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Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business
MODULE NFQ
Level 8
MODULE CREDIT UNITS
ECTS: 5
MODULE TITLE
Personal & Professional Development
STAGE
Award
DURATION
12 Weeks Full-Time X 2.5 Hours per week
12 Weeks Part-Time X 1.35 Hours per week
Module Number / Reference
M4.1

Personal and Professional Development

Introduction

Welcome to the Personal & Professional Development module, designed to equip learners with essential non-technical skills for personal growth and career success. This module enhances conflict and stress management, confidence, resilience, and teamwork abilities. Learners will understand the importance of human capital in multinational companies, recognise the relevance of strong social skills, and identify key leadership "soft skills." Additionally, the module explores programs for resilience, conflict resolution, and career management, reflecting best practices in top organisations. Join us to develop the skills necessary for thriving in today's dynamic work environment.

Indicative Syllabus

Self-Management for success

  • Developing your initiative
  • Building self-confidence
  • Identifying opportunities and improvements
  • ‘Personal Brand’ impact and management
  • Leadership skills

 Time & Stress Management

  • Effective time management techniques
  • Stress Management strategies

 Resilience & Confidence Building

  • Resilience through a ‘growth mindset’
  • Cognitive strategies
  • Positivity vs denial
  • The importance of a positive mental attitude
  • The power of positive expectation
  • Overcoming fear
  • Change management
  • Understanding comfort zones
  • Challenge and reward

Critical & Analytical Thinking

  • Critical & Analytical thinking skills
  • Creative thinking skills
  • Problem solving skills

Conflict Management

  • Influencing skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Negotiation
  • Understanding communication styles
  • Dealing with conflict

Group Dynamics and Teamwork

  • Fundamental group dynamics
  • Group Development and politics
  • Developing trust and supporting relationships
  • Developing high performing teams
  • Coaching techniques

Employability Skills

  • Analysis of existing skills
  • Development of new/relevant skills
  • Interview skills and presentation skills
  • Planning your career

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
MIMLO1
Demonstrate self-confidence, professional capabilities, key interpersonal and employability skills such as communication skills; problem solving; teamwork. and Evaluate key critical & analytical thinking skills
MIMLO2
Demonstrate Learner social and professional skill-sets and articulate those in the context of job interviews and identify and develop key areas for improvement.
MIMLO3
Critically evaluate conflict management processes and Identify typical stressors and apply relevant stress management skills.
MIMLO4
Critique the importance of developing Emotional Intelligence (EI) alongside IQ in the context of leadership roles and team management particularly in diverse groups of people.

Assessment

MIMLOs
Assessment
Percentage
MIMLO1. 2, 3, 4
Report & Presentation & Learning Log
100%

Reassessment Opportunity

Where the combined marks of the assessment and examination do not reach the pass mark the learner will be required to repeat the element of assessment that they failed. Reassessment materials will be published on Moodle after the Examination Board and will be aligned to the MIMLOs and learners will be capped at 40% unless there are personal mitigating circumstances

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