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Course Catalog 2011-2012

TETA-5046 International Business Simulation (INTOPIA), 6 cr

Additional information

Suitable for postgraduate studies

Person responsible

Olavi Uusitalo, Tommi Mahlamäki, Kari Uusitalo


Study type P1 P2 P3 P4 Summer Implementations Lecture times and places


 40 h/per


TETA-5046 2011-01 Wednesday 10 - 12, TB219
Wednesday 11 - 15, TB205
Thursday 12 - 15, SB202
Monday 12 - 16, K1702
Monday 12 - 17, SB202
Wednesday 9 - 12, K1702
Thursday 10 - 12, K1702
Friday 9 - 10, K1702
Monday 10 - 12, SE203
Friday 9 - 15, K3109


Requirements include successfully completed management of Multinational Company, creation of business plans and company presentation in groups plus two individual rules quizzes.

Principles and baselines related to teaching and learning


Learning outcomes

After the course students are familiar with strategic management issues of a multinational company. The course uses a computerized business simulation program.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Concept of business mission and strategic planning in a MNC Analysis and follow-up of environment also in less developed countries. Decision making in uncertainty.   Create a strategic plans. Improve and enlarge the business in small or large steps.   
2. Integrate managerial functions to give a holistic view of the business. Understand stakeholders and value chain. Learn to create and orchestrate networks. Vertical integration and coordination within a MNC   Analyze the reasons for differences between goals and results. Make conclusions based on analysis. Apply business concepts in "real" business situation.  Interpret the financial statement (balance sheet, income statement and cash budget).  
3. Use of negotiation skills, group work abilities and leadership Create and use of managerial tools.   Organize and delegate the tasks of the company.  Lead own company and the whole network of companies in multicultural environment. 

Evaluation criteria for the course

The course is grade based on both group work (company performance, business plans and company presentations) and individual quizzes of the Intopia world.

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (1-5) will be used on the course

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Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
TETA-5046 International Business Simulation (INTOPIA), 6 cr 2904030 International Business Simulation, 4 cu  

More precise information per implementation

Implementation Description Methods of instruction Implementation
TETA-5046 2011-01 TETA-5046 International Business Simulation (INTOPIA)   Lectures
Contact teaching: 40 %
Distance learning: 0 %
Self-directed learning: 60 %  

Last modified15.12.2011