Degree Programme in International Business (210 cr)
|The aim of basic studies is to provide the student with a comprehensive overall view of the position and significance of the field concerned within society and working life and in an international perspective, to familiarise the student with the general theoretical basis of the field and with communications, and to provide the student with the sufficient language proficiency necessary for practising the profession and for further professional development. (Vararehtorin päätös 13.10.2016 § 16)|
|International Core Competences||50|
The student understands the Oulu UAS learning environment with its various services, is able to plan his/her studies (and career) and is able to communicate and socialize in the international student body. Thus, the student has adequate intercultural, language and computer skills. Moreover, the student knows the basics of various business skills, and principles of international trade and business development.
|KB00BP04||Orientation to Studies||10||10|
|KB00BP24||Introduction to Business Skills||10||10|
|KB00BP25||Introduction to International Trade||12||12|
|KB00BP28||Introduction to Business Development||10||10|
Finnish Degree Students in DIB are required (compulsory requirement) to study a minimum of 8 ECTS of a foreign language (Foreign Language I, 4 ECTS + Foreign Language II, 4 ECTS) as a part of their Studies in International Core Competences section (the section is 60 ECTS in total).
This foreign language may not be English.
The choice of the compulsory foreign language will be made on the basis of language assortment (language courses) made available for the particular Academic Year by Oulu UAS.
If the student wishes to continue to study the same language further (Foreign Language III, 4 ECTS), those ECTS (and any additional language ECTS) will be included in the DIB Free Choice Studies. Kindly note that the section of DIB Free Choice Studies is 15 ECTS in total.
counted in International Core Competences, 8 ECTS of a compulsory foreign language:
- German I (= Foreign language I), 4 ECTS and
- German II (= Foreign language II), 4 ECTS
and counted in DIB Free Choice studies:
- German III (=Foreign language III), 4 ECTS
|KB00BU78||Foreign Language for Finnish Degree Students||8||8|
|KB00BP27||Finnish language for Foreign Degree Students||8||8|
|Intercultural and Language Skills for both Finnish and Foreign Degree Students||6|
Both Finnish and Foreign Degree Students will select this Module consisting of two compulsory areas of competence: KB00BU92 Profiency in Business English, and KB00BU93 Cross-Cultural Considerations.
|KB00BU92||Profiency in English Language||3||3|
|Languages Studies in Basic Studies||4|
Finnish Degree Students will select KB00BU94 Swedish Language for Finnish Degree Students, 4 ECTS ("virkamiesruotsi").
Foreign Degree Students will select KB00BU95 Basic Finnish Language for Foreign Degree Students, 4 ECTS (= Basic Finnish Course I).
|KB00BU94||Swedish Language for Finnish Degree Students||4||4|
|KB00BU95||Basic Finnish Language for Foreign Degree Students||4||4|
|The aim of professional studies is to familiarise the student with the main problems and applications in the professional field concerned and their scientific or artistic basis in order to allow the student to work independently in the field in either expert duties or development work, or as entrepreneur. (Vararehtorin päätös 13.10.2016 § 16)|
|Innovative Business Competences||90|
|KB00BP29||Financial Analysis and Management Accounting||6||6|
|KB00BP33||International Sales Competences||10||10|
|KB00BP34||International Marketing Competences||10||10|
|KB00BP35||Business Interaction and Design Competences||10||10|
|KB00BP36||eBusiness and Digital Marketing Competences||10||10|
|KB00BP37||Supply Flows and Documentation in International Trade||12||12|
|KB00BP38||Business Process Competences||9||10|
|Languange and Communication Studies in Professional Studies||4|
|KB00BP31||Professional Communication for Finnish Degree Students||4||4|
|KB00BP32||Finnish Language for Foreign Degree Students||4||4|
Studies completed abroad (student exchange). Extent on the basis of the student's personal study plan and recognition decision (e.g. 3-60 credits). The Finnish credits are equivalent to the ECTS credits.
Learning outcomes, contents, assessment methods, learning activities and teaching methods (e.g. exercises and a written/an oral examination/assignment etc.) and literature according to the curriculum of the host institution.
Students are expected to complete a Learning Agreement to be signed by themselves and also by the head of the degree programme and the international co-ordinator of the home institution as well as by the representative(s) of the host institution. The Learning Agreement is an informal contract that indicates precisely what courses students will be studying. It should be completed well before students arrive at their host institution. Subsequent modifications to the Learning Agreement are permitted as long as they are agreed by all parties concerned. At the end of the study period abroad, the host institution will provide the exchange student as well as the sending institution with a Transcript of Records reporting the results obtained in the agreed programme of study. Full academic recognition will be given in the professional studies for the studies completed abroad, as decided upon in the Learning Agreement. The studies will be recognised as an internal part of the curriculum.
