Business & Management

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Students

 

Applied and Effective Project Management, Leadership and Communication (5 ECTS)  

A project is a “temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service.” As such, a project may require a unique approach to its management and administration. This course examines the process of applied project management using defined project management disciplines as a means to understanding the day-to-day operational issues faced by project managers. Project management is a cross-disciplinary field with applications in non-profit organizations, governmental institutions, and all types of industry and business. At the end of this course the student should be able to develop, execute, and control a project plan based upon specific metrics for success including the unique variables of differing disciplines.

 

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of ECTS: 5
  • Course code: KATJOA19
  • Discipline: Business
  • Level of studies: Intermediate
  • Learning outcomes: After completing the course, the students can
    • Evaluate information appropriate to the project task and from more than one academic discipline
    • Apply principles of critical thinking to demonstrate integrative learning
    • Communicate effectively in spoken form 
    • Communicate effectively in written form 
    • Analyze cultural issues within a global context
  • Working methods: Lectures & Workshop Style Applied Learning

  • Evaluation: Based on Project Plan

  • Teachers responsible: Sonja Bickford
  • Course material: Course materials will be provided during the course.
  • Min-max number of students: 10-30

In questions concerning course content, please contact Terhi Nieminen: terhi.nieminen(a)uta.fi

Fundamentals of Finance (5 ECTS)

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of ECTS: 5
  • COurse code: KATRAA11
  • Discipline: Accounting & Finance
  • Level of studies: basic
  • Learning outcomes: After completing the course successfully, students have basic knowledge about valuation methods, basic characteristics of derivatives, and short-term financial planning of corporations. Students understand the role of financial markets in economy and how required rate of return is determined.
  • Evaluation: based on an exam
  • Teacher responsible: John Kihn
  • Course material:
    • Kihn, J., Chunking Finance, 2018.
    • PowerPoint presentations
  • Min-max number of students: 10-30

In questions concerning course content, please contact John Kihn: johnkihn(a)elisanet.fi

International Trade and Finance (5 ECTS)

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of ECTS: 5
  • Course code: KATTAA35
  • Discipline: Economics
  • Level of studies: Intermediate
  • Learning outcomes: After successful completion of the course the student knows
    • Basic Trade Models establishing the basis, effects and gains from trade
    • The link between International Trade and Economic Growth
    • International Movements of Capital and Labour
    • International Trade Policy and arguments for protection
    • International capital movements and the foreign exchange mechanism
    • The economic effects of the balance of payments deficit
  • Working methods: Lectures and written exam
  • Evaluation: Evaluation 1-5
  • Teachers responsible: Fidelis Landy
  • Course material:
    • Appleyard & Field International Economics. 4th Edition (Material presented during the lecture would mainly be covered by this book)
    • Krugman, P. R. & Obstfeld, M., International Economics: Theory and Policy, 6th Edition, 2003, Addison Wesley (or the latest edition).
  • Min-max number of students: 10-30

In questions concerning course content, please contact Hannu Laurila: hannu.laurila(a)uta.fi

SCIL Lean Service Creation Workshop (5 ECTS)

Smart Campus Innovation Lab (SCIL) offers a 2-week authentic project based, hands on, learning experience. This course will be all about learning-by-doing. You will get familiar with lean, agile, and human-centered principles and can apply them to service development.  At SCIL (http://scil.tampere3.fi) students from various fields, as change agents, and university professionals collaboratively carry out development projects that benefit the higher education consortium on a wide scale.

During the course Lean Service Creation (LSC) tools are used. LSC is a design process, set of tools, and handbook that combine the best practices of service design thinking, lean startup, and agile development. LSC is an effective and efficient method for the design and implementation of new products and services. LSC is developed by Futurice Ltd. For more information about LSC: http://leanservicecreation.com.

  • Language of instruction: English

  • Number of ECTS: 5

  • Course code: NN00DM15-3001

  • Discipline: Business development, interdisciplinary

  • Level of studies: Intermediate

  • Learning outcomes: After successful completion of the course, the participant knows the basics of creating a concept that meets a selected objective and related real user needs:

    • How to formulate an objective that is aligned with your mission & strategy and can be measured with concrete key metrics

    • The basics of customer grouping and how to gather user insight with interviews

    • The basics of brainstorming and how to crystallize a selected idea sets into a concept description and value proposition
    • How to plan customer engagement in advance
    • How to test and validate a concept and its value proposition
    • In addition:
    • How to apply design thinking and agile principles to the creation of new services or products and improvement of existing ones
    • How to constantly improve teamwork and communication
    • How to bring customer value into everyday work
    • Gain valuable experiences from interdisciplinary teamwork and agile project methods
  • Evaluation: Other (peer-assessment, process and outcomes of innovation challenge)

  • Teacher responsible: Jussi Hannunen, jussi.hannunen(a)tamk.fi / Clementine Arpiainen, clementine.arpiainen(a)tamk.fi

  • Course material: Choice of relevant literature, including but not limited to:

    • Sarvas, R., Nevanlinna, H. & Pesonen, J. (2017). Lean Service Creation. https://leanservicecreation.com/material/LSC%20Handbook%201.82.pdf

    • Osterwalder, A. & Pigneur, Y. (2010). Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers.

    • Maurya, A. (2012). Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works.

    • Kotter, J. & Rathgeber H. (2006). Our Iceberg is Melting.

  • Min-max number of students: 10-15

    In questions concerning course content, please contact Jussi Hannunen: jussi.hannunen(a)tamk.fi

Team Leadership (5 ECTS)

The course gives the participants introduction to dialogue in practice and in theory, elements of effective team leadership, team life-cycle, liminal and systems thinking in the context of teamwork, as well as basic skills in building resilient teams and an experience of participating in a hands-on innovation challenge using lean methodology.

 

  • Language of instruction: English

  • Number of ECTS: 5

  • Course code: N0Hyv0DM49-3001

  • Discipline: Business Administration / Interdisciplinary

  • Level of studies: Basic / intermediate

  • Learning outcomes: After succesful completion of the course the participant...

    • Understands the significance of dialogue for effective teams and is able to practice dialogue in various study and working life contexts.

    • Is able to facilitate dialogue on shared values and vision to empower the team.

    • Understands the typical team life-cycle and important phases from the team leader's perspective.

    • Is able to apply liminal and systems thinking on a basic level when working in teams.

    • Understands the basic elements of resilience in teams and individuals and how they are strengthened.

    • Is able to take part in an innovation challenge using methods of lean product development.

  • Evaluation: other (peer-assessment, process and outcomes of innovation challenge)

  • Teacher responsible: Timo Nevalainen

  • Course material: Choice of relevant literature, including but not limited to: 

    • Gray, D. (2016). Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think.

    • Isaacs, W. (1999). Dialogue: The Art Of Thinking Together.

    • Kouzes, J. M., & Posner, B. Z. (2012). The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations.

    • Laloux, F. (2016). Reinventing Organizations: An Illustrated Invitation to Join the Conversation on Next-Stage Organizations.

    • Maurya, A. (2012). Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works.

    • Senge, P. (2006). The Fifth Discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization. 

    • Selected articles on team psychology.

  • Min-max number of students: 10-20

    In questions concerning course content, please contact Timo Nevalainen: timo.nevalainen(a)tamk.fi