Summary of updates to the Information Pack

1. Revised topic titles

Topic 17: Select an organisation that has been identified as having weak corporate governance structures within the past 5 years. Critically evaluate their corporate governance practices including an assessment of the origins of the corporate governance issue(s) and the organisation’s response.

Topic 20: Select an organisation that has been identified as having weak social responsibility practices within the past 5 years. Critically evaluate their social responsibility practices, including an assessment of the origins of the problem(s) and the organisation’s response and the impact of this on the organisation’s key stakeholders.

2. Revised industry sectors for topics 8 and 15 and the ICB classification code:

2713 Aerospace

3577 Food Products

5753 Hotels

3. Revised rules on use of latest financial statements

When resubmitting, it is no longer necessary to use the latest financial statements provided you resubmit within any of the next 4 periods following your original submission and there is no changes to the topic or organisation.

4. More specific guidance on the presentation and slides and spreadsheet

Students are required to give a fifteen minute presentation containing 10-20 slides to their mentor and provide evidence of this presentation.

The slides should be designed to support the verbal presentation given by the student and should summarise the research report (including its conclusions and recommendations).

Students must submit a spreadsheet file (normally XLSX) containing appropriate formulae. A pdf or screenshot of a spreadsheet file is not acceptable.

5. Revision to submission fee

Submission fee has been revised as £300 for periods 35 and 36. (Subject to approval)