English - Oulu Business School

Welcome to the English courses!                                                                                                 

The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.

                                         --Ludwig Wittgenstein

Here in the English for Business students program we understand the demands and importance of English skills in the world today.  All English courses in this program are designed to improve the skills of all learners and to facilitate readiness to thrive in working world challenges.  Our aim is to help you break your limits and extend your capacity to operate successfully in the world and to support you in your efforts to widen your expertise in your chosen field of study.

1. Students who have started their university studies in the fall of 2017, 2016, 2015 AND 2014

You must complete 11 credits in one or two foreign languages. In one of these languages you must reach the level required by your degree program.
If you choose English as your foreign language, you may choose from the following courses.

English courses

902132Y Integrated Text and Business Studies 4 credits
Proficiency level: B2
Timing: Autumn first year of studies

902084Y Business Talk 3 credits
Proficiency level: B2-C1
Timing: Spring first year of studies

902138Y Business Writing 4 credits
Proficiency level: B2-C1
Timing: Second or third year of studies  

Oulu Business School Coordinator for all English courses is Jaana Sorvari.

NORMAL ENGLISH PROGRAM
When you have completed 4 credits of English, your field-related English ability can be said to be at the level required by your degree program and you can continue studying English or focus on another foreign language to fulfil the 11 credit requirement in foreign languages which is stipulated by your degree program.

HONORS English
To get an Honors English notation on your diploma, you must complete the following two requirements:
1. You must complete all 11 credits of English.  IF you have credit transfers you still must complete 7 credits here at Oulu University.
2. Your grade point average in the 11required credits must be at least 4.

Credit transfers  When you receive a credit transfer, you will get credits with the title of "Muita englanninkielen opintoja vähintäin taso B1 (tai B2)"  You will NOT get specific credits for a particular course.  Instead you receive general credits and you can deduct your credit transfer credits from the total number of credits required (11).  So if you get 2 to 4 credits transferred then you simply must complete 9 or 7 credits to meet the requirement of 11 credits.  You can freely choose to use these transfer credits to either Integrated Text and Business Studies or Business Writing.

English courses offered in the Language Minor 25 credits

902157Y Contract English

Proficiency level C1

Timing Spring

For more information read the study guide provided by your faculty.

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2. Students who have started their studies before 2014 and are still completing the old degree program

You must complete 16 credits in one or two foreign languages. In one of these languages you must reach the level required by your degree program.

You can participate in any of the courses listed above and in addition in Fall 2017 we are offering 20 places in a Negotiated Project.  This Negotiated Project allows old students still completing the old degree program of Oulu Business School to complete missing courses.  Courses included in this project are Business-Related Current Events, Negotiating Across Cultures, Business Writing 1 and Business Writing 2.  You can also complete Contract English to accumulate the required number of credits.

NORMAL ENGLISH PROGRAM

When you have passed 4 credits, your field-related English ability can be said to be at the level required by your degree program and you can continue studying English or focus on another foreign language to fulfil the 16 credit requirement in foreign languages which is stipulated by your degree program.

HONORS English
To get an Honors English notation on your diploma, you must complete the following two requirements:
1. You must complete at least 11 credits of English.
2. Your grade point average in the 11required credits must be at least 4.

 

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