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ENGLISH BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 61

  1. 1. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: ENGLISH BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 1 ENGLISH BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 61 61A00100 Business Communication (6cr) Status of the course B.Sc. language and communication studies. Level of the course Core course. Objectives Business Communication gives a clear insight into what constitutes effective oral and written business com- munication. It introduces underlying communication theories and gives students the opportunity to practise and enhance their own business communication skills in English. By the end of the course you should be able to 1. take a strategic approach to business communication, 2. write effective informational and promotional messages, 3. prepare and deliver persuasive business presentations, and 4. use key business and economic terminology. Content Business communication strategy, writing effective informational and promotional messages, preparation and delivery of business presentations, use of key business and economic terminology. Literature Munter, Mary (2006) Guide to Managerial Communication Other course material Course materials provided by the lecturer. Teacher(s) Lecturers Mike Baker, MA; Geoff Hilton, MA; Kristian Hursti, MA; Taija Townsend, MA; part-time teach- ers David Miller, MA; Alona Senishch, MA. Course format 1. 42 classroom hours (7 weeks / 6 hours per week) and a substantial amount of preparation outside class in groups, pairs, and individually. 2. Mandatory attendance. 3. Assignments (70%) and exams (30 %). Timing Autumn 2009 and spring 2010 Edellytykset Common European Framework minimum starting level: B2. Teaching and exam language English Registration During orientation via WebOodi.
  2. 2. 2 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: ENGLISH BUSINESS COMMUNICATION Remarks This course must be completed before taking any of the EBC electives. Homepage https://cie.hkkk.fi/61A00100/ 61C00100 Managerial Communication (6cr) Status of the course B.Sc. language and communication studies. Level of the course EBC elective. Objectives The course consolidates and builds on theories and skills dealt with in the Business Communication (61A00100) EBC core course. It introduces alternatives for structuring and delivering messages, analytical tools for assessing message effectiveness, and frameworks that facilitate effective communication. It also aims at developing awareness of the multiple demands of international business communication and the abil- ity to analyse and respond to complex managerial communication challenges. Content Alternatives for structuring and delivering message, analytical tools for assessing message effectiveness, frameworks to facilitate effective communication. Development of an awareness of the multiple demands of international business communication and the ability to analyse and respond to complex managerial commu- nication challenges. Other course material Provided by the lecturer. Teacher(s) Lecturers Geoff Hilton, MA.; Kristian Hursti MA.; Taija Townsend, MA. Course format 1. 42 classroom hours (7 weeks / 6 hours perweek) and extensive independent and teamwork outside class 2. Assessment: assignments and examination 3. Mandatory attendance Timing Autumn 2009 and Spring 2010. Edellytykset 61A00100 Business Communication Teaching and exam language English Registration via WebOodi Homepage https://cie.hkkk.fi/61C00100/
  3. 3. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: ENGLISH BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 3 61C00200 Managerial Writing (6cr) Status of the course B.Sc. language and communication studies. Level of the course EBC elective. Objectives The aim of this online course is to develop the skills that will enable you to write effective business emails, memos, executive summaries, and reports. Content The course covers key business writing issues: reader-friendly document design, organisational strategies, and choice of style and tone. The written assignments will allow you to practise theories introduced during the course, and you will receive comprehensive feedback on your writing from other participants and the course tutor. Other course material Provided by the lecturer on the Optima platform. Teacher(s) Lecturer Michael Baker,MA; part-time teachers William King, MA, Gwen Merrill, MA. Course format - 1 hr kick-off session, followed by 12 weeks online (Optima platform). - Assessment: assignments (100%). - The course requires a substantial amount of work including required reading, written assignments and edit- ing of fellow participants’ documents. Timing Autumn 2009 (whole semester); Spring 2010 (whole semester). Edellytykset 61A00100 Business Communication Teaching and exam language English Registration via WebOodi Remarks Students who have completed 61C380 Business Writing in English: Strategy and Tactics (course from the old degree program) are not eligible for this course. Homepage https://cie.hkkk.fi/61C00200/ 61C00400 Academic Writing (6cr) Status of the course B.Sc. language and communication studies.
