Essential Study and Employment Skills for Business and Management Students (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780198809883

Kevin Gallagher
360 ページ
189 x 246 mm

Essential Study and Employment Skills for Business and Management Students is a comprehensive, one-stop guide to the skills needed to bring you success, both throughout university and in your future career. Covering all the core areas associated with business and management degrees, this text offers a unique focus on employability to guide your development into a future employee who can lead but who is also a team player, who is flexible and creative, well-versed in problem-solving skills, and who is self-aware and resilient under pressure - all skills that employers are looking for in today's business world. Now in its fourth edition, a new chapter on wellbeing makes this text more relevant than ever. This chapter guides your development of healthy mental and physical resilience, which are needed both at university and in the world of work. The importance of critical reflection is also emphasized by a new 'Stop and Reflect' feature, which acts as a checkpoint to help you absorb the content on a more personal and practical level. Packed with individual and group activities and 'skills examples', as well as the real insights into the professional world offered by the 'practitioner viewpoints', the focus of this text is firmly on active experimentation and thoughtful, guided reflection. Essential Study and Employment Skills for Business and Management Students remains unparalleled as a resource to support, encourage, and develop business and management students throughout their time at university and beyond. An exciting development for this new edition, the enhanced e-book offers an even more flexible and engaging way to learn: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks This book is accompanied by the following online resources: For students Self-test multiple choice questions with formative feedback Selected activities from the text (including templates to complete online) Answer guidance for selected activities and exercises in the book Additional resources including practical worksheets, a critical incidents log, and an Excel workbook to provide additional support in areas such as constructing pie charts, bar charts, and line charts. Guidance for using Excel in data analysis Web links Flashcard glossary For lecturers PowerPoint presentations


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


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