Master's Degree Programme in Business Studies

Periods

Period I (27-Aug-2018 – 21-Oct-2018)
Period II (22-Oct-2018 – 14-Dec-2018)
Period III (7-Jan-2019 – 3-Mar-2019)
Period IV (4-Mar-2019 – 26-May-2019)
Period (27-Aug-2018 - 21-Oct-2018)
Specialization in Insurance and Risk Management [Period I]
Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
13-Sep-2018 – 11-Oct-2018
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Specialization in Economics [Period I]

-Optimisation of the firm: cost minimisation and profit maximisation
-Optimisation of the consumer: cost minimisation and utility maximisation
-Roles of firms and consumers in the market
-General equilibrium

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Teaching
4-Sep-2018 – 2-Oct-2018
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The study module consists of two courses 5 ECTS per course. Courses are lectured in teaching periods 1 and 2 (autumn semester 2018). The first part is compulsory for all. Students majoring in economics must take both of the courses.

The first course exam: Thu Oct 4 at 9 - 12 in Pinni r. A3103
First retake: Tue Nov 13 at 4 - 8 p.m. in main building D10a+b Sign up at NettiOpsu
Second retake: Mon Dec 17 at 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. in main building D10a+b Sign up at NettiOpsu

(Some places for master level exchange students majoring in economics. A lot of previous studies in microeconomics, macroeconomics and mathematical economics is required.)

Specialization in Accounting [Period I]
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Teaching
1-Oct-2018 – 12-Nov-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Specialization in Responsible Business [Period I]

Leadership for sustainable change is an online course on sustainability and change leadership. It is aimed at master’s level students, but is also open for students at all levels and fields. The course is taught in collaboration with University of Helsinki and Tampere University.

Students study the online learning material, including text, video and assignments, at the MOOC platform. In an online study group, the student takes part in a project work, in which a sustainability change project plan is designed.

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment to the course opens 4 September and takes place at http://mooc.helsinki.fi/ > Leadership for Sustainable Change

Teaching
4-Sep-2018 – 19-Oct-2018
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course material as well as more info on the course backgrounds can be found at www.leadforsust.fi.  

Period (22-Oct-2018 - 14-Dec-2018)
Specialization in Marketing [Period II]
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Teaching
22-Oct-2018 – 10-Dec-2018
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

few places for master level business exchange students

Specialization in Economics [Period II]

-Uncertainty, risk and reward
-Welfare theory: efficiency and justice
-Strategic behaviour and game theory
-Imperfect information

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Teaching
23-Oct-2018 – 28-Nov-2018
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The study module consists of two courses 5 ECTS per course. Courses are lectured in teaching periods 1 and 2 (autumn semester 2018). The first part is compulsory for all. Students majoring in economics must take both of the courses.

(Some places for master level exchange students majoring in economics. A lot of previous studies in microeconomics, macroeconomics and mathematical economics is required.)

The first course exam: Thu 29.11. at 10 - 12 in päätalo D13. No need to sign up.
The second course exam: Tue 4.12. at 10 - 12 in Pinni B4115. No need to sign up.

The course gives an analytical viewpoint to the evaluation of multidisciplinary issues. It covers a range of economic approaches that can be described as cost-benefit or cost-effectiveness analyses, which are broadly used in assessing the social value of all kinds of public projects and policies. Such methods are commonly used in the health care sector, but the course surveys also other fields of application, such as social care, education, fire safety, traffic planning, etc. The need for economic appraisal is constantly increasing in all fields, and capability to conduct such analyses is a valuable asset for all whose work touches on social planning.

The course starts with an overview of the theory underlying economic evaluation, and presents some representative applications of the framework. Then, the course digs deeper into the practical applicability of the methods in various exemplary fields. In particular, the methodological and data-dependent pitfalls of the applications are discussed, and the examples are illustrated by computer aided exercises. The final part of the course shows how to generate cost-effectiveness information for using them in practical decision making (including applications in mass screening in public health, school dropout, etc.). 

Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
26-Nov-2018 – 7-Dec-2018
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This course is targeted for all doctoral researchers who find economic assessment of public policies relevant to their doctoral studies. Advanced graduate students are secondarily eligible to the course within the teaching group limits (about 30 students).

Specialization in Accounting [Period II]
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Teaching
1-Oct-2018 – 12-Nov-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Specialization in Management and Organization [Period II]
Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
22-Oct-2018 – 12-Nov-2018
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This course is primarily for:

- Master students in Management and Organization studies

- Master level exchange students of Faculty of Management (business studies)

- Third year bachelor level exchange students of Faculty of Management (business sudies) who have completed KATMAA13 Service Marketing course in period I can also enroll. Completing KATMAA13 is a prerequirement for exchange students if you have not completed an equivalent course at your home university.

Period (7-Jan-2019 - 3-Mar-2019)
Specialization in Accounting [Period III]
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Teaching
14-Jan-2019 – 11-Feb-2019
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
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Lectures:

Mon 14-Jan-2019 - 11-Feb-2019 weekly at 12-15

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Teaching
17-Jan-2019 – 14-Feb-2019
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
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Lectures 28 hours

  • Thu 17-Jan-2019 at 8-12,Main building D14
  • Fri 18-Jan-2019 - 8-Feb-2019 weekly at 9-12,Main building A2a
  • Thu 24-Jan-2019 - 14-Feb weekly at 9-12, Main building D14
Specialization in Management and Organization [Period III]
Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
24-Jan-2019 – 28-Mar-2019
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is primarily a web-based course. An introductory (compulsory) lecture will be held in the beginning.

Period (4-Mar-2019 - 26-May-2019)
Specialization in Insurance and Risk Management [Period IV]

Contents: 

- Risk management trends

- Long term risks

- Economics theories for risks

- Financial crisis management

- Measuring risk in financial markets

- Risk management in financial markets

- Risk management in corporate finance

Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
11-Mar-2019 – 15-Apr-2019
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The first course exam Tue 23.4. at 12 - 16, main building D10b.
The first retake on Mon 13.5. at 8 - 12, main building D10a+b, MAB general exam. Sign up at NettiOpsu at least 7 days before the exam.
The second retake on Tue 4.6. at 16 - 20, main building D10a+b, MAB general exam. Sign up at NettiOpsu at least 7 days before the exam.

Specialization in Economics [Period IV]

The importance of financial stability for real economy. Recent developments in macroprudential policy and tools and their role in addition to traditional bank regulation in safeguarding financial stability. Systemic risks as threats to financial stability: identification, early warnings, and assessment. Contagion as a form of systemic risk. Financial stability and macroprudential policies in macroeconomic models.

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Teaching
3-Apr-2019 – 12-Apr-2019
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Course lectured at University of Vaasa. Course material will be available on University of Vaasa Moodle page, which will include links to recorded lectures and further information on the course.

Teachers are experts and policy makers from Bank of Finland.

Specialization in Management and Organization [Period IV]
Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
24-Jan-2019 – 28-Mar-2019
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is primarily a web-based course. An introductory (compulsory) lecture will be held in the beginning.

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Teaching
6-Mar-2019 – 10-Apr-2019
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English

The course will begin with an introduction lecture to organisation theory and analysis. The themes for the following weeks cover research areas varying from what goes on inside organizations to how external environments affect organisations. These themes are:

- organisational learning - decision-making in organisations - organisational culture - organisations and their external environment - neoinstitutional theory - organisational ecology - networks and organisations

While the course content is structured around these themes, the lectures provide a background story for how organisational theory has developed historically. This will enable students to understand the intellectual development of organisation theory and its various shifts in emphasis. The students are required to attend lectures, read academic articles identified by the instructor, write analytical essays, and take part in group presentations and discussions.

Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
7-Mar-2019 – 2-May-2019
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

NB: This course is for Master students in Leadership for Change. A limited number of Master students in Management and Organizations may be accepted to the course.