Written in response to the pressures on universities to produce highly skilled and work-ready graduates and intended to map across a three year business course, this book contains the study and employability skills students need to succeed as a business student and graduate, from essential study, presentation and leadership skills to practical advice on getting that all-important job after university. Hands-on learning aids offer exercises for group work and self-study. Readers can expect the book to: Help them adapt to a new culture and environment by setting out what is expected and what they can expect at university Help them bridge the gap between school and university by developing essential study skills such as critical thinking and time management Help them develop transferable skills that are sought after by employers including presentation skills, leadership skills and commercial awareness Give them practical advice on getting that all-important job after university with chapters on CV writing, job hunting, interviewing and networking, among others The book is full of examples drawing on the author’s own personal experience with the final chapter offering words of advice from current graduates and employees working in lots of different sectors all over the world – including US, Europe, China and the UK. The book is complimented by a companion website featuring a range of tools and resources for lecturers and students, including an instructor manual and PowerPoint slides, answers and guidance on skills assessment tasks, templates and examples to download as well as additional chapter content on topics such as plagarism and essay writing. Suitable for all students taking a business degree.
Today's graduates are required to be well-equipped in professional skills, study skills and emotional competency. This textbook is specifically written for business & management students to help them identify and focus on the specific skills relevant to their area of study and future careers.
The Business Student’s Guide to Sustainable Management has become a core textbook for business undergraduates. With a full introduction to sustainable management, the textbook covers all subject areas relevant to business students. This second edition features fully updated chapters on how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into accounting, marketing, HR and other subjects in management and business studies. Furthermore, this second edition offers brand new chapters on how to teach the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) in any business discipline, how to explore new business models designed to support sustainable development and how to crowdsource for sustainable solutions. The book contains over 40 ready-made seminars/short workshops which enable teachers and students to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into every discipline in business, including economics, operations, marketing, HR, and financial reporting. Each chapter follows the same easy-to-use format. The Business Student’s Guide to Sustainable Management provides a true treasure chest of materials to support staff wanting to integrate sustainability into their teaching and provides support to effectively embed sustainability in the curriculum. The chapters also offer a starting point in developing teaching units for Masters and MBA students. The material is not just useful to people in business schools, but to those involved in wider scale curriculum change, and those looking to make links between different disciplines (for example, how to teach system thinking, corporate peace-making and the crowdsourcing of sustainable solutions). Online Teaching Notes to accompany each chapter are available on request with the purchase of the book.
How employable will you be when you graduate from your business and management degree? How can you ensure that your time as a student is spent developing skills essential to the business world? Will you be poised to take on the job market with confidence and land your dream job? This study guide bridges the gap between your degree and your future career by connecting your study skills to the professional ones you’ll need. Designed to be a companion throughout your degree, this easy-to-use reference work simultaneously develops your employability whilst also helping you to succeed at university. Throughout your studies it will keep you focused on your future career by: teaching ‘bridging skills’ that enable you to apply your learning to professional practice showing how study skills such as diagnostics, planning and management, critical reading and knowledge transformation are used in the workplace demonstrating why ‘thinking skills’ such as critical thinking and reflection, developing arguments, problem solving, decision making, creative thinking and ethical thinking are vital to employers helping you to understand, early in your degree, what employers are looking for so that you can develop ‘career readiness’ as you study and gain work experience guiding you in developing a unique, evidence-based CV and using self-knowledge to make the right career choice. Studying for your Future Employability provides a range of scenarios and activities to demonstrate the links between study skills and professional skills, along with techniques familiar in the workplace. With IT skills embedded throughout, this is the perfect study skills textbook to accompany business and management students who want to make their time in education count.
This book contains coverage of topics that employers identified as important, including customer-facing skills and self-presentation skills, and with an integrated project designed to promote active learning.
Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here Are you a student thinking about the next steps in your career or study? Are you taking an employability module at university or are you just keen to learn more about how to get the job you want? If you answered yes to any of the above, then this book is for you! Clear, focused and strategic it is written as a series of FAQs and builds upon real student experiences. Designed to help the modern student it offers pragmatic, jargon-free advice which will help you to move forward into a successful job application or career change. Key features of the book include: Advice from current students, graduates and employers Exercises designed to provide a ‘quick fix’ when faced with challenges Checklists enabling you to record progress as you move through sections or tasks Practical steps you can take to sustain momentum as you move through your studies. This is an ideal guide to making the most of your skills, beating the competition and getting your ideal job! SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
An Essential Guide to Academic Skills and Personal Development
Author: Bob Smale
Category: Study Aids
How to Succeed at University is a uniquely comprehensive study skills and personal development guide, incorporating coverage of personal skills, academic skills and job search skills within the framework of personal development planning. All the key skills are covered, with a strong focus on the importance of the continuing personal development process and the ultimate goal of employability. In terms of personal skills, the book offers advice on handling stress, time management and developing interpersonal skills. The academic skills section concentrates on the skills crucial for learning effectively, carrying out research, writing up your work and tackling exams. The job search skills covered include discussion of how to identify the best job according to skill set and how to stand out in the applications and selection process. This book will be an essential companion for all undergraduate students, whatever their subject of study, and for those preparing for study at University. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university.
'This is an essential guide for anyone aspiring to teach in Higher Education in the UK. Not just because it is packed with practical tips and even lecture notes but crucially because it explains the nature of university teaching in the wake of the 'widening participation' agenda... In summary this book is well worth reading' - Educate Journal This is a book for tutors, lecturers and teachers in further and higher education, who need to teach their students how to study, learn and communicate effectively. Based around the same techniques and contents as Tom and Sandra's book Essential Study Skills, which is itself based on many years experience of teaching and mentoring students in higher education, this book is intended to work with traditional and non-traditional students. The material will be suitable for institutions concerned with widening participation; with student retention; with quality enhancement; with equal opportunities and with professional and staff development. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781473938434) Grounded in actual research and supported by the author’s 25 years of experience teaching business and management students, this book is designed especially for students and researchers in business looking to do practical research, and introduces them to the reality of conducting research for the classroom or the boardroom. The reader is guided through each step of the research process including all the tools they need to collect, analyse and present data and given advice on how to identify, design and complete appropriate projects, enabling them to develop their own research and maximize its impact. Global examples are included throughout from international markets and across the Business and Management discipline. Packed full of learning features and complimented by a free interactive eBook* that includes author video chapter introductions, top tips and skills, real world advice, templates and examples of published research, real world data sets, MCQs, PowerPoint slides, student exercises and journal articles, as well as employability advice and guidance on different types of assessment and dissemination, allowing access on the go and encouraging learning and retention whatever the reading or learning style. Suitable for anyone intending to conduct research in a variety of business contexts such as Management, Marketing, HRM and Organizational Studies *interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook