Block-7 Business Dynamics
Extent: 15-ECTS (400 h)
Timing: Period 5 & 1 (24.10.2011-27.1.2012)
Level: Professional studies
No prerequisites, however students must participate in all 7 courses of the block
Block study-units and subjects
Su1: Project Management | Su2: E-Commerce Management | Su3: International Marketing and Sales | Su4: Supply Chain Management | Su5: Revenue Management | Sj1: Logistics and Procurement | Sj2: Safety and Risk Management
Cooperation with the business community and other organisations
Students will take part in learning activities about selected local partner organisations or local community members.
In this study-block taught in English it is ensured that the learning activities include a global/ international perspective. The Facilitators infuse international elements into the learning content and international resources are used in the courses readings. The facilitators also use instructional methods appropriate to a culturally diverse student population. International guest speakers are always sought.
Learning and teaching methods
In this study-block three main learning methods are used: (1) classroom learning; (2) directed learning; and (3) self-directed learning. A proportion of the hours provide the opportunity for teaching contact between students and experts (facilitators and industry partners). Classroom learning takes the following forms: interactive lectures and small group discussions. Various forms of directed learning are used, in the courses (study-units and subjects) such as individual and group assignments. Self-directed learning is also an important part of the courses of this study-block, and students are encouraged to develop the ability to learn on their own and thus take more responsibility for setting the objectives of their learning. Students should put emphasis on text review and vigorous reflection and debate. This is particularly important to explore and develop ideas from specific texts and evaluate issues related to Business Dynamics. Reading texts support the learning activities. In short: 150 hours of classroom learning + 250 hours of directed and self-directed learning
Course assessment and grading
In this block students’ learning is assessed as follows:
› 40% Block-7 Project
› 60% Assignments and Exams
Grading on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 = min. 50%-pts, 5 = min. 90%-pts
Handouts and essential reading list posted in Moodle
Course Management System (CMS)
The Course Management System used in this course is MOODLE
Feedback and Development
The facilitators will provide students with feedback, and students will be asked to complete an anonymous feedback form at the end of each course. The courses will be improved based on student feedback.
Identifying and acknowledging previously acquired skills (in Finnish AHOT)
Studies (in form of courses or parts of courses) completed at other educational institutes and/or work experience are not accredited as such in this course directly, but the required competences can be demonstrated by a ‘skill test’, individually agreed with the facilitator.
Mr. Markus Häyhtiö; Mr. Tommi Immonen; Mr. Timo Moilanen; Dr. V.A. Heikkinen; Mr. Jere Talonen; Mr. Sotiris Makrygiannis; and Mr. Janne Jokinen