This module provides an experiential training in practical and applied skills relevant to the workplace. Students will be exposed to a wide range of skills and competencies in the areas of communication, teamwork, leadership, ethics and problem-solving. The module encourages students to develop an oversight and appreciation of the ambiguities and contradictions of organisational life, and to find strategies for performing well under pressure.
The module is distinctive in being developed in collaboration with a professional advisory network which will meet periodically to discuss how to create a curriculum appropriate to meet the challenges of contemporary business organisations. The group will explore potential graduate skills-gaps, applied and tacit areas of knowledge, novel ways of training, and contextual factors in business education.
The module will assist you in preparing for internships, placements and work beyond the University. It will also feature guest speakers from business, where possible to provide professional insight into important key work skills.