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Degree Programme in Digital International Business

Degree:
Bachelor of Business Administration

Degree title:
tradenomi (AMK), Bachelor of Business Administration

Credits:
210 ects

Degree programme description

The degree programme, completely taught in English, is organised on a full-time basis, taking approximately 3.5 years to complete. With hard work and determination, many of our students have managed to complete the degree in just 3 years. In addition, previous university level studies can be taken into account, which enables completing your degree sooner.

Our Digital International Business programme provides you with a strong foundation in international business operations.

Digital International Business Degree Study Structure:
• Core competence 150 ECTS credits, including core competencies, basic and professional practical training and bachelor thesis;
• Supplementary Competence 60 ECTS credits, which includes advanced studies in digital business (45 ECTS credits) and free-choice studies (15 ECTS credits).

After completing your core studies:
• you know the various functions of the company and make decisions about them
• you can analyze changes in the business environment and its impact on company's international digital operations.
• you know how to use information technology as a tool for decision making
• you know how to do research and use it to support your business

After completing complementary studies:
• you know how to manage the various processes of digital marketing and sales in international business
• you know the different digital business models of your business
• you can analyze the impact of the blockchain technology and platform economy on company development
• you can lead product development and innovation activities of an international company
• you know how to manage the strategic and innovation processes in the international business

Cooperation with the working world is an important part of our studies. Learning takes place in practical projects, and the entrepreneurial approach is included in the teaching methods and course content. Projects with companies and other organizations allow you to work with working world representatives and teachers.

Optional studies offer you a good opportunity to study an advanced field of your choice. Optional language studies, as well as managerial and leadership studies, are very supportive of your compulsory studies.

Practical training during studies gives you hands-on experience in the real business world. The great thing about practical training is that you can complete it anywhere in the world.

Objectives

Are you ready to challenge yourself in digital international business in a new and exciting way of learning?

You will graduate from the Digital International Business Degree Programme for challenging digital international business, marketing and commerce assignments. The programme, taught in English, will help you become a professional able to communicate with people from various cultural backgrounds and take an active part in developing the world of work.

You study and learn in a truly international environment, as our lecturers and students come from over 30 different countries. The mixture of cultural and linguistic backgrounds brings your multi-cultural teamwork skills to a new level, deepening your understanding of practices in global companies. At the same time, you improve your English skills in realistic situations. We have a long tradition in teaching international business as well as teaching in English.

Studying is implemented in close cooperation with businesses, based on our award winning LCCE model which goes beyond the traditional classroom. As part of this method, you will work on real-world company projects during your studies. This unique method also provides you with the networking opportunities to be in touch with companies to seamlessly step straight from your study path to your career path.
In addition to courses offered by Xamk, you can also make use of the versatile study opportunities offered by our international partner institutions. With some institutions, you can even complete a double degree.


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RDI and cooperation with world of work

Xamk has strong cooperation networks with businesses, the public sector and third sector actors.

The Degree Programme in Digital International Business has been designed in cooperation with local companies and Xamk alumni.
At Xamk learning takes place within initiatives that are firmly based on working life. The aim is to provide students with relevant experience of working life, enabling you to gain competence through interactive work. You have a possibility to promote internationalization and tourism in the Kymenlaakso region. In addition, you have a lot of possibilities to work in marketing, sales and trade.

RDI projects (research, development and innovation) are large projects which also include external financing. It is possible for you to participate in them through a course, as a trainee or as a project assistant writing a thesis. These projects can focus on topics such as large-scale customer research, development work for the local area or national education development.

Implementation of studies and flexible learning tracks

You have the opportunity to choose the learning track that suits you: the scheduled, independent or blended track.
The language of instruction is English.

Tuition fees
The tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students is EUR 6 000 per academic year. In addition to the tuition fee, students must independently cover the costs of the study materials and living.

Scholarship scheme at Xamk
Students whose studies progress well and complete 55 ECTS credits during the academic year, will be refunded 50% of the paid fee.
Read more about the tuition fees at Xamk

Study councelling
Xamk supports students in different ways in all matters related to the studies. Your studying is supported by the studies coordinators and tutors who guide you in questions concerning the study environments, study practices, and similar. On the campuses, the services of the study secretaries, student wellbeing advisors, councelling psychologists, and student health care are also available.

At the beginning of the studies, you begin your personal study planning which helps you make choices related to the studies, practical training, final thesis and internationalization. Your studies coordinator will support you in preparing the personal study plan.

Read more about student wellbeing.

BYOD – Bring your own device
According to BYOD policy new students starting studies at Xamk must bring and use their own devices on campus. Read more

Career opportunities

The challenges and opportunities in the global marketplace have never been so exciting. Our tech-savvy BBA graduates with entrepreneurial approach qualify for expert and managerial positions requiring competence in international business.

Our graduates have found their career in the following positions:
• Accounting Assistant
• Area Export Managers
• Business Controller
• Digital Business Expert
• Digital Key Account Managers
• Digital Marketer
• Marketing Assistant
• Marketing Planners
• Market Supervisors
• Product Manager
• Regional manager
• Sales Coordinators

Learning environments

You can study either on campus – where the modern premises are designed especially for learning – or on-line, or outside the campus in different companies and organizations where students, teachers and company representatives cooperate.

The studies are implemented in a practical way, and you acquire work experience already during your studies. You become familiar with different companies through projects, various events, practical training periods and your thesis. At the same time, you create networks that will be useful for you after graduation.
International weeks and different fairs organized on campus also create an inspiring learning environment. These events, student activities (tutoring and student club activity) and workgroups (for developing campus environment etc.) offer a wide-ranging way to develop your competence.

All the courses – irrespective of their implementation method – use the systems of e-Campus (e.g. virtual learning environment Moodle), which enables smooth group work and document sharing. In addition, various special systems and digital environments such as e-books, databases, office tools, financial management systems, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems, business games and research work programs required by different courses are widely available. Network tools, the student intranet called Student and social media channels increase wide-ranging and quick ways of communication and cooperation.

Digital International Business, full-time studies
Code
(IBKV24SP)
Digital International Business, full-time studies
Code
(IBKV23SP)
Digital International Business, full-time studies
Code
(IBKV22SP)
Digital International Business, full-time studies
Code
(IBKV21SP)
Digital International Business, full-time studies
Code
(IBKV20SP)
Enrollment

06.11.2023 - 17.11.2023

Timing

11.01.2024 - 31.05.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Jayden Khakurel
Teacher in charge

Jayden Khakurel

Groups
  • IBKV22SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You learn to identify how artificial intelligence (AI) affects companies and industries.

You are able to analyse business models based on AI-powered platforms.

You acquire skills for problem solving in AI-dominated industries.

You learn the principles of emerging technologies, types of technological trajectories and technological innovations.

You learn to identify and analyse smart technologies for developing intelligent and agile businesses.

Content

What are the concepts of AI and future technologies?

What are the main principles of the business models on AI-powered platforms?

How to solve business-related tasks in AI-dominated industries?

What are the principles of emerging technologies?

What are the types of technological trajectories and technological innovations?

How to identify, analyse and develop smart technologies in business?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrollment

06.11.2023 - 17.11.2023

Timing

08.01.2024 - 31.12.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

20 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Hugh Clack
Teacher in charge

Hugh Clack

Groups
  • IBKV22SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You practice the key tasks of your field under guidance. You apply theoretical knowledge in practice. You develop your capability of independent and effective working. You are able to complete tasks in your field of specialization.

Content

You find a training place suitable for your specialization. You carry out assignments related to your specialization during the training period. You report on the training according to instructions.

Materials

All material found in the Learn platform

Teaching methods

Training must be agreed with training coordinator before starting

Employer connections

Training is carried out with real companies inside or outside Finland

Exam schedules

no exams

Student workload

Normal working week approx. 37.5 hours x 20 weeks = 450 hours

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Assessment methods and criteria

Based on training report, work certificate, presentation

Qualifications

You are allowed to begin the advanced practical training when you have completed almost all core competence studies and earned at least 15 ECTS credits of such advanced studies that prepare you for practical training and help you develop your competences.

Enrollment

06.11.2023 - 12.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 12.05.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

1 op

RDI portion

3 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

14 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Sampo Järvinen
  • Jagat Kunwar
Teacher in charge

Jagat Kunwar

Groups
  • IBKV22SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You learn what blockchain technology is and how it is operated.

You learn how to analyse blockchain-driven businesses and how to develop a blockchain technology into an existing or new business.

You learn key principles of decentralized applications and smart contracts.

You are able to analyse different types of platforms in business and explain how such platforms function.

