VAMK, University of Applied Sciences
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TLY

TLY

The objective of the degree programme is to provide the student with abilities to work in demanding expert and leadership positions in business and public sectors. Studying includes analyzes of job development areas as well as group work and literary essays, which provide both theoretical and empirical material to develop their own expertise. Studies are carried out in collaboration with Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences

2015-2016                       General Competencies Subject Specific Competencies
Starting time 2015 autumn                       Y1


Learning competence


- is able to self-evaluate one’s competences and define his/her development and learning needs
- recognises one’s learning style orientation and is able to conduct studies independently and develop one’s learning strategies
- is capable of collaborative learning and sharing knowledge in teams and working communities
- is able to operate in changing environments and to recognise and utilise available learning opportunities and scopes for action
- Is able to plan, organise and develop one’s own actions
Y2


Ethical competence


- is able to apply the value systems and ethical principles of the subject field in one’s conduct and tasks
- takes responsibility of one’s own actions and works according to the jointly agreed principles and measures
- Is able to apply the principles of sustainable development in one’s actions
- is able to take other people into account in one’s actions
Y3


Communicative and social competence


- is capable of listening to others and communicating in writing, speech and visually using different communicative styles
- is able to function in the communicative and interactive situations typical of the field
- understands the principles of group and teamwork and is able to work together with others in multidiciplinary teams
- is able to utilise information and communications technology at one’s work
Y4


Development competence


- is able to retrieve and analyse information of one’s subject field, to critically evaluate it and to perceive entities in a holistic way
- knows the basic principles and methods of research and development work and is able to conduct small-scale research and development projects applying the existing knowledge of the field
- knows the principles of project work and is able to work in projects
- adopts an initiative and proactive approach to work and is capable of problem solving and decision making at one’s work
- understands the principles of profitable and customer-focused operations and possesses entrepreneurial skills
Y5


Organisational and societal competence


- knows the socio-economic interdependence of the organisations in one’s subject field
- knows the possibilities of societal influencing for the development of one’s field
- knows the basic principles of organisational management and leadership and has abilities for supervision tasks
- knows the methods of working life and is able to operate in work communities
- is able to plan and organise activities
Y6


Internationalisation competence


- possesses spoken and written communicative competence at least in one foreign language necessary for one’s work and for professional development
- understands cultural differences and is able to work together with people coming from different cultural backgrounds
- is able to use international sources of information of his/her own field
- understands the effects and opportunities of internationalisation in one’s own field
  LT1


Knowledge of various fields of business activity


- is familiar with and is able to describe the company’s core processes as well as understands how the different areas of business economics affect each other
- understands interaction between the company and the business environment in which it acts, and learns to think and act from the point of view of business economics
- understands the basics for profitable business activity and is able to analyze the company’s activity and risks.
- understands how the individual affects the activity within the work community and is capable of working in a result-oriented way.
- understands the importance of communication and creates interactivity between internal and external interest groups also in a global business environment
LT2


Specialized knowledge of business activity


- specialized knowledge of the different areas within business economics in accordance with VAMK’s areas of focus, e.g. business administration, marketing and international business, a certain industry, regional or international business economics.
LT3


Practical knowledge of business activity


- masters the necessary basic skills in research and development work for acquiring specialized professional knowledge within the field of business economics.
- is able to apply business mathematics and statistical methods with the help of computer programs
- possesses sufficient skills for applying qualitative and quantitative research methods
LT4


Applied knowledge of business activity


- is able to apply theories of business economics and is capable of solving problems, e.g. in various exercises, projects and in relation to the thesis work
- is able to apply the latest knowledge within the work community
- is able to develop processes within business economics and apply quality thinking
     
  Business Competence (in Finnish), 90 cr                              
Annual Theme Code-->            CR                               
Study year --> 1.  2.   3.  4.                                  
Semester --> A S A S A S A S   Tot.                              
Code Stream / Study module 15 15 15 15 15 15       90                              
TLYS0000 COMMON STUDIES 15 15 5             35                              
TLYS0001 Scientific Writing     2                 x


