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Growing Global

Growing Global

Code: GLO1LH101 (A & B; Language Studies completed separately)
Scope: 10 cr (plus Language Studies 5 cr)
Timing: Semester 2 or 3
Language: English
Curriculum: HELI16
Module level: Basic studies
Module type: Compulsory

 

Starting level and linkage with other courses
 

The student has completed at least module 1 or s/he has corresponding knowledge and skills.

 

Module description

Students become familiar with the globalization of firms. They obtain skills for planning the internationalization of companies. Students develop their communication and culture skills for working in English in multicultural business environments. Students also develop their other language and culture skills.
 

Module parts

Globalization and internationalization 5 cr (GLO1LH101A)

Communication and culture 5 cr (GLO1LH101B)

Language skills 5 cr (second foreign language; completed separately from parts A and B)

 

Learning outcomes and assessment

Globalization and internationalization

Grades 1–2: The student

  • knows the basic drivers and effects of globalization for firms and is able to identify some of the opportunities and challenges the international business environment poses.
  • has a rudimentary knowledge of operation modes in global markets.
  • knows the basic principles of internationalizing a firm’s value chain and utilizing value networks.
  • is able to participate as part of a team in analyzing the target market and drawing up a basic internationalization plan for a value chain activity of a firm.

 

Grades 3–4: The student

  • knows the different drivers and effects of globalization for firms and is able to analyze the opportunities and challenges the international business environment poses.
  • has a good knowledge of various operation modes in global markets.
  • is familiar with internationalizing a firm’s value chain and utilizing value networks.
  • is able to analyze the target market and draw up an internationalization plan for a value chain activity of a firm.

 

Grade 5: The student

  • is able to identify the different drivers and effects of globalization for firms and to analyze the relevant opportunities and challenges the international business environment poses.
  • has a solid knowledge of various operation modes in global markets.
  • has an analytical comprehension of how to internationalize a firm’s value chain and utilize value networks.
  • is able to analyze the target market by choosing relevant information and draw up a well justified internationalization plan for a value chain activity of a firm.
     

Communication and culture

The studies represent the B2 level of the Common European Framework in business English skills.

Grades 1–2: The student

  • copes in English in the most typical work and business-related communication situations.
  • is aware of the general significance of linguistic and stylistic appropriateness in different types of business communication in English.
  • is familiar with the role of English as a global business language.
  • knows the basic cultural dimensions affecting international business.

 

Grades 3–4: The student

  • copes well in English in typical work and business-related communication situations and in more informal work situations.
  • is aware of the significance of linguistic and stylistic appropriateness in different types of business communication in English and has a basic conception of the use of language and communication services.
  • is familiar with the role of English as a global business language and the underlying linguistic and cultural implications. 
  • has a general understanding of cultural dimensions affecting business and basic skills to work in a multicultural business environment.

 

Grade 5: The student

  • communicates successfully in English in most work and business-related communication situations and in more informal work situations.
  • knows the significance of linguistic and stylistic appropriateness in different types of business communication in English and knows how to access language and communication services.
  • is familiar with the role of English as a global business language and is able to analyze the underlying linguistic and cultural implications.
  • has a solid understanding of cultural dimensions affecting business and possesses the central skills to work in a multicultural business environment.

Language skills

Opiskelija

  • suorittaa 5 op:n laajuiset toisen vieraan kielen opinnot itselleen sopivalta tasolta aloittaen,
  • vaihtoehtoisesti syventää ruotsin kielen osaamistaan tai
  • vaihtoehtoisesti vahvistaa erikseen sovittavalla tavalla aiempia kieli- tai kv-opintojaan.
  • Opinnot ajoitetaan joustavasti kielen ja lähtötason mukaan, eli niiden ajoitus voi olla erota Growing Globalin osien A ja B ajoituksesta.
  • Opiskelija valitsee lähtötasoonsa sopivan yhden 5 op:n kokonaisuuden toista vierasta kieltä:
    • Espanja/ranska/saksa/venäjä 1 (5 op)
    • Espanja/ranska/saksa/venäjä 2 (5 op)
    • Espanja/ranska/saksa/venäjä 3 (5 op) (es/ra/sa 3 opiskellaan GLOBBAn toteutuksilla)
    • Espanja/ranska/saksa/venäjä 4 (5 op) (es/ra/sa 4 opiskellaan GLOBBAn toteutuksilla)
    • Vaihtoehtona myös ruotsin osaamisen syventäminen: Svenska för internationell handel (5 op).
    • Opiskeltavat sisällöt ja niiden arviointi kuvataan kullekin 5 op:n kokonaisuudelle erikseen.

Each module part is assessed on the 0 to 5 scale. The evaluation criteria are presented for grades 1, 3 and 5 above.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

If the student has obtained the relevant knowledge and skills elsewhere, for example at work, s/he can demonstrate the knowledge and skills through the RPL process. See MyNet for further RPL information and instructions.

Working life connections

  • Module project to be completed for a small or medium sized enterprise (SME).
  • Visiting speakers and/or company visits.

International aspect

  • The module project looks into internationalization opportunities and the internationalization of an SME.

Learning methods

  • Contact learning version, including class-based learning and project work, assignments, and independent work
  • Multiform learning version, including both contact and distance-based learning, project work, assignments, and independent work
  • Distance learning version, including web-based learning, project work, assignments, and independent work.
  • RPL and completing the studies at one’s workplace

An evaluation of one’s own learning is an obligatory part of the module.

 

Teacher in charge of the module

Timo Rima

 

Learning material

Indicated in the implementation plan at the beginning of the module.