Successful Futures

The details
Essex Business School
Southend Campus
Undergraduate: Level 5
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
04 October 2018


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BBA N100 Business Administration,
BBA N103 Business Administration (Including Placement Year),
BBA N104 Business Administration (Including Foundation Year),
BBA N104CO Business Administration (Including Foundation Year),
BBA N110 Business Administration (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N120 International Business and Entrepreneurship,
BSC N121 International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N123 International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Placement Year),
BSC N124 International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N124CO International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N501 Marketing,
BSC N502 Marketing (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N504 Marketing (Including Placement Year),
BSC N505 Marketing (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N505CO Marketing (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N832 Tourism Management,
BSC N833 Tourism Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N834 Tourism Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC N835 Tourism Management (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N835CO Tourism 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 a compulsory 2-hour lecture 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.

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

Through the Successful Futures module EBS students will experience a professionally structured Conference that provides an experiential learning opportunity. They will have a conference experience, make choices over their learning, meet employers, learn how to network professionally and put this into practice. Delegates will learn the essentials of business etiquette from an early stage, developing their professional persona and allowing employers to regard them in a positive light.
In preparation for BE910 and BE911, EBS students will have completed BE400 (Colchester) and BE904 (Southend).

The Faculty Employability Team will provide drop-in sessions and appointment services on a regular basis in the EBS building. You can also attend any additional employability sessions or services offered by the Employability and Careers Centre (

Learning and teaching methods

One 2-hour compulsory lecture followed by attendance at the Successful Futures Conference(s). Details will be provided on Moodle. To achieve each of the learning outcomes of the module will involve 2-3 hours of work by the student (sometimes more) and attendance will be monitored and obligatory. Information about the module and additional online tests and resources will be made available via Moodle.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   COMP/NOTC      

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
Miss Rhiannon McGuinness, email:
Antony Cotterill, Rhiannon McGuinness, Kelum Jayasinghe



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 1 hours, 0 (0%) hours available to students:
1 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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