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2017/18 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS1100 Personal Tutorials for International Business

10 creditsClass Size: 180

Module manager: Andy Smith

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS1046Personal Tutorials for Studies in Finance
LUBS1060Personal Tutorials for Economics
LUBS1080Personal Tutorials for HRM
LUBS1086Exploring Your Potential
LUBS1095Personal Tutorials for Marketing
LUBS1876Academic and Employability Connections
LUBS2055Academic and Management Skills
LUBS2130Contemporary Business Issues

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The module provides you with comprehensive study skills for your programme of study and opportunities to develop broader transferable skills and use personal development planning techniques. The module aims to enable you to make the most of the learning opportunities offered through your degree and to help you integrate your university experience into your longer term personal and career planning. The module will use key concepts, issues and learning from core modules on the programme (LUBS1140 Principles of International Business and LUBS2860 Managing International Business). The module aims to enable you to cope with the expectations placed upon you as independent learners at levels 2 and 3.


This module is designed to enable students to make the most of the learning opportunities throughout their core programme of study. It focuses on skills outcomes rather than knowledge outcomes.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Access a range of sources of information in the discipline area to be able to distinguish between different scholarly and non-scholarly sources.
- Appreciate and demonstrate understanding of scholarship in international business studies and be able to assemble coherent arguments within a range of assessments: essays (both timed and untimed), reports and oral presentations.
- Identify how they will use the opportunities available to them through their degree programme and Leeds for Life.
- Develop strategies and techniques for managing own learning in the upper degree levels.
- Demonstrate their skills development through their first year at University, identify areas for further development and put in place their own personal development plan

Skills outcomes
On successful completion of this module students will acquire:
- Advanced literacy: reading skills
- Advanced literacy: writing skills
- Reading non-verbal texts: diagrams, maps, pictures, photographs, videos
- Critical thinking
- Analytical skills
- Team working skills
- Independent working skills
- Presentation skills


Indicative content:

The University's Values.
The university learning environment
Self-managed learning
Assessment & the effective use of feedback
Jobs, professions and careers; portfolios of careers and multiple careers; work, life and balance.
Finding things out: library skills, web skills, interrogating databases
Advanced literacy: reading skills
Reading non-verbal texts: diagrams, maps, pictures, photographs, videos
Critical thinking
Advanced literacy: writing skills
Using and referencing sources
Intellectual property and plagiarism

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Induction Session32.006.00
Private study hours72.50
Total Contact hours27.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Preparation for seminars and tutorials. Completion of PDP and assessed coursework. Group work on report and presentation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress will be monitored via personal tutorial meetings, contribution to group seminars and completion of and performance in assessed coursework.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1,500 words, question based on a core module syllabus34.00
Group ProjectPresentation on an agreed topical issue30.00
AssignmentCV and mock internship application30.00
Tutorial PerformanceCompletion of Leeds for Life forms and attendance at personal tutorials6.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by examination.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 15/01/2018


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