You are able to develop platform business models and analyse network effects.

Content

What is the blockchain technology and its operational principles?

How to analyse blockchain-driven businesses?

How to develop a blockchain technology in business?

What are the business features of decentralised applications and smart contracts?

What types of platforms exist in business and how do the platforms function?

How to design a suitable platform business model for a business?

What are the characteristics of network effects in platform economy?

Materials

(1) Lecture notes and other readings provided by the instructor
(2) Following text-books to deepen understanding on the subject matter
(a) Gassmann, O., Frankenberger, K. & Csik, M., 2015. The Business Model Navigator. Harlow, England: Pearson.
(b) Parker, G. G., Alstyne, M. W. V. & Choudary, S. P., 2018. Platform Revolution: How networked markets are transforming the economy and how to make them work for you. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
(c) Rogers, D. L., 2016. The Digital Transformation Playbook: Rethink your business for the digital age. New York: Columbia Business School Publishing.

Teaching methods

Individual study tracks can be negotiated with the instructor. It will be available only if the student can provide sufficient basis for such implementation. There can be a pre-test to assess the students’ ability and suitability to complete the course individually.

Employer connections

(1) You have to analyze existing platforms or develop platform strategy for existing businesses
(2) You have to think about integrating blockchain technology in the existing processes of a particular business

Exam schedules

There will be approximately 4 theme specific take-away tasks that students must complete after the end of each themes. The exact deadline will be decided during the classes.It is essential to complete all the tasks and obtain at least half points from each of the assignments in order to pass both courses.

Student workload

Sequential theme based tasks in regular intervals

Content scheduling

At the end of the study unit, students should be able to:
(1) Understand the Blockchain technology
(2) Recognize applications of blockchain technology in business innovation
(3) Differentiate pipeline model from platform business strategies
(4) Innovate platform businesses model using appropriate tools

Further information

Please contact jagat.kunwar@xamk.fi directly for further information.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Students can
a. look for information in the key information sources of the field
b. identify interrelated tasks
c. use the key models, methods, software and techniques of the professional field
d. work as team members in a goal-oriented way
e. justify their actions according to the ethical principles of the professional field

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 31.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Satu Majamaa
Teacher in charge

Mirka Loponen

Groups
  • IBKV22SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

- You are able to explain to the seller and buyer how a binding sales contract is made and what their rights and obligations are in the sale of goods nationally and internationally.
- You understand the importance of protecting your intellectual property and know how to avoid infringing IPR rights.

Content

- How is a binding sales contract made and under what conditions will a contract be invalid?
- What are the rights and obligations of the seller and buyer in the sale of tangible goods?
- How do B-to-B sale and consumer sale differ?
- How can a business protect its rights?
- How should intellectual property rights be taken into account in marketing?
- How is the appearance of products, industrial inventions, computer programs, music, photos, texts and know-how protected and how is exclusive right to their use acquired?

Materials

www.finlex.fi

Consumer protection act

Teaching methods

Student can choose:
local lessons, tasks within lessons, literature and test
independent studies: tasks, literature and test

Exam schedules

Learn-test

Student workload

135 hours

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Number 1-5

Enrollment

06.11.2023 - 17.11.2023

Timing

15.01.2024 - 12.05.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Hoa Ngo
  • Atte Reijonen
Teacher in charge

Hoa Ngo

Groups
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You have the mathematic skills necessary in the most common problem solving situations. You are able to apply mathematical skills especially in decision making and when describing different phenomena in business or economics. You are able to plan and maintain your own financial affairs. You are able to use software tools in calculations related to financial and business matters.

Content

How are taxes and profitability calculated? Why are indices used to describe the phenomena in business and economics? How do currencies affect the different factors in economy? What are simple interest and compound interest? What kinds of financial instruments are available? How can the profitability of investments be measured?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrollment

06.11.2023 - 12.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 12.05.2024

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

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Jagat Kunwar
Teacher in charge

Jagat Kunwar

Groups
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You can analyse quantitative data and report statistical outputs.

You are able to read and critically interprete statistics and statistical reports.

You are able to use statistical software (SPSS) to analyse data.

Content

What are the principals of quantitative research?

How to calculate statistics (e.g. central tendency and dispersion)?

How to measure and describe statistical relationship between two variables?

How to analyse and describe data using statistical software?

What are the phases of statistical decision theory?

How to execute statistical tests?

Materials

The course material consists of lecture notes and materials posted in the Learn platform. The following textbook is recommended as a supplementary source.
-David S. Moore, George P. McCabe, Bruce A. Craig: Introduction to the Practice of Statistics, W. H. Freeman and Company, New York (Edition for use outside the USA and Canada)

Teaching methods

Individual study tracks can be negotiated with the instructor. It will be available only if the student can provide sufficient basis for such implementation. There can be a pre-test to assess the students’ ability and suitability to complete the course individually.

Employer connections

The tasks will support students’ own thesis work. Tasks can be part of the students’ own project to support development work at their own organization if they are employed. Guest lecturers and company related projects are possible from existing RDI projects at XAMK or sourced locally.

Exam schedules

There is final written quiz at the end. There will be maximum five theme tasks corresponding to the pre-defined module in the Learn platform.

International connections

Students have possibilities to complete theme tasks in international and multicultural groups. The case assigned for the theme specific project report can involve collaborating with SMEs aiming to internationalize abroad.

Student workload

The maximum five theme specific tasks will all carry equal weights. The theme tasks will be completed concurrently with the discussion of the theme background material. The tasks deadline will be evenly spread throughout the duration of the course to balance the student workload.

Content scheduling

What are the principals of quantitative research?
How to calculate statistics (e.g. central tendency and dispersion)?
How to measure and describe statistical relationship between two variables?
How to analyse and describe data using statistical software?
What are the phases of statistical decision theory?
How to execute statistical tests?

Further information

Please contact jagat.kunwar@xamk.fi directly for further information.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Students can
a. look for information in the key information sources of the field
b. identify interrelated tasks
c. use the key models, methods, software and techniques of the professional field
d. work as team members in a goal-oriented way
e. justify their actions according to the ethical principles of the professional field

Enrollment

06.11.2023 - 12.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 12.05.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

1 op

RDI portion

3 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Jagat Kunwar
Teacher in charge

Jagat Kunwar

Groups
  • IBKV22SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to identify and interpret customer related key performance indicators (KPIs).

You are able to use data driven approach to design marketing mix elements.

You are able to create customer portfolio specific relationship strategies.

You are able to relate overall business performance to customer analytics.

You are able to use basic tools to collect and analyze customer data.

Content

How to identify valuable customers through various KPIs?

How to adapt the marketing mix elements to add value to the customer?

How to create appropriate retention strategies according to customer portfolios?

How is the overall performance of the business related to customer measures?

How to use available customer analytics software programs in practice?

Materials

The course material consists of lecture notes and materials posted in the Learn platform. The following textbook is recommended as a supplementary source.
Peppers, D. & Rogers, M., 2004. Managing Customer Relationships: A Strategic Framework. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc

Teaching methods

Individual study tracks can be negotiated with the instructor. It will be available only if the student can provide sufficient basis for such implementation. There can be a pre-test to assess the students’ ability and suitability to complete the course individually.

Employer connections

The tasks will support students’ own thesis work. Tasks can be part of the students’ own project to support development work at their own organization if they are employed. Guest lecturers and company related projects are possible from existing RDI projects at XAMK or sourced locally.

Exam schedules

There is no written exam at the end. There will be maximum five theme tasks corresponding to the pre-defined module in the Learn platform.

International connections

Students have possibilities to complete theme tasks in international and multicultural groups. The case assigned for the theme specific project report can involve collaborating with SMEs aiming to internationalize abroad.

Student workload

The maximum five theme specific tasks will all carry equal weights. The theme tasks will be completed concurrently with the discussion of the theme background material. The tasks deadline will be evenly spread throughout the duration of the course to balance the student workload.

Content scheduling

How to identify valuable customers through various KPIs?
How to adapt the marketing mix elements to add value to the customer?
How to create appropriate retention strategies according to customer portfolios?
How is the overall performance of the business related to customer measures?
How to use available customer analytics software programs in practice?

Further information

Please contact jagat.kunwar@xamk.fi directly for further information.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Students can
a. evaluate information sources critically.
b. work as team members in working life expert duties and identify and describe the problems of the professional field.
c. choose appropriate models, methods, software and techniques according to the purpose and justify these choices.
d. promote teams’ goal-oriented operation.

