BE907-4-FY-CO:
Professional and Academic Development (Accounting)

The details
2024/25
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
15
21 March 2024

 

Requisites for this module
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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),
MACCN440 Accounting and Finance,
MACCN441 Accounting and Finance (Including Placement Year),
MACCN442 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)

Module description

This module will provide our students with a foundation in 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 a regular 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 students’ 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. Identify and understand the graduate-level roles and career paths available to business students.

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

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

  5. Prepare effective applications for these opportunities.

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

Module information

Syllabus



  • Business Week task 

  • Introducing the module – content and assessment.

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

  • Transition to university.

  • Navigating your programme of study, including expectations at UG level, Moodle, module outlines, types of assessment and reading requirements.

  • Introduction to essay planning and set essay plan assignment.

  • Critical reading and working with texts.

  • Introducing TALIS, articles, books and reading for different purposes.

  • Note taking - submit essay plans.

  • Reading for your assessments.

  • Essay writing.

  • Referencing and plagiarism.

  • Feedback session on essay plan and set essay for submission.

  • Session with personal tutors. 

  • The Graduate labour market (opportunities, recruitment and selection).

  • What do employers want?

  • Researching graduate skills and presentation from company.

  • The value of work experience and how to apply.

  • Practical session: networking and using social media.

  • Employer/skills talk.

  • Feedback on summative essay.

Learning and teaching methods

This module will be delivered via:

  • Eighteen 1-hour lectures.

Some careers work lectures will be 1½ hours.

Lecture will comprise 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   Learning Journal    25% 
Coursework   Reflective Assignment    25% 
Coursework   Essay    50% 

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

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information
Essex Business School

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