Career Management for Stage 3 Business Programmes - BUSN7920

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn Spring Summer 6 5 (2.5) Nicola Urquhart checkmark-circle


The module helps prepare students to acquire and develop the employability and transferable skills necessary to search and successfully apply for work experience and graduate opportunities in the commercial and public sector and postgraduate study.
The curriculum builds on knowledge and experience gained in related employability modules delivered at Stages 1 and 2, providing further guidance and more advanced practical exercises in application writing, CVs, careers advice, interview and assessment centre techniques, numeracy and competency tests, and psychometric evaluation. The aims here are to support students during their final year in applying for good graduate jobs and MSc degree programmes.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 6 hours
Private study hours: 44
Total study hours: 50

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Self-reflection using the Graduate Attribute benchmark questionnaire – 500-700 words equivalence (100%)

13.2 Reassessment methods
100% coursework

Indicative reading

Cottrell, S. (2015), Skills for Success, London: Palgrave Macmillan

Rook, S. (2013), The Graduate Career Guidebook, London: Palgrave Macmillan

Trought, F. (2011), Brilliant Employability Skills, London: Prentice Hall

Kent Careers and Employability Service

Employability for Business Stage 2 Students (Moodle module)

Graduate Aptitude Tests (Guide to Psychometric tests)

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

- Identify career and postgraduate further study opportunities in Business and related fields for Kent Business School graduates in the UK and overseas
- Demonstrate detailed knowledge of how to search, prepare and apply for graduate jobs
- Self-reflect on the skills that they have developed and be able to articulate examples of these.
- Self-reflect on their skills gaps in order to be work ready and how they can develop these in their final year at University

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

- Demonstrate successful experience in researching business, finance and government agencies for the purposes of applications for graduate jobs
- Develop and articulate their individual and work-ready skills and attributes
- Initiate, manage and critically reflect on their own performance
- Recognise the importance of relevant work experience for graduates


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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