your progress. Formative feedback on your draft will be given, and general feedback with respect to
the topic(s) covered in the interim assignment will be posted on the Forum after Unit 3 has been
Your paper must have a clear structure and must include:
• Cover page (an example is available to you in Induction/Unit 4)
• Abstract (no more than 150 words in a single paragraph)
• Table of contents (Table of tables/figures if necessary)
• A subsection for each of the five questions of the assessment – no more than 4500 words in
• References (or Bibliography) – at Master level you must use in-text citations to support your
arguments and any work cited must appear in the References list at the end of the work
Please ask any questions about the interim assignment and final assessment in the Forum.
Final Assessment – 4,500 words
For all questions below, “an organisation of your choice” ideally means “your organisation”, an organisation you are currently working with/for, or have done so in the recent past. This will allow you to develop a much more critical analysis of internal processes and characteristics of the organisation. You are specifically asked NOT to discuss Apple, Google, Amazon, Zara, Walmart, etc., unless you work there
1. Conduct a literature review that critically discusses the concepts of
a. Information Governance
b. Information Security
and their importance in information management. Find and discuss relevant literature (peer-reviewed literature is preferred, such as journal articles, conference articles, with books, white papers, practitioner literature, and blog articles having a little less weight).
Weight: 20% of the final mark
2. After reading the Procter and Gamble case study (Unit 2), critically discuss the role and responsibilities of senior leadership in information governance in the context of Procter and Gamble
Weight: 15% of the final mark
3. In an organisation of your choice, perform a critical analysis of their use of information systems and information technology (including cloud services and social media) and how this impacts on staff development, effective flows of communication, and decision making in the organisation
Weight: 20% of the final mark
4. Building on your analysis from question #3, critically evaluate possible improvements to the organisation’s use of information systems with emphasis on staff development in line with organisational goals, effective flows of communication, and decision making in the organisation
Weight: 15% of the final mark
5. Critically analyse the importance of security in information management in your organisation in particular
Weight: 15% of the final mark
The remaining 15% of the final mark will be dependent on the quality of Harvard referencing and bibliography, as well as the general presentation of your paper.
Interim Assignment
The Interim assignment requires you to submit, by the end of Unit 3, a draft of the final assessment to Turnitin. Your draft will not be assessed, and it will only cover topics covered in the first three units – we suggest by that time you should have roughly a 1500 to 2000 words paper.

Assessment Criteria