Enrollment

06.11.2023 - 17.11.2023

Timing

29.01.2024 - 12.05.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Harri Tuomola
Teacher in charge

Hugh Clack

Groups
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to describe a company’s customer related processes and define what factors contribute to good customer service. You are able to define and describe factors affecting the purchasing and consuming behaviour of different customer groups. You are able to define and identify factors affecting customer experience as a whole. You are able to search for and analyze information to have better customer insight.

Content

What does the customer process mean and what is its role in business? How do consumers, companies and organizations differ as customers? What does customer experience consist of and how are you able to gain insight into it? How are customer relationships built, maintained and developed? What are the components of good customer service?

Materials

Business project (5 ECTS credits)

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Customer-oriented marketing (5 ECTS credits), or equivalent knowledge

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 31.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

RDI portion

3 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Hugh Clack
Teacher in charge

Hugh Clack

Groups
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to describe the aspects of customer-oriented marketing concepts, including its objectives and functions. You are able to analyse customer buying behavior and define principles for the segmentation and selection of target groups. You are able to assess the effects of digital operational environment on customer-oriented marketing. You are able to design a marketing mix, taking into consideration product lifecycle, marketing objectives and corporate responsibility.

Content

What are the objectives and role of customer-oriented marketing and relationship marketing in the organizations’ operations? How does the digital economy and operational environment affect the planning of marketing? How is customer buying behavior and segmentation taken into consideration when defining objectives and target groups? What does a marketing mix consist of, and how can it be used to reach organizational goals?

Materials

Marketing Theory, 3rd Edition, Baker & Saren
Marketing: an introduction, 4th Edition, Masterson, Philips, Picton

Teaching methods

Course is planned as part of daytime studies according to timetables

Employer connections

Marketing related projects carried out during the course.

Exam schedules

There will be no exam and no re-attempts for this course.

Content scheduling

What are the objectives and role of customer-oriented marketing and relationship marketing in the organizations’ operations? How does the digital economy and operational environment affect the planning of marketing? How is customer buying behavior and segmentation taken into consideration when defining objectives and target groups? What does a marketing mix consist of, and how can it be used to reach organizational goals?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Evaluation will be based on participation, group discussions, completed tasks and main course assignment.

Enrollment

06.11.2023 - 17.11.2023

Timing

08.01.2024 - 12.05.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Renée Moura
Teacher in charge

Renée Moura

Groups
  • IBKV22SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the digital marketing environment and the possibilities it offers to multichannel sales and marketing.
You understand and can describe customers’ online purchasing behaviour.
You can use digital marketing tools and channels to support customers’ decision making process and evaluate their effectiveness.
You can create effective content and find audiences for them by means of digital marketing.

Content

What are the components of multichannel digital marketing and sales?
How can customers’ online purchasing and decision making process be supported by means of digital marketing and sales?
What has to be taken into account when creating effective content and how to find audiences for them?
What is a well-functioning website of a company like and how is traffic created and measured?
What is a well-functioning webstore like: layout, usability and implementation?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Customer-oriented marketing 5 ECTS credits or equivalent knowledge
Customer insight and customer experience 5 ECTS credits or equivalent knowledge

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 31.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Hugh Clack
Groups
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to use suitable ICT applications individually and in teams.
You are able to compose documents, presentation graphics and spreadsheets.
You are able to utilise a networked environment to share information and communicate.

Content

What ICT applications are commonly used during studies and at work?
How to produce documents, presentations and spreadsheets with various applications?
How to utilise a networked environment for sharing and communication?

Materials

Provided during contact sessions and via Learn

Teaching methods

Course is planned as part of daytime studies according to timetables.

Employer connections

Use of business simulation software

Exam schedules

No examination

Content scheduling

What ICT applications are commonly used during studies and at work?
How to produce documents, presentations and spreadsheets with various applications?
How to utilise a networked environment for sharing and communication?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Evaluation will be based on participation and completed individual/group tasks.

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

25.09.2023 - 15.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Yhteisten opintojen koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Slaveya Hämäläinen
Groups
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to look for information in English in professional sources and apply it in different study and work related communication situations.
You are able to communicate in English in various spoken and written situations in your professional field.

Content

How do you look for information in professional sources in English and apply this information?
How do you interact in spoken communication situations in English and compose texts in English for professional purposes?
How do you communicate in work communities and study-related situations in English?

Location and time

Completing studies quicker takes place by choosing independent methods of study. These can include, for example, online courses or courses from other student groups’ timetables. Completing assignments through this track involves more independent work and learning compared to the scheduled track.

Materials

Material available on Learn and handouts given in class.

Teaching methods

Scheduled track:
This is an implementation of English communication skills for International Business students aimed at group IBKV23SP.
Students attend instruction according to the timetable. Studies follow the timetable of contact classes and assignments that are completed independently. This course is implemented with contact sessions arranged on the Kouvola campus.

Blended track:
Completing studies quicker takes place by choosing independent methods of study. These can include, for example, online courses or courses from other student groups’ timetables. Completing assignments through this track involves more independent work and learning compared to the scheduled track.

Employer connections

Short-term group project included. To be announced at the start of the course.

Exam schedules

Resit exams may be taken in the e-exam room (examination aquarium).

Student workload

The extent of this course is 5 ECTS credits, which equals 135 hours of student work and comprises contact lessons, independents assignments and groupwork.

Further information

English communication skills for Digital International Business students.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B1.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B2.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level C1.

Assessment methods and criteria

Independent assignments, class work, written exam, oral exam or presentation, active participation in contact lessons.

Assessment criteria, good (3-4)

Students can
a) use professional vocabulary systematically.
b) look for information in the key information sources of the field.
c) identify interrelated tasks.
d) communicate orally and in writing in the workplace, with customers, target groups and the users of applications and services provided in the field.
In addition to these, the assessment of English studies relies on the competence levels defined in the Common European Framework of Reference and the national skills level descriptions based on the European framework.

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 10.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Heli Viinamäki
Teacher in charge

Heli Viinamäki

Groups
  • IBKV22SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You demonstrate that you are familiar with the basics of enterprise finances and financial accounting. You can record basic business transactions into bookkeeping and financial statements. You are able to analyze and interpret financial statements and ratios of a small enterprise. You are able to explain the basic principles of value added taxation and business taxation in different forms of business.

Content

What is the role of financial accounting in business operations? How to apply the process of accounting cycle in small enterprises? How to analyze and interpret financial statements? What are the basic principles of value added taxation and business taxation? How to take into account the value added taxation in accounting cycle and reporting?

Materials

All material provided online

Teaching methods

Scheduled track:
Active participation in the contact sessions, assignments and exam.

Independent track:
Not offered.

Blended track:
No blended track offered.

Employer connections

Learning materials are based on real life cases

Exam schedules

Completed tasks and final examination

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrollment

21.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

11.09.2023 - 30.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

1 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Unit

Yhteisten opintojen koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Game Design
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Jenni Klingberg
Teacher in charge

Jenni Klingberg

Groups
  • GDKV23SP
    Game design, full-time studies
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies
  • VV2023-2024
    Optional studies 2023-2024

Objective

You are able to express yourself in Finnish in the most common everyday situations both orally and in writing.
You have a command of simple phrases, basic clauses and vocabulary (CEFR level A1.1-A1.2) needed in situations such as introducing yourself and in service encounters.
You are familiar with the most essential grammatical features, like vowel harmony, present tense of the verb types and partitive singular case, and can manage with the pronunciation and spelling.
You are also able to expand your vocabulary and knowledge of language usage independently using different sources.
You become more familiar with the Finnish culture.

Content

What kind of language is Finnish compared with other languages you know? What are the special features of Finnish?
Which phrases and what kind of knowledge of Finnish language and culture are needed in everyday communication?
Which sources and tools can you use in order to learn elementary Finnish during the course and independently?
How to pronounce and spell in Finnish?

Materials

Gehring, S. & Heinzmann, S. 2021 (or older editions). Suomen mestari 1. Helsinki: Finnlectura.
The material on the Moodle platform "Learn"

Teaching methods

Lessons at Kouvola Campus twice a week and assignments along the course. Independent studying, teamwork. The course structure is scheduled.
Online course Finnish for beginners available on Ecampus.

Employer connections

This course builds general working-life competences by reinforcing language skills.

Exam schedules

All the assignments must be submitted following the given schedule, by the end of the course. Late submissions are not allowed. There will be an exam or exams during the course. The exam must be passed. It is possible to write (rewrite) a non-written or not passed exam twice. The exam dates will be given at the beginning of the course.

International connections

This course suits well for international, exchange and double degree students.

