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Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business

Degree:
Bachelor of Business Administration

Degree title:
Tradenomi (AMK)

Credits:
210 ects

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business 23S, full-time studies, Lahti
Code
(LLTIIB23S)

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business 23S, full-time studies, Lappeenranta
Code
(LLPRIB23S)

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business 24K, full-time studies, Lahti
Code
(LLTIIB24K)
Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business 22S, full-time studies, Lahti
Code
(LLTIIB22S)

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business 22S, full-time studies, Lappeenranta
Code
(LLPRIB22S)

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business 23K, full-time studies, Lahti
Code
(LLTIIB23K)
Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business 21S, full-time studies, Lahti
Code
(IB21SLTI)

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business 21S, full-time studies, Lappeenranta
Code
(IB21SLPR)

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business 22K, full-time studies, Lahti
Code
(IB22KLTI)
Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies, Lahti
Code
(IB20SLTI)

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies, Lahti
Code
(IB21KLTI)

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies, Lappeenranta
Code
(IB20SLPR)
Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies, Lahti
Code
(LIIBU19S)

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies, Lahti
Code
(LIIBU20K)

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies, Lappeenranta
Code
(IB19)
Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

14.09.2023 - 30.11.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

1 op

RDI portion

2 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lahti Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 45

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Marja Viljanen
Scheduling groups
  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLTIIB22S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 22S Lahti
Small groups
  • Lectures1

Learning outcomes

Student is able to
- link foresight and innovation into the strategic management of an organization in a changing operating environment
- search, structure, create and utilize foresight information
- innovate and create new solutions with agile development methods

Implementation and methods of teaching

Contact lectures and workshops
Individual reading tasks
Individual assignments and
group assignments

Timing and attendance

According to the course timetable
Compulsory attendance in the introductory lecture.
Compulsory attendance in the workshops.
Compulsory attendance in the final presentation lecture.
Activeness during the contact sessions will affect the final grade positively.

Learning material and recommended literature

Materials from the Moodle learning platform &
materials provided by the lecturer.

Alternative completion methods

There is no substitute work.

Learning environment

The Moodle learning platform
Classroom workshops and lecturers

Student time use and work load

A student's estimated workload is 5 x 27 hours
consisting of:
- Contact lectures and workshops
- Individual reading tasks
- Different individual and group course assignments.
Estimated workload is the following:
- Contact lectures and workshops: 24 hrs
- Reading and preparation: 20-25 hrs
- Individual and group assignments: 40-45 hrs
- Final group assignment: 40-45 hrs

Contents

Student is able to
- link foresight and innovation into the strategic management of an organization in a changing operating environment
- search, structure, create and utilize foresight information
- innovate and create new solutions with agile development methods

Assessment criteria

Active participation during the lectures and workshops
Smaller lecture assignments
Final group assignment
Evaluation: 1-5.

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

The student did not meet the course learning objectives.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student knows the basic concepts and tools of future research.
The student is able to partly use the environment analyses and forecasting tools.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student demonstrates good knowledge of the basic concepts and tools of future research.
The student is able to use the environment analyses and forecasting tools

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student demonstrates very good knowledge of the basic concepts and tools of future research.
The student is able to use well the environment analyses and forecasting tools.

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 10.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lappeenranta Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Anu Kurvinen
  • Sari Jokimies
  • Anu Nuutinen
Scheduling groups
  • Info 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Info 2 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Lecture 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Lecture 2 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Lecture 3 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Lecture 4 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Lecture 5 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Wrap Up (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Seminar 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Seminar 2 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Independent work 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Independent work 2 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLPRIB22S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 22S Lappeenranta
Small groups
  • Info 1
  • Info 2
  • Lecture 1
  • Lecture 2
  • Lecture 3
  • Lecture 4
  • Lecture 5
  • Wrap Up
  • Seminar 1
  • Seminar 2
  • Independent work 1
  • Independent work 2

Learning outcomes

Student is able to
- link foresight and innovation into the strategic management of an organization in a changing operating environment
- search, structure, create and utilize foresight information
- innovate and create new solutions with agile development methods

Implementation and methods of teaching

The study course contains two parts:
* anticipating future trends (2,5 cr), lecturer Anu Nuutinen
* innovation management (2,5 cr), lecturers Sari Jokimies and Anu Kurvinen

Contact teaching on Skinnarila Campus.

Timing and attendance

Introduction lecture wk 35. Participation is mandatory. The important tasks, working methods and timetables for passing the study course are informed.

Timetables according to TimeEdit.

Learning material and recommended literature

Lecture etc. materials are informed on the study course Moodle platform.

Working life cooperation

Course assignments are based on working life co-operation.

Exam retakes

The re-assignments may differ from the assignments done during the course. For example there may be an examination, an essay etc.

Learning environment

Campus, Moodle.

Student time use and work load

1 cr = 27 hours student work (5 cr = 135h).

Note that only a small part of these are covered by the contact lessons.

Contents

Contents of the study course:
- Anticipation as a way of thinking
- Key Concepts and Approaches to Future Research
- Anticipating changes in the operating environment and its application
- Basic concepts and method of innovation management
- The importance and process of innovation
- Company cases

Assessment criteria

MANDATORY:
* presentation to the case-company (futures table and scenarios) and the description of the foresight process
* Learning portfolio

CRITICAL:
* participating the mandatory learning sessions. The exact dates and time are informed on the introduction lecture and Moodle course platform.
* peer feedback

Deadlines for each part will be given and those shall be followed. The effect of missing assignments / participation / etc will be told in the beginning of the course and in Moodle.

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

Learning objectives were not achieved.

At least one mandatory assignment is not done or will be returned after the given deadline
or
the quality of the returned assignments is poor and there will be one or several critical parts missing or returned late.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student is able to:
- use professional terms
- describe the basics of foresight and innovation
- describe the importance of foresight and innovation

The student is able to:
- use professional terms
- describe the basics of foresight and innovation
- describe the importance of foresight and innovation

The mandatory assignments are done, but in poor level and all the critical tasks are done.
or
The mandatory assignments are done in ordinary level, but one or more of the critical tasks are missing.
or
The mandatory assignments are done in good quality, but all or nearly all of the critical tasks are missing.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student is able to:
- use professional concepts and understand their meaning
- describe the process of foresight and innovation
- describe the importance of foresight and innovation for the company and its activities.

The mandatory assignments are done in good quality, but one or more of the critical tasks are missing.
or
The mandatory assignments are done in ordinary level, and all critical tasks are done.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student is able to:
- use professional terms
- apply foresight and innovation methods
- justify the importance of foresight and innovation as part of the organisation's strategic management


The mandatory assignments are done in good quality and all critical tasks are done.

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 10.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

4 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lahti Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Simo Jaakkola
Scheduling groups
  • Lectures (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Exercises (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Exam (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLTIIB23S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 23S Lahti
Small groups
  • Lectures
  • Exercises
  • Exam

Learning outcomes

Student is able to
- understand common mathematical methods used in real business life and when to use them.
- practice critical thinking and handles the problem solving skills.
- find and utilise up to date information.
- find confidence by gaining routine of calculation.

Implementation and methods of teaching

During autumn 2023 there will be an in class implementation of Business Mathematics.

Timing and attendance

The course will start on week 36. Lectures are optional but highly recommended.

Learning material and recommended literature

Liike-elämän matematiikka (Saaranen, Kolttola, Pösö)
Most of the material is translated from this book to English.

Student time use and work load

In Finland one credit point is confirmed to correspond appr. 27 hours of student's studying. This agreement is based on the Bologna process and ECTS (European Credit Transformation System).

Therefore 3 credit points should respond 80 hours of student's studying and 4 credits points correspondently appr 107 hours.

Only part of 80 hours has normally been covered by the contact lessons, so studying in one's own time has been required also earlier, and also during the autumn 2021.
The required amount of studying depends highly on one’s base level of skills, goals and studying technique.

It is highly recommended, that students will study during the whole course, not just in the end on the course or only some topics of the course. Make a schedule, set targets, do the exercises when they are supposed to be done, attend the Teams-meetings, follow the deadlines.

NOTE, even if the course content may sound easy to some of the students, this course can not be handled without studying. This is proven by so many students during the earlier years. So please do not make a mistake of underestimating the level of difficulty of this course. Business Mathematics is not just calculating, it is very much about understanding and being able to link to real life. Good skills in techniques of mathematics aren’t enough.

Contents

- Percentages
- Taxation
- Contribution margin calculation
- Index numbers
- Simple interest
- Compound interest
- Periodic payments
- Credit and loans

Assessment criteria

To pass the course you need to pass the exam (50 %) and return 50 % of the weekly exercises on time.

