ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC SKILLS FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDENTS
Code MKIB116
Coordinator Dr ADA Smith
Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship
A.D.Smith@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 4 FHEQ First Semester 15

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

 

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 24

6

        30
Timetable (if known) 120 mins X 1 totaling 24
 
60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
         
Private Study 120
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 2: Personal Development Plan Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 1500 words Weighting: 50% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies     50       
Assessment 1: Learning Log Assessment Type: Coursework Duration/Size: 2000 words (400 words x 5 entries) Weighting: 50% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard    50       

Aims

The module aims to provide a solid base of academic and professional skills required for success at university and in the graduate career market.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to develop skills in sourcing and referencing data.

(LO2) Students will be able to understand how to use an appropriate approach to analysing the data, interpreting the findings and developing an argument.

(LO3) Students will be able to understand how to write for an audience.

(LO4) Students will be able to understand their personal academic goals and how these fit with a professional future.

(LO5) Students will be able to manage time effectively in a stressful environment.

(S1) IT skills

(S2) Communication skills

(S3) Lifelong learning skills

(S4) Numeracy

(S5) Organisational skills


Teaching and Learning Strategies

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

Teaching Method: Lecture
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 24
Attendance recorded: No

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 120

This module is a pre-requisite for the following modules:
MKIB216

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: IT skills
How this is developed: lecture and seminar presented by Library staff
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Learning Log

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: Lecture on modes of communication
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Learning Log and Personal Development Plan

Skills / attributes: Lifelong learning skills
How this is developed
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Learning Log and Personal Developm ent Plan

Skills / attributes: Numeracy
How this is developed:
Mode of assessment (if applicable):

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: Seminars on time and stress management
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Learning Log and Personal Development Plan


Syllabus

 

1.       Transition to Higher Education (reflection on skills, development of independent learning, expectations of HE);
2.       Developing academic scholarship (reading, taking notes, searching databases, reading academic articles, essay writing,   referencing)
3.       Team work and cultural awareness
4.       Presenting professionally
5.       Professional behaviour (business communications and etiquette)
6.       Report writing (communicating ideas concisely, using evidence, writing an Executive Summary)
7.       Using Excel or other technical software
8.       Using quantitative data
9.       Reflective practice
10.     Networking and graduate insights – programme-specific


Recommended Texts

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