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MNGT150: Preparation for Placement

Department: Management School UG Office NCF Level: FHEQ/QCF/NQF4//RQF4
Study Level: Part I Credit Points: 0.0
Start Date: 12-03-2018 End Date: 04-05-2018
Available for Online Enrolment?: Y Enrolment Restriction: Fully available to all students
Module Convenor: Mrs JM Huntington

Syllabus Rules and Pre-requisites

Curriculum Design: Outline Syllabus

    • An Introduction to The Placement Scheme
    • Employability, Self Awareness, the Type Dynamics Indicator and Research
    • Researching opportunities, CVs, Application Forms and Cover Letters
    • An Introduction to Psychometric Testing
    • An Introduction to Interviews and Assessment Centres
    • Mock interview with a graduate employer
    • 3 hour mock assessment centre with a graduate employer

Curriculum Design: Single, Combined or Consortial Schemes to which the Module Contributes

  • BSc Accounting & Economics (Industry)

    BSc Finance (Industry)

    BSc Accounting & Finance (Industry)

    BSc Finance & Economics (Industry)

    BSc Accounting, Finance & Computer Science (Industry)

    BSc Finance and Management Studies (Industry)

    BSc Accounting, Finance & Mathematics (Industry)

    BSc Financial Mathematics (Industry)

    BSc Accounting & Management Studies (Industry)

    BBA Management

    BSc Business Analytics & Consultancy (Industry)

    BA Management & Entrepreneurship (Industry)

    BSc Business Economics (Industry)

    BSc Management, Politics and International Relations

    BSc Business Studies (Industry)

    BSc Management & Information Technology

    BBA International Business Management

    BA Management Studies and European Languages

    BSc Marketing Management

  • 50% Essay(s)
  • 20% Attendance
  • 30% Written assessment

Assessment: Details of Assessment


    Students will complete a 750 word essay reflecting on their experience of the workshops and how it has affected on their understanding of the graduate job market and their own careers aspirations.

    Students will write three short examples of how they have demonstrated they possess a key graduate skill - this will assist them in answering application form questions.

    Students will be required to attend a practice interview and assessemnt centre organised as part of the module

    Students will be required to submit a graduate standard CV to the module Moodle - non assessed

Educational Aims: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • This module seeks to provide students with several transferable skills that will be beneficial to them in preparing for their placement year.

    Students will devise effective strategies to start to successfully compete in the marketplace.

    Students will be able to create professional,sector appropriate, CVs, application forms and covering letters.

    Students will have greater insight into the the demands of the graduate workplace and how their placement year will support their career development.

Educational Aims: General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • Students will start to develop an understanding of personal and professional identity and 'personal branding' strategies.

    Students will develop knowledge and awareness of the contemporary graduate labour market.


Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

    Produce a CV and covering letter aimed at the graduate employer with whom they will take the mock interviews and assessment centres.
    Demonstrate awareness of skills, interests, values and preferences
    Start developing an effective personal branding strategy
    Understand how to locate and use careers information
    Develop realistic short term career targets and plans which match with personal interests and available opportunities
    Understand how to create career management tools and respond to contemporary recruitment practices (e.g. CV, covering letter, LinkedIn profile, video interviews, assessment centres)

Learning Outcomes: General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • On successful completion of this module students will be able to:                                                    

    Understand the importance of being able to evidence their own particular skillset

    Reflect on their own strengths and areas for development

    Demonstrate improved communication skills

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