Time: 1.5. – 14.8.2022
Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Number of study places: 100
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic
Required previous skills: No prerequisites.
Lecturer: Maarit Vahvanen

Credited in degree at Xamk: Bachelor of Business Administration
Area of competence mentioned in Curriculum: Core competence / Module: Business support
Enrolment by: 18.4.2022
Price: Free of charge

Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.

Please also notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on Open UAS courses.

Learning outcomes:

You recognize problems and opportunities in the business environment.
You learn to generate new solutions.
You are able to utilize information obtained from different sources and stakeholders.
You can employ various development methods.

Contents and methods:

How can you promote your own creativity?
How can you work in a team to promote creativity?
How can you utilize various development methods when solving problems?
How can you combine and utilize internal and external knowledge as a basis for development work?

The course covers 5 ECTS credits, totalling 135 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort.

Study material: Material is provided in digital learning environment Learn.

Assessment: 0-5

Students can
-use professional vocabulary systematically.
-look for information in the key information sources of the field.
-identify interrelated tasks.
-plan in a customer and user focused way and take other stakeholders into consideration.
-use the key models, methods, software and techniques of the professional field.
-work as team members in a goal-oriented way
-justify their actions according to the ethical principles of the professional field.


Transcript of records will be delivered by requestby email in PDF form.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email: openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
If you are not able to participate in the course, please let us know as soon as possible by email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Before the course starts, you'll receive an invitation by email to this course.

Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.


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