Credits: 3

Schedule: 27.02.2019 - 29.03.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

DSc Christa Uusi-Rauva, Professor Ingmar Björkman

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

2018-2019; IV, Otaniemi Campus

2019-2020: no teaching. The course can be replaced with any of the courses in the minor course selections in University Wide Business Studies (BIZ).

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
•    understand key elements of the business environment and how they impact businesses
•    understand the foundations of business operations, including key elements of accounting, finance, marketing, operational management, strategic management, and organizational communication

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This introductory course gives a basic understanding of business operations to students from other fields. It covers the key elements of the different functions of a firm: management, accounting, finance, marketing, and operations, as well as the broader societal context in which firms operate.

The course will help students see how different functions of the firm form an interrelated whole. This understanding will help students in their own careers in different firms and organizations, regardless of their own area of expertise.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Learning diaries 50%
Take-home exam 50%

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures: 33 hours
Learning diaries: 24 hours
Take-home exam: 23 hours

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be announced

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5 (fail – excellent)

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Via WebOodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The minimum number of participants is 20


Registration and further information