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

The student failed to pass the exam or didn't return enough weekly exercises on time.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

50 %

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

70 %

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

90 %

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

31.08.2023 - 15.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

4 op

Virtual portion

4 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lappeenranta Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Anu Nuutinen
Scheduling groups
  • Info 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Info 2 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Info 3 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Itsenäinen 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Itsenäinen 2 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Itsenäinen 3 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Itsenäinen 4 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Itsenäinen 5 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Luennot 2 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Luennot 3 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Luennot 4 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Luennot 5 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Harjoitukset 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Harjoitukset 2 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Harjoitukset 3 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Harjoitukset 4 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Harjoitukset 5 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Harjoitukset 6 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Tentti 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Tentti 2 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Tentti 3 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Tentti 4 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Verkkoluento 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Verkkoluento 2 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Verkkoluento 3 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Verkkoluento 4 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Verkkoluento (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLPRIB23S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 23S Lappeenranta
  • LLPRHOMA23S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management 23S Lappeenranta
Small groups
  • Info 1
  • Info 2
  • Info 3
  • Itsenäinen 1
  • Itsenäinen 2
  • Itsenäinen 3
  • Itsenäinen 4
  • Itsenäinen 5
  • Luennot 1
  • Luennot 2
  • Luennot 3
  • Luennot 4
  • Luennot 5
  • Harjoitukset 1
  • Harjoitukset 2
  • Harjoitukset 3
  • Harjoitukset 4
  • Harjoitukset 5
  • Harjoitukset 6
  • Tentti 1
  • Tentti 2
  • Tentti 3
  • Tentti 4
  • Verkkoluento 1
  • Verkkoluento 2
  • Verkkoluento 3
  • Verkkoluento 4
  • Online lecture

Learning outcomes

Student is able to
- understand common mathematical methods used in real business life and when to use them.
- practice critical thinking and handles the problem solving skills.
- find and utilise up to date information.
- find confidence by gaining routine of calculation.

Implementation and methods of teaching

ON-LINE IMPLEMENTATION
This implementation of Business Mathematics is meant for those students who can not attend the contact lessons at campus or who finds it better to study mathematics in one's own peace, without other students around. Studying is done in Moodle-platform and there will be contact lessons via TEAMS. If later dutring the course, student would like to attend the lessons at campus, that is also possible. One sub-interleaf should be studied per week in MOODLE, no matter what is the selected implementation.

NOTE: The NAME of the MOODLE-platform of this course is AL00CE31-3008 (not -3011)
(dfferent implementations are meta-linked and Moodle-platform is shared)



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In the beginning of the course
1) INFO: how, when, why, what? An info will be an on-line meeting. Two hours are booked for getting familiar with Moodle.
!!! There will be A COMPULSORY understanding task in Moodle that you must pass this before you can continue your studying at this course. Interleaf: info, sub-interleaf: “compulsory task”. NOTE: If you don't do this compulsory task in time, you can not attend the examination either.


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Weekly: one sub-interleaf per week in Moodle
Contact-lessons in Teams: during typical week there will be lectures (3) and support for exercises (5) i.e. meetings twice a week.
Studying without teacher's help is also possible.

2) Studying in Moodle. At least a DO BEFORE -test shall be done each week before the common sessions. This gives you an estimate, how much studying you need to do during this week.

3) LESSONS: backgrounds of the topic, rules, things to be noted and examples.
Mainly once a week. Attend if you didn’t get full amount of point from the Do before -test, you want to hear things explained or if you want to ask questions.

4) Studying material is provided in Moodle, for example step-by-step examples and materials that are most useful to study in one’s own time.

5) EXERCISES
Exercises are in Moodle
Practicing is more than important if you want to improve your skills in (applied) mathematics. Please do the exercises even if no one will be watching you. Depending on the topic, the exercises are provided in more traditional format with answers and in some case with tips or in H5P-format.
Exercise-support will be offered typically once a week.


6) Test your skills
In the end of each Moodle sub-interleaf (i.e. materials for one week) there will be a test. It is wise to check, is the skill-level already adequate or not.

7) EXAM
an on-line examination in Moodle. Only the answers are given and counted.
If a traditional examination is offered, student from this implementation may also select that one.
NOTE: The examination includes 3 crucial questions that a student must handle! The topics are: % of change, VAT-calculation and the logic of simple interest calculation. STUDY! do not just assume that you'll handle these.


RE-EXAMS
There will be two re-examination dates. The implementation type of examination is on-line.
Note: the dates are given beforehand. These dates are also the only possible dates to attend upgrading. One may try to upgrade the grade once and only once.

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8) The 4th ects will be studied as a GROUP-WORK.
A group of max 4 students will be given a present value investment calculation -task. (IF a students attends the Restaurant functions -course during autumn 2023, she/he may choose a group-work about pricing.) The task will be solved and reported step-by-step. This part includes also compulsory H5P-execrises in Moodle.
If you'll do the group-work in time, it won’t affect the grade, but it must be completed before the credit points will be saved to Peppi. There will be a strict deadline in mid December (see Moodle for DL). It is possible to re-return the work twice. (see Moodle for DL) If the group-work won't be completed in time, that will lower your grade by 2 grades.Students must follow the given instructions.(see Moodle)
Timing: weeks 47– 50, enrollment before that (DL given in Moodle)

Timing and attendance

This course is an on-line course. It will take the whole autumn semester and passing the course requires studying.
Studying materials are in Moodle.
Support for studying is offered via Teams-sessions .


There will be 4 - 5 main topics during the course. (Interleaves of Moodle)
Each main topic will have 1–4 subtopics. (Sub-interleaves in Moodle).
Typically, one sub-topic will be studied in one week. Soc, every week there will be a new topic. Therefore, it is highly recommended that student will study continuously during the whole course.
Every main topic starts “from zero”, although some previous techniques may be used (i.e. problem solving in %-calculation and in indices or %-calculation in indices). So, if student must be absent during some topics, he/she may be able to return quite easily when the next main topic starts. The previous main topic must of course be studied then by one’s own time.
The topics will be in Moodle in leaflets and sub-leaflets. These will be opened one by one so that a student who follows the recommended timings, may follow it easily.

NOTE: the leaflets are connected to the compulsory task so you need to do that before you'll see the studying materials.

The order of topics can be read in Peppi and in Moodle.
The timings will be seen in TimeEdit.


Using teacher's support is voluntary.
Attending examination is compulsory. If student misses the examination, no matter the cause, he/she can attend the official re-examinations. No extra examinations will be organized.
The implementation of the 4th credit is a group-work. Timing: weeks 47– 50. Doing the group-work is compulsory.

Learning material and recommended literature

Materials will be given in Moodle.

Additional information and explanations will be told during contact-lessons.

In case student wants to study with help of videos, he/she can find suitable ones from the internet, that may be “full” of ready-made videos. However, it is wise to study the materials provided during the course too.

Alternative completion methods

Handling the topics may only be proven by calculating. Therefore, passing the examination is compulsory and NO individual ways of trying to show the required skills are possible.

Group-work: 1 - 4 members.

Working life cooperation

There are no straight connections to companies, but most of the topics are “from real life”. Business Mathematics -course will mostly concentrate on application (like pricing) and in some cases also related legislation must be handled (like terms of payment and interest rate for late payments).

Exam retakes

There will two re-examinations. Those are on-line versions.

The dates are given beforehand and only those re-examinations are available. The other one will be held in the beginning of the spring semester 2024 and the other one later in the spring semester 2024. Please check the exact dates in Moodle. The enrollment is also in Moodle and the student must enroll to the re-examination by him-/her-self before the DL.

Note: It is more than wise to study properly during the course. Please, do not wait for the re-examination, because the topics won’t get any easier. Studying is required.

The implementation of the 4th ects will be a group work. There will be a strict deadline (see Moodle). If the work is graded as "to be completed", a group will be given another strict deadline. If the work is still not passed, the group will be given a second and last re-returning: For also this, the deadline is strict. Students shall follow the given instructions (naming the work, returning the work, including all the group-members to mailing etc) or the work won't be checked. It is possible to re-return the work twice. If the work won't be passed then, 2 grades are taken out from the grade based on the examination. If the grade is then less than one, a student will re-take the course next year.


Credit points will be written only after both, the examination and the group work is passed.

Learning environment

Moodle - extremely compulsory!
Teams - More than recommended
Remember to check the timings from TimeEdit.

