MGT 421: Grading Rubric

MGT 421:

MGT 421: Leadership and Management Competencies- Grading Rubric

The below assignment covers BOTH the substitute for the exam and the written assignment for MGT 421: Leadership and Management Competencies

Your proposed topic on a leadership competency must be submitted to for review before you start. You have up to one year to complete the paper after your proposed topic is approved (or less time if you are nearing graduation).

The paper will be approximately five typed pages (single spaced, double space between paragraphs). It must be graduate level work.

You must do research and cite at least 10 references. The references cannot all be web references. At least 2 of the references must be from printed and published sources. Remember that STI has a library that you can borrow books from - see the STI Resources page; or you can recommend that STI purchase a book so you can use it (and it will be placed into the STI library thereafter).

The paper also must be peer reviewed by another STI student using the checklist/rubric below. You are responsible for finding a student to peer review it.

The results of the peer review must be submitted by the peer review student when you submit your paper for grading to You should note if you took into consideration the peer reviewer's comments before you submitted the paper.

Leadership Competency Checklist/Rubric:

Thank you for agreeing to score a STI student's leadership competency submission.

Please use the following checklist to provide constructive feedback to your peer.

Whenever you see scale of 1 to 10, 1 is failing, 10 is excellent. A STI master's student must earn 8 or higher in order to have a passing paper.

  1. Clarity of competency - For the purpose of this assignment, competencies can be divided into three major groups:
    • Management competencies, that help you manage operationally, (e.g. Team Building, Project Planning, Scheduling, Conflict Resolution).
    • Leadership competencies, skills that make people more willing to follow you, (e.g. Vision, Personal Power, Projection of Trustworthiness).
    • Governance competencies, skills, knowledge and abilities that give you the tools to serve as a senior leader, (e.g. Strategic Planning, Due Diligence, Organizational Structuring).
    • Does the paper indicate clearly which group of competencies it is part of? __
    • Is the paper consistent and focused on the competency? __
    • Does the title accurately reflect the content of the paper? __
  2. Usefulness
    • On a scale of 1 - 10, how useful do you feel the mastery of this competency would be for a leader as defined in the STI leadership Essay? __
    • On a scale of 1 to 10, how useful do you feel the mastery of this competency would be for a senior leader (CEO, VP, President)? __
  3. Transference of Knowledge. On a scale of 1 - 10, how well does this paper prepare you to begin to master this competency? __
  4. Quality of writing. Sometimes writing problems make it harder for the reader to understand and absorb the message. Please score the quality of writing from 1 to 10 and give specific constructive feedback. __
  5. Feedback. Please provide any additional feedback to your peer that you feel would help them create a better paper. __

Name of STI Student who is writing the paper: _______________ Name of STI Student Peer Reviewer: ____________