Successful Futures

The details
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 5
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
24 October 2019


Requisites for this module
BE400 or BE300



Key module for

BSC N400 Accounting,
BSC N401 Accounting (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N402 Accounting (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N404 Accounting (Including Placement Year),
BSC N420 Accounting and Finance,
BSC N422 Accounting and Finance (Including Placement Year),
BSC NN43 Accounting and Finance (Including Foundation Year),
BSC NNK3 Accounting and Finance (Including Year Abroad),
BSC NN24 Accounting and Management,
BSC NN27 Accounting and Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC NN42 Accounting and Management (Including Foundation Year),
BSC NNK2 Accounting and Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N4L1 Accounting with Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC NKL1 Accounting with Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC NL41 Accounting with Economics,
BSC NL44 Accounting with Economics (Including Placement Year),
BSC N390 Banking and Finance,
BSC N392 Banking and Finance (Including Placement Year),
BSC NH90 Banking and Finance (Including Year Abroad),
BSC NR3Y Banking and Finance with a Modern Language,
BSC N200 Business Management,
BSC N201 Business Management (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N202 Business Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N204 Business Management (Including Placement Year),
BA NR19 Business Management and Modern Languages,
BA N1R9 Business Management with a Modern Language,
BSC N300 Finance,
BSC N301 Finance (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N302 Finance (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N304 Finance (Including Placement Year),
BSC N3T1 Finance with Mandarin,
BSC N340 Financial Management,
BSC N343 Financial Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC NH40 Financial Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC NN25 Management and Marketing,
BSC NN2M Management and Marketing (Including Placement Year),
BSC NNF5 Management and Marketing (Including Year Abroad),
BA N19R Business Management and Language Studies,
BSC N344 Finance and Management,
BSC N345 Finance and Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N346 Finance and Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC N347 Finance and Management (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

The aim of the module is to enable 2nd year EBS students to engage with an ever-changing business environment and link subject understanding with the broader context of employability.
Graduate recruitment and making choices about post-graduate study starts early. Sometimes opportunities can be advertised as early as the summer between your 2nd and 3rd year. The purpose of this module is to ensure you are prepared to take advantage of graduate opportunities at the point they are advertised.
The module consists of two compulsory 2-hour lectures to introduce the graduate labour market, timelines for recruitment and introduction to the graduate recruitment processes such as different interview techniques and assessment centres. Post-graduate study will also be covered.
The module will be supported by a Conference(s) at Essex Business School, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a professional, business-led environment and hear from external speakers, industry experts and EBS alumni.
The module will be completed with a final 1 hour evaluation lecture to reflect on how you can use the knowledge and skills identified from the conference.

Module aims

The aims of the module are:
- develop a comprehensive understanding of employment and post-graduate opportunities available to EBS students after graduation
- provide knowledge about the job market and its requirements
- develop wider employability skills
- engage with an ever-changing business environment lining subject understanding into the broader context of employability

Module learning outcomes

After completing this module you will:
1. Be adequately prepared for the graduate selection process and expectations of employers and post graduate providers.
2. Have a clear understanding of your own interests, skills and competencies, needed for lifelong career management.
3. Have a clear understanding of the need for work relevant and transferable skills.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Two 2-hour compulsory lectures followed by attendance at the Successful Futures Conference(s) and a final 1-hour lecture. Details will be provided on Moodle. Attendance at lectures will be monitored and compulsory.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Overall assessment

Module is either passed or marked as not completed.


Module is either passed or marked as not completed.

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Kelum Jayasinghe, email:



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 16 hours, 16 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Essex Business School

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