Curriculum Guideline

Career and Portfolio Development

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
BUSN 4500
Descriptive
Career and Portfolio Development
Department
Business
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Credits
1.50
Start Date
End Term
201610
PLAR
Yes
Semester Length
Hours acquired throughout the third and fourth year period as monitored by their supervisor.
Max Class Size
35
Contact Hours
500 hours
Method Of Instruction
Field Experience
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 deliver a presentation at the end of the semester. 

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 roadmap 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 Ten Broad Learning Outcomes of the BBA Program, as well as knowledge and skills specific to their career path.
Course Content
  1. Prepare a learning 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.
    • Evidence from the work experience demonstrating the ten broad learning outcomes.
  2. Prepare and present an oral report using a presentation software that includes a brief description of the student’s job, demonstration of some of the ten learning outcomes, and suggestions for improving the BBA program.
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 ten broad learning outcomes in the workplace.
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Means of Assessment
Mastery, based upon satisfactory evaluation of ALL of the following:
1. Individual presentation of portfolio meeting the presentation standards specified in the course, 
2. Comprehensive portfolio report, meeting the standards specified in the course, and
3. Attendance at course information sessions.

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

  1. Individual presentation of portfolio meeting the presentation standards specified in the course, 
  2. Comprehensive portfolio report, meeting the standards specified in the course, and
  3. Attendance at course information sessions.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

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

Prerequisites

90 CREDITS towards BBA or instructor approval