Contact lessons – voluntary, offered to those students who need personal help and/or appreciate group’s support while solving exercises
Studying in Moodle.

Student time use and work load

In Finland one credit point is confirmed to correspond appr. 27 hours of student's studying. This agreement is based on the Bologna process and ECTS (European Credit Transformation System).

Therefore 3 credit points should respond 80 hours of student's studying and 4 credits points correspondently appr 107 hours.

Only part of 107 hours has normally been covered by the contact lessons, so studying in one's own time has been required also earlier, and also during the autumn 2023.
The required amount of studying depends highly on one’s base level of skills, goals and studying technique.

It is highly recommended, that students will study during the whole course, not just in the end on the course or only some topics of the course. Make a schedule, set targets, do the exercises when they are supposed to be done, attend the Teams-meetings, follow the deadlines.

NOTE, even if the course content may sound easy to some of the students, this course can not be handled without studying. This is proven by so many students during the earlier years. So please do not make a mistake of underestimating the level of difficulty of this course. Business Mathematics is not just calculating, it is very much about understanding and being able to link to real life. Good skills in techniques of mathematics aren’t enough.

Contents

Note that the beginning of the course may be very simple to some of the students. Please do NOT assume that the whole course would be like that. Understand that some students may have studied mathematics many, many years ago and they don't remember everything.
!!! Shows the crucial questions, that must be handled by everyone. The course can not be passed without showing that a student knows hos these are calculated.

CONTENTS of the COURSE
1) problem solving:
* thinking as part of problem solving
* equations and proportion:
As a repetition for those student who don't either remember or who haven't studied these well earlier.

2) percentage calculation
2.1) Basic cases, % of change, % of comparison, %-units, coefficient of change and the rules of these.
!!! NOTE: % of change is the other crucial question in the examination. This topic MUST be handled by everyone.
2.2.) VAT
!!! NOTE: VAT is the other crucial question in the examination. This topic MUST be handled by everyone.
2.3.) Contribution margin calculation
This topic is most probably new for every student, so attending Teams-session is recommended to everyone.
2.4.) Pricing
This topic is new for every student and the topic requires studying.
note: attending Teams-session is HIGHLY recommended to everyone.


3) indices
3.1) Simple index series
Most probably new for many students. This topic includes self studying part.
3.2.) Using ready made indices: inflation, change in the value of money, real change, index clause
This topic is new for every student and the topic requires studying.
note: attending Teams-session is HIGHLY recommended to everyone.


4) Simple Interest calculation
4.1) the basics of simple interest calculation
4.2.) Interest (€) and shortly the basics of loans
4.2) interest rate (%) and small loans
4.3) Terms of payment: This topic may include a self studying part BEFORE the lessons.
!!! NOTE: Understanding the logic of simple interest calculation is the third crucial question in the examination. This topic MUST be handled by everyone.
These topics are new for every student and the topics require studying.
note: attending Teams-session is HIGHLY recommended to everyone.



GOALS:
To gain knowledge of basic mathematics needed in business.
To get a good routine to calculation.

The desired outcome is that a student who has passed the course with good grade:

* understands that in business mathematics being able to calculate technically well is not enough, but instead understanding terminology and thinking in general is an important part of it
* remembers the wise techniques of solving equations
* knows when and how to use proportion
* understands how equations can be used as a help in the process of solving mathematical problems
* recognizes the different types of percentage calculation and are able to use those properly
* knows by heart how percentage of change should be calculated and understands the reasons for the rules behind it
* knows by heart how the price without value-added-tax is calculated and handles the other types of value-added-tax-calculation too
* handles the basics of contribution margin calculation
* understands how discounts should be taken into account in pricing
* understands what is a simple index series, how it is created, when it can be used and how it is interpreted
* understands how ready-made index-series are used and what is their connection to phenomenons of business
* understands the value of money in sense of relative change and knows how it is calculated
* understands the logic of simple interest calculation and is able to calculate simple interest
* recognizes different outcomes of interest rate and different terms related to it
* understands the concept of real annual interest rate and knows how it is calculated
* knows the terms of payment and the rules and the basic legislation related to it

The contents and the implementation of the 4th credit point will be present value investment calculation (group-work)
or pricing if a students studies also Restaurant functions -course during autumn 2023.

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

No previous courses will be required or offered.

Studying can and should be done during THIS course.

Assessment criteria

In the beginning of the course there is a compulsory task in Moodle. A student must pass this before she/he can see the studying materials in Moodle. Also, this compulsory task is connected to the examination, so attending the examination is not possible, if a student won't complete the compulsory task. The deadline is in appr. 3 weeks from the beginning of the course (see Moodle).

An exam is used to measure students' knowledge (after 3 efct).
Requirements: minimum 50 % of points.

There will be crucial questions in the on-line version. In this case the student can not proceed to the "real" examination if he/she doesn’t handle the most important topics of the course. The crucial questions are % of change, the price without VAT, when the VAT rate and the price with VAT is given and the logic of simple interest calculation.

In traditional version of examination: an approved performance in "crucial" exam question. The crucial questions are % of change, the price without VAT, when the VAT rate and the price with VAT is given and the logic of simple interest calculation.


An on-line examination where only the answers are given and counted will be offered. For on-line examination there will be a "normal" version, where the order of the questions is given and the "free-move version". A student can an access for this by collecting at least 3 activity points during the course. If there are enough students attending, also a traditional examination where the whole solving process is written on paper and will be graded also by its’ parts is possible. Please note that the on-line examination and traditional examination will be different. Especially, an on-line examination will have its advantages but also disadvantages. A student must choose by her/himself which implementation suites better for her/him well before the examination. One may choose and attend only to either on-line or traditional version, NOT to both. Note. A traditional version will be organized only if there will be enough students attending (see Moodle).

The implementation of the 4th ects:
Group work of 1-4 students
Topic: present value investment calculation
Grading: Passed / to be completed / failed.
If the grade is 2to be completed or failed still after 2 possible re-returns, this will lowers one's grade by 2 grades.

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

Student is not able to carry out half of the exam questions and/or student is not able to handle the **crucial questions in the examination.

Most probably the failed result means that student hasn't been studying maybe because of the lack of effort of because trusting too much on his/her earlier skills.

Note: Being able to calculate percentage calculation is not enough.

The group-work is not completed.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

Grade 1: Student is able to carry out half of the exam questions. In traditional exam this means that a student can either a) know something about all the topics studied during the course or) know well certain topics, but less about some topics. Student must handle the **crucial questions in the examination.

Student has completed the group-work in given time.
(or the examination result is worth grade 3)

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

Grade 3: Student has gained 70 %of the maximum points. In traditional exam this means that a student handles either a) all the topics of the course better than on average or b) certain topics completely. Student must handle the **crucial questions in the examination.

Student has completed the group-work in given time (or the examination result is worth grade 5)

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

Grade 5: Grade 5 requires 90 % of the maximum points.Student handles very well exercises from all the topics studied during the course. Student must handle the **crucial questions in the examination.

Student has completed the group-work in given time.

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

05.09.2023 - 21.11.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

1 op

RDI portion

2 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lahti Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 45

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Marja Viljanen
Scheduling groups
  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLTIIB23S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 23S Lahti
Small groups
  • Lectures 1

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- determine the key concepts of marketing and customer-oriented business
- identify the phases of a marketing and sales process
- recognise customer needs and understand their significance for the success of a company

Implementation and methods of teaching

- Contact lectures
- Group meetings & group tutoring

Timing and attendance

According to the course timetable
Compulsory attendance in the contact lectures.
Activeness during the contact sessions will affect the final grade positively.

Learning material and recommended literature

- Moodle materials
- Lecture notes
- Articles
- Course book Marketing an Introduction, Armstrong, Gary & Kotler, Philip (selected parts of the book)

Alternative completion methods

There are no substitute work.

Learning environment

The Moodle learning platform
Classroom workshops and lecturers

Student time use and work load

A student's estimated workload is 5 x 27 hours, consisting of contact lectures, individual reading tasks, and different individual and group course assignments.
The estimated workload is the following:
-Contact lessons: 40 hrs
-Reading and preparation: 20-25 hrs
-Individual and group assignments: 40-45 hrs
-Final group assignment: 40-45 hrs

Contents

A customer oriented approach to business
- Marketing environments
- Consumer behaviour and the purchasing process
- Marketing strategy
- The competitive tools of customer-oriented marketing

Assessment criteria

- Active participation
- Presentations
- Group work
- Exam

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

The student did not meet the course learning objectives.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

Student has achieved the objectives of the course sufficiently.
Student understands the basic principles of marketing
Student is able to apply some of the course-related professional marketing concepts.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

Student has achieved the objectives of the course in a consistent manner.
Student understands the basic principles of marketing well.
Student is able to apply most of the course-related professional marketing concepts.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

Student has achieved the objectives of the course in an excellent manner.
Student understands the basic principles of marketing very well.
Student has good capabilities to apply all of the course-related professional marketing concepts.

