The Business Student's Handbook

Learning Skills for Study and Employment

Author: Sheila Cameron

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273749722

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 6938

The Business Student’s Handbook integrates study skills, interpersonal skills and work skills to help students gain better marks in their study and to transfer those skills for success in the workplace. The book covers a broad range of topics including: essential skills such as essay writing, exam technique and managing one’s studies, interpersonal skills such as working in teams, communicating and presenting, and work skills such as exploring problems, managing projects and improving creativity.

The Business Student's Handbook

Author: Sheila Cameron

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292088672

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 6609

‭‘It is very clear and easy to understand and well laid out. A good key text.’ ‭ Alison Bragg, Faculty Lead for Employability, Business and Law, De Montfort University ‭ ‘Even though I’ve been in the field for 25 years, I found new and engaging ‭information in The Business Student’s Handbook. So no matter how many times ‭a student has been down this road, I’m confident that they will always find ‭something new here.’ ‭Jayne Mothersdale, Governor and Principal Lecturer Learning & Teaching, Leeds ‭Beckett University ‭New edition of the definitive text for business students. ‭ The Business Student’s Handbook brings together personal skills, study skills and employability ‭skills to help you succeed in your academic and professional lives. This handbook is all about ‭applying theory to practice; so you will find it filled with exercises, practical suggestions ‭and tips. ‭ This new edition covers: ‭Expanded sections on employability and transferable skills to help you become a highly ‭desirable graduate. A strong focus on written and oral communication skills and presentation skills.‭ Expanded data analysis and numeracy sections.‭ New emphasis on self-management, team work and planning makes this an essential resource ‭for any business student.‭ The new TECHSkills boxes focus on your digital skills to ensure you’re making the most of the ‭best tools you can find online. ‭ Additional resources, templates and activities are also available at ‭Sheila Cameron has worked for the Open University Business ‭School since its inception, now in a part-time role. She is also the ‭author of The MBA Handbook, focusing on postgraduate study ‭and executive education.

The Business Student's Handbook

Learning Skills for Study and Employment

Author: Sheila Cameron

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132349246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 442

View: 6052

In an increasingly competitive and rapidly changing world, graduates must be equipped with more than just knowledge of a particular subject. This book will enable students to manage their own learning and ultimately their own career.

Developing Work and Study Skills

Author: Linda Lee-Davies,Susan Bailey

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844802258

Category: Education

Page: 402

View: 5730

Developing Study and Work Skills is the first text to unite the fragmented study skills/work skills/personal development skills market by focusing on the key basic skills that students need in order to make them practically as well as academically prepared for the world of work. Chapters take students through the core personal, interpersonal, written, verbal, technical and numerical skills that HE courses and employers are looking for. This book is the first text to integrate study and management skills in such a way as to encourage a continuous pattern of self-analysis in the student, more thoroughly preparing the student for the transition from study to the world of work than any other text in the market.Students on modules such as Personal Development and Effectiveness, Study Skills, Management Skills, Business Skills, Business Communication, Business Awareness, Managing Oneself and Others at – for example – BABS/BABA, HND/HNC, DMS, MBA levels will all find this a hugely valuable text through study and working life.

The Business Student's Guide to Study and Employability

Author: Peter Morgan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473934508

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

View: 6074

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.

The Work-Based Learning Student Handbook

Author: Ruth Helyer

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137413840

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 1438

This book will help work-based students to successfully navigate academia. It is a hands-on guide for learners, helping them to get the most out of their university experience. Real-life case studies and useful activities are embedded throughout, illuminating the routes to university qualifications based on workplace activity.

The Design Student's Handbook

Your Essential Guide to Course, Context and Career

Author: Jane Bartholomew,Steve Rutherford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317341244

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

View: 5991

What is design? What are the main design disciplines, and how do they interrelate? How does design theory and context help you improve your studio work? What do you need to know by the end of your course to get a good career? What can you do to become a knowledgeable designer and improve your skills so that you stand out from the crowd? Whether you are already studying design, thinking about choosing a course, or are well on your way to finding your first job, this essential and uniquely comprehensive book will introduce you to the world of design and support you throughout your studies and on into the industry. Key features Develops your core skills and supports you in making the most of your studies. Describes the multi-disciplinary design world by exploring the various design disciplines – graphics, fashion and textiles, three-dimensional design, craft, spatial, interactive media, and theatre, film and television. Contains crucial practical information so you’re ready for your career - placements, working with industry and self-employment, networking, job-seeking and how to succeed in your own business. Covers the key practical, theoretical and cultural fundamentals of design to help you understand and inform your practice - chapters on creativity and innovation, history, culture and context, how to communicate design, colour theory, aesthetics, and how to design with ethical, social and responsible considerations. Comprises chapters written by designers and lecturers, all experts in their fields. Includes stories, career profiles and first-hand quotes by students, established designers and industry specialists exploring what it’s like to study and to work in the design industry today. Identifies important books and websites for further reading. The Design Student’s Handbook will guide you along the road to a successful and fulfilling career and is an essential text for studying any of the design disciplines.

