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Study Skills for Business and Management
How to Succeed at University and Beyond



December 2013 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Want to stand out from the thousands of other business and management students when you graduate from university?

This comprehensive study skills book gives you all the tools and techniques needed to graduate with a better degree than you thought possible. Study Skills for Business and Management is written in an entertaining and non-patronising way and is filled with examples and case studies. With chapters on efficient and effective reading, working in groups, managing and writing essays and succeeding in exams, this textbook is written specifically with business and management students' needs in mind.

Key features:

  • Written by an academic and a recent business and management graduate who are in touch with what it is like to study Business and Management today and the challenges students face
  • Based on primary research in to which study skills are the most effective, providing an evidence-based approach that you can trust in and saving you precious time
  • Contains a wealth of current examples from recent business and management graduates, highlighting examples of good practice as well as common pitfalls to avoid

An electronic inspection copy is available for instructors.


SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

 
Introduction
 
Planning and goal setting
 
Mind Maps
 
Effective and Efficient Reading
 
Lectures and Lecturers
 
Fear and stress
 
Making Time Work
 
Leading and being led
 
Working in Groups
 
Coursework
 
Essay writing
 
Presentations
 
Succeeding in Exams
 
Business communication
 
Securing your Career

Supplements

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Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

'This book provides practical advice and a toolbox for anyone studying business and related subjects at university.  Based on experience as both students and lecturers, it is realistic about how to avoid pitfalls, make more of your time and move towards a job that you really want.'

Dr Martin Lockett
Dean of Academic Development, Ashridge

'Learners do not always realise that their secret to study success lies with well-developed learning skills and confidence in their application.  For business and management students on their learner journey, this book provides an invaluable source of ideas and support.'

Dr Jo Smedley
University of South Wales

'Learning how to learn effectively is essential for success at University yet rarely do academic staff have the time, or sometimes the detailed knowledge, to help students develop the skills they need. Students who have been successful prior to university can find it difficult to adapt to new ways of working and novel tasks such as lectures and seminars and techniques such as note-taking, reading texts and referencing.  This useful and accessible book, written from the tutor and student perspective, provides grounded examples and helpful strategies.  Although these are set within the context of Business and Management they will be of relevance to many discipline areas.'

Dr Mark Atlay
University of Bedfordshire

'I am delighted that we now have an up-to-date and relevant study skills book to recommend to Business and Management students starting on their HE journey. For far too long we have had to rely on material that is either not particularly relevant, or is written in styles that are either patronising or cloaked in language that is pretty incomprehensible to first-year undergraduates. I really like the “real life experience” inclusions and feel many students will find them both valuable and reassuring. I will have no hesitation in recommending this to RDBS Business and Management students'

Dr Phil Clark
Royal Docks Business School

Study Skills for Business and Management is a guide packed with tips and tools to help any business student get the most out of their degree. For first years it is a great introduction to university work and the different skills that are needed. The book also has a lot to offer second and final year students as you can dip in and out of sections to brush up on certain skills and identify common mistakes that you may be making...

Isabelle Bird
University of Sussex, Sage Students Blog

A well written and structured book which covers the key elements of learning. This book is appropriate for anyone who has a keen interest in studying in higher education. It highlights the relevant study skills necessary to be successful. It Is a must read for anyone who is in education.

Dr Denis Hyams-Ssekasi
Bolton Business School, Bolton University
October 25, 2016

I will be recommending this text to the business students to aid with all aspects of their degree

Mr Andrew Faulkner
Business, South Devon College
August 26, 2015

This book is good, however, to general for the MBA students to gain enough value from.

Dr James Cunningham
Management, Robert Gordon University
May 5, 2015

An excellent book that will be essential reading for our first year "Higher Education Skills" module. It is will written and easily accessible for first year students.

Mr Tony McAleavy
Dept of Geog, Env & Disaster Mgt, Coventry University
April 16, 2015

This is a good book for first year and second year undergraduates, who often enter university lacking fundamental study skills. As of next year, I will be recommending it to my second year students. The chapters on group work and presentation are highly relevant, as much assessment these days is group work based. The book is slightly let down by a lack of focus on numeracy, which is an essential business skill. There could also be more on memorisation and handwriting of notes - the old fashioned skills that prove very useful in examinations. Overall however, the content is good and I wish I had it when I was an undergraduate. The only problem I see is a slight lack of specificity - what study skills do business students need that humanities students can do without? I am thinking of writing my own title to discuss these issues. Overall however, this is definitely a useful and interesting book. I can't put a general study skills book on our essential reading lists, but I will be recommending it in the classroom.

Mr Kenneth Wilkinson
Dept of Marketing, Ops & Digital Busin, Manchester Metropolitan University
January 5, 2015

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Planning and goal setting


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Patrick Tissington

Patrick Tissington is Professor of Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London. He teaches leadership, organizational behaviour, critical incident analysis and team working. Students are undergraduate and postgraduate and range in age from 19 to 60 and arrive on his programme with the complete spectrum of experience in essay writing. This book is aimed at helping those who have no experience of essay writing to understand how it is done. It is also for those who need to improve their skills or refresh their knowledge perhaps after a break from studies. His research is in the use of technology in learning and what makes for... More About Author

Christos Orthodoxou

Christos Orthodoxou is Business Partnerships Assistant at Aston University, having achieved a first class honours Business and Management degree and a Beta Gamma Sigma award for reaching top 10% of year group. More About Author

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