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Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Degree:
Bachelor of Business Administration

Degree title:
Bachelor of Business Administration

Credits:
210 ects

Name of the Degree Programme

Bachelor of Business Administration, Degree Programme in International Business

Field of study

Business, administration and law
The classification of the educational field is based on the international ISCED classification used by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Specialisations

In the professional studies the student can choose between seven tracks: Global Trade, Industrial Management, International Marketing, Sustainable Management, Digital Business or Sport and eSport Management. More specialisation opportunities are offered in project, mobility and elective studies.

Qualification awarded

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Level of qualification

The degree programme leads to a higher education degree which is a first cycle Bachelor-level degree in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). According to the eight-level classification of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and National Qualifications Framework (NQF), the degree represents level 6.
The description of the level of the Degree is included in the Statute, at
http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/alkup/2017/20170120

Specific admission requirements

Eligibility for studies at a university of applied sciences is stipulated in the Universities of Applied Sciences Act 932/2014.
The selection criteria are specified in the data of the Degree Programme at www.opintopolku.fi and www.seamk.fi/haku

Qualification requirements and regulations (incl. graduation requirements)

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.
Link

Structure of the studies

In accordance with the Universities of Applied Sciences Act, the studies of a Degree Programme consist of basic studies, professional studies, practical training promoting professional skills, free elective studies, and a final project/thesis. The extent of the studies is 60 credits a year.
The programme consists of the following elements:
Basic studies
- Basic studies common to all in SeAMK
- Programme-specific basic studies
Professional studies
- Professional studies common to all
- Professional studies: alternative tracks
- Developing research and professional skills
- Professional studies based on the personal curriculum
- Language studies
Elective studies
Practical training:
Bachelor's thesis
The curriculum includes five seams permeating through the studies and extending over them. They are based on SeAMK’s reports, studies and strategy, as well as on the national and international recommendations and regulations related to education provided by universities of applied sciences.
- The Information Search seam strengthens the student’s professional and field-specific information search skills throughout the studies.
- The Internationalization seam secures the improvement of the student’s international competencies during their studies.
- The studies corresponding to the Entrepreneurship seam help the student understand the central and growing role of entrepreneurship in society.
- The Sustainable Development seam makes the student aware of social responsibility and helps them understand the diversity of sustainable development as a working life skill.
- The seam of Career Guidance helps the student recognise their competencies and own strengths. It also includes working life knowledge, job search skills, and lifelong learning.
Students have the opportunity to include multidisciplinary, working life-oriented project studies in their personal curricula (FramiPro).

Learning outcomes

Bachelors of Business Administration that have graduated from the Degree Programme in International Business have an overall picture of business operations and know business processes especially in the field of international business. They have initiative as well as good teamwork, communication and interaction skills in multicultural contexts. They are able to look for and analyse information needed in business. They can apply their theoretical knowledge and develop business operations. They know how to take profitability into consideration in their work. They are able to operate as independent entrepreneurs and in tasks of business expertise.

Profile of the programme

The objective of the Degree Programme in International Business, which is taught in English, is to prepare students for specialised tasks in international business and marketing. The students get an overall picture of business management and will focus on the international operations of companies and organisations.
The operational environment of today's enterprises is based on international networks to an increasing extent. The students will be competent in international business operations, marketing and management. Students will engage in practical training to reinforce the theoretical knowledge they have learned in these areas during their studies.
The degree programme is based on well-founded understanding of entrepreneurship and small- and medium-sized enterprises. Students also acquire good practical language skills. At the final stage of their studies, students are given an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the business and culture of a target area of their choice or a specific field of international business in connection with their practical training and thesis work.
In addition to the above-mentioned competencies, students may engage in the following:
- Y-Zone - Business Incubator provides students with the opportunity to develop their own business idea and competence as an entrepreneur while they study.
- Students have the opportunity to participate in multi-field project studies in which commissioned projects are conducted in interdisciplinary student teams.
- Students have the opportunity to complete a double degree, one in SeAMK and one in a partner institution abroad.

Generic and subject specifc competences

Competencies are extensive knowledge entities, or combinations of the individual’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes. They describe qualifications, performance potential, and the ability to cope with professional duties.
Common/general competencies are fields of know-how common to different Degree Programmes, but their special characteristics and importance may vary between professions and work assignments. General competencies form the basis for professional activities, cooperation, and the development of expertise. According to Arene’s (Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences) recommendations, general competencies include learning skills, ethical competence, cooperation skills, innovation skills, and internationalization skills. In addition to the above-mentioned competencies, entrepreneurial skills and quality management skills are emphasized in the degree studies of SeAMK as competencies common to all.
Degree programme-specific competencies form the basis for the development of the student’s professional expertise.
Programme-specific competences:
1. International Business Awareness
A Bachelor of Business Administration:
- is able to outline and evaluate the key patterns and trends in international business activity, the different approaches to internationalisation, the influence of increasing globalisation, international trade systems and financial relations and the role of several principal institutions (e.g. WTO, EU, IMF, World Bank) in international business
- is able to evaluate the impact of trends in the international business environment on one's own activities and on business policy.
2. Intercultural Adaptability
A Bachelor of Business Administration:
- is able to evaluate the differences between national, organisational and occupational cultures and to outline strategies for adapting to these differences in e.g. human resources management, marketing and intercultural communication
- is able to identify the relevant dimensions of cultures and develop self-awareness with regard to one's own cultural background
- is able to adapt one's behaviour to the standards of other cultures and to maintain an international network essential to one's duties.
3. International Operations Management
A Bachelor of Business Administration is able to evaluate processes and make decisions involved in developing international export/import operations, for example, and focusing on supply-chain management and to explain the meaning and application of key logistical concepts.
4. International Marketing Management
A Bachelor of Business Administration:
- is able to carry out a country analysis on the macro-, micro- and industrial levels and to conduct an international market survey for evaluating foreign market opportunities and competition
- is able to formulate market-entry strategies, draft an international marketing plan and to implement, co-ordinate and manage an international marketing (and sales) scheme and project
- is able to create, develop and maintain profitable customer relationships.
5. International Strategic Management
A Bachelor of Business Administration:
- is able to utilise the conceptual and visionary skills to contribute to the development, evaluation and implementation of the internationalisation strategy of a company
- is able to pro-actively seek and commercially evaluate business opportunities for both new and existing products; understands risk-taking as a way to optimise business profit
- is able to compile and defend a business plan for a (start-up) company
- is able to perform a variety of cost and revenue calculations and to transform these data into information needed for decision-making and budgeting
- is able to contribute to and evaluate key accounting summaries and investment opportunities.
6. Organisational Development
A Bachelor of Business Administration is able to research and analyse relevant international business problems, to propose policy objectives and to prepare alternative solutions to optimise business and human resource processes for strengthening the synergy between strategic, structural and cultural aspects of an organisation.

Pedagogical approach and learning environment

In the Degree Programme in International Business teaching is implemented in accordance with the model of integrative learning. The basic components of expertise: theoretical knowledge, practical skills, self-regulation knowledge and skills and socio-cultural knowledge are tightly integrated. The implementation of the curriculum focuses on experiential learning in a multicultural environment. Learning begins from students' concrete experiences, which they analyse and reflect upon. Self-assessment contributes to the understanding of phenomena and development of new modes of action.
Basic studies involve running a virtual enterprise, and learning is based on practical tasks. During the professional studies, emphasis is placed on increasing project activities, in the international context as well. Courses can also be completed in a simulated environment with multicultural groups and in online learning environments. In the bachelor's thesis theoretical knowledge is applied to practical problem-solving and business development.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning (RPL)

The RPL procedure means the identification and recognition of the student’s previously acquired learning. The student has the opportunity to apply for the recognition of their competencies if the competencies correspond to the learning goals of the Degree Programme. The identification process is closely connected with the preparation of the student’s personal curriculum and is updated during personal counselling discussions.
The identification and recognition practices are presented in the RPL Instruction of SeAMK. It specifies how recognition of competencies is applied for, how the application is processed, and how the student is informed of it. The instruction lists the RPL contact persons of each Degree Programme, who counsel students on matters related to the process.
In the assessment of prior learning, for example the following evidence is used:
- certificates on training programmes with similar content and other training programmes
- testimonials and further clarifications by an employer
- interviews of the student
- written and oral exams or reports
- functional or written assignments or other evidence
- presentations, portfolios
The final project/thesis and the Maturity Test cannot be submitted to the RPL procedure.
The curriculum of the degree programme and students' active role in their learning provide the basis of recognition of prior learning (RPL). Students assess their own competencies in relation to the goals of the course in question, consider the competencies they wish to have recognised based on self-assessment, apply for recognition and provide the necessary demonstration of their skills. It is the task of the student counsellor to inform students of the recognition and assessment process, to discuss students' Personal Study Plan and to guide students in the demonstration of prior learning.
The teacher of the course in question determines whether or not a student can receive credit for the entire course or part of it through demonstration of his/her existing skills. If this is possible, the teacher will compile the required type of demonstration, inform the student of what (s)he needs to do, how extensive the task will be, how it will be assessed and the schedule in which time the task must be completed. The student then completes the required task. The teacher accepts and assesses the work. The teacher or head of degree programme makes the official decision concerning the matter (recognition).
RPL staff and their duties in the degree programme:
It is the task of the student counsellor/adult education coordinator to inform students of the recognition and assessment process, to discuss students' Personal Study Plan and to guide students in the demonstration of prior learning.
The course teacher determines whether or not a student's prior learning can be recognised, compiles the required type of demonstration, informs the student of what (s)he needs to do, how extensive the task will be, how it will be assessed and the schedule in which time the task must be completed. The student submits the task to the teacher in question who assesses it.
The head of degree programme decides whether or not a student's previously completed studies can be recognised.
Courses included and not included in the RPL process:
Studies leading to degree qualifications (degree certificate) are not accepted as part of the studies in the university of applied sciences as such. If, however, part of the studies is accepted, demonstration of the acquired competencies is required.
Because of the process-based implementation of the first-year virtual enterprise courses, these studies are not ordinarily within the RPL system.
Finnish students must complete at least one Swedish course.
Field-specific requirements for competence:
To receive recognition for language studies requires that students demonstrate adequate skills in field-specific language.
Programme-specific regulations pertaining to the recognition of prior competence, assessment practices:
There are various course-specific methods used in the Degree Programme in International Business to recognise previously learned competence. A list of these methods can be found SeAMK's RPL Guidelines.

Work-based learning and work placements

Practical training (30 credits/20 weeks) is conducted in a company or organization that has international operations or is planning to go international. As a rule, practical training takes place in the third year of studies but other arrangements can also be agreed upon.
The student’s salaried work during their studies and the competencies achieved through it can be used in order to complete a course. This is referred to as employment-integrated learning, and it can also be related to voluntary work or hobbies. It is essential that the things learnt through working contribute to the attainment of the learning goals of the course. Learning achieved through employment-integrated learning can be verified, for instance, through skills demonstrations and assignments.

Occupational profiles

The programme prepares the student for a wide range of positions in international business. Jobs are found, for example, in the fields of export and import operations, marketing, sales, customer relations, and product or project management.

Internationalization

The language of tuition in the programme is English and the programme is planned to attract both Finnish and international students. The professional content of the programme is international business. Several courses are taught by visiting lecturers from partner institutions and in the third year a number of mobility students join the courses.The large international network of SeAMK provides a choice of doing a mobility study period or practical training abroad.
The programme contains student mobility in the form of a study period abroad and a practical training placement in an international context. Students are also encouraged to participate in intensive courses abroad arranged by SeAMK's higher education networks.
Students also have an opportunity to complete a double degree in cooperation with a number of partner higher education institutions. Double degree opportunities are available in Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Spain, Bulgaria, Russia and China.

Access to further studies

Students who have completed this programme are eligible to continue on to second-cycle higher education studies. For second-cycle studies in universities of applied sciences in Finland, three years' work experience is also required.

Graduation requirements

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and instructions for graduates at Intra

Mode of study

As a rule, students study full-time. Certain modules and courses may be completed through distance learning.

Head of degree programme

Mr Osmo Mäkiniemi, tel. +358 40 830 4268, email: osmo.makiniemi(at)seamk.fi

Student counsellor

Päivi Uitti, tel. +358 40 830 2442
email: paivi.uitti(at)seamk.fi

Coordination of Practical Training

Sari Havulehto tel. +358 40 830 3975
email: sari.havulehto@seamk.fi

Coordination of international mobility

Tiina Välimäki, 040-830 4127, tiina.valimaki(at)seamk.fi, student exchange in Europe
Maria Loukola, 040-830 2240, maria.loukola(at)seamk.fi, student exchange outside Europe
outgoing(at)seamk.fi

Student services

Tel. +358 20 124 5055, studentservices@seamk.fi

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, Full-time studies

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, Full-time studies

Bachelor of Business Administration, DP in International Business, Full-time studies

Bachelor of Business Administration, DP in International Business, Full-time studies

Bachelor of Business Administration, DP in International Business, Full-time studies

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 15.09.2023

Timing

15.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

15 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Ilpo Kempas
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • IB22B
  • IB22A

Objective

The students achieve the written language skills in Finnish needed in academic studies, working life, and in their own discipline.
The student
- knows the general characteristics and practices of factual and scientific texts
- knows the conventions of writing documents and text genres in their own field and learns to use academic terminology
- can adapt their text according to readership and context

- knows reliable and up-to-date language guides and can use them

- is able to write an acceptable maturity test

Content

Fact and academic style and its use
Text structure
Grammatical matters
Language guidance recommendations

Materials

- Material on Moodle
SeAMKin instuctions for written work https://seamk.libguides.com/KirjallistenToidenOhje
- Kielitoimiston ohjepankki (Kotus) http://www.kielitoimistonohjepankki.fi/
- Kielijelppi http://www.kielijelppi.fi/

Teaching methods

independent study
written assignments
hybrid teaching

Student workload

81 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to communicate in a sender-oriented way. She/he cannot sufficiently consider the objective, recipient, or situation. ?The structure of the text is disconnected and illogical and argumenting is one-sided and scarce. The student can, to some extent, use the Finnish language recommendations.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to take the objective, situation, and recipient into consideration in most parts. The structure of the text is mainly clear and consistent and argumenting is versatile and convincing. The student is able to assess their communication in a realistic way They can use the Finnish language recommendations.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to take the objective, situation, and recipient into consideration in an excellent and convincing way. She/he can act responsibly and in accordance with agreed procedures. The text is logical, clear, and coherent, and argumenting is solid, multi-perspective, and convincing. The student can assess their communication in a versatile and realistic way regarding purpose, recipient, and professional field. She/he can use the language recommendations of Finnish.

Assessment methods and criteria

The Student can
-construct texts according to given instructions
-use written argumentation
-analyze and evaluate the quality and content of texts
-combine their own knowledge and theory in writing
-use different sources for their text
-write and reference according to the Seinäjoki UAS writing instructions

Qualifications

No previous studies are required.

Enrollment

01.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

29.08.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Agri-food Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Automation Engineering
Teachers
  • Suzana Zegrea
  • Hilkka Latva-Somppi
  • Sinikka Vainionpää
  • Marjut Asunmaa
  • Kari Jokiranta
Student groups
  • MRN23
    Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing

Objective

Learning goals
The student knows how to
- Act at the university of applied sciences
- Develop their learning and study skills
- Exploit different learning environments in diverse ways
- Become familiar with their field of study and its job opportunities (incl. abroad)
- Plan their studies from the perspective of their career aspirations
- Ethics in studies and working life

Content

Academic studies:
- The structure of the studies and the different opportunities to complete the studies (incl. internationalisation)
- The regulations guiding academic studies, the student’s rights and responsibilities, SeAMK’s operating principles and rules
- The activities and services of the Student Association
- Study and learning skills and self-knowledge, and their development
- The welfare services at SeAMK
Career planning:
- Job opportunities in the student’s field, familiarisation with the interest groups, the international operational environment of the field
- Opportunities for further studies and career planning
- Ethics in studies and working life

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

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Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass
• Is able to recognise and find SeAMK's regulations and principles guiding the studies. Is able to use the key electronic tools of SeAMK and find information useful for their studies in the Intranet. Recognises their personal learning style and finds ways to develop it. Knows how to apply for a job in Finland. Is able to plan their studies according to curriculum.

Fail
• Does not recognise and find SeAMK's regulations and principles guiding the studies. Is not able to use SeAMK’s electronic tools and Intranet as support to their studies. Does not recognise their personal learning style and find ways to develop it. Is not able to define the career opportunities in their field.
• Does not know their curriculum.

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 17.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Agri-food Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Automation Engineering
Teachers
  • Tiina Välimäki
  • Päivi Uitti
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

Learning goals
The student knows how to
- Act at the university of applied sciences
- Develop their learning and study skills
- Exploit different learning environments in diverse ways
- Become familiar with their field of study and its job opportunities (incl. abroad)
- Plan their studies from the perspective of their career aspirations
- Ethics in studies and working life

Content

Academic studies:
- The structure of the studies and the different opportunities to complete the studies (incl. internationalisation)
- The regulations guiding academic studies, the student’s rights and responsibilities, SeAMK’s operating principles and rules
- The activities and services of the Student Association
- Study and learning skills and self-knowledge, and their development
- The welfare services at SeAMK
Career planning:
- Job opportunities in the student’s field, familiarisation with the interest groups, the international operational environment of the field
- Opportunities for further studies and career planning
- Ethics in studies and working life

Materials

Material provided by the lecturer (in Moodle)

Teaching methods

Lessons, visits, visiting lecturers

Exam schedules

No exam.

Completion alternatives

Online participation possible, if needed.

Student workload

54 hours of student's work.
40 hours of lessons and visits, 14 hours of independent studies (=learning diary).

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Pass
• Is able to recognise and find SeAMK's regulations and principles guiding the studies. Is able to use the key electronic tools of SeAMK and find information useful for their studies in the Intranet. Recognises their personal learning style and finds ways to develop it. Recognises job opportunities in their field.
• Knows their curriculum and can interpret it while planning their studies

Fail
• Does not recognise and find SeAMK's regulations and principles guiding the studies. Is not able to use SeAMK’s electronic tools and Intranet as support to their studies. Does not recognise their personal learning style and find ways to develop it. Is not able to define the career opportunities in their field.
• Does not know their curriculum.

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

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Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass
• Is able to recognise and find SeAMK's regulations and principles guiding the studies. Is able to use the key electronic tools of SeAMK and find information useful for their studies in the Intranet. Recognises their personal learning style and finds ways to develop it. Knows how to apply for a job in Finland. Is able to plan their studies according to curriculum.

Fail
• Does not recognise and find SeAMK's regulations and principles guiding the studies. Is not able to use SeAMK’s electronic tools and Intranet as support to their studies. Does not recognise their personal learning style and find ways to develop it. Is not able to define the career opportunities in their field.
• Does not know their curriculum.

Assessment methods and criteria

Participation in the lessons and visits (min 50%)
Learning diary

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 20.02.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
  • roo.sv
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, SME Business Management
Teachers
  • Paula Välimäki
Student groups
  • LITA23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management

Objective

Students will have spoken and written competence in using Swedish in both ordinary and in most common field-related situations. They will possess skills and terminology in obtaining and utilizing field-related information. They know how to develop their language skills so that the skills meet the demands of working life.
Students are able

- to tell about themselves, their education and job experience in Swedish and apply for a job in Swedish
- to communicate on the telephone and/or via e-mail
- to tell about their work and environment,
- to describe companies and their operations and/or the company's products and production
- to search and use field-related information in Swedish

Content

- telling about oneself and one's education
- job seeking
- describing one's work environment, conditions and duties
- describing a company and its operations
- small talk
- telephone conversations and electronic communication
- meetings, guiding others, giving opinions and arguing in favour of those opinions
- customer-service situations
- presentation of products and/or companies

Materials

Materials in Moodle.

Teaching methods

- contact lessons, spoken and written exercises, listening comprehension exercises, group and pair work
- independent learning

Exam schedules

Exam after the course in virtual exam-room

Further information

Students should attend 80 % of the contact lessons. The minimum attendance 50 %.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Students use simple structures and limited vocabulary but mistakes disturb understanding. They understand slow and clear speech and quite easy field-related texts. They manage predictable working life situations when assisted. Pronunciation influenced by other languages.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

.Students have a satisfactory command of grammatical structures and professional vocabulary.
They manage fairly well in most common predictable field-related situations. Understandable pronunciation.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Students have an excellent command of grammatical structures and professional vocabulary. They are active and can interact independently and fluently in written and oral field ?related situations. Pronunciation close to native speaker.

Assessment methods and criteria

The course is assessed on a scale of 1 to 5.
- active participation in the class work and in Moodle
- exercises in spoken language skills
- students have to pass written and spoken exercises
- exams

Qualifications

The student masters the central structures of Swedish.

Further information

The minimum attendance 50 %.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 20.02.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
  • roo.sv
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, SME Business Management
Teachers
  • Paula Välimäki
Student groups
  • LITA23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management

Objective

Students will have spoken and written competence in using Swedish in both ordinary and in most common field-related situations. They will possess skills and terminology in obtaining and utilizing field-related information. They know how to develop their language skills so that the skills meet the demands of working life.
Students are able

- to tell about themselves, their education and job experience in Swedish and apply for a job in Swedish
- to communicate on the telephone and/or via e-mail
- to tell about their work and environment,
- to describe companies and their operations and/or the company's products and production
- to search and use field-related information in Swedish

Content

- telling about oneself and one's education
- job seeking
- describing one's work environment, conditions and duties
- describing a company and its operations
- small talk
- telephone conversations and electronic communication
- meetings, guiding others, giving opinions and arguing in favour of those opinions
- customer-service situations
- presentation of products and/or companies

Materials

Materials in Moodle.

Teaching methods

- contact lessons, spoken and written exercises, listening comprehension exercises, group and pair work
- independent learning

Exam schedules

Exam after the course in virtual exam-room

Further information

Students should attend 80 % of the contact lessons. The minimum attendance 50 %.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Students use simple structures and limited vocabulary but mistakes disturb understanding. They understand slow and clear speech and quite easy field-related texts. They manage predictable working life situations when assisted. Pronunciation influenced by other languages.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

.Students have a satisfactory command of grammatical structures and professional vocabulary.
They manage fairly well in most common predictable field-related situations. Understandable pronunciation.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Students have an excellent command of grammatical structures and professional vocabulary. They are active and can interact independently and fluently in written and oral field ?related situations. Pronunciation close to native speaker.

Assessment methods and criteria

The course is assessed on a scale of 1 to 5.
- active participation in the class work and in Moodle
- exercises in spoken language skills
- students have to pass written and spoken exercises
- exams

Qualifications

The student masters the central structures of Swedish.

Further information

The minimum attendance 50 %.

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
  • roo.sv
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, SME Business Management
Teachers
  • Paula Välimäki
Student groups
  • LITA23C
    Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management

Objective

Students will have spoken and written competence in using Swedish in both ordinary and in most common field-related situations. They will possess skills and terminology in obtaining and utilizing field-related information. They know how to develop their language skills so that the skills meet the demands of working life.
Students are able

- to tell about themselves, their education and job experience in Swedish and apply for a job in Swedish
- to communicate on the telephone and/or via e-mail
- to tell about their work and environment,
- to describe companies and their operations and/or the company's products and production
- to search and use field-related information in Swedish

Content

- telling about oneself and one's education
- job seeking
- describing one's work environment, conditions and duties
- describing a company and its operations
- small talk
- telephone conversations and electronic communication
- meetings, guiding others, giving opinions and arguing in favour of those opinions
- customer-service situations
- presentation of products and/or companies

Materials

Materials in Moodle.

Teaching methods

- contact lessons, spoken and written exercises, listening comprehension exercises, group and pair work
- independent learning

Exam schedules

Exam after the course in virtual exam-room

Further information

Students should attend 80 % of the contact lessons. The minimum attendance 50 %.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Students use simple structures and limited vocabulary but mistakes disturb understanding. They understand slow and clear speech and quite easy field-related texts. They manage predictable working life situations when assisted. Pronunciation influenced by other languages.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

.Students have a satisfactory command of grammatical structures and professional vocabulary.
They manage fairly well in most common predictable field-related situations. Understandable pronunciation.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Students have an excellent command of grammatical structures and professional vocabulary. They are active and can interact independently and fluently in written and oral field ?related situations. Pronunciation close to native speaker.

Assessment methods and criteria

The course is assessed on a scale of 1 to 5.
- active participation in the class work and in Moodle
- exercises in spoken language skills
- students have to pass written and spoken exercises
- exams

Qualifications

The student masters the central structures of Swedish.

Further information

The minimum attendance 50 %.

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
  • roo.sv
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, SME Business Management
Teachers
  • Paula Välimäki
Student groups
  • LITA23D
    Tradenomi (AMK), Liiketalous

Objective

Students will have spoken and written competence in using Swedish in both ordinary and in most common field-related situations. They will possess skills and terminology in obtaining and utilizing field-related information. They know how to develop their language skills so that the skills meet the demands of working life.
Students are able

- to tell about themselves, their education and job experience in Swedish and apply for a job in Swedish
- to communicate on the telephone and/or via e-mail
- to tell about their work and environment,
- to describe companies and their operations and/or the company's products and production
- to search and use field-related information in Swedish

Content

- telling about oneself and one's education
- job seeking
- describing one's work environment, conditions and duties
- describing a company and its operations
- small talk
- telephone conversations and electronic communication
- meetings, guiding others, giving opinions and arguing in favour of those opinions
- customer-service situations
- presentation of products and/or companies

Materials

Materials in Moodle.

