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Workshop 4: Orientation to EAPS, Emerging Markets and Thesis Progress Report 1

Workshop 4: Orientation to EAPS, Emerging Markets and Thesis Progress Report 1

Code: MGT2LG109
Extent: 1 ECTS (27 h)
Timing: 3rd semester
Language: English
Level: Advanced Professional Studies
Type: Compulsory

Starting level and linkage with other courses

The workshop is connected with all Elective Professional Studies (EAPS) especially, with the Doing Business in Emerging Markets, Cultural Economic Geography, Hong Kong Study Tour elective master courses, and with the Master’s Thesis.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the workshop, the students will

  • learn about the growing importance of emerging markets
  • understand the main opportunities and threats in emerging markets
  • share their existing experiences in doing business in emerging markets
  • understand the relevancy of emerging markets to their own managerial work
  • know about the objectives of the second academic year
  • receive information on EAPS
  • discuss and get approval for their PSPs
  • submit their thesis progress report 1

The main goal of the workshop is to direct students’ attention and interests toward the growing importance of emerging markets in international business management. Furthermore, the goal is to orientate students regarding their elective studies and to assist them with their personal study plans (PSP).

Course contents

The workshop starts with a group discussion about the growing importance of emerging markets in today’s economy. In a group work students will discuss and present to others their existing experiences in doing business in emerging markets. Students will expand their knowledge about emerging markets by listening a lecture, reading the provided support materials, discussing and presenting in groups a case study, and writing their individual reports on emerging markets.

Cooperation with the business community

Guest lecturers with business experience in emerging markets will be invited to the workshop to share their knowledge.

International dimension

The topic of the workshop is directly related to international managerial issues.

Teaching and learning methods

Group work and discussions 7 h
Lecture 1 h
Independent studies (including pre-assignments) 18 h
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

Not applicable.

Teacher responsible

Maria Jakubik, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), Pasila

Course materials

Course and reading materials on Moodle

Handouts for group discussions

Case study for group work

Assessment components and their respective weights

Full participation and active attendance in group works 20%
Individual pre-assignment/s ( be submitted in Moodle) 60%
Thesis Progress Report 1 (to be submitted in Moodle) 10%
Attending PSP face-to-face consultation 10%
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h 0%

The workshop will be assessed as "passed" or "failed". Attendance in the workshop is compulsory for all students. To receive the credit for the workshop all parts need to be passed.

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.