Professional Summer School

Professional Summer School 2017

Professional Summer School 2017 offer students Digital Wellbeing Sprint 2017 and other professional studies in Summer 2017.

1. Digital Wellbeing Sprint 2017

Open innovation is the stairway to excellence. You will have an opportunity to innovate together with students, companies, the public sector and the third sector.  Join the Digital Wellbeing Sprint 2017 on August 11.-18. Enrolment time is 1st February until 15th May 2017.

During this Sprint you will

  • develop your competences in open innovation, user-centered design, rapid-prototyping, integrated learning, and business & models related to value co-creation;
  • work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural professional teams,
  • experience co-creating digital solutions for health and well-being by working on a live, real-life challenges from a private or public sector organization, 
  • connect & network with experienced professionals, companies, public players, and other students,
  • study and gain 5 ECTS and
  • compete at the upper edge and win a prize for the best team, two to three people from the winning team can participate free of charge in the Laurea BELT Bootcamp or to the East Sweden Hackathon where they will get support and a chance to further develop their business idea. 

For whom

  • Finnish and international Bachelor's and Master degree students, exchange students and Alumni  in the fields of health care, social services, business, technology, media, and design
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Designers
  • Health technology developers
  • Sales, marketing, social and healthcare professionals

What is expected from you

  • Commitment to participate actively throughout the six day Sprint (August 11.-18.8) organized mainly in Espoo
  • Be prepared for full commitment during the working days (8 am -4 pm)
  • Adequate English proficiency
  • Open-mindedness
  • Willingness to work in multicultural and multidisciplinary environment
  • Having fun! 

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

 Service Design Methods with Group Work 

By the end of the Digital Wellbeing Sprint you will be able to:

  • understand the role of the service innovation process,
  • have the knowledge and the skills to design customer oriented service innovations within an entrepreneurial environment,
  • know and understand the main drivers and trends in wellbeing and health business,
  • act in multicultural and multi-professional teams,
  • understand and activate an entrepreneurial mindset,
  • assess the market potential of a service concept and
  • apply the acquired knowledge at work.


Content
Service innovation process and methods, trends in health technology and international wellbeing and health business cases, customer understanding, methods of strategic foresight, prototyping, business concepts, market potential, customer sales and marketing, pitching.

Learning material
Ojasalo, K., Koskelo, M. & Nousiainen, A. 2015. Foresight and Service Design Boosting Dynamic Capabilities in Service Innovation. In: Agarwa, R., Selen, W., Roos, G. & Green, R. (Eds.) Handbook of Service Innovation. London: Springer. 193-212.
Osterwalder, A., Pigneur, Y., Bernarda, G. & Smith, A. 2014. Value Proposition Design.
IDEO.org. 2015. The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design. 1st Edition.

Evaluation arrangements
Continuous assessment
Learning assignments
Project Presentations

Costs

Six days of intensive co-creation Sprint2017 with supporting lectures, clinics and pre-assignments.

Sprint programme for Haaga-Helia, Laurea and Metropolia degree and exchange students free of charge. Others 240 € attendance fee.  

Do it real, do it properly. With new entrepreneurship and an entrepreneurial spirit! 

For further information, please contact Antti Piironen, antti.piironen@metropolia.fi

Accommodation

Unihome UH Pihlajamäki, studios and rooms with shared kitchen.

Reservations and further info: unihome@helsinki.fi

http://unihome.fi/unihome-for-exchange-students/uh-pihlajamaki/uh-pihlajamaki.html

Use the booking code: “Sprint Summer School”.

Price: 154  - 210 euro/week, extra night 22-30 euro depending on the room.

Rooms basically furnished, basic dishes, bed linen and towels incl., WIFI.

Free-time activities

An exciting cultural programme will be offered during the summer school including group activities during free-time and an optional touristic programme. The events on evenings and weekend will be organised for a separate fee if there are enough participants. Registration information will be sent separately to students who have registered for Sprint.

