Career Portfolio Development

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Business
Course Code
BUSN 4500
Credits
1.50
Semester Length
Hours acquired in the previous five years prior to this course.
Max Class Size
18
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Field Experience
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course requires students to reflect on both their work and classroom experience to assess their strengths and weaknesses in order to develop a personal road map for their future professional and personal development. This course requires that students have completed 500 hours of work experience, which must be documented and signed off by their supervisor. Students must prepare and present a portfolio that provides evidence from their workplace of applying the eight broad Learning Outcomes of the BBA Program, as well as knowledge and skills specific to their career path. In addition, students must complete a standardized business competency exam.
Course Content

1. Prepare a career portfolio which includes the following:

  • analysis of organizational, technical and interpersonal skills learned in the classroom and utilized in the workplace;
  • reflection on the connection between classroom and practical work experience; and
  • evidence from the work experience demonstrating competence in the eight learning outcomes:

         a.        client services;

         b.        cross cultural teamwork and interpersonal skills;

         c.        written communication;

         d.        oral communication;

         e.        financial analysis and technology;

         f.        problem solving and decision making;

         g.        ethics and leadership; and

         h.        continuous professional development.

2. Prepare and present an oral report using presentation software that includes a brief description of the student's job, demonstration of some of the eight learning outcomes via two robust examples of workplace experiences or accomplishments, and suggestions for improving the BBA program.

3. Complete a standardized business competency exam delivered during the course.

 

Methods Of Instruction

The degree coordinator will monitor students in the completion of their portfolios and make contact with their employers as deemed necessary to ensure successful work experience. Each student will develop a professional quality portfolio and deliver a presentation at the end of the semester. In addition, a standardized business competency test will be completed.

Means of Assessment

Mastery, based upon satisfactory evaluation of ALL of the following:

  1. individual presentation of portfolio using presentation software and meeting the presentation standards specified in the course;
  2. comprehensive career portfolio report, meeting the standards specified in the course;
  3. completion of a standardized business competency exam; and
  4. attendance at course information sessions.

 

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

Learning Outcomes

The learner has demonstrated the ability to:

  1. find a suitable placement in an organization which relates to his/her program;
  2. explain how classroom learning experiences are reflected in the workplace;
  3. demonstrate knowledge and skills specific to his/her career path;
  4. prepare a learning portfolio; and
  5. present an oral report that will demonstrate specific work experiences that illustrate mastery of the eight broad learning outcomes in the workplace.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

Information package prepared by the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.

Requisites

Prerequisites

105 CREDITS towards the BBA.

ENGL 1130 or CMNS 1115 (completion of both is highly recommended).

Note: Professional and quality writing is required for this course.  

Corequisites

500 hours of documented work experience is required prior to completing this course, program related experience preferred.

Equivalencies

Nil

Requisite for

Nil

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Athabasca University (AU) No credit 2019/01/01 to -
College of the Rockies (COTR) No credit 2007/09/01 to -
Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC) No credit 2007/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2007/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15284
Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Moore
Michael
Open
Online
BUSN 4500 001 - Students must have 90 credits towards a BBA Degree or be in 4th year standing to register.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
18
0
18
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
12:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
16139
Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Moore
Michael
Open
Online
BUSN 4500 002 - Students must have 90 credits towards a BBA Degree or be in 4th year standing to register.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
18
0
18
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
12:30 - 15:20