Developing Employability for Business

Author: Maryvonne Lumley,James Wilkinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199672458

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 223

View: 5799

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.

Business Degree Success

Author: Jonathan Groucutt

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137061499

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 9413

This is a practical guide for those studying business and management-related subjects at undergraduate level. Written in an engaging and clear style, the book helps students prepare effectively for assignments, presentations, examinations and dissertations, encompassing both business studies and the real workings of business.

Accounting for Business

Author: Peter Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198719868

Category: Accounting

Page: 560

View: 3545

This textbook is a refreshingly clear introduction to the core accounting topics that non-specialist students need to master. Designed to help students learn key principles, reinforce understanding, and apply accounting concepts to real business decisions, it is an ideal first stepping stone into the world of accounting. Peter Scott's Accounting for Business:· Offers full coverage of key accounting concepts in an authoritative mannerwhilst remaining sensitive to the needs of non-specialist students in employing an excellent writing style and clarity of explanation;· Firmly sets accounting principles in context through a varietyof newspaper articles and online media to help students understand the relevance of accounting to a variety of business professions;· Uses running examples across Financial and Management Accounting so students can strengthen their understanding of the material covered as the author regularly reviews and recaps information;· Is a complete solution to teaching accounting, offering a brand new online learning and assessment tool, Dashboard. The Dashboard courseoffers a test bank of over 500 ready-to-use questions, tailored specifically to this text, which can be automatically graded to cut down time spent marking.· Dashboard also offers students numerousopportunities to revisit, reinforce and revise their understanding, through the provision of an online workbook fully integrated with the chapter material.

Your Business Degree

Author: Rosalind McCulloch,Andrea Reid

Publisher: Pearson Australia

ISBN: 1486011675

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

View: 330

Your Business Degree helps business and commerce students to maximise their chances of success in their degree studies and increase their readiness for employment after they graduate. By targeting the development of graduate competencies and academic skills, in line with TEQSA requirements, this book will help facilitate critical, minimum learning outcomes for any business student. It will be particularly appropriate for AACSB-accredited Business degrees as it is closely aligned to Assurance of Learning standards and requirements.

Managing Global Business

Author: Michael Wynn-Williams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137348267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 462

View: 928

This is a brand new introductory text that offers a succinct, accessible and engaging overview of the key theories and models that underpin the global economy and international business. Packed with global case studies and with an emphasis on practical employability skills it ensures students are prepared for the workplace.

Complete Student Handbook

Author: Danny Saunders

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631193739

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 2221

The Complete Student's Handbook d provides a thorough but user-friendly guide for all university and college students, from setting up and organising study to finding a job at the end of their course.

Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship

Author: David Stokes,Nicholas Wilson,Nick Wilson

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 1408017997

Category: Entrepreneurship

Page: 477

View: 8399

Understand the latest global developments in small business management and entrepreneurship with this new edition of the market-leading textbook by David Stokes and Nick Wilson. Starting with the broader socio-economic role of small business, the proven author team walk you through the key stages of creating and managing small businesses to show you how value is generated within a diverse range of enterprise settings. From how to plan a business, through franchising, small business marketing, and on to exits and realizing value, Stokes & Wilson is also supported by a host of online resources (accessible at: to provide the complete introduction for modern courses.

Manual of Business Spanish

A Comprehensive Language Guide

Author: Michael Gorman,Maria-Luisa Henson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134794959

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 448

View: 1329

Manual of Business Spanish is the most comprehensive, single-volume reference handbook for students and professionals using Spanish. Designed for all users, no matter what level of language skill, it comprises five parts: * A 6000-word, two-way Glossary of the most useful business terms * A 100-page Written Communications section giving models of 50 letters, faxes and documents * An 80-page Spoken Situations section covering face-to-face and telephone situations * A short Reference Grammar outlining the major grammar features of Spanish * A short Business Facts section covering essential information of the country or countries where Spanish is used Written by an experienced native and non-native speaker team, this unique volume is an essential, one-stop reference for all students and professionals studying or working in business and management where Spanish is used.

