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Essential Study and Employment Skills for Business and Management Students

Fourth Edition

Kevin Gallagher

March 2022

ISBN: 9780198809883

360 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

Price: £29.99

Essential Study and Employment Skills for Business and Management Students is the only skills companion text for business and management students to blend practical, hands-on advice with a sound theoretical underpinning to enhance your success throughout university and beyond.

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Essential Study and Employment Skills for Business and Management Students is the only skills companion text for business and management students to blend practical, hands-on advice with a sound theoretical underpinning to enhance your success throughout university and beyond.

  • Highly accessible, hands-on, and user-friendly, with the theoretical rigour required to help students make the transition from school to university quickly and effectively.
  • Features a multitude of individual and group activities which follow on from examples in the text to further support students to apply their understanding in practical ways.
  • Focuses upon the process of becoming a graduate as well as developing skill sets, to help students look forward and prepare for entering the job market.
  • Links study skills with the development and enhancement of emotional intelligence, leading students to more well-rounded, personal development.
  • The book's reflective approach nurtures confidence and promotes independent learning.

New to this edition

  • A new chapter on wellbeing supports the development of mental and physical resilience, helping students to better manage the stresses and strains faced at university and in the world of work.
  • 12 new practitioner viewpoints give students exciting insights into the relevance and practice of skills in the professional world.
  • New video interviews accompanying the practitioner and student viewpoints give students further invaluable advice on how key skills make a difference in the professional world.
  • In response to the changing world of work, the final chapter on Career Preparations has been significantly updated to include a new section on 'living in a world of uncertainty', and a student viewpoint on placements and menteeships.
  • A new framework on 'Becoming an Employable Graduate' focuses further on how students may flourish as individuals in both personal and professional terms, en route to becoming graduates.
  • Coverage of a range of key skills, including critical thinking, best academic writing practices, creativity, listening, and presenting, has been increased, providing students with even more comprehensive guidance of these topics.
  • Now available as an enhanced e-book with self-assessment activities and multi-media content to offer a fully immersive and seamless learning experience.

About the Author(s)

Kevin Gallagher

Dr Kevin Gallagher is an Associate Lecturer at the Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University.

Table of Contents

    Introduction: Setting the scene: study, workplace, and development skills
    1:Developing skills for business and management students
    2:Understanding how you learn
    3:Time management and personal development planning
    4:Communication principles
    5:Teamwork skills
    6:Reading and searching for information
    7:Developing a critical approach
    8:Writing essentials: preparation, layout and structure
    9:Presentation skills
    10:Measurement and management - quantitative data and its presentation
    11:Creativity
    12:Wellbeing: looking after yourself and others
    13:Career preparations

Reviews

"This is a practical skills text with a sound theoretical base and activities to unleash students' potential as they face the challenges of the world." - Dr Eric CCK Chan, Regent's University London

"Essential Study and Employment Skills for Business and Management Students is extremely clear, well considered, and covers a very good range and variety of key skills areas, with a very friendly approach." - Joel Arnott, University of Sunderland

"This is a very useful, practical textbook which covers a variety of relevant concepts and skills. It delivers theoretical overviews alongside the opportunity to engage through practical activities." - Dr Epaminondas Koronis, University of Westminster