  4. 4. 4 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: ENGLISH BUSINESS COMMUNICATION Level of the course EBC elective Objectives The aim of this online course is to improve your writing skills in English so that during your studies you will be able to cope effectively in English with various academic writing tasks, ranging from answering essay questions in exams to writing research papers. Content The course covers the basic elements of the writing process including writing an outline, organizing informa- tion (use of headings and subheading), documenting information (use of citations) and introducing and de- veloping ideas (e.g. writing effective introductions and conclusions for research papers). Guidance for stu- dents in need of practice regarding paragraph formation, style and grammar will also be provided in the form of numerous exercises. Other course material All course materials are provided on the Optima online platform. Teacher(s) Lecturer Maija Tammelin, PhD, lecturer Taija Townsend, MA, part-time teachers William Baber, MA, Wil- liam King, MA, Gwen Merrill, MA Course format 1. One mandatory kick-off session at the beginning of the course 2. Online course work including reading and written assignments, revising your individual documents and peer reviewing fellow students’ written work. 3. Course work 100% Methods Online teaching Timing Autumn 2009 and Spring 2010 Edellytykset 61A00100 Business Communication Teaching and exam language English Registration via WebOodi Please note: this course is not meant for first-year students. Homepage https://cie.hkkk.fi/61C00400/ 61C00500 Financial Communication (6cr) Status of the course B.Sc.language and communication studies Level of the course EBC elective
  5. 5. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: ENGLISH BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 5 Objectives The purpose of the course is to provide the participants with the skills and terminology they need when re- porting on a company’s financial performance. A contrastive analysis between Finnish and English is an integral part of the course, requiring that participants are fluent in both languages. The course is targeted particularly at the students specialising in finance and accounting. The students will gain insights into and practice in a company’s financial communication activities. Content The topics covered in the course include: - equity & debt financing ( e.g. stock exchange listing, share issues, loan agreements, issues of debt securities ) - financial reporting (e.g. preparation of consolidated financial statements in accordance with IFRS and US practices ). Other course material Provided by the lecturer. Teacher(s) Lecturer Kristian Hursti M.B.A. (Accounting), MA Course format 1. 42 classroom hours (7 weeks/ 6 hours per week). A substantial amount of preparation outside class in groups and individually. 2. Mandatory class attendance. 3. Assignments & class contribution (20 %) and exams (80 %). Timing Autumn 2009/first & second period and spring 2010/second period Edellytykset 61A00100 Business Communication Teaching and exam language English and Finnish Registration via WebOodi Remarks Language of instruction: English and Finnish: contrastive analysis is an integral part of the course. Homepage https://cie.hkkk.fi/61C00500/ 61C00600 Readings in Business and Intercultural Communication (6cr) Status of the course B.Sc. language and communication studies. Level of the course EBC elective.
  6. 6. 6 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: ENGLISH BUSINESS COMMUNICATION Objectives The aim of the course is to deepen the students’ knowledge of topics and current research in the versatile and changing field of business and intercultural communication. Content Indicated on the course homepage: https://cie.hkkk.fi/61C00600 Literature Indicated on the course homepage: https://cie.hkkk.fi/61C00600 Teacher(s) Examiners: lecturers Maija Tammelin, PhD and Geoff Hilton, MA Course format Self-study Assessment: Exam 100% Timing Exams in autumn 2009 and spring 2010 Teaching and exam language English Registration via WebOodi Homepage https://cie.hkkk.fi/61C00600/ 61C00700 Business Negotiations (3cr) Status of the course MSc ‘Maisterin taitosalkku’ skills option. Level of the course MSc ‘Maisterin taitosalkku’ skills option. Objectives The aim of the course is to develop the negotiating skills required in international business. Content The course links theory with practice by giving students the opportunity to transfer theories studied on the course into practice through negotiation exercises and a negotiation case. The topics covered in the course include: negotiating tactics and strategies, approaches to negotiating, negotiating across cultures, persuasion in negotiation, and the structure of a negotiation. Other course material Provided by the lecturer. Teacher(s) Lecturer Geoff Hilton, MA. Course format - 28 classroom hours - Mandatory attendance
