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GroupA11BM/Degree Programme in Business Management (Tornio)
Study unit12S019 International Law, Corporate Governance and Business Ethics, 8.00 ECTS credits, 213 h
Strategic Thinking
Time of implementationSpring1/2013-2014
Responsible teacherChen Teresa
Other teachersZwaga Hans
Status of implementationFinished

Description status Ready
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates07.01.2014 - 14.03.2014
Minimum number of participants  
Maximum number of participants  
Enrolment period14.04.2013 - 31.05.2013
Implementation method
Virtuality 0 ECTS credits
R&D integration 0 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam
Koulutuksen aikataulu (www-linkki)
Description language English 


Assessment criteria  
Pedagogical arrangements

There will be 72 contact classes and 144 hours are prescribed for out-of-class tasks.Classroom lectures, peer activities in class, self supervised individual tasks outside classroom. Termend written exam and paper.


The literature for the course would be provided in class and other materials could be found on online data sources. The following are recommended readings:

  • Surakka, Aapo Access to Finnish law. WSOY 2005
  • Malin Christine A. Corporate Governance. Oxford University Press. Second Edition. 2007
  • Clarke Thomas. Theories of Corporate Govennance. Routledge. 2007.
  • Sternberg, Elaine. Just Business, Business Ethics in Action. Oxford. 2002.
  • Ruggie, John Geragd. Just Business: Multinational Corporations and Human Rights. CUP. 2013

The course aims at providing students opportunities to gain more insights into basic principles of EU and international law and students are also able to seek information about these issues from different websites. Students know the most important rules and principles concerning Finnish labor law to be able to function efficiently in Finnish companies. The course also aims to give an understanding of the meaning and mechanisms of Corporate Governance, the policies influencing these and the general methods used which affect the company value and capital markets. Another aim is for students acquire insights into various aspects of business and environmental ethics, so as to widen their perspectives of ethical considerations in culture, business and environment related issues.

Lectures and discussions on the basis of articles and case studies followed by written reports or reviews would be the general classroom sessions. The contents of the course are:

  • constitutional law in Finland and in the EU and the role of the European Court of Justice
  • basic principles of Finnish and EC labor law
  • basic regulations connected with citizenship and free movement of workers enforcement of EC Law, free movement of goods, freedom to provide services, free movement of capital and competition law
  • general meaning of the Corporate Governance
  • theoretical aspects of Corporate Governance and the different Corporate Governance codes
  • international importance and nature of the Corporate Governance
  • ethical considerations influencing business decisions and society at large from various perspectives, such as culture, environment and economy

The assessment for the course will be done on a continuous basis and based on the following requirements:

  • Mandatory competent attendance for in-class sessions (40%)
  • Completion of all out-of-class assignments by the due dates (30%)
  • Final written tests (30%)