BECO107 Business Economics

        COURSE: Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Accounting
        Unit: Business Economics
        Unit Code: BECO107
        Type of Assessment: Assessment 3– Group Oral Presentation and Group Report

Unit Learning Outcomes addressed:

1)Explain the basic microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts

2)Discuss the micro and macroeconomic environment’s effect on business activities in the economy

3)Identify current economic issues, both domestic and international

4)Apply economic concepts and models to a range of economic issues and explain their use

Assessment Task:

Every student within a group consisting of 3 – 4 members is required to prepare and present a 15-minute presentation on a topic as listed in the assessment. The students are required to involve in extensive desk research and explore the issue. A group report on the task (1500 words) and the presentation slides and report should be submitted in Moodle before the submission deadline (Week 9).


Students will be divided into groups of 3-4 members. The group is to give a group oral presentation and group report on the topic listed in the assessment brief. The softcopy of the presentation slides, group report (not more than 1500 words) and other supporting materials (if any) are to be uploaded in the Moodle on or before the scheduled submission date (Week 9).


  1. Find the most current published national economic statistics report of any country you want to do the research on.

For Example – If group members select that they want to conduct their research study on CHINA. We can use the below mentioned link from google to find their national economic statistics –

The objective of this task is that you get the feel of a real life example of country’ economies and how does it work.

  1. Read the national economic components from the data provided on their government website and write a report after completing following tasks:
  2. Provide a brief introduction of the country you have selected.
  3. List out the current key national economic statistics of the country such as

Current GDP

Consumer Price Index

Inflation rate

Unemployment rate

Interest rate

  1. Provide a briefly discussion on GDP growth and tend of the country. In addition, briefly explain the main contributors of the current GDP of the selected country such as



Government expenditure Net exports

  1. What is the trend inflation of the country? Comment on people living standards and their incomes.
  2. What is the trend of unemployment of the country? Comment on the types of unemployment prevailing in the country that your group members have selected. Also, discuss if any effective measures taken in order to reduce unemployment or maintain employment rates.
  3. Draw a valid conclusion based on your findings.
  4. Provide recommendations.


  1. Select the topic – name of the country and get it approved by the lecturer before week 4,
  2. Book an in-class presentation time with the lecturer (may be preannounced),
  3. Collect the information of your country through desk research,
  4. Present at least 10 images to be formed into slides for the presentation,
  5. Prepare the presentation slide and group report,
  6. Rehearse the presentation in front of your friends and families or other group member,
  7. Upload the presentation, group report and supporting materials (if any) on and before the submission date (Week 9),
  8. Make the presentation in the class.


Presentations will be organised on a pre-arranged time between week 9 and 11. You will not receive any marks if you are absent in your scheduled presentation time. However, consideration may be offered only under medical ground or other extenuating circumstances. You must provide appropriate supporting paper for consideration.

Presentation slides, group report, and supporting materials must be submitted online in Moodle. All materials MUST be submitted electronically in Microsoft Office format. Other formats may not be readable by markers. Please be aware that any assessments submitted in other formats will be considered LATE and will lose marks until it is presented in Microsoft Office format.

No paper based or hardcopy submission will be accepted.

Our Academic Learning Support (ALS) team would be happy to help you with understanding the task and all other assessment-related matters. For assistance and to book one-on-one meeting please email one of our ALS coordinators (Sydney; Melbourne ). For online help and support please click the following link and navigate Academic Learning Support in Moodle.

Your presentation must be created in electronic format (e.g., MS PowerPoint) and you are required to bring the file in a portable storage device (e.g., USB drive) on the presentation day.


The marking guide for Oral Presentation


Scoring Criteria

Max Marks

Actual Score


Organisation (15 marks)

The type of presentation is appropriate for the topic and audience.


Information is presented in a logical sequence.


Presentation appropriately cites requisite number of references.



(45 marks)

Introduction is attention-getting, lays out the problem well, and establishes a framework for the rest of the presentation.


Technical terms are well-defined in language appropriate for the target audience


Presentation contains accurate information.


Material included is relevant to the overall message/purpose.


Appropriate amount of material is prepared, and points made reflect well their relative importance.


There is an obvious conclusion summarizing the presentation.



(40 marks)

Speaker maintains good eye contact with the audience and is appropriately animated (e.g., gestures, moving around, etc.)


Speaker uses a clear, audible voice.


Delivery is poised, controlled, and smooth.


Good language skills and pronunciation are used.


Visual aids are well prepared, informative, effective, and not distracting.


Length of presentation is within the assigned time limits.


Information was well communicated and answered.





The marking guide for Group Report


Expectation of Content

Max Marks


Selection of the country


Selecting the latest year national statistics report


Providing brief of the country



Statistics provided for GDP of the country



Listing the main components of country's GDP and relating the same to theoretical knowledge



Comment on country's inflation rate (CPI)



Comment on country's unemployment rate









Group Report format is followed with the establishment of an executive summary and a table of content report at the start of the report. Sub headings are provided for each topic is .An assignment cover page is also required.



Harvard referencing is strictly followed. A minimum of 5 different academic reference sources were used. Students are advised to use EBSCO Research. (Remember that Wikipedia, Investopedia and other similar websites are not academic sources and must not be used.)



Approved Overall Similarity Index is Less Than 25%, otherwise the assignment is considered “Not Be Submitted”




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