Business Study Skills
Run by Bangor Business School
10 Credits or 5 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Mrs Nia Weatherley
Overall aims and purpose
To provide an introduction to a range of important business study and Information Technology (IT) skills, including academic writing, note-taking, basic data analysis, communication, group work, presentations, and employability awareness.
Internet, email and Blackboard; Writing academic essays and reports; Sourcing information using libraries, databases and the web; Referencing and bibliographies; Basic statistics and presentation of data; Word processing using MS Word; Spreadsheets using MS Excel; Presentations using MS PowerPoint; Communication and presentation skills; Career and employability awareness.
No major omissions or inaccuracies in the deployment of information/skills. Some grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Integration of theory/practice/information present intermittently in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives.
Much of the relevant information and skills mostly accurately deployed. Adequate grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Fair integration of theory/practice/information in the pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Some evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
Excellent standard: 70+ Class 1 An outstanding performance, exceptionally able. The relevant information accurately deployed. Excellent grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practice elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Strong evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
High Standard: 60-69 Class 2.1 Very good performance Most of the relevant information accurately deployed. Good grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
Pursue a range of learning strategies, and apply and adapt a set of study skills which will enhance the effectiveness of their learning.
Use a PC to access internet and intranet resources, and use a range of IT applications including word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.
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Teaching and Learning Strategy
One 1-hour session per week.
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
Subject specific skills
- People management: to include communications, team building, leadership and motivating others.
- Problem solving and critical analysis: analysing facts and circumstances to determine the cause of a problem and identifying and selecting appropriate solutions.
- Research: the ability to analyse and evaluate a range of business data, sources of information and appropriate methodologies, which includes the need for strong digital literacy, and to use that research for evidence-based decision-making.
- Numeracy: the use of quantitative skills to manipulate data, evaluate, estimate and model business problems, functions and phenomena.
- Ability to work with people from a range of cultures.
- Articulating and effectively explaining information.
- Building and maintaining relationships.
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- N400: BA Accounting and Finance year 1 (BA/AF)
- N401: BA Accounting & Finance (with International Experience) year 1 (BA/AFIE)
- N322: BA Banking and Finance year 1 (BA/BIF)
- NN13: BA Business Studies and Finance year 1 (BA/BSF)
- NN14: BA Business Stud & Finance (with International Experience) year 1 (BA/BSFIE)
- N1R1: BA Bus Stud with French year 1 (BA/BSFR)
- N1R2: BA Business Studies with German year 1 (BA/BSGER)
- N1R3: BA Business Studies with Italian year 1 (BA/BSIT)
- NN15: BA Business Studies and Marketing year 1 (BA/BSM)
- N1R4: BA Business Studies with Spanish year 1 (BA/BSSP)
- N100: BA Business Studies year 1 (BA/BUSS)
- N102: BA Business Studies (with International Experience) year 1 (BA/BUSSIE)
- N2N4: BA Management with Accounting year 1 (BA/MAF)
- N500: BA Marketing year 1 (BA/MK)
- N5R3: BA Marketing with Italian year 1 (BA/MKITAL)
- N5R1: BA Marketing with French year 1 (BA/MKTFR)
- N5R2: BA Marketing with German year 1 (BA/MKTGER)
- N5R4: BA Marketing with Spanish year 1 (BA/MKTSP#)
- NN44: BSc Accounting and Banking with International Experience year 1 (BSC/ABIE)
- NN43: BSc Accounting and Banking year 1 (BSC/ACCB)
- NL41: BSc Accounting and Economics year 1 (BSC/ACCEC)
- NN4H: BSc Accounting and Finance year (BSC/ACCFIN)
- N402: BSc Accounting & Finance (with International Experience) year 1 (BSC/ACCFINIE)
- NL42: BSc Accounting and Economics with International Experience year 1 (BSC/AEIE)
- L190: BSc Business Economics year 1 (BSC/BEC)
- N391: BSc Banking and Finance year 1 (BSC/BFIN)
- N101: BSc Business Studies year 1 (BSC/BS)
- NN1H: BSc Business Studies and Finance year 1 (BSC/BSFIN)
- NNM1: BSc Business Studies & Marketing with Intl Experience year 1 (BSC/BSMIE)
- NN1M: BSc Business Studies and Marketing year 1 (BSC/BSMKT)
- L111: BSc Financial Economics year 1 (BSC/FINEC)
- N2NK: BSc Management with Accounting year 1 (BSC/MWACC)
Optional in courses:
- NR43: BA Accounting/Italian year 1 (BA/AIT)
- NR44: BA Accounting/Spanish year 1 (BA/ASP)
- L1T1: BA Economics and Chinese year 1 (BA/ECCH)
- LR13: BA Economics/Italian year 1 (BA/ECIT)
- LL13: BA Sociology/Economics year 1 (BA/ECS)
- LR14: BA Economics/Spanish year 1 (BA/ECSP)
- NR41: BA French/Accounting year 1 (BA/FRA)
- LR11: BA French/Economics year 1 (BA/FREC)
- NR42: BA German/Accounting year 1 (BA/GA)
- LR12: BA German/Economics year 1 (BA/GEC)
- LV11: BA History/Economics year 1 (BA/HEC)
- LL14: BA Social Policy/Economics year 1 (BA/SPEC)