Extent: 2 ECTS (54 h)
Timing: 4th semester
Level: Advanced Professional Studies
Starting level and linkage with other courses
The workshop is connected with all Elective Professional Studies (EAPS) and with the Master’s Thesis. It has direct links to the Hong Kong Study Tour, Silicon Valley Study Tour, Riding the Waves of Change, Strategic Alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions, Cultural Economic Geography, Communities of Practice, and to the Knowledge Management master courses.
Upon successful completion of the workshop, the students will
- learn about current IB topics
- apply their learning to current IB topics (connecting theory and practice)
- present the current status of their thesis
- submit the 3rd thesis progress report
- reflect on personal studies in Moodle
The goals of the workshop are: to learn about current IB topics; to reflect on elective studies; to submit thesis progress reports; to submit updated PSPs (personal study plans).Because this is the last workshop of the master programme students will apply their learning to current international business topics by connecting and explaining the current international business issues with theories they learned during their studies.
Cooperation with the business community
Students with international experiences will share the challenges of their managerial practices.
The topic of the workshop is directly linked to international managerial practices.
Teaching and learning methods
Contact hours (guest lectures, presentations, discussions) 2*4 h
Independent studies 46 h
Accreditation of prior learning (APL)
Maria Jakubik, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), Pasila
Guest Lecturer could be invited.
Guidelines provided by the guest lecturer on Moodle before the workshop.
Pre-assignment on ‘Current IB topics’ on Moddle.
HAAGA-HELIA thesis instructions
Swales, M. J. & Feak, C. B. 2004. Academic Writing for Graduate Students. 2nd ed. The University of Michigan Press. (recommended).
Assessment components and their respective weights
Attendance in the workshop is compulsory for all students. The workshop will be assessed as ‘passed’ or ‘failed’. All parts need to be passed to receive the credits:
- Attendance and active participation in group works
- Brief presentation of the current status of the thesis (3-5min)
- Reflections on each elective studies taken by now attached to the updated PSP to be submitted in Moodle
- Thesis Progress Report 3 to be submitted in Moodle
- Pre-assignment (submitted in Moodle)