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LITO BASIC BUSINESS STUDIES 25-40 ECTS CR
Basic business studies (=LITO) – online study package is carried out as a joint effort of ten Finnish universities. The studies are not available for students of business administration, but for students of technology only. Please see Weboodi and www.lito.fi for course descriptions and detailed information. Each course features respected experts who describe business and economic phenomena. All courses are implemented completely online.
The courses available 2018-19 in English (or in Finnish) are:
The course begins
VA10A1000 Basics of Management and Organisations, 5 ECTS cr (Finnish/ English)
|VA10A1700 Understanding and Managing a Business as a Dynamic Whole – VIBu Business Simulation Game, 5 ECTS cr, (Finnish/ English). Three implementations, the first in fall -18.||28.9.-14.10.18||29.10.18||12.12.18|
|VA10A1500 Introduction to Entrepreneurship, 5 ECTS cr, (Finnish/ English)||1.-17.10.18||1.11.18||31.12.18|
VA10A1600 Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility, 5 ECTS cr (only in Engl.)
VA10A1400 Economics and the Business Environment (Finnish/ English)
|VA10A1100 Basics of Marketing and Sales, 5 ECTS cr, (Finnish/ English)||tbc||4.3.19||30.4.19|
VA10A1700 Understanding and Managing a Business as a Dynamic Whole – VIBu Business Simulation Game, 5 ECTS cr, (Finnish/ English). Two implementations!
Additional information from your own study counsellor and study coordinator Susanna Koponen, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking the course Understanding and managing a business as a dynamic whole – VIBu business simulation game presumes knowledge of the focal concepts. Therefore, the prospective student is recommended to take the LITO courses Basics of Management and Organisations and one other course before, or otherwise possess equivalent knowledge.
Please note that the registration differs from the normal LUT timetable!
The student must register for the courses before taking them. Registration opens one month before the beginning of the course and closes usually two weeks prior to the start of the course. In academic year 2018-19, enrollment for LUT students is in Weboodi. The courses Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Economics and the Business Environment take max 75 students/ university in the order of the registrations. In VIBU simulation the maximum is 20 students/university. Please note: late enrollment is not possible.
Course and study package registration
When the student has passed a course, the grade will be registered at their own university as part of their studies. If a student wishes to get a note in their diploma stating that they took the minor study package, he/she must take at least five courses (equal to 25 ECTS cr) including Understanding and managing a business as a dynamic whole – VIBu business simulation game (the other 20 ECTS cr can be freely chosen).
About the LITO studies
Experts from multiple different fields work together in projects and teams in today's business life. Seamless cooperation calls for understanding of business dependencies and logic as well as knowledge of focal concepts. Basic business studies –study package (=LITO) offers students an opportunity to complement their knowledge and to enhance their working life capabilities. During the course, the student will familiarize themselves with how companies operate and the factors that influence their actions.
After completing the courses, the student will understand how a company operates as an entity and can evaluate his/her own role as an expert in the entity. The student will be capable of applying the focal concepts of business and economics in their own work. In addition, the student will be able to solve problems as part of a diverse team.
All Finnish universities are parties to the Flexible Study Rights Agreement (JOO), which provides graduate and post-graduate students of Finnish universities the opportunity to include courses from other universities into their degrees.
You need to be enrolled and registered as attending student in Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) in order to be eligible to apply for flexible study rights and to complete studies in another university.
LUT uses the electronic Joopas Application System, as do other universities with the exception of the Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Lapland and, the Theatre Academy, University of Jyväskylä and University of Oulu. The system can be accessed at http://haku.joopas.fi with your LUT username and password.
For further information on LUT instructions regarding the home university see the Flexible Study Service Joopas.
Please note that the application must be well-grounded and the courses must be appropriate for the student's LUT degree without equivalents in the LUT curriculum.
Flexible studies are free of charge for the students.
The course database in Joopas provides information on courses and studies offered by universities and university networks.