Student workload

5 x 27 hours = 135 hours of work (incl. lectures, assignments, independent or team work)

Content scheduling

Includes:
oral assignments
written assignments
wordtests
exam/exams

Further information

When you have done the enrollment, wait until the registration time is over. After that the course teacher accepts your registration. The information for the starting (schedule, online environment, assignments) this course will be published at the first meeting. For further information, please contact the teacher.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment is based on assignments completed successfully and active participation. There will be an exam at the end of the course.

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1-2)

A student who has reached the grade 1 or 2 can:
a) use some of the basic level (A1.1-A1.2) phrases, vocabulary and structures in every day life situations.
b) search information from textbooks and other basic information sources.
c) realise some variation in the use of language in different situations and organize somehow her or his own learning.

Assessment criteria, good (3-4)

A student who has reached the grade 3 can:
a) use the basic level (A1.1-A1.2) phrases, vocabulary and structures in every day life situations.
b) search information from textbooks and other basic information sources.
c) realise the variation in the use of language in different situations and organize her or his own learning.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

A student who has reached the grade 5 can:
a) use excellent the basic level (A1.1-A1.2) phrases, vocabulary and structures in every day life situations.
b) search information from textbooks and other basic information sources.
c) realise the variation in the use of language in different situations and organize flexible her or his own learning.

Qualifications

Prior skills in the Finnish language are not a requirement, but attending the course requires English skills enabling academic studies.

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 31.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Unit

Yhteisten opintojen koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Ecampus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Jenni Klingberg
Groups
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to express yourself in Finnish in the most common everyday situations both orally and in writing.
You have a command of simple phrases, basic clauses and vocabulary (CEFR level A1.1-A1.2) needed in situations such as introducing yourself and in service encounters.
You are familiar with the most essential grammatical features, like vowel harmony, present tense of the verb types and partitive singular case, and can manage with the pronunciation and spelling.
You are also able to expand your vocabulary and knowledge of language usage independently using different sources.
You become more familiar with the Finnish culture.

Content

What kind of language is Finnish compared with other languages you know? What are the special features of Finnish?
Which phrases and what kind of knowledge of Finnish language and culture are needed in everyday communication?
Which sources and tools can you use in order to learn elementary Finnish during the course and independently?
How to pronounce and spell in Finnish?

Materials

A Taste of Finnish. 2015. University of Helsinki. Available at: http://tasteoffinnish.fi/. In addition, other material provided on a Learn platform.

Teaching methods

This is a joint implementation with Finnish for beginners VV00EF96-3010

The student is responsible for determining his/her weekly amount of studying based on the time during which he/she wishes to complete the course.

Employer connections

When possible ther will be training of branch connected vocabulary and communication situations.

Exam schedules

There will be an exam at the end of the course. The exam dates will be given at the beginning of the course.

All the assignments must be submitted following the given schedule by the end of the course.

International connections

Language skills as the intercultural competences

Student workload

5 ECTS credits = 135 h.

Content scheduling

Requires good independent study skills since real-time teacher participation is very minimal. Attending the course requires English skills enabling academic studies and some IT-skills.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Examination and assignments. Assessment on a scale of 1 - 5.

Qualifications

Prior skills in the Finnish language are not a requirement, but attending the course requires English skills enabling academic studies.

Enrollment

08.01.2024 - 14.01.2024

Timing

15.01.2024 - 30.04.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

1 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Unit

Yhteisten opintojen koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 65

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Game Design
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Jenni Klingberg
  • Johanna Vilkki
Groups
  • GDKV23SP
    Game design, full-time studies
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies
  • VV2023-2024
    Optional studies 2023-2024

Objective

You are able to express yourself in Finnish in everyday situations both orally and in writing.

You are able to follow simple speech and read short texts on familiar topics.

You have command of different phrases, structures and vocabulary (CEFR level A1.2 - A1.3). You will get to know some basic vocabulary of your own professional field.
You are familiar with a large variety of grammatical features, like consonant and vowel changes (verbs and nouns), singular case forms and basic plural form (nouns).
You are also able to expand your vocabulary and knowledge of language usage independently using different sources.
You become more familiar with the Finnish culture.

Content

Which phrases and what kind of vocabulary and grammatical knowledge do you need for everyday communication and for understanding and writing simple texts on various topics?

Which sources and tools can you use in order to continue your elementary Finnish studies during the course and independently?

How to use your cultural knowledge in communication?

Materials

Gehring, S. & Heinzmann, S. 2021 (or older editions). Suomen mestari 1. Helsinki: Finnlectura.
The material on the Moodle platform "Learn"

Teaching methods

Lessons at Kouvola Campus twice a week and assignments along the course. There are contact lessons and independent studying included in the course. It is required to attend the lessons actively and complete the assignments and exams successfully.

Employer connections

This course builds general working-life competences by reinforcing language skills.

Exam schedules

All the assignments must be submitted following the given schedule, by the end of the course. Late submissions are not allowed. There will be an exam or exams during the course. The exam must be passed. It is possible to write (rewrite) a non-written or not passed exam twice. The exam dates will be given at the beginning of the course.

International connections

This course suits well for international, exchange and double degree students.

Student workload

5 x 27 hours = 135 hours of work (incl. lectures, assignments, independent or team work)

Content scheduling

Includes:
oral assignments
written assignments
wordtests
exam/exams

Further information

jenni.klingberg@xamk.fi

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment is based on assignments completed successfully and active attendance. There will be two midterm exams.

Qualifications

Finnish 1 and sufficient English skills.

Enrollment

21.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

11.09.2023 - 30.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Unit

Yhteisten opintojen koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Ecampus

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Physiotherapy
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Markus Hamunen
Teacher in charge

Heljä Uusitalo

Groups
  • AVKTSO23SPOV
    Avoin amk, polkuopinnot, Kotka, sosionomi, verkko, 2023S
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies
  • AVSAFT23SPOM
  • VV2023-2024
    Optional studies 2023-2024

Objective

You understand the significance of interaction as part of your professional expertise and you can act appropriately in various communication situations.
You are familiar with Xamk's instructions for written assignments.
You are able to search reliable information and use it ethically.
You can express your views justifying them based on facts and use standard Finnish appropriate in each context.
You know how to write texts that meet the standards for layout, content and style required in your studies and in your own field, and use appropriate tools and forums.
You improve your interactive communication skills and manage fluently in different cooperation situations, such as meetings and negotiations.
You develop your presentation skills for professional purposes and acquire skills in giving and receiving feedback.

Content

What interaction skills are required in your own studies and in workplaces in your field?
How do you justify your views using standard Finnish?
How do you search reliable information from different sources and use it ethically?
Which written skills (genres, styles, tools) should you master both in your studies and in work assignments in your own professional field?
How do you utilize language regulations and tools in your studies and workplace communication?
Which skills do you need in presentations, meetings and negotiations?
How do you assess your own communication skills and ease your stage fright?
How do you give constructive feedback?
How do you utilize the feedback you received?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrollment

21.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 17.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Yhteisten opintojen koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Business Management
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Markus Hamunen
Groups
  • LTKV23SP1
    Business, full-time studies
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the significance of interaction as part of your professional expertise and you can act appropriately in various communication situations.
You are familiar with Xamk's instructions for written assignments.
You are able to search reliable information and use it ethically.
You can express your views justifying them based on facts and use standard Finnish appropriate in each context.
You know how to write texts that meet the standards for layout, content and style required in your studies and in your own field, and use appropriate tools and forums.
You improve your interactive communication skills and manage fluently in different cooperation situations, such as meetings and negotiations.
You develop your presentation skills for professional purposes and acquire skills in giving and receiving feedback.

Content

What interaction skills are required in your own studies and in workplaces in your field?
How do you justify your views using standard Finnish?
How do you search reliable information from different sources and use it ethically?
Which written skills (genres, styles, tools) should you master both in your studies and in work assignments in your own professional field?
How do you utilize language regulations and tools in your studies and workplace communication?
Which skills do you need in presentations, meetings and negotiations?
How do you assess your own communication skills and ease your stage fright?
How do you give constructive feedback?
How do you utilize the feedback you received?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrollment

21.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

11.09.2023 - 30.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Unit

Yhteisten opintojen koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Ecampus

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Physiotherapy
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Elsa Peltoranta
Teacher in charge

Elsa Peltoranta

Groups
  • AVKTSO23SPOV
    Avoin amk, polkuopinnot, Kotka, sosionomi, verkko, 2023S
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies
  • VV2023-2024
    Optional studies 2023-2024

Objective

You understand the significance of interaction as part of your professional expertise and you can act appropriately in various communication situations.
You are familiar with Xamk's instructions for written assignments.
You are able to search reliable information and use it ethically.
You can express your views justifying them based on facts and use standard Finnish appropriate in each context.
You know how to write texts that meet the standards for layout, content and style required in your studies and in your own field, and use appropriate tools and forums.
You improve your interactive communication skills and manage fluently in different cooperation situations, such as meetings and negotiations.
You develop your presentation skills for professional purposes and acquire skills in giving and receiving feedback.

