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
2023/4, 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:

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

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SOE07106 - ASBM