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 01.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lappeenranta Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Emmi Maijanen
Scheduling groups
  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • International Business -students (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Hotel and Tourism Management -students (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLPRIB23S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 23S Lappeenranta
  • LLPRHOMA23S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management 23S Lappeenranta
Small groups
  • Luennot 1
  • Harjoitus R 1
  • Harjoitus R 2

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- determine the key concepts of marketing and customer-oriented business
- identify the phases of a marketing and sales process
- recognise customer needs and understand their significance for the success of a company

Implementation and methods of teaching

The course has lectures and small discussion assignments done in groups. Written, individual reflection on each discussion assignment is required.

Timing and attendance

There are study sessions 1-2x2h/week according to your group and TimeEdit schedule.
Group discussions are compulsory.

Learning material and recommended literature

Material is given by the teacher.

Learning environment

Lappeenranta campus, moodle

Contents

History of marketing.
Importance of customer value, value proposition, and customer relationships.
Learning how to segment the market and how to do targeting and positioning.
Marketing environment: micro- and macro-environments.
Marketing communication.
Introduction to the marketing planning and marketing mix.
Managing customer relationships and customer experience.
Role of customer service and personal selling in business.

Assessment criteria

Evaluation is based on the written reflection assignments on the group discussions.

Assessment scale

1-5

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student knows the basic concepts related to marketing and customer relationships.
The student understands the role and importance of marketing and customer relations in business.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student understands the basic concepts related to marketing and customer relationships.
The student can demonstrate marketing and managing customer relations in business to some extent.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student understands the basic concepts related to marketing and an applies those in their own writing and work.
The student understands the role and importance of marketing and business relations in business and is capable of evaluating the basics of the marketing and customer relationship management of a company.

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 31.05.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

3 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lahti Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Marja Viljanen
  • Kati Jaakkola
Groups
  • LLTIIB23S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 23S Lahti

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- plan their own learning and cooperate in situations related to their own field of studies
- recognize their own competence and the needs to develop them further and to plan their career path observing them
- act as a group member
- operate in the learning environments of LAB University of Applied Sciences
- picture their own field of studies and its future skills
- give feedback on tuition and services and thus participate in the development of education

Implementation and methods of teaching

Compulsory attendance during the course is required
Developing professional competence course starts with the Orientation Week:
After the orientation week, course activities will be organized according to the course timetable, approximately once a month.

Timing and attendance

Compulsory attendance during the course is required
Developing professional competence course starts with the Orientation Week:
After the orientation week, course activities will be organized according to the course timetable, approximately once a month.

Learning material and recommended literature

Moodle material

Assessment scale

1-5

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

31.08.2023 - 31.05.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

3 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lappeenranta Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Heli Korpinen
Scheduling groups
  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLPRIB23S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 23S Lappeenranta
Small groups
  • Lectures 1

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- plan their own learning and cooperate in situations related to their own field of studies
- recognize their own competence and the needs to develop them further and to plan their career path observing them
- act as a group member
- operate in the learning environments of LAB University of Applied Sciences
- picture their own field of studies and its future skills
- give feedback on tuition and services and thus participate in the development of education

Implementation and methods of teaching

Contact teaching lectures
Online studying
Group works
Individual assignments

Timing and attendance

Compulsory attendance during the course is required
Developing professional competence course starts with the Orientation Week:
After the orientation week, course activities will be organized according to the course timetable, approximately once a month.

Exam retakes

No exam

Learning environment

Different learning environments during the course.

Student time use and work load

Developing professional competence is a 5 ECTS course.
Course is divided between 1st, 2nd, 3rd study years.
Developing Professional Competence 1, 3 ECTS - 1st study year
Developing Professional Competence 2, 1 ECTS - 2nd study year
Developing Professional Competence 3, 1 ECTS - 3rd study year

1 ECTS is 27 hours of student work.

Contents

This course will introduce the student:
• how to plan their own learning and cooperate in situations related to their own field of studies
• how to identify themselves as a learner and develop their own learning skills
• ability to recognize their own competence and the needs to develop them further and to plan their career path observing them
• how to act as a group member
• how to operate in the learning environments of LAB University of Applied Science
• knowledge of their own field of studies and its future skills
• how to give feedback on tuition and services and thus participate in the development of education
• knowledge of working life in Finland

Assessment criteria

Active class attendance and participation
Course assignments

Assessment scale

Approved/Failed

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 30.04.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

1 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lappeenranta Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Mia Ekman
  • Ville Sarpo
Scheduling groups
  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLPRIB22S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 22S Lappeenranta
Small groups
  • Lectures 1

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- utilize various learning opportunities in curriculum
- recognize and aim their own competences to be in level with the future career requirements
- create a study plan that supports the future career goal
- give feedback on tuition and services and thus participate in the development of education

Implementation and methods of teaching

Contact teaching lectures, possible visiting lecturers
Study planning and tutor discussion

Contents

This course will introduce the student:
• how to plan their own learning and cooperate in situations related to their own field of studies
• how to identify themselves as a learner and develop their own learning skills
• ability to recognize their own competence and the needs to develop them further and to plan their career path observing them
• knowledge of their own field of studies and its future skills
• how to give feedback on tuition and services and thus participate in the development of education

Assessment criteria

The course is passed when the student has actively participated in the course activity and done all the assignments according to schedule and had the annual tutor discussion.

Assessment scale

1-5

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 02.06.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

1 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lahti Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Jukka-Mikael Rokio
  • Kati Jaakkola
Teacher in charge

Kati Jaakkola

Scheduling groups
  • Lectures (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLTIIB22S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 22S Lahti
Small groups
  • Lectures

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- utilize various learning opportunities in curriculum
- recognize and aim their own competences to be in level with the future career requirements
- create a study plan that supports the future career goal
- give feedback on tuition and services and thus participate in the development of education

Implementation and methods of teaching

Some contact sessions
tasks
Study planning and tutor discussion

Timing and attendance

Compulsory attendance during the course sessions is required

Contents

This course will introduce the student:
• how to plan their own learning and cooperate in situations related to their own field of studies
• how to identify themselves as a learner and develop their own learning skills
• ability to recognize their own competence and the needs to develop them further and to plan their career path observing them
• knowledge of their own field of studies and its future skills
• how to give feedback on tuition and services and thus participate in the development of education

Assessment scale

Approved/Failed

Assessment criteria: assessment scale failed/approved

The course is passed when the student has actively participated in the course activity and done all the assignments according to schedule and had the annual tutor discussion.

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 31.05.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

1 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lahti Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Kati Jaakkola
  • Marja Viljanen
Scheduling groups
  • Lectures (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLTIIB21S
Small groups
  • Lectures

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- identify themselves as a learner and develop their own learning skills
- evaluate innovative or alternative future competences required in their own field
- recognize and aim their own competences to be in level with the future career requirements
- masters the professional concepts of their own field and is able to point out their competencies during job recruitment processes
- give feedback on tuition and services and thus participate in the development of education

Implementation and methods of teaching

Compulsory attendance during the course is required
Developing professional competence course activities will be organized according to the course timetable.

Timing and attendance

Compulsory attendance during the course is required
Developing professional competence course activities will be organized according to the course timetable.

Learning material and recommended literature

Moodle material

Assessment scale

1-5

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

01.09.2023 - 31.05.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

1 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lappeenranta Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Heli Korpinen
Scheduling groups
  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLPRIB21S
Small groups
  • Lectures 1

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- identify themselves as a learner and develop their own learning skills
- evaluate innovative or alternative future competences required in their own field
- recognize and aim their own competences to be in level with the future career requirements
- masters the professional concepts of their own field and is able to point out their competencies during job recruitment processes
- give feedback on tuition and services and thus participate in the development of education

Implementation and methods of teaching

Professional Growth 3 (1 credit) contents:
– a PSP – Personal study plan -discussion during the graduation phase (so-called final discussion) with
the tutor teacher
– options for continuous learning
– feedback discussions (the education programmes agree with each other on how to organise the
feedback discussions, note: good practices and their dissemination)

Timing and attendance

Classes + a personal discussion with the tutor teacher

Learning material and recommended literature

Professional Growth 3 (1 credit) contents:
– a PSP – Personal study plan -discussion during the graduation phase (so-called final discussion) with
the tutor teacher
– options for continuous learning
– feedback discussions (the education programmes agree with each other on how to organise the
feedback discussions, note: good practices and their dissemination)

Working life cooperation

Visitors from companies possible.

