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Integrated Skills for Business Module Reading List

Integrated Skills for Business Studies, 2017/18, Semester 1, 2
David Gilding
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Integrated Skills for Business Studies, 2017/18, Semester 1 & 2 

The following list includes suggested reading 

There are a number of Study Skills guides available, both in the library and online. Try to find a resource that suits you. The following are suggested sources.

First in the list is a core text for about reflection and self awareness. This is followed by some Skills texts for Business students that might be useful to dip into. Then I have identified some texts that cover specific skills.

Remember to be selective, you do not necessarily need to read the whole text. Instead pick a topic that is relevant to you at the moment.

Where a text contains a specific section that is of interest, page numbers have been included.

Study skills reading resources:

Core Text

Dowson, P. 2015. Personal & professional development for business students ISBN: 9781446282212 (paperback); 9781446282205. London: Sage. Chapter 7 pp.137-158.  

General Skills texts for Business studnets - dip into these

ALLAN, B. 2009. Study skills for business and management students Maidenhead: Open University Press.

BAILEY, S. 2010. Academic writing for international students of business  London: Routledge 

BOWELL, T. and G. KEMP. 2009. Critical thinking : a concise guide  3rd Edition. London: Routledge.

CAMERON, S. 2008. The business student's handbook: learning skills for study and employment  4th ed. Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall.

COTTRELL, S. 2008. The study skills handbook  3rd ed.Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.  

GALAGHER, K. 2016 Essential study and employment skills for business and management students. 3rd Ed. Oxford: OUP.

GROUCUTT, J. 2008. Business degree success : a practical study guide for business students at college and university   Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

RAMSAY. P, MAIER. P & PRICE. G. 2010 Study skills for business and management students Essex: Pearson.

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Time Management

WILLIAMS. K. & REID. M. 2011. Time management /Kate Williams & Michelle Reid.. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Critical Thinking

COTTRELL. S. 2011. Critical thinking skills: developing effective analysis and argument  2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

TITTLE, P. 2011. Critical thinking : an appeal to reason  New York: Routledge, pp. 2-20 EBook available

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Exam Skills

COTTRELL. S. 2011. The Exam skills handbook 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Employment skills

CORFIELD, R. 2010. Preparing the perfect CV : how to make a great impression and get the job you want 5th ed. London: Kogan Page.

HODGSON, S. 2011. Brilliant answers to tough interview questions  4th ed. Harlow: Pearson.

LUMLEY. M. & WILKINSON. J. 2014 Developing employability for business Oxford: OUP.

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Presentation Skills: Networking

CASSERLY, M. 2012. Stop lying! and the nine other mistakes you're making on linkedIn.  Forbes  p. 30, Business Source Premier, EBSCOhost.

GOODSELL, B. 2012. Keep the networking momentum going.  Successful meetings   61(2), p. 14. Business Source Premier, EBSCOhost.

RANE, DB. 2010. Effective body language for organizational success.   IUP journal of soft skills  4 (4), pp. 17-26. EBSCO Business Source Premier, EBSCOhost.

This list was last updated on 11/09/2017