Learning competence


- is able to self-evaluate one’s competences and define his/her development and learning needs
- recognises one’s learning style orientation and is able to conduct studies independently and develop one’s learning strategies
- is capable of collaborative learning and sharing knowledge in teams and working communities
- is able to operate in changing environments and to recognise and utilise available learning opportunities and scopes for action
- Is able to plan, organise and develop one’s own actions
  x


Communicative and social competence


- is capable of listening to others and communicating in writing, speech and visually using different communicative styles
- is able to function in the communicative and interactive situations typical of the field
- understands the principles of group and teamwork and is able to work together with others in multidiciplinary teams
- is able to utilise information and communications technology at one’s work
                     
TLYS0009 Creative Business Renewal 5                                                
TLYS0003 Management and Leadership 5                     x


Learning competence


- is able to self-evaluate one’s competences and define his/her development and learning needs
- recognises one’s learning style orientation and is able to conduct studies independently and develop one’s learning strategies
- is capable of collaborative learning and sharing knowledge in teams and working communities
- is able to operate in changing environments and to recognise and utilise available learning opportunities and scopes for action
- Is able to plan, organise and develop one’s own actions
x


Ethical competence


- is able to apply the value systems and ethical principles of the subject field in one’s conduct and tasks
- takes responsibility of one’s own actions and works according to the jointly agreed principles and measures
- Is able to apply the principles of sustainable development in one’s actions
- is able to take other people into account in one’s actions
x


Communicative and social competence


- is capable of listening to others and communicating in writing, speech and visually using different communicative styles
- is able to function in the communicative and interactive situations typical of the field
- understands the principles of group and teamwork and is able to work together with others in multidiciplinary teams
- is able to utilise information and communications technology at one’s work
  x


Organisational and societal competence


- knows the socio-economic interdependence of the organisations in one’s subject field
- knows the possibilities of societal influencing for the development of one’s field
- knows the basic principles of organisational management and leadership and has abilities for supervision tasks
- knows the methods of working life and is able to operate in work communities
- is able to plan and organise activities
                 
TLYS0004 Marketing Management/Customer-oriented Business 5                                                
TLYS0005 Strategic Management   5                                              
TLYS0006 Development of International Business   5                   x


Learning competence


- is able to self-evaluate one’s competences and define his/her development and learning needs
- recognises one’s learning style orientation and is able to conduct studies independently and develop one’s learning strategies
- is capable of collaborative learning and sharing knowledge in teams and working communities
- is able to operate in changing environments and to recognise and utilise available learning opportunities and scopes for action
- Is able to plan, organise and develop one’s own actions
    x


Development competence


- is able to retrieve and analyse information of one’s subject field, to critically evaluate it and to perceive entities in a holistic way
- knows the basic principles and methods of research and development work and is able to conduct small-scale research and development projects applying the existing knowledge of the field
- knows the principles of project work and is able to work in projects
- adopts an initiative and proactive approach to work and is capable of problem solving and decision making at one’s work
- understands the principles of profitable and customer-focused operations and possesses entrepreneurial skills
x


Organisational and societal competence


- knows the socio-economic interdependence of the organisations in one’s subject field
- knows the possibilities of societal influencing for the development of one’s field
- knows the basic principles of organisational management and leadership and has abilities for supervision tasks
- knows the methods of working life and is able to operate in work communities
- is able to plan and organise activities
x


Internationalisation competence


- possesses spoken and written communicative competence at least in one foreign language necessary for one’s work and for professional development
- understands cultural differences and is able to work together with people coming from different cultural backgrounds
- is able to use international sources of information of his/her own field
- understands the effects and opportunities of internationalisation in one’s own field
               
TLYS0007 Strategic Accounting for Management   5                                              
TLYS0008 Research Methods     3                 x


Learning competence


- is able to self-evaluate one’s competences and define his/her development and learning needs
- recognises one’s learning style orientation and is able to conduct studies independently and develop one’s learning strategies
- is capable of collaborative learning and sharing knowledge in teams and working communities
- is able to operate in changing environments and to recognise and utilise available learning opportunities and scopes for action
- Is able to plan, organise and develop one’s own actions
x


