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KATTAA40 Microfinance and development 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in Business Studies
Faculty of Management

Learning outcomes

It is envisaged that students will attain several transferable skills in microfinance, and have a developed capability of:
- Understanding the issues of market failure and moral hazard in emerging credit markets;
- Explaining the usability of microfinance in practice;
- Evaluating the gains of microfinance in addressing poverty and women´s well-being;
- Critically evaluating the debate concerning the social desirability of microfinance, and producing strategies to avoid mission drift in social enterprises.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Hannu Laurila, Teacher responsible
Ashim Kar (University of Helsinki), Teacher
Markku Konttinen, Contact person


19-Oct-2018 – 3-Dec-2018
Lectures 24 hours
Fri 19-Oct-2018 at 12-14, Päät ls A2b
Fri 26-Oct-2018 at 12-14, Päät la A2a
Fri 2-Nov-2018 at 12-14, Päät ls A3
Mon 5-Nov-2018 - 3-Dec-2018 weekly at 10-12, Päät ls A2b, NOTE No lectures on Mon Nov 19
Fri 9-Nov-2018 at 12-14, Päät ls A2a
Fri 16-Nov-2018 at 12-14, Linna ls K108
Fri 23-Nov-2018 - 30-Nov-2018 weekly at 12-14, Päät ls A2a


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

First course exam Fri 7-Dec-2018, 12-14, Päätalo (main building) r. A2a