Business Law (BUSS 1004)

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Instructions to Student:
 This is an individual assignment.
 Students should answer all questions.
 Report needs to be submitted individually.
 Relevant Oman statutes should be quoted and Oman examples used right through.
 Thorough analysis of issues will be highly rewarded.
 Submission date: week 5
Q1.
a) Explain the Ethical issues involved in marketing of Goods & Services and support your
answer with any 2 relevant examples of Royal Decrees governing ethical behavior in
Oman. (10 Marks)
b) A reputed automotive company is buying Non-Genuine spare parts for cars from China
and then repackaging them as genuine parts and making misleading labels. The customer
buys brake pads (at the price of genuine item) for his car from the company assuming the
parts to be genuine. An employee of the company feels that it is not fair on part of the
company and reports the matter to Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP).
Which ethical issue is involved in the case?
Which of the consumer rights is/are violated? (6 Marks)
In-Semester Individual Assignment 2
Summer 2017
Module: Business Law (BUSS 1004)
Level: 6 Max. Marks: 100 Duration: 3 weeks
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Q2. “Companies can no longer afford to ignore their Corporate Social Responsibility.”
Critically examine the statement and give at least 2 relevant examples from Oman economy
regarding successful and meaningful initiatives undertaken by firms in this area. (16 marks)
Q3.
a) Explain the concepts of Indemnity, Utmost Good Faith and Insurable Interest with
relevant examples. ( 12 marks )
b) Mohammed Al Hooti has a JCB machine under Motor Vehicles Insurance (Insured
Value= RO 20,000) with Al Ahlia Insurance Company. During recent floods, the
machine was swept away in a wadi and got badly damaged. The surveyor inspected the
machine and concluded that the machine is beyond economical repair. Al Ahlia Insurance
disbursed and amount of RO 20,000 to Abdullah as compensation. Now Abdullah also
wants to sell the damaged machine as scrap for additional amount of RO 3000.
Can Abdullah sell the damaged machine according to Insurance Law?
Explain with relevant terminology of the Insurance Law. (4 marks)
Q4. Oman market has numerous Principal-Agent relationships represented by companies like
Bahwan Automotive, Zubair Corporation and Zawawi Corporation etc. who represent various
brands like Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Mercedes in Oman.
a) Explain the key duties of the Principal and the Agent with any suitable example from
Oman market. (8 marks)
b) What are the various conditions under which such agency agreements can be terminated?
(4 marks)
c) Quote and explain 2 Royal Decrees with respect to Agency Law in Oman. (4 marks)
Q5. Oman Labour Law achieves a fine balance between Employer-Employee relations.
a) Critically explain the scope of Oman Labour Law with respect to the range of
issues it covers in Employee-Employer relations. (10 marks)
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b) Explain Minimum Wage Legislation and Law governing Workers Unions in
Oman citing relevant statutes (Royal Decrees).(6 marks)
Instructions for the assignment:
1. This is an Individual Project. All set books, journals and internet sources should be used for
adequate answers. Thorough analysis will be highly rewarded. A minimum of three (3) relevant
latest journal articles in Business Law or Commercial Law are required and must be quoted in
the body of the assignment as well as being properly referenced under References Section.
There is no mark score at and above 70% without the mentioned journal citations.
2. There is no word count so that students can widely write about issues in this assessment
as required. Minimum number of words is 2500 words. Annexure(s) will not be considered
for number of words. State number of words on cover page.
3. The report should be done in Word, font size 12, font style Times New Roman, text colour
black, colours can be used ONLY in appendices; main body of the report should be black and
white.
4. The assignment should have a cover page, table of contents, introduction, and answers to the
questions, conclusion, and appropriate references. Remember to credit all sources of information
that you use, in your text and in the references. Please use Coventry Harvard style of referencing.
5. Appendices. You may attach appendices to your work, if you think them necessary – they will
not be included in the word-count.
6. Last date of submission: 5th week of the semester
7. The assignment should be submitted on time through Moodle. Late submission shall be
penalised as per the norms of MEC mentioned in the Module Information Guide.
8. Plagiarism Policy. Plagiarised documents, in parts or whole, submitted by the students will be
rejected. However, if the plagiarism is found to be accidental, the student may be advised to resubmit
the work only once within one week from the date of rejection. A penalty of 25% of the
total marks scored on the specific coursework assessment component will be imposed on the resubmitted
work. If the re-submitted work is also found to be plagiarised, the student will be
awarded a zero mark in the respective assessment.
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If the work submitted is found to be intentionally plagiarised to gain an unfair advantage in any
form, such work will be automatically rejected and a mark of zero will be awarded.
If the student is found to consistently submit plagiarised work, it will be dealt with seriously and
may warrant suspension for a period or expulsion as may be recommended by the committee set
for the purpose.
