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721336S Special Issue, 6 ECTS cr 
Code 721336S  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Special Issue  Abbreviation Special Issue 
Scope6 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Oulu Business School 

ECTS Credits 

6 credits

Language of instruction 

Varies depending on the way of completion.




Learning outcomes 

If taken as an individual research assignment, upon completion the students demonstrate knowledge of the theories, concepts, frameworks and empirical findings of chosen discipline and they are able to identify and solve relevant problems, and make critical judgments based on them.


Varies depending on individually agreed on assignment.

Mode of delivery 

It may be, but is not limited to (1) An advanced level course passed in another university having different contents than those courses offered in the student’s program, but otherwise fitting the structure of the studies. If necessary the course may be supplemented with additional tasks. (2) An essay/learning diary of about 20 pages, the requirements of which are agreed on in advance with the person responsible of the course within the major subject. (3) Ad hoc –course organized by OBS (4) A discipline-based business development case or other relevant project (e.g. Demola/Business Kitchen).

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Varies on the basis of individually agreed on assignment.

Target group 

Students of OBS’s Master’s Programs.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

To be agreed on with the person responsible of the course within the major subject

Assessment methods and criteria 

Assessment is based on the learning outcomes of the course and the Master’s program. Method varies depending on the individually agreed on assignment.


The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Varies depending on the way of completion and the major discipline


Working life cooperation 

Depends on the individually agreed on assignment.

Other information 

The number of students is limited. Special Issue is not a course regularly offered to the students.


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