Going IT Alone: The Handbook for Freelance and Contract Software Developers

Author: Leon Brown

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783001410

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 5580

A detailed guide to self-employment for software and web developers—from identifying your target market, through to managing your time, finances, and client behavior About This Book Discover how to make money with software development skills. Learn how to develop a marketing and sales strategy and develop profitable pricing strategies for your software services and products Gain insights through real case studies and insights provided from industry experts Who This Book Is For Going the self employed route in software development offers many opportunities to develop awareness and skills to enhance your career. Whether you are a student currently studying software development or a veteran software developer already in the industry, Going IT Alone provides you with insights you need to avoid the pitfalls of self employment and to succeed with software projects that are profitable and sustainable. What You Will Learn Identify and understand your target market. Propose the value of what your service or product offers. Build a business model that identifies key entities required to make your software business work. Develop marketing a marketing strategy that targets the right customer segments and produces the sales you need to be profitable. Analyze information to make better decisions and understand your business performance. Understand people through observation and use this to your advantage in project management and negotiation. Improve accuracy of estimates for time and costs of your software projects. Understand the relationship between code and the business strategy. Identify software features from a business perspective, allowing you to prioritise must have features from those that are less important to your profitability. Avoid the trap of increasing software development time and costs from features that provide no benefit or sales increase. In Detail No matter whether you are a student or an industry veteran, self employment adds a new dimension of opportunities to “learn and earn”, whether it be on a full-time or part-time basis. Develop the business acumen and understanding of the link between software patterns and business strategy that you need to become a successful and profitable independent software developer. Discover how to apply your software development skills to entrepreneurship. Decide whether you just want to earn or aspire to build the next Facebook. Supported by real world case studies and input from industry experts, the book looks at the business topics you need to understand to become an independent software developer. From the initial steps of identifying how you can make a profit with your software development skills, through to making your first sale and managing your projects, you will learn how to manage each of the major steps involved in becoming a self employed software developer – whether you decide to go freelance, take up contracting or develop your own product. Written specifically for software and web developers, the book identifies how business issues have a direct impact on code patterns used in software projects. Learn how to build your code to support your business model and with safety features to protect against potential threats that may emerge from the changing business environment. Style and approach This book is a detailed guide to self employment for software and web developers , covering major topics from identifying your target market and business model, through to managing your time, finances and client behavior.

The International Business Environment

Author: Leslie Hamilton,Philip Webster

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198704194

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 4366

Will the expansion of the Chinese economy result in job losses in the USA? How can a natural disaster in Japan cause world stock markets to plummet?What impact does the Arab Spring have on the petroleum industry in the Middle East and North Africa?Adopting a clear global perspective, this textbook is an essential introduction to the challenges of the international business environment. The book begins by setting the global context and evaluating the idea of international industries, the world economy, and the threats and opportunities of global markets. The authors then identify the core issues faced by businesses and the dynamic socio-cultural, technological, political, legal, and ecological environments in which they operate. Case studies are sourced from almost every continent in the world, including a wealth of examples from the emerging markets of Africa, South America, and Asia. In addition, each chapter provides a range of learning tools designed to test and develop the reader's understanding. Questions and assignment tasks ensure students can apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios, while full colour diagrams throughout the book illustrate business environment theory and comparative examples with particular clarity.This unique combination of accessible theory, diverse case studies, and reflection points will prepare the reader for academic success and develop the professional skills required to excel in their future global business career. New to this editionNew assignment tasks at the end of every chapter provide real-world scenarios to develop employability skills and apply understanding.New questions in the mini case studies and counterpoint boxes encourage critical thinking and reflection throughout the book.A wealth of new and updated case studies from around the world illustrate the challenges faced by contemporary organizations in regions as diverse as Africa, Europe, Asia, and the United States.Updated to reflect developments in the financial, political, legal, and technological environments since the publication of the previous edition, including the Arab Spring, economic sanctions on Russia, and changes in the global banking sector.

The Palgrave Handbook of Experiential Learning in International Business

Author: V. Taras,M. Gonzalez-Perez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113746772X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 900

View: 8230

The Handbook of Experiential Learning In International Business is a one-stop source for international managers, business educators and trainers who seek to either select and use an existing experiential learning project, or develop new projects and exercises of this kind.


An Introduction

Author: Rosalind Masterson,Nichola Phillips,David Pickton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 152641581X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 9971

Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781473975859) * Previous edition winner of the British Book Design and Production Award for "Best Use of Cross Media 2014" * This easy to use resource allows students to switch from digital to the print text and back again, opening windows to the world of marketing through cases that are vibrant and engaged, links that allow students to explore topics in more detail and content to encourage relating theory to practice. Recognizing the importance of ongoing technological and social developments and the increasing connectedness of consumers that has profound implications for the way marketing operates and students learn, the 4th edition demystifies key technologies and terminology, demonstrating where and how emerging digital marketing techniques and tools fit in to contemporary marketing planning and practice. The new edition welcomes a new 3rd author and has been fully updated to include: 31 New case studies (including 5 new end of chapter and 26 new ‘focus boxes’), featuring a greater number of case studies from digital/social media marketing, Uber and the sharing economy, Google and crowdsourcing and Amazon’s drone delivery service. Even more content on digital marketing integrated throughout, including key issues such as social media, mobile marketing, co-creation, cutting edge theory. A fully updated and streamlined interactive eBook led by student feedback. Focus boxes throughout the text such as Global, Consumer, B2B and Ethical - all with a greater emphasis on digital communication - reinforce key marketing trends and relate theory to practice. Each chapter also ends with a case study revolving around topics, issues and companies that students can relate to such as Taylor Swift taking on Spotify. The new edition comes packed with features that can be used in class or uploaded onto a course management system and which students can use in their own self-directed study. Furthermore, the book is complemented by a FREE interactive eBook with access to web links, video links, SAGE journal articles, MCQ’s, podcasts and flashcards, allowing access on the go and encouraging learning and retention whatever the learning style. Suitable as core reading for undergraduate marketing students. *interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook