Study Skills for Business and Management Students

Paul Ramsay / Pat Maier / Geraldine Price  
Pearson Longman
Total pages
April 2010
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This book will target the specific needs of Business and Management students to ensure that these students get the most relevant and most useful study skills advice possible. Offering valuable guidance to the core areas of practical and transferable skills needed specifically by Business and Management students, this book provides advice in a relevant and targeted way to help students assess their own performance, identify areas for improvement and see a real progress in their development.


  • Provides practical advice on the key skills required by students throughout university

  • Develops valued transferable skills that will benefit students as they pursue a chosen career path

  • Emphasises how this book is devoted to developing the aspirational nature of core skills as opposed to an aid for remedial help

  • Structured around the student life cycle ensuring its use throughout a student’s time at college and beyond

  • Self-assessment exercises will increase engagement and further embed the skills

Also includes sections on:

  • Applying your Thinking Skills

  • Improving your reflective writing

  • Enhancing your professional skills

  • Approaching numerical problems

  • Work placements

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Table of Contents

How to use this book
Learning in Higher Education
Behaving professionally


1   Manage yourself

1   Managing your time

2   Managing your stress

3   Learning part time, online and on a work placement

2   Improve your work

4   Getting the most out of lectures

5   Working in a real and diverse team

6   Presenting your work

7   Reading critically

8   Excelling in exams

3   Apply your thinking skills

9   Thinking critically

10   Understanding the value of reflection

11   Approaching numerical problems

4   Develop your business writing

12   Understanding academic integrity: learner ethics and plagiarism

13   Taking control of the writing process 

14   Improving your writing in business and management studies  

15   Developing your reflective writing


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Study Skills for Business & Management Students

Paul Ramsay, Pat Maier and Geraldine Price

An accessible, student-friendly handbook that covers all of the essential study skills which will ensure that you get the most out of your Business or Management course and improve your grades and your employability.

Study Skills for Business & Management Students has been developed specifically to provide tried and tested advice and guidance on the most important academic and study skills that you will require throughout your time at university and beyond. Presented in a practical and easy-to-use style, it demonstrates the immediate benefits to be gained by developing and improving these skills during each stage of your course, and covers:

  • Effectively managing your time
  • Getting the most out of lectures and tutorials
  • Improving your revision skills and exam performance
  • Developing structured problem-solving skills and techniques
  • Mastering critical thinking, argument and analysis
  • Developing successful reading and note-taking strategies
  • Essay and research report planning and technical writing techniques
  • Working in groups and effective presentation of assignments and projects
  • Improving your reflective writing and practice
  • Preparing for and getting the most out of work placements
  • Enhancing your professional skills and employability

All of these skills, which are as essential in the workplace as they are on an academic course, are covered in detail, giving you invaluable practical advice and guidance on how to increase your performance, grades and abilities. Real-life examples, self-assessment exercises and activities will help you to assess your current skills levels, develop them further and teach you how to apply them in work and study.

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Paul Ramsay is Lecturer in Academic Skills at University of Portsmouth.

Pat Maiercoordinates study skills for Dept of Civil Engineering at University of Southampton.

Geraldine Pricelectures within the School of Education at University of Southampton and holds workshops nationally for teachers on dyslexia, study skills and curriculum access.