Final Individual Project Total (paper + video)
The final course project should be returned through the Aalto University MyCourses system by December 13th, 2019. The final project should have two parts. In the first part, you should look back and reflect on your learnings during the course. In this section you should discuss all the topics covered in this course. Describing key content learnings is most important, but also having some reflection on factors you think are most important and why this is the case for you will make your paper stronger. The report should be written in business style, i.e. be brief and concise in your conclusions and arguments. The report should be 4-5 pages long 12-point font. You should reference at least 12 articles (you are welcome to discuss cases, but they do not count as one of the twelve articles) from the course when discussing your key learnings. You are not expected to reference articles not assigned for the course to support your points although you can if you wish. It is also totally fine to discuss key learnings you have had which do not relate to any article. You should have a reference list for the key learnings part. You can use whatever referencing style you prefer as long as you are consistent, but the American Psychological Association reference style is preferred. The list of references does not count in the page limit.
In the second part of the final project which is a video you should make, you should select one topic from the course to focus on. It can be from the readings, cases, guest speakers or any other course component, or any combination of them. In the video you should explain this topic, what it is about and why it is interesting, important, and useful. Consider this as a sales pitch for your topic. You can consider master students who have not taken the course Doing Business in Emerging Markets as your audience, i.e., students who will be interested but not yet have your knowledge. The video should be 5-7 minutes long. You can choose the format of the video, bearing in mind that the technical quality or special effects are not decisive for the grading. Focus should be on the content and the clarity of the messages you want to convey. The video is individual work, but other people can assist you in shooting it, e.g., if you are talking on it. The video could be of you talking or you may choose to have PPT slides in the video and just your voice. It is also possible for you to involve other people in the video if you want to have a roll play which you designed yourself in the video. Include a URL link to the video under a separate heading at the end of your written report (do not send us video files!). The video and the key learnings report are each worth 25.5% of the overall class grade. The key learnings and the video each have equal weight in determining your overall grade for the final course project.