ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title ADVANCED ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Code MKIB216
Coordinator Dr D Christopoulou
Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship
D.Christopoulou@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ First Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

MKIB115 PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC SKILLS FOR MARKETING; MKIB116 PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC SKILLS FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDENTS 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 12

6

      12

6

36
Timetable (if known) 60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
      120 mins X 1 totaling 24
60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
 
Private Study 114
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 3: Bloomberg Market Concepts MOOC Assessment Type: Practical Assessment Duration/Size: pass-fail Weighting: 20% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Non-sta  pass-fail    20       
Assessment 1: Report Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 2000 words Weighting: 40% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Asses  -2000 words    40       
Assessment 2: Reflective Learning Log Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 1000 words Weighting: 40% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies   -1000 words    40       

Aims

The module has the following aims:  
Introduce students to Business Philosophy and Ethics  
Teach students how to gather and interpret a range of macro-economic and firm-level data  
Encourage students to think critically about data
To develop in-depth understanding of software used in the workplace
To develop a self-awareness of their skills and career-readiness


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to use Bloomberg Terminals

(LO2) Students will be able to write a Report

(LO3) Students will be able to use macro-economic and firm level quantitative data

(LO4) Students will be able to critically evaluate macro and firm level data.

(LO5) Students will develop a self-awareness of their skills and career-readiness

(S1) Numeracy

(S2) IT skills

(S3) Commercial awareness

(S4) Communication skills

(S5) Lifelong learning skills

(S6) International awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method: Online Asynchronous Learning Materials
Description: Key themes will be presented in recordings
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method: Synchronous Lecture
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method: Seminar
Description: Students will carry out a task related to their lecture. This task will typically involve a group activity.
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Group Study
Description: Biweekly 1 hour session to foster student community and engagement by working with others on their ‘active learning’ activities
Scheduled student hours: 6
Attendance recorded: No

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 114
Description: This will consist of preparation for seminars and work on coursework as well as the completion of MOOCs.

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Numeracy
How this is developed: In Lectures/Seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Bloomberg Market Concepts MOOC and Report

Skills / attributes: IT skills
How this is developed: In Seminars/Coursework
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Bloomberg Market Concepts MOOC

Skills / attributes: Commercial awareness
How this is developed: Lectures/Seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Bloomberg Market Concepts MOOC, Reflective Learning Log and Report

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: Seminars and Lectures
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Report

Skills / attributes: Lifelong learning skills
How this is developed: Lectures and Seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Reflective Learning Log

Skills / attributes: International awareness
How this is developed: Lectures and seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Bloomberg Mark et Concepts MOOC and Report


Syllabus

 

List of Lectures:
How Do We Know What We Know About International Business
Macroeconomic Data Sources
Researching Companies
Critical thinking and data collection and interpretation
Writing a Report 
Presentation Skills
Leadership Skills and Management Styles
Career planning / Interviews
Bloomberg


Recommended Texts

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