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The Islamia University of Bahawalpur

Department Of Management Sciences

BBA 8th (Morning) – Career Management
Instructor: Ms. Anam Siddiqui e-mail Address: (

Class Days: Monday and Tuesday Class Timings: 8:00 – 10:00 am

Course Outline
Course Description:
Career Management is the process through which individuals and organizations jointly plan, guide,
direct, and influence people’s careers to meet the individual’s and the organization’s future needs.
This course introduces students to current ideas about how organizations and individuals are trying
to manage the problems created by the new rules of the workplace through career management.

Course Objectives:
• Students will be able to analyze human resource development situations for Career
Management elements and opportunities.
• Students will be able to integrate intellectual explanations of Career Management with
methodological competencies that can be applied in real life situations such as: managing
their career; seeking employment; marketing and branding themselves; understanding
their traits through self assessment, understanding the importance of organizational and
work setting assessment, economic assessment; and how work impacts life.
• Students will be able to implement Career Management solutions to real organizational &
personal issues in managing careers.
• Students will emerge with a framework and set of guidelines that can serve as a career
management “map” throughout their work lives.
• Students will be able to engage in career exploration, career goal setting, and career
strategy development.

Teaching Methodology:
• Use discussion / questioning / brief lectures to convey an understanding of mandatory
• Use simulations and role-plays to promote application and analysis of theory and methods.
• Include self-assessment tools and activities to demonstrate acquisition of Career
Management competencies (Knowledge, Behaviors, Abilities, Attitudes, Talents, Skills
and Other characteristics)
• Lead facilitated discussion of readings and journal articles.
• Use short cases to promote application, analysis, and solution of organizational problems.
• Have students explain theoretical models and applications to the class.

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Class Discipline:
• In order to maximize class participation by all students, late arrivals will be marked as
absent; although they may like to attend the class. The best policy to avoid such a situation
is never be late.
• Similarly early departure from the class will earn an absence to the students; unless leave
is sought before early departure.
• Maintain presence in class and involve in maximum participation.

Material Prescribed:
• “Career Management”. Third edition. By Jeffrey H. Greenhaus, Gerard A. Callanan, and
Veronica M. Godshalh.
• “Preparing for Career Success”. By Jerry Ryan and Roberta Ryan.
• “Employee Training and Development”. Third edition. By Raymond A. NOE.
• “Human Resource Development”. Fourth edition. By Jon M. Werner and Randy L.

Course Contents:
Sessions Topics to be Covered
Session 1 Introduction To The Study Of Careers
• The changing landscape of work
• Definitions of career concepts
• Need to understand career management
Session 2 Model Of Career Management
• Overview of the career management
• Theory and research on the career management process
• Career management as an on going process
• Indicators of effective career management
Session 3 Article 1:
• Career Management PIE Model
Article 2:
• Armed to get a job!
Article 3:
• Turning good jobs offers into great ones
Session 4 Application Of The Career Management Model: A Guide To Career
• Types of career exploration
• Self-exploration
• Techniques for effective self-exploration programs
• Informal self-exploration
Article 4:
• Self audit for successful transition
Session 5 Group Presentations:
• The job search
• Applying and interviewing for a job

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Session 6 Interviewing Exercise
Session 7 Case Study and Discussion
Session 8 Applications Of The Career Management Model: Goals, Strategies, And
• Career goal settings
• Implications of goal settings for organizations and their employees
• Career strategies
• Career appraisal
• Career management: a blend of formal and informal activities
Article 5:
• Setting Your Goals
Session 9 Group Presentations:
• Job success is your responsibility
• Making progress on the job
Session 10 Career Development: An Overview
• Adult life development
• Stages of career development
Article 6:
• Time management for your job search
Session 11 Group Presentation:
• Career change and growth
Session 12 Occupational Choice: Preparation For Work
• Theories of occupational choice
• Guidelines for effective occupational decisions making
Article 7:
• Beyond resume platitudes: the foundation for goal setting
Session 13 Organizational Entry
• Theories of organizational choice
• Role of expectations in organizational entry
• Organizational actions during the entry process
• Individual actions during the entry process
Article 8:
• Interviewing: It's a Psychological Tennis Match, So Hold Your
Session 14 Early Career: Establishment And Achievements
• Establishment period
• Organizational actions during establishment
• Individual actions during establishment
• Achievement period
• Organizational actions during achievement
• Individual actions during achievements
Session 15 Case Study and Discussion
Session 16 Middle And Late Career Issues
• Middle career years
• Remaining productive: growth, maintenance, or stagnation?
• Organizational actions during mid career
• Individual actions during mid career
• Late career

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• Organizational actions during late career
Session 17 Case Study and Discussion
Session 18 Case Study and Discussion
Session 19 Job Stress
• An overview
• Sources and consequences of stress
• Coping, social support, and stress
• Coast through the holidays
Session 20 Case study and Discussion
Session 21 Revision

Intended Assignments:
• Why is understanding career management important both for individuals and
• Today, careers are more boundary less and / or protean in nature. What does this mean to
the working world and more importantly to us?
• How do you define career success and what different ways are there of defining career
• Describe the key indicators of effective career management. In other words, what should
you be aware of in order to be an effective career manager?

Testing and Grading:

• Grading will focus on your overall grasp of instructor’s teaching and your ability to
capture and reproduce, with understanding, the essence of the taped lesson.
• Another portion of the course grade will include discussion/attendance and active
participation in all class activities.
• The mid term exam will be graded for 30 points and the final exam will have a value of 50
• Students may prepare notebook for taking notes and for references.

Marks Distribution of 100 Marks:

Class Attendance 5
Presentations 6
Assignments 4
Quizzes / discussion/ class participation etc 5
Mid-Term 30
Final-Term 50
Total 100

Appointment with Instructor:

Course instructor will be available after each session or incase of detail discussion
appointment can be decided via email.

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