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International Development Project

International Development Project

Code: SMB3RB011B
Extent: 4 ECTS (108 h)
Timing: Semester 5-6
Language: English
Level: Professional studies
Type: Professional Specialisation Studies

Tourism Management and Destination Operations
The course is part of the module Destination and Resort Management

Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide the student with the core capabilities of managing a international development project. The project management skills include administration, planning and all other areas of project management. The project will concentrate to resort and tourism destination environment. The student will develop skills for different phases and methodologies of master plan development.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student
•    knows the inter-relationship between different operators in Tourism resorts
•    can make decisions and justify them
•    understands the economical and operational requirements of an International Tourism business
•    can analyze and assess business risks
•    is familiar with EU funds and other sources of public funding
•    understands cultural and linguistic diversity in working life and projects and is able to work with people from different ethnic backgrounds
•    understands the impacts and opportunities of internationalisation within hospitality and tourism
•    knows the principles of project-based work and is able to work in projects
•    knows the basic principles and methods of research and development and is able to
conduct a small-scale research and development project based on the available data in the industry
•    is able to use international sources of information of his/her own field

Course contents
•    Project processes and phases
•    Project Management tool box
•    International Tourism Development projects
•    Financing Sources for International Tourism Projects
•    Project Planning
•    Project Management
•    Project Reporting

Cooperation with the business community and other organisations
Students are encouraged to actively present their own thoughts and knowledge from their working experiences.

The course work is targeted to increase the international competitiveness of a tourism resort.

Teaching and learning methods
It is possible to complete the course based on classroom learning or part time learning:

a) Classroom learning:
Lectures and examinations 24 h
Self-studies 83 h
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

b) Part time learning:
Lectures and examinations 12 h
Self-studies 95 h
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Recognition of Prior Learning, RPL  (in Finnish AHOT)
The required skills and competences can be demonstrated by a skills examination.

Teachers with the main responsibility for the course
Mario Passos Ascencao
Teemu Moilanen
Kristian Sievers

Course materials
Study material announced by teachers

Assignments 100%

The assessment of one’s own learning does not influence the 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 online in WinhaOpaali.

Assessment criteria

Grade 1
• The Aim of the project is defined poorly and/or is unclear. Team has no command on execution of the Project. Team does not utilize guidance nor contact lectures
• Project’s output introduces only some information to business and/or client
• Conclusions or proposals are mostly irrelevant.

Grade 3
•The Aim of the project is defined. Team has a good command on execution of the Project. Team has utilized guidance and/or contact lectures.
• Project’s output introduces new information to business and/or client or make good use to client
• Conclusions and proposals are relevant.

Grade 5
• The Aim and tasks of the project are precisely defined and described. Team has an excellent command on execution and has actively responded to any changes or problem situations.
• Project’s output introduces new information or insight to business and/or client and makes good use to client.
• Conclusions are focused on Project’s Aim both in practical and abstract levels.
 Proposals are very precise and connected to client’s business.