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Parent Programme
Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business
Level 8
Work Based Learning
Reference Code: BB8 813
Spring Semester 2
12 Weeks Flexible delivery
-100 hours in the workplace)

Module Units


The indicative syllabus of this module is outlined in the units outlined below:

  • Introduction to the module.
  • Links with work/organisation.
  • Communication.
  • Creating a good impression.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • As a learner.
  • Organisation.

Developing as a Reflective Practitioner

  • Reflection (how understanding of the issue/problem evolved).
  • What has been learnt that will inform future actions.

On completion of this module, the learner should be able to:

  • Assess their potential competency to manage within an International context with particular insights into cross cultural teamworking.
  • Evaluate the relationships between Business Strategy, HR Strategy, HR Planning and HR Initiatives within growing in International Organisations>
  • Critique the concept of the Employee life Cycle and its modifications within an International context.
  • Evaluate the impact of cross cultural variability in management/leadership style and actions as a basis for personal effectiveness in International Organisations.
  • Act as change agents within Organisations and to understand the role HR plays in assisting such transitions.

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
LO 1
Apply knowledge and skills gained in the study of this programme's syllabus.
LO 2
Demonstrate a critical understanding of the host organisation, its aims, ethos, business model and management systems
LO 3
Research a management related business issue agreed by the organisation and college.
LO 4
Write, present and discuss material that articulates ideas, insights and analysis and reflect on the learning and process.
LO 5
Demonstrate enhanced communication, interpersonal, organisational skills and build self-confidence and self-esteem working in a group environment.


LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4
Work Based Learning Report Section
LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4
Reflective Learning Section

Assessessment Description

Written Reports & Presentation

Learners are required to prepare a report which will have two sections:

  • Section 1 (60%) will describe the organisation, its aims, ethos, business model and the business issue under review and make recommendations about how the issue can be addressed. The report should be typed, laid out and paginated in a professional manner. (2000 words approx.)
  • Section 2 (20%) – will be a reflection on the experience and learning in this module. Much of the work based learning module requires research, reflection on practice and liaising with work place staff teams and supervisors. The focus of this section is to record the learning journey experienced by the Learner. The journal itself is not submitted for assessment, but it is a necessary information source for the Reflective Learning Report Section which is submitted for assessment. (500 word approx.)
  • On completion of their placement, each student will give a brief presentation (20%) based on their reflective learning report where they will give an overview of their key learning experiences.

Aims & Objectives

The aims of this module are to provide an experiential learning context that will consolidate and integrate the programme modules.  It is designed to provide the learner with the opportunity to complete a relevant project for an organisation (public, private or voluntary).

The learner will identify an issue within the organisation that merits investigation and draw upon a wide range of specialised or conceptual information in order to formulate a response appropriate to that issue.