Extent: 5 ECTS (135 h)
Timing: 3rd or 5th semester
Level: Advanced Professional Studies
Gaining first-hand international experience by visiting local, innovative companies and networking with foreign students. Learning about the threats and opportunities of start-up companies.
This study tour is called as “Business Practices in a Dynamic Environment, Case: Silicon Valley, USA”. The Study tour is implemented by the Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences. The American partner is the San Jose State University. The detailed schedule and topics will be announced by Jyväskylä UAS. The topics earlier focused on the opportunities and challenges of the Silicon Valley business environment and on cultural issues.
Cooperation with the business community
The course is arranged in co-operation with Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Teaching and learning methods
Students are financing the trip themselves.
The study tour is organized in autumn (usually in October).
The assessment of one’s own learning
Contact person at HH: Maria Jakubik, Dr. Sc. (Econ), Pasila
Materials appointed or provided by the teacher.
Students should write and submit a learning diary about the study tour with their reflections and feedback. Additionally, they will give a presentation about their learning experiences to other students.
The assessment of one's own learning does not influence the course grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed on an E-form.