Core Module Information
Module title: Academic Skills for Business Management

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SOE07106
Module leader: Matthew Dutton
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module will introduce students to the academic and study skills that first year students require to successfully complete a Business Studies degree. Students will apply these academic skills to the case of understanding the importance of leadership and strategy in organisations. The module will introduce students to:

Critical report writing
Identifying relevant sources of literature
Understanding personal learning styles
Working in groups and delivering presentations
Effective essay writing
Applying academic skills to a case study of leadership and strategy in organisations.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Identify, search and retrieve relevant academic and business related information
LO2: Demonstrate an understanding of effective academic writing and understand academic literature and its sources.
LO3: Review the role of management using the academic skills acquired through meetings learning outcomes 1 and 2.
LO4: Organise, prioritise and reflect on their studies and learning as an individual and as part of a team
LO5: Understand the importance of leadership and strategy in organisations by applying the academic skills learned in this module.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Matthew Dutton
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be delivered through a series of lectures and tutorials. Students will be expected to lead on presentations in tutorials groups and to be prepared to contribute in tutorials on the weeks’ topic. Student support will be managed through a combination of online support through the Moodle site and face-to-face meetings around lectures, tutorials and during open office hours.

The content of weekly lectures will be aligned with that weeks’ tutorials so that students can bring what they have learned in the lecture to a tutorial environment where they will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of the topic in more depth. Tutorials will be used to strengthen student’s written and analytical skills by critiquing examples of written academic work and reports.

Key employability skills will be developed and enhanced through the practical experiences associated with assessments and contribution to team goals and objectives. Students will be supported to develop an understanding of what constitutes credible sources of evidence and how they can build on their analytical and written skills through exposure to those evidence sources. .

Formative Assessment:
Students will receive formative assessment through interaction with tutors in weekly sessions. Students will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of the tutorial topic by contributing individually and as part of groups.

Feedback on coursework from tutors and lecturers will be done in a way that enables students to apply lessons to coursework they will have in other modules.

A programme of peer review between students will also be implemented where students will be expected to give feedback to their peers on presentations and written work.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will take place through an individual written report (50%) and a group presentation in the tutorial (50%). The written report will ask students to review the available evidence on a given business topic using academic and company reports. The group assessment will require students to problem-solve a contemporary issue in the workplace and develop evidence based solutions.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 32
Independent Learning Guided independent study 138
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 50 LO1, LO2 7 , WORDS= 3000
Oral Presentation 50 LO3, LO4, LO5 11 HOURS= 00.00
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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