Teaching methods

- contact lessons, spoken and written exercises, listening comprehension exercises, group and pair work
- independent learning

Exam schedules

Exam after the course in virtual exam-room

Further information

Students should attend 80 % of the contact lessons. The minimum attendance 50 %.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Students use simple structures and limited vocabulary but mistakes disturb understanding. They understand slow and clear speech and quite easy field-related texts. They manage predictable working life situations when assisted. Pronunciation influenced by other languages.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

.Students have a satisfactory command of grammatical structures and professional vocabulary.
They manage fairly well in most common predictable field-related situations. Understandable pronunciation.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Students have an excellent command of grammatical structures and professional vocabulary. They are active and can interact independently and fluently in written and oral field ?related situations. Pronunciation close to native speaker.

Assessment methods and criteria

The course is assessed on a scale of 1 to 5.
- active participation in the class work and in Moodle
- exercises in spoken language skills
- students have to pass written and spoken exercises
- exams

Qualifications

The student masters the central structures of Swedish.

Further information

The minimum attendance 50 %.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 02.02.2024

Timing

14.02.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, SME Business Management
Teachers
  • Heli Simon
  • Sari Isokangas
  • Paula Välimäki
Scheduling groups
  • Pienryhmä 1, hybridi (Size: 30. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Pienryhmä 2 (Size: 30. Open UAS: 0.)
Student groups
  • MLITA22
Education groups
  • Small group 1
  • Small group 2

Objective

Students will have spoken and written competence in using Swedish in both ordinary and in most common field-related situations. They will possess skills and terminology in obtaining and utilizing field-related information. They know how to develop their language skills so that the skills meet the demands of working life.
Students are able

- to tell about themselves, their education and job experience in Swedish and apply for a job in Swedish
- to communicate on the telephone and/or via e-mail
- to tell about their work and environment,
- to describe companies and their operations and/or the company's products and production
- to search and use field-related information in Swedish

Content

- telling about oneself and one's education
- job seeking
- describing one's work environment, conditions and duties
- describing a company and its operations
- small talk
- telephone conversations and electronic communication
- meetings, guiding others, giving opinions and arguing in favor of those opinions
- customer-service situations
- presentation of products and/or companies

Materials

Material available on Moodle

Teaching methods

Contact and Teams lessons, written and spoken exercises, information retrieval, independent learning

Exam schedules

Exam at the end of the course.
After the exam, 2 retake options.

Completion alternatives

Skills demonstration

Student workload

81 hours

Further information

Students should attend 80 % of the contact lessons. The minimum attendance 50 %.

The exam takes place in the Exam room with real-time and recording audio and video surveillance. In case this arrangement is not suitable for the student, they have the option to come to SeAMK premises and write the exam on paper under teacher supervision.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Students use simple structures and limited vocabulary but mistakes disturb understanding. They understand slow and clear speech and quite easy field-related texts. They manage predictable working life situations when assisted. Pronunciation influenced by other languages.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

.Students have a satisfactory command of grammatical structures and professional vocabulary.
They manage fairly well in most common predictable field-related situations. Understandable pronunciation.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Students have an excellent command of grammatical structures and professional vocabulary. They are active and can interact independently and fluently in written and oral field ?related situations. Pronunciation close to native speaker.

Assessment methods and criteria

Spoken and written assignments and an exam

Qualifications

The student masters the central structures of Swedish.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Päivi Uitti
Student groups
  • IB21
  • IB22A

Objective

Level: A1.1.
The student can communicate in simple everyday spoken and written situations. He
- can handle situations in hotels and restaurants
- knows weekdays, seasons and months
- can tell about himself, his family and hobbies
- can write short messages

Content

- Swedish alphabet, pronunciation
- greetings, polite phrases
- numbers, times, months, weekdays
- telling about oneself, one's family, life, hobbies
- everyday situations: shops, hotels, restaurants
- travel situations
- basic grammar
- characteristics of Swedish everyday life

Materials

Materials provided by the teacher (in Moodle).

Teaching methods

Lessons, individual assignments, group- and pair assignments. Spoken and written tasks.

Exam schedules

Exam at the end of the course.
Retakes both 2 weeks and 1 month after the course exam.

Student workload

82 hours of student's work (of which 30 hours lessons, 52 hours independent studies).

Further information

For student who have not studied Swedish earlier.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to communicate in some everyday communication situations when helped. The student makes mistakes in pronunciation. He understands some slow, clear speech and written texts to some extent. The student is able to write simple text, but mistakes impede comprehension.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to communicate independently in everyday communication situations. Mistakes do not impede comprehension. The pronunciation is mainly understandable. The student can understand the main points of slow speech and easy texts. The student is able to write mainly understandable texts. Mistakes don’t impede comprehension.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is capable of active, independent and understandable communication in everyday situations. The pronunciation is close to that of a native speaker. The student understands normal-rate speech and easy written texts. He can write understandable text, which may contain minor mistakes.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Päivi Uitti
Student groups
  • IB21
  • IB22A

Objective

Level: A1.2.
The student can communicate in everyday spoken and written situations. He
- can handle situations in hotels and restaurants
- can handle telephone situations
- can handle situations at a doctor’s appointment
- can write short emails
- can express his opinions
- talk about past events
- can tell about his studies and work experience

Content

- living, hobbies
- expressing an opinion
- on the phone
- emails and SMS
- visiting a doctor/nurse, typical illnesses
- work and studies
- characteristics of Swedish everyday life
- basic grammar

Materials

Teacher's material in Moodle.

Teaching methods

Lessons, inividual, pair and group tasks

Exam schedules

Exam at the end of the course. Retakes 2 weeks and 1 month after the course exam.

Student workload

82 hours of student's work (of which 30 hours of lessons, 52 hours independent studies)

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to communicate in some everyday communication situations when helped. The student makes mistakes in pronunciation. He understands some slow, clear speech and written texts to some extent. The student is able to write simple text, but mistakes impede comprehension.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to communicate independently in everyday communication situations. Mistakes do not impede comprehension. The pronunciation is mainly understandable. The student can understand the main points of slow speech and easy texts. The student is able to write mainly understandable texts. Mistakes don’t impede comprehension.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is capable of active, independent and understandable communication in everyday situations. The pronunciation is close to that of a native speaker. The student understands normal-rate speech and easy written texts. He can write understandable text, which may contain minor mistakes

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 11.02.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Viljo Arohonka
Student groups
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

The student is capable of applying applicable regulation of financial accounting when recording transactions and preparing financial statements, is able to outline the process of preparing financial statements and explain how different business transactions and documents affect the content of the financial statements. The student is able to analyze the accounts and the financial statements, which present a company in financial terms, and is able to name and recognize many tasks of the financial accounting. The student is able to recognize business transactions and documents connected with financial accounting and the preparation of financial statements.

Content

Basics of bookkeeping
- the basics for VAT
- double-entry bookkeeping with VAT
- the basics of business taxation
- financial statements
Basics of budgeting

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is capable of applying the most common regulations of financial accounting when recording transactions and preparing financial statements, is able to outline the process of preparing financial statements and explain how different business transactions and documents affect the content of the financial statements. The student is able to give a simple analysis on the accounts and the financial statements, which present a company in financial terms, and is able to name and recognize the most common tasks of the financial accounting and budgeting.The student is able to prepare the financial statements (balance sheet and income statement) The student is able to read and analyze articles written in English.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is capable of applying applicable regulation of financial accounting when recording transactions and preparing financial statements, is able to outline the process of preparing financial statements and explain how different business transactions and documents affect the content of the financial statements. The student is able to analyze the accounts and the financial statements, which present a company in financial terms, and is able to name and recognize many tasks of the financial accounting and budgeting. The student is able to recognize the core business transactions and documents connected with financial accounting and the preparation of financial statements.

The student is able to prepare the financial statements (balance sheet and income statement) The student is able to use valid sources of information to solve problems.
The student is able to read and analyze articles written in English. The student is able to find information from sources in English.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is capable of applying applicable regulation of financial accounting when recording transactions and preparing financial statements, is able to outline the process of preparing financial statements and explain how different business transactions and documents affect the content of the financial statements. The student is able to analyze the accounts and the financial statements, which present a company in financial terms, and is able to name and recognize many tasks of the financial accounting and budgeting. The student is able to recognize business transactions and documents connected with financial accounting and the preparation of financial statements.

The student is able to prepare the financial statements (balance sheet and income statement) The student is able to use valid sources of information to solve problems.
The student is able to read and analyze articles written in English. The student is able to find information from sources in English and knows the major international sources of information and organizations of the field.

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 11.02.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Viljo Arohonka
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

The student is capable of applying applicable regulation of financial accounting when recording transactions and preparing financial statements, is able to outline the process of preparing financial statements and explain how different business transactions and documents affect the content of the financial statements. The student is able to analyze the accounts and the financial statements, which present a company in financial terms, and is able to name and recognize many tasks of the financial accounting. The student is able to recognize business transactions and documents connected with financial accounting and the preparation of financial statements.

Content

Basics of bookkeeping
- the basics for VAT
- double-entry bookkeeping with VAT
- the basics of business taxation
- financial statements
Basics of budgeting

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is capable of applying the most common regulations of financial accounting when recording transactions and preparing financial statements, is able to outline the process of preparing financial statements and explain how different business transactions and documents affect the content of the financial statements. The student is able to give a simple analysis on the accounts and the financial statements, which present a company in financial terms, and is able to name and recognize the most common tasks of the financial accounting and budgeting.The student is able to prepare the financial statements (balance sheet and income statement) The student is able to read and analyze articles written in English.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is capable of applying applicable regulation of financial accounting when recording transactions and preparing financial statements, is able to outline the process of preparing financial statements and explain how different business transactions and documents affect the content of the financial statements. The student is able to analyze the accounts and the financial statements, which present a company in financial terms, and is able to name and recognize many tasks of the financial accounting and budgeting. The student is able to recognize the core business transactions and documents connected with financial accounting and the preparation of financial statements.

The student is able to prepare the financial statements (balance sheet and income statement) The student is able to use valid sources of information to solve problems.
The student is able to read and analyze articles written in English. The student is able to find information from sources in English.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is capable of applying applicable regulation of financial accounting when recording transactions and preparing financial statements, is able to outline the process of preparing financial statements and explain how different business transactions and documents affect the content of the financial statements. The student is able to analyze the accounts and the financial statements, which present a company in financial terms, and is able to name and recognize many tasks of the financial accounting and budgeting. The student is able to recognize business transactions and documents connected with financial accounting and the preparation of financial statements.

The student is able to prepare the financial statements (balance sheet and income statement) The student is able to use valid sources of information to solve problems.
The student is able to read and analyze articles written in English. The student is able to find information from sources in English and knows the major international sources of information and organizations of the field.

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 17.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Agri-food Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Automation Engineering
Teachers
  • Harrison Okuogume
Student groups
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

The student
• Masters the main features of entrepreneurial competencies, recognises their own entrepreneurial competencies and attitudes, as well as recognises the importance of tolerance for ambiguity in their actions and interaction
• Can name and define the phases of setting up a business
• Recognises, from the perspective of their business idea, the key customers, and their role for profitable business
• Knows and can name entrepreneurship-related opportunities at SeAMK, and related support services.

Content

• Personal entrepreneurial competencies, such as self-knowledge and self-efficacy, motivation values, tolerance for ambiguity, and the importance of one’s own attitudes for choices
• Value production in different structures, such as companies and associations
• Basic concepts and revenue model of entrepreneurship and business activity, economic literacy, risk management
• Phases of business establishment
• Business plan as a tool for the structuration of a business idea
• Business activity as part of society, entrepreneurship as part of life
• Familiarization with the entrepreneurship services provided by SeAMK

Materials

Effective Small Business Management; Fifth edition. Norman M. Scarborough and Thomas W. Zimmerer. (1996): Prentice Hall. Inc. A Simon and Schuster Company

Lecturer will provide the presentation slides in Moodle, other entrepreneurship books in SeAMK Library. Students are also advice to research for other information to support their learning and group assignments.

Further readings and materials will be provided by the lecturer

Teaching methods

Lecturing
Class activities
Group or teamwork
Presentation

Student workload

There will be total of 81 hours.

- 20 hours for lecturing and in-class activities
- 53 hours for Individual or teams activities
- 8 hours for presentations

Content scheduling

• Entrepreneurial competence, self-knowledge and self-efficacy, motivation, human systems of thought, uncertainty tolerance, and processing of disappointments
• Value creation, recognition of value chains and networks in different environments, value creation in different structures, such as companies and associations
• Basic concepts of entrepreneurship and business and earnings logic, economic literacy, risk management
• Stages of the establishment of business activities
• Business plan as a tool for structuring a business idea (for fields of study other than Business)
• Business activities as part of society, entrepreneurship as part of life
• Deepening of the student’s entrepreneurial skills at SeAMK (SeAMK Yritystalli, SeAMKPro, SeiES)

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student can
- take responsibility for their tasks (acts in an entrepreneur-like way)
- recognise their entrepreneurial competences and realize the importance of tolerance for ambiguity in their own actions
- recognise the customer’s key role in the planning of business activity
- recognise, in the business plan, their own competence and the customers and key partners of their company

Assessment criteria, good (3)

In addition to the above things, the student
- can assess their own potential for acting as an entrepreneur
- can assess the chance of success of business operations and becoming an entrepreneur
- can recognise the partners and networks most important for their business
- is familiar with the knowledge base of business and the connection of responsibility with business
- knows the basics of business calculations

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

In addition to the above things, the student
- can assess the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship
- can analyse competitors’ importance for business
- analyse and assess their strategic choices and is aware of the social importance of business activities
- recognises, from the perspective of their business plan, the key risks, masters business calculations, and the pricing of their product or service

Assessment methods and criteria

% Grade
51 - 59 = 1
69 - 60 = 2
79 - 70 = 3
89 - 80 = 4
100 - 90 = 5

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 11.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Agri-food Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Automation Engineering
Teachers
  • Harrison Okuogume
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

The student
• Masters the main features of entrepreneurial competencies, recognises their own entrepreneurial competencies and attitudes, as well as recognises the importance of tolerance for ambiguity in their actions and interaction
• Can name and define the phases of setting up a business
• Recognises, from the perspective of their business idea, the key customers, and their role for profitable business
• Knows and can name entrepreneurship-related opportunities at SeAMK, and related support services.

Content

• Personal entrepreneurial competencies, such as self-knowledge and self-efficacy, motivation values, tolerance for ambiguity, and the importance of one’s own attitudes for choices
• Value production in different structures, such as companies and associations
• Basic concepts and revenue model of entrepreneurship and business activity, economic literacy, risk management
• Phases of business establishment
• Business plan as a tool for the structuration of a business idea
• Business activity as part of society, entrepreneurship as part of life
• Familiarization with the entrepreneurship services provided by SeAMK

Materials

Effective Small Business Management; Fifth edition. Norman M. Scarborough and Thomas W. Zimmerer. (1996): Prentice Hall. Inc. A Simon and Schuster Company

Lecturer will provide the presentation slides in Moodle, other entrepreneurship books in SeAMK Library. Students are also advice to research for other information to support their learning and group assignments.

Further readings and materials will be provided by the lecturer

Teaching methods

Lecturing
Class activities
Group or teamwork
Presentation

Student workload

There will be total of 81 hours.

- 20 hours for lecturing and in-class activities
- 53 hours for Individual or teams activities
- 8 hours for presentations

Content scheduling

• Entrepreneurial competence, self-knowledge and self-efficacy, motivation, human systems of thought, uncertainty tolerance, and processing of disappointments
• Value creation, recognition of value chains and networks in different environments, value creation in different structures, such as companies and associations
• Basic concepts of entrepreneurship and business and earnings logic, economic literacy, risk management
• Stages of the establishment of business activities
• Business plan as a tool for structuring a business idea (for fields of study other than Business)
• Business activities as part of society, entrepreneurship as part of life
• Deepening of the student’s entrepreneurial skills at SeAMK (SeAMK Yritystalli, SeAMKPro, SeiES)

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student can
- take responsibility for their tasks (acts in an entrepreneur-like way)
- recognise their entrepreneurial competences and realize the importance of tolerance for ambiguity in their own actions
- recognise the customer’s key role in the planning of business activity
- recognise, in the business plan, their own competence and the customers and key partners of their company

Assessment criteria, good (3)

In addition to the above things, the student
- can assess their own potential for acting as an entrepreneur
- can assess the chance of success of business operations and becoming an entrepreneur
- can recognise the partners and networks most important for their business
- is familiar with the knowledge base of business and the connection of responsibility with business
- knows the basics of business calculations

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

In addition to the above things, the student
- can assess the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship
- can analyse competitors’ importance for business
- analyse and assess their strategic choices and is aware of the social importance of business activities
- recognises, from the perspective of their business plan, the key risks, masters business calculations, and the pricing of their product or service

Assessment methods and criteria

% Grade
51 - 59 = 1
69 - 60 = 2
79 - 70 = 3
89 - 80 = 4
100 - 90 = 5

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 28.01.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Harrison Okuogume
Student groups
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

Student knows basic terms and definitions of marketing. He/she knows the purpose and content of strategic and operational marketing planning. Student is able to analyze marketing environment of a company. He/she knows how to create value for target customers and is able to create a strategic and operational marketing plan for a company. Student knows how to use competitive marketing tools. Student is able to create a marketing campaign and marketing materials according to the marketing plan.

Content

- Marketing terms and definitions
- Marketing planning: Strategic and operational plan.
- Analyzing marketing environment
- Creating value for the customer
- Segmenting and targeting
- Competitive situation and positioning
- Competition and competitive intelligent
- Marketing channels
- Pricing decision and pricing strategy
- Understanding Customer Needs & Segmentation
- Competitive tools of marketing
- Preparing and presenting a marketing plan
- Creating a marketing campaign and materials according to the marketing plan

Materials

• Textbook: Kotler, P & Armstrong, G. (2016). Marketing: An Introduction (16th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall. ISBN: 978-0-13-379502-8

• Any Marketing Management by Philip Kotler Millennium Edition

• Materials from the lecturer and will be in Moodle

Teaching methods

Lecturing
Class activities
Group or teamwork
Presentation

Student workload

There will be total of 81 hours.

- 20 hours for lecturing and in-class activities
- 53 hours for Individual or teams activities
- 8 hours for presentations

Content scheduling

Introduction to marketing
Definition of marketing, markets, and marketplace orientation
Understanding the marketing environments (Micro & Macro)
Applying the 4P’s of the marketing mix
Pricing strategy and pricing decisions
Managing products & services
Selecting & managing marketing channels
Strategies to achieve marketing objectives using the 4P’s
Listening to the voice of the customer
Segmentation and targeting
Managing relationships
Techniques for hearing the customer's voice
Customer needs & satisfaction

Techniques for hearing the customer's voice
Customer needs & satisfaction

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Student participates teaching and marketing events occasionally. A marketing presentation, trade fair materials and the exam are done in passable level and they have some link to the marketing plan.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Student participates teaching and marketing events on a regular basis. A Marketing presentation, trade fair materials and the exam are done in good level and they are in line with the marketing plan

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Student participates teaching and marketing events actively. A Marketing presentation, trade fair materials and the exam are done in excellent level and they are in line with the marketing plan.

Assessment methods and criteria

% Grade
51 - 59 = 1
69 - 60 = 2
79 - 70 = 3
89 - 80 = 4
100 - 90 = 5

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 28.01.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Harrison Okuogume
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

Student knows basic terms and definitions of marketing. He/she knows the purpose and content of strategic and operational marketing planning. Student is able to analyze marketing environment of a company. He/she knows how to create value for target customers and is able to create a strategic and operational marketing plan for a company. Student knows how to use competitive marketing tools. Student is able to create a marketing campaign and marketing materials according to the marketing plan.

Content

- Marketing terms and definitions
- Marketing planning: Strategic and operational plan.
- Analyzing marketing environment
- Creating value for the customer
- Segmenting and targeting
- Competitive situation and positioning
- Competition and competitive intelligent
- Marketing channels
- Pricing decision and pricing strategy
- Understanding Customer Needs & Segmentation
- Competitive tools of marketing
- Preparing and presenting a marketing plan
- Creating a marketing campaign and materials according to the marketing plan

Materials

• Textbook: Kotler, P & Armstrong, G. (2016). Marketing: An Introduction (16th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall. ISBN: 978-0-13-379502-8

• Any Marketing Management by Philip Kotler Millennium Edition

• Materials from the lecturer and will be in Moodle

Teaching methods

Lecturing
Class activities
Group or teamwork
Presentation

Student workload

There will be total of 81 hours.

- 20 hours for lecturing and in-class activities
- 53 hours for Individual or teams activities
- 8 hours for presentations

Content scheduling

Introduction to marketing
Definition of marketing, markets, and marketplace orientation
Understanding the marketing environments (Micro & Macro)
Applying the 4P’s of the marketing mix
Pricing strategy and pricing decisions
Managing products & services
Selecting & managing marketing channels
Strategies to achieve marketing objectives using the 4P’s
Listening to the voice of the customer
Segmentation and targeting
Managing relationships
Techniques for hearing the customer's voice
Customer needs & satisfaction

Techniques for hearing the customer's voice
Customer needs & satisfaction

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Student participates teaching and marketing events occasionally. A marketing presentation, trade fair materials and the exam are done in passable level and they have some link to the marketing plan.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Student participates teaching and marketing events on a regular basis. A Marketing presentation, trade fair materials and the exam are done in good level and they are in line with the marketing plan

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Student participates teaching and marketing events actively. A Marketing presentation, trade fair materials and the exam are done in excellent level and they are in line with the marketing plan.

Assessment methods and criteria

% Grade
51 - 59 = 1
69 - 60 = 2
79 - 70 = 3
89 - 80 = 4
100 - 90 = 5

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

06.11.2023 - 28.01.2024

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Cory Isaacs
Student groups
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

The aim of the course is to teach students to communicate in various business settings. Students learn how to use formal English in international business activities and become aware of cultural differences. Students also become aware of social skills, proper business behavior and non-verbal communication.

Content

- Communication Styles
- Meetings and Negotiations
- Presentations
- Trade Fairs and Exhibitions

Materials

Isaacs et al. 2020. Eye For Business. Edita Publishing: Helsinki.
Other material distributed by the lecturer.

Teaching methods

- Lectures and guided practice
- Work in the practice enterprise
- Independent work
- Face-to-face teaching

Student workload

2 credits = 54 hours
- 54 hours of combined lectures, guided practice and independent study
- Students are free to decide on their own/within their groups how to use the assigned independent study hours in regards to completing the presentation and course tasks.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass: Student attends at least 50% of the classes. All course work is completed at an acceptable level. Students take an active role in group work.
Fail: Student attends less than 50% of the classes. Class assignments are not completed at an acceptable level. Course work is left unfinished.
Students do not take an active role in the group work.

Assessment methods and criteria

Pass: Student completes all tasks at an acceptable level
Student completes a group presentation according to the course guidelines
Meets the attendance requirements

Fail: Student does not complete all tasks at an acceptable level
Student does not meet the attendance requirements

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

30.10.2023 - 28.01.2024

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Cory Isaacs
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

The aim of the course is to teach students to communicate in various business settings. Students learn how to use formal English in international business activities and become aware of cultural differences. Students also become aware of social skills, proper business behavior and non-verbal communication.

Content

- Communication Styles
- Meetings and Negotiations
- Presentations
- Trade Fairs and Exhibitions

Materials

Isaacs et al. 2020. Eye For Business. Edita Publishing: Helsinki.
Other material distributed by the lecturer.

Teaching methods

- Lectures and guided practice
- Work in the practice enterprise
- independent work

Student workload

2 credits = 54 hours
- 54 hours of combined lectures, guided practice and independent study
- Students are free to decide on their own/within their groups how to use the assigned independent study hours in regards to completing the presentation and course tasks.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass: Student attends at least 50% of the classes. All course work is completed at an acceptable level. Students take an active role in group work.
Fail: Student attends less than 50% of the classes. Class assignments are not completed at an acceptable level. Course work is left unfinished.
Students do not take an active role in the group work.

Assessment methods and criteria

Pass: Student completes all tasks at an acceptable level
Student completes a group presentation according to the course guidelines
Meets the attendance requirements

Fail: Student does not complete all tasks at an acceptable level
Student does not meet the attendance requirements

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 28.02.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Cory Isaacs
Student groups
  • IGWIB24S
    Gateway to International Business
  • IB21

Objective

The student can bring ethics into their decision-making. Students can apply ethics across cultures and in international business settings. The student is familiar with key concepts relating to ethics and basis of ethics, and can apply such concepts. The student can give reasoned arguments in defence of his / her ethical judgements. The student can provide examples of ethical dilemmas in the field of business operations and comment upon such dilemmas. The student can independently analyses his / her moral code. The student can assess business objectives when they conflict with moral objectives. Students can identify specific areas to apply business across business functions: Management, HRM, Marketing and Finance.

Content

- ethics, ethical actions, basis for ethics
- ethics in the context of business operations
- ethical sensitivity
- moral codes
- rationality and objectivity in conjunction with humanity
- ethical cultural differences in international business

Materials

Schwartz, M. S. (2017). Business ethics : An ethical decision-making approach. John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated.

