Study Skills for Business and Management Students

Study Skills for Business and Management Students

by Barbara Allan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780335228546
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2009
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Dr Barbara Allan is Director of Learning and Teaching at the Hull University Business School, UK and also Director of the Centre for Innovations in Learning and Teaching (CILT). She became a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellow in 2008.

Table of Contents

Editor’s preface

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1. Introduction
Introduction
Getting started on your degree programme
What do you study on a business or management degree?
Subjects NOT covered in this book
Topics covered in this book
Summary

Chapter 2. Personal management skills
Introduction
Identifying your skills
Becoming organised
Managing your time
Looking after yourself
Managing your emotions
Gaining help and support.
Summary

Chapter 3. Different approaches to becoming a success in the workplace
Introduction
Overview of theories of learning
Becoming a reflective learner
Making the most of different learning opportunities
Developing your portfolio
Summary

Chapter 4. Studying at university
Introduction
Tutor-centred and student-centred approaches to teaching and learning
Making the most of lectures
Contributing to seminars
Using e-learning
Getting the most out of tutorials
Independent Study
Experiential Learning
Working on case studies
Inquiry-based learning (IBL)
Action learning
Learning and developing using a learning journal
Summary

Chapter 5. Finding and using business and management information
Introduction
The production and dissemination of knowledge
Searching and finding business and management information
Identifying and selecting relevant information
Academic reading skills
References and referencing
Summary

Chapter 6. Assessment
Introduction
Examinations
Online assessment activities
Assignments – essays or reports or case studies
Posters
Presentations
Oral exams or viva voce examinations
Portfolio
Learning journals
Plagiarism and other forms of cheating

Chapter 7. Planning and carrying out your project, dissertation or independent study
Introduction
Project management
Getting the most out of supervision sessions
Working with public or private sector organisations
Getting started and identifying your topic
Writing your research proposal
Identifying your research approach
Research methodologies and methods
Writing up.
Summary

Chapter 8. Working in Groups
Introduction
Reasons for using group work
Effective student groups
Organising and getting the most out of meetings
Working in diverse groups
Virtual groups
Common problems in group work
Managing the emotional aspects of group work
Summary

Chapter 9. Professional experience and study abroad
Introduction
Professional experience
Study abroad
Assessing the professional experience or study abroad experiences
Summary

Chapter 10. Where do I go from here?”
Introduction
Gaining Employment
What do you want to do next?
Searching for employment opportunities
Developing your career as a reflective manager
Keeping in touch- professional networks
Further study
Summary

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