Enhancing Business Management and Personal Skills

Module code: LBPG 5013

Module description

This module is designed to develop the study skills and employability of candidates and includes:

  • UK graduate study and business skills - academic writing, referencing, note-taking, presenting orally, critical and reflective thinking.
  • Professional development and identity - self awareness, diversity and ethics.
  • Self management - time planning, stress and well being, job search and personal development planning.
  • Building and leading teams - communication, team theory, leadership theory.
  • Negotiation, power and organisational politics.
  • Problem solving.
  • Change and development in organisations - people skills, managing change.
  • Interpreting financial information - financial statements, international regulatory framworks, budgets, monitoring.
  • Handling statistical data - central tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression.
  • Engagement with the graduate recruitment process and the relevant DMU resources including MyGateway.

It enhances the learning in other modules by offering a dedicated module for individuals to develop appropraite study, employability and personal development skills. There are three formatively assessed assignments: a diagnostic essay which is marked and the student receives feedback; a team presentation which is marked informally by the peer group and the tutor; a personal development portfolio which is not marked.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Workshops: 22 hours


  • No formal summative assessments; formative assessment and informal feedback are used.

Additional costs: No extra costs other than the purchase of books

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