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721065S Internship, 6 ECTS cr 
Code 721065S  Validity 01.08.2014 -
Name Internship  Abbreviation Internship 
Scope6 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline 
TypePractical training   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
Unit Oulu Business School 

Teachers
Name
Mari Juntunen 

Description
ECTS Credits 

6 credits

 
Language of instruction 

Varies depending on the way of completion.

 
Timing 

Free

 
Learning outcomes 

The internship offers the students the opportunity to learn how to solve problems and to learn organizational tasks and responsibilities related to their major subject. Furthermore, the internship supports students to establish relationships to both working colleagues and business management and develops their communication skills within the organization and its network. The internship offers the students the possibility to develop their skills how to apply their knowledge in working environment and to increase their competence.

 
Contents 

The content is made up of the job description which is related to the student´s major subject and which is provided by the organization where the internship will be accomplished. To be eligible for advanced level internship, the student should work either in a managerial position or as an independent specialist who has a responsible position with a possibility to use organizational resources.

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

The student will work under the supervision of the internship instructor appointed by the company. First, student should contact Sakari Nikkilä to agree on the practicalities and documentation of the internship. Upon completion of the internship the student reflects and describes the internship period in the written report (8-10 pages) which will be returned with a weekly diary and a copy of the employment certificate to Jaakko Simonen and Sakari Nikkilä.

The written report should be 8-10 pages and contain:

1. Description of the organization/company where the internship was completed

2. Description of the tasks, responsibilities and working methods during the internship

3. Description of how the tasks and responsibilities relate to the other functions of the organization

4. Description of how the internship relates to future career plans

5. Business development ideas for the Internship organization

6. Reflection on what was learned during the internship, how the learning relates to what has been learned earlier in the bachelor’s and master’s studies, and connecting the learning to theoretical concepts of the discipline.

·         A description of the organization/company where the internship was completed.

·         A detailed description of the tasks, responsibilities and working methods during the internship.

·         Description of how the tasks and responsibilities relate to the other functions of the organization.

·         Reflection on what was learned during the internship, how the learning relates to what has been learned earlier in the bachelor’s and master’s studies, and connecting the learning to theoretical concepts of the discipline.

·         Description of how the internship relates to future career plans.

More detailed guidelines are available from the responsible persons

 
Target group 

Students of OBS's Master’s Programmes

 
Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Completed bachelor’s studies. Minimum of 30 credits of Master’s studies 

 
Recommended optional programme components 

No

 
Recommended or required reading 

-

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

Internship report and other documentation delivered according to the above instructions

 
Grading 

Pass/Fail

 
Person responsible 

Jaakko Simonen and Sakari Nikkilä

 
Working life cooperation 

The student will work in an organization improving professional skills related to the major subject and developing business knowledge (and personal network).

 
Other information 

The internship is an elective course. Internship may also be a business development case or other relevant project (e.g. Demola/Business Kitchen), which needs to be accepted in advance following the general process described above.

 


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