Wasieleski, D. M., & Weber, J. (Eds.). (2019). Business ethics. Emerald Publishing Limited.

Material provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

- Lectures and Guided Practice
- Independent work
- Face-to-face teaching
- Guided web-studies
- Poster Presentations
- Exam

Student workload

135 hours = 5 credits
- 24 hours of lectures and guided practice
- 111 hours of independent work.
Students are free to decide on their own and within their groups how to use the 111 hours in regards to completing the course tasks and reading the course book.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student thoroughly carried out the given assignments. The student recognises most of the discussed concepts relating to ethics and the basis of ethics, and applies these concepts widely. The student is able to clearly state his / her grounds for his / her ethical judgements. The student can give examples of ethical dilemmas and can comment upon them demonstrating good ethical judgement. The student's output demonstrates the ability to independently, critically and in depth analyse his / her moral code.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student thoroughly carried out the given assignments. The student recognises most of the discussed concepts relating to ethics and the basis of ethics, and applies these concepts widely. The student is able to clearly state his / her grounds for his / her ethical judgements. The student can give examples of ethical dilemmas and can comment upon them demonstrating good ethical judgement. The student's output demonstrates the ability to independently, critically and in depth analyse his / her moral code. The student can express differences in ethics based on international/cultural situations.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out the given assignments thoroughly and in a timely fashion. The student recognises almost all of the discussed concepts relating to ethics and the basis of ethics, and applies these concepts with excellent judgement. The student is able to clearly and aptly state his / her grounds for his / her ethical judgements. The student can give well-grounded examples of ethical dilemmas and can comment upon them demonstrating excellent ethical sensitivity. The student's output demonstrates the ability to independently, critically and in depth analyse his / her moral code. The students can analyse and reason through their own moral code how business ethics can be applied in international business.

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam 100% - Held in the EXAM room on campus

Students must also complete all course tasks and homework assignments.
Failure to complete all course material will result in a lower grade or your final grade being withheld until all tasks are complete at an acceptable level.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 28.02.2024

Timing

11.03.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Nicolas Martinez
Student groups
  • IGWIB24S
    Gateway to International Business
  • IB21

Objective

The student can
- Understand the role of business intelligence in the IT and business context.
- Explain the basic principles of databases, data warehousing and business intelligence.
- Understand the different data sources and data quality processes.
- Define the dimensions and measures for the business intelligence data model.
- Present the basic knowledge and skills needed in building a business intelligence solution.

Content

- Organizational context of business intelligence
- Database and data warehouse concepts and structures
- Recognizing different data sources
- Ensuring data quality
- Tools for designing and implementing business intelligence solutions
- Planning, implementing and maintaining a business intelligence solution
- Changes, risks and problems in business intelligence
- Business intelligence as communication and management tool

Materials

Material provided by teacher:
- books
- slides
- articles

Teaching methods

Lectures, workshops lecture assignments, groupwork

Student workload

Lectures and workshops 16 hours and self-study 65 hours

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student can name and can define the central concepts which describe data warehousing and business intelligence. Student can explain different phases of the business intelligence process.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student can explain the central concepts which describe data warehousing and business intelligence. Student can explain well different phases of the business intelligence process. Student has basic business intelligence skills.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student can name and define very well the central concepts of data warehousing and business intelligence. Student can explain very well different phases of the business intelligence process. Student can implement business intelligence solutions independently.

Qualifications

- International Financial Management
- Digital Business Processes

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 11.09.2023

Timing

02.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Leo Sippola
Student groups
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

A student is able to calculate by index numbers the changes of prices and general economic activity. The student can construct the real changes of wages and prices. He or she can determine interest, principal, interest rate and interest time in various cases. The student has ability to calculate interest calculations in different situations. The student can determine the future value and the present value of periodic payments. He or she is able to calculate the equal payment of an annuity loan. The student can draw up an instalment payment scheme for different loans. The present value method and the annuity principle can be used in investments by the student.

Content

Taxes, index numbers, foreign currencies, simple interest, compound interest, periodic payments, loans and investments

Materials

There are materials of a teacher in Moodle.

Teaching methods

Lessons and exercises (calculations). First new things and theory and then practise.

Student workload

The lessons and exercises take about 50 hours and a student's own studies take about 50 - 70 hours.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Satisfactory (1 and 2)
The student is able to calculate satisfactorily and knows the basics and basic concepts of financial mathematics.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Good (3 and 4)
The student is able to calculate well and knows well the basics and basic concepts of financial mathematics. He/she is able to supply the methdods of financial mathematics in different situations.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Excellent (5)
The student is able to calculate and knows the basics and basic concepts of financial mathematics very well. He/she is able to apply the methdods of financial mathematics in different situations very well.

Assessment methods and criteria

Usually there is one exam and the grade is formed by it.

Qualifications

Basic mathematical knowledge and skills in secondary level education.

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 11.09.2023

Timing

02.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

4 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

4 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Leo Sippola
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

A student is able to calculate by index numbers the changes of prices and general economic activity. The student can construct the real changes of wages and prices. He or she can determine interest, principal, interest rate and interest time in various cases. The student has ability to calculate interest calculations in different situations. The student can determine the future value and the present value of periodic payments. He or she is able to calculate the equal payment of an annuity loan. The student can draw up an instalment payment scheme for different loans. The present value method and the annuity principle can be used in investments by the student.

Content

Taxes, index numbers, foreign currencies, simple interest, compound interest, periodic payments, loans and investments

Materials

There are materials of a teacher in Moodle.

Teaching methods

LESSONS in TEAMS. Lessons and exercises (calculations). First new things and theory and then practise.

Student workload

The lessons and exercises take about 50 hours and a student's own studies take about 50 - 70 hours.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Satisfactory (1 and 2)
The student is able to calculate satisfactorily and knows the basics and basic concepts of financial mathematics.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Good (3 and 4)
The student is able to calculate well and knows well the basics and basic concepts of financial mathematics. He/she is able to supply the methdods of financial mathematics in different situations.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Excellent (5)
The student is able to calculate and knows the basics and basic concepts of financial mathematics very well. He/she is able to apply the methdods of financial mathematics in different situations very well.

Assessment methods and criteria

Usually there is one exam and the grade is formed by it.

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

A student's has right calculations / solving less than 30 % in a exam.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

A student's has right calculations / solving between 30 - 59 % in a exam.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

A student's has right calculations / solving between 60 - 80 % in a exam.

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

A student's has right calculations / solving between 81 - 100 % in a exam.

Qualifications

Basic mathematical knowledge and skills in secondary level education.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 31.05.2024

Timing

28.08.2023 - 31.05.2024

Credits

2 - 6

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Päivi Uitti
Student groups
  • IB22B
  • IB22A

Objective

The student is able to plan, implement and evaluate a personal professional project which is related to his studies and/or his future career plans.

Content

The student plans, implements and evaluates a personal project. He reports and presents the results of the project. The amount of credits depends on the student’s work load documented in a learning diary. The content of the project is personal and it needs to be approved by the study programme before the student starts to implement the project.

Teaching methods

Students work individually or in small groups on practical business projects/tasks. The students are instructed in implementing projects and they complete the actual project work. At the end of the project the students report the project and present their results in front of a board of lecturers and students.

Completion alternatives

Individual or group project for a company or an organisation.
Individual or group project for student's own company.

Student workload

The amount of credits depends on the student's workload. 27 hours of project work gives 1 credit.

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Pass
The student plans, implements and reports the project in a professional way. The project is relevant to student’s studies and/or career plans. The student is able to update his plans and schedule when needed. He reports his working hours and is able to reflect his own professional development during the project.
Fail
The student is not able to plan, implement or report the project in a professional way. The content of the project is not relevant to his studies and/or career plans and has only a small amount of professional content. The planned schedule of the project is not followed and the plans are not updated during the project even when needed. The student does not report his work load or the results of his project.

Further information

Can be done anytime during studies after 1st study year.

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass
The student plans, implements and reports the project in a professional way. The project is relevant to student’s studies and/or career plans. The student is able to update his plans and schedule when needed. He reports his working hours and is able to reflect his own professional development during the project.
Fail
The student is not able to plan, implement or report the project in a professional way. The content of the project is not relevant to his studies and/or career plans and has only a small amount of professional content. The planned schedule of the project is not followed and the plans are not updated during the project even when needed. The student does not report his work load.

Assessment methods and criteria

Project plan.
The implementation of the project.
Report.

Qualifications

First year studies.

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

28.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Paula Välimäki
Student groups
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

Students will have spoken and written competence in using Swedish in both ordinary and in most common field-related situations. They will possess skills and terminology in obtaining and utilizing field-related information. They know how to develop their language skills so that the skills meet the demands of working life.
Students are able
- to tell about themselves, their education and job experience in Swedish and apply for a job in Swedish
- to communicate on the telephone and/or via e-mail
- to serve customers face to face
- to describe companies and their operations and/or the company's products and production
- to search and use field-related information in Swedish

Content

- telling about oneself and one's education
- job seeking, job interviews, CVs
- describing one's work environment, conditions and duties
- describing a company and its operations
- small talk
- telephone conversations and electronic communication
- meetings, guiding others, giving opinions and arguing in favour of those opinions
- customer-service situations
- presentation of products

Materials

Material provided by the teacher.

Teaching methods

Lessons. Oral and written tasks and assignments.
Group and pair work. Individual tasks.

Exam schedules

Exam at the end of the course. Retakes two weeks after the first exam, 2nd retake 1 month after the 1st retake. OR two or three smaller exams during the course. Retakes after the end of the course. This will be agreed at the course start.

Completion alternatives

Competence demonstration possible

Student workload

80 hours of student's work
30h lessons
50 hours independent work.

Further information

Minimum attendance 50% of lessons.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Students use simple structures and limited vocabulary but mistakes disturb understanding. They understand slow and clear speech and quite easy field-related texts. They manage predictable working life situations when assisted. Pronunciation influenced by other languages.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

.Students have a satisfactory command of grammatical structures and professional vocabulary.
They manage fairly well in most common predictable field-related situations. Understandable pronunciation.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Students have an excellent command of grammatical structures and professional vocabulary. They are active and can interact independently and fluently in written and oral field ?related situations. Pronunciation close to native speaker.

Assessment methods and criteria

Exams, assignments and oral presentations.

Qualifications

The student masters the central structures of Swedish.

Further information

Students should attend 80 % of the contact lessons. The minimum attendance 50 %.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 28.02.2024

Timing

18.03.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Harrison Okuogume
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • IGWIB24S
    Gateway to International Business
  • IB22B
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • IB22A

Objective

An introduction to the business environment and culture in Africa. Emphasis is on distinguishing between competition from local and foreign markets, the economic organizations and regional markets of Africa, the local and international legal environments of African business, and the cultural and behavioral conditions of African business.

Content

- understanding the role of cultural conditions that enhance or impair business in Africa
- identifying and understanding the role of regional economic organizations in Africa
- understanding the nature of distinct regional markets in Africa
- understanding and accessing the business opportunities and complexities of entering the African markets
- know and understand the nature of legal, monetary, and exchange systems in Africa

Materials

• ANY PURCHASE OF BOOKS WILL BE OPTIONAL TO STUDENT, but below are some books

• AFRICA’S BUSINESS REVOLUTION: How to succeed in the world's next big growth market. By Acha Leke, Mutsa Chironga & Georges Desvaux (2018). Harvard Business Review Press

• THE NEXT AFRICA. An Emerging Continent becomes a global powerhouse. By Jake Bright & Aubrey Hruby. (2015). Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press - New York.

Further readings and materials will be provided by the lecturer

Teaching methods

Lecturing
Class activities
Group or teamwork
Presentation

Student workload

There will be total of 81 hours.

- 20 hours for lecturing and in-class activities
- 53 hours for Individual or teams activities
- 8 hours for presentations

Content scheduling

• Introduction to African business environment - A continent on the move
• Rethinking the African business opportunities & how to win in Africa.
• Business opportunities in the African continent
• Business area to invest and opportunities in Africa.
• Entering the African markets
• African business cultural values and attitudes: hierarchy, time, relationships
• Doing Business with Africans (various national & regional perspectives)
• Challenges and solutions (Cross-cultural conflict) in doing business in Africa.
• Management and working styles for doing business in Africa.
• Understanding entrepreneurial & leadership in the context of Africa
• Explore the emerging African markets and identify future growth potential
• Leadership lesson from African perspectives

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has carried out work and participated as instructed. Students have a basic understanding of international business operations.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has carried out work well and participated actively. Students are able to apply information about forms of international business operations in the setting described.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out work to an excellent standard and participated actively and constructively. Students are creatively able to apply information about forms of international business operations in the setting described.

Assessment methods and criteria

% Grade
51 - 59 = 1
69 - 60 = 2
79 - 70 = 3
89 - 80 = 4
100 - 90 = 5

Qualifications

- Inter-cultural knowledge
- International business environment

Enrollment

09.01.2024 - 28.02.2024

Timing

19.02.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Harrison Okuogume
Student groups
  • IGWIB24S
    Gateway to International Business

Objective

Course Description:
An exploration of concepts and practices in Business-to-Business (B2B) Sales. Business-to-business (B2B) sales are more complex than business-to-consumer (B2C) sales. We have more competition at the B2B level, and more stakeholders. Salespeople are trying to sell to experienced buyers, who want the best product at the best price. But, with the right techniques, B2B can be the place where salespeople can shine. Students will learn exactly what it takes to be successful at business-to-business sales—whether you're moving from a B2C, B2B marketing role or just starting your career in sales.

Teaching material to be used in this course is collected from the best of the sales training companies and successful sales professionals. In general, the management of the course will create 21st-century B2B Sales Managers who use consultative sales as a weapon in their careers. There will be numerous ‘tests of understanding’, and role-plays inside the class that will be analyzed which will help the student to improve their sales skills.

Course objectives
To help students establish the right habits and competencies required of a salesperson to be successful. Provides insights into the skillset and personality of a successful salesperson; learn some tips on how to find prospects who want to buy what you sell, now; develop or improve telephone sales skills; improve interpersonal communication skills needed in B2B sales and know how to collaborate with the rest of the organization for ongoing success. Finally, students will know the tips for finding a B2B sales position.

Learning outcome
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: 1) understand diverse methods and practices of B2B sales, 2) understand how to find the right customers, add unique value, and help customers succeed, 3) understand how to establish strategic supplier status and become a customer's trusted advisor, 4) understand the role of the sales department within the B2B sales organization, 5) understand how to incorporate technology in managing B2B sales activities; 6) understand how to develop a sales strategy as an element of the overall B2B sales plan, 7) develop a liking towards a career in B2B Sales.

Content

- Exploration of concepts and practices in Business-to-Business (B2B) Sales
- Changes in buying and selling in B2B trade
- Skillset and personality of a successful salesperson
- Sales models - sales indicators and metrics
- Understanding customer and sales skills
- Contacting the customer and preparing for the sales meeting
- Customer care and modern sales work
- Renovating your LinkedIn profile
- LinkedIn as a tool for B2B sales + Social Selling
- B2B sales, from meeting with prospects to closing the deal
- Utilization of technology in B2B sales
- Tips for finding a B2B sales position
- Managing oneself

Materials

Further readings and materials will be provided by the lecturer

More readings to be informed.

Teaching methods

Lecturing
Class activities
Group or teamwork
Presentation
Visiting lecturer from social media company and or expert in B2B sales

Student workload

There will be total of 135 hours.

- 32 hours for lecturing and in-class activities
- 95 hours for Individual or teams activities
- 8 hours for presentations

Content scheduling

• Exploration of concepts and practices in Business-to-Business (B2B) Sales
• Changes in buying and selling in B2B trade
• Skillset and personality of a successful salesperson
• Sales models - sales indicators and metrics
• Understanding customer and sales skills
• Contacting the customer and preparing for the sales meeting
• Customer care and modern sales work
• Renovating your LinkedIn profile
• LinkedIn as a tool for B2B sales + Social Selling
• B2B sales, from meeting with prospects to closing the deal
• Utilization of technology in B2B sales
• Tips for finding a B2B sales position
• Managing oneself

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Students participate in the class lectures and they know the basic concepts of business-to-business (B2B) sales.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Students have a good knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts, and processes that characterize B2B sales and organizational buying behavior.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student participates in all the lectures actively, including team projects, assignments, presentations, and examinations. A B2B sales presentation and the exam are done at an excellent level, and they are in line with the Business-to-Business (B2B) sales plan and activities.

Assessment methods and criteria

% Grade
51 - 59 = 1
69 - 60 = 2
79 - 70 = 3
89 - 80 = 4
100 - 90 = 5

Enrollment

15.12.2023 - 22.04.2024

Timing

20.05.2024 - 24.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Margit Mannila
Student groups
  • VVO

Objective

The student can describe and apply the process of turning new ideas and innovations into a profitable business. The student can use the help of external experts in development work.

Content

Students participate in Camp Noste with their business idea /company/product or service industry. If the student doesn’t have an idea, we give one. The aim of the course is to develop a product, service, or business idea and the best possible business model through the business development process. Idea will be tested and sparred with the help of experts in various fields. Themes include Business idea clarification, concept building, commercialization, team building, networks, sales and marketing, IPR, and pitching.
The course also includes a brief introduction to the Finnish business environment.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

The student has participated in the process stages according to the instructions.

Further information

100% attendance at studies, because the course is conducted in a seminar and workshop type.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 31.05.2024

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Päivi Uitti
Student groups
  • IB22A

Objective

Students are able to
- plan their studies in accordance with their own career plans
- develop their job seeking skills in different ways
- identify their own career opportunities
- anticipate the changing needs of working life
- identify the effects of multiculturalism and globalisation on working life and interaction
- function in an international operational environment and make use of international networks
- plan their personal internationalisation in studies and working life

Content

rules of working life and working life skills
- anticipating the needs of future working life
- career planning and job seeking skills
- goal-oriented planning of studies from the viewpoint of the student’s own career plans
- personal internationalisation planning
- opportunities of study and training abroad
- international operational environment and multiculturalism
- international networks

Materials

Materials are provided by lecturer (in Moodle)

Teaching methods

Lectures, assignments, group work, presentations, online learning, guided exercises

Student workload

54 hours, which consists of 20 hours of contact teaching, 34 hours of independent assignments and exercises

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Pass: The student participates in the classes of the course and shows the knowledge and skills listed in the learning outcomes in class and by completing the required course assignments.
Fail: The student does not reach the learning outcomes of the course and is not able to show required knowledge and skills

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass: The student participates in the classes of the course and shows the knowledge and skills listed in the learning outcomes in class and/or by completing the required course assignments.

Fail: The student does not reach the learning outcomes of the course and is not able to show required knowledge and skills

Assessment methods and criteria

Participating in lectures, completing assignments and exercises.

Qualifications

Course: Studying in an University of Applied Sciences

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 26.05.2024

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Päivi Uitti
Student groups
  • IB22B

Objective

Students are able to
- plan their studies in accordance with their own career plans
- develop their job seeking skills in different ways
- identify their own career opportunities
- anticipate the changing needs of working life
- identify the effects of multiculturalism and globalisation on working life and interaction
- function in an international operational environment and make use of international networks
- plan their personal internationalisation in studies and working life

Content

rules of working life and working life skills
- anticipating the needs of future working life
- career planning and job seeking skills
- goal-oriented planning of studies from the viewpoint of the student’s own career plans
- personal internationalisation planning
- opportunities of study and training abroad
- international operational environment and multiculturalism
- international networks

Materials

Materials are provided by lecturer (in Moodle)

Teaching methods

Lectures, assignments, group work, presentations, online learning, guided exercises

Student workload

54 hours, which consists of 20 hours of contact teaching, 34 hours of independent assignments and exercises

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Pass: The student participates in the classes of the course and shows the knowledge and skills listed in the learning outcomes in class and by completing the required course assignments.
Fail: The student does not reach the learning outcomes of the course and is not able to show required knowledge and skills

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass: The student participates in the classes of the course and shows the knowledge and skills listed in the learning outcomes in class and/or by completing the required course assignments.

Fail: The student does not reach the learning outcomes of the course and is not able to show required knowledge and skills

Assessment methods and criteria

Participating in lectures, completing assignments and exercises.

Qualifications

Course: Studying in an University of Applied Sciences

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 28.02.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 05.04.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Dario Liberona
Student groups
  • IGWIB24S
    Gateway to International Business
  • IB21

Objective

Students will be able to understand sustainability concepts and main problems, they will be able to develop a basic Circular Economy plan adapting business models and using Circular Economy generic strategies. Also will know about Climate diplomacy and policies in Europe.

Content

- Sustainability problems and concepts
- Circular Economy Basic concepts
- About Finland circular economy Road Map
- About Climate Diplomacy
- Circular economy basic strategies and business models
- General steps to develop a circular economy plan

Location and time

Classrooms

Teaching methods

Reading Material
Case Solving /presentation
Active Class discussions
Videos
Final Report
Moodle Exams

Student workload

16 class hours
20 Research Hours
60 Preparation Hours

Content scheduling

Sustainability Problems presentation
Reading Material
Case Solving /presentation
Personal CE decisions and Sustainability
Circular Economy Basic Plan
Class discussions
Final Report

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has participated actively in the course. Student has shown in the course ability to comprehend the basic concepts of the course: Student has been able to use the basic concepts of the course in the assignments.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has carried out work very well and participated actively and constructively. Student has shown in the course ability to comprehend the concepts of the course and apply the concepts in practical business cases: Student has been able to develop solutions in the assignments of the course.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out work to an excellent standard and participated actively and constructively. Student has shown in the course ability to comprehend the concepts of the course and apply the concepts in practical business cases: Student has been able to develop creative solutions in the assignment of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment scale:
51-59 1
60-69 2
70-79 3
80-89 4
90-100 5

Qualifications

Business and entrepreneurship, Introduction to Economics

Enrollment

01.08.2023 - 24.09.2023

Timing

18.09.2023 - 31.12.2023

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Agri-food Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Automation Engineering
Teachers
  • Christopher Hudson
Student groups
  • MRN23
    Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing

Objective

The student can
- act adequately in different public presentation and group communication situations
- act in interactive situations in digital environments, too
- analyse and assess communication skills as part of professional growth
- produce formal style text and apply SeAMK’s Instructions for Written Work

Content

- Communication style analysis
- Public presentation skills and interaction
- Group communication skills (e.g., meetings and negotiations, incl. online)
- Principles of a digital environment and interaction
- Production of formal style texts
- SeAMK’s Instructions for Written Work

Materials

Moodle material
Web-based literature
Academic journals

Teaching methods

Independent study
Written an spoken assignments
Peer assessment

Student workload

81 hours

Further information

80% attendance of class or grade affected.

50% minimum

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student can communicate in a sender-focused manner: they cannot pay sufficient attention to the goal, receiver, or situation. Text structure is incoherent and illogical, and argumentation is biased and scarce. Illustration is limited and irrelevant. The student can only assess their communication from the perspective of the sender of the message. They recognise the principles of digital communication only partially.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

In their communication, the student can only partially pay attention to the goal, situation, and the receiver of the message. Can maintain interaction in communication. Recognises to some extent the cultural-specific character of communication. Can take the principles of digital communication into account. Text structure is mainly clear and consistent, and argumentation is varied and trustworthy. Illustration is adequate. The student can assess their communication to some extent and partly in a realistic way.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

In their communication, the student can pay attention to the goal, situation, and the receiver of the message in a commendable and convincing manner, they can act responsibly and according to the agreed principles. Interaction in communication is very skilful. Can recognise the cultural-specific character of communication. Masters the policies of digital communication and can apply them. Text structure is typical of the genre, text is logical, clear, coherent, and argumentation is varied, unbiased, and convincing. consistent, and argumentation is varied and trustworthy. Illustration is adequate, efficient, and thought-out. The student can assess their own communication in a varied and realistic way from the perspective of the goal, purpose, receiver, and their own professional field.

Assessment methods and criteria

Teacher based assessment of work produced
Peer review

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 17.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Agri-food Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Automation Engineering
Teachers
  • Christopher Hudson
Student groups
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

The student can
- act adequately in different public presentation and group communication situations
- act in interactive situations in digital environments, too
- analyse and assess communication skills as part of professional growth
- produce formal style text and apply SeAMK’s Instructions for Written Work

Content

- Communication style analysis
- Public presentation skills and interaction
- Group communication skills (e.g., meetings and negotiations, incl. online)
- Principles of a digital environment and interaction
- Production of formal style texts
- SeAMK’s Instructions for Written Work

Materials

Moodle material
Web-based literature
Academic journals

Teaching methods

Independent study
Written an spoken assignments
Peer assessment

Student workload

81 hours

Further information

80% attendance of class or grade affected.