9. Evaluation criteria
Evaluation Criteria Marks
Q1. a) Explain the Ethical issues involved in marketing of Goods &
Services and support your answer with any 2 relevant examples of Royal
Decrees governing ethical behavior in Oman. (10 Marks)
b)A reputed automotive company is buying Non-Genuine spare parts for cars
from China and then repackaging them as genuine parts by repacking them
and making misleading labels. The customer buys brake pads (at the price of
genuine item) for his car from the company assuming the parts to be genuine.
An employee of the company feels that it is not fair on part of the company
and reports the matter to Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP).
Which ethical issue is involved in the case?
Why did the company resort to this practice?
Which of the consumer rights is/are violated? (6 Marks)
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Q2. “Companies can no longer afford to ignore their Corporate Social
Responsibility.” Critically examine the statement and give at least 2 relevant
examples from Oman economy regarding successful and meaningful
initiatives undertaken by firms in this area.(16 marks)
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Q3. a) Explain the concepts of Indemnity, Utmost Good Faith and Insurable
Interest with relevant examples.
b)Mohammed Al Hooti has a JCB machine under Motor Vehicles Insurance
(Insured Value= RO 20,000) with Al Ahlia Insurance Company. During recent
floods, the machine was swept away in a wadi and got badly damaged. The
surveyor inspected the machine and concluded that the machine is beyond
economical repair. Al Ahlia Insurance disbursed and amount of RO 20,000 to
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Abdullah as compensation. Now Abdullah also wants to sell the damaged
machine as scrap for additional amount of RO 3000.
Can Abdullah sell the damaged machine according to Insurance Law?
Explain with relevant terminology of the Insurance Law.
Q4. Oman market has numerous Principal-Agent relationships represented
by companies like Bahwan Automotive, Zubair Corporation and Zawawi
Corporation etc. who represent various brands like Toyota, Nissan,
Mitsubishi and Mercedes in Oman.
a) Explain the key duties of the Principal and the Agent with any suitable
example from Oman market. (8 marks)
b) What are the various conditions under which such agency agreements
can be terminated? (4 marks)
c) Quote and explain 2 Royal Decrees with respect to Agency Law in
Oman. (4 marks)
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Q5. Oman Labour Law achieves a fine balance between Employer-Employee
relations.
a) Critically explain the scope of Oman Labour Law with respect
to the range of issues it covers in Employee-Employer relations.
(10 marks)
b) Explain Minimum Wage Legislation and Law governing
Workers Unions in Oman citing relevant statutes (Royal
Decrees).(6 marks)
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Format of the report and structure 5
Use of journals, correct citation in body of assignment and correct referencing
under references
15
Total Marks 100
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Special Instruction: Students should answer both case studies to make up a total of 100% marks
and complete full assessment for Case Studies as per course guidelines. The marks will be
adjusted to 60% after marking.
Note:
 All assessments shall be evaluated out of 100 and then scaled down to the corresponding
assessment weightage as given in the assessment matrix. However, the complexity of the
assessment shall remain as per that weightage. For e.g.: Q.P. for the Individual in-class
closed book test having a weightage of 20 will be set out of 100 marks and the
corresponding answers will be evaluated out of 100 marks. If the student scores 75 marks
for this test, then his/her actual mark for this assessment component will be 15 out of 20.
 The course marks will be provisional until the External Exam Board approves it.
10. Assessment Grading Criteria
L3
90-100%
Outstanding
Exceptional level of analysis, showing deep critical engagement with
a comprehensive range of contextual material. Demonstration of
independent thought resulting in highly original or creative responses
to the assignment. Provision of clear evidence of understanding of
current scholarship and research based on an extensive range of
relevant sources. Extreme clarity of structure demonstrating complete
focus of argument.
No obvious errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as
appropriate.
80-89%
Excellent
Excellent links between relevant ideas, theories and practice.
Evidence of clearly independent scholarship and the ability to
engage critically and analytically with a wide range of contextually
relevant resource material.
Demonstration of original insights, supported by extremely well
structured overall argument.
Very few errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.
70-79%
Very good
Very good links between a range of different ideas and theories.
Places issues in a wider context. Evidence of clear understanding and
a range of relevant theories and demonstrates a facility to apply these
appropriately. Independent ideas, well-argued and supported.
Few errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.
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60-69%
Good
Clear links between theory and practice. Good coverage of
assignment issues. Full understanding of issues.
Evidenced level of understanding of appropriate theory and concepts.
Some minor repeated errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as
appropriate.
50-59%
Competent
Identifies main issues and relevant theory.
Coverage of most of assignment issues. Competent application of
relevant theory and states obvious links to practice.
Some repeated errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as
appropriate.
40-49%
Basic
Makes few links between theory and practice. Answers question in a
very basic way.
Describes relevant theory accurately, and some relevant ideas
offered.
Limited coherence of structure.
30-39%
Retrievable fail
Some learning outcomes and / or assessment criteria not met.
Inadequate content with issues not addressed; insufficient evidence
of understanding of relevant theory and concepts and only partial
understanding shown. Very limited application of theory. Use of
extensive quoted passages is evident.