Content

What interaction skills are required in your own studies and in workplaces in your field?
How do you justify your views using standard Finnish?
How do you search reliable information from different sources and use it ethically?
Which written skills (genres, styles, tools) should you master both in your studies and in work assignments in your own professional field?
How do you utilize language regulations and tools in your studies and workplace communication?
Which skills do you need in presentations, meetings and negotiations?
How do you assess your own communication skills and ease your stage fright?
How do you give constructive feedback?
How do you utilize the feedback you received?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrollment

21.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

11.09.2023 - 30.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Unit

Yhteisten opintojen koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Ecampus

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Physiotherapy
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Heljä Uusitalo
Teacher in charge

Heljä Uusitalo

Groups
  • AVKTSO23SPOV
    Avoin amk, polkuopinnot, Kotka, sosionomi, verkko, 2023S
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies
  • VV2023-2024
    Optional studies 2023-2024

Objective

You understand the significance of interaction as part of your professional expertise and you can act appropriately in various communication situations.
You are familiar with Xamk's instructions for written assignments.
You are able to search reliable information and use it ethically.
You can express your views justifying them based on facts and use standard Finnish appropriate in each context.
You know how to write texts that meet the standards for layout, content and style required in your studies and in your own field, and use appropriate tools and forums.
You improve your interactive communication skills and manage fluently in different cooperation situations, such as meetings and negotiations.
You develop your presentation skills for professional purposes and acquire skills in giving and receiving feedback.

Content

What interaction skills are required in your own studies and in workplaces in your field?
How do you justify your views using standard Finnish?
How do you search reliable information from different sources and use it ethically?
Which written skills (genres, styles, tools) should you master both in your studies and in work assignments in your own professional field?
How do you utilize language regulations and tools in your studies and workplace communication?
Which skills do you need in presentations, meetings and negotiations?
How do you assess your own communication skills and ease your stage fright?
How do you give constructive feedback?
How do you utilize the feedback you received?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 31.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Sampo Järvinen
  • Mikhail Nemilentsev
Teacher in charge

Mikhail Nemilentsev

Groups
  • IBKV21SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You learn how to productize, commercialize and manage different types of innovations in businesses.

You learn the characteristics of innovation ecosystems in the international context.

You are able how to manage innovation processes effectively in existing and new organisations.

You learn the characteristics and implementation principles of closed and open innovation.

You learn how to plan, implement and evaluate an innovation strategy for profit and non-profit businesses.

You are able to design sustainable innovation processes in organisations.

You understand the importance of protecting your intellectual property and know how to avoid infringing IPR rights.

Content

How to productize, commercialize and manage different types of innovations in business?

What are the characteristics of innovation ecosystems in the international context?

How to develop and manage innovation processes in existing and new organisations?

What are the characteristics and implementation principles of closed and open innovation?

How to plan, implement and assess an innovation strategy for profit and non-profit businesses?

How to design sustainable innovation processes in organisations?

How is the appearance of products, industrial inventions, computer programs, music, photos, texts and know-how protected and how is exclusive right to their use acquired?

Materials

IPR: A Short Course in International Intellectual Property Rights by Karla C. Shippey. Available in Xamk e-library.

Innovation Management: The recommended book for the course: Innovation and entrepreneurship / John Bessant and Joe Tidd. - Third Edition. Wiley. Available in Xamk e-library.


Links, Lecture slides and other materials provided by the teachers during the course. Materials will uploaded to Learn.

Teaching methods

As the course will have both group and individual tasks, the course can be completed by participating in group and individual work.

Employer connections

There will be course project done for the real business with international context.

Exam schedules

Deadlines and other important dates will be provided during the first lecture by latest.

There will be an exam covering both parts of the course.

International connections

The course is planned for the international business context. All material and project cooperation are at the international level.

Student workload

5 ECTS is equivalent to 135 hours of student work.

Content scheduling

Suomeksi
Content of the course concerning IPR-Law

How to protect your IP rights?
Trademarks
Designs
Copyright

Content of the innovation management part:
Part 1: Entrepreneurship and innovation context

- processing innovations in/for entrepreneurship

- basics of productisation and commercialisation of innovations

- managing social and sustainable-led innovation



Part 2: Opportunity recognition

- sources of innovation

- search strategies for innovations (including a deeper view of open innovations)



Part 3: Resources for innovation process

- internal & external analysis, scenario development and risk assessment

- individual and team leadership, innovative climate + focus on organizational culture

- types of innovation networks + ecosystems of innovation



Part 4: managing ventures, growth and innovation development

- new product and new service development

- corporate venturing (entrepreneurship & intrapreneurship)



Part 5: added value of innovation (process)

- knowledge development in innovation process

- business models for innovations

- learning & innovation

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 30.09.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Sara Czabai-Leppänen
  • Slaveya Hämäläinen
Teacher in charge

Sara Czabai-Leppänen

Groups
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You can define and identify elements of interpersonal communication, culture and global communication.

You can compare and contrast cultures’ values, beliefs, perceptions, and communication styles.

You can recognize negative perception: racism, prejudice, negative stereotyping, ethnocentrism.

You can analyze intercultural interactions and evaluate situations using intercultural communication skills.

You can communicate and collaborate with other people and cultures in an increasingly global and interconnected world.

Content

What is culture?

What are values, beliefs, (negative) cultural perceptions?

How to recognize cultural differences based on comparing elements of your own national culture to other cultures?

How to communicate effectively in intercultural settings?

Materials

Provided in Learn

Teaching methods

The course is held in form of an intensive 2-weeks workshop. No individual or blended track offered.

Employer connections

Kaupunkikampus syksy 2023

Content scheduling

intercultural communication and why do we need it
the components of culture (values, beliefs, (negative) cultural perception)
how to communicate effectively in intercultural settings
the ingredients of cultural identity
language, nonverbal codes and cultural space
culture shock and cultural adaptation
business cultures around the world

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Assessment methods and criteria

As the course is held in form of an intensive 2-weeks workshop, participation is mandatory.
All assignments have to be completed during the course.
The assessment is based on active participation and activity completion.

Enrollment

06.11.2023 - 17.11.2023

Timing

08.01.2024 - 23.02.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

1 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Sara Czabai-Leppänen
Teacher in charge

Sara Czabai-Leppänen

Groups
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You can explain the theoretical principles and practical steps of the negotiation process.

You can select strategies and tactics for international business negotiation situations.

You can demonstrate negotiating skills in active sales negotiation situations.

You can describe and explain to the seller and buyer how a binding international sales contract is made and what rights and obligations a seller and a buyer have in international sale of tangible goods.

Content

What are the main theoretical principles and practical steps of the negotiation process?

How to select the right strategies and tactics in international business negotiation situations?

How to boost your negotiating skills through practical negotiation simulation exercises?

What kind of aspects should you take into account when making international b2b sales contracts?

Materials

To be found in Learn

Teaching methods

-

Employer connections

-

Exam schedules

To be found in Learn

International connections

-

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment Scale

Excellent (5), Good (3-4), Fair (1-2), Fail (0)
51-60 --> 1
61-70--> 2
71-80 --> 3
81-90 --> 4
91-100 --> 5

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

30.10.2023 - 22.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Sara Czabai-Leppänen
Teacher in charge

Sara Czabai-Leppänen

Groups
  • IBKV22SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You can explain the impact of globalization on international business.

You can assess the political, legal, economic and cultural environment of countries & regions and thus can an analyze different market areas.

You are able choose proper internationalization strategies and market entry modes.

You can describe the main WTO and EU trade rules and how they affect businesses.

Content

What is globalization and what are its implications for companies doing business internationally?

What are the main challenges companies operating internationally face in terms of different political/legal/economic/cultural environment?

Which are the main internationalization strategies and market entry modes; and how to assess their risks?

What are WTO and EU trade principles and how may they affect businesses doing import and export?

Materials

Provided in Learn.

Teaching methods

Scheduled track:
Active participation in the contact sessions, exercises and assignments and exam.

Independent track:
Not offered.

Blended track:
No blended track offered.