50% minimum

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student can communicate in a sender-focused manner: they cannot pay sufficient attention to the goal, receiver, or situation. Text structure is incoherent and illogical, and argumentation is biased and scarce. Illustration is limited and irrelevant. The student can only assess their communication from the perspective of the sender of the message. They recognise the principles of digital communication only partially.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

In their communication, the student can only partially pay attention to the goal, situation, and the receiver of the message. Can maintain interaction in communication. Recognises to some extent the cultural-specific character of communication. Can take the principles of digital communication into account. Text structure is mainly clear and consistent, and argumentation is varied and trustworthy. Illustration is adequate. The student can assess their communication to some extent and partly in a realistic way.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

In their communication, the student can pay attention to the goal, situation, and the receiver of the message in a commendable and convincing manner, they can act responsibly and according to the agreed principles. Interaction in communication is very skilful. Can recognise the cultural-specific character of communication. Masters the policies of digital communication and can apply them. Text structure is typical of the genre, text is logical, clear, coherent, and argumentation is varied, unbiased, and convincing. consistent, and argumentation is varied and trustworthy. Illustration is adequate, efficient, and thought-out. The student can assess their own communication in a varied and realistic way from the perspective of the goal, purpose, receiver, and their own professional field.

Assessment methods and criteria

Teacher based assessment of work produced
Peer review

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 22.03.2024

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Christopher Hudson
Scheduling groups
  • Pienryhmä 1 (Size: 40. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Pienryhmä 2 (Size: 40. Open UAS: 0.)
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Education groups
  • Small group 1
  • Small group 2

Objective

The student can
- act adequately in different public presentation and group communication situations
- act in interactive situations in digital environments, too
- analyse and assess communication skills as part of professional growth
- produce formal style text and apply SeAMK’s Instructions for Written Work

Content

- Communication style analysis
- Public presentation skills and interaction
- Group communication skills (e.g., meetings and negotiations, incl. online)
- Principles of a digital environment and interaction
- Production of formal style texts
- SeAMK’s Instructions for Written Work

Materials

Moodle material
Web-based literature
Academic journals

Teaching methods

Independent study
Written an spoken assignments
Peer assessment

Student workload

81 h

Further information

80% attendance of class or grade affected.

50% minimum

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student can communicate in a sender-focused manner: they cannot pay sufficient attention to the goal, receiver, or situation. Text structure is incoherent and illogical, and argumentation is biased and scarce. Illustration is limited and irrelevant. The student can only assess their communication from the perspective of the sender of the message. They recognise the principles of digital communication only partially.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

In their communication, the student can only partially pay attention to the goal, situation, and the receiver of the message. Can maintain interaction in communication. Recognises to some extent the cultural-specific character of communication. Can take the principles of digital communication into account. Text structure is mainly clear and consistent, and argumentation is varied and trustworthy. Illustration is adequate. The student can assess their communication to some extent and partly in a realistic way.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

In their communication, the student can pay attention to the goal, situation, and the receiver of the message in a commendable and convincing manner, they can act responsibly and according to the agreed principles. Interaction in communication is very skilful. Can recognise the cultural-specific character of communication. Masters the policies of digital communication and can apply them. Text structure is typical of the genre, text is logical, clear, coherent, and argumentation is varied, unbiased, and convincing. consistent, and argumentation is varied and trustworthy. Illustration is adequate, efficient, and thought-out. The student can assess their own communication in a varied and realistic way from the perspective of the goal, purpose, receiver, and their own professional field.

Assessment methods and criteria

Teacher based assessment of work produced
Peer review

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 21.02.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 17.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Viljo Arohonka
Student groups
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

The student is acquainted with Finnish judicial system and its most important concepts. Student knows the process of making contracts and is aware of the critical rules of credit and collateral security systems. After approved accomplishment the student can solve simple law cases and has learned analytical perspective to judicial manners. The student is also able to find judicial information from different sources and masters the most important judicial concepts. Student can effectively participate in a contract negotiation as a negotiation partner and is also able to draw up a consist contract, which does not have issues with interpretation. Student understands the status of debtor and the meaning of loan security and pledge.

Content

- Finnish judicial system
- judicial concepts
- contract law
- commercial law
- consumer law
- obligations to creditors and loans pledges.

Materials

All material needed provided in Moodle.

Teaching methods

The course is a web course. There is an opening lecture in classroom and one in yhe middle of the course. Material, tests and exam in Moodle.

Student workload

81 h including lectures and exercises.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has carried out work and participated as instructed. The student can name and explain at least some of the Finnish judicial system. The student can give some examples of contract making technique of and understand the meaning of law applying at a satisfactory level

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has completed the given tasks well and actively participated in the course. The student is able to name and explain the main themes of the Finnish legal system. The student is able to give examples of contract techniques and analyze their significance in the application of the law. The student is able to apply the law at a good level

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has completed the given tasks commendably and has actively and constructively participated in the course. The student is able to name and explain the main themes of the Finnish legal system. The student is able to give examples of different contract techniques from the point of view of applying the law. The student is able to evaluate and understand the significance of the application of different laws in practice at a commendable level.

Assessment methods and criteria

Evaluation is based on assignments, participation and exam.

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 21.02.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 17.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Viljo Arohonka
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

The student is acquainted with Finnish judicial system and its most important concepts. Student knows the process of making contracts and is aware of the critical rules of credit and collateral security systems. After approved accomplishment the student can solve simple law cases and has learned analytical perspective to judicial manners. The student is also able to find judicial information from different sources and masters the most important judicial concepts. Student can effectively participate in a contract negotiation as a negotiation partner and is also able to draw up a consist contract, which does not have issues with interpretation. Student understands the status of debtor and the meaning of loan security and pledge.

Content

- Finnish judicial system
- judicial concepts
- contract law
- commercial law
- consumer law
- obligations to creditors and loans pledges.

Materials

Material provided in Moodle.

Teaching methods

The course is a web course. There is an opening lecture in classroom and one in yhe middle of the course. Material, tests and exam in Moodle.

Student workload

81 hrs including assignments and lectures.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has carried out work and participated as instructed. The student can name and explain at least some of the Finnish judicial system. The student can give some examples of contract making technique of and understand the meaning of law applying at a satisfactory level

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has completed the given tasks well and actively participated in the course. The student is able to name and explain the main themes of the Finnish legal system. The student is able to give examples of contract techniques and analyze their significance in the application of the law. The student is able to apply the law at a good level

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has completed the given tasks commendably and has actively and constructively participated in the course. The student is able to name and explain the main themes of the Finnish legal system. The student is able to give examples of different contract techniques from the point of view of applying the law. The student is able to evaluate and understand the significance of the application of different laws in practice at a commendable level.

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 21.02.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Cory Isaacs
Student groups
  • IB22A

Objective

Students will know the dynamics of cross-cultural interaction in business contexts and acquire skills in confronting various cultures and culture shock in professional environments. Students get familiar with business etiquette, communication and negotiations in international business environment. Students can find international and academic sources related to course tasks.

Content

- Research about culture differences
- Business etiquette
- Intercultural communication
- Negotiations in business
- National characteristics and stereotypes

Materials

- Material provided by the teacher
- Gesteland Richard R. (2012) Cross-Cultural Business Behavior Copenhagen Business School Press. Online EBRARY book, 374 pages
- Hofstede, G. (2001). Culture's consequences comparing values, behaviors, institutions and organizations across nations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications cop.
- Browaeys and Price, Understanding Cross-cultural Management 3rd Edition. Pearson Education (2015).

Teaching methods

- Lectures and Guided Practice
- Independent work
- Face-to-face teaching
- Guided web-studies
- Role play
- Poster Presentations
- Exam

Student workload

135 hours = 5 credits
- 24 hours of lectures and guided practice
- 111 hours of independent work.
Students are free to decide on their own and within their groups how to use the 111 hours in regards to completing the course tasks and reading the course book.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The final exam, role play, and classroom performance are of a passable level in terms of knowledge, skills and their further professional application.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The final exam, role play, and classroom performance are at a good level in terms of knowledge, skills and their further professional application. The student demonstrates an emerging ability for autonomous professional development in the field of study.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The final exam, role play, and classroom performance are at an excellent level in terms of knowledge, skills and their further application. The student is clearly capable of autonomous professional development and the application of his/her knowledge and skills in the field of study.

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam 100% - Held in the EXAM room on campus
- Role play (Pass/Fail)

Students must also complete all course tasks and homework assignments.
Failure to complete all course material will result in a lower grade or your final grade being withheld until all tasks are complete at an acceptable level.

Qualifications

Basic studies

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 21.02.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Cory Isaacs
Student groups
  • IB22B

Objective

Students will know the dynamics of cross-cultural interaction in business contexts and acquire skills in confronting various cultures and culture shock in professional environments. Students get familiar with business etiquette, communication and negotiations in international business environment. Students can find international and academic sources related to course tasks.

Content

- Research about culture differences
- Business etiquette
- Intercultural communication
- Negotiations in business
- National characteristics and stereotypes

Materials

- Material provided by the teacher
- Gesteland Richard R. (2012) Cross-Cultural Business Behavior Copenhagen Business School Press. Online EBRARY book, 374 pages
- Hofstede, G. (2001). Culture's consequences comparing values, behaviors, institutions and organizations across nations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications cop.
- Browaeys and Price, Understanding Cross-cultural Management 3rd Edition. Pearson Education (2015).

Teaching methods

- Lectures and Guided Practice
- Independent work
- Face-to-face teaching
- Guided web-studies
- Role play
- Poster Presentations
- Exam

Student workload

135 hours = 5 credits
- 24 hours of lectures and guided practice
- 111 hours of independent work.
Students are free to decide on their own and within their groups how to use the 111 hours in regards to completing the course tasks and reading the course book.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The final exam, role play, and classroom performance are of a passable level in terms of knowledge, skills and their further professional application.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The final exam, role play, and classroom performance are at a good level in terms of knowledge, skills and their further professional application. The student demonstrates an emerging ability for autonomous professional development in the field of study.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The final exam, role play, and classroom performance are at an excellent level in terms of knowledge, skills and their further application. The student is clearly capable of autonomous professional development and the application of his/her knowledge and skills in the field of study.

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam 100% - Held in the EXAM room on campus
- Role play (Pass/Fail)

Students must also complete all course tasks and homework assignments.
Failure to complete all course material will result in a lower grade or your final grade being withheld until all tasks are complete at an acceptable level.

Qualifications

Basic studies

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 01.11.2023

Timing

06.11.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Miia Koski
Student groups
  • IGWIB23F
    Gateway to International Business
  • IB21

Objective

The student knows challenges of operative marketing in cross-cultural business. Student is able to decide the level of product adaptation and standardization in international context. He/she is aware of the impact of culture on international marketing campaign design. The student can evaluate international advertising forms and styles and choose successful ones for target cultures and markets. Student knows how culture effects on communication style, media selection, delivery channels, cross-cultural branding and marketing materials (such as website design and structure, the choice of visual elements in marketing materials and body-language and marketing message formulation) in international context.

Content

- Challenges of operative marketing in international business
- Adapting product or service according to cultural needs
- Standardization versus adaptation
- Cross-cultural branding
- Message, language and translations
- International marketing channels
- Media development and availability
- Cultural website structure and design
- Culture theories - effect on communication style
- Impact of culture on international marketing campaign design
- International advertising forms and use of them in various cultures.
- Culture theories - choosing suitable international advertising style.
- Cross-cultural communication and marketing material production

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student recognizes challenges of operative marketing in cross-cultural business. He/she can decide the level of product adaptation and standardization. Student can describe international advertising forms and styles. Student knows the challenges of cross-cultural communication style, media selection, delivery channels and branding.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student recognizes challenges of operative marketing in cross-cultural business. He/she can decide the level of product adaptation and standardization. He/she can design international marketing campaign. Student can describe international advertising forms and styles. Student can plan communication style, media selection, delivery channels, branding, and marketing materials for cross-cultural business

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student recognizes challenges of operative marketing in cross-cultural business. He/she can decide the level of product adaptation and standardization. He/she can design international marketing campaign in international context. Student knows international advertising forms and styles and can choose successful ones for target markets. Student can plan communication style, media selection, delivery channels, branding and marketing materials according to needs and preferences of specific cultures.

Qualifications

Basic studies

Enrollment

24.08.2023 - 08.01.2024

Timing

22.01.2024 - 08.03.2024

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

10 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Kimmo Kulmala
Student groups
  • IGWIB24S
    Gateway to International Business
  • IB21

Objective

Students are able to follow current trends in digital transformation and business. Students can find information about changing trends independently.

Content

- Information seeking and reporting about trends in digital business
- Essay and presentation

Materials

Given by the lecturer

Teaching methods

Online learning and seminars

Student workload

Seminars 12h
Self-study 42h

realization.localizedApproveRejectDescription

Attendance and assignments completed

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass: The student participates in classes actively. The student writes an acceptable essay about given subject on time. She/he is able to create and present a presentation following given instructions.

Fail: The student has not completed all tasks successfully or some of them are missing.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assignments, reports and presentations.

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Attendance and assignments incomplete

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 28.02.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Nicolas Martinez
Student groups
  • IGWIB24S
    Gateway to International Business
  • IB21

Objective

Students can explain key terms related to information security and privacy. Students are able to assess the security from the individual and the organizational point of view. Students are able to protect computers against security threats.

Student know essential laws and regulations on digital business. Student know which legal frameworks apply in both consumer and B2B digital business.

Content

- key concepts in computer security and privacy
- security threats and risks
- protecting from security threats
- essential laws and regulations on digital business on the level of Finland and EU

Materials

Material provided by teachers

Teaching methods

Lecutures and assignments

Exam schedules

There is no exam on this course.

Student workload

Contact lectures: 20h
Independent work: 88h
Total: 4 x 27h = 108h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Students are able to list the information security and privacy related to the key concepts. Students are able to list the key security threats. Students are able to improve computer's security under guidance. Students are able to understand basic issues in digital regulations on national and EU level.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Students are able to describe the main workstation, LAN and Internet security threats. They are able to describe the security of both the individual and the organization's point of view. Students can improve the security of your computer. Students are able to understand essential issues in digital regulations on national and EU level. They are able to find information about regulations.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student can explain the data security and data protection related to the key concepts. Students are able to assess the security of both the individual and the organization's point of view. Students are able to assess the workstation and network security. Students are able to protect computers against various threats. Students can understand issues in digital regulations on national and EU level. They are able to find information about regulations and to apply the regulations in practice.

Assessment methods and criteria

Course is evaluated by assignments:
- 50% Data Security
- 50% Digital Law

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Students are able to list the information security and privacy related to the key concepts. Students are able to list the key security threats. Students are able to improve computer's security under guidance. Students are able to understand basic issues in digital regulations on national and EU level.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Students are able to describe the main workstation, LAN and Internet security threats. They are able to describe the security of both the individual and the organization's point of view. Students can improve the security of your computer. Students are able to understand essential issues in digital regulations on national and EU level. They are able to find information about regulations.

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

The student can explain the data security and data protection related to the key concepts. Students are able to assess the security of both the individual and the organization's point of view. Students are able to assess the workstation and network security. Students are able to protect computers against various threats. Students can understand issues in digital regulations on national and EU level. They are able to find information about regulations and to apply the regulations in practice.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

15.01.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Nicolas Martinez
Student groups
  • IB22A

Objective

Students learn to see the big picture of a company's processes with regard to digitalization. Students know how to recognize processes and how to digitize them.

Content

· Digitalization in business and financial management
· Digitalization in production and service management
· Digitalization in sales and marketing
· Customer Relationship Management

Materials

Lecture slides and Odoo videos

Teaching methods

Lectures, Lecture Exercises and homework

Student workload

Lectures and exercises 24h, group work and independent work 111 h.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to recognize business processes and describe their stage of digitalization. He/she knows the basics of digital tools used in some of the processes.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to recognize business processes and describe their stage of digitalization. He/she is able to use digital tools in central business processes.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to recognize business processes and describe their stage of digitalization. He/she is able to use digital tools in central business processes. He/she is able to find ways of making processes more efficient and financially feasible by means of digitalization.

Assessment methods and criteria

Group Work, Lecture exercises and learning diary

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

15.01.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Nicolas Martinez
Student groups
  • IB22B

Objective

Students learn to see the big picture of a company's processes with regard to digitalization. Students know how to recognize processes and how to digitize them.

Content

· Digitalization in business and financial management
· Digitalization in production and service management
· Digitalization in sales and marketing
· Customer Relationship Management

Materials

Lecture slides and Odoo videos

Teaching methods

Lectures, Lecture Exercises and homework

Student workload

Lectures and exercises 24h, group work and independent work 111 h.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to recognize business processes and describe their stage of digitalization. He/she knows the basics of digital tools used in some of the processes.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to recognize business processes and describe their stage of digitalization. He/she is able to use digital tools in central business processes.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to recognize business processes and describe their stage of digitalization. He/she is able to use digital tools in central business processes. He/she is able to find ways of making processes more efficient and financially feasible by means of digitalization.

Assessment methods and criteria

Group Work, Lecture exercises and learning diary

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 28.02.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Katri Juppi
Student groups
  • IGWIB24S
    Gateway to International Business
  • IB21

Objective

The student is able to design and implement content for digital platforms. He/she manage producing, processing and publishing of digital text (story telling), image, audio and video. The student masters the utilization of social media in business and is able to utilize various software of digital content creation. The student is able to maintain social media services and to help driving traffic to the website.

Content

- producing, processing and publishing of digital text (story telling), image, audio and video.
- various software of digital content creation
- maintenance of social media services
- SEO tools and practices

Materials

Lectures, material available online (videos, articles, researches, eBooks, Google Digital Carage...).

Teaching methods

Flipped learning, group work: producing digital marketing material for the case company, individual assignments.

Exam schedules

No exam.

Student workload

4 x 27 = 108 h.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has participated actively in the course. Student has shown in the course ability to comprehend the basic concepts of the course: Student has been able to use the basic concepts of the course in the assignments.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has carried out work very well and participated actively and constructively. Student has shown in the course ability to comprehend the concepts of the course and apply the concepts in practical business cases: Student has been able to develop solutions in the assignments of the course.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out work to an excellent standard and participated actively and constructively. Student has shown in the course ability to comprehend the concepts of the course and apply the concepts in practical business cases: Student has been able to develop creative solutions in the assignment of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

Individual assignment, group work (digital content creation), active participation.

Qualifications

Basic studies

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Katri Juppi
  • Nicolas Martinez
Student groups
  • IGWCM23F
    Gateway to Cultural Management Studies
  • IGWIB23F
    Gateway to International Business
  • IB21

Objective

Students are able to explain the most important forms of digital marketing. They will be able to promote business online using a variety of channels, e.g. search, social, video, e-mail, and display. Students are able to use different marketing tools, a.o. photo editing and publishing software.

Students will be able to recognize the opportunities of social media in business and marketing communication. Students will be competent in producing texts in social media and using social media as a channel of business communication and marketing.

Students will learn to analyze target customers' media habits and purchasing decision process in digital media. Students will be able to choose relevant media channels and communication style according to customer needs and marketing budget. Students will learn to analyze return on media investment and follow competitors' digital marketing strategies.

Content

- Definitions and terminology
- Social media channels
- Different ways to use social media in business communication and marketing
- Digital marketing tools
- Digital marketing software
- Understanding target customers’ media habits
- Target customers’ purhasing decision process
- Relevant media selection and marketing budget

Materials

Material provided by teachers

Teaching methods

Lectures, flipped learning, individual work, group work

Exam schedules

There is no exam in this course.

Student workload

5 x 27 = 135h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the basics of digital marketing, social media and different online marketing tools, but needs help in applying them in practice.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows well digital marketing, social media and different online marketing tools and can apply some of them in practice. The student knows the basics of digital marketing, social media and different online marketing tools, but needs help in applying them in practice.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is capable of planning the digital marketing, social media and the use of online marketing tools and is capable of using them in practice. The student can analyze and develop digital marketing.

Assessment methods and criteria

Group Work, individual assignments

Qualifications

Basic Studies of Bachelor of Business Administration

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.09.2023

Timing

16.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Katri Juppi
  • Nicolas Martinez
Student groups
  • IGWIB23F
    Gateway to International Business
  • IB21

Objective

Learning outcomes
The student can
- Understand the role of digital marketing metrics in marketing and business context.
- Explain the basic principles and process of digital marketing metrics.
- Understand the KPIs used in the measurement of digital marketing
- Understand the tools used in applying digital marketing metrics
- Present the basic knowledge and skills needed in building digital marketing metrics

Content

Contents
- Organizational context of digital marketing metrics
- Concepts of digital marketing metrics
- Recognizing different KPIs
- Tools for measuring digital marketing
- Planning, implementing, and maintaining a digital marketing dashboard
- Risks and challenges in digital marketing metrics
- Digital marketing metrics as communication and management tool

Materials

Online material & material provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

Flipped learning, group work, individual assignments

Student workload

4 x 27 = 108 hours

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student can name and define the digital marketing KPIs, and tools used to produce them. Student can explain digital marketing measurement process.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student can explain digital marketing KPIs, and tools used to produce them. Student can explain well the digital marketing metrics measurement, analysis, and management process. Student has basic skills in the use of digital marketing metrics tools.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student can name and define very well the digital marketing KPIs, and tools used to produce them. Student can explain very well the digital marketing metrics measurement, analysis, and management process. Student can independently use of digital marketing metrics tools.

Assessment methods and criteria

Participation in group work, completing the individual assignment

Qualifications

- Digital Marketing
- Digital Business Processes

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

06.11.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Nicolas Martinez
Student groups
  • IB22A

Objective

Student is aware of the reasons, which create pressure for digitisation in companies. Student knows digital business models and can apply them as options, when developing existing businesses. Student can analyze companies and their need for digitization. He/she can develop existing business models. Student is able to develop new digital options for revenue logic, customer journey and value proposition for traditionally operating companies.

Content

- Digital disruption in companies
- New digital business models
- Analyzing the need for digitization
- Possibilities for new revenue logics
- Digital customer journey funnels
- Digital value propositions
- Developing current business model and revenue logic
. Creating a digital value chain and a-value proposition

Materials

Teacher provides materials and relevant articles

Teaching methods

Lectures, workshops, groupwork

Student workload

3 ECTS x 27h = 81 hours

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Student recognizes the reasons, which create pressure for digitization in companies. Student can describe various digital business models. Student can describe new revenue logic, customer journey and value proposition in digital business.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Student recognizes the reasons, which create pressure for digitization in companies. Student can describe digital business models and can apply them as options when he/she develops existing businesses. Student can analyze companies and their need for digitization. Student knows new revenue logic and can analyze customer journey and value proposition in digital business

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Student recognizes the reasons, which create pressure for digitization in companies. Student can describe digital business models and can apply them as options, when he/she develops existing businesses. Student can analyze companies and their need for digitization. He/she can develop existing business models. Student is able to develop new digital options for revenue logic, customer journey and value proposition for traditionally operating companies.

Assessment methods and criteria

Groupwork, Cases and exam

Qualifications

Basic studies

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

06.11.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Nicolas Martinez
Student groups
  • IB22B

Objective

Student is aware of the reasons, which create pressure for digitisation in companies. Student knows digital business models and can apply them as options, when developing existing businesses. Student can analyze companies and their need for digitization. He/she can develop existing business models. Student is able to develop new digital options for revenue logic, customer journey and value proposition for traditionally operating companies.

Content

- Digital disruption in companies
- New digital business models
- Analyzing the need for digitization
- Possibilities for new revenue logics
- Digital customer journey funnels
- Digital value propositions
- Developing current business model and revenue logic
. Creating a digital value chain and a-value proposition

Materials

Teacher provides materials and relevant articles

Teaching methods

Lectures, workshops, groupwork

Student workload

3 ECTS x 27h = 81 hours

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Student recognizes the reasons, which create pressure for digitization in companies. Student can describe various digital business models. Student can describe new revenue logic, customer journey and value proposition in digital business.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Student recognizes the reasons, which create pressure for digitization in companies. Student can describe digital business models and can apply them as options when he/she develops existing businesses. Student can analyze companies and their need for digitization. Student knows new revenue logic and can analyze customer journey and value proposition in digital business

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Student recognizes the reasons, which create pressure for digitization in companies. Student can describe digital business models and can apply them as options, when he/she develops existing businesses. Student can analyze companies and their need for digitization. He/she can develop existing business models. Student is able to develop new digital options for revenue logic, customer journey and value proposition for traditionally operating companies.

Assessment methods and criteria

Groupwork, Cases and exam

Qualifications

Basic studies

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 07.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

1 - 25

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Kaija-Liisa Kivimäki
Student groups
  • IB22B
  • IB22A

Objective

The student is able to work and perform in an international professional team promoting a product and a company. The student is able to manage product communication on a professional level both in spoken and in written. The student can manage and sustain personal professional development in English according to the principles of lifelong learning.

Content

- Developing and enhancing business communication skills in English
- Intercultural competence at work
- Product and company promotion
- Sales negotiations

Materials

To be announced via the Moodle system.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student completes all assigned work within the given submission periods. The level of the input remains modest. Simple structures, limited professional vocabulary, mistakes disturb understanding.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student completes all assigned work within the given submission periods. The level of the input is mostly of good quality in terms of both spoken and written English.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student completes all assigned work within the given submission periods. The level of the input demonstrates a skillful use of professional language in terms of both spoken and written English.

Qualifications

The course is aimed at students who study English as a second language. (Not for students with English as a mother tongue or the official language of education). The course is ideal for Gateway students as well as 2 and 3 year students of the business school.

