Business School Development

Module description

The aim of this module is to support and encourage students to take responsibility for their own personal and professional development within the context of an International Business School. All students will work alongside their personal tutor to identify higher level skills such as time management, managing own learning, working in groups, learning from others, developing reviewing and planning skills. In addition personal tutors will encourage students to start preparing for their career management.

Full module specification

Module title:Business School Development
Module code:BSD1000K
Module level:1
Academic year:2014/5
Module lecturers:
  • Ms Juliette Stephenson - Convenor
Module credit:
ECTS value:

0

Pre-requisites:

None

Co-requisites:

None

Duration of module: Duration (weeks) - term 1:

11

Duration (weeks) - term 3:

9

Module aims

The aim of this module is to support and encourage students to take responsibility for their own personal and professional development within the context of an International Business School. All students will work alongside their personal tutor to identify higher level skills such as time management, managing own learning, working in groups, learning from others, developing reviewing and planning skills. In addition personal tutors will encourage students to start preparing for their career management.

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. develop effective learning abilities with a view to enhancing higher level skills and raising performance

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 2. understand and abide by the University rules regarding academic misconduct and plagiarism, seeking further assistance where necessary

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 3. plan own time in relation to study, using timetable and own planning process
  • 4. monitor own progress and seek further feedback where necessary, in order to identify skills ‘gaps’ and plan for further development
  • 5. demonstrate professional attitude to working alongside others: peers and university staff

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
20600

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Contact hours10Time with personal tutor
10Workshops

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Online TestNot applicable1-6Online

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
N.A

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
N.A

Syllabus plan

By the end of the first year all student must have completed all of the following eight skills modules. 

• Plagiarism 

• How to give a good presentation 

• Essay writing 

• Team working • Library and Information Skills

• ICT: Excel &/or PowerPoint

• Exam techniques

• Time management 

In addition to compulsory modules, students have the option of these workshops*:

• Introduction to Employability

• Note taking: lectures and reading

• Essay writing for Exams

• Weekly Economics Help classes

*Further workshops are currently under development

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

The Business School Homepage contains a wealth of information, if you have any questions this is the
best place to start your enquiry. http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/ 
Here you will find all of the student handbooks including exam handbooks and module templates.
Also via online learning /ELE you will find: Business School - Undergraduate News and Information
which is also an important source of information.

Origin date

17/07/2014

Last revision date

17/07/2014