REMF47-Business and Professional Values

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Mr Eamonn D'Arcy


Summary module description:

Introduction to business and professional values. Five Seminar Themes: Business and Professional Ethics; Corporate Social Responsibility; Sustainability; Leadership; Diversity and Inclusion. Consolidating ‘Giving Voice to Values’ seminar.


The aim of this module is to develop the students understanding of core business and professional values and to illustrate the relevance of such value sets to professional practice in the real estate sector.

Assessable learning outcomes:

- A systematic understanding of the relevance of business and professional values to professional practice in the real estate sector.

- Deal with complex ‘real world’ value issues both systematically and creatively and to make sound judgements in the absence of complete data

- The ability to evaluate and critique competing solutions.

- Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems related to business and professional values.  

Additional outcomes:

- Enhance analytical and research skills

- Case study skills

- Enhance the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment, in particular both group and independent learning.

Outline content:

The module takes the format of a series of five seminars covering the following themes; 

Business and Professional Ethics; Corporate Social Responsibility; Sustainability; Leadership; Diversity and Inclusion.

In addition there is a consolidating student centred seminar on ‘Giving Voice to Values’

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Thematic Seminars.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 24
Guided independent study 76
Total hours by term 100.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Practical skills assessment 100

Other information on summative assessment:

The module will be assessed by a problem based practical skills assessment including both individual and group elements. Guide length 2,500 words All word counts are for guidance only. Unless the specific requirement of an individual assignment states that the word limit is strict, then there is some discretion with the guide length.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
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:

Length of examination:

Not applicable

Requirements for a pass:

The pass-mark for this module is 50%.

Reassessment arrangements:

Reassessment will be by the same method as for the module’s original assessment requirements, subject to variation by the Examination Board where appropriate.

Last updated: 10 May 2017

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