BusEco: Reflective essay

What is reflective writing in the context of Business and Economics?

A reflection is an assessment task that helps you to think about:

  • what you have experienced
  • why your experience unfolded in the way that it did
  • how you could do things differently next time, and
  • how you can apply what you’ve learned to future experiences, especially in your business career.

Reflective writing tasks therefore link your study and your future career closely. The ability to reflect on your own actions and behaviours is a key skill in both the university and the workplace.

For all business roles, the ability to observe previous experiences and outcomes, and to then implement changes or establish new practices, is particularly important.

Sample student reflective essay with marker’s feedback

Essay instructions provided to students

Use the knowledge you have accrued in this unit to write a reflective essay on the following topic:

What, in your opinion, is the importance of disequilibrium and how would the knowledge you have gained about disequilibrium and other key concepts in this unit help you in your career as an entrepreneur?

Length requirement: minimum of 1000 words.

Learning outcomes assessed

  • Can demonstrate understanding of the basic concepts related to economics.
  • Can apply knowledge about economics to workplace/employment situations.

Read the following example of a student’s reflective essay.