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MANG6388 Career Management in a Digital Age

Module Overview

This module, which is taught over two semesters provides a space in which you can reflect on your career aspirations and develop a bespoke personal development programme.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • your personal strengths and understand how to develop these within an organisational context;
  • your management style and know which areas you need to develop in order to be an effective manager;
  • the graduate employment market in your preferred career.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • identify strengths in yourself and others;
  • critically evaluate and develop your professional development objectives;
  • develop your career plan;
  • develop your professional digital presence.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate independent learning ability to support continuing professional development.


The module will run across two semesters to provide an opportunity for the ideas to develop and for the reflection to lead into actions that will support professional development. - Employability: What Do Employers Want? - Understanding Personal Preferences - Understanding the Graduate Recruitment Market - Understanding Emerging Issues in Business - Exploring Graduate Opportunities - Making Career Choices - Career Management  

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The teaching processes for this module will be a combination of traditional lecture, action learning sets, workshop based activities and personal reflection. By channelling the activities into a facilitated personal inquiry you will be encouraged to become active co-creators of the knowledge and insights pertinent to your career. The assessment for the module will be in the form of a reflective journal that will be developed through semester 1 and semester 2. This journal will contain up to five tangible professional development products (e.g. notes from personal academic tutor meetings, MBTI profile, on-line profile etc.) along with a 2,000 word reflective commentary. The assessment seeks to develop a robust praxis that supports your career planning and career development.

Independent Study
Total study time0

Resources & Reading list

Zichy, S (2017). Career Match: Connecting Who You Are with What You’ll Love to Do. 

Lees, L. (2016). How to Get a Job You Love. 

Rath, T. (2007). StrengthsFinder 2.0; A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup's Now Discover Your Strengths. 

Maun, R. (2012). Job Hunting 3.0: Secrets and skills to sell yourself effectively in the modern age. 

Taylor, D (2010). Now You've Been Shortlisted: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Being Successful at Interviews and Assessment Centres. 



Reflective Journal


MethodPercentage contribution
In-class activities 100%


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:


Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase the mandatory/ recommended text as appropriate.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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