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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5903M Professional Skills for International Business

10 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Andy Smith
Email: A.Smith2@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: 1 Jan to 31 May View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Module replaces

LUBS 5213M Professional and Research Skills for International Business

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module aims to empower students to enhance their own personal and professional skills according to their individual career stage. It will give them useful tools and techniques to apply independently as well as signpost them to additional support and extension activities.

Objectives

This module aims to empower students to enhance their own personal and professional skills according to their individual career stage giving useful tools and techniques to apply independently as well as signposting additional support and extension activities.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Identify, evaluate and classify the main characteristics, skills sets, personality traits and possible career paths of the international business practitioner
- Evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses and apply this knowledge to plan how they might improve
- Select and deploy appropriate strategies to give and receive effective feedback
- Undertake self-evaluation to set appropriate and relevant career-related goals and plan actions to achieve these

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Transferable
- Evidence emotional intelligence and self-awareness in reflective learning
- Exercise advanced written and oral communication and presentation skills

Subject specific
- Deploy in context appropriate career refresh and start-up skills


Syllabus

Indicative content
Career Refresh and Start-up Skills and Knowledge
Understanding and using reflective learning (includes giving and receiving feedback)
Self awareness and applied emotional intelligence
Goal setting and action planning
Effective Communication
Presentation Skills
Networks, Relationships and Soft Power
Team working
Assessment Centre Group Exercise
Introduction to Leading and Managing People
Practical Business knowledge

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture21.002.00
Seminar102.0020.00
Private study hours78.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessment5 minute video presentation30.00
Reflective log1500 word structured action plan based on reflective journal entries70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The video presentation is jointly assessed with LUBS5267M. The presentation element is assessed in LUBS5903M, whilst a 500 word report based on the presentation is assessed for LUBS5267M. The resit for this module will be 100% by 1,500 word assignment

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:41:53

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