MGTUPDP: Professional Development and Practice

Semester:  Spring

Level:  10

Credit Value:  20

Module Coordinator:  Staff, Stirling Management School

Contact Hours:  30 hours

Assessment:  Reflective assessment around skills, competencies, learning and career aspirations


The module aims to develop increased levels of self-awareness which will help students better articulate their work-related skills and competencies to graduate recruiters, as well as make more conscious decisions in relation to their future career progression.


The School’s undergraduate programmes offer students numerous opportunities to develop appropriate work-related skills at every stage of their studies.  The Professional Development and Practice module in Semester 8 will draw these aspects together in order to better prepare students for entering the workplace.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the module, students will have:

  • an understanding of the relevance of personal transferable skills within the context of the graduate recruitment market;
  • some understanding of the concept of continuous or life-long learning in general and/or its relationship to any relevant Professional Development in their area of preferred/planned employment;
  • increased levels of self-awareness, recognising key personal motivating factors and their importance in sustaining a high level of motivation in the workplace;
  • an understanding of the issues impacting the business environment of their preferred chosen area(s) of employment through interaction with guest speakers from industry who will share their experiences with students;
  • set personal and professional goals in relation to career planning and future career progression.


This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.


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