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Archived Version 2021 - 2022

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NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The objective of this module is that students should develop an appreciation of the roles and responsibilities of a business professional, acquire appropriate interpersonal and communications skills, and develop a critical, reflective approach to managing relationships in business. Competency in preparing strategic proposal would also be one of the main objectives.

Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss the ideal characteristics of a business professional
2. Illustrate the importance of self- awareness and emotional intelligence in business
3. Demonstrate how to interact effectively with colleagues and customers, manage time and conduct meetings effectively.
4. Show a good understanding of the concepts of decision making , stress management and personality differences
5. Demonstrate competence, to negotiate and resolve conflict at work place

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture250125 hours per 5 credits
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Personal and professional development
Self-awareness Career mapping (Individual assignment) Understanding personality differences Conflict management Emotional intelligence Using power effectively Building personal resources Identifying team resources (Belbin profile) Managing pressure Semester 2 Decision-making Decision- making in action Strategic networking Mapping and building your business network Leadership Personal leadership skills Negotiation and persuasion Getting to yes Communication

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

  • Pedlar, M., Burgoyne, J. & Boydell,T.: 2013, A manager’s guide to self-development., McGraw-Hill,
  • Mullins, L.: 2012, Management and Organizational Behavior., Prentice Hall,
  • Robbins, S. & Judge, T.: 2011, Organizational Behavior., Pearson,
  • Cottrell, S.: 2013, Skills for success., Financial Times,
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