Schedule: 30.10.2019 - 04.12.2019
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
+358 40 5128255
Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
I, II (Autumn 2018) One-period course. Otaniemi campus.
I, II (Autumn 2019) One-period course. Otaniemi campus.
Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
1. analyse audiences and define objectives to create targeted messages
2. write coherent and convincing, reader-friendly business documents
3. craft clear, focused and engaging business presentations
4. critically assess their own and others’ business communications
Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
This highly interactive and task-oriented course provides a clear insight into what constitutes effective oral and written business communication in a fast-paced global business environment. Case analyses, simulations, written assignments and individual and team presentations will allow students to practise the theories and key concepts introduced during the course. Peer and lecturer feedback will give students a clear picture of their present communication skills, and an indication of how they can enhance their performance.
Details on the course content (applies in this implementation):
- Course overview
- Communication strategy
- Instructions for A1: written request
- Practicing communication strategy analysis with
A1 context (case analysis, presentations, discussion)
- Effective business writing
- Understanding modes of persuasion (Ethos + Pathos
- Peer feedback on A1
- Instructions for A2 (individual persuasive
1. A2a: presentation outline
2. A2b: actual 5-7-minute presentation
A5: evaluation paper
Presentation structure, openings and closings
- A2b: presentations in small groups
- A3: timed test on
the readings on computer: quiz 10% + written part 20%;
YOUR OWN LAPTOP
- Instructions and topic choice for A4: 10-minute
- Designing effective visuals
- Nonverbal communication
- Consultation and peer feedback on A4: team
· A4 team presentations
Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
1. Assignments (90%)
2. Class contribution (10%)
Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation):
of Course Assignments and Deadlines
Type of work
Nov 6/Nov 13
Nov 26/Nov 27/Dec 4
Preparedness for class; contribution to group activities
Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Contact teaching 18h
Independent work 72h
Total 80h (3 ECTS)
Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
All materials will be available on MyCourses.
Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
61A00100 Business Communication (6 cr)
Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
CEFR level (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Starting level: C1
Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
0 (fail) - 5 (excellent)
Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Mandatory class attendance. This course must be completed before taking any of the EBC electives.
Only available for School of Business BSc students.
Additional information for the course (applies in this implementation):
Standards & Requirements
Deadlines: To pass the course, all the required
assignments must be completed by the given deadlines.
Grading criteria: All assignments are assessed using rubrics
(grading criteria) on a scale of 0-5. Final grade criteria: A total of 4.5 and
above is a 5; 3.5-4.49 range is a 4; 2.5-3.49 range is a 3.
Team assignments: Only one group member needs to submit your
Extra assignments not possible: Students are
not able to redo assignments or do any extra assignments to improve
Class participation: Attendance is mandatory on this highly
practical and experiential course. However, one absence during the course is
possible if a student has a valid reason (to be communicated before the
class!). This will result in a 20% reduction of the class participation grade.
More than one absence will result in NOT passing the course.
Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation):
Time and location
- Teacher: Kirsti Iivonen