BE905-4-FY-SO:
Professional and Academic Development

The details
2023/24
Essex Business School
Southend Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
15
11 August 2023

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

(none)

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 N834 Tourism Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC N355 International Business and Finance,
BSC N356 International Business and Finance (Including Placement Year),
BSC N357 International Business and Finance (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N358 International Business and Finance (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N358CO International Business and Finance (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N111 Business Administration and Supply Chain Management,
BSC N112 Business Administration and Supply Chain Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC N113 Business Administration and Supply Chain Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N114 Business Administration and Supply Chain Management (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N114CO Business Administration and Supply Chain Management (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

This module will provide our students with a foundation in our core academic skill requirements with the intention of improving the standard of work across all first year modules.


This module will also enable students to begin to focus on career planning and employability skills and establishing a career path. In addition the module ensures that students have adequate access to their personal tutor on an ongoing basis.

Module aims

The aim of this module is:



  • To deliver a range of study skills and introduce professional development at the start of Essex Business School Southend undergraduate programmes.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:



  1. Develop a knowledge and understanding of study skills in relation to the requirements of a first year undergraduate programme. 

  2. Prepare students for career planning and identifying future employers.

  3. Identify and understand the graduate-level roles and career paths available to business students.

  4. Identify their own interests, skills and competencies, relevant to their future career choice.

  5. Identify appropriate opportunities to gain relevant work experience while at university.

  6. Prepare effective applications for these opportunities.

  7. Enable students to reflect on their professional and learning development.

Module information

Syllabus



  • Business Week presentations.

  • Introducing the module, content and assessment.

  • Introducing personal tutoring and setting expectations and planning your first year of study.

  • Tackling your coursework.

  • Library skills.

  • Reading and note making for your coursework.

  • Planning and structuring your coursework.

  • The Graduate labour market.

  • What do employers want?.

  • Getting work experience and how to apply.

  • Practical session: networking and social media.

  • Developing your maths skills/first term review.

  • Introducing the written assignment and question analysis.

  • Referencing and paraphrasing.

  • Making use of feedback from your formative assignment.

Learning and teaching methods

This module will be delivered via:

  • Fifteen 1- hour and 2-hour lectures.

Lectures will comprise of teaching, interactive activities, discussion and group work.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Business Week Submission    0% 
Coursework   Learning Journal   19/01/2024  25% 
Coursework   Professional Skills reflective assignment   16/02/2024  15% 
Coursework   Essay  27/03/2024  60% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Fay Aljibory, email: f.aljibory@essex.ac.uk.
Hugh Kilmister & Personal Tutors
fa19036@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

Dr Murad Ali
Norhumbria University
Assistant Professor
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 23 hours, 23 (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), module, or event type.

 

Further information
Essex Business School

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