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721070S Globally Responsible Business, 6 ECTS cr 
Code 721070S  Validity 01.08.2014 -
Name Globally Responsible Business  Abbreviation Globally Respon 
Scope6 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline6337 Economics and Business Administration 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Oulu Business School 

Anne Keränen 

ECTS Credits 

6 credits

Language of instruction 



Period 3 (Year 2)

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course, students are able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of responsible behaviors in global and local business from the viewpoint of their major discipline. The students are able to work in multidisciplinary groups and create a collective approach for uniting economic with socially and environmentally responsible bottom lines within a global business context. Students are also able to express their ideas in written and oral form and communicate them online.


The course deals with the diversity of contemporary business issues related to sustainability and responsibility when operating in the global marketplace. Based on the triple-bottom-line concept students are introduced to theoretical and practical perspectives from the disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, management/international business and marketing. Students learn to detect, analyze, and create different approaches of how to globally and locally achieve social and environmental goals in addition to economic objectives of a business.

Mode of delivery 

Online study methods.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Independent study of the given material 70h, online discussions and groupwork 70h, and conducting individual assignments and learning reports 20h.

Target group 

Students from all OBS Master’s programmes.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

30 credits (5 Master level courses).

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Course Book (to be announced later), articles and materials provided by the course instructors.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Individual contributions (reports, video, online exam) count for 60% and group contributions (blogpost, case report) 40%.


The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. The course consist of five different parts and students acquire a grade by passing the five different parts in numerical order.

Person responsible 

Akram Hatami

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

The number of students is limited.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Online Course Globally Responsible Business  Course  Anne Keränen  11.01.22 -04.03.22

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