Click here to see  activities

GET TOGETHER EVENT (free of charge)

 

Friday 11th August 16.00 – 19.00

WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

Available options: Fortress Island Suomenlinna- World Heritage Site, the cities of Turku, Porvoo or Tallin

Saturday 12th August and Sunday 13th August
EVENING ACTIVITIES
​Helsinki area sightseeing – Bar/ park evening ​Monday 14th August  16.00-21/22.00
​Dinner ​Tuesday 15th August 16.00-21.00
​Sausage grilling and sauna experience  in national park Nuuksio (Hotel Nuuksio) ​Wednesday 16th August 18.00-20.00

              

 

FAREWELL PARTY (free of charge)

 

Fri 18th August

14.00 onward

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Professional Studies in Summer 2017

Students can deepen their knowhow and take these additional courses as part of the Professional Summer School 2017. Enrollment time is between 15th  March until 30th April 2017.


Following  courses are  for Master students:

  • Building Internet enabled Markets, 5 credits
  • Cross-cultural Issues in Service Development, 5 credits FULL
  • Pricing in Service Business, 5 credits FULL
  • Diversity Management, 5 credits FULL
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, 5 credits

Other courses are for Bachelor students.

Building Internet enabled Markets, 5 credits (Laurea UAS) 

Professional Studies / Business
This course is 100% online. This course is for Master students.

Credits
5 ECTS

Timing 15.5-15.8 2017

Description
After completing the course the student will understand the characteristics of information and why it is very much different to a physical world. The student will look at businesses from a network perspective. The student will identify business opportunities of the internet. The student will apply an understanding of the information society to build new markets and will work at the intersection of business and information technology.

The key goal for the course is to  look into how the internet is shaping our business environments and our economy.  To study what it means when digital content is costly to produce cheap to produce i.e. the marginal cost zero challenge.  To understand how interaction shapes businesses (basic game theory) and how value is created and captured in networks.  To look at some basic principles on how a complex information network (the internet) shapes business opportunities. The change from consumers to prosumers i.e. how customers and other stakeholders become parts of the business model. To brick and click, how the virtual shapes the business models of traditional physical world businesses. How to build new industries – basic elements, case examples and to be familiar with Business Model Canvas.

Course size:  This is an online course designed to work in a massive open online content (MOOC) environment. Interaction between students is encouraged, assignments contain online quizzes and peer evaluated assignments. Interaction from the teacher has been minimized as is characteristic to MOOC environments.

Implementation plan

Course instructor: Ville Saarikoski

This course is 100% online. This course is for Master students.

Credits
5 ECTS

Timing 15.5.-31.8.2017

Description
After completing the course the student will  identify and deeply understand cross-cultural issues related to service development. The student will manage in multicultural teams and projects.  The student will support and develop frontline personnel's intercultural communication competences. The student will involve diverse customers in the service design processes.

Implementation plan.

 Course instructor: Tarja Chydenius

Pricing in Service Business, 5 credits (Laurea UAS)FULL

Professional Studies / Business
This course is 100% online. This course is for Master students.

Credits
5 ECTS

Timing 15.5.-31.8.2017

Description
The key goal for the course is to adapt to the current change from cost focus to customer value orientation. To explain the theory and research concerning pricing of services. How to price new services using traditional pricing methods and how to apply innovative pricing methods and tools in practice.

Implementation plan.

Course instructor: Kaija Koivusalo and Seppo Luode

 

 (Metropolia UAS)FULL

Professional Studies / Business
This course is intensive course (face-to-face). This course is for Master students.

Credits     
5 ECTS

Timing 17.8.-1.9.2017

Description
The student is familiar with current thinking about diversity and its management and in this context the ‘hot’ issues that are faced by organizations (global or otherwise). S/he is able to argue why embracing diversity and valuing difference are crucial to business success, for example their contribution to organizational change, innovation, and challenging stale or out of date processes and practices. Learning is made relevant to contemporary business issues in order that it is relevant to practice. Students are introduced to the multiple topics that are encompassed by the notion of ‘diversity’, particularly with regard to organizations and business, and contribute to current arguments about diversity management and their relevance in real business contexts. 

A pre-course assignment asks that students reflect on their experiences with regard to diversity and managing diversity (full details later).