Further information

The course yields 1 virtual credit.
Evaluation criteria: A general rule concerning attendance in lessons will be applied. To receive the credit, a student will attend the minimum of 50 % of all contact lessons. If a student is absent for more than 20 % of the total, the final grade will be automatically lowered.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 23.02.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Katri Juppi
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • IGWIB24S
    Gateway to International Business
  • IB21
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

Students are able to explain the significance of web services for enterprises and other organisations. They can design and create web sites using HTML5 markup language, CSS and web publishing program. Students are able to publish web pages on the Internet. They will be able to assess the usability of existing electronic stores. Students can design and implement an electronic store containing the basic shopping functions as a part of the online services of a company.

Content

- Tools for designing and implementing standard-based online services
- Online services implementation (HTML5, CSS, web publishing software, web content management system)
- Publication of a website
- Specifications and usability of an electronic store
- Planning, implementing and maintaining an electronic store

Materials

Material provided by teacher, online material, video tutorials, WordPress & WooCommerce guides

Teaching methods

- Contact session: lectures & group work
- Independent work

Student workload

5 x 27 = 135h.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Students are able to define the basic concepts of online business. Students are able to create simple web pages and online store using web publishing and e-commerce software. They can write and use basic HTML5 and CSS stylesheet codes. They are able to publish web pages on a web server.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Students are able to implement and publish web pages using a web publishing software and HTML5 and CSS style sheet language. Students are able to implement online store using available e-commerce software. Students are able to pay attention to the usability of websites implementation.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Students are able to design, implement and publish a website and online store using different techniques. Students can consider a website for usability and accessibility. Students are able to assess the significance of the site for business.

Assessment methods and criteria

Group work (e-commerce), individual assignments.

Qualifications

Information and Communication Technology (ICT Skills)

Enrollment

01.08.2023 - 15.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Christopher Hudson
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

Learning outcomes of the course
The student is able to use English standard language in spoken and written communication situations. They are also to some extent acquainted with the field-specific vocabulary needed in studies. They know and can use several language tools and resources which can help to improve their language skills.

Content

Language structures and grammar
Spoken exercises and pronunciation
Writing and reading activities
Language tools

Materials

Moodle material

Teaching methods

Independent study, written an spoken assignments

Student workload

54 h

Further information

80% attendance of class or grade affected.
50% minimum

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass:
Students use simple structures and limited vocabulary in spoken and written communication. Mistakes may to some extent disturb understanding. They understand slow and clear speech and field-related texts and manage reasonably well in familiar everyday situations. The pronunciation is understandable.

Assessment methods and criteria

Teacher based assessment of work produced, exam(s)

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Further information

The student advisor will recommend optional programme components for each student based on their individual study plan.

Students cannot demonstrate their equivalent language skills (recognition of prior learning).
80% compulsory attendance in lessons.

After the assessment of students’ English skills, only the study counsellor or an English teacher can enrol students in this course.

Enrollment

24.08.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

22.01.2024 - 16.02.2024

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Nicolas Martinez
Student groups
  • IGWIB24S
    Gateway to International Business
  • IB21

Objective

Students are able to plan, implement and utilise various calculation models. They are able to present the results graphically. Students are also able to make summaries of the information in tables and utilise other special features in the Excel software.

Content

- Creating and editing spreadheets with Excel
- Writing formulas and using functions
- Processing/sorting information in a spreadsheet
- Using Pivot tables
- Creating and editing graphs and charts
- Goal Seek
- Basic macros
- Special features in the Excel

Materials

- material provided by the teacher
- Internet material

Teaching methods

Lectures, videos and workshop

Student workload

Lectures 16 hours and self-study or independent work 38 hours

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to implement and utilise calculation models with some help. The student is able to present the results using basic charts and is also able to make summaries of the information in tables and utilise some other essential features in the Excel software. In this work the student needs some help.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to plan, implement and utilise a variety of Excel tasks. The student is able to present the results using charts and is also able to make summaries of the information in tables and utilise other special features in the Excel software.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to plan independently, implement and utilise a variety of various calculation models. The student is able to present the results using excellent charts and is also able to make summaries of the information in tables, filter information and utilise very well other special features in the Excel software.

Assessment methods and criteria

Lecture work and assignments

Qualifications

Basics of mathematics and ICT skills

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 17.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

10 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Sirkka Nieminen
Student groups
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

Students know some basic vocabulary, grammar and phrases of the Finnish language. After the course, they are able to tell and write about themselves using simple expressions and to communicate in simple everyday situations. Furthermore, students are acquainted with Finland as a country and also have a better understanding of the Finnish way of life.

Content

This course provides students with an introduction to Finland and the Finnish language and culture:
- greetings, basic phrases, numbers
- introducing and telling about oneself (name, address, age, country, nationality, language skills), family and housing
- some expressions of time (weekdays, months, seasons, telling time)
- weather
- basic vocabulary (e.g. numbers, time, family, home, weather)
- simple everyday situations, e.g. telling about oneself, shopping and asking prices (Level A1)
- grammar, e.g. personal pronouns, possessive construction, verb conjugation, question and negative sentence, partitive case, genitive, local cases, consonant gradation
- main features of the spoken language
- basic information about Finland and Finnish culture.

Materials

Online material will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Teaching methods

Contact lessons / distance learning, independent studies, spoken and written assignments

Exam schedules

Exam and retake exams will be announced during the course.

Completion alternatives

Demonstration of competences (on SeAMK demonstration days)

Student workload

81 h, incl. lectures 24h

Further information

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level A1

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows some vocabulary and polite phrases learnt during the course. He can use simple constructions but mistakes can impede comprehension. The student can communicate in some everyday situations when helped. Other languages strongly influence the pronunciation. The student can tell only a few main facts about the country and its culture.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the most of the vocabulary and polite phrases learnt during the course. He can use simple constructions almost without mistakes. He manages independently in most everyday situations. The pronunciation is mainly understandable. The student knows detailed facts widely - although some false information might appear - and is therefore relatively well acquainted with the country and its culture.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the vocabulary and polite phrases learnt during the course. He can use simple constructions making hardly any mistakes. He manages independently and fluently in everyday situations. The pronunciation is close to that of a native speaker. The student knows precise and detailed facts and is well acquainted with the country and its culture.

Assessment methods and criteria

- active participation in lessons (min. 50% to pass the course & min. 80% to get the highest grade)
- written and spoken Moodle assignments and tests
- exam (min. 50% of the points to pass the exam)

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 11.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Virpi Masonen
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

Students know some basic vocabulary, grammar and phrases of the Finnish language. After the course, they are able to tell and write about themselves using simple expressions and to communicate in simple everyday situations. Furthermore, students are acquainted with Finland as a country and also have a better understanding of the Finnish way of life.

Content

This course provides students with an introduction to Finland and the Finnish language and culture:
- greetings, basic phrases, numbers
- introducing and telling about oneself (name, address, age, country, nationality, language skills), family and housing
- some expressions of time (weekdays, months, seasons, telling time)
- weather
- basic vocabulary (e.g. numbers, time, family, home, weather)
- simple everyday situations, e.g. telling about oneself, shopping and asking prices (Level A1)
- grammar, e.g. personal pronouns, possessive construction, verb conjugation, question and negative sentence, partitive case, genitive, local cases, consonant gradation
- main features of the spoken language
- basic information about Finland and Finnish culture.

Materials

Online

Teaching methods

Distance learning, independent studies, spoken and written assignments

Exam schedules

Exam times will be announced during the course.

Completion alternatives

Demonstration of competences (on SeAMK demonstration days)

Student workload

81 h, incl. lectures 24h

Further information

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level A1

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows some vocabulary and polite phrases learnt during the course. He can use simple constructions but mistakes can impede comprehension. The student can communicate in some everyday situations when helped. Other languages strongly influence the pronunciation. The student can tell only a few main facts about the country and its culture.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the most of the vocabulary and polite phrases learnt during the course. He can use simple constructions almost without mistakes. He manages independently in most everyday situations. The pronunciation is mainly understandable. The student knows detailed facts widely - although some false information might appear - and is therefore relatively well acquainted with the country and its culture.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the vocabulary and polite phrases learnt during the course. He can use simple constructions making hardly any mistakes. He manages independently and fluently in everyday situations. The pronunciation is close to that of a native speaker. The student knows precise and detailed facts and is well acquainted with the country and its culture.

Assessment methods and criteria

- active participation in lessons (min. 50% to pass the course & min. 80% to get the highest grade)
- written and spoken assignments
- exam (min. 50% of the points to pass the exam)

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

10 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Sirkka Nieminen
Student groups
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

Students are more confident in using Finnish. After the course, they are able to tell and write about their daily life by using simple expressions and to communicate in everyday situations, such as ordering food and drinks at a restaurant or telling about their daily lives and travelling. They extend their knowledge of the basic vocabulary, grammar and typical structures of the Finnish language. They are further acquainted with the Finnish way of life.

The target level of the course is A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Content

Students are able to communicate in simple everyday situations e.g.:
- ordering food and drinks in restaurant, travelling
- telling about their daily life and hobbies
- asking the way, telling about places and explaining directions in daily life
- travelling (Level A1)
- grammar e.g. verb conjugation, partitive case, more about consonant gradation, some typical sentence types.

Materials

Online material

Teaching methods

- Contact lessons / distance learning, independent studies, written and spoken assignments

Exam schedules

The time of the exam and retake exams will be announced during the course.

Completion alternatives

Demonstration of comptencies (on SeAMK demonstration days)

Student workload

81h, incl. lectures 24h

Further information

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level A1

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows some vocabulary learnt during the course. He can use simple sentences but mistakes can impede comprehension. He can communicate in some everyday situations when helped. He understands slow and clearly articulated speech to some extent and he recognizes the topic of written texts and understands some words and expressions in them. The student is able to write short and simple texts, but mistakes impede comprehension. Other languages strongly influence the pronunciation.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the most of the vocabulary learnt during the course. He can use simple sentences making a few mistakes. He manages independently in the most everyday situations, mistakes do not impede comprehension. He understands most of the normal speed speech and the content of written texts. He is able to write mainly understandable texts while still making some mistakes. The pronunciation is mainly understandable.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the vocabulary learnt during the course. He can use simple sentences making hardly any mistakes. He manages independently and fluently in everyday situations. He understands normal speed speech and the content of written texts and he can write understandable texts, which may contain minor mistakes.The pronunciation is close to that of a native speaker.

Assessment methods and criteria

- active participation in lessons (min. 50% to pass the course & min. 80% to get the highest grade)
- written and spoken assignments
- exam (min. 50% of the points to pass the exam)

Qualifications

Finnish 1

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Virpi Masonen
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

Students are more confident in using Finnish. After the course, they are able to tell and write about their daily life by using simple expressions and to communicate in everyday situations, such as ordering food and drinks at a restaurant or telling about their daily lives and travelling. They extend their knowledge of the basic vocabulary, grammar and typical structures of the Finnish language. They are further acquainted with the Finnish way of life.

The target level of the course is A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Content

Students are able to communicate in simple everyday situations e.g.:
- ordering food and drinks in restaurant, travelling
- telling about their daily life and hobbies
- asking the way, telling about places and explaining directions in daily life
- travelling (Level A1)
- grammar e.g. verb conjugation, partitive case, more about consonant gradation, some typical sentence types.

Materials

Online material

Teaching methods

Distance learning, independent studies, written and spoken assignments

Exam schedules

Exams will be announced during the course.

Completion alternatives

Demonstration of competencies (on SeAMK demonstration days)

Student workload

81h, incl. lectures 24h

Further information

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level A1

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows some vocabulary learnt during the course. He can use simple sentences but mistakes can impede comprehension. He can communicate in some everyday situations when helped. He understands slow and clearly articulated speech to some extent and he recognizes the topic of written texts and understands some words and expressions in them. The student is able to write short and simple texts, but mistakes impede comprehension. Other languages strongly influence the pronunciation.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the most of the vocabulary learnt during the course. He can use simple sentences making a few mistakes. He manages independently in the most everyday situations, mistakes do not impede comprehension. He understands most of the normal speed speech and the content of written texts. He is able to write mainly understandable texts while still making some mistakes. The pronunciation is mainly understandable.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the vocabulary learnt during the course. He can use simple sentences making hardly any mistakes. He manages independently and fluently in everyday situations. He understands normal speed speech and the content of written texts and he can write understandable texts, which may contain minor mistakes.The pronunciation is close to that of a native speaker.

Assessment methods and criteria

- active participation in lessons (min. 50% to pass the course & min. 80% to get the highest grade)
- written and spoken assignments
- exam (min. 50% of the points to pass the exam)

Qualifications

Finnish 1

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

10 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Sirkka Nieminen
Student groups
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

Students are more confident in using Finnish. After the course, they are able to tell and write about their daily life by using simple expressions and to communicate in everyday situations, such as talking about their daily life at work and running errands in a bank, post office and hotel.

The target level of the course is A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Content

Students are able to communicate in everyday situations, e.g.:

- telling about daily life, holiday and travelling
- telling about work and professions
- running errands in bank, post office and hotel
- grammar e.g., the most common noun types, object, more about the consonant gradation and the use of the local cases

Materials

Online material

Teaching methods

- Contact lessons / distance learning, independent studies, written and spoken assignments

Exam schedules

The exam times will be announced during the course.

Completion alternatives

Demonstration of competencies (on SeAMK demonstration days)

Student workload

81h, incl. lectures 24h

Further information

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level A1

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows some vocabulary learnt during the course. He can use simple sentences, but mistakes can impede comprehension. He can communicate in some everyday situations when helped. He understands slow and clearly articulated speech to some extent, and he recognizes the topic of written texts and understands some words and expressions in them. The student is able to write short and simple texts, but mistakes impede comprehension. Other languages strongly influence the pronunciation.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows most of the vocabulary learnt during the course. He can use simple sentences making a few mistakes. He manages independently in most of the everyday situations, mistakes do not impede comprehension. He understands most of the normal speed speech and the content of written texts. He is able to write mainly understandable texts while still making some mistakes. The pronunciation is mainly understandable.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the vocabulary learnt during the course. He can use simple sentences making hardly any mistakes. He manages independently and fluently in everyday situations. He understands normal speed speech and the content of written texts, and he can write understandable texts, which may contain minor mistakes. The pronunciation is close to that of a native speaker.

Assessment methods and criteria

- active participation in lessons (min. 50% to pass the course & min. 80% to get the highest grade)
- written and spoken assignments
- exam (min. 50 % of the points to pass the exam)

Qualifications

Finnish 1 and Finnish 2

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Virpi Masonen
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

Students are more confident in using Finnish. After the course, they are able to tell and write about their daily life by using simple expressions and to communicate in everyday situations, such as talking about their daily life at work and running errands in a bank, post office and hotel.

The target level of the course is A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Content

Students are able to communicate in everyday situations, e.g.:

- telling about daily life, holiday and travelling
- telling about work and professions
- running errands in bank, post office and hotel
- grammar e.g., the most common noun types, object, more about the consonant gradation and the use of the local cases

Materials

Online material

Teaching methods

Contact lessons, independent studies, written and spoken assignments

Exam schedules

The exam times will be announced during the course.

Completion alternatives

Demonstration of competencies (on SeAMK demonstration days)

Student workload

81h, incl. lectures 24h

Further information

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level A1

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows some vocabulary learnt during the course. He can use simple sentences, but mistakes can impede comprehension. He can communicate in some everyday situations when helped. He understands slow and clearly articulated speech to some extent, and he recognizes the topic of written texts and understands some words and expressions in them. The student is able to write short and simple texts, but mistakes impede comprehension. Other languages strongly influence the pronunciation.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows most of the vocabulary learnt during the course. He can use simple sentences making a few mistakes. He manages independently in most of the everyday situations, mistakes do not impede comprehension. He understands most of the normal speed speech and the content of written texts. He is able to write mainly understandable texts while still making some mistakes. The pronunciation is mainly understandable.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the vocabulary learnt during the course. He can use simple sentences making hardly any mistakes. He manages independently and fluently in everyday situations. He understands normal speed speech and the content of written texts, and he can write understandable texts, which may contain minor mistakes. The pronunciation is close to that of a native speaker.

Assessment methods and criteria

- active participation in lessons (min. 50% to pass the course & min. 80% to get the highest grade)
- written and spoken assignments
- exam (min. 50 % of the points to pass the exam)

Qualifications

Finnish 1 and Finnish 2

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

10 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Sirkka Nieminen
Student groups
  • IB22A

Objective

Students are more confident in using Finnish in everyday situations. After the course, they are able to tell and write about their daily life by using typical expressions in Finnish and to communicate in everyday situations, such as talking about their daily life, work, health and running errands.

The target level of the course is A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Content

Students are able to communicate in everyday situations, e.g.:
- telling about daily life and leisure time
- telling about business and work
- telling about health and running errands in a health care center (Level A1 - A2)
- grammar e.g. past tense, more word and sentence types, some plural forms

Materials

Online material

Teaching methods

- Contact lessons / distance learning, independent studies, written and spoken assignments

Exam schedules

The time of the exams will be announced during the course.

Completion alternatives

Demonstration of competencies (on SeAMK demonstration days)

Student workload

81h, incl. 24h lectures

Further information

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level A1 - A2

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows some vocabulary learnt during the course. He can use simple sentences but mistakes can impede comprehension. He can communicate in some everyday situations when helped. He understands slow and clearly articulated speech to some extent and he recognizes the topic of written texts and understands some words and expressions in them. The student is able to write short and simple texts, but mistakes impede comprehension. Other languages strongly influence the pronunciation.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the most of the vocabulary learnt during the course. He can use simple sentences making a few mistakes. He manages independently in most of the everyday situations, mistakes do not impede comprehension. He understands most of the normal speed speech and the content of written texts. He is able to write mainly understandable texts while still making some mistakes. The pronunciation is mainly understandable.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the vocabulary learnt during the course. He can use simple sentences making hardly any mistakes. He manages independently and fluently in everyday situations. He understands normal speed speech and the content of written texts and he can write understandable texts, which may contain minor mistakes. The pronunciation is close to that of a native speaker.

Assessment methods and criteria

- active participation in lessons (min. 50% to pass the course & min. 80% to get the highest grade)
- written and spoken assignments
- exam (min. 50 % of the points to pass the exam)

Qualifications

Finnish 1, Finnish 2, Finnish 3

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Virpi Masonen
Student groups
  • IB22B

Objective

Students are more confident in using Finnish in everyday situations. After the course, they are able to tell and write about their daily life by using typical expressions in Finnish and to communicate in everyday situations, such as talking about their daily life, work, health and running errands.

The target level of the course is A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Content

Students are able to communicate in everyday situations, e.g.:
- telling about daily life and leisure time
- telling about business and work
- telling about health and running errands in a health care center (Level A1 - A2)
- grammar e.g. past tense, more word and sentence types, some plural forms

Materials

Online material

Teaching methods

- Contact lessons, independent studies, written and spoken assignments

Exam schedules

The time of the exams will be announced during the course.

Completion alternatives

Demonstration of competencies (on SeAMK demonstration days)

Student workload

81h, incl. 24h lectures

Further information

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level A1 - A2

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows some vocabulary learnt during the course. He can use simple sentences but mistakes can impede comprehension. He can communicate in some everyday situations when helped. He understands slow and clearly articulated speech to some extent and he recognizes the topic of written texts and understands some words and expressions in them. The student is able to write short and simple texts, but mistakes impede comprehension. Other languages strongly influence the pronunciation.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the most of the vocabulary learnt during the course. He can use simple sentences making a few mistakes. He manages independently in most of the everyday situations, mistakes do not impede comprehension. He understands most of the normal speed speech and the content of written texts. He is able to write mainly understandable texts while still making some mistakes. The pronunciation is mainly understandable.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the vocabulary learnt during the course. He can use simple sentences making hardly any mistakes. He manages independently and fluently in everyday situations. He understands normal speed speech and the content of written texts and he can write understandable texts, which may contain minor mistakes. The pronunciation is close to that of a native speaker.

Assessment methods and criteria

- active participation in lessons (min. 50% to pass the course & min. 80% to get the highest grade)
- written and spoken assignments
- exam (min. 50 % of the points to pass the exam)

Qualifications

Finnish 1, Finnish 2, Finnish 3

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 31.03.2024

Credits

3 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

15 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Sirkka Nieminen
Student groups
  • AFE22
    Bachelor of Engineering, Agri-Food Engineering , full time studies
  • IB22B
  • VVO
  • IB22A

Objective

The student is able to use Finnish in working life situations. The student is able to give an elevator pitch on his/her skills and expertise and write simple work-related texts and e-mails. The student is able to communicate in Finnish in the most common work life situations, e.g., customer service and everyday situations with their co- workers. The student knows the common practices at Finnish workplaces.

Content

- job application, job interview and working contract
- elevator pitch on own skills and expertise and a presentation
- emails to colleagues and customers
- customer service (both face to face and on the phone)
- working life practices
- everyday situations at work e.g. coffee breaks, small talk
- short presentation on a topic related to their own field

Materials

Online material

Teaching methods

- Contact lessons (distance learning if needed), independent studies, written and spoken assignments

Student workload

81h, incl. lectures 24h

Further information

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level A2

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass: The student has participated in contact lessons actively and submitted all the assignments. The assignments are sufficient in comparison with the learning outcomes.
Fail: The activities and learning outcomes concerning assignments are not sufficient in comparison with the total number of the credit points of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

- active participation in contact lessons (min. 80% of the lectures)
- written and spoken assignments
- learning diary (passed/failed)

Qualifications

Finnish 1-4

Enrollment

22.05.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Virpi Masonen
Student groups
  • AFE22
    Bachelor of Engineering, Agri-Food Engineering , full time studies
  • IB21
  • VVO
  • IB22A

Objective

The student is able to communicate fluently and accurately about his/her work in more specific professional situations both with customers and colleagues in Finnish. He/she understands more detailed and complex texts related to work and is able to write coherent texts on specific professional topics. The student enhances his/her oral communication skills related to professional topics both with customers and colleagues.

The target level of the course is B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Content

The course will be connected e.g. to practical training or a work in Finland.
personal aims for the course
weekly diary on language and cultural contents student has learned in his/her work (incl. written & spoken assignments)
portfolio and presentation which are based on personal learning goals
self-assessment

Materials

Online material

Teaching methods

- Contact lessons (no hybrid nor distance teaching), independent studies, written and spoken assignments

Student workload

81 t, 24 t contact lessons

Further information

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level B1

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass: The student is able to set personal goals for the course. He/she is able to communicate about his/her work and its professional content according to the personal goals. He/she submits all the assignments. The assignments are sufficient in comparison with the learning outcomes.

Fail: The student is not able to communicate about his/her work and its professional contents in Finnish. He/she is not able to set personal goals and therefore to make a portfolio and presentation. The activities and learning outcomes concerning personal aims and assignments are not sufficient in comparison with the number of credit points of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

- assignments

Qualifications

B1 / Finnish 4

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 05.11.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Miia Koski
Student groups
  • IGWIB23F
    Gateway to International Business
  • IB22B
  • IB22A

Objective

Students will be competent in assessing a company's readiness to foreign trade and initiating the entire export/import process step by step. Students will possess knowledge of the practical aspects of the foreign trade process and are able to create necessary documentation for delivery, insurance and payment procedures of the operation. Students will learn how different phases and decisions of the export process will effect on each other and how these decisions will influence on pricing, profit margin, risks, logistics and legal obligations. Students will gain knowledge for choosing suitable payment term and method and managing risks and sanctions for the operation.

Content

Foreign trade practices:
- Controlled foreign business transaction – from offer to delivery and follow-up
- Phases of the export operation process and mutual dependence of them in the process
- How terms of payment and terms of delivery are dependent on each other
- Contract and how it effects on pricing, contribution margin, risks, logistic solutions and legal obligations of authorities.
- EU obligations for the documentation of internal and external trade.
- EU’s demands for different processes in foreign trade.

Contract, delivery, Incoterms and documentation:
- Documentation of foreign trade – what information is needed in documentation
- Documentation requirements and regulations given by authorieties in foreing trade (requirements for custom, statistics and documents of origin)
- Incoterms 2010 – How terms of delivery will effect on transport insurance and documentation

Payments in foreign commerce:
- Choosing the right method and term of payment (documentary collection, documentary credit, standby letter of credit)
- Needed documentation based on term of payment

Financing foreign operations:
- Bank guarantee in foreign trade
- Financing foreign operations
- Managing risks and sanctions

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Student is able to explain main phases of export/import process. Student is familiar with some aspects of the foreign trade process and is able to create sufficient documentation for a foreign operation. He/She is able to recognize some links between export decisions and pricing, profit margin, risks, logistics and legal obligations. Student is able to choose passable payment term and method for the case.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Student is able to initiating the entire export/import process in detail. Student is familiar with the practical aspects of the foreign trade process and is able to create some documentation for delivery, insurance and payment procedures for a foreign operation. Student can explain main phases of the export process. He/She is able to explain some links between export decisions and pricing, profit margin, risks, logistics and legal obligations. Student is able to choose passable payment term and method for the case and is able to foresee some risks and sanctions of the case operation.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Student is able to assess a company's readiness to foreign trade and initiating the entire export/import process in detail. Student is familiar with the practical aspects of the foreign trade process and is able to create necessary documentation for delivery, insurance and payment procedures for a foreign operation. Student knows different phases of the export process. He/She is able to explain how decisions related to export operation will influence on pricing, profit margin, risks, logistics and legal obligations. Student is able to choose suitable payment term and method for the case and is able to foresee risks and sanctions of the case operation.