The grades obtained abroad will be changed to correspond to the Finnish grading scale 0-5. If the ECTS grading scale (European Credit Transfer System) is used, the ECTS grades correspond to the Finnish grades as follows: A = 5 (excellent), B = 4 (very good), C = 3 (good), D = 2 (satisfactory), E = 1 (sufficient), FX = hylätty (fail), F = hylätty (fail). If this module consists of several courses, the final grade is determined by the mathematical mean value of the grades.
Contact person: Head of Degree Programme/International Co-ordinator of the School.
You can include a study period abroad in one of our international partner schools during your 2nd or 3rd year of studying. You can also carry out a practical training period abroad.
DIB students are encouraged to include a Study Abroad period (student exchange abroad) in their Studies either during the 2nd or 3rd Year of DIB studies. This can be done in accordance with a student's Personalized Study Plan (eHOPS), as studies are pre-planned in a separate Learning Agreement with the foreign partner school.
DIB students are also encouraged to carry out Practical Training Period abroad. See student intranet Oiva for further information about internationalisation (applying, criteria, finances etc.).
|Free Choice Studies||15|
|Important: the total number of Free Choice studies in your DIB degree is 15 ECTS in total.|
|K1037IB||Doing Business in Asia||3||3|
|K1035IB||Doing Business in Russia||3||3|
|K1034IB||Cultural Factors in Business||3||3|
|KB00CP95||Digital Marketing Communications and Content Marketing||3||3|
|KB00BY06||Perspectives in Services Marketing||3||3|
|K1052IB||Project Studies DIB||3|
|K1055IB||Project Studies DIB||6|
|Assortment of Oulu UAS Free Choice Studies|
DIB students can choose courses/study entities also from the selection of Oulu UAS' Free Choice courses (available to Oamk students).
Important: the total number of Free Choice studies in your DIB degree is 15 ECTS in total (see also the DIB Free Choice courses for your DIB group).
|3L00BJ19||Basics of Organisational Behaviour||3||3|
|Y00021E||Orientation to Student Exchange||3|
|K1135YY||Student Enterprise Studies||15|
|K1101YY||Preparatory Course of Mathematics||3||3|
|Languages in Free Choice Studies||15|
|KB00BW20||Basic German I||4||4|
|KB00BW21||Basic German II||4||4|
|Interdisciplinary Project Studies in Oamk LABs|
Oamk LABs studies are based on reflective and community project based learning in international and interdisciplinary teams in English. All learning happens in the team context.
Learning goals are based on 21st Century Skills as defined (link) The skills are Disciplinary Knowledge, Self-knowledge and Self-awareness, Creativity and Innovation, Critical thinking and Civic literacy, Responsibility and Global Awareness, Collaboration and Communication.
The future professional has positive attitude towards innovation and development and is characterised as being a Confident person, a Concerned citizen, a Self-directed learner and an Active professional.
Self-Aware professional is aware of their strengths and knows when to rely on other professions in solving problems. Student deepens their disciplinary knowledge and learns the needed meta-skills for the future professional while working in an interdisciplinary team to reach the team goals.
Individualised learning objectives are set for each student based on their field of study, study plan requirements and personal goals.
Project work topics are real-world problems or phenomena which come from the relevant industry or partners.
Project work skills are developed in an interdisciplinary team with agile and modern development methods which are relevant for the industry. Presentation skills are continuously developed with several presentations.
Oamk LABs consists of three LABs: Oulu DevLAB, Oulu EduLAB and Oulu Game LAB. The focus of DevLAB is health, wellbeing and sustainability. EduLAB is focused on educational technology and Game LAB in game industry.
All LABs are interdisciplinary and international. Learning and teaching is in English. More information about Oamk LABs and how to apply from www.oamklabs.fi
Interdisciplinary Project Learning
Strenghten Disciplinary Knowledge
Self-knowledge and Self-awareness as Future Professional
Creativity and Creative Mindset
Customer Centered Design
Responsibility and Global Awareness
Collaboration and Communication
Customer Relationship Management
|Interdisciplinary Demo Development Project Studies in Oamk LABs|
|Interdisciplinary Product Development Project Studies in Oamk LABs|
|YY00BR02||Product Path 1||15|
|YY00BR03||Product Path 2||15|
|YY00BH24||Description and Evaluation of a Business Idea||3||3|
|YY00BH25||Incubation of Business Ideas||3,5||3,5||7|
|YY00BH26||Developing Own Business||10|
|Preparation to International Exchange||3|
|Y00021E||Orientation to Student Exchange||3|
The aim of practical training is to familiarize students with practical duties of major importance in relation to their professional studies, in particular, and with the application of knowledge and skills in working life under supervised conditions. (Vararehtorin päätös 13.10.2016 § 16)
You can also carry out a practical training period abroad.
|K1140YY||Practical Training: General Training||10||10|
|YY00BD17||Practical Training: Professional Training||20||20|
|The aim of the Bachelor's thesis is to enhance and demonstrate the ability of students to apply their knowledge and skills in practical expert duties related to their professional studies. (Vararehtorin päätös 13.10.2016 § 16)|