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Global Business Communication (3 cr)

Code: LTB6033-3003

General information


01.10.2022 - 31.10.2022


13.03.2023 - 17.05.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

3 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Wärtsilä Campus Karjalankatu 3

Teaching languages

  • English

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in International Business


  • Kirsi-Marja Toivanen

Teacher in charge

Kirsi-Marja Toivanen


  • LBNS21
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, Fall, 2021


You are able to communicate professionally to different audiences, in various business situations and through versatile means of communication, and in different channels. Your speech and writing are linguistically and stylistically accurate and culturally and contextually appropriate. You are aware of the factors that affect business communication and able to adjust your communication accordingly.


- Audiences, publics and media
- Online interaction
- Speaking in business: presentations, telephoning, meetings and negotiations
- Business Writing: business correspondence and documentation


The course materials and assignments will be available in Moodle.

Teaching methods

The course includes workshops where spoken and written business communication will be practiced and evaluated.

Exam schedules

Students' skills in spoken and written business communication will be assessed in different assignments during the course. The student must submit evidence of his/her business communication skills by the end of the course. There will be another possibility for retake the course in early June and another in late August.

Completion alternatives

The student who has the required skills that s/he has acquired through formal studies in a higher education institution or by working in a diverse workplace in international business can apply for RPL. The student must contact the teacher in charge of the study unit before the start of the course to discuss whether s/he is entitled to apply for RPL Replacement or Proof of Competence.

Student workload

Workshops 30 h, e-learning in small groups, in pairs and individually 25 h, self study 20 h, assessment and feedback 6 h

Evaluation scale


Assessment methods and criteria

The final grade is determined by

continual assessment 20% (active participation in classroom work and submitting Moodle assignments on time),
written assignments compiled into a portfolio 40%, and
evidence-based assessment of spoken communication skills 40% (telephoning, negotiating and meeting skills).

Assessment criteria, fail (0)

The student is not able to convey the necessary content in business contexts to the recipient because of serious grammatical, lexical or stylistic problems that impede understanding. The written messages are not edited and contain typos.

Assessment criteria, good (3-4)

The student
- is able to take contextual, relational and cultural aspects into account in both internal and external business communication
- can produce speech and text that is accurate, positive, tactful and effective in the given situation.
- is able to choose the medium, approach and tone that shows professionalism