Credits: 6

Schedule: 10.09.2018 - 17.10.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Ines Peixoto

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Period I 2018-2019, Töölö campus
Period I 2019-2020, Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course offers an overview of both the different fields of management and international business and the nature of academic work. The students are introduced to the different disciplinary cultures in our field as well as the philosophical and ethical underpinnings of different research paradigms. The course is designed to help students to navigate through their master’s studies.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course provides you with an overview of the different fields of Management and IB (what they are really about) and a variety of “tools” necessary for your academic life, for example, how to use writing as a resource for your professional development, how to be reflexive, and how to start thinking in an academic manner.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

25% Reaction papers (5 á 5%)
75% Reflection & Learning diary

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

29h Active participation in lectures
12h Preparing for the lectures
121h Doing the learning exercises

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Provided by the lecturers.   

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This is recommended to be the first course one takes in the masters program.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Via Weboodi. This course is only available to the students in the Management and International Business M.Sc. programme.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Attendance and active participation are highly recommended but not mandatory. Attendance facilitates the writing of the reaction papers and the reflection & learning diary that then forms the majority of your final grade. This course is only available to the students in the Management and International Business M.Sc. programmes.


Registration and further information