James Collins

Corporate Social Responsibility, 5 credits (Metropolia UAS)

Professional Studies / Business 
This course is intensive course (face-to-face). This course is for Master students.

Credits     
5 ECTS

Timing 17.8.-1.9.2017

Description
CSR Background and Core Issues, CSR and the Sustainability Sweet Spot, Lessons on Launching and Sustaining Sustainability Efforts, CSR as Innovation, CSR Case: Samsung, LG, Pepsi, Unilever, CSR as Global Citizenship – the IBM Case, CSR in Cultural Context, Developing Strategic. Partnerships between nonprofits and business.  At the end of this course students will be capable of understanding the roots of CSR, the critical elements of a CSR initiative, the implementation issues of a CSR initiative, developing a strategic communication plan for CSR, auditing an existing CSR initiative.

Prerequisites: Strategic Management 5 ECTS, Organization Theory 5 ECTS

 

Innovation, from Idea to Market, People and Structures, 5 credits (Laurea UAS)

Professional Studies / Business

This course is 100% online with the comprehensive tutorial videos made for this course. This course is for  Bachelor students.

Credits
5 ECTS

Timing 15.5-15.8 2017

Description
Why innovations are essential for both society and corporations to remain competitive. What are the key characteristics and skills of innovators? How do innovative teams work? What are the challenges in managing innovation and creativity? We will also look into several innovation methods and how they catalyze the innovation process to create something new.

After completing the course the student will understand the importance and challenges of innovations to modern society.  The student will learn to create a business idea.  The student will learn idea creation methods and to apply suitable methods at different stages of the innovation process.  The student will learn understand the variety of outputs from an innovation process, from product design to services and business models

Implementation of the course: The course will be a self-contained course with video´s, quizzes and assignments to help learning. The students will be able to share experiences with each other on the online platform. The course will contain no interactive sessions with the teacher.

Learning material: Course slides, course videos and attached academic articles. 

Pre requirements: The course is in English and a fluency in English is required. No earlier academic achievements required. A practical experience in development projects.

Course size: This is a massive online course and there are no limitations on the amount of participants.

Course instructor: Ville Saarikoski

The Internet Economy, Business Models and Strategies, 5 credits (Laurea UAS)

Professional Studies / Business
This course is 100% online with the comprehensive tutorial videos made for this course.  This course is for  Bachelor students.

Credits
5 ECTS

Timing 15.5-15.8 2017

Description

The key goal for the course is to give the student an understanding of the underlying principles of the new economy. The information society is emerging through extensive experimentation and trial and error at a company, network and society level. Consumers are shaping the way businesses can work and are playing active roles in the business models of new businesses. Although this seems a chaotic and evolutionary process, some of the underlying fundamental principles can be understood. Understanding the principles of the new economy will make the future slightly more predictable and will enable informed decisions to be made by society.

The course is an introductory course to understanding the information society. No prior knowledge is needed. The course will introduce concepts and ideas grounded in recent scientific literature and which the student can at a later stage study at a far more detailed and academically ambitious level should he wish to do so.  The student might also take on the challenge and apply the ideas to implementing new practical business ideas.

Course size: This is an online course designed to work in a massive open online content (MOOC) environment. Interaction between students is encouraged, assignments contain online quizzes and peer evaluated assignments.  Interaction from the teacher has been minimized as is characteristic to MOOC environments. The course is planned to run three times a year.

Course instructor: Ville Saarikoski

Research Communication and Project Management Skills, 5 credits (Laurea UAS)

Professional Studies / Business
This course is 100% online. This course is for  Bachelor students.

Credits
5 ECTS

Timing 15.5-15.8 2017

Description
After completing the course the student will plan, implement and evaluate a practical project in multiprofessional cooperation. The student will apply his/her own communication competencies into his/her development project. The student will carry out a report. The student will discuss and argue the studies related to his/her own actions. The student will apply the principles of research communication orally and in writing. The student will draw up and interpret research and development reports.

Course instructor: Jarmo Heinonen

Introduction to SQL Server, 5 credits (Metropolia UAS)

Professional Studies / Technology
This course is 100% online with the comprehensive tutorial videos made for this course. This course is for  Bachelor students.

