BE731-6-FY-CO:
Work-Based Placement

The details
2019/20
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
120
08 November 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BSC N404 Accounting (Including Placement Year),
BSC N422 Accounting and Finance (Including Placement Year),
BSC NN27 Accounting and Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC NL44 Accounting with Economics (Including Placement Year),
BSC N392 Banking and Finance (Including Placement Year),
BBA N103 Business Administration (Including Placement Year),
BSC N204 Business Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC N304 Finance (Including Placement Year),
BSC N343 Financial Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC N123 International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Placement Year),
BSC NN2M Management and Marketing (Including Placement Year),
BSC N504 Marketing (Including Placement Year),
BSC N834 Tourism Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC N346 Finance and Management (Including Placement Year)

Module description

A Placement Year will occur between the second and final year of your degree. It will typically start in the summer after your second year exams. Students are expected to find their own placement but will be supported through all stages by the EBS Placements Team. Your placement must be approved by the University prior to the first day of the Autumn Term of the academic year in which you wish to be on placement. You must be able to return to the University to recommence your studies by the first day of the Autumn Term in the following academic year.

For paid placements you will normally need to spend a minimum of 40 weeks on a University approved placement. For unpaid or expenses-only placements you will normally need to spend a minimum of 30 weeks on a University- approved placement.

Module aims

The aims of the module are:
* To provide the student with the opportunity to apply their academic learning in a work-related context.
* To enable students to develop essential work-based skills throughout the placement.
* To provide students with the opportunity to analyse their practical work in a theoretical context.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
1. An understanding of their role within the organization, sector and wider socio-economic context in which they are employed;
2. A capacity for critical, reflexive evaluation of their own contribution and development whilst undertaking a work-based placement;
3. An ability to draw on theoretical concepts and ideas, and relevant academic knowledge, to analyse and evaluate work-based practices, experiences and learning.
4. In meeting each of the above, students should be able to demonstrate appropriate communication skills including the ability to present information together with analysis, argument and commentary in a form appropriate to the needs and interests of different audiences.
5. Students should also demonstrate, through the successful completion of a placement review, an ability to locate, extract and analyse data from multiple sources, including the acknowledgement and referencing of appropriate academic sources.

Skills for Your Professional Life (Transferable Skills)

A placement allows the student to carry out junior professional work. Depending on the placement, students are likely to develop a range of transferable skills including working in teams, development of communication and negotiation skills, IT skills, problem solving and decision making.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

There is no taught component on this module as such, although students will be offered preparatory sessions during their first and second year organised by the EBS Placements Manager in conjunction with the Employability and Careers Centre. These will consist of a series of workshops focusing on CV preparation; making placement applications; interview technique; induction, appraisal and development; as well as a briefing on the assessment component of the placement. In addition to at least one placement visit by an appointed Academic Placement Tutor / Placements Manager, students will also be offered a de-brief session on completion of their placement, consisting of a tutorial meeting with the appointed Tutor who will provide guidance on the preparation of the final component of the placement review (see Assessment, below).

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Placement Review - Part One 13/12/2019 20%
Coursework Placement Review - Part Two 30%
Coursework Placement Review - Part Three 50%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Jay Mitra

 

Availability
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External examiner

Dr Apostolos Kourtis
The University of East Anglia
Senior Lecturer in Finance
Dr Athanasios Verousis
The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance
Prof Joan Amanda Emery
University of Ulster
Professor of Accounting
Mr Ben Lowe
University of Kent
Professor of Marketing
Dr Apostolos Kourtis
The University of East Anglia
Senior Lecturer in Finance
Dr Athanasios Verousis
The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance
Dr Javed Siddiqui
Senior Lecturer in Accounting
Prof Joan Amanda Emery
University of Ulster
Professor of Accounting
Mr Ben Lowe
University of Kent
Professor of Marketing
Prof Christos Ioannidis
Aston University
Professor
Dr Apostolos Kourtis
The University of East Anglia
Senior Lecturer in Finance
Dr Athanasios Verousis
The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance
Dr Javed Siddiqui
Senior Lecturer in Accounting
Prof Joan Amanda Emery
University of Ulster
Professor of Accounting
Mr Ben Lowe
University of Kent
Professor of Marketing
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information
Essex Business School

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