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Postgraduate Course: Professional Development (EMBA) (CMSE11332)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits0 ECTS Credits0
SummaryThis skills-based programme is designed to help Executive MBA participants enhance their professional competence as well as their ability to successfully pitch for promotion or apply to new senior executive roles in a range of organisations.
Course description The programme has three important strands: diagnosis (to build awareness of personal strengths and developmental needs), delivery (taught input on underpinning concepts to help individuals become aware of the key requirements for effective team work, leadership and communication); and coaching-focused development (individual feedback and 1:1 professional and career coaching to help participants articulate and demonstrate improvement in key skills). At key points on the EMBA, the course provides an integrating role to link in-course skills elements (e.g. presentations, boardroom impact) to personal development goals and achievements.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) There is no assessment for this course.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand and critically discuss key business competencies for effective team work, leadership and communication in senior executive roles.
  2. Understand how to define a personal development, career plan and job search strategy, through a high level of self-awareness and the ability to assess personal development needs.
  3. Understand and critically discuss employer requirements in industry sectors of specific interest to the participant.
  4. Understand the role, nature and application of diagnostic tests and assessment techniques deployed by employers
Reading List
Stein S and Book H (2011) The EQ Edge (3rd Edition) Emotional Intelligence and Your Success.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Cognitive and Subject-Specific Skills:
Demonstrate a high level of self-awareness and the ability to assess personal development needs.
Able to develop realistic professional and career development plans.

Transferable Skills:
Skills of argument development and persuasion.
Skills of personal promotion and projection (verbal and non-verbal).
Skills for networking and relationship building.
Ability to work effectively (as both team player and leader) in diverse teams.
Ability to communicate and present with influence and impact in a public forum.
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMrs Amanda Singleton
Tel: (0131 6)50 2444
Course secretaryMrs Angela Muir
Tel: (0131 6)51 3854
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