  7. 7. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: ENGLISH BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 7 - Assignments 70%, exam 30% Timing Spring 2010/second period Teaching and exam language English Registration via WebOodi Remarks Students who have completed 61D010 Business Negotiations are not eligible for this course. Homepage https://cie.hkkk.fi/61C00700/ 61C00800 Readings in corporate responsibility communication (6cr) Status of the course B.Sc. language and communication studies. Level of the course EBC elective. Objectives The aim of the course is to expand your knowledge of sustainability issues in business from the economic, social and environmental perspectives. The required reading materials have a special focus on communica- tion and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Content Indicated on the course homepage: https://cie.hkkk.fi/61C00800 Literature Indicated on the course homepage: https://cie.hkkk.fi/61C00800 Teacher(s) Examiners: lecturers Maija Tammelin, PhD and N.N. Course format Self-study Assessment: Exam 100% Timing Exams in autumn 2009 and spring 2010 Teaching and exam language English Registration via WebOodi Homepage https://cie.hkkk.fi/61C00800/
  8. 8. 8 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: ENGLISH BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 61C00900 Business Presentations (3cr) Status of the course MSc ‘Maisterin taitosalkku’ skills option Level of the course MSc ‘Maisterin taitosalkku’ skills option Objectives To enable participants to prepare and deliver an effective business presentation. Content The course will focus on strategies and techniques for creating a coherent, focused and engaging presenta- tion: targeting the message; credibility-building devices; selecting and organising suitable content; creating high impact introductions and conclusions; and gaining and maintaining audience interest. You’ll receive comprehensive feedback on your presentation from fellow participants and the lecturer throughout the course. This will allow you to pinpoint your unique strengths as a presenter and highlight ways in which you can enhance your own presentation performance when giving a work-related presenta- tion. Other course material Provided by the lecturer. Teacher(s) Lecturer Michael Baker MA, lecturer Geoff Hilton MA Course format - 28 class hours (mandatory attendance) - assessment by assignments A substantial amount of preparation outside class in groups, pairs, and individually is required. Timing 1 course Autumn 2009 and 1 course Spring 2010 Teaching and exam language English Registration via WebOodi Homepage https://cie.hkkk.fi/61C00900/ 61C230 Thesis Writing Workshop (3cr) Status of the course MSc ‘Maisterin taitosalkku’ skills option. Level of the course MSc ‘Maisterin taitosalkku’ skills option. Objectives The course provides immediate help for students who are in the process of writing their thesis in English. The aim of the course is to help students produce unambiguous and explicit academic texts.
  9. 9. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: ENGLISH BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 9 Content The focus will be on both macro- and micro-level writing issues, including academic introductions and con- clusions: use of headings, metatext, and citations; sentence and paragraph structure and style. Other course material Provided by the lecturer. Teacher(s) Lecturer Anne Kankaanranta, PhD. Course format - 12 classroom hours, tutorials and feedback - Mandatory attendance - Assignments (100%) Timing Autumn 2009/second period and spring 2010/first period. Edellytykset 61A00100 Business Communication Teaching and exam language English Registration via WebOodi Homepage https://cie.hkkk.fi/61C230/ 61C370 Communication for Business Professionals (3cr) Status of the course MSc ‘Maisterin taitosalkku’ skills option and CEMS accredited English language course. Level of the course MSc ‘Maisterin taitosalkku’ skills option and CEMS accredited English language course. Objectives By the end of this course students will be able to write effective informational and promotional messages, take part in informal and formal business meetings, and deliver effective business presentations. Content The course focuses on key communication strategies and skills that business professionals can employ in their workplace communications. It gives an insight into underlying theories of communication and provides analytical tools that can be used to effectively plan and deliver business messages. Other course material Provided by the lecturer. Teacher(s) Lecturer Michael Baker, MA. Course format - 28 classroom hours
  10. 10. 10 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: ENGLISH BUSINESS COMMUNICATION - Mandatory attendance - Assignments 100% Timing 1 group Autumn 2009; 1 group Spring 2010. Teaching and exam language English Registration via WebOodi Remarks If you have taken 61A00100 Business Communication (HSE BSc) or MLI61A160 Business Communication (Mikkeli BScBA), you are not eligible for this course. This rule does not apply to CEMS students who are taking this course in place of the CEMS English examination. Homepage https://cie.hkkk.fi/61C370/

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