Qualifications

- Basic Studies
- Cross Cultural Business

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 26.02.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 28.04.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Miia Koski
Student groups
  • IGWIB24S
    Gateway to International Business

Objective

Students will be competent in assessing a company's readiness to foreign trade and initiating the entire export/import process step by step. Students will possess knowledge of the practical aspects of the foreign trade process and are able to create necessary documentation for delivery, insurance and payment procedures of the operation. Students will learn how different phases and decisions of the export process will effect on each other and how these decisions will influence on pricing, profit margin, risks, logistics and legal obligations. Students will gain knowledge for choosing suitable payment term and method and managing risks and sanctions for the operation.

Content

Foreign trade practices:
- Controlled foreign business transaction – from offer to delivery and follow-up
- Phases of the export operation process and mutual dependence of them in the process
- How terms of payment and terms of delivery are dependent on each other
- Contract and how it effects on pricing, contribution margin, risks, logistic solutions and legal obligations of authorities.
- EU obligations for the documentation of internal and external trade.
- EU’s demands for different processes in foreign trade.

Contract, delivery, Incoterms and documentation:
- Documentation of foreign trade – what information is needed in documentation
- Documentation requirements and regulations given by authorieties in foreing trade (requirements for custom, statistics and documents of origin)
- Incoterms 2010 – How terms of delivery will effect on transport insurance and documentation

Payments in foreign commerce:
- Choosing the right method and term of payment (documentary collection, documentary credit, standby letter of credit)
- Needed documentation based on term of payment

Financing foreign operations:
- Bank guarantee in foreign trade
- Financing foreign operations
- Managing risks and sanctions

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Student is able to explain main phases of export/import process. Student is familiar with some aspects of the foreign trade process and is able to create sufficient documentation for a foreign operation. He/She is able to recognize some links between export decisions and pricing, profit margin, risks, logistics and legal obligations. Student is able to choose passable payment term and method for the case.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Student is able to initiating the entire export/import process in detail. Student is familiar with the practical aspects of the foreign trade process and is able to create some documentation for delivery, insurance and payment procedures for a foreign operation. Student can explain main phases of the export process. He/She is able to explain some links between export decisions and pricing, profit margin, risks, logistics and legal obligations. Student is able to choose passable payment term and method for the case and is able to foresee some risks and sanctions of the case operation.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Student is able to assess a company's readiness to foreign trade and initiating the entire export/import process in detail. Student is familiar with the practical aspects of the foreign trade process and is able to create necessary documentation for delivery, insurance and payment procedures for a foreign operation. Student knows different phases of the export process. He/She is able to explain how decisions related to export operation will influence on pricing, profit margin, risks, logistics and legal obligations. Student is able to choose suitable payment term and method for the case and is able to foresee risks and sanctions of the case operation.

Qualifications

- Basic Studies
- Cross Cultural Business

Enrollment

11.04.2023 - 11.09.2023

Timing

11.09.2023 - 13.09.2023

Credits

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

10 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Katri Juppi
  • Kimmo Kulmala
Student groups
  • IGWIB23F
    Gateway to International Business

Objective

1. Understanding the user-centric problem-solving method and its usability in development tasks
2. Analysing the development task
3. Understanding the customer problem
4. Defining the development task
5. Concepting
6. Getting customer feedback
7. Group work skills
8. FOR IB-STUDENTS: Practical mentoring and guidance skills

Content

The Innovation Week is a compulsory course for every first year student in SeAMK. In the Gateway Inno the same concept will be applied with the exchange students. IB students, who have finished the Innovation Week, can also participate the Gateway Inno in the role of student mentor.
The course is a one-week intensive course. The students will not take part in other SeAMK courses during it. During the Gateway Inno, the students will solve real working life problems in multidisciplinary student teams by the means of the design thinking method. In accordance with the method, the students will focus on both customer and business perspectives.
As a result of the Innovation Week, the students will present a tried-and-tested solution concept for the problem.

Materials

Course material

Teaching methods

Workshop

Employer connections

Company case

Student workload

Workshop 28h
Other assignments 26h

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Attendance and all assignments before, during and after the workshop.

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass
The student plans, implements and reports the project in a professional way. The student is able to update his plans and schedule when needed. He reports his working hours and is able to reflect his own professional development during the project.
Fail
The student is not able to plan, implement or report the project in a professional way. The planned schedule of the project is not followed and the plans are not updated during the project even when needed. The student does not report his work load and learning

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance and all assignments before, during and after the workshop.

Qualifications

None.

Enrollment

10.01.2024 - 28.02.2024

Timing

20.05.2024 - 22.05.2024

Credits

2 op

RD proportion (cr)

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

10 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Katri Juppi
  • Nicolas Martinez
Student groups
  • IGWIB24S
    Gateway to International Business

Objective

1. Understanding the user-centric problem-solving method and its usability in development tasks
2. Analysing the development task
3. Understanding the customer problem
4. Defining the development task
5. Concepting
6. Getting customer feedback
7. Group work skills
8. FOR IB-STUDENTS: Practical mentoring and guidance skills

Content

The Innovation Week is a compulsory course for every first year student in SeAMK. In the Gateway Inno the same concept will be applied with the exchange students. IB students, who have finished the Innovation Week, can also participate the Gateway Inno in the role of student mentor.
The course is a one-week intensive course. The students will not take part in other SeAMK courses during it. During the Gateway Inno, the students will solve real working life problems in multidisciplinary student teams by the means of the design thinking method. In accordance with the method, the students will focus on both customer and business perspectives.
As a result of the Innovation Week, the students will present a tried-and-tested solution concept for the problem.

Teaching methods

Workshop

Employer connections

Company case

Student workload

Workshop 28h
Other assignments 26h

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Attendance and all assignments before, during and after the workshop.

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass
The student plans, implements and reports the project in a professional way. The student is able to update his plans and schedule when needed. He reports his working hours and is able to reflect his own professional development during the project.
Fail
The student is not able to plan, implement or report the project in a professional way. The planned schedule of the project is not followed and the plans are not updated during the project even when needed. The student does not report his work load and learning

Qualifications

None.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

15 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Heli Simon
Student groups
  • IB22B

Objective

The student can use some basic vocabulary and structures both in spoken and written situations. The student can talk about himself. She/He can buy bus etc. tickets, ask and explain directions, and make orders in a café. She/He can use greetings and polite phrases, knows numbers and can tell the time. The student is acquainted with habits and the culture of German-speaking countries.

The target level of the course is A1.1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Content

- alphabet, pronunciation greetings, polite phrases talking about oneself
- introducing a person
- number, time
- buying a bus etc. ticket
- asking and describing directions
- ordering in a café
- culture and habits of German-speaking countries
- Grammar: plural of nouns, articles, personal pronouns, verb conjugation, sein- and haben- verbs, negative words, some modal verbs, and possessive pronouns, word order, questions, accusative case.

Materials

Material on Moodle

Teaching methods

Spoken and written exercises, listening comprehension exercises, independent study

Exam schedules

Two exams: the first in the middle of the course and the second at the end of the course.
The second exam has also a spoken part.
Two retake options after the last exam.
Exams in the Exam room of Kampustalo

Student workload

81 h

Further information

European competence level A1

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to communicate in some everyday communication situations when helped. The student makes mistakes in pronunciation. He understands some slow, clear speech and written texts to some extent. The student is able to write simple text, but mistakes impede comprehension

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to communicate independently in everyday communication situations. Mistakes do not impede comprehension. The pronunciation is mainly understandable. The student can understand the main points of slow speech and easy texts. The student can write mainly understandable texts. Mistakes don’t impede comprehension.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is capable of active, independent, and understandable communication in everyday communication. The pronunciation is close to that of a native speaker. The student understands normal rate speech and easy written texts. She/he can write understandable text, which may contain minor mistakes.

Assessment methods and criteria

The student has to pass both written exams and spoken exam.
The student should submit all the compulsory tests and assignments on the Moodle platform. during the course.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

11.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Jorma Imppola
Student groups
  • IB22B
  • IB22A

Objective

The student has basic knowledge and understanding about:
- all the three dimensions (ecologic, economic and social) of holistic sustainability
- the environmental factors affecting human beings and their operational environment,
- the relations between production activities and environment
- the effects of production in local, regional and global level.
The student is aware about the methods, how to decrease the negative affects of production to the environment.

Content

- Environmental concepts
- Definitions and dimensions of holistic sustainable development
- Renewable and unrenewable natural resources; utilisation and its affects
- Waste management and recycling

Materials

- Lecture materials available at Moodle
- Other materials announced by the lecturer

Teaching methods

- Normal lectures
- Written assignment which is presented at the seminar during the last session

Exam schedules

Home examination after the course

Student workload

Total work load of the course: 138 h
- of which scheduled studies: 38 h
- of which autonomous studies: 100 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has basic knowledge about holistic sustainability and its dimensions. The student has basic knowledge about the environmental factors and relations between industrial activities and the environment. The student knows the ways to control the harmful effects of humans and industrial activities on nature.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows holistic sustainability and its dimensions. The student has wider knowledge about the environmental factors and relations between industrial activities and the environment. The student knows the ways to control the harmful effects of humans and industrial activities on nature.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has thorough knowledge of holistic sustainability and its dimensions. The student has wide knowledge about the environmental factors and relations between industrial activities and the environment. The student knows thoroughly the ways to control the harmful effects of humans and industrial activities on nature.

Assessment methods and criteria

- Home exam 50 %
- Writing assignment and its presentation 50 %

Qualifications

None

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 07.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 25.02.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Miia Koski
Student groups
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

The student knows the meaning and content of human resource management in a business organization. The student recognizes the structures and duties of different HRM organizations and is aware of the processes of personnel management. The student knows the responsibilities of HRM such as human resource planning, staffing and downsizing, career and performance management, and rewarding and developing human resources. He/she can evaluate the human resource function. Students will be familiar with organizational behavior, company image, culture, and factors affecting them. They can analyze possible future developments in the field of HRM too.

Content

- Personnel management processes
- Staffing and career planning
- Performance management
- Rewarding and developing systems
- Organizational behavior
- Company image and culture
- Future developments of HRM

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student can describe the meaning and content of human resource management. She/he knows the structures and duties of HRM and personnel management processes.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student can describe the meaning and content of human resource management. She/he knows the structures and duties of HRM and personnel management processes. The student can plan duties of HRM such as staffing and downsizing, career and performance management, rewarding, and human resource development.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student can describe the meaning and content of human resource management. She/he knows the structures and duties of HRM and personnel management processes. Students can plan and evaluate duties of HRM such as staffing and downsizing, career and performance management, rewarding, and human resource development. Students can analyze possible future developments in the field of HRM too.

Qualifications

Basics of Business Competence

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 07.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 25.02.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Miia Koski
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

The student knows the meaning and content of human resource management in a business organization. The student recognizes the structures and duties of different HRM organizations and is aware of the processes of personnel management. The student knows the responsibilities of HRM such as human resource planning, staffing and downsizing, career and performance management, and rewarding and developing human resources. He/she can evaluate the human resource function. Students will be familiar with organizational behavior, company image, culture, and factors affecting them. They can analyze possible future developments in the field of HRM too.

Content

- Personnel management processes
- Staffing and career planning
- Performance management
- Rewarding and developing systems
- Organizational behavior
- Company image and culture
- Future developments of HRM

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student can describe the meaning and content of human resource management. She/he knows the structures and duties of HRM and personnel management processes.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student can describe the meaning and content of human resource management. She/he knows the structures and duties of HRM and personnel management processes. The student can plan duties of HRM such as staffing and downsizing, career and performance management, rewarding, and human resource development.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student can describe the meaning and content of human resource management. She/he knows the structures and duties of HRM and personnel management processes. Students can plan and evaluate duties of HRM such as staffing and downsizing, career and performance management, rewarding, and human resource development. Students can analyze possible future developments in the field of HRM too.

Qualifications

Basics of Business Competence

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Nicolas Martinez
Student groups
  • IGWIB23F
    Gateway to International Business
  • IB21

Objective

The student can use the basic concepts of industrial management. The student understands the relationships between the various functions in a business. The student can use the basic tools used in production management and business planning. The student can find the interdependencies of a company and its interest groups

Content

- Introduction of industrial management
- Production systems
- Production planning systems
- Ideal factory
- Production types
- Corporate planning

Materials

Krajewski, L., Malhotra, M., Ritzman, L. 2019. Operations Management. 12th Edition. Pearson Education Limited. United Kingdom.

Teaching methods

Classroom lectures, groupwork, field visits.

Student workload

81 hours of work:
From which Lectures and presentations = 22 hours
The rest is individual work and study = 59 hours

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student can use satisfactorily the basic concepts of industrial management. The student understands satisfactorily the relationships between the various functions in a business. The student can satisfactorily use the basic tools used in production management and business planning. The student can satisfactorily find the interdependencies of a company and its interest groups.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student can use well the basic concepts of industrial management. The student understands well the relationships between the various functions in a business. The student can well use the basic tools used in production management and business planning. The student can well find the interdependencies of a company and its interest groups.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student can use excellently the basic concepts of industrial management. The student understands excellently the relationships between the various functions in a business. The student can excellently use the basic tools used in production management and business planning. The student can excellently find the interdependencies of a company and its interest groups.

Assessment methods and criteria

Group Work – Total 70% of the course:
- Group presentation – 35%
- Group essay – 35%
Moodle exam – 30%

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

01.08.2023 - 17.09.2023

Timing

29.08.2023 - 31.12.2023

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Agri-food Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Automation Engineering
Teachers
  • Matti Panula
Student groups
  • MRN23
    Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing

Objective

- The student is able to use office software, various online services and online learning environment, taking into account data protection and copyright issues.
- The student will be able to apply basic IT skills in new hardware and software environments

Content

Introduction to office software
Word processing
- settings according to the instructions for written work
- document standard
Spreadsheet
- calculation models
- diagrams
Presentation graphics
- presentation content and structure
- presentation settings
Use of online services
Cloud computing
- web conferencing as a working tool
Data protection
Copyright

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Students will identify the most common office software and online services. The student will be able to use simple basic office software and understand the importance of data protection and copyright.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student will be able to identify the use of office software and online services and understand how they work and how they can be used as tools for personal work. The student is able to use office software in a variety of situations, taking into account data protection and copyright.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student will identify office software and online services and understand how they can be used. The student is able to apply office software and online services independently and in a variety of ways, taking into account data protection and copyright issues in different situations.

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 17.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Agri-food Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Automation Engineering
Teachers
  • Katri Juppi
Student groups
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

- The student is able to use office software, various online services and online learning environment, taking into account data protection and copyright issues.
- The student will be able to apply basic IT skills in new hardware and software environments

Content

Introduction to office software
Word processing
- settings according to the instructions for written work
- document standard
Spreadsheet
- calculation models
- diagrams
Presentation graphics
- presentation content and structure
- presentation settings
Use of online services
Cloud computing
- web conferencing as a working tool
Data protection
Copyright

Materials

Internet tutorials, teacher's material, Microsoft 365

Teaching methods

Contact teaching, online teaching, independent assignments.

Student workload

Total work load of the course: 108 h

Content scheduling

- introduction to office software
- word processing
standard for written work in SeAMK
document standard
- spreadsheet calculation
calculation models
diagrams
- presentation graphics
content and structure of presentations
presentation settings
- use of online services
cloud services
video conferencing as a tool

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Students will identify the most common office software and online services. The student will be able to use simple basic office software and understand the importance of data protection and copyright.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student will be able to identify the use of office software and online services and understand how they work and how they can be used as tools for personal work. The student is able to use office software in a variety of situations, taking into account data protection and copyright.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student will identify office software and online services and understand how they can be used. The student is able to apply office software and online services independently and in a variety of ways, taking into account data protection and copyright issues in different situations.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assignments, computer exercises, exam

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 11.09.2023

Timing

18.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Agri-food Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Automation Engineering
Teachers
  • Katri Juppi
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

- The student is able to use office software, various online services and online learning environment, taking into account data protection and copyright issues.
- The student will be able to apply basic IT skills in new hardware and software environments

Content

Introduction to office software
Word processing
- settings according to the instructions for written work
- document standard
Spreadsheet
- calculation models
- diagrams
Presentation graphics
- presentation content and structure
- presentation settings
Use of online services
Cloud computing
- web conferencing as a working tool
Data protection
Copyright

Materials

Internet tutorials, teacher's material, Microsoft 365

Teaching methods

Online teaching, independent assignments.

Student workload

Total work load of the course: 108 h

Content scheduling

- introduction to office software
- word processing
standard for written work in SeAMK
document standard
- spreadsheet calculation
calculation models
diagrams
- presentation graphics
content and structure of presentations
presentation settings
- use of online services
cloud services
video conferencing as a tool

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Students will identify the most common office software and online services. The student will be able to use simple basic office software and understand the importance of data protection and copyright.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student will be able to identify the use of office software and online services and understand how they work and how they can be used as tools for personal work. The student is able to use office software in a variety of situations, taking into account data protection and copyright.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student will identify office software and online services and understand how they can be used. The student is able to apply office software and online services independently and in a variety of ways, taking into account data protection and copyright issues in different situations.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assignments, computer exercises, exam

Enrollment

04.08.2023 - 11.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Päivi Uitti
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • VVO

Objective

The course is specially designed for international students who wish to know more about Finnish society and culture. Students know the main events in Finland’s history and they are familiar with the key characteristics of Finnish culture and society. They know the main values and principles of Finnish working life as well as their own duties and rights. They know the most important authorities and organizations, such as banks, insurance companies, DVV, Kela, Migri, Ohjaamo, Te-toimisto, tax office, immigrant info services, YTHS, public and private health care centers, recruitment companies, Wiise ry. They know what the region has to offer in their free time, for example, Kansalaisopisto, libraries, and sports clubs. They know how to apply for a job in Finland. They know different voluntary work options.

Content

- main events in Finland’s history
- Finnish culture (art, music, design, technology...)
- state administration
- welfare services
- Services of Seinäjoki municipality
- Finnish working life incl. voluntary work
- different channels to apply for a job in Finland
- visits to companies, different authorities, and organisations
- free time activities in the Seinäjoki region
- CV, job application, work interview simulations
- different networking events, e.g. Get hired!, Talent Boost Breakfast

Materials

Material provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

Lessons, pair- and group work.
Visits and visiting lecturers.
Learning diary.

Student workload

4 ects is 108 hours of students' work.
Of these 108 hours 60 hours of lessons and visits, 48 hours of independent studies (information seeking, individual visits, learning diary).

Further information

Not available online.

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student does not reach all learning outcomes of the course and is able to show the required knowledge and skills only at a very general level. The student participates in 50 - 60% of lessons and visits. The learning diary is not very detailed and does not fully reflect the student’s life situation

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student reaches most of the learning outcomes of the course and is able to show the required knowledge and skills in lessons and visits. The student participates in 61-80 % of lessons and visits. The learning diary is detailed and mostly reflects the student’s life situation.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student participates in at least 80 % of the classes and visits of the course and shows the knowledge and skills listed in the learning outcomes in class and writes a learning diary that shows a deep understanding of the key content of the course and reflects the student’s personal life situation in a realistic way.

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance and activity in lessons and visits.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 24.03.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Harrison Okuogume
Student groups
  • IB22A

Objective

The student is capable to comparing different form of business operations carried out abroad. The student is also capable of comparing different operation modes against each other and is able to make decisions about business operations implemented in a certain environment existing in a foreign market.

Content

. Different forms of business operations
- Business operations for products and services

Materials

International Business Environments & Operations (14th Edition) by Daniels, Radebaugh, Sullivan. Published by Pearson.

Students are encouraged but not required to read the following references and visit different websites such as ones below:
• The Economist http://www.economist.com/
• Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/public/us
• World Bank at http://www.worldbank.org
• International Monetary Fund at http://www.imf.org
• Current country information at http://www.yahoo.com/regional/countries

Further material and readings will be provided by the Lecturer

Teaching methods

Lecturing
Class activities
Group or team work
Presentation

Student workload

There will be total of 81 hours.

- 20 hours for lecturing and in-class activities
- 53 hours for Individual or teams activities
- 8 hours for presentations

Content scheduling

• Introduction to International Business Operations
• International Trade Theories and Policies
• International Business Environment and Culture
• International Entry Modes
• International Marketing
• International Operations Management
• International Human Resource Management
• International Financial Management
• International Legal Environment
• International Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has carried out work and participated as instructed. Students has basic understanding about international business operations.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has carried out work well and participated actively. Students are able to apply information about forms of international business operations in a setting described.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out work to an excellent standard and participated actively and constructively. Students are creatively able to apply information about forms of international business operations in a setting described.

Assessment methods and criteria

% Grade
51 - 59 = 1
69 - 60 = 2
79 - 70 = 3
89 - 80 = 4
100 - 90 = 5

Qualifications

Basics of Marketing

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Harrison Okuogume
Student groups
  • IB22B

Objective

The student is capable to comparing different form of business operations carried out abroad. The student is also capable of comparing different operation modes against each other and is able to make decisions about business operations implemented in a certain environment existing in a foreign market.

Content

. Different forms of business operations
- Business operations for products and services

Materials

International Business Environments & Operations (14th Edition) by Daniels, Radebaugh, Sullivan. Published by Pearson.

Students are encouraged but not required to read the following references and visit different websites such as ones below:
• The Economist http://www.economist.com/
• Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/public/us
• World Bank at http://www.worldbank.org
• International Monetary Fund at http://www.imf.org
• Current country information at http://www.yahoo.com/regional/countries

Further material and readings will be provided by the Lecturer

Teaching methods

Lecturing
Class activities
Group or team work
Presentation

Student workload

There will be total of 81 hours.

- 20 hours for lecturing and in-class activities
- 53 hours for Individual or teams activities
- 8 hours for presentations

Content scheduling

• Introduction to International Business Operations
• International Trade Theories and Policies
• International Business Environment and Culture
• International Entry Modes
• International Marketing
• International Operations Management
• International Human Resource Management
• International Financial Management
• International Legal Environment
• International Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has carried out work and participated as instructed. Students has basic understanding about international business operations.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has carried out work well and participated actively. Students are able to apply information about forms of international business operations in a setting described.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out work to an excellent standard and participated actively and constructively. Students are creatively able to apply information about forms of international business operations in a setting described.

Assessment methods and criteria

% Grade
51 - 59 = 1
69 - 60 = 2
79 - 70 = 3
89 - 80 = 4
100 - 90 = 5

Qualifications

Basics of Marketing

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

22.01.2024 - 24.03.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Viljo Arohonka
Student groups
  • IB22A

Objective

Students know accounting management in theory and in practice and corporate finances with an emphasis on long-term financing. Students are competent in utilizing accounting information as a tool in decision-making pertaining corporate finances and in managing the performance of an organization.

Content

- Identification and measurement
- Balance sheet and income statement
- Financial statement analysis
- Financial ratio analysis
- Cost-volume-profit analysis
- Budgeting
- Long-term financial policy
- Financial structure
- Valuation of stocks and bonds
- Investments and financial decisions

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Satisfactory (1-2): The student is able to evaluate the profitability and financial status of a company on the basis of the key ratios given. Students are also able to draw up some basic financial calculations. Students know the basic principles of management accounting.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Good (3-4): The student is able to evaluate and analyze the profitability and financial status of a company on the basis of the financial statements and key ratios given. The student knows how to use, for example, cost-volume-profit analysis as a tool to measure company profitability. Students are also able to draw up basic financial calculations on the basis of long-term financing.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Exellent (5): The student is able to evaluate and analyze the profitability and financial status of a company on the basis of the financial statements. Students know the basic principles, tasks and areas of utilization of management accounting in a company. Students are also able to draw up financial calculations on the basis of long-term financing.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

22.01.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Viljo Arohonka
Student groups
  • IB22B

Objective

Students know accounting management in theory and in practice and corporate finances with an emphasis on long-term financing. Students are competent in utilizing accounting information as a tool in decision-making pertaining corporate finances and in managing the performance of an organization.

Content

- Identification and measurement
- Balance sheet and income statement
- Financial statement analysis
- Financial ratio analysis
- Cost-volume-profit analysis
- Budgeting
- Long-term financial policy
- Financial structure
- Valuation of stocks and bonds
- Investments and financial decisions

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Satisfactory (1-2): The student is able to evaluate the profitability and financial status of a company on the basis of the key ratios given. Students are also able to draw up some basic financial calculations. Students know the basic principles of management accounting.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Good (3-4): The student is able to evaluate and analyze the profitability and financial status of a company on the basis of the financial statements and key ratios given. The student knows how to use, for example, cost-volume-profit analysis as a tool to measure company profitability. Students are also able to draw up basic financial calculations on the basis of long-term financing.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Exellent (5): The student is able to evaluate and analyze the profitability and financial status of a company on the basis of the financial statements. Students know the basic principles, tasks and areas of utilization of management accounting in a company. Students are also able to draw up financial calculations on the basis of long-term financing.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

18.03.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Cory Isaacs
Student groups
  • IB22A

Objective

Students will know the challenges of international human resource management and of the ways of creating a successful human resource policy for a company planning to expand internationally.

Content

- Challenges of international human resource management
- Recruitment, selection, training, compensation, performance appraisal
- Adjustment and repatriation of international employees
- Internationalisation process of companies, and human resource issues
- Students can find international and academic sources related to course tasks. Students can relate material to sustainability, and career guidance with a focus on entrepreneurship.