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

Developing professional competencies 1 & 2

Assessment scale

1-5

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 10.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lahti Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Simo Jaakkola
Scheduling groups
  • Lectures (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLTIIB23S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 23S Lahti
Small groups
  • Lectures

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- utilise essential office applications in their studies
- utilise cloud services as part of team work
- function in an online learning environment

Implementation and methods of teaching

This course is arranged only online as eLearning using Moodle and Zoom tools. Exercises and eLearning tasks are published in course Moodle.

First enrol to the course in Peppi, after teacher confirms your participation you will automatically be inserted into course Moodle.

Timing and attendance

According to TimeEdit timetable. Attending online lectures is optional.

Learning material and recommended literature

Office 2016 series (or newer). e-Learning materials given during the course.

Exam retakes

Two retake exams.

Learning environment

Moodle eLearning platform.

Student time use and work load

5 ECTS credits are approximately 135 hours of work.

Contents

Word processing standard layout of documents, styles, LAB report writing guidelines.

Basic usage of MS Word.

Create professional looking presentations with MS PowerPoint, set timings and other presentation settings. Presenter tools while giving a presentation.

Creating spreadsheets with MS Excel. Autosum and other basic functions (SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT, MIN, MAX), copy formula to other rows/columns/worksheets, absolute cell reference, create time series, conditional formatting, create and edit charts, conditional calculation functions (IF, COUNTIF, SUMIF), date and time functions, lookup functions, sort and filter data, Pivot tables and charts.

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

Not needed.

Assessment criteria

Weekly exercises, assignments and Excel exam.

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

Failed. Student failes to submit exercises on time or failes too many of them.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

Knowledge

Student can name and recall course content information. Student is aware of how to work with basic application exercises.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

Analysis skills

Student can see and analyze relationships of topics. Student knows how to implement exercises skillfully and apply skills in business related situations.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

Evaluation skills

Student can make well-founded judgements on topics and support them. Student has mastery skills in implementing exercises. Student can estimate and choose how to apply skills for business life needs.

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

30.10.2023 - 09.02.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lappeenranta Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Jaana Tanhuanpää
Scheduling groups
  • Harjoitukset 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLPRIB23S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 23S Lappeenranta
Small groups
  • Exercises

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- utilise essential office applications in their studies
- utilise cloud services as part of team work
- function in an online learning environment

Implementation and methods of teaching

This course is arranged in Lappeenranta campus according to TimeEdit timetable. Exercises and eLearning tasks are published in course Moodle.

First enrol to the course in Peppi, after teacher confirms your participation you will automatically be inserted into course Moodle.

Timing and attendance

According to TimeEdit timetable.

Learning material and recommended literature

Office 2016 series (or newer). e-Learning materials given during the course.

Exam retakes

Two retake exams.

Learning environment

Moodle eLearning platform.

Student time use and work load

5 ECTS credits are approximately 135 hours of work. Lessons introduce new topics and guides you how to work with exercises. Reserve also time to work with exercises and self-study materials in Moodle.

Contents

Word processing standard layout of documents, styles, LAB report writing guidelines.

Basic terms in immaterial property rights (IPR), especially copyright. CreativeCommons licensing system. Copyright Expert Badge.
Create professional looking presentations with MS PowerPoint, set timings and other presentation settings. Presenter tools while giving a presentation.

Creating spreadsheets with MS Excel. Autosum and other basic functions (SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT, MIN, MAX), copy formula to other rows/columns/worksheets, absolute cell reference, create time series, conditional formatting, create and edit charts, conditional calculation functions (IF, COUNTIF, SUMIF), date and time functions, lookup functions, sort and filter data, Pivot tables and charts.

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

Not needed.

Assessment criteria

Exercises and e-learning tasks.

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

Failed.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

Knowledge

Student can name and recall course content information. Student is aware of how to work with basic application exercises.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

Analysis skills

Student can see and analyze relationships of topics. Student knows how to implement exercises skillfully and apply skills in business related situations.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

Evaluation skills

Student can make well-founded judgements on topics and support them. Student has mastery skills in implementing exercises. Student can estimate and choose how to apply skills for business life needs.

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

02.10.2023 - 07.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

3 op

Virtual portion

1 op

RDI portion

1 op

Mode of delivery

67 % Contact teaching, 33 % Distance learning

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lahti Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Jukka-Mikael Rokio
Scheduling groups
  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLTIIB23K
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 23K Lahti
Small groups
  • Luennot 1

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- describe the basic concepts of micro- and macroeconomics
- recognise the causes and effects for internal balance problems in economy
- understand the special features of labour market
- describe the reasons and consequences of economic fluctuations and the central channels of influence in economic policy
- understand the basic functions of foreign exchange market

Implementation and methods of teaching

Course takes place on autumn term 2023 - begins on week 44. Schedule will be updated in the end of February and information will be delivered to the participants via moodle.

Contact sessions - 3 hours / week ( 3 x 45 minutes ).

Timing and attendance

Academic year 2022 - 2023; autumn term 2023.

Learning material and recommended literature

Material will be uploaded to moodle files folder.

Learning environment

Contact sessions ( 3 x 45 minutes ).

Student time use and work load

Contact sessions ( 3 x 45 minutes ) - all in all 6 contact sessions ( week 44 - week 49 ).

Schedule will be confirmed and delivered to the participants via moodle.

Contents

Main topics of the course:
- background of the science
- basic concepts of micro- and macroeconomics
- employment and labour market
- economic fluctuations
- economic policy
- foreign exchange market

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

None.

Assessment criteria

Individual assignments, assignment package and ( maybe ) final exam.

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

The criterias ( which are gone through in the first contact session ) are not fulfilled or / and the student don' t follow the deadlines of the course.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

Student is familar with the basic concepts of Economics.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

Student is familiar with the macroeconomic problems.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

Student understands the problems with economic fluctuations and is familiar with main tools of economic policy.

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

11.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lahti Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Hamid Guedra
  • Aria Kanerva
Scheduling groups
  • Lesson/classroom exercises (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLTIIB23S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 23S Lahti
Small groups
  • Lesson/classroom exercises

Learning outcomes

Proficiency level: B2

The student is able to
- identify the characteristics of academic texts and to apply academic conventions to their writing
- demonstrate critical thinking and find, evaluate and use information effectively
- communicate clearly and effectively in different generic and field-specific workplace situations both orally and in writing
- function collaboratively in contemporary working environments in English.

Implementation and methods of teaching

Lectures, group work, individual assignments, peer and self-assessment.

Timing and attendance

Specified by the teacher.

Learning material and recommended literature

Specified by the teacher.

Required:
-LAB Thesis Guidebook, chapters 6 & 7 (i.e., referencing mechanics)
For background:
-Stephen Bailey: Academic Writing. A Handbook for International Students. An e-book available in the LAB Primo database. (The required sections are specified on the course Moodle page.)
Recommended:
- https://open.lib.umn.edu/writingforsuccess/
- https://open.lib.umn.edu/collegesuccess/
- https://milnepublishing.geneseo.edu/writing-in-college-from-competence-to-excellence/

Alternative completion methods

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Discussed with the teacher.

Exam retakes

No final exam/no retake to improve the final course grade. The student is allowed to retake the midterm exam once. The midterm exam grade counts toward the final course grade. If the student fails both takes of the exam, they may still earn a passing grade in the course by completing the remaining coursework.

Learning environment

In-class learning on campus. Study materials on the Moodle platform.

Student time use and work load

The estimated workload is 135 hours, including reading, coursework, and lectures or other scheduled meetings.

Contents

About 3 ECTS is focused on academic practices, especially academic writing, and about 2 ECTS is focused on other professional communication practices and skills, both written and spoken.

-general principles of academic writing, including style, text structure, and referencing mechanics
-generic and context-specific guidelines for academic and professional writing
-various written and oral communication situations in professional studies and the working life
-key terminology and concepts in the students' field of study.

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

Strong English skills recommended. The course is taught at the B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This is equal to scoring 6 or 6.5 in the IELTS test or having been graded M or higher in English in the Finnish matriculation examination.

Assessment criteria

Midterm exam. Written assignments.

