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902177Y Academic English for Business, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 902177Y  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name Academic English for Business  Abbreviation Academic Englis 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeLanguage and Communication Studies Discipline8006 Language studies, English 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Languages and Communication 

Proficiency level 



Two-year International Business Masters program: Students who do not need to complete the Finnish course will complete this English course

ECTS Credits 

130 hours of work

Language of instruction 



Autumm term only

Learning outcomes 

By the end of the course, students are able to:
• demonstrate the ability to organize information by writing essays with a good degree of fluency
• demonstrate the ability to search for and synthesize information from several sources
• demonstrate the ability to compile a short research paper including the usual components of a research paper with a good degree of fluency
• demonstrate the ability to discuss and form conclusions from own research
• demonstrate the ability to present own research in a presentation


In this course, students will learn about different essays and practice writing different kinds of essays as well as study and compile a research paper including all the usual components of a research paper. Students will utilize a variety of sources, take notes, paraphrase and quote from sources. Students will use usual conventions for documentation of sources and through this process practice the process of writing research papers in English.

Mode of delivery 

The course includes 19 classroom sessions and homework and participation in the classroom sessions is mandatory.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Classroom sessions include 38 hours of classroom instruction and coaching and 57 hours of homework following classroom sessions / 35 hours of independent work writing draft 2 of the research project.

Target group 

first-year students in the International Business Masters program of Oulu Business School

Recommended or required reading 

The course materials can be purchased at Juvenis Print and can be found in Moodle.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Course assessment is carried out by assessment of 3 essays (35 points), the research paper (45 points) and the presentation (20 points).


The grading scale is 1-5 or Fail.

Person responsible 

Jaana Sorvari


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
  Academic English for Business  Course  Joshua Ward  06.09.21 -13.04.22

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