MOOC: Introduction to Business in East and Southeast Asia

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Introduction to Business in East and Southeast Asia (3 credits)

Level: Bachelor’s level

Language: English

You can apply to this course through the Asia Network (students at the member universities of the Asia Network, and self-paying students):
1-21 November, 2021

You can register independently to this course on the DigiCampus page without application process:
10 January – 20 February, 2022

Course period: 10 January -3 April, 2022

Organiser: Center for East Asian Studies, University of Turku / University Network for Asian Studies

Contact person:  University lecturer Outi Luova

Goals: East and Southeast Asia has one-quarter of the world population and is a fast growing economic region. This course provides you with basic information about business and management practices in this macro-region. As transferable skills students will learn to search and summarize new information, and to identify and understand key issues related to business in Asia.

Contents:  The course is based on the textbook Doing Business in Asia. The course covers various aspects of business and management practices such as location decision, market access and supply chains. Students learn about individual countries as well as regional economic integration.

Taken as:

  • This course has 4-5 modules.
  • Each module contains reading materials, online materials and various assignments such as quizzes, summaries and discussion tasks.
  • Students take the course independently in the DigiCampu s-learning environment without teacher’s supervision.
  •  Students can complete the coursework in their own schedule during the course period. There will be some exercises in February that need to be done within that month.
  • Grading: pass / fail.
  • Textbook: Doing Business in Asia. Suder, Tsai and Varma. Sage, 2020.
    – The book will be available in the libraries of the member universities of the University Network for Asian Studies, and also in some other university libraries. If the book is not available in your university/municipal library, you can make a book acquisition request.
    – Available for purchase in electronic and printed form.

Enrollment :

This is a free online course available for anyone to enroll.

You can register to the course area from 10th of January to 20th of February, and you can do the course work until the 3rd of  April 2022 after which the course online environment is closed.

Students who hold a valid study right at a member university of the Asia Network, and self-paying students of the Asia Network, can also register to this course through the Asia Network application process. They will get study credits once they have passed the course. Information about the application period and the application process is available here.

The course is arranged in the DigiCampus learning platform. Sign up using your Google password or your HAKA-credentials (students from Finnish universities or polytechnics)  on this page

Certificate and study credits:

Everyone who enrolls in the course and passes the course may download an automatically created course certificate for free in the DigiCampus learning platform.

Students who are accepted to this course through the application process of the Asia Network, and complete successfully the course work, get study credits. The credits are recorded in the Peppi Credit Registry at the University of Turku. The students are responsible for transferring the credits to their own university/department. For detailed instructions, read the Study Guide.

Asia Network does not provide study credits to other students. If you want to get study credits from this course, check in advance with your university/polytechnic if it gives credits against the MOOC-certificate.

More information about how to take MOOC-courses is available here.

Note! This course partly replaces the old Business in East and Southeast Asia online course. If you already have taken the old version of the course and it is in your study register, you cannot include this new course into your studies with new credits. However, if you still want to take this course out of interest, you can do so and receive the MOOC-certificate from DigiCampus after completion. In that case, register to the course directly through the DigiCampus course site.

If you are doing the Asian Programme Minor, you can include this course (the full 5 credit option) into the minor as one of the basic level courses, as long as you haven’t done the old equivalent course earlier.

 

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