Employer connections

Guest lectures

Content scheduling

Foundation concepts: What is international business?
Globalization of markets and the internationalization of the firm
Entry modes and strategies in international business
The organization of global business
Ethics, CSR, sustainability and governance
The cultural environment
The political environment
The economic and financial environment
Global challenges and megatrends

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment is based on participation, activity completion, related assignments and an online quiz, thus no re-sit is possible.
The assignments of the course have to be completed during the course.

Assessment Scale:

Excellent (5), Good (3-4), Fair (1-2), Fail (0)
51-60 --> 1
61-70--> 2
71-80 --> 3
81-90 --> 4
91-100 --> 5

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 31.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

RDI portion

2 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Hugh Clack
Teacher in charge

Hugh Clack

Groups
  • IBKV22SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to describe the human resources procedures in multicultural/international organisations

You can define the HRM development strategies for companies in an international context.

You are able to explain the processes of planning, recruitment, orientation, and training of employees in the international environment.

Content

What is the history of human resources management in different global regions?

How has the international nature of companies affected the growth and development of human resources?

How to recruit and select employees in the global environment?

Materials

McKenna and Beech, Essence of HRM (essential)
- Wilton, An Introduction to HRM (recommended as background reading)
- Crawsaw, Budhwar, Davis, HRM Strategic & International Perspectives (recommended as background reading)

Teaching methods

Course is planned as part of daytime studies according to timetables.

Employer connections

HRM related projects carried out during the course.

Exam schedules

There will be no exam and no re-attempts for this course.

Content scheduling

You are able to describe the human resources procedures in multicultural/international organisations.
What is the history of human resources management in different global regions.
How has the international nature of companies affected the growth and development of human resources.
How to recruit and select employees in the global environment.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Evaluation will be based on participation, group discussions, completed tasks and main course assignment.

Enrollment

06.11.2023 - 14.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 15.04.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Tuomo Kettula
Teacher in charge

Tuomo Kettula

Groups
  • IBKV22SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You understand possibilities of the Internet of Things in global markets.
You can recognize the benefits and challenges of internationalization for business. You become familiar with essential matters concerning the structure, function and information security of the Internet.

Content

What opportunities does the Internet of Things (IoT) provide for business?
What are strategies of global network economy?
What kind of risks are there in laws related to global business?
What are the challenges of supply chain management in digital business?
How do the Internet and IoT work technically?
What are the goals of information security and what measures are required to achieve these goals on the Internet?

Materials

Materials on the Learn platform

Teaching methods

Individual learning track and showing of previous know-how for ICT tools, 5 ECTS, is agreed separately with the teacher.

Exam schedules

There is no exam in the course

Student workload

5 ECTS credits is 135h student work

Content scheduling

The course explores e.g. the following issues:
How do the internet and IoT work technically?
What does IoT enable in business?
What are global network economy strategies?
What are the risks of cross-border trade legislation?
What are the objectives of information security and how are they pursued with regard to the Internet?

Further information

ICT tools (5 ECTS credits) or equivalent knowledge.
Customer in digital economy (5 ECTS credits) or equivalent knowledge
Transition of technology in business (5 ECTS credits) or equivalent knowledge

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Completion of learning assignments

Qualifications

ICT tools (5 ECTS credits) or equivalent knowledge.
Customer in digital economy (5 ECTS credits) or equivalent knowledge
Transition of technology in business (5 ECTS credits) or equivalent knowledge

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 31.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Jarmo Kulhelm
Teacher in charge

Jarmo Kulhelm

Groups
  • IBKV22SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You show that you are familiar with the basics of management accounting.
You can evaluate the profitability of an enterprise.
You can apply the most common price setting methods.
You show that you are familiar with the basics of investments and budgeting.

Content

What is the role of management accounting in decision making?
How to categories the revenues and costs of an enterprise?
How to apply the cost-volume-profit analysis when evaluating the profitability of an enterprise?
How does the price setting affect the profitability of an enterprise?
What is the role of investments and budgeting in financial planning?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Business and Financial Mathematics or eqvivalent knowledge

Enrollment

08.01.2024 - 14.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 12.05.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Harri Tuomola
  • Mari Hämäläinen
Teacher in charge

Mari Hämäläinen

Groups
  • IBKV22SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to
- identify the key success factors of a brand and manage the marketing as a whole in an international competitive environment
-justify the choice of marketing strategy by utilising market analysis tools /methods and considering the overall objectives
-plan strategy-based marketing considering the brand identity, target audience and brand positioning
-choose appropriate methods to measure the brand marketing effectiveness

Content

How to manage the marketing activities of a company?
How to define a marketing strategy?
How to build a brand?

Materials

Keller, Kevin Lane: Strategic Brand Management : building, measuring, and managing brand equity. Study materials are given in the first contact session and can be found in Learn.

Teaching methods

You participate in contact lessons according to our timetables. This course includes contact teaching, group work and independent work.

Employer connections

This course includes assignments that can be applied in working life.

Exam schedules

This course does not have an exam. Completing this course requires accepted assignments.

Student workload

The content of this course is 5 credits which equals approximately 135 hours of student´s work.

Content scheduling

Marketing Management
Marketing Strategy
Building a Brand

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Students can
- use professional vocabulary and concepts proficiently.
- manage appropriate methods of information search.
- carry out interrelated tasks fluently.
- justify their actions in customer, user and target group situations.
- show skills in managing teamwork.

Qualifications

Customer-oriented marketing 5 ECTS credits or equivalent knowledge
Customer insight and customer experience 5 ECTS credits or equivalent knowledge

Enrollment

06.11.2023 - 17.11.2023

Timing

08.01.2024 - 12.05.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Sara Czabai-Leppänen
  • Hugh Clack
Teacher in charge

Hugh Clack

Groups
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to describe the new dynamic business environment; the internal and external factors that influence a company's operation.

You are able to analyse information gained from company visits, workshops with local businesses, and business forums and seminars, and utilise this information in your learning.

You can distinguish between the forces that constitute the new business environment through real company cases.

You are able to plan and execute networking activities within the scope of the studies to gain an insight into stakeholder interests.

Content

What are the characteristics of the new dynamic business environment?

How to utilise information gained from company visits, workshops with local businesses and business forums?

How to distinguish between the forces that constitute the new business environment through real company cases?

How to take advantage of networking activities and networked events?

Teaching methods

Scheduled track:
Active participation in the sessions, group tasks and assignments.

Independent track:
Not offered.

Blended track:
No blended track offered.

Employer connections

Seminars, company visits

Exam schedules

No exam

Student workload

Students are expected to attend all sessions and be prepared to travel for company visits. The course is intended to be carried out as intensive weeks of 6 hour sessions approx every 2 weeks. Many tasks will be carried out in groups although there will also be individual reflection.

Content scheduling

Course is arranged around visiting businesses and organisations in Finland and visits from business representatives.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Evaluation is based on active participation in company visits and visits by company representatives and entrepreneurs, reflections and assignments.

Enrollment

18.03.2024 - 28.03.2024

Timing

01.05.2024 - 31.07.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

10 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Hugh Clack
Teacher in charge

Hugh Clack

Groups
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You improve your professional skills and complement your studies.
You apply theoretical knowledge in practice and develop your capability of working independently.
You identify the areas in your competence which require development.
You learn the conventions of the working world and understand how organizations and work communities function.

Content

You find a training place suitable for your career path.
You carry out assignments related to the field of business (for example customer service, sales work or office tasks) during the training period.
You report on the training according to instructions.

Materials

All material found in the Learn platform

Teaching methods

Training must be agreed with training coordinator before starting

Employer connections

Training is carried out with real companies inside or outside Finland

Exam schedules

No exams

Student workload

Normal working week approx. 37.5 hours x 10 weeks = 300 hours

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Assessment methods and criteria

Based on training report, work certificate, presentation

Qualifications

First year business studies, partly or completed.

Enrollment

06.11.2023 - 17.11.2023

Timing

08.01.2024 - 30.04.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

1 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Unit

Yhteisten opintojen koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Business Management
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Riitta Savolainen
Groups
  • LTKV22SP3
    Business, full-time studies
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to communicate in spoken and written situations in your own field.
You are familiar with the terminology of your field and able to communicate in Swedish in professional situations.

The objectives are based on the Common European Framework of Languages, level B1 and Government Decree 1129/2014.

After completing the course with the grade of 3, you are able to:
- understand clear standard and work-related speech.
- use basic structures reasonably well both in spoken and written situations.
- speak relatively fluently so that occasional mistakes in pronunciation or prosody do not lead to misunderstanding.
- describe your education and work experience for example when applying for a job.
- describe and discuss key issues of your professional field (eg. the operation, products, processes or services of companies and/or organizations).

