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GroupT31DY14S/Degree Programme in International Business Management, Master's Degree (Tornio)
Study unitT301DY11 Northern Business Context, 5.00 ECTS credits, 133 h
International Business Environment
UnitMinerva (Kauppakatu 58) Tornio
Time of implementationAutumn1/2014-2015, Autumn2/2014-2015
Responsible teacherJauhola Esa
Other teachers
Status of implementationFinished

Description status Ready
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates02.09.2014 - 31.12.2014
Minimum number of participants  
Maximum number of participants  
Enrolment period01.09.2014 - 30.09.2014
Implementation method
Virtuality 5 ECTS credits
R&D integration 3 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam
Koulutuksen aikataulu (www-linkki)
Description language English 

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.


Characteristics of High North as a business environment

Natural and human resources of the Arctic

Cross-border cooperation in the Barents area

Role of SME's in the development of the Arctic

Sustainability and corporate social responsibility

Assessment criteria

  Grade 1 - 2

    Grade 3 - 4

    Grade 5

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

The studentis able tointerpret and explain the challenges of SME's in the Arctic area.

The student is able to compare and combine the knowledge on the special characteristics of the High-North business.

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

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