General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim is to improve the ability to communicate in a professional environment (skills required in the professional context) and write academic texts.

Learning outcomes

In the end of the course the student i expected to be able to use his/her native language correctly in
different professional situations. He/she is also familiar with academic writing in Finnish.

Course contents

- presentations
- language usage
- academic writing
- meetings and negotiations
- business letters
- application and CV
- business texts
- business vocabulary

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Upper secondary school Finnish (mother tongue) or similar knowledge of the language.

Additional information

Notice that the course is not given the academic year 2012-2013.
The course is given every second year.
The course has compulsory attendance.
The course is intended for Finnish speaking students.

Recommended or required reading

Material distributed by the teacher
Kortetjärvi-Nurmi, Kuronen, Ollikainen: Yrityksen viestintä. 2002. ISBN 951-37-3669-5.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 20 hours
  • Small-group work - 20 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 33 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Written assignments 20%
Written exam 30%
Oral presentations 50%


Lehtola Minna

Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

Until date 2012-06-18

Assessment methods

  • 2010-12-14 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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