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

The student has failed to meet the set course requirements.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

Writing in varied professional contexts: The student has met the assignment requirements minimally. Work displays vaguely consistent and appropriate register. Content is vaguely effective and diverse. The text is not in keeping with style-specific conventions. The student constructs minimally understandable sentences. Grammatical irregularities occur often. Vocabulary is minimally appropriate to context.

Speaking in varied professional contexts: The student speaks in a style vaguely appropriate to the assignment. Student interacts minimally with participants. Performance meets few of the set expectations of given assignment. The student speaks in a vaguely consistent manner. Delivery is minimally structured. Linguistic performance is minimally accurate and appropriate to the context. Pauses are rather long and at times pronunciation hinders comprehension.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

Writing in varied professional contexts: The student has met the assignment requirements adequately. Work displays somewhat consistent and appropriate register. Content is somewhat effective and diverse. The text has a reasonably logical structure. The text is rather cohesive. Minor mistakes occur in style. The student mostly constructs sentences well. Grammatical irregularities occur. Vocabulary is adequately professional and mostly appropriate to context.

Speaking in varied professional contexts: In most cases the student speaks in a style appropriate to the assignment. Student interacts with participants. Performance meets most set expectations of given assignment. The student speaks in a consistent manner. Delivery is structured. Linguistic performance is somewhat accurate and appropriate to the context, although short pauses and hesitations may occur.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

Writing in varied professional contexts: The student has met the assignment requirements fully. Work displays consistent and appropriate register. Content is effective, diverse, and skillfully delivered. The text has a clear and logical structure. The text is cohesive, fluent, and versatile. The student uses varied structures although occasional grammatical irregularities may occur. Vocabulary is varied and professional and typically appropriate to context.

Speaking in varied professional contexts: The student speaks in a style appropriate to the assignment. Student interacts fluently and competently. Performance meets all set expectations of given assignments. The student speaks in a clear, concise, and consistent manner. Delivery is well-structured, intentional. Linguistic performance is accurate, appropriate to the context, and speech tempo is natural.

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 02.10.2023

Timing

30.10.2023 - 25.02.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lappeenranta Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 70

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Anneli Rinnevalli
Scheduling groups
  • Group A (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Group B (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLPRIB23S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 23S Lappeenranta
Small groups
  • Group A
  • Group B

Learning outcomes

Proficiency level: B2

The student is able to
- identify the characteristics of academic texts and to apply academic conventions to their writing
- demonstrate critical thinking and find, evaluate and use information effectively
- communicate clearly and effectively in different generic and field-specific workplace situations both orally and in writing
- function collaboratively in contemporary working environments in English.

Implementation and methods of teaching

On-campus and, when so agreed, virtual classes on campus, and self-studies on Moodle. Lectures and teacher-directed activities, exercises and assignments, group work and individual studies, and feedback from peers and the teacher. Where relevant and possible, integration with another course implementation (e.g., a report writing assignment).

Timing and attendance

The course is scheduled for October/November 2023 to February 2024, the first part introducing the basics of professional communication (2 ECTS) and the second part (3 ECTS) focusing on academic communication. Scheduled weekly classes to attend and virtual studies to complete successfully by deadlines.

Learning material and recommended literature

Study materials are provided by the teacher via Moodle.

Required: LAB Thesis Guidebook, chapters 6 & 7 (i.e., citing and referencing mechanics), available at elab.lab.fi

Recommended (parts):
- Stephen Bailey: Academic Writing. A Handbook for International Students. An e-book available in the LAB Primo database.
- https://open.lib.umn.edu/writingforsuccess/
- https://open.lib.umn.edu/collegesuccess/
- https://milnepublishing.geneseo.edu/writing-in-college-from-competence-to-excellence/

Alternative completion methods

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). To be discussed with the teacher.

Exam retakes

Students who fail the course will need to complete the course requirements within one year (12 months) from the end of the course period. Consult the course teacher.

Learning environment

Blended learning: A major part of the studies will take place online (Moodle, Teams, and other digital platforms as needed). Studies will comprise also live classes on the Lappeenranta campus.

Student time use and work load

Estimated student workload is 135 h during the 5-credit course, including reading, exercises and assignments, and lectures or other scheduled meetings.

Contents

About 3 ECTS is focused on academic practices, especially academic writing, and about 2 ECTS is focused on other professional communication practices and skills, both written and spoken.
- general principles of academic writing, including style, text structure, and referencing mechanics
- generic and context-specific guidelines for academic and professional writing
- various written and oral communication situations in professional studies and the working life
- key terminology and concepts in the students' field of study.

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

Strong English skills recommended. The course is taught at skills level CEFR B2.

Assessment criteria

Continuous evaluation: regular attendance and active participation in lectures and learning sessions. Successful completion of written and spoken assignments and tests by the given deadlines. Students' assignments are assessed individually on a scale of 5-0 or Pass/Fail. The final course grade is determined based on the overall quality of the student's coursework, on a scale of 5-0.

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

The student has failed to meet the set course requirements.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

Writing in varied professional contexts: The student has met the assignment requirements minimally. Work displays vaguely consistent and appropriate register. Content is vaguely effective and diverse. The text is not in keeping with style-specific conventions. The student constructs minimally understandable sentences. Grammatical irregularities occur often. Vocabulary is minimally appropriate to context.

Speaking in varied professional contexts: The student speaks in a style vaguely appropriate to the assignment. Student interacts minimally with participants. Performance meets few of the set expectations of given assignment. The student speaks in a vaguely consistent manner. Delivery is minimally structured. Linguistic performance is minimally accurate and appropriate to the context. Pauses are rather long and at times pronunciation hinders comprehension.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

Writing in varied professional contexts: The student has met the assignment requirements adequately. Work displays somewhat consistent and appropriate register. Content is somewhat effective and diverse. The text has a reasonably logical structure. The text is rather cohesive. Minor mistakes occur in style. The student mostly constructs sentences well. Grammatical irregularities occur. Vocabulary is adequately professional and mostly appropriate to context.

Speaking in varied professional contexts: In most cases the student speaks in a style appropriate to the assignment. Student interacts with participants. Performance meets most set expectations of given assignment. The student speaks in a consistent manner. Delivery is structured. Linguistic performance is somewhat accurate and appropriate to the context, although short pauses and hesitations may occur.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

Writing in varied professional contexts: The student has met the assignment requirements fully. Work displays consistent and appropriate register. Content is effective, diverse, and skillfully delivered. The text has a clear and logical structure. The text is cohesive, fluent, and versatile. The student uses varied structures although occasional grammatical irregularities may occur. Vocabulary is varied and professional and typically appropriate to context.

Speaking in varied professional contexts: The student speaks in a style appropriate to the assignment. Student interacts fluently and competently. Performance meets all set expectations of given assignments. The student speaks in a clear, concise, and consistent manner. Delivery is well-structured, intentional. Linguistic performance is accurate, appropriate to the context, and speech tempo is natural.

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

01.08.2023 - 31.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

4 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lahti Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Jonathan Bradshaw
Scheduling groups
  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLTIBIT23K
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Business Information Technology 23K Lahti
  • LLTIIB23K
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 23K Lahti
Small groups
  • Luennot 1

Learning outcomes

Student is able to
- understand entrepreneurship through personal development
- find and utilize different customer oriented business opportunities
- evaluate profitability of business idea
- develop business models

Implementation and methods of teaching

This course will be taught via weekly classroom lectures. Students will work in teams to create a business plan. Each week new topics will be covered and students will have weekly assignments to update their business plans.

Timing and attendance

A lot of group work will be carried out in class. Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory. Students must attend 90% of the lectures.

Learning material and recommended literature

No further reading required, everything will be covered in the lectures.

Assessment criteria

Students will be assessed on the business plans and accompanying pitch videos which they produce. 2/3 of the evaluation will be based upon the business plan and 1/3 upon the pitch video.Students will receive a grade based upon the performance of their group.

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

Failure to attend 90% of the sessions.

Failure to produce a business plan and pitch video of sufficient quality.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

Attendance at 90% of the sessions.

Producing a business plan and pitch video which highlights a basic understanding of the topics covered.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

Attendance at 90% of the sessions.

Producing a business plan and pitch video which highlights a good understanding of the topics covered. Ability to produce reasonably realistic financial forecasts.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

Attendance at 90% of the sessions.

Producing a business plan and pitch video which highlights an in-depth good understanding of the topics covered. Ability to produce realistic financial forecasts which are well justified.