Content

How do you use Swedish vocabulary related to education, work environment and workplace duties?
How do you use Swedish in different communicative situations of working life, for example in emails, telephoning and meetings?
How do you use the basic professional vocabulary required in your field and operational environment?

Materials

Online material (Learn).

Teaching methods

Lessons at Campus during 08.01.2024 - 30.04.2024.

Employer connections

Vocabulary excersises and communication situations.

Exam schedules

Written and oral exam.

Student workload

5 ECTS credits equals approximately 135 hours of students work.

Content scheduling

riitta.savolainen@xamk.fi

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in Swedish, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 31.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Slaveya Hämäläinen
  • Jagat Kunwar
Groups
  • IBKV21SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

Common learning outcomes (as implemented in degree programmes) 2 ECTS credits:

You know the general stages in a research and development process.
You are able to search for information in the key information environments of your own field.
You are able to read, critically evaluate and utilize the literature and research publications of your own field.
You are familiar with and able to apply the principles of research ethics and reliability.
You are able to compose a literature review based on the materials published in your field of study and your own bachelor’s thesis following the principles of scientific communication.

Degree programme specific learning outcomes for research and development methods, 3 ECTS credits

You are familiar with the current research subjects and development needs of your own field.
You are familiar with and able to apply the key development approaches and/or research methods and ethical principles of your own field.
You are able to report on a research or development process following the principles of professional and scientific communication.

Content

Content of common learning outcomes, 2 ECTS credits:

What are the phases into which a research and development process can be divided?
How do you find, read and critically evaluate the research data of your own field?
How do you write a literature review that utilizes reliable research data and is linked to your own field and bachelor’s thesis following the principles of ethical scientific communication?

Degree programme specific content, 3 ECTS credits

What are the key research subjects and development needs in your own field?
What are the development approaches and/or research methods in your own field and how do you apply them in practice based on the development needs of your own field?
How do you report a research or development process following the principles of ethical professional and scientific communication in your own field?

Materials

(1) Regular attendance in classes and completing assigned tasks must be enough to achieve the learning objectives.
(2) However, to understand the research methods, following sources are recommended:
(a) Patton, M. Q., 2015. Qualitative research & evaluation methods : Integrating theory and practice. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, Inc..
(b) Saunders, M., Lewis, P. & Thornhill, A., 2016. Research Methods for Business Students. Essex: Pearson Education Limited.
(c) Silverman, D. & Marvasti, A., 2008. Doing Qualitative Research: A Comprehensive Guide. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications.

Teaching methods

At the end of the study unit, students should be able to

Write and modify their research plan
Start their literature review with a sample of annotated bibliography
Plan their conceptual framework
Prepare a research matrix connecting concepts and measurements
Plan a data collection instrument

Employer connections

You learn:
(1) How to identify research-oriented problems in your chosen organisation
(2) How to collect organisational data from various sources
(3) How to solve business problems and provide appropriate managerial recommendations
(4) How to analyse the style of the text and recognise different components of a report, chapter, paragraph and sentence.
(5) The significance of ethical writing and referencing, following Xamk referencing practices and can follow them systematically.
(6) Writing a fluent and correct thesis displaying good academic style, typical of your field and your research approach.

Exam schedules

The maximum number of points for the course is 100, broken down as follows:

5 Separate tutorial tasks (each 20%)

To pass the course, you must:

Complete each item of assessment listed above
Attain at least half of the available points for each item of assessment listed above.
No exceptions will be made to these minimum requirements

Student workload

The maximum number of points for the course is 100, broken down as follows:

5 Separate tutorial tasks (each 20%)

To pass the course, you must:

Complete each item of assessment listed above
Attain at least half of the available points for each item of assessment listed above.
No exceptions will be made to these minimum requirements

Further information

The course consists of F2F meetings. Only some sessions can be implemented virtually.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

The maximum number of points for the course is 100, broken down as follows:

5 Separate tutorial tasks (each 20%)

To pass the course, you must:

Complete each item of assessment listed above
Attain at least half of the available points for each item of assessment listed above.
No exceptions will be made to these minimum requirements

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

06.09.2023 - 17.11.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

2 op

RDI portion

3 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Hoa Ngo
  • Heli Bergström
Teacher in charge

Heli Bergström

Groups
  • IBKV21SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to plan a research project and formulate the research questions.

You are able to select and justify suitable qualitative and quantitative methods for a given project.

You are able to select and apply appropriate data analysis techniques.

You are able to evaluate the quality of your own research.

You are able to apply ethical principles in research work.

Content

How to generate new ideas for research?

How to formulate the research question properly?

What are the different qualitative and quantitative research methods?

How to analyze the collected data through various procedures?

How to determine if the study is reliable, valid and ethical?

Materials

The course material consists of lecture notes and materials posted in the Learn platform. The following textbook is an example of recommended supplementary source but it is not compulsory:
Saunders, M., Lewis, P. & Thornhill, A., 2016. Research Methods for Business Students. Essex: Pearson Education Limited.

Teaching methods

Individual study tracks can be negotiated with the instructor. It will be available only if the student can provide sufficient basis for such implementation. There can be a pre-test to assess the students’ ability and suitability to complete the course individually.

Employer connections

The tasks will support students’ own thesis work. Tasks can be part of the students’ own project to support development work at their own organization if they are employed. Guest lecturers and company related projects are possible from existing RDI projects at XAMK or sourced locally.

Exam schedules

There is no written exam at the end. There are two main assignments in the course: one for qualitative research methods and another for quantitative research methods. There will be theme tasks during the course.

There is a small assignment in the beginning of the course; the deadline for this assignment is 12.9.2023 at 21:00. This assignment is evaluated by Heli Bergström.
The deadline for the final assignment of qualitative research methods is 22.10.2023 at 21:00 if you want your grade during October 2023, and, 17.11.2023 at 21:00 at the latest. Evaluator of this task: Heli Bergström

The deadline for the final assignment of quantitative research methods is 17.11.2023 at 21:00 at the latest. Evaluator of this task: Hoa Ngo.

International connections

Students have possibilities to complete theme tasks in international and multicultural groups. The case assigned for the theme specific project report can involve collaborating with SMEs aiming to internationalize abroad.

Student workload

There are five meetings which combine lectures and workshops. Dates and times for meetings are as follows: 6.9.2023 at 13:00-16:00 (qualitative methods), 11.9.2023 at 13:30-17:00 (qualitative methods), 18.9.2023 at 10:00-13:45 (qualitative methods), 18.9.2023 at 14:00-16:00 (quantitative methods), 25.9.2023 at 10:00-16:00 (quantitative methods) and 9.10.2023 at 10:00-16:00 (quantitative methods).

The theme specific tasks will be done mainly during workshops and they all support the final assignments. The theme tasks will be completed concurrently with the discussion of the theme background material.

Content scheduling

Qualitative research methods: Research process, Data gathering, Data analysis, Reporting the study & reliability of the study.

Quantitative research methods: Statistics, SPSS & Dependence between two variables.

Further information

Please contact heli.bergstrom@xamk.fi directly for further information (qualitative research methods and general course issues) or hoa.ngo@xamk.fi (quantitative research methods).

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Students can

a. look for information in the key information sources of the field

b. identify interrelated tasks

c. use the key models, methods, software and technologies of the professional field

d. work as a team member in a goal-oriented way

e. justify your actions according to the ethical principles of the professional field

Enrollment

06.11.2023 - 12.01.2024

Timing

18.03.2024 - 31.05.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

RDI portion

3 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Jagat Kunwar
Teacher in charge

Jagat Kunwar

Groups
  • IBKV21SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies
  • IBKV22SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to plan a research project and formulate the research questions.

You are able to select and justify suitable qualitative and quantitative methods for a given project.

You are able to select and apply appropriate data analysis techniques.

You are able to evaluate the quality of your own research.

You are able to apply ethical principles in research work.

Content

How to generate new ideas for research?

How to formulate the research question properly?

What are the different qualitative and quantitative research methods?

How to analyze the collected data through various procedures?

How to determine if the study is reliable, valid and ethical?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 31.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Mari Hämäläinen
Teacher in charge

Mari Hämäläinen

Groups
  • IBKV21SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to explain the nature and importance of customer oriented service design process.

You are able to describe and map the relevant stakeholders in designing new services.

You are able to gather customer insights through various tools to innovate services.

You are able to develop and test relevant service propositions.

You are able to measure service performance with key KPIs.

Content

How do services differ from products?

Why do services need designing?

