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Courses in English for exchange students at the Oulu Business School

This Course Catalogue lists courses taught in English that are available for exchange students at the Oulu Business School during academic year 2017-18.

Note: The information concerning the courses (specific timing, contents etc.) is preliminary before the academic year begins, so changes may occure. Here's a link to a table (pdf-file) showing the the timing of the courses per term (autumn/spring).

When planning learning agreement please use the course descriptions provided under the Courses tab in this catalogue. Read carefully the information of each course you wish to take (language of instruction, target group, course content, timing, preceding studies, additional information etc.).

For information on the exchange application process please see

All exchange applicants must submit their exchange application through the online SoleMOVE application system by the deadline given, and a proposed study plan (Learning Agreement) is attached to the online application.

Please note that it is mandatory to register to all courses and exams in WebOodi. If the student does not register during the registration period, the student is not allowed to participate on the course. Teachers may also limit the number of participants in their courses, if necessary.

Course/exam registration takes place once you have received your University of Oulu login information close to the start of your exchange period. When registering you will be able to find detailed information on teaching and schedule under Instruction and Examinations tabs.

Academic year & teaching periods for 2017-18

Autumn term 2017
Period A (1): Sept 4 - Oct 27, 2017
Period B (2): Oct 30 – Dec 22, 2017

Spring term 2018
Period C (3): Jan 8 – March 9, 2018
Period D (4): March 12 – May 11, 2018 (+ possible examinations until the end of May)

Please notice that exams might be held after the periods end - check the exam timetables in WebOodi.

For arrival and orientation dates see


Course codes and levels

Individual course codes include information on the level of course. In OBS there are three different levels of courses. The levels are marked with a letter at the end of the course codes (i.e. 721210P), see explanations below. In WebOodi course descriptions the level is indicated in ‘Type’ section. 

In academic year 2017-2018 there are intermediate (A) and advanced (S) level courses available in English. All basic (P) level courses are only available in Finnish.

Grading scale

In all courses a student's performance is graded on a scale of 1 to 5 (passed), 5 being the best grade, and failed (0). Detailed information on our academic system is available at

Language skills

Recommended level of English skills is B2 (CEFR, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).'


Which courses can I take?

Oulu Business School’s exchange students can take basic (P) courses (if available) without any prerequisites. To attend intermediate (A) courses, students need to have some knowledge of that field. To attend advanced (S) courses students need to have extensive knowledge of that field. Please check on course descriptions if there are any particular prerequisites for the courses you’d like to take.

Exchange students from other faculties/departments can take basic (P) level courses that are offered in English (if available). Intermediate (A) level courses may be taken, if the student has completed all basic level courses (or similar studies) from the same field. Advanced (S) level courses cannot be taken. Before taking any courses, students (or their coordinator in University of Oulu) must contact Oulu Business School’s international coordinator (Liaison) to agree on the course selections. Students should not contact Oulu Business School’s teachers about which course to take.

How many courses should I take?  Suggested work load is 25-30 ECTS credits per semester.

Any questions on courses at the Oulu Business School should be addressed to:


Further information on application process and services for incoming exchange students: or