AC4090: Professional Skills

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AC4090: Professional Skills

Module Title Professional Skills
Module Code AC4090
Module Tutor Archan Mehta
School Business School
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This is a study skills module designed to develop personal and professional skills which will enable students to progress towards further academic study, professional qualifications or a range of careers in accounting, finance and business.

Indicative Syllabus

The syllabus includes developing an understanding of enquiry based learning, and critical thinking abilities. Academic research and writing skills will be explored, and appropriate techniques for finding, using and referencing these sources will be considered. Students will also be encouraged to become reflective learners, developing an understanding of the broader skills necessary for their future development at University and beyond, and will identify means of developing these through work experience and volunteering activities.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to demonstrate:

1.       Development of skills in critically evaluating and analysing arguments and data, drawing reasoned conclusions; (PLO5)

2.       The ability to manage learning independently, including being able to find, extract and analyse data, draw reasoned conclusions from many different sources, and acknowledge and reference these appropriately; (PLO6)

3.       Skills in the use of communications and information technology in finding, analysing and communicating information, for example, through the use of spreadsheets and online databases; (PLO7)

4.       Communication and numerical skills, including the ability to use information technology, including spreadsheets and online databases, to present quantitative information in a form which will be understood by its intended audience; (PLO8)

5.        Interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in groups, and oral as well as written presentation skills. (PLO9)

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 72
Independent Learning Hours: 228
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 3000 words or equivalent
002: 50% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 3000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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