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GroupT31DY18S/Degree Programme in International Business Management, Master's Degree (Tornio)
Study unitT31DY60 Northern Business Environment, 5.00 ECTS credits, 133 h
ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
ImplementationPerustoteutus/18001
UnitMinerva (Kauppakatu 58) Tornio
Time of implementationAutumn1/2018-2019, Autumn2/2018-2019
Responsible teacherJauhola Esa
Other teachers
Status of implementationOngoing

Description status Ready
  
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates01.08.2018 - 31.12.2018
Minimum number of participants  
Maximum number of participants  
Enrolment period15.04.2018 - 15.09.2018
Implementation method
Virtuality 4 ECTS credits
R&D integration 3 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam
Koulutuksen aikataulu (www-linkki)
Description language English 
Objectives

The objective of the course is to deepen the student’s knowledge and understanding of the High North area as an operating environment. The course provides a deeper understanding of the resources and future perspectives of the Arctic and aims to develop the ability to recognize the economic events that affect the development cross-border cooperation. International issues play a vital role in the firms’ interest concerning cross-border networking, the resources, employment, international working conditions, and the movement of capital and other factors’ movements. The objective is that the students are able to critically analyse and assess these factors and the future perspectives of the cross-border cooperation of enterprises in the Arctic area.

 
Assessment criteria

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Grade 1 - 2

Grade 3 - 4

Grade 5

The student is able to analyze the special characteristics of the Hight-North business environment.

The student can interpret and explain the challenges of SME’s in the Arctic area.

The student is able to analyze the influence of Arctic regions on his/her own working place.  

The student is able to analyze the challenges and opportunities of cross-border co-operation in the High North.

The student is able to analyze deeply the influence of the Arctic on his/her own working place.   

The student is able to assess and design feasible ideas for the cross-border development in the Arctic region.

The student is able to manage and develop team work aiming to plan creative ideas for the sustainable development of SME cooperation in the High North.

 
Pedagogical arrangements

Online lectures, online presentations and discussions, virtual team work, self-managed performance.

One individual assignment, an essay

One team assignment

Material

www.barentsinfo.org, www.lapland.fi

Smith L.C. The World in 2050. Four Forces Shaping Civilizations Northern Future. 2011.

Aaltonen M & Loescher M. Crossroads, transformations on the road to 2040, Aalto University 2015.

Arctic Business Forum. Yearbook 2017. Lapland Chamber of Commerce.

Material on Moodle environment provided by the teacher.

Content

Characteristics of High North and Nordic countries as a business environment

Natural and human resources of the Arctic

Cross-border cooperation in the Barents area

Role of SMEs in the development of the Arctic

Sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

Assessment

Assessment is based on the process and actual skills and knowledge evaluation.

Grading scale 0(fail) -5(excellent)

Excellent (5)

Good (3-4)

Satisfactory (1-2)

Fail:

The student does not complete the assignments according to instructions or does not attend the learning situations at all. He/she does not pass the assignments and/or the exam as required.

Grade 1 - 2

Grade 3 - 4

Grade 5

The student is able to analyze the special characteristics of the Hight-North business environment.

The student can interpret and explain the challenges of SMEss in the Arctic area.

The student is able to analyze the influence of Arctic regions on his/her own working place.

The student is able to analyze the challenges and opportunities of cross-border co-operation in the High North.

The student is able to analyze deeply the influence of the Arctic on his/her own working place.

The student is able to assess and design feasible ideas for the cross-border development in the Arctic region.

The student is able to manage and develop team work aiming to plan creative ideas for the sustainable development of SME cooperation in the High North.

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