Business Student’s Handbook
Learning Skills for Study & Employment
3rd edition


By Sheila Cameron
Financial Times / Pearson Education
November 2005
ISBN: 0273688839
432 Pages, Illustrated
$79.50 paper original


An essential purchase for any Business student, this book serves just as well as an introduction to studying Business at University and as a refresher of ideas and skills that you will need to be successful in your studies.

Many of the skills needed to study, and particularly to study business are transferable to both the job search on graduation and to working life. Sheila Cameron walks students through how to learn, how to manage your studies and how you can develop your skills for unbeatable study success and great work success afterwards.

Examples, activities and exercises throughout enable students to learn and to build a personal development portfolio that will help them to manage their learning and skills development and will help them in their ultimate job hunt.

Contents
PART ONE: LEARNING AND ITS CONTEXT
1. Learning, skills and employment
2. Managing your studies
(includes management, motivation, time and stress management)
3. The learning process

PART TWO: STUDY SKILLS
4. Reading and note-taking
5. Basic numbers
(includes units, estimating, fractions, ratios, percentages, equations etc.)
6. Written communication
(includes style, forms, letters, memos, essays, reports and grammar helpfile)
7. Using information and communication technologies
(includes word processing, presentation software, spreadsheets, databases, internet, email and computer conferencing)
8. Gaining good marks
(how you are assessed, exams, portfolios, projects)

PART THREE: WORKING WITH OTHERS
9. Talking and listening
(includes assertiveness)
10. Working in groups
(includes teamworking, virtual teams, managing diversity and conflict)
11. Presenting to others
(includes, structure, technique, aids, nerves and preparation)

PART FOUR: CONCEPTUAL SKILLS
12. Complexity, cases and diagrams
(includes case study analysis)
13. Obtaining data and information
(includes internet searching, interviews, questionnaires and focus groups)
14. Making sense of data
(includes statistics ,figures and diagrams, summary measures, dispersion, significance and inference)
15. Increasing your creativity

PART FIVE: INTEGRATING YOUR SKILLS
16. Managing projects
(includes teams, planning, proposals, data planning, scheduling, monitoring & writing project reports)
17. Into Employment
Answers to test exercises
References
Index

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