Credits: 6

Schedule: 07.01.2020 - 18.02.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Esko Aho

Kirsti Iivonen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

University lectuter Kirsti Iivonen

+358 40 5128255

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Period III (2018-2019)
Period III (2019-2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course has three interlinked goals. After completing the course, the students should be able to understand:
• how the mechanisms and processes of the interaction and interrelationship between business and society work
• how the dialogue between the companies and the society can be constructed so as to be beneficial to the both parties
• how the companies' relationship to the surrounding society can and should be an integral part of their overall business strategy

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Must know: the concepts of "concept and context", Creation of Shared Value, ecosystems

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

50% reflective learning diary
50% final essay exam

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

For the completion of the course, the
following assignments are required:

Reflective learning diary (50%) (the top
grade can only be attained if all 6 lectures are covered) (instructions for
this are provided on the course website)

Final essay exam (50%) (based on the
lectures as well as the preparatory and additional readings)

All the graded assignments are assessed
on a 0-5 scale.

The successful completion of the course
requires attending the lectures, which are the major source of information through
the lecturer's and visiting speakers' presentations and discussions as well as
the case examples.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Attending lectures 24h (not compulsory but highly necessary for good grades)
Preparing for the lectures 24h
Writing the learning diary 35h
Studying additional readings 30h
Preparing for the exam 44h
Writing the exam 3h
Total 160h (6 cr)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Preparatory and additional readings (articles, reports, newspaper texts, case studies) TBA

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

No specific prerequisites for attending the course.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Via Weboodi


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