BM6601: Advanced Academic Skills

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BM6601: Advanced Academic Skills

Module Title Advanced Academic Skills
Module Code BM6601
Module Tutor Dr Jun Zhang
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module is for Business and Management students entering directly into Level 6. 

The module complements the coursework and assignments undertaken by students in their professional and academic studies which will be used as models for analysis and critical evaluation.

The module is primarily concerned with the advanced intellectual skills of understanding, analysis, evaluation and synthesis.

Indicative Syllabus

The module will aim to develop students' abilities to critically evaluate academic and professional issues involved in business and management.

Students will be expected to argue and discuss issues in essay and report form, presentations, tutorials and seminar groups, and where necessary support their views with the use of appropriate information technology.

Students will use a wide range of sources to find relevant information, differing opinions and numerical data.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1.  Identify and apply appropriate academic frameworks, models and theories for decision-making to a wide range of management decision situations including those involving uncertainty and conflicting demands for resources (PLO2).
  2. Assess recent and current developments in business and management, and relate these to the wider business environment (PLO1,2).
  3. Discuss and evaluate strategies which may be adopted by organisations and their effects (PLO3).
  4. Develop a perspective concerning issues in business and management which will make students better equipped to engage in analysis, synthesis and evaluation (PLO4).
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 126
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 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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