Evidence of sufficient grasp of learning outcomes to suggest that the
participant will be able to retrieve the module on resubmission.
20-29%
No learning outcomes fully met.
No demonstration of adequate knowledge or understanding of key
concepts or theories. There is no recognition of the complexity of the
subject.
10-19%
Little attempt to engage with assignment brief and has not met
learning outcomes.
Inadequate demonstration of knowledge or understanding of key
concepts, theories or practice.
0-9%
No real attempt to address the assignment brief or learning outcomes.
11. Academic Policies
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Plagiarism/Malpractice
For policies related to Plagiarism / Malpractice please refer to the Student Guide/Handbook
pages no 31-33. If first submission is plagiarized above college limit (7% from any one source)
then a student will be given only one more chance for resubmission. If resubmission is also
plagiarized then student gets zero (no marks) for this assessment. Any resubmission will be
subject to 25% penalty (mark deduction) from total marks scored by student without exception,
as per college policy.
Details follow:-
Plagiarism Policy:
Clarification on Plagiarism Policy
As per MEC policy, any form of violation of academic integrity will invite severe penalty.
Plagiarised documents, in part or in whole, submitted by the students will be subject to this
policy.
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A. First offence of plagiarism
a. A student will be allowed to re-submit the assignment once, within a maximum period of one
week. However, a penalty of deduction of 25% of the marks obtained for the resubmitted work
will be imposed.
b. Mark deduction: When the work is resubmitted, the marking will be undertaken according to
the marking criteria. In compliance with this policy, the 25% deduction is then made on the
marks obtained. For example, in an assessment that carries a maximum of 50 marks, suppose a
student were to obtain 30 marks for the resubmitted work, the final marks for that assessment
will be 22.5 (after deducting 25% of the marks actually obtained for the resubmitted work).
c. Period of resubmission: The student will have to resubmit the work one week from the date he
or she is advised to resubmit. For example, if the formal advice to resubmit was communicated
to the student on a Sunday (latest by 5 pm), the student will have to resubmit the work latest by
next Sunday 5 pm.
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d. If the re-submitted work is also detected to be plagiarized, then the work will be awarded a
zero.
e. Resubmission of the work beyond the maximum period of one week will not be accepted and
the work will be awarded a zero.
B. Any further offence of plagiarism
a. If any student is again caught in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study (either in
the same module, same semester or in any other semester), the student will directly be awarded
zero for the work in which plagiarism is detected. In such cases, the student will not be allowed
to re-submit the work.
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C. Guidelines
a. Type 1: In case plagiarism is detected in any component or part submission (submitted at
different times) of one assessment (assignment), the deduction in marks will be applicable for the
whole assessment (assignment), even if only the component or part submission alone needs to be
resubmitted.
b. Type 2: In case plagiarism is detected in a group assessment, all students of the group will be
considered as having committed an act of plagiarism irrespective of whether plagiarism is on
account of the act of all or a few or only one member. The policy will then be applied to all
students.
c. Type 3: Combination of Type 1 and Type 2: In case plagiarism is detected in any component
or part submission (submitted at different times) of a group assessment (assignment), the
deduction in marks will be applicable for the whole assessment (assignment), even if only the
component or part submission alone needs to be resubmitted. All students of the group would be
considered as having committed an act of plagiarism irrespective of whether plagiarism is on
account of the act of all or a few or only one member. The policy will then be applied to all the
students of the group.
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d. Type 4: Variation of Type 1 and Type 2: In cases where the assessment consists of
components or part submissions that could be a group assessment component (e.g. group
assignment) and an individual assessment component (e.g. individual reflection), the following
will be applicable:
1. If plagiarism is detected in the group assessment component, all students of the group will be
considered as having committed an act of plagiarism, irrespective of whether plagiarism is on
account of the act of all or a few or only one member. The policy will then be applied to all
students of the group. In such cases the group assessment component will be resubmitted as per
the policy.
2. If plagiarism is detected in the individual assessment component, the individual assessment
component will be resubmitted as per the policy. The policy will then be applied to that student
alone.
3. In both cases (a) and/or (b), the deduction in marks will be applicable for the whole
assessment (assignment).
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D. Amount of similar material
a. The total amount of similar material in any form of student work from all sources put together
should not exceed 30% (including direct quotations).
b. The total amount of quoted material (direct quotations) in any form of student work from all
sources put together should not exceed 10%.
c. The total amount of similar material in any form of student work from a single source should
not exceed 7 percent. However, cases having a similarity of less than 7 percent in such cases may
still be investigated by the faculty depending on the seriousness of the case.
d. If faculty member find enough merit in the case of a student work with a similarity (with a
single source) of more than 7 percent as not a case of plagiarism, the faculty member should
provide detailed comments/remarks to justify the case.
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LATE SUBMISSIONS: Penalty for late submission – 5% of the maximum mark specified for
the assessment is to be deducted for each working day for a maximum of one week.
Note: Students must follow assignments instructions. Shallow and inadequate answers will be
penalized and result in loss of marks.

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