Credits
5 ECTS

Timing  1.8. -31.8.2017

Description
The goal of this course is for the student to be familiar with Microsoft SQL Server as one of the most powerful relational database management systems. After passing this course, the student will be able to select a proper SQL Server regarding the technologies are being used in their projects, and will be able to work with Microsoft SQL Management Studio to manage a database, and to design a whole database with efficient tables and data types. And finally the student will be able to use most of the on-demand and practical features and abilities of SQL Server such as stored procedures, functions, indexes, and triggers.

The student will pass this course after submitting required assignments and project.

Course instructor:  Farhad Eftekhari

Introduction to ASP.NET Web Forms, 5 credits (Metropolia UAS)

Professional Studies / Technology
This course is 100% online. This course is for  Bachelor students.

Credits
5 ECTS

Timing 1.8. -31.8.2017
 
Description
The goal of this course is for the student to be familiar with ASP .NET Web Forms as one of the most powerful server-side Web application framework. After passing this course, the student will have sufficient knowledge and understanding over characteristics, abilities, and features of ASP.NET and .NET Framework. The students will be able to create a whole new project by himself/herself and work with all the major ASP .NET server controls. To finalize the getting best out of ASP .NET features, the students will be familiar with user controls, state management, master pages. Finally, by understanding the difference between dynamic and static applications and websites, the students will be able to have the knowledge of creating dynamic applications and websites.

Course instructor:  Farhad Eftekhari

Developing Modern Web Platforms (HTLM,CSS, JS), 15 credits (Metropolia UAS)

Professional Studies / Technology
This course is 100% online. This course is for  Bachelor students.

Credits    
15 ECTS

Timing 1.8. -31.8.2017

Description
The goal of this course is for the student to be familiar with required technologies to develop modern web platforms. After passing this course, the student will be able to select between primary technologies in web designing to work with them, and also develop projects and websites using such technologies. The student will be introduced to HTML as a markup language for describing web documents, and then will be familiar with CSS to apply styles on HTML elements, and finally learn JavaScript as an interpreted language to add dynamic functionalities to web applications. Together, they are among the essential technologies of World Wide Web content production. This course is 100% virtual thanks to the comprehensive tutorial videos and content made for this course. The student will pass this course after submitting required assignments and project.


Course instructor:
  Farhad Eftekhari

Mastering version Control with Git, 6 credits (Metropolia UAS)

Professional Studies / Technology
This course is 100% online. This course is for  Bachelor students.

Credits     
6 ECTS

Timing 1.8. -31.8.2017

Description
The goal of this course is for the student to be familiar with the concept of Version Control and the advantageous of using such systems in software development. Then the student will be fully introduced to Git as one of the most powerful and popular version control systems. After passing this course, the student will be able to work in teams of development and fully be able to participate simultaneously in order to add features to a software developing project in parallel with other team members. Finally, the student will get familiar with Github as a web-based Git repository hosting service. This course is 100% virtual thanks to the comprehensive tutorial videos and content made for this course. The student will pass this course after submitting required assignments and projects.

Credits     
5 ECTS

Timing 1.8. -31.8.2017

Description
The goal of this course is for the student to be familiar with process of Search Engine Optimization
(SEO) and learn to affect the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's results to
increase the number of visitors coming from search engines. SEO is one of the most practical
concepts of web development. After passing this course, the student will be able to analyze the SEO
status of a web application and provide solutions to empower such web application in SEO concepts.
This course is 100% virtual thanks to the comprehensive tutorial videos made for this course.
The student will pass this course after submitting required assignments and project.

 

 (Metropolia UAS)

Professional Studies / Technology
This course is 100% online. This course is for  Bachelor students.

Credits     
5 ECTS

Timing 1.8. -31.8.2017

Description
After completion of this course the student will understand the fundamentals of digital signal processing. The student will be familiar with the most common operations involved in digital signal processing chain. The student will understand the importance of sampling operation and its key characteristics, applied to low pass signal but also to a band pass signal. The student understands fundamentals of linear quantization and quantization signal to noise. The student understands the concepts linear-time-invariant system, difference equation, Z-transform,impulse response, discrete convolution, system stability, and frequency response. The student can apply these concepts in digital filter (FIR/IIR) implementations.

