Skills Development for Business and Management Students has been written to address the needs of both lecturers and students involved in the study of skills development using a reflective approach. Many business and management degrees now focus on developing students' skill set for use in the world of work, through replicating the conditions the student will encounter in the business world. This book covers all the core areas associated with degrees taught in this way at foundation level, but also presents more advanced topics such as creativity and commercial awareness. Further, the author addresses the issue of emotional competencies, and through exercises provides students with opportunities to practice these skills. In doing so, students are able to gain confidence and begin to see the practical relevance of developing such abilities, as well as the transferable nature of what they have learnt. With the main focus of the book firmly set in active experimentation and reflection, this title is unparalleled in the market place as a means to encourage and develop business and management students during university, and beyond.
Online Resource Centre: Student Resources: All activities from the book will be available to complete online eg. diagnostic questionnaires, templates Online critical incidents log Web links to specialist forums and professional bodies Excel Workbook Lecturer Resources: PP slides for lecturers Suggested answers/commentary to accompany activities Seminar Activities
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Developing Skills for Business and Management Students; 2. Foundations for Personal Development; 3. Personal Development in Action; 4. Communication Skills; 5. Reading Skills; 6. Writing Essentials: Preparation, Layout and Structure; 7. Presentation Skills; 8. Quantitative Data Presentation; 9. Sharpening your Search, Reference and Assignment Skills; 10. Teamwork Skills; 11. Creativity and Innovation Skills; 12. Carrying Your Skills Forward