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

06.11.2023 - 08.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

4 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lappeenranta Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Ilkka Lehtola
Scheduling groups
  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLPRIB22S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 22S Lappeenranta
Small groups
  • Luennot 1
  • Lecture 1

Learning outcomes

Student is able to
- understand entrepreneurship through personal development
- find and utilize different customer oriented business opportunities
- evaluate profitability of business idea
- develop business models

Implementation and methods of teaching

Students will work in teams to create a business plan. Combined classroom, distant learning and individual/team work

Timing and attendance

Course implemented 6.11.-8.12.2023
Course platform opened during week 44
Confirmation and commitment for the course participation: Student, who has enrolled and accepted to the course, should confirm participation. Participation is confirmed with attending first lesson or returning first exercise within the deadline to keep justification on course studies

Learning material and recommended literature

No further reading required, everything will be covered in the lectures.

Contents

Creating business plan. Sustainability in tourism and hospitality industry, innovations and innovative business concepts.

Assessment criteria

.

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

.

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 15.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lahti Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Tatu Saarinen
Scheduling groups
  • Luennot / harjoitukset (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLTIIB23K
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 23K Lahti
Small groups
  • Lectures / Exercises

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- record business transactions into bookkeeping in a small company and draw up its profit/loss account and balance sheet
- calculate the amount of VAT payables
- analyze company's profitability, solidity and liquidity through financial ratios

Implementation and methods of teaching

Contact lessons 3 h/week
Exercises
Mandatory individual assignments
Two exams

The course will be conducted as a contact teaching in the campus. Lessons are not recorded and therefore online participation is not possible.

Timing and attendance

Contact lessons 3 h/week, participation highly recommended

Learning material and recommended literature

Course slides, exercises and other material provided by the teacher at Moodle

Alternative completion methods

The recognition of prior learning: https://elab.lab.fi/en/completing-studies/planning-your-studies/rpl-recognition-prior-learning

Exam retakes

Re-examinations are agreed separately at the end of the course

Learning environment

Campus
Moodle
Home

Student time use and work load

One ECTS equals 27 hours of study.

Contents

Accounting laws and regulations
General accounting principles
Change in stock, depreciation, accruals
Financial statements
Principles of value-added tax
Financial ratios

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

Prior knowledge of the subject is not required

Assessment criteria

Both exams will be evaluated on scale 1 to 5. Course grade is formed from:
Theory exam grade (50 % of the grade)
Accounting exam grade (50 % of the grade)
Assignments will be evaluated pass / fail
Course grade is based on the exam results. In addition, both assignments has to be completed.
Fail grade from the assignment or unreturned assignment will result to -1 reduce for the course grade. This applies to both assignments.

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

The student can not implement accounting rules into practice and shows no understanding of accounting at all

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student can use basic accounting rules and understands the importance of accounting

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student can enter the business transactions correctly into bookkeeping and prepare financial statements

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student can enter the business transactions including VAT correctly into bookkeeping and is able to interpret the financial statements through financial ratios

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

11.09.2023 - 08.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

4 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lahti Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Jukka Korre
Scheduling groups
  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLTIIB23S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 23S Lahti
Small groups
  • Luennot 1

Learning outcomes

Understanding the changing global business environment and its effects on international business operations and trade.
After completing the course student is able
- to explain the concepts of internationalization and globalization
- to identify and describe features of global business
- to analyse and interpret the changing global business environment and economics as well as their effects on business

Implementation and methods of teaching

Contact lectures on campus, group assignments, exam

Timing and attendance

Lectures according to timetable, compulsory participation

Learning material and recommended literature

Lecture material provided by the teacher, assignment reports/presentations

Exam retakes

Exam dates will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Learning environment

Campus lectures are mandatory

Student time use and work load

4 credits = 108 hours of student work

Contents

Introduction to globalization and internationalization
- political, legal and socio-cultural business environment
- basics of economics
- economic trade areas
- role of trade organizations

Assessment scale

1-5

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 08.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

4 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lappeenranta Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Tuuli Mirola
Scheduling groups
  • Lectures (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Exam (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLPRIB23S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 23S Lappeenranta
Small groups
  • Lectures
  • Exam

Learning outcomes

Understanding the changing global business environment and its effects on international business operations and trade.
After completing the course student is able
- to explain the concepts of internationalization and globalization
- to identify and describe features of global business
- to analyse and interpret the changing global business environment and economics as well as their effects on business

Implementation and methods of teaching

Contact lectures on campus, gassignments, exam

Timing and attendance

Lectures according to timetable

Learning material and recommended literature

Lecture material provided by the teacher, assignment reports/presentations, book (announced in the lecture).

Exam retakes

Exam dates will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Learning environment

Contact lessons and course Moodle

Student time use and work load

4 credits = 108 hours of student work = 48 hours contact lessons + 25 hours assignments + 35 hours self-studying

Contents

- Introduction to globalization and internationalization
- political, legal and socio-cultural business environment
- economic business environment
- economic trade areas
- role of trade organizations

Assessment criteria

Assignments (passed/not passed)
Exam graded 0-5

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

Failing to reach the level 1 according to the evaluation criteria

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

1 = Student understands the basic concepts of global business and remembers their definitions. Student is able to name the dimensions of global business environment and find related data on global business market.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

3 = Student understands the basic concepts of global business and is able to explain them. Student is able to collect and present relevant data on global business market.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

5 = Student masters and is able to use of the basic concepts of global business fluently. Student is able to analyse and interpret relevant data on global business market. Student is able to compare different global business markets and draw conclusions about their effects on business opportunities.

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

01.08.2023 - 31.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

4 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lahti Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Jonathan Bradshaw
Scheduling groups
  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLTIIB23K
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 23K Lahti
Small groups
  • Luennot 1

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- structure the legal regulations in the international business

Implementation and methods of teaching

Classroom lectures and group research assignment.

Timing and attendance

Attendance for the first lecture is compulsory as this is when students will be divided into teams and choose their area of research. After that attendance at the lectures is voluntary but highly recommended. The slides will be available in Moodle but the lectures will not be recorded. Attendance at the two assignments is compulsory.

Learning material and recommended literature

For the lectures on EU law no further reading is required.

For the research assignment students will need to research and find information about an aspect of international law and will have to find their own reliable sources for this.

Exam retakes

Students who have failed will have an opportunity to do re-take the exam at the end of the semester.

Assessment criteria

Assessment for this course will consist of two parts:

1. Research assignments - students will carry out a research assignment and then produce a 15 minute presentation to the group on their chosen topic.

2. Online exam on the lecture material - students will also have an exam consisting of questions related to the lecture material.

Students will receive a group grade for the research assignment and individual grade for the exam. The research assignment and exam are both worth 50%. Students must pass both the research assignment and exam to pass the course.

Students who participated well and actively in class may also have their grade improved.

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

Failing the exam and or failing to produce a research assignment demonstrating a basic understanding of their chosen topic.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

Online exam - The student is able to identify basic concepts of Finnish and EU law.

Research assignment - Students produce a presentation demonstrating a basic understanding of the chosen topic such as what the law does and where it is in force and what its purpose is etc.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

Online exam - The student is able to identify and understand basic concepts of Finnish and EU law.

Research assignment - Students produce a presentation demonstrating a good understanding of the chosen topic and are able to provide more in-depth analysis such as an explanation of how it works in practice with examples as well as an explanation as to why this law is required.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

Online exam - The student is able to identify and understand complicated concepts of Finnish and EU law.

Research assignment - Students produce a presentation demonstrating an excellent understanding of the chosen topic and are able to provide in-depth analysis such as an explanation of how it works in practice with examples as well as an explanation as to why this law is required. In addition students are able to critically evaluate the law and provide their own thoughts on how it could be modified or improved.

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 26.11.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lahti Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Kati Jaakkola
Scheduling groups
  • Lectures all (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Workshop LLTIIB23K (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Workshop LLTIBIT23K (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLTIBIT23K
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Business Information Technology 23K Lahti
  • LLTIIB23K
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 23K Lahti
Small groups
  • Lectures all
  • Workshop LLTIIB23K
  • Workshop LLTIBIT23K

Learning outcomes

Student is able to

-use basic concepts of logistics and supply chain management.
- the principles of value chain formation.
- identify the impact of logistics and supply chains on the company's profitability and competitiveness.
- describe the importance of customer orientation and stakeholder cooperation throughout the supply chain.

Implementation and methods of teaching

The course contains lectures, discussions in lectures, participation in workshops, searching for materials from sources, presentations of group or individual work, and individual assignments.

Timing and attendance

Participation is highly recommended, learning is easier and more interesting when attending lectures and discussions.
Workshops are compulsory for all. Absence must be informed to the teacher.

Learning material and recommended literature

Slides from lectures will be provided to Moodle.
All assignments are compulsory in order to pass the course. Tasks are individual and group work; some will be presented in lectures.

