Study Skills for Business and Management Students

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-01
  • Publisher: Open University Press
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This practical handbook is an essential course companion for business and management students at degree level.. .It contains case studies, exercises, tips and self-assessment tools that will help students with their personal and professional development. .The book covers key areas, such as: .. Learning and teaching methods. Study strategies . Time management. Research methods . Assessment activities. Exam techniques . Job searching ..And it also emphasizes the skills that are key for business and management courses, which include: .. Academic writing . Critical and reflective thinking. Effective communication. Interpersonal skills. Project management. Research skills. Team working ..Study Skills for Business and Management Studentshas been carefully structured to be used throughout a degree course in order to hone the skills necessary to get a good degree and begin a successful career...An accompanying websitewww.openup.co.uk/businesssuccesshas more information on related careers with up-to-date web links..

Author Biography

Barbara Allan is Senior Lecturer in Student Learning and Management Learning. She is also Deputy Director of the Centre for Management and Organisational Learning and Director of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) at the University of Hull. .

Table of Contents

Series editor's prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Getting started on your degree programmep. 2
What do you study on a business or management degree?p. 3
Ethics and professionalismp. 5
Subjects not covered in this bookp. 5
Topics covered in this bookp. 7
Summaryp. 13
Personal management skillsp. 14
Introductionp. 14
Identifying your skillsp. 15
Becoming organizedp. 18
Personal goalsp. 22
Managing your timep. 24
Looking after yourselfp. 29
Managing your emotionsp. 30
Gaining help and supportp. 34
Summaryp. 36
Different approaches to becoming a success in the workplacep. 37
Introductionp. 37
Overview of theories of learningp. 38
Becoming a reflective learnerp. 48
Making the most of different learning opportunitiesp. 52
Developing your portfoliop. 55
Summaryp. 56
Studying at universityp. 58
Introductionp. 58
Tutor-centred and student-centred approaches to teaching and learningp. 59
Making the most of lecturesp. 61
Contributing to seminarsp. 63
Using e-learningp. 64
Getting the most out of tutorialsp. 67
Independent studyp. 68
Experiential learningp. 69
Working on case studiesp. 70
Inquiry based learning (IBL)p. 71
Action learningp. 75
Learning and developing using a learning journalp. 76
Summaryp. 79
Finding and using business and management informationp. 80
Introductionp. 80
The production and dissemination of knowledgep. 81
Searching and finding business and management informationp. 82
Identifying and selecting relevant informationp. 89
Academic reading skillsp. 91
References and referencingp. 97
Summaryp. 106
Assessmentp. 107
Introductionp. 107
Examinationsp. 109
Online assessment activitiesp. 115
Assignmentsp. 116
Presentationsp. 126
Oral or viva voce examinationsp. 131
Portfoliosp. 133
Learning journalsp. 135
Plagiarism and other forms of cheatingp. 136
Summaryp. 140
Planning and carrying out your project, dissertation or independent studyp. 141
Introductionp. 141
Project managementp. 142
Getting the most out of supervision sessionsp. 144
Working with public, private or voluntary sector organizationsp. 146
Getting started and identifying your topicp. 148
Writing your research proposalp. 149
Research approach, methodologies and methodsp. 150
Writing upp. 161
Summaryp. 165
Working in groupsp. 167
Introductionp. 167
Reasons for using group workp. 168
Effective student groupsp. 169
Organizing and getting the most out of meetingsp. 171
Working in diverse groupsp. 176
Virtual groupsp. 179
Common problems in group workp. 181
Managing the emotional aspects of group workp. 183
Summaryp. 184
Professional experience and study abroadp. 185
Introductionp. 185
Professional experiencep. 186
Study abroadp. 192
Assessing the professional experience or study abroad experiencesp. 207
Summaryp. 209
Where do I go from here?p. 210
Introductionp. 210
Gaining Employmentp. 210
What do you want to do next?p. 211
Searching for employment opportunitiesp. 212
Developing your career as a reflective managerp. 217
Keeping in touch - professional networksp. 218
Further studyp. 220
Summaryp. 221
Referencesp. 223
Indexp. 225
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