BM4090: Personal and Professional Portfolio

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BM4090: Personal and Professional Portfolio

Module Title Personal and Professional Portfolio
Module Code BM4090
Module Tutor Dinipre Allen
School Business School
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module is designed to provide first year students with the means to develop the personal and professional skills required to become an effective manager. It does this by providing a four distinct blocks of learning and practical experience: academic skills; digital business skills; developing a professional portfolio; and enterprise projects. 

Indicative Syllabus
  1. Academic skills: develop effective arguments and writing and making oral presentations in a structured way; develop critical research skills using a range of sources; work effectively with others and critical reflection. 
  2. Digital business skills: within the context of a research project, develop advanced digital literacy skills for the presentation of data e.g. prezi, excel, Microsoft publisher, digital stories etc.
  3. Professional portfolio: conduct targeted job searches, prepare a CV, develop advanced interview skills, prepare covering letters etc.

Enterprise projects: carry out live projects in local companies, interview and shadow professional practitioners, complete short internships, take part in volunteering work such as High Street Regeneration projects etc.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Think logically, critically and reflectively.    (PLO4)
  2. Work independently and effectively with others, in a professional manner.  (PLO5)
  3. Communicate effectively in writing and through presentations.  (PLO6)
  4. Critically evaluate personal development goals and achievements.  (PLO4)

Undertake research and analyse findings in an appropriate way.  (PLO5)

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 72
Independent Learning Hours: 228
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2500 words or equivalent
002: 50% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2500 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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