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Global Issues Analysis

Global Issues Analysis

Code: ECO8LF101
Extent: 3 ECTS
Timing: semesters 3 - 7
Language: English
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Course level: Specialisation Studies (Bachelor) and Advanced Professional Studies (Master)
Course type: free choice

Starting level and linkage with other courses
No prerequisites.

Learning outcomes
You can analyse and evaluate changes and risks in global economic and business environment and their effects on the firm. You understand the methods applied in assessing changes and risks. You have a holistic view on the international economic environment. You have developed strategic thinking for international business operations.


  • global economy -  growth, risks and crises
  • global business - business indexes, credit rating
  • global challenges - 28 global indicators
  • global transformation – 4th industrial revolution and new radical technologies
  • global scenarios - future views in global environment

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If you have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, you can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through your studies. More information and instructions for RPL are available at MyNet.

Cooperation with the business community
Visiting lecturers and/or an excursion to a suitable institution.

The course deals extensively with international economic and business environment issues at the global level. The assignments are international in scope.

Course formats
Contact and distant sessions.

Students' performance is graded on the following scale: Excellent (5), Very good (4), Good (3), Satisfactory (2), Fair (1), Fail (0). A link to the join assessment grid.

The assessment of one’s own learning.

Course teacher
Matti Perttu

Learning materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.