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LUBS1106 Academic and Professional Development for Studies in International Business

20 creditsClass Size: 180

Module manager: Andy Smith

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

Year running 2024/25

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS1055Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Finance
LUBS1075Academic, Professional and Research Skills for Studies in Ec
LUBS1080Personal Tutorials for HRM
LUBS1086Exploring Your Potential
LUBS1096Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Marketi
LUBS1876Academic and Employability Connections
LUBS2055Academic and Management Skills

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
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

There is the opportunity to submit a 250 word draft paragraph for formative feedback, to support the development of the academic essay.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1,500 words, question based on a core module syllabus64.00
Group ProjectPresentation on an agreed topical issue30.00
Tutorial PerformanceActive engagement with the personal tutorial process6.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

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

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 30/04/2024


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