回到网站

Surrey Business School MANM373

Business Reporting Techniques

· 案例展示

MODULE DESCRIPTOR

Module Code:

MANM373

Module Title:

Business Reporting Techniques

FHEQ Level:

FHEQ Level 7

Module Co-ordinator:

To be confirmed

Other contributors:

TBC

Number of credits:

15 credits

Number of ECTS credits:

7.5 ECTS credits

Module Availability:

Summer

Overall student workload:

150 hours:

Contact hours – 33 hours (22 lectures and 11 tutorials)

Independent Study – 117 hours

Last updated:

March 2020

Assessment Pattern

Units of Assessment

Weighting towards Module Mark (%)

Individual coursework (3000 words)

100%

Alternative Assessment:

N/A

Qualifying Condition(s)

A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Pre-requisite/Co-requisites

None

Module Overview

The Business Reporting Techniques module aims to help students to develop an understanding of the process involved in successfully completing an international business project, in preparation for the project module. It enables students to understand a research problem and source, process and conduct appropriate information while preparing a report on the problem. It facilitates independent learning process and provides them with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to articulate findings in a structured reporting format. By covering the fundamentals of reporting techniques and their applications, this module will enable students to work independently for the project module.

Module Aims

This module aims to:

  • Introduce the fundamentals of business reporting.
  • Enable students to effectively define the topic/ problem on which the report is to be prepared
  • Highlight the key reporting tools and approaches used widely in the international business context
  • Provide students with an understanding of using relevant and problem-specific, appropriate data from the secondary data sources to develop logical solutions
  • Explain the importance of toning the delivery of the report based on the targeted users of the report.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Critically apply a structured approach to preparing a report in international business. K/C/P/T
  • Conduct appropriate research to position the understanding of an international business topic/problem in the wider business context. C/P/T
  • Use a range of tools/frameworks relevant and appropriate to analyse the topic/problem to be reported. K/C/P/T
  • Flex the style and contents of the report in light of the different expectations of the targeted users. K/C/P/T

Key: C-Cognitive/Analytical; K-Subject Knowledge; T-Transferable Skills; P- Professional/ Practical skills

Module Content

Indicative content includes:

  • Insights on how to structure a report
  • Techniques of using models/frameworks to formulate and develop arguments
  • Collection of secondary data
  • Techniques of using and analysing secondary data
  • Using these techniques in writing report on a chosen topic

Methods of Teaching/Learning

The teaching and learning strategy for this module is designed to encourage students to think critically about the different stages of writing the report and to engage in sharing insights on the possible implications for the recommendations presented with appropriate justification.

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: Involve the students in a full action learning mixing lectures with workshops and detailed case analysis.

The learning and teaching methods including several elements to achieve the module learning outcomes:

  1. Lectures delivered by the module tutors designed to develop
    1. understanding of appropriate tools and frameworks used in writing business reports
    2. use the planning and writing strategies effectively
    3. develop appropriate skills to use referencing techniques appropriately
  1. Workshop activities and peer group exercises
  1. Self-initiated learning through reading Surrey learn and partner websites

Workshop activities and peer group exercises

  1. Student-led class discussions of case studies and research scenarios to put theory into application and transform the acquired knowledge into practice.  
  2. Students are encouraged to ask about their individual course work during the seminars/workshops.

A. Students are expected to support the work undertaken during each lecture by undertaking a number of independent learning activities:

  1. Preparatory reading with questions to guide their note taking. 
  2. Follow up exercises to consolidate their learning, where appropriate applying this to new situations. 
  3. Guided further reading to enable them to extend their knowledge and understanding.

B. The University’s virtual learning environment (SurreyLearn) will be used to support student learning by providing them with additional resources and links to useful websites. SurreyLearn will also be used for further discussion of the module topics between the students and the lecturers as well as the students and their colleagues. Additionally, PowerPoint presentations and case studies used by the lecturers will be placed on SurreyLearn before the lecture so that students may print off copies in time for the lecture.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

• Knowledge and Understanding. Demonstrating a robust and wide-ranging knowledge and understanding of the various tools and frameworks used in constructing arguments and writing business reports

• Professional, practical and transferable skills. Demonstrating a practical ability to work in a group; communication and presentation skills, research skills. Demonstrating revenue generation skills in accessing information from sources relevant to the context

• Intellectual and cognitive skills. Demonstrating critical thinking and an ability to evaluate and select from alternative logical perspectives. The ability to apply and justify selected logical perspective(s) to address an identified business issue.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of a business report

The feedback process will incorporate not just the grades but further reading and advice to facilitate learning.
 

Reading List

Required Purchase

McInnis, J. (2016) An introduction to secondary data analysis with IBM SPSS Statistics. UK, London: Sage Publications.

Flick, U. (2014) The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis. UK, London: Sage Publications.

Pallant, J. (2010) SPSS Survival Manual (4th ed). Open University Press.

Essential Reading

Bowden, J. (2011) Writing a Report (9th ed.). UK, Oxford: How to books.

Reid, M. (2012) Report Writing (Pocket Study Skills). UK, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Recommended Reading

Bentley, T. J. (2002) Report writing in business: The effective communication of information. UK, Oxford: CIMA Publishing.

Douglas, I. (2017) Writing reports that gets results: Using language’s power to persuade. GreatSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Robinson, Z. & Pedley-Smith, S. (2010) A Student’s guide to write business reports. Kaplan Publishing.

Background Reading

Academy of Management Review

Economics of Transition

Harvard Business Review

International Business Review

Journal of Comparative Economics

Journal of Economic Surveys

International Journal of Human Resource Management

International Studies of Management & Organization

Journal of International Business Studies

Journal of International Management

Journal of Management Studies

Journal of World Business

Management International Review

NBER Working Paper Series

Organization Studies

Quality daily and weekly press (e.g. The Financial Times)

Review of International Economics

所有文章
×

快要完成了!

我们刚刚发给你了一封邮件。 请点击邮件中的链接确认你的订阅。

好的