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Courses in English for exchange students in Oulu Business School

This Course Catalogue lists courses taught in English that are available for exchange students in Oulu Business School during academic year 2018-19.

When preparing your study plan please use the information 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 SoleMOVE by the deadline given, proposed study plan is attached to the on-line application.

Accepted exchange students are required to register to all courses. Course registration takes place once you have received your University of Oulu login information, this takes place close to the start of your exchange period. When registering you will be able to find detailed information on teaching and schedule under Instruction tab.

Teaching periods for 2018-19

Autumn term 2018
Period 1: Sept 3 - Oct 26, 2018
Period 2: Oct 29 – Dec 21, 2018

Spring term 2019
Period 3: Jan 7 – March 8, 2019
Period 4: March 11 – May 10, 2019

Course codes and levels

Individual course codes include information on the level of the 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 2018-2019 there are intermediate (A) and advanced (S) level courses available in English. All basic (P) level courses are only available in Finnish.

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?  Required work load is 25-30 ECTS credits per semester.

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

Required level of English language is B2 (CEFR, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

For arrival and orientation dates see

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

Riitta Kataja

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