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Workshop 6: Current International Business Topics and Thesis Progress Report 3

Workshop 6: Current International Business Topics and Thesis Progress Report 3

Code: MGT2LG111
Extent: 2 ECTS (54 h)
Timing: 4th 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) 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.

Learning outcomes

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

Course contents

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.

International dimension

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)

Not applicable.

Teacher responsible

Maria Jakubik, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), Pasila
Guest Lecturer could be invited.

Course materials

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)