BScBA Degree Program International Business. Global & Local in the Mikkeli Context Science Day, April 13, 2010 Joan Löfgren, Director. Key themes. Info on our program and Aalto University Internationality Teaching & research Links to the community. The Program in Brief.
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Global & Local in the Mikkeli Context
Science Day, April 13, 2010
Joan Löfgren, Director
Info on our program and Aalto University
Teaching & research
Links to the community
Started in 1989 (BBA program), completely in English
2001: Transition to BScBA degree program
Distinctive educational philosophy
Almost 90% of students graduate within 3 years
International Exchange Partners
Small Business Center
South Savo Region
City of Mikkeli
Mikkeli University Consortium
Coordination, joint projects, community development
City of Mikkeli engaged in the cooperation
Created from the merger of
Three campuses in Helsinki, plus Mikkeli, Lahti, Vaasa and Pori.
Aalto strives to change the world through:
Internationality a key priority
Slogan: “No teaching without research, no research without teaching.”
Design, Media and Service “Factories”
International Design Business Management (IDBM)
Our program highlighted in Aalto for
Future goal to share courses each year with the other two schools.
We can be a “laboratory” for new teaching methods and approaches.
At bachelor’s level
Progressive cultivation of research development throughout the program
Applied research courses through BCD project
Cooperation with the South Savo region
We offer the work of our students and expertise of our professors.
In return, local companies and organizations can offer their own expertise through guest lectures.
Local partners give practical examples and material for research through class excursions and interviews.
Student project coordinator plays key role
(Joonas Kallankari currently)
Recent course examples on following slides
Cooperation partner: City of Mikkeli
Value added: Students research for city + get experience working with city officials
Student projects related to web 2.0. applications
Partner: Digitization and Conservation Unit of the National Library of Finland
Projects included evaluation of existing web pages, exploring marketing possibilities in Second Life and Facebook and creating a web- based on-demand retail model.
Combined expertise in science of University of Kuopio with expertise in international marketing of our students.
Students prepared feasibility studies for scientists from the University of Kuopio and MTT of Mikkeli, who were interested in taking their research findings or technology to the marketplace, domestically and internationally.
Course results were evaluated by a panel that included the Research director of MAMK (Dr. Pekka Turkki) and Innovation Manager of Innosuomi (MBA Toivo Venäläinen).
Students choose from wide variety of cooperation forms with local companies.
Course visits to actual production facilities and a possibility of doing work shadowing (following for a manager for a day).
This year students could also choose to conduct a survey developed by Prof. Grinsted that analyzes production of small and medium-sized manufacturers.
About 10 companies participate in the course.
Professional Development Portfolio
Simulation of business tasks
Friday, April 16
Photo credits: Oliver Saarinen