Scope: 3 ECTS
Timing: 5th, 6th semester
Curriculum: All Porvoo Curricula
Level: Professional studies
Type: Free choice
Starting level and linkage with other courses
The student has successfully completed the Basic Studies
Learning objectives and assessment
He/she has basic communication skills to do business and sales in a multicultural context.
He/she can manage multicultural business communication situations with basic competence and the help of a supervisor in English.
He/she is able to give basic presentations with little stage presence.
He/she has good communication skills to do business and sales in the culture and has an adequate understanding of how to operate in a multicultural context.
He/she can manage multicultural business communication situations appropriately and relatively independently in English.
He/she is able to give coherent presentations and has good stage presence.
He/she has professionally advanced communication skills to do business and sales in a multicultural context.
He/she can manage multicultural business communication situations professionally and efficiently.
He/she is able to give presentations at a professional level and has strong stage presence.
Passed courses are assessed on a scale of 1 to 5. The assessment criteria are presented for grades 1 - 3 - 5.
Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If students have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, they can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through their studies. More information and instructions for recognising and validating prior learning (RPL) are available at MyNet.
Working life connections
Guest lecturer and/or study visits.
Guest lectures. International learning material. Multi-cultural learning environment.
The students practice presentation skills and stage presence through arts pedagogical methods and Business Ballet, a method tailored for the needs of business students and based on the teacher’s expertise as qualified language and dance teacher.
Individual, pair and team assignments
The assessment of one’s own learning 1h
Oral presentations and written assignments
Pia Kiviaho-Kallio, Porvoo
Material compiled by the lecturer and material prepared by students as course work.