Materials

- Crawley Eileen, Swailes Stephen, and David Walsh. 2013. Introduction to International Human Resource Management. Oxford University Press.
- Harzing A-W. & Ruysseveldt J-V. 2019. International Human Resource Management 5th ed.

Teaching methods

-Lectures and Guided Practice 22 h
-Independent work 58 h

Student workload

- 22 hours of lectures and guided practice
- 58 hours of independent work.
Students are free to decide on their own and within their groups how to use the 58 hours in regards to completing the course tasks.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Satisfactory (2-1)

The final exam and classroom performance are of a passable level in terms of knowledge, skills and their further professional application.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Good (4-3)
The final exam and classroom performance are at a good level in terms of knowledge, skills and their further professional application. The student demonstrates an emerging ability for autonomous professional development in the field of study.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Excellent (5)
The final exam and classroom performance are at an excellent level in terms of knowledge, skills and their further application. The student is clearly capable of autonomous professional development and the application of his/her knowledge and skills in the field of study.

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam = 100%
Students must also complete all course tasks and homework assignments.
Failure to complete all course material will result in a lower grade or your final grade being withheld until all tasks are complete at an acceptable level.

Qualifications

No previous studies are required.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

11.03.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Cory Isaacs
Student groups
  • IB22B

Objective

Students will know the challenges of international human resource management and of the ways of creating a successful human resource policy for a company planning to expand internationally.

Content

- Challenges of international human resource management
- Recruitment, selection, training, compensation, performance appraisal
- Adjustment and repatriation of international employees
- Internationalisation process of companies, and human resource issues
- Students can find international and academic sources related to course tasks. Students can relate material to sustainability, and career guidance with a focus on entrepreneurship.

Materials

- Crawley Eileen, Swailes Stephen, and David Walsh. 2013. Introduction to International Human Resource Management. Oxford University Press.
- Harzing A-W. & Ruysseveldt J-V. 2019. International Human Resource Management 5th ed.

Teaching methods

-Lectures and Guided Practice 22 h
-Independent work 58 h

Student workload

- 22 hours of lectures and guided practice
- 58 hours of independent work.
Students are free to decide on their own and within their groups how to use the 58 hours in regards to completing the course tasks.
Low attendance will be taken into consideration when giving the final grade.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Satisfactory (2-1)

The final exam and classroom performance are of a passable level in terms of knowledge, skills and their further professional application.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Good (4-3)
The final exam and classroom performance are at a good level in terms of knowledge, skills and their further professional application. The student demonstrates an emerging ability for autonomous professional development in the field of study.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Excellent (5)
The final exam and classroom performance are at an excellent level in terms of knowledge, skills and their further application. The student is clearly capable of autonomous professional development and the application of his/her knowledge and skills in the field of study.

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam = 100%
Students must also complete all course tasks and homework assignments.
Failure to complete all course material will result in a lower grade or your final grade being withheld until all tasks are complete at an acceptable level.

Qualifications

No previous studies are required.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 12.01.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

1 - 25

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Kaija-Liisa Kivimäki
Student groups
  • IB22B
  • IB22A

Objective

Students will
- build up intercultural and digital communication competences.
- learn to understand the difference between physical and virtual communication.
- learn to understand how to set clear expectations and to manage language and cultural barriers with international teams working through case studies containing real life business situations.

Furthermore, students learn how to plan their negotiations as individuals, as well as by being parts of international negotiation teams. The featured role-playing exercises allow the student to practice applying the skills they should be learning in a simulated mock business negotiation.

Content

- the study of verbal and nonverbal communication techniques using English
- building business communication skills in English
- achieving business objectives in negotiations conducted in English

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Grade 1:
The student completes all assigned work but has difficulty meeting the objectives and expectations of the course. The student is able to communicate and negotiate in simple English using different communication channels. The level of the written and spoken English is basic as studying and practicing the key concepts and competences appropriate to the course topics remains inadequate. The student does not meet their expected learning goals for most of the course.

Grade 2:
The student completes all course work, but has some difficulty meeting the objectives and expectations of the course. The student is able to communicate and negotiate in basic level English using different communication channels. The level of the written and spoken English is understandable yet basic as studying and practicing the key concepts and competences appropriate to the course topics remains inadequate. The student partially meets their expected learning goals for the course.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Grade 3:
The student completes all assigned work mostly of good quality in terms of both written and spoken English. The student is able to communicate and negotiate in English using different communication channels. His/her written and spoken English is understandable, but studying and practicing the key concepts and competences appropriate to the course topics remains a bit inadequate. The student meets most of their expected learning goals for the course.

Grade 4:
The student completes all assigned work mostly of high quality in terms of both written and spoken English. The student is able to communicate and negotiate in clear English using different communication channels. The student meets their expected learning goals for the course. The student demonstrates having studied and practiced the key concepts and competences appropriate to the course topics.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Grade 5:
The student completes all assigned work of high quality in terms of both written and spoken English. The student is able to communicate and negotiate in clear English using different communication channels. The student meets and occasionally exceeds their expected learning goals for the course. The student clearly demonstrates having studied and practiced the key concepts and competences appropriate to the course topics.

Assessment methods and criteria

Receiving the credit requires active participation in at least three sets on classroom lessons.

Further information

The implementation will be conducted in an online environment to facilitate collaboration between SeAMK students and students representing a partner institution. The simulation activities include use of digital communication technology to experience a real-life intercultural environment.

Performance on negotiation exercises will be judged in relation to other students in the class playing the same roles. The exercises used in the class will generally involve role-playing, and the participation grade will reflect the extent to which the roles are effectively played. In all of the exercises, individuals will have roles assigned to them.

Enrollment

24.08.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

22.01.2024 - 08.03.2024

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Nicolas Martinez
Student groups
  • IGWIB24S
    Gateway to International Business
  • IB21

Objective

The student knows the basics of international trade policy and international competitiveness. He/she knows the principles of of international capital flows and financing.

Content

- business in the international markets
- international competitiveness
- international financing
- trade policies

Materials

Lecture material. Articles and books provided by teacher

Teaching methods

Lectures, workshops, and presentations

Student workload

Lectures, workshops and presentation are 22 hours. Self-study and independent work 86 hours

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Students are able to define basic concepts regarding international trade and economics. Students are familiar with the effects of the changes in the international economy to national economies and their lives.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Students are able to select, interpret and analyze appropriate extracts from the news media. Students are able to explain the basic concepts of international trade, and the factors of production.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Students are able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current economic issues and data, apply economic concepts and theories to real-world situations. Students can examine economic concepts and theories from international perspective and use economic concepts and examples to construct and present an argument. Student shows knowledge of international economics models and theories and the role of international trade.

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam, assignments, learning diary, presentation and report

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Harrison Okuogume
Student groups
  • IB22A

Objective

The student is able to develop internationalization strategies for companies in fictional and brick & mortar environment.

Content

- Internationalization strategy formation in different kinds of cases

Materials

Lecturer's teaching materials, articles and books, which can be found in SeAMK Library.

Teaching methods

Lecturing
Class activities
Group or team work
Presentation

Student workload

There will be total of 81 hours.

- 20 hours for lecturing and in-class activities
- 53 hours for Individual or teams activities
- 8 hours for presentations

Content scheduling

Content includes assessing foreign markets attractiveness, understanding the impact of differences in legal, socio-cultural, political, technological, and economic regimes, evaluating international political and economic risks, building and operating global networks, including entry mode choice, assessing global challenges, ethical behavior and corporate social responsibility for international business.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has carried out work and participated as instructed. Students has basic understanding about international business strategies.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has carried out work well and participated actively. Students are able to apply information about internationalization strategies in a setting described.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out work to an excellent standard and participated actively and constructively. Students are able to creatively apply information about internationalization strategies in a setting described.

Assessment methods and criteria

% Grade
51 - 59 = 1

69 - 60 = 2

79 - 70 = 3

89 - 80 = 4

100 - 90 = 5

Qualifications

International Business Operations and Cross-Cultural Business

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

11.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Harrison Okuogume
Student groups
  • IB22B

Objective

The student is able to develop internationalization strategies for companies in fictional and brick & mortar environment.

Content

- Internationalization strategy formation in different kinds of cases

Materials

Lecturer's teaching materials, articles and books, which can be found in SeAMK Library.

Teaching methods

Lecturing
Class activities
Group or team work
Presentation

Student workload

There will be total of 81 hours.

- 20 hours for lecturing and in-class activities
- 53 hours for Individual or teams activities
- 8 hours for presentations

Content scheduling

Content includes assessing foreign markets attractiveness, understanding the impact of differences in legal, socio-cultural, political, technological, and economic regimes, evaluating international political and economic risks, building and operating global networks, including entry mode choice, assessing global challenges, ethical behavior and corporate social responsibility for international business.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has carried out work and participated as instructed. Students has basic understanding about international business strategies.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has carried out work well and participated actively. Students are able to apply information about internationalization strategies in a setting described.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out work to an excellent standard and participated actively and constructively. Students are able to creatively apply information about internationalization strategies in a setting described.

Assessment methods and criteria

% Grade
51 - 59 = 1

69 - 60 = 2

79 - 70 = 3

89 - 80 = 4

100 - 90 = 5

Qualifications

International Business Operations and Cross-Cultural Business

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 11.09.2023

Timing

02.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

4 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Jorma Imppola
Student groups
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

- Student can interpret the basic fundamental concepts of economics.
- Student can define the basic features of micro- and macroeconomics.
- Student can present the basic structures, current status and development directions of economics.
- Student can explain the connection between the company activities and the economics entirety

Content

- Basic concepts of national economy
- Growth in the economy and economic fluctuations
- Different economic systems
- Basics of micro and macro economy monetary systems and inflation

Materials

- Lecture materials
- Other material announced by the lecturer

Teaching methods

- Lectures 28 h (available also in Teams)
- Writing assignment which is presented at the seminar during the last session 80 h

Student workload

Total work load of the course: 108 h
- of which scheduled studies: 28 h
- of which autonomous studies: 80 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Student can satisfactory interpret the basic fundamental concepts of economics. Student can satisfactory define the basic features of micro- and macroeconomics. Student can satisfactory present the basic structures, current status and development directions of economics. Student can satisfactory explain the connection between the company activities and the economics entirety.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Student can interpret well the basic fundamental concepts of economics. Student can define well the basic features of micro- and macroeconomics. Student can satisfactory present the basic structures, current status and development directions of economics. Student can explain well the connection between the company activities and the economics entirety.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Student can interpret excellently the basic fundamental concepts of economics. Student can define excellently the basic features of micro- and macroeconomics. Student can satisfactory present the basic structures, current status and development directions of economics. Student can explain excellently the connection between the company activities and the economics entirety.

Assessment methods and criteria

- Home exam 50%
- Writing assignment and its presentation 50%

Qualifications

No previous studies are required.

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 11.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

4 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Jorma Imppola
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

- Student can interpret the basic fundamental concepts of economics.
- Student can define the basic features of micro- and macroeconomics.
- Student can present the basic structures, current status and development directions of economics.
- Student can explain the connection between the company activities and the economics entirety

Content

- Basic concepts of national economy
- Growth in the economy and economic fluctuations
- Different economic systems
- Basics of micro and macro economy monetary systems and inflation

Materials

- Lecture materials
- Other material announced by the lecturer

Teaching methods

- Lectures 28 h (available also in Teams)
- Writing assignment which is presented at the seminar during the last session 80 h

Student workload

Total work load of the course: 108 h
- of which scheduled studies: 28 h
- of which autonomous studies: 80 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Student can satisfactory interpret the basic fundamental concepts of economics. Student can satisfactory define the basic features of micro- and macroeconomics. Student can satisfactory present the basic structures, current status and development directions of economics. Student can satisfactory explain the connection between the company activities and the economics entirety.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Student can interpret well the basic fundamental concepts of economics. Student can define well the basic features of micro- and macroeconomics. Student can satisfactory present the basic structures, current status and development directions of economics. Student can explain well the connection between the company activities and the economics entirety.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Student can interpret excellently the basic fundamental concepts of economics. Student can define excellently the basic features of micro- and macroeconomics. Student can satisfactory present the basic structures, current status and development directions of economics. Student can explain excellently the connection between the company activities and the economics entirety.

Assessment methods and criteria

- Home exam 50%
- Writing assignment and its presentation 50%

Qualifications

No previous studies are required.

Enrollment

14.08.2023 - 08.09.2023

Timing

14.08.2023 - 30.09.2023

Credits

2 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Päivi Uitti
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

The student knows the content of IB curriculum and can plan his own study path. The student gets familiar with the most important procedures that he needs in his studies. The student is able to use the most important ICT systems of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences. The student understands the difference between the most important programs and can use the basic functions of these programs. The student gets prepared to start his studies (as an online student, if needed).

Content

- International Business curriculum and timetables
- Study methods
- Jelppari, username and password policy
- Basic functions of Moodle, Peppi, O365, Teams, email, intranet
- Instructions for written work
- Study style tests, team role tests
- Meeting with the study counselor

Materials

Material provided by the teacher (in Moodle)

Teaching methods

Individual assignments and tasks in Moodle

Exam schedules

No exam.

Student workload

54 hours of students' indepedent work.

realization.localizedApproveRejectDescription

Pass: The student shows the knowledge and skills listed in the learning outcomes by completing the required course assignments.
Fail: The student does not reach the learning outcomes of the course and is not able to show required knowledge and skills.

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass: The student shows the knowledge and skills listed in the learning outcomes by completing the required course assignments.
Fail: The student does not reach the learning outcomes of the course and is not able to show required knowledge and skills.

Assessment methods and criteria

To pass the course students need to pass all the assigments, quizzes and tasks.

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Niko Ristimäki
  • Tapio Hellman
  • Jarkko Pakkanen
  • Toni Luomanmäki
Student groups
  • IGWIB23F
    Gateway to International Business
  • IB21

Objective

The student can describe how the productivity of a factory can be improved with different technologies related to industrial automation. The student is able to implement under guidance basic tasks in industrial automation and can demonstrate understanding of basic principles involved.

Content

· industrial automation
- robotics
- 3D printing
- process simulation (digital factory)
industrial internet of things and Industry 4.0

Materials

- Lecturer's materials
- Demonstrations during lectures
- Assignments

Teaching methods

This course consists of different areas of automation, such as basics of automation, robotics
and machine vision. In addition, various VR technologies will be reviewed. Each area is presented by a different expert. The course also includes an industrial visit to an industrial company in the area.

Student workload

The course consists of classroom/laboratory lessons (40 hours) and independent exercises and group work.

realization.localizedApproveRejectDescription

Pass:
The student can describe basic tasks and principles in industrial automation. The student has participates 80% in the course lectures and completes the given assignments and exercises.

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass:
The student can describe basic tasks and principles in industrial automation. He/she participates actively in the course and completes the given assignments and exercises.

Assessment methods and criteria

Passed/Failed

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 13.12.2023

Timing

08.01.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Sami Kautto
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

The student is able to
- explain the character of project work and determine when the project work model is useful
- present the basic knowledge and skills on the basis of which he/she can participate in project work and project planning
- explain concepts connected with projects, content of a project plan, project time planing and supervising (life circle)
- present tasks connected with the different phases of the project cycle

Content

- concepts and methods of project work
- project phases and process
- project plan (time, resource and cost planning)
- project organisation and interest groups
- changes, risks and problems in project work
- project communication and reporting
- concluding a project

Materials

Wells, K. N., & Kloppenborg, T. J. (2018). Project management essentials (2nd edition.). Business Expert Press.

E-book link: https://seamk.finna.fi/Record/seamk_electronic.991244956305969

Other course material found in Moodle.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student can name and can define the central concepts which describe Project and Project management. The student can define the basic skills required for working as part of a Project team. Students can explain different phases of the project cycle.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student can explain the central concepts which describe Project and Project management. Students can explain well different phases of the project cycle and can define the skills required for working as part of a Project team. The student has basic Project work skills.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student can explain the central concepts which describe Project and Project management. Students can explain well different phases of the project cycle and can define the skills required for working as part of a Project team. The student has basic Project work skills.

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 10.03.2024

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Cory Isaacs
Student groups
  • IB22A

Objective

The student is able to
- identify differences in scientific and everyday thinking
- define different approaches to research and basics concepts of research
- present the stages of a research process and reporting (structure)
- explain the importance of critical thinking in research and development work
- give examples of the meaning of research ethics

Content

- scientific and everyday thinking
- general research ethics
- central research methods
- basic concepts and structure of research
- states of research process and report
- research&development approach to work

Materials

Material provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

-Lecture
-Written tasks
-Quiz

Student workload

54 hours
4 hours of contact tuition
50 hours of online study

Further information

Students must progress through the course according to the schedule.
Students must hand in all tasks at the deadlines and the tasks must be at an acceptable level.
Inactive students will get an immediate fail for the course and be removed.

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass:
The student demonstrates the competencies defined as the learning goals of the course and acceptably carries out the possible assignments related to the course.
Fail:
The student does not achieve the learning goals of the course and is not able to demonstrate their competencies.

Assessment methods and criteria

- exercises
- independent work
- active participation in the virtual environment
- quiz
- course is graded pass/fail

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 10.03.2024

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Cory Isaacs
Student groups
  • IB22B

Objective

The student is able to
- identify differences in scientific and everyday thinking
- define different approaches to research and basics concepts of research
- present the stages of a research process and reporting (structure)
- explain the importance of critical thinking in research and development work
- give examples of the meaning of research ethics

Content

- scientific and everyday thinking
- general research ethics
- central research methods
- basic concepts and structure of research
- states of research process and report
- research&development approach to work

Materials

Material provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

-Lecture
-Written tasks
-Quiz

Student workload

54 hours
4 hours of contact tuition
50 hours of online study

Further information

Students must progress through the course according to the schedule.
Students must hand in all tasks at the deadlines and the tasks must be at an acceptable level.
Inactive students will get an immediate fail for the course and be removed.

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass:
The student demonstrates the competencies defined as the learning goals of the course and acceptably carries out the possible assignments related to the course.
Fail:
The student does not achieve the learning goals of the course and is not able to demonstrate their competencies.

Assessment methods and criteria

- exercises
- independent work
- active participation in the virtual environment
- quiz
- course is graded pass/fail

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

11.09.2023 - 26.11.2023

Credits

3 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Miia Koski
Student groups
  • IB22A

Objective

Students are able to define and interpret the basic concepts of statistics. They know how to collect quantitative data and use existing statistics. They can process and analyze statistical data (also by using SPSS) and present data using parameters and charts. Students can analyze and intepret the statistics they acquire.

Content

- Basic concepts
- Collecting information, sampling methods
- Scales of measurement
- Frequency distributions, graphic presentation
- Measures of centrality
- Measures of spread.
- Correlation and regression
- Reliability of results
- Basics of SPSS

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has carried out work required and participated as instructed. The student can process and analyze statistical data using basic parameters and chart at a satisfactory level. The student can analyze and interpret the basic statistics they acquire at a satisfactory level. The student can use existing statistics.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has carried out work well and participated actively. The student understands the basic concepts of statistics. The student can process and analyze statistical data using parameters and charts at a good level. Students can analyze and interpret the statistics they acquire at a good level. The student can use the basic analysis of SPSS-program. The student can use and analyze existing statistics.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out work to an excellent standard and participated actively and constructively. The student has a good understanding of the basic concepts of statistics. The student can process and analyze statistical data using parameters and chart at an excellent level. The student can analyze and interpret the statistics they acquire at an excellent level. The student can use the SPSS-program. The student can critically and analytically use and analyze existing statistics.

Qualifications

No previous studies are required.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

11.09.2023 - 26.11.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Miia Koski
Student groups
  • IB22B

Objective

Students are able to define and interpret the basic concepts of statistics. They know how to collect quantitative data and use existing statistics. They can process and analyze statistical data (also by using SPSS) and present data using parameters and charts. Students can analyze and intepret the statistics they acquire.

Content

- Basic concepts
- Collecting information, sampling methods
- Scales of measurement
- Frequency distributions, graphic presentation
- Measures of centrality
- Measures of spread.
- Correlation and regression
- Reliability of results
- Basics of SPSS

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has carried out work required and participated as instructed. The student can process and analyze statistical data using basic parameters and chart at a satisfactory level. The student can analyze and interpret the basic statistics they acquire at a satisfactory level. The student can use existing statistics.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has carried out work well and participated actively. The student understands the basic concepts of statistics. The student can process and analyze statistical data using parameters and charts at a good level. Students can analyze and interpret the statistics they acquire at a good level. The student can use the basic analysis of SPSS-program. The student can use and analyze existing statistics.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out work to an excellent standard and participated actively and constructively. The student has a good understanding of the basic concepts of statistics. The student can process and analyze statistical data using parameters and chart at an excellent level. The student can analyze and interpret the statistics they acquire at an excellent level. The student can use the SPSS-program. The student can critically and analytically use and analyze existing statistics.

Qualifications

No previous studies are required.

Timing

04.09.2023 - 31.07.2026

Credits

0 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Heli Simon
  • Päivi Uitti
Student groups
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Evaluation scale

1-5

Timing

04.09.2023 - 31.07.2026

Credits

0 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Heli Simon
  • Päivi Uitti
Student groups
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 11.03.2024

Timing

18.03.2024 - 05.05.2024

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management
Teachers
  • Miia Koski
Student groups
  • LITA21C
  • IB21

Objective

The student understands the principles and significance of team dynamics in international teamwork. The student knows and recognizes the features and differences of different cultures. The student becomes aware about the difference in cultures, resulting in culture empathy. He/she knows the importance of interaction, motivation and feedback to achieve team goals. The student identifies the principles and leadership styles of team leadership in an international context. He/she knows how to work as a member of an international team.

Content

- Team dynamics and management
· Leadership
· International teams & Multicultural work community
· Communication
· Motivation (Affirmation)
· Feedback
· International skills for a successful international team

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass: The student can describe the principles of international teamwork and leadership. He/she understands features of different cultures. He/she takes an active role in group work and completes the given assignments and exercises. ..

Qualifications

None

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Jorma Imppola
Student groups
  • IGWIB23F
    Gateway to International Business
  • IB21

Objective

- Student can define qualitative and quantitative characteristics of transportations
- Student can compare the pros and cons of different transportation forms.
- Student can explain the motives and economics of storage, logistic customer service and recycling logistics.
- Student can present material flows and their optimal planning and control holistically in both functional and economic points of view.

Content

- Transportation and its significance, logistic chain and distribution
- Transportation planning and transportation risk management
- Packing
- Inventories and their economical and functional significance
- Physical storage, the connection between storage and transportations
- Significance, agility and costs of customer service
- Customer service strategies and service pricing
- Logistics and recycling

Materials

- Lecture materials available at Moodle
- Other materials announced by the lecturer

Teaching methods

- Hybrid lectures (normal lectures with Teams -connection available) and excursion
- Written assignment which is presented at the seminar during the last session
- Home examination

Employer connections

None

Exam schedules

Home exam after the lectures

Student workload

Total work load of the course: 134 h
- of which scheduled studies: 46 h
- of which autonomous studies: 88 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Student can define qualitative and quantitative characteristics of transportations in basic level. Student can compare the pros and cons of different transportation forms simply. Student can explain the motives and economics of storage, logistic customer service and recycling logistics in basic level. Student can present in basic level material flows and their optimal planning and control holistically in both functional and economic points of view.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Student can define well qualitative and quantitative characteristics of transportations. Student can compare well the pros and cons of different transportation forms simply. Student can explain well the motives and economics of storage, logistic customer service and recycling logistics. Student can present well in basic level material flows and their optimal planning and control holistically in both functional and economic points of view.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Student can define excellently qualitative and quantitative characteristics of transportations. Student can compare excellently the pros and cons of different transportation forms simply. Student can explain excellently the motives and economics of storage, logistic customer service and recycling logistics. Student can present excellently in basic level material flows and their optimal planning and control holistically in both functional and economic points of view.

Assessment methods and criteria

- Examimation: 50 %
- Writing assignment and seminar presentation: 50 %

Qualifications

No previous studies are required.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Dario Liberona
Student groups
  • IB22A

Objective

The student is capable of creating a marketing plan for a different cultural environment. Student knows the environmental factors to this process and is able to take into consideration their effect on adapting existing means of competition in the target market.

Content

- Environmental analysis
- Different strategies available for 4 P adaptation

Location and time

Classrooms

Materials

Principles of Marketing , Phillip Kotler
Class Notes
Marketing Cases

Teaching methods

Reading Material
Case Solving /presentation
Active Class discussions
Videos
Final Report
Moodle Exams

Student workload

20 Hours Lesson
2 hours presentations
60 Hours preparation and reading

Content scheduling

Value Creation
Competitors Analysis, Marketing Mix, Extended Marketing Mix, Marketing Planning, Sales Planning
The role of international Marketing
Strategic International Marketing Plan to access a New market
Understanding Customers and Markets
Culture has key issue in International Marketing
Adapting the Marketing concepts
Customer Relationship Management

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has carried out work and participated as instructed. Students are able to carry out environmental analyses in an international company and based on that draw consequences on the adaptation process of means of competition.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has carried out work well and participated actively. Students are able to carry out environmental analyses in an international company and based on that draw logical consequences on the adaptation process of means of competition.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out work to an excellent standard and participated actively and constructively. Students are able to carry out environmental analyses in an international company and based on that draw creatively consequences on the adaptation process of means of competition.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment scale:
51-59 1
60-69 2
70-79 3
80-89 4
90-100 5

Qualifications

- Basics of Marketing
- Cross-Cultural Business

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 15.10.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Dario Liberona
Student groups
  • IB22B

Objective

The student is capable of creating a marketing plan for a different cultural environment. Student knows the environmental factors to this process and is able to take into consideration their effect on adapting existing means of competition in the target market.

