Business School’s International Project Week approached business ethics from various angles

26.05.2015

Photos: Daniel Hunt

Metropolia Business School’s annual international project week, IPW, was held 18.-22.5.2015 at Myyrmäki campus. IPW is the largest international event of Metropolia’s business education, and it is held this year for the 11th time.

Visiting lecturers from Metropolia's partner universities will gather together to teach a course on Business Ethics in order to raise awareness on ethical challenges in business. This year, there were 9 guest lecturers from 5 countries: Germany, Canada, the Netherlands, the United States and UK. Nearly 100 students will participate in the course, including 14 foreign students from Germany and USA.

The event kicked off on 18.5. with the keynote speaker Tuomo Meretniemi, former Managing Director of Aurinkomatkat, who is currently known for his Sail for Good -project. In his speech Meretniemi presented his family’s upcoming 75 month sailing trip around the world. During the trip, Meretniemi parents will teach their three children and test different types of digital opportunities for education.

A week of many experiences

During the week, the visiting lecturers worked with their own groups approaching business ethics from various angles. At the end of the week the results were presented in a poster session. In addition to teaching, the guests got to experience different sides of Finnish culture and business, for example on a company visit to Fiskars and on a trip to the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia in Nuuksio National Park.

Lecturer David Richards from Lakehead University in Canada, was happy with the event. The visit was his first in Finland and in Metropolia.

"It's been a great experience to meet with colleagues and students from other countries. I learned a lot and was impressed by the work done by students in this course. It has also been interesting to see the structure and implementation of the course" said David Richards.

The week culminated on 22.5. to a poster session presenting the students’ outputs. Students Pinja Haapaniemi, Linda Kroj and Hoi You Cheng thought the project week was a good and interactive way to learn as well as a great opportunity to see the ethics theme from many different perspectives.

Also, one of the organizers of the course, Lecturer Minna Kaihovirta-Rapo, was happy with the project week: "The atmosphere was pleasant and relaxed, and all participants were working actively for the event", Kaihovirta-Rapo summed up.

 

For more information please contact:
Minna Kaihovirta-Rapo
Senior Lecturer
p. +358 40 138 8346
firstname.lastname@metropolia.fi


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