BUSINESS REPORTING TECHNIQUES - 2017/8

Module code: MANM373

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader

SAHA S Dr (SBS)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Lecture Hours: 22

Tutorial Hours: 11

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework INDIVIDUAL COURSEWORK 100%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module overview

The Business Reporting Techniques module aims to help students to develop an understanding of the process involved in successfully completing an international business project, in preparation for the project module. It enables students to understand a research problem and source, process and conduct appropriate information while preparing a report on the problem. It facilitates independent learning process and provides them with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to articulate findings in a structured reporting format. By covering the fundamentals of reporting techniques and their applications, this module will enable students to work independently for the project module.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Insights on how to structure a report
Techniques of using models/frameworks to formulate and develop arguments
Collection of secondary data
Techniques of using and analysing secondary data
Using these techniques in writing report on a chosen topic

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The teaching and learning strategy for this module is designed to encourage students to think critically about the different stages of writing the report and to engage in sharing insights on the possible implications for the recommendations presented with appropriate justification.

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: Involve the students in a full action learning mixing lectures with workshops and detailed case analysis.

The learning and teaching methods including several elements to achieve the module learning outcomes: 

1. Lectures delivered by the module tutors designed to develop

a. understanding of appropriate tools and frameworks used in writing business reports

b. use the planning and writing strategies effectively

c. develop appropriate skills to use referencing techniques appropriately

 

2. Workshop activities and peer group exercises

3. Self-initiated learning through reading Surrey learn and partner websites

Workshop activities and peer group exercises

2. Student-led class discussions of case studies and research scenarios to put theory into application and transform the acquired knowledge into practice

3. The use of the Electronic Voting System as appropriate to enhance proactive student engagement given the constraints of large class sizes

 

B. Students are expected to support the work undertaken during each lecture by undertaking a number of independent learning activities:


Preparatory reading with questions to guide their note taking.
Follow up exercises to consolidate their learning, where appropriate applying this to new situations.
Multiple choice self-test questions to assess their achievement of each week's learning outcomes.
Guided further reading to enable them to extend their knowledge and understanding.


D.The University’s virtual learning environment (SurreyLearn) will be used to support student learning by providing them with additional resources and links to useful websites. SurreyLearn will also be used for further discussion of the module topics between the students and the lecturers as well as the students and their colleagues. Additionally, PowerPoint presentations and case studies used by the lecturers will be placed on SurreyLearn before the lecture so that students may print off copies in time for the lecture.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

•           Knowledge and Understanding.  Demonstrating a robust and wide-ranging knowledge and understanding of the various tools and frameworks used in constructing arguments and writing business reports

•           Professional, practical and transferable skills.  Demonstrating a practical ability to work in a group; communication and presentation skills, research skills.  Demonstrating revenue generation skills in accessing information from sources relevant to the context

•           Intellectual and cognitive skills.  Demonstrating critical thinking and an ability to evaluate and select from alternative logical perspectives.  The ability to apply and justify selected logical perspective(s) to address an identified business issue.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of a business report

The feedback process will incorporate not just the grades but further reading and advice to facilitate learning. 
 

Reading list

Reading list for BUSINESS REPORTING TECHNIQUES : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/manm373

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.