How to map service actors and other stakeholders?

What are the different insight gathering tools to innovate services?

How to develop, prototype and test service propositions?

Materials

Material, links and literature given on the Learn platform

Teaching methods

To be agreed individually

Employer connections

Assignments can be applied to working life.

Exam schedules

Assignments completed by the given date

Student workload

5 credits = 135 hours of work

Content scheduling

Introduction to service business design
Service design process
Developing, prototyping and testing service concepts

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

No exam

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

11.09.2023 - 15.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

2 op

RDI portion

3 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Jayden Khakurel
Teacher in charge

Jagat Kunwar

Groups
  • IBKV21SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to analyze both external and internal determinants of sustainable competitive advantage.

You are able to identify and respond to opportunities and threats in the external environment.

You learn how to develop structures and processes leading to the successful implementation of organizational strategies.

You are able to initiate and manage strategic change programs.

You are able to use analytical tools to support strategic decision making in practice.

You learn how to create, implement and assess strategies for profit and non-profit businesses.

You learn practically how to deal with complex strategic issues and make “big picture” decisions.

Content

What is sustainable competitive advantage and what are its sources?

How do organizational structures and existing processes affect the implementation and success of organizational strategies?

How to manage strategic change in organizations?

How to sense and respond to the changing environment?

What kind of tools can be used to generate and implement new organizational strategies?

How to create, implement and assess strategies for profit and non-profit businesses?

How to deal with complex strategic issues and make “big picture” decisions in business?

Content scheduling

What is sustainable competitive advantage and what are its sources?

How do organizational structures and existing processes affect the implementation and success of organizational strategies?

How to manage strategic change in organizations?

How to sense and respond to the changing environment?

What kind of tools can be used to generate and implement new organizational strategies?

How to create, implement and assess strategies for profit and non-profit businesses?

How to deal with complex strategic issues and make “big picture” decisions in business?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Evaluation scale (1-5)

Enrollment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

01.01.2024 - 13.12.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

RDI portion

3 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Hugh Clack
Teacher in charge

Hugh Clack

Groups
  • IBKV22SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You act responsibly as a student and a member of the university community.
You are able to set learning objectives, plan your study and career path, follow your progress in studies and assess your learning.
You are able to improve your working life competencies.
You know how to act according to the ethical principles of your field.
You are able to promote your skills and competencies.

Content

What is Xamk like as a study community and learning environment?
How do you create a personal study and career plan?
How do you identify your skills and competences?
How do you improve your general competences?
What are your profession and line of work like?
What ethical principles are relevant to your field?
How do you promote your competences and strengthen your skills with respect to applying for jobs?
How do you enhance continuous learning?

Materials

Provided during contact sessions and via Learn

Teaching methods

Course is planned as part of daytime studies according to timetables.

Exam schedules

There will be no exam and no re-attempts for this course.

Content scheduling

Students are able to
· look for information in the key information sources of the field.
· use the key models, methods, software and techniques of the professional field.
· work as team members in a goal-oriented way
· justify their actions according to the ethical principles of the professional field

Qualitative assessment, self and peer evaluation

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Assessment methods and criteria

Participation in orientation and study planning sessions
Creating and updating the individual study plan (ISP)
Creation and updating of a reflected learning log
Planning of a career path

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 31.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Hugh Clack
Teacher in charge

Hugh Clack

Groups
  • IBKV23SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You act responsibly as a student and a member of the university community.
You are able to set learning objectives, plan your study and career path, follow your progress in studies and assess your learning.
You are able to improve your working life competencies.
You know how to act according to the ethical principles of your field.
You are able to promote your skills and competencies.

Content

What is Xamk like as a study community and learning environment?
How do you create a personal study and career plan?
How do you identify your skills and competences?
How do you improve your general competences?
What are your profession and line of work like?
What ethical principles are relevant to your field?
How do you promote your competences and strengthen your skills with respect to applying for jobs?
How do you enhance continuous learning?

Materials

Provided during contact sessions and via Learn

Teaching methods

Course is planned as part of daytime studies according to timetables.

Employer connections

Networking with businesses and business professional, seminars and events related to career planning and research projects.

Exam schedules

There will be no exam and no re-attempts for this course.

Content scheduling

tudents are able to
· look for information in the key information sources of the field.
· use the key models, methods, software and techniques of the professional field.
· work as team members in a goal-oriented way
· justify their actions according to the ethical principles of the professional field

Qualitative assessment, self and peer evaluation

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Assessment methods and criteria

Participation in orientation and study planning sessions
Creating and updating the individual study plan (ISP)
Creation and updating of a reflected learning log
Planning of a career path

Enrollment

28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023

Timing

04.09.2023 - 30.11.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

2 op

RDI portion

3 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Kouvola Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Slaveya Hämäläinen
Teacher in charge

Slaveya Hämäläinen

Groups
  • IBKV22SP
    Digital international business, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to describe the supply chain of a company. You are able to explain the importance of supply chain for the profitability of a company. You are able to demonstrate that you are familiar with the logistics system of a company. You are able to describe the importance of ERP on supply chain. You are able to use the basic functions of an ERP system.

Content

What is the structure of a supply chain? How does the supply chain affect the profitability of the company? What is the significance of logistical decisions for the company? How does ERP help in controlling the supply chain? What basic functions and reports are there in an ERP system?

Materials

(1) Lecture notes and cases from the class
(2) Selected chapters from the following source materials ( only most important are mentioned)
(a) Christopher, M., 2011. Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Edinburgh Gate: Pearson Education Limited.
(b) Weele, A. J. V., 2014. Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. Hampshire: Cengage Learning.
(c) Monczka, R. M., Handfield, R. B., Giunipero, L. C. & Patterson, J. L., 2009. Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. 4th Edition. Mason, USA: South-Western Cengage Learning.

Teaching methods

When the course is over, students should be able to:
(1) explain the basic concepts of supply chain management
(2) have basic understanding of supplier selection and supplier network configuration process
(3) understand important operational issues in the supply chain such as logistics, TQM, inventory management and demand management process
(4) understand integration issues in the supply chain
(5) have basic understanding about why sustainability thinking is crucial in the supply chain

Employer connections

During the course, you will,
(1) solve real life business cases using supply chain management thinking
(2) develop solutions to SCM related problems faced by organization of your choice.

Exam schedules

The maximum number of points obtainable from the course is 100, which comprises of 5 theme based tasks each comprising 20% of the overall grades.

Student workload

The maximum number of points obtainable from the course is 100, which comprises of 5 theme based tasks each comprising 20% of the overall grades.

Further information

The course consists of both F2F and virtual meetings.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

The maximum number of points obtainable from the course is 100, which comprises of 5 theme based tasks each comprising 20% of the overall grades.

Qualifications

Business and entrepreneurship and Financial accounting, or equivalent knowledge

Enrollment

06.11.2023 - 22.01.2024

Timing

23.01.2024 - 31.05.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

3.5 op

Mode of delivery

30 % Contact teaching, 70 % Distance learning

Unit

Liiketalouden koulutusyksikkö

Campus

Mikkeli Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

10 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Digital International Business
Teachers
  • Sanna Niemelä
Teacher in charge

Sanna Niemelä

Groups
  • VOMIIB24K
    International Business, exchange students

Objective

You are able to describe the supply chain of a company. You are able to explain the importance of supply chain for the profitability of a company. You are able to demonstrate that you are familiar with the logistics system of a company. You are able to describe the importance of ERP on supply chain. You are able to use the basic functions of an ERP system.

Content

What is the structure of a supply chain? How does the supply chain affect the profitability of the company? What is the significance of logistical decisions for the company? How does ERP help in controlling the supply chain? What basic functions and reports are there in an ERP system?

Materials

Lecture notes and cases from the class (all the material in Learn)

Teaching methods

When the course is over, students should be able to:
1) describe the supply chain of a company
2) explain the importance of supply chain for the profitability of a company.
3) demonstrate that you are familiar with the logistics system of a company.
4) describe the importance of ERP on supply chain
5) acknowledge the importance of sustainability in the supply chains

Exam schedules

50 % Case report. Deadline: March 18th, 2024
10 % Short article summary, procurement. Deadline: February 5th, 2024
10 % Short article summary, production. Deadline: February 19th, 2024
10 % Short article summary, distribution. Deadline: March 4th, 2024
20 % Report on supply chain & sustainability. Deadline: March 26th, 2024

Student workload

The maximum number of points obtainable from the course is 100

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

The maximum number of points obtainable from the course is 100

Qualifications

Business and entrepreneurship and Financial accounting, or equivalent knowledge