Essential Study and Employment Skills for Business and Management Students

Kevin Gallagher
Clarendon Press
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Today's graduates need effective professional skills and study skills, and to be emotionally competent. This text is the only skills companion for business and management students that blends practical, hands-on advice with a sound theoretical underpinning to enhance your success throughout university and beyond.
Essential study skills for Business and Management Students is just that - essential. It will always be a valued text on my bookshelf, which I know will provide excellent advice as I develop my research career - Nadia (student) All of the tips and guidance [from the second edition] were extremely useful and really helped me, particularly with presentations. The skills I learned from this book will certainly be transferable to my career in the future - Morggen (student) This books has a good combination of practical and more theoretical aspects. The case studies and examples make the book easier to use than other textbooks on the same topic - Liz Quick, University of West London An excellent and well-written book, pitched at just the right level for students - Jon Curwin, Birmingham City University
Kevin Gallagher is a Senior Lecturer at Sunderland Business School. After his graduation, Kevin worked on civil engineering projects in the UK and overseas. Developing his qualifications in management he then changed career direction to a business development managers role in a major UK paper company. Kevin joined the Business School at the University of Sunderland in 1990. Kevin has since been a teaching fellow at the University and is the author of a number of management and skills textbooks.


Essential Study and Employment Skills for Business and Management Students offers a comprehensive, one-stop guide that will equip you with all the necessary skills needed to enhance your success both during university and in your future working environment. It covers all the core areas associated with business and management degrees, and offers a unique focus on employability to ensure that you can translate the skills you acquire into professional practice. This third edition has been fully revised to include a new group activity in each chapter, as well as updated activities throughout to reinforce the skills introduced in each chapter. The content and structure of the book has been updated to focus more effectively on core areas such as the use of quantitative data, and the development of professional skills and employability. With the main focus of the book firmly on active experimentation and reflection, Essential Study and Employment Skills for Business and Management Students remains unparalleled as a resource to support, encourage, and develop business and management students throughout their time at university and beyond. Online Resource Centre: For students: Selected activities from the text (including templates to complete online) Answer guidance on writing style and using a narrative approach Critical incidents log Excel workbook to provide additional support in areas such as constructing pie charts, bar charts, and line charts Information on using Excel in data analysis Web links YouTube channel featuring relevant videos on skills, including interviews with students and graduates that accompany the book For lecturers: PowerPoint slides
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