Ethical competence


- is able to apply the value systems and ethical principles of the subject field in one’s conduct and tasks
- takes responsibility of one’s own actions and works according to the jointly agreed principles and measures
- Is able to apply the principles of sustainable development in one’s actions
- is able to take other people into account in one’s actions
x


Communicative and social competence


- is capable of listening to others and communicating in writing, speech and visually using different communicative styles
- is able to function in the communicative and interactive situations typical of the field
- understands the principles of group and teamwork and is able to work together with others in multidiciplinary teams
- is able to utilise information and communications technology at one’s work
                     
TLYS1000 ADVANCED STUDIES                   15                              
TLYS1100 Customer-oriented Business Operations     10 5                                          
TLYS1101 International Marketing     5                                            
TLYS1102 Purchasing Behaviour     5                                            
TLYS1103 Customer Relationship Management       5                                          
TLYS1200 Business and Organizational Development     10 5                                          
TLYS1201 Organizational Process Development     5                                            
TLYS1202 Business Growth Strategies     5                                            
TLYS1203 Organizational Development       5                                          
TLYS1300 Service and Innovation Management     10 5                                          
TLYS1304 Managing Innovation in a Company     5                 x


Learning competence


- is able to self-evaluate one’s competences and define his/her development and learning needs
- recognises one’s learning style orientation and is able to conduct studies independently and develop one’s learning strategies
- is capable of collaborative learning and sharing knowledge in teams and working communities
- is able to operate in changing environments and to recognise and utilise available learning opportunities and scopes for action
- Is able to plan, organise and develop one’s own actions
    x


Development competence


- is able to retrieve and analyse information of one’s subject field, to critically evaluate it and to perceive entities in a holistic way
- knows the basic principles and methods of research and development work and is able to conduct small-scale research and development projects applying the existing knowledge of the field
- knows the principles of project work and is able to work in projects
- adopts an initiative and proactive approach to work and is capable of problem solving and decision making at one’s work
- understands the principles of profitable and customer-focused operations and possesses entrepreneurial skills
x


Organisational and societal competence


- knows the socio-economic interdependence of the organisations in one’s subject field
- knows the possibilities of societal influencing for the development of one’s field
- knows the basic principles of organisational management and leadership and has abilities for supervision tasks
- knows the methods of working life and is able to operate in work communities
- is able to plan and organise activities
                 
TLYS1302 Services-based Business Management     5                   x


Ethical competence


- is able to apply the value systems and ethical principles of the subject field in one’s conduct and tasks
- takes responsibility of one’s own actions and works according to the jointly agreed principles and measures
- Is able to apply the principles of sustainable development in one’s actions
- is able to take other people into account in one’s actions
  x


Development competence


- is able to retrieve and analyse information of one’s subject field, to critically evaluate it and to perceive entities in a holistic way
- knows the basic principles and methods of research and development work and is able to conduct small-scale research and development projects applying the existing knowledge of the field
- knows the principles of project work and is able to work in projects
- adopts an initiative and proactive approach to work and is capable of problem solving and decision making at one’s work
- understands the principles of profitable and customer-focused operations and possesses entrepreneurial skills
x


Organisational and societal competence


- knows the socio-economic interdependence of the organisations in one’s subject field
- knows the possibilities of societal influencing for the development of one’s field
- knows the basic principles of organisational management and leadership and has abilities for supervision tasks
- knows the methods of working life and is able to operate in work communities
- is able to plan and organise activities
                 
TLYS1303 Development of Service Organizations       5                 x


Ethical competence


- is able to apply the value systems and ethical principles of the subject field in one’s conduct and tasks
- takes responsibility of one’s own actions and works according to the jointly agreed principles and measures
- Is able to apply the principles of sustainable development in one’s actions
- is able to take other people into account in one’s actions
  x


Development competence


- is able to retrieve and analyse information of one’s subject field, to critically evaluate it and to perceive entities in a holistic way
- knows the basic principles and methods of research and development work and is able to conduct small-scale research and development projects applying the existing knowledge of the field
- knows the principles of project work and is able to work in projects
- adopts an initiative and proactive approach to work and is capable of problem solving and decision making at one’s work
- understands the principles of profitable and customer-focused operations and possesses entrepreneurial skills
x


