MMM072-Professional Development and Practice

Module Provider: Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Number of credits: 0 [0 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
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Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Miss Stephanie Taylor


Summary module description:

The module aim is to provide tailored interventions for Accounting, Business and Management students to enable students with an understanding of the global job market and how that translates into the recruitment processes they are likely to engage with. There is also a significant emphasis on developing the self-awareness, skills and competencies to optimise their competitive position for available career opportunities.


It is delivered by experienced Henley Career Consultants and runs alongside the additional, extensive range of career activities delivered by the Henley Careers team including individual career coaching, lunchtime careers lectures, Monday Night Employer Panel events and Business Leaders events. All events are designed to support both domestic and international students. 


The module will enable students to:


  • Enhance employability by developing team working skills and cross-cultural communication skills – both critical requirements of today’s global employment market.

  • Build on their self-awareness with the use of latest industry-standard models and psychometric tools;

  • Reflect how their education, experiences and self-awareness interact with their career motivations;


  • Build a plan of action that will help them achieve their post-master goals;


Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  1. Identify and articulate the value of their key strengths, skills and experience to an employer

  2. Know how to work well in groups of multiple nationalities and cultural backgrounds;

  3. Differentiate and distinguish between different organisations and roles within the global careers market and use social media, networking events and internships to create their own opportunities;

  4. Generate optimal profiles of themselves to make authentic, credible and confident approaches to potential employers in the job search process (e.g. social media presences, curriculum vitaes);

  5. Reflect and prepare themselves to successfully navigate the differing recruitment processes that they may encounter (e.g. written applications, personality and psychometric testing, interviews, assessment tasks)

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

1. Timetabled lectures


2. Access to online Henley Careers blackboard and other relevant online careers resources 

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

The module will be delivered as lectures with key interventions useful for the group working they will encounter during their academic studies – such as successful team working and cross-cultural communication covered early in the Autumn Term.


Further reading and sources of information are available via the Henley Careers blackboard site.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 12 3
Total hours by term 12.00 3.00
Total hours for module 15.00

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Set exercise 100

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Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

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Last updated: 31 March 2017

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