Learning environment

Moodle, campus lectures, (Zoom if needed), time to study on your own.

Student time use and work load

1 ECTS requires about 27 hours of students work (5 ECTS = 135h)

Contents

Preliminary content:
Supply Chain and value to the business
Basics on warehousing and transportation
Basics of procurement

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

No preliminary knowledge needed.

Assessment criteria

Group work and individual work will be graded either pass/fail or with grades 0-5. Activity in lectures has a positive effect on a final grade. Missed deadlines will affect a final grade in a negative way.

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

Assignments are not submitted.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

A student can explain what are logistics and supply chain management and has basic knowledge in the field of supply chain management

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

A student can apply concepts of logistics and supply chain management in the field of business.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

A student can define and manage processes of logistics and supply chain. The student knows how to apply concepts of logistics and supply chain management in the field of business.

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 01.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lahti Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Jonathan Bradshaw
  • Jukka Korre
Scheduling groups
  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLTIIB22S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 22S Lahti
Small groups
  • Luennot 1

Learning outcomes

To learn and become acquainted with the managerial principles, models and tasks in an organisation as well as features of succesful leadership.

Implementation and methods of teaching

Combination of contact sessions, virtual material and other methods defined more precisely during the course.

Timing and attendance

Mandatory contact lessons

Learning material and recommended literature

Material is given by the teacher

Contents

Fundamentals of leadership and management functions

Assessment scale

1-5

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 26.11.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lappeenranta Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

1 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Ville Sarpo
Scheduling groups
  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLPRIB22S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 22S Lappeenranta
Small groups
  • Lectures 1

Learning outcomes

To learn and become acquainted with the managerial principles, models and tasks in an organisation as well as features of succesful leadership.

Implementation and methods of teaching

Contact teaching as specified at the beginning of the course. Individual assignments related to contact teaching. The course also contains some group work.

Timing and attendance

Schedule in TimeEdit. Attendance is not required but it is very recommended.

Learning material and recommended literature

At the beginning of the course, mainly digital material to be announced on the Moodle pages.

Working life cooperation

Visiting lecture from a manager at Greenstep Oy

Exam retakes

Individual tasks done in Moodle.

Learning environment

Contact teaching, LABs Moodle-platform, working alone and in groups

Student time use and work load

Total time spent about 135 hours, of which contact teaching accounts for about 20 hours, other voluntary work independently and / or in groups.

Contents

Manager as a profession, basics of personnel management, managerial communication, decision-making and labor legislation, as well as management tools. Material and learning tasks related to the topic.

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

Completion of the course does not require previous business studies.

Assessment criteria

Assessment is done according to the learning task(s).

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

The student has not achieved the learning objectives.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student knows how
- use individual professional concepts and demonstrate familiarity with the knowledge base in the field
- describe the starting points, needs and rationale for the action

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student knows how
- use key professional concepts consistently
- identify and justify the starting points, needs and rationale for the action.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student knows how
- use professional concepts competently
- compare the different operational options, justifying them

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

21.11.2023 - 12.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lahti Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Tuomas Leino
Scheduling groups
  • Luennot (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLTIIB22S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 22S Lahti
Small groups
  • Lectures

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- produce cost-volume-profit analyses
- identify cost drivers and apply cost data in price setting
- draw up budgets and define the budgeting process

Implementation and methods of teaching

Classroom teaching according to the schedule

Timing and attendance

Attendance at classes highly recommended

Learning material and recommended literature

Material provided by the lecturer in Moodle. Additional reading will be provided later.

Student time use and work load

Assessment is based on the exam (60 %) and assignments (40 %).

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

Student does not reach the learning objectives.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

Student reaches the learning objectives and in the exam and assignments shows a satisfactory level of knowledge and competence in the subjects covered in the course.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

Student reaches the learning objectives and in the exam and assignments shows a good level of knowledge and competence in the subjects covered in the course.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

Student reaches the learning objectives and in the exam and assignments shows an excellent level of knowledge and competence in the subjects covered in the course.

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 31.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lappeenranta Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Mia Ekman
Scheduling groups
  • Luennot (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Harjoitukset (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Tentti (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLPRIB22S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 22S Lappeenranta
Small groups
  • Lectures
  • Harjoitukset 1
  • Exam

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- produce cost-volume-profit analyses
- identify cost drivers and apply cost data in price setting
- draw up budgets and define the budgeting process

Implementation and methods of teaching

The course will be run in three-week cycles. Each cycle includes a lecture, an exercise session (including case assignments etc.) and self study exercises / assignments. At the end (week 49) an online exam.

Link to course description:
https://echo360.org.uk/media/b8786b76-f1b4-4199-a29c-f73431c57df1/public

Timing and attendance

The course will run during the whole autumn period from September to December. Class attendance is not mandatory, but absence from classes requires active and intensive self study and learning.

Learning material and recommended literature

Material provided by the lecturer in Moodle.
Additional reading e.g.: Drury, Colin. 2006 (or newer). Management Accounting for Business. London: Thomson.

Exam retakes

A retake possibility for the exam is on week 50. After that, retake can be taken in the Exam system.

Student time use and work load

5 credits corresponds approximately 135 hours of student's use of time.

Contents

Course content: introduction to management accounting, cost concepts, cost-volume-profit analysis, cost-based pricing and budgeting.

Assessment criteria

Assessment is based on exam and assignments.

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

Student does not reach the learning objectives.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

Student reaches the learning objectives and in the exam and assignments shows a satisfactory level of knowledge and competence in the subjects covered in the course.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

Student reaches the learning objectives and in the exam and assignments shows a good level of knowledge and competence in the subjects covered in the course.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

Student reaches the learning objectives and in the exam and assignments shows an excellent level of knowledge and competence in the subjects covered in the course.

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 07.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lahti Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Jukka Korre
Scheduling groups
  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLTIIB22S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 22S Lahti
Small groups
  • Luennot 1

Learning outcomes

Student
- Is familiar with project based working
- Knows standard project practices and is able to work in a project organization
- Understands the prerequisites of successful project planning and implementation
- Get practical project working skills and knows project tools and techniques
- Is able to use the project management methodology in real life business projects and is able to develop a project plan, manage end execute the plan successfully.

Implementation and methods of teaching

The students work with real life business and R&D cases. Based on selected cases the students will create a project plan. The student will apply the methodology of previous courses.

Timing and attendance

Mandatory campus sessions

Learning material and recommended literature

Material is provided by the teacher

Assessment criteria

Project work, documentation and reporting, final seminar presentation.

Assessment scale

1-5

Enrollment

15.05.2023 - 01.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 08.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)

Campus

Lappeenranta Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
Teachers
  • Timo Saarainen
  • Anu Kurvinen
Scheduling groups
  • Lectures (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Q&A Coaching (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Seminar (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Groups
  • LLPRIB22S
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business 22S Lappeenranta
Small groups
  • Lectures
  • Q&A Coaching
  • Seminar

Learning outcomes

Student
- Is familiar with project based working
- Knows standard project practices and is able to work in a project organization
- Understands the prerequisites of successful project planning and implementation
- Get practical project working skills and knows project tools and techniques
- Is able to use the project management methodology in real life business projects and is able to develop a project plan, manage end execute the plan successfully.

Implementation and methods of teaching

The students work with real life business and R&D cases. Based on selected cases the students will create a project plan. The student will apply the methodology of previous courses.

Project teams will be formed and these teams will work together during the course.

Contact lessons, team discussions and learning in teams.
Special emphasis will be in project progess methodologies and how they can be learned.

Timing and attendance

Active participation in project team's working.
The course starts week 36.
The course ends week 49 (closing seminars)

Learning material and recommended literature

PMBOK - Project Management Body of Knowledge, 5th edition 2013

Working life cooperation

The students work with real life business and R&D cases.

Learning environment

Contact lessons, team discussions and learning in teams. Important part of the course is the students individual work.

Student time use and work load

Week 36-39: Lectures, selecting project idea, project briefing
Week 40-46: Individual work and Q&A coached by the lecturers
Week 47-48: Project reporting and presentation

Assessment criteria

Project work, documentation and reporting, final seminar presentation.

Assessment scale

1-5

Failed (0)

Failing to reach the level of 1 according to the evaluation criteria

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

Student has basic knowledge about project management.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

Student has good knowledge about project management in business related projects and understands how good project management supports companies' business.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

Student has excellent knowledge and understanding about project management in business related projects and knows how to apply project management tools in order to successfully run a project. Student understands development projects' linkage to the strategic management of a company.