During the course of this module, you will have engaged in a process of self-analysis in relation to your professional skills and should have made demonstrable progress in advancing specific skills and/or competencies. Each student will have a different starting point (some students having extensive work experience, others having limited work experience) and so the nature of development will therefore vary considerably between students.
Assessment and the module learning outcomes
The assessment has been designed to meet the learning outcomes. You will need to demonstrate all of the following to pass the module:
1. Demonstrated self-insight concerning their own personal and professional strengths and weaknesses.
2. Created a personal and professional development programme
3. Initiated and participated in a range of activities to demonstrate progress in the development of skills and experience they have identified for development
4. Reflected on their own personal skills, identity and responsibility in the context of business management
5. Demonstrate a range of personal and professional skills such as engage in a process of self-analysis and professional development planning and goal setting.
6. Proactively initiate or seek out development opportunities.
7. Engage in realistic reflection on their own performance.
Assessment Task: Reflective Analysis
The reflective analysis accounts for 100% of the module marks.
Structuring your analysis
Your analysis must include the following sections. Required content is detailed below, however, you are encouraged to include additional material, what is relevant will depend on you, where you were at the beginning, how you have developed, and where and how you
feel you need to develop in the future.
Part 1: Organisational analysis
An analysis of the type of organisation you would like to work for. You do not have to identify a specific organisation but you are expected to research the industry sector to produce a detailed analysis which must consider and include:
What is its size? What are the current challenges and opportunities it faces? How might these affect you? What kind of jobs you might enter as a Masters graduate?
You must reflect on and justify your interest in this industry.
Part 2: An analysis of yourself in relation to your professional skills and the industry sector of your choice.
You must use tools and theories to develop and evidence this evaluation and analysis and include:
An evaluation of your current professional skills and/or competencies.
An analysis of critical incidents experienced during the module and/or course so far, what you have learned from these and how you might utilise this learning in future.
Part 3: A detailed personal and professional development programme This should be informed by and utilise a reflective approach to understanding your own professional development needs and include:
An explanation and justification for how you approached designing your action plan
Provide evidence of progress already made in relation to your development
An Action Plan for your future which explores both your personal and professional development.
Part 4: Appendices
This should not include any analysis and is only for providing supporting evidence that you have undergone a process of personal development in relation to professional skills. As such it does not need to include everything, but should be useful to the reader and add further insights.
Examples of relevant content might be:
Copies of any skills audits, evidence of work-based learning, reflective blogs/statements, certificates of attendance at any extracurricular activities/other evidence of participation in relevant activities such as the Learning and Development Group, Library and Computer Services, Careers and Employability Services, Students Union, Student Services etc.Order Now