Organisational and societal competence


- knows the socio-economic interdependence of the organisations in one’s subject field
- knows the possibilities of societal influencing for the development of one’s field
- knows the basic principles of organisational management and leadership and has abilities for supervision tasks
- knows the methods of working life and is able to operate in work communities
- is able to plan and organise activities
                 
TLYV0000 OPTIONAL STUDIES                   10                              
TLYO0000 MASTER´S THESIS         15 15       30                              

 

Curricula description
 
Degree program
TLY  Business Competence
The objective of the degree programme is to provide the student with abilities to work in demanding expert and leadership positions in business and public sectors. Studying includes analyzes of job development areas as well as group work and literary essays, which provide both theoretical and empirical material to develop their own expertise.
Studies are carried out in collaboration with Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences
 
Annual Themes
 
Competencies
Y1  Learning competence
- is able to self-evaluate one’s competences and define his/her development and learning needs
- recognises one’s learning style orientation and is able to conduct studies independently and develop one’s learning strategies
- is capable of collaborative learning and sharing knowledge in teams and working communities
- is able to operate in changing environments and to recognise and utilise available learning opportunities and scopes for action
- Is able to plan, organise and develop one’s own actions
Y2  Ethical competence
- is able to apply the value systems and ethical principles of the subject field in one’s conduct and tasks
- takes responsibility of one’s own actions and works according to the jointly agreed principles and measures
- Is able to apply the principles of sustainable development in one’s actions
- is able to take other people into account in one’s actions
Y3  Communicative and social competence
- is capable of listening to others and communicating in writing, speech and visually using different communicative styles
- is able to function in the communicative and interactive situations typical of the field
- understands the principles of group and teamwork and is able to work together with others in multidiciplinary teams
- is able to utilise information and communications technology at one’s work
Y4  Development competence
- is able to retrieve and analyse information of one’s subject field, to critically evaluate it and to perceive entities in a holistic way
- knows the basic principles and methods of research and development work and is able to conduct small-scale research and development projects applying the existing knowledge of the field
- knows the principles of project work and is able to work in projects
- adopts an initiative and proactive approach to work and is capable of problem solving and decision making at one’s work
- understands the principles of profitable and customer-focused operations and possesses entrepreneurial skills
Y5  Organisational and societal competence
- knows the socio-economic interdependence of the organisations in one’s subject field
- knows the possibilities of societal influencing for the development of one’s field
- knows the basic principles of organisational management and leadership and has abilities for supervision tasks
- knows the methods of working life and is able to operate in work communities
- is able to plan and organise activities
Y6  Internationalisation competence
- possesses spoken and written communicative competence at least in one foreign language necessary for one’s work and for professional development
- understands cultural differences and is able to work together with people coming from different cultural backgrounds
- is able to use international sources of information of his/her own field
- understands the effects and opportunities of internationalisation in one’s own field
LT1  Knowledge of various fields of business activity
- is familiar with and is able to describe the company’s core processes as well as understands how the different areas of business economics affect each other
- understands interaction between the company and the business environment in which it acts, and learns to think and act from the point of view of business economics
- understands the basics for profitable business activity and is able to analyze the company’s activity and risks.
- understands how the individual affects the activity within the work community and is capable of working in a result-oriented way.
- understands the importance of communication and creates interactivity between internal and external interest groups also in a global business environment
LT2  Specialized knowledge of business activity
- specialized knowledge of the different areas within business economics in accordance with VAMK’s areas of focus, e.g. business administration, marketing and international business, a certain industry, regional or international business economics.
LT3  Practical knowledge of business activity
- masters the necessary basic skills in research and development work for acquiring specialized professional knowledge within the field of business economics.
- is able to apply business mathematics and statistical methods with the help of computer programs
- possesses sufficient skills for applying qualitative and quantitative research methods
LT4  Applied knowledge of business activity
- is able to apply theories of business economics and is capable of solving problems, e.g. in various exercises, projects and in relation to the thesis work
- is able to apply the latest knowledge within the work community
- is able to develop processes within business economics and apply quality thinking

Curricula updated: 2016-02-05 09:14:56   Version: 2017-11-22 08:17:04