Content

- Environmental analysis
- Different strategies available for 4 P adaptation

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has carried out work and participated as instructed. Students are able to carry out environmental analyses in an international company and based on that draw consequences on the adaptation process of means of competition.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has carried out work well and participated actively. Students are able to carry out environmental analyses in an international company and based on that draw logical consequences on the adaptation process of means of competition.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out work to an excellent standard and participated actively and constructively. Students are able to carry out environmental analyses in an international company and based on that draw creatively consequences on the adaptation process of means of competition.

Qualifications

- Basics of Marketing
- Cross-Cultural Business

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Harrison Okuogume
Student groups
  • IB22A

Objective

The student is capable of planning a marketing research project to support decision making in an international marketing environment.

Content

- Marketing research planning process: research purpose and objective, research approach, research tactics, data collection, analysis, and reporting
- Creation of research design for a case company, including questionnaire

Materials

• Tony Proctor. (2000). Essentials of Marketing Research. 2 Edition. Pearson Education Ltd. England.
• Marketing Research An Applied Orientation – Fifth or Sixth Edition by Naresh Malhotra Prentice Hall
• Any Marketing Research books from SeAMK library
• Materials from the lecturer and will be in Moodle

Teaching methods

Lecturing
Class activities
Group or teamwork
Presentation

Student workload

There will be total of 81 hours.

- 20 hours for lecturing and in-class activities
- 53 hours for Individual or teams activities
- 8 hours for presentations

Content scheduling

Introduction to Marketing Research
Marketing research process
Types of Marketing Research
Problem definition – Jump start the problem definition
Data collection
Questionnaire design & phrasing questions Sampling designs & sampling process
Sample selection methods
Data analysis and presentation

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has carried out work and participated as instructed. Students are able to carry out market analyses in an international company.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has carried out work well and participated actively. Students are able to carry out market analyses and effectively use them in an international company's marketing decision-making.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out work to an excellent standard and participated actively and constructively. Students are able to carry out market analyses and effectively use them in an international company's marketing decision-making.

Assessment methods and criteria

% Grade
51 - 59 = 1
69 - 60 = 2
79 - 70 = 3
89 - 80 = 4
100 - 90 = 5

Qualifications

Basics of Marketing

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Harrison Okuogume
Student groups
  • IB22B

Objective

The student is capable of planning a marketing research project to support decision making in an international marketing environment.

Content

- Marketing research planning process: research purpose and objective, research approach, research tactics, data collection, analysis, and reporting
- Creation of research design for a case company, including questionnaire

Materials

• Tony Proctor. (2000). Essentials of Marketing Research. 2 Edition. Pearson Education Ltd. England.
• Marketing Research An Applied Orientation – Fifth or Sixth Edition by Naresh Malhotra Prentice Hall
• Any Marketing Research books from SeAMK library
• Materials from the lecturer and will be in Moodle

Teaching methods

Lecturing
Class activities
Group or teamwork
Presentation

Student workload

There will be total of 81 hours.

- 20 hours for lecturing and in-class activities
- 53 hours for Individual or teams activities
- 8 hours for presentations

Content scheduling

Introduction to Marketing Research
Marketing research process
Types of Marketing Research
Problem definition – Jump start the problem definition
Data collection
Questionnaire design & phrasing questions Sampling designs & sampling process
Sample selection methods
Data analysis and presentation

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has carried out work and participated as instructed. Students are able to carry out market analyses in an international company.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has carried out work well and participated actively. Students are able to carry out market analyses and effectively use them in an international company's marketing decision-making.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out work to an excellent standard and participated actively and constructively. Students are able to carry out market analyses and effectively use them in an international company's marketing decision-making.

Assessment methods and criteria

% Grade
51 - 59 = 1
69 - 60 = 2
79 - 70 = 3
89 - 80 = 4
100 - 90 = 5

Qualifications

Basics of Marketing

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 11.09.2023

Timing

18.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Dario Liberona
  • Nicolas Martinez
Student groups
  • IGWIB23F
    Gateway to International Business

Objective

Students work in small groups on practical online business tasks. The students are instructed in implementing projects and they complete the actual project work. At the end of the project the students present their results in front of a board of lecturers and students.

Content

- Life cycle of a project, project work
- Planning and implementing an online business project
- Analysing the results of the project

Materials

Material provided by the teachers & online material

Teaching methods

Contact lessons, workshops, group work, individual assignments

Student workload

5 ECTS x 27 hours = 135 hours

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Students need a lot of help in getting a project subject, in planning and implementing the project. The project group has difficulties in final implementation and timing. The project is completed and the presentation is accepted.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Students have received a good project topic from a real company or organisation. Planning and implementation is conducted exactly and on time. Students need some help in final implementation. The results are useful for the project commissioner. The presentation includes all central issues regarding the project.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Students are very active in finding a good topic for the project from companies or organisations. The project topic is current and challenging. Planning and implementation will be conducted exactly. The results are very useful for the project commissioner. The presentation is clear and exhaustive.

Assessment methods and criteria

Individual assignments & group assignment

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 31.05.2024

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Päivi Uitti
Student groups
  • IB22B
  • IB22A

Objective

The student recognises her/his professional orientation in international business and is able to look for different tasks in working life both locally and globally. He is competent in presenting her/his expertise, including that of an intercultural context, when applying a job. The student is able to use social media effectively when looking for a job. The student has tools for further development and for lifelong learning. The student understands the importance of networking for his career.

Content

- Job application training / intercultural aspects included
- Job interviews
- Social media and job seeking
- Personal CV, videoCV
- LinkedIn and other online platforms
- Career planning
- Opportunities for further study
- Cooperative as an option
- Entrepreneurship as an option
- Reporting (presentation) exchange studies and/or practical training

Materials

Material provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

Lessons, workshops, company visits, online tasks

Exam schedules

No exam.

Student workload

54 hours of students' work (of which 30 hours of lessons and 24 hours of independent studies)

realization.localizedApproveRejectDescription

Pass: The student participates in the classes of the course and shows the knowledge and skills listed in the learning outcomes in class and/or by completing the required course assignments.

Fail: The student does not reach the learning outcomes of the course and is not able to show required knowledge and skills.

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass: The student participates in the classes of the course and shows the knowledge and skills listed in the learning outcomes in class and/or by completing the required course assignments.

Fail: The student does not reach the learning outcomes of the course and is not able to show required knowledge and skills.

Assessment methods and criteria

minimum attendance in lessons and visits 80%
Moodle tasks and assignments, learning diary.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Jaana Latvanen
  • Cory Isaacs
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

Students will know how to write in the academic style. Students will know the elements of academic writing. Students will know how to paraphrase articles and provide sources and make citations. Students will produce academic texts during the course. Students will know and manage phases of the information seeking process. Students will know various information sources and information seeking tools. Students will master the basic techniques of information seeking and know how to form search sentences. Students will be able to assess the search results and, if necessary, edit searches. Students will be able to critically assess the sources and know what peer review of scientific publications means.

Content

- The difference between academic writing and normal writing
- The importance of referencing
- The skills needed to write a paraphrase
- Information seeking process and search techniques
- Information types
- Information sources
- Periodicals and journals as information sources
- Critical evaluation of sources

Materials

- material assigned by the teacher

Teaching methods

Lectures
Writing tasks
Independent study
Online studies

Student workload

- total workload 80 hours

realization.localizedApproveRejectDescription

Professional Writing Skills:
Pass: Students can produce complex, academic texts. Plagiarism is not found in the texts. Students can write citations and create a bibliography. Few mistakes in style, grammar and tone. Vocabulary is at high level.
Fail: Students are not capable of producing academic texts. Plagiarism is found in the texts. Students are not able to write in the academic style. Citations and bibliography formats are not followed. Students produce simple texts. Many mistakes in style, grammar and tone. Limited vocabulary.

Information seeking:
Pass: Students can perform searches using versatile search strategies and appropriate sources. Search results are relevant and they contain research articles.
Fail: Students are not capable of describing their information needs by adequate search terms and performing the search in a proper way. Search results are poor and they are not relevant. Information sources used are not appropriate.

Content scheduling

The course consists of two modules: Professional Writing Skills (2 cr) and Information Seeking (1 cr). The goal is that the different parts of the course support each other.

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass: Students can produce complex, academic texts. Plagiarism is not found in the texts. Students can write citations and create a bibliography. Few mistakes in style, grammar, and tone. Vocabulary is at a high level. Students can perform searches using versatile search strategies and appropriate sources. Search results are relevant and they contain professional publications as well as research articles.

Fail: Students are not capable of producing academic texts. Plagiarism is found in the texts. Students are not able to write in an academic style. Citations and bibliography formats are not followed. Students produce simple texts. Many mistakes in style, grammar, and tone. Limited vocabulary. Students are not capable of describing their information needs by adequate search terms and performing the search in a proper way. Search results are poor and they are not relevant. The information sources used are not appropriate.

Assessment methods and criteria

Professional Writing Skills: Assessment is based on the following: written assignments
Information seeking: Assessment is based on written assignments and tests

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Cory Isaacs
Student groups
  • IB20

Objective

Students can explain the basic research methods. They can explain and compare the differences between qualitative and quantitative research methods. They can plan a research project using qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. They can show through the excercises that they are able to gather the required data, analyze the results in a proper way, report and interpret the acquired results. They can compare the differences between research work and a development project. They can explain the objectives and methods involved in a development work.

Students can find and use international and academic sources related to course tasks. Students can relate material to sustainability, and career guidance with a focus on entrepreneurship.

Content

- Quantitative research process, including sampling, questionnaire design, statistical methods suitable for the research material of the students participating in the online course environment, analyzing and reporting the results of a quantitative research
- Special features of qualitative research, process and methods, analyzing and reporting the results of a qualitative research
- Purpose of a development work, methods for the implementation of a development project, reporting and evaluation of the project
- Evaluation of the research

Materials

Saunders, Lewis & Thornhill (2019). Research methods for business students (8th ed.)
- Material provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

- Online learning environment
- exercises
- independent work

Employer connections

Work placement is not included in the study.

Student workload

- independent work 80 h

Further information

The course accrues 3 R&D credits.

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass - Fail

Pass
The student actively takes part in the online course and completes all exercises and tasks. The student completes all the assignments required at least at a satisfactory level. The student understands the differences between different types of research. The student can compare the differences between a research work and a development project. The student can plan a research using qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. The student can apply some typical data collection method and analyze and report the results acquired in a proper way.

Fail
The student dos not complete all online exercises and tasks. The student does not complete all the assignments required. The student understands the differences between different types of research, but is not able to plan a research using qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. The student is not able to properly apply typical data collection methods or analyze and report the results in a satisfactory level.

Assessment methods and criteria

- exercises
- independent work
- active participation in the virtual environment
- course is graded pass/fail

Qualifications

No prerequisites

Further information

The course accrues 3 R&D credits.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 21.02.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Cory Isaacs
Student groups
  • IB22A

Objective

The student is able to recognize the phases of research process and to apply the fundamentals of research in his/her bachelor thesis. The student knows how to write academically and is able to recognize the features of academic and formal writing. The student is able to utilize this in writing the thesis.
Students can find international and academic sources related to course tasks. Students can relate material to sustainability, and career guidance with a focus on entrepreneurship.

Content

Part 1. Research work, research topic, research process, principal methods
Part 2. Requirements of academic writing

Materials

Material provided by teacher.

Teaching methods

Lecture
Independent work
Quiz
Research Paper

Student workload

54 hours in total
4 hours in class
50 hours independent study

Further information

Students must progress through the course according to the schedule.
Students must hand in all tasks at the deadlines and the tasks must be at an acceptable level.
Inactive students will get an immediate fail for the course and be removed.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

.

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass
The student actively takes part in the course and completes all exercises and tasks. The student completes all the assignments required at least at a satisfactory level. The student understands the specific requirements of research writing. The student can write academic paragraphs and provide proper sourcing techniques.

Fail
The student does not complete all exercises and tasks. The student does not complete all the assignments required at a satisfactory level. The student does not understand the differences between academic writing and general writing. The student is not able to properly apply academic writing referencing techniques.

Assessment methods and criteria

- exercises
- independent work
- active participation in the virtual environment
- report
- quiz
- course is graded pass/fail

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 21.02.2024

Timing

04.03.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Cory Isaacs
Student groups
  • IB22B

Objective

The student is able to recognize the phases of research process and to apply the fundamentals of research in his/her bachelor thesis. The student knows how to write academically and is able to recognize the features of academic and formal writing. The student is able to utilize this in writing the thesis.
Students can find international and academic sources related to course tasks. Students can relate material to sustainability, and career guidance with a focus on entrepreneurship.

Content

Part 1. Research work, research topic, research process, principal methods
Part 2. Requirements of academic writing

Materials

Material provided by teacher.

Teaching methods

Lecture
Independent work
Quiz
Research Paper

Student workload

54 hours in total
4 hours in class
50 hours independent study

Further information

Students must progress through the course according to the schedule.
Students must hand in all tasks at the deadlines and the tasks must be at an acceptable level.
Inactive students will get an immediate fail for the course and be removed.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

.

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass
The student actively takes part in the course and completes all exercises and tasks. The student completes all the assignments required at least at a satisfactory level. The student understands the specific requirements of research writing. The student can write academic paragraphs and provide proper sourcing techniques.

Fail
The student does not complete all exercises and tasks. The student does not complete all the assignments required at a satisfactory level. The student does not understand the differences between academic writing and general writing. The student is not able to properly apply academic writing referencing techniques.

Assessment methods and criteria

- exercises
- independent work
- active participation in the virtual environment
- report
- quiz
- course is graded pass/fail

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

12.02.2024 - 26.03.2024

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Dario Liberona
  • Osmo Mäkiniemi
  • Kaija-Liisa Kivimäki
  • Saija Råtts
Student groups
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

The student masters the basics of financial management, marketing, personnel management and law needed to carry on business. The student is able to explain the legal principles of different business areas and their interdependences. The student is able to hold meetings necessary according to the rules and regulations and is able to draw up the minutes of the meetings. The students are able to use the essential modules of ERP system. The student is able to work in different roles in a multicultural company with proper service attitude. The student is able to analyze and develop a business. The student is able to explain, why it is necessary for a company to keep up continuous development and how changes in the operational environment of a company affect it. The student is able to prepare financial statements and carry on the permanent accounts to the next financial year. The student can use a computer fluently and apply it in different business tasks.

Content

- Applying marketing tools (materials, campaigns etc.)
- Company on the web, web services, Office software
- Analyzing group performance
- Company growth and future strategy
- Company wellness
- Personnel development
- Sustainable development
- Presenting the development plan of the company

Location and time

Classrooms

Teaching methods

Practical applied teaching
Business Day
Marketing Plan
Web Developing
Promotional Videos
Running business Activities
Business Simulation

Content scheduling

Digital Marketing
Finance and Board Presentation
Business Day – Sales
Human Resources
Business Simulation
Marketing Strategy Plan

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student can list the basic issues of financial management, marketing, personnel management and law needed to carry on business. The student is able to name the principles of different business areas and their interdependences. The student is able to understand the meaning of business development. The student is able participate in meetings. The student can use a computer under guidance and knows the meaning of IT in business. The student participates in team activities on a regular basis.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student masters the basics of financial management, marketing, personnel management and law needed to carry on business. The student is able to explain the legal principles of different business areas and their interdependences.
The student is able to develop business operations. The student is able participate in meetings and write a minutes of meetings. The student can use a computer fluently and knows the meaning of IT in business. The student participates in team activities on a regular basis and does the team's tasks in her role carefully.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to apply her knowledge in financial management, marketing, personnel management and law needed to carry on business. The student is able to apply the legal principles of different business areas and their interdependences. The student is able to analyze and develop a business and apply his/her knowledge in this task. The student is able to explain, why continuous development is important for companies. The student is able to hold meetings necessary according to the rules and regulations and is able to draw up the minutes of the meetings. The student can use a computer fluently and apply and develop its use in different business tasks. The student participates in team activities on a regular basis and does the team's tasks in different roles carefully. The student is able to develop the team's work.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment scale:
51-59 1
60-69 2
70-79 3
80-89 4
90-100 5

Qualifications

Setting up an Enterprise

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

12.02.2024 - 29.03.2024

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Dario Liberona
  • Kaija-Liisa Kivimäki
  • Saija Råtts
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

The student masters the basics of financial management, marketing, personnel management and law needed to carry on business. The student is able to explain the legal principles of different business areas and their interdependences. The student is able to hold meetings necessary according to the rules and regulations and is able to draw up the minutes of the meetings. The students are able to use the essential modules of ERP system. The student is able to work in different roles in a multicultural company with proper service attitude. The student is able to analyze and develop a business. The student is able to explain, why it is necessary for a company to keep up continuous development and how changes in the operational environment of a company affect it. The student is able to prepare financial statements and carry on the permanent accounts to the next financial year. The student can use a computer fluently and apply it in different business tasks.

Content

- Applying marketing tools (materials, campaigns etc.)
- Company on the web, web services, Office software
- Analyzing group performance
- Company growth and future strategy
- Company wellness
- Personnel development
- Sustainable development
- Presenting the development plan of the company

Location and time

Online

Teaching methods

class Discusions
Business simulation
Website implementation
active classes
Presentations
Problem solving

Content scheduling

Digital Marketing
Finance and Board Presentation
Business Day – Sales
Human Resources
Business Simulation
Marketing Strategy Plan

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student can list the basic issues of financial management, marketing, personnel management and law needed to carry on business. The student is able to name the principles of different business areas and their interdependences. The student is able to understand the meaning of business development. The student is able participate in meetings. The student can use a computer under guidance and knows the meaning of IT in business. The student participates in team activities on a regular basis.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student masters the basics of financial management, marketing, personnel management and law needed to carry on business. The student is able to explain the legal principles of different business areas and their interdependences.
The student is able to develop business operations. The student is able participate in meetings and write a minutes of meetings. The student can use a computer fluently and knows the meaning of IT in business. The student participates in team activities on a regular basis and does the team's tasks in her role carefully.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to apply her knowledge in financial management, marketing, personnel management and law needed to carry on business. The student is able to apply the legal principles of different business areas and their interdependences. The student is able to analyze and develop a business and apply his/her knowledge in this task. The student is able to explain, why continuous development is important for companies. The student is able to hold meetings necessary according to the rules and regulations and is able to draw up the minutes of the meetings. The student can use a computer fluently and apply and develop its use in different business tasks. The student participates in team activities on a regular basis and does the team's tasks in different roles carefully. The student is able to develop the team's work.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment scale:
51-59 1
60-69 2
70-79 3
80-89 4
90-100 5

Qualifications

Setting up an Enterprise

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 03.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

3 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
  • English
Seats

16 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management
Teachers
  • Heli Simon
Student groups
  • VVO

Objective

The students understand and can use basic grammar and vocabulary of German both in spoken and written communication. He can
- tell about living and rent an apartment.
- run simple errands on the phone
- do some shopping
- handle situations at a doctor’s appointment.
- use perfect and imperfect, prepositions, imperative and decline adjectives.

Content

- living
- shopping
- on the phone
- illnesses and visiting a physician
- grammar

Materials

Material in Moodle

Teaching methods

Independent online learning; spoken, written and listening comprehension exercises

Exam schedules

Final exam 1 Dec. 23 between 8 - 11.30 AM
2 retake options in case of a failed exam

Completion alternatives

skills demonstration

Student workload

81 h

Further information

Online lessons as follows Fridays at 10-11.30 AM
29 Sept. .23
13 Oct. .23
27 Oct. 23
10 Nov. 23
24 Nov. 23
1 Dec. 23 online exam at 8-11.30 AM

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to communicate in everyday communication situations when helped. The student makes mistakes in pronunciation. He understands slow, clear speech and some expressions in written texts. The student is able to write simple text, but mistakes impede comprehension.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to communicate independently in everyday communication situations. Mistakes do not impede comprehension. The pronunciation is mainly understandable. The student can understand the main points of clear speech and easy texts. The student is able to write mainly understandable texts. Mistakes don’t impede comprehension.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is capable of active, independent and understandable communication in everyday situations. The pronunciation is close to that of a native speaker. The student understands normal-rate speech and easy written texts. He can write understandable text, which may contain minor mistakes.

Assessment methods and criteria

Accomplishment of spoken and written assignments.
An exam with written and spoken parts.

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 17.09.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 11.02.2024

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Dario Liberona
  • Osmo Mäkiniemi
  • Kaija-Liisa Kivimäki
  • Saija Råtts
Student groups
  • IB23A
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

The student knows how to start a business and what it requires in terms of economic and human capital. The student is able to start basic business activities according to the legislation and regulations. The student is able to explain financial management measures needed in business operations. The student is able to start authentic marketing practices and produce marketing materials for Trade fair according to the marketing strategy. The student recognizes personnel management as a part of a business and is able to plan for a suitable organization for a target company. The student is capable of describing the prerequisites for a profitable business. The student is able to use communication methods in business operations.

Content

- Establishing a limited company (Ltd)
- Trade fair as a marketing activity
- Competitive tools of marketing
- Teams and interaction skills in multicultural groups
- Basic bookkeeping entries
- Business English communication in various settings
- Office systems, tool software, web design

Materials

European Commission – Eu - Social Entrepreneurship Training Manual (EN)
ISE Entrepreneurship: The Art, Science, and Process for Success (4th Edition) Charles Bamford and Garry Bruton

Teaching methods

Presence Mode
Reading Material
Practical activities : Trade Show , Bank Loans
Various Workshops
Business Model development

Content scheduling

Team Building
Business Plan development
Segmentation
Marketing Mix
Finances

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows basic issues in starting and a business and what it requires in terms of economic and human capital. The student is able to help in preparing marketing materials for Trade fair. The student is able to use basic communication methods in business operations. The student participates in team activities on a regular basis.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows how to start a business in practice. The student is able to produce marketing materials for Trade fair. The student is able to use communication methods in business operations. The student participates in team activities on a regular basis and does the team's tasks in her role carefully.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows how to start a business and what it requires in terms of economic and human capital. The student is able to start basic business activities according to the legislation and regulations. The student is able to produce and develop marketing materials for Trade fair according to the marketing strategy. The student is capable of describing the prerequisites for a profitable business. The student is able to use different communication methods fluently in business operations.
The student participates in team activities on a regular basis and is able to do the team's tasks in different roles. The student is able to develop the team's work.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment scale:
51-59 1
60-69 2
70-79 3
80-89 4
90-100 5

Qualifications

Business and Entrepreneurship competence

Enrollment

04.09.2023 - 11.10.2023

Timing

23.10.2023 - 11.02.2024

Credits

4 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
Teachers
  • Dario Liberona
  • Kaija-Liisa Kivimäki
  • Saija Råtts
Student groups
  • IB23B
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Objective

The student knows how to start a business and what it requires in terms of economic and human capital. The student is able to start basic business activities according to the legislation and regulations. The student is able to explain financial management measures needed in business operations. The student is able to start authentic marketing practices and produce marketing materials for Trade fair according to the marketing strategy. The student recognizes personnel management as a part of a business and is able to plan for a suitable organization for a target company. The student is capable of describing the prerequisites for a profitable business. The student is able to use communication methods in business operations.

Content

- Establishing a limited company (Ltd)
- Trade fair as a marketing activity
- Competitive tools of marketing
- Teams and interaction skills in multicultural groups
- Basic bookkeeping entries
- Business English communication in various settings
- Office systems, tool software, web design

Location and time

Online Mode

Materials

European Commission – Eu - Social Entrepreneurship Training Manual (EN)
ISE Entrepreneurship: The Art, Science, and Process for Success (4th Edition) Charles Bamford and Garry Bruton

Teaching methods

Online Mode
Reading Material
Practical activities : Trade Show , Bank Loans
Various Workshops
Business Model development

Content scheduling

Team Building
Business Plan development
Segmentation
Marketing Mix
Finances

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows basic issues in starting and a business and what it requires in terms of economic and human capital. The student is able to help in preparing marketing materials for Trade fair. The student is able to use basic communication methods in business operations. The student participates in team activities on a regular basis.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows how to start a business in practice. The student is able to produce marketing materials for Trade fair. The student is able to use communication methods in business operations. The student participates in team activities on a regular basis and does the team's tasks in her role carefully.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows how to start a business and what it requires in terms of economic and human capital. The student is able to start basic business activities according to the legislation and regulations. The student is able to produce and develop marketing materials for Trade fair according to the marketing strategy. The student is capable of describing the prerequisites for a profitable business. The student is able to use different communication methods fluently in business operations.
The student participates in team activities on a regular basis and is able to do the team's tasks in different roles. The student is able to develop the team's work.

Assessment methods and criteria

51-59 1
60-69 2
70-79 3
80-89 4
90-100 5

Qualifications

Business and Entrepreneurship competence