Strategic Views on Global Business, 6 credits (Haaga-Helia UAS)

Professional Studies / Business
This course is intensive course. This course is for  Bachelor students.

Credits 
   
6 ECTS

Timing
    24.5.-19.8.2017, Pasila
Mon 22.5. 17.40-20.30
Tue 23.5. 17.40-20.30
Tue 30.5. 17.40-20.30
Tue 6.6. 17.40-20.30
Tue 13.6. 17.40-20.30
Tue 8.8. 17.40-20.30
Wed 9.8. 17.40-20.30

Description
The purpose of this course is to deepen the students understanding of a strategy and how to apply the strategy concepts in the challenging global business context. Furthermore the course aims to integrate all of the students previous studies within a strategy context. Moreover the strategy course will be integrated to the functional specializations of the International Business programme. After completion of this course the student will understand Strategic analysis, Developing the strategy, Strategic options and choices and Strategy implementation.

Prerequisites: Both the basic and joint professional studies as well as the specialization studies chosen by the student have been completed.

Learning methods:
Multiple methods, including an online business simulation game.
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Course instructor: Pertti Tilli

Digital Economy & E-commerce, 5 credits (Haaga-Helia UAS)

 3 credits (Haaga-Helia UAS)

Professional Studies / Business
This course is for  Bachelor students.

Credits     
3 ECTS

Timing 22.5.-11.6.2017

Description
Upon successful completion of the course, the student is able to analyze and evaluate the effects of the international economic environments on the firm. The student understands the theoretical background for international economics. The student will have a holistic view on the international economic environment. The student develops strategic thinking for international business operations.

Students are introduced to the multiple topics that are : Classic and modern trade theories, Factor mobility, Trade policy, Foreign exchange, Exchange rate mechanisms  and WTO, economic integration and the EU.

The student has completed the courses Kansantalouden perusteet (ECO1LH001) (i.e. Principles of Economics) and Business English (ENG1LH001).

Tapio Mäenpää

Credits     
3 ECTS

Timing  22.5. -16.6.2017

Description
This course is suitable for all students that are interested in working and/or studying in an international environment and is highly recommended for students who will complete their student exchange or internship abroad during their studies. The course aims at increasing students´ employability in international environment. The course advances following outcomes and comptences: intercultural confidence both at home country and in an international environment, ability to network in a global and business intercultural environment, ability to be sensitive towards culture, an increased competitiveness on a global job market and a solution-oriented mindset towards cultural issues.

Learning methods: 
The course is a virtual course and will be completed online. Independent studies. Individual assignment. The assessment of one´s own learning.

Credits     
5 ECTS

Timing  22.5. -16.6.2017
Kick-Off: Mon 22.5. 14-17, Pasila

Description
The course advances following outcomes and comptences:  Introduction to app creation and App Inventor 2. Creation of new Android project for a shopping app (fictional company in Porvoo). Setting up App Inventor 2 interface environment. Using Inventor Designer. Using the App Inventor Blocks Editor. Testing with the Android emulator. Widgets and controlling the app behaviour with Java. Enabling support for different screen sizes and pixel densities for Android model and devices and Publishing the app on the Google Play store.

Learning methods: Inquiry learning, Peer-to-peer learning, tutorials, possible company visits, lectures and workshops, independent study and teamwork and also the assessment of one’s own learning.

Credits     
6 ECTS

Timing 22.5.-13.8.2017

Description
Upon completion of the course, the student is able to understand current trends and factors that affect and define future consumer behaviour (part 1, part 3), identify potential target markets and analyse the characteristics of the chosen target group (part 1), analyse a destination from a tourism potential point of view (part 1), use professional tools for analysis of the operational environment (part 1), understand the characteristics and pros/cons of different marketing channels (part 2), understand and describe the different stages of tourism product development process (part 2), produce a product description and a marketing plan in accordance with current consumer protection legislation (part 2), understand and describe the different stages of designing experiences and the elements of an effective story (part 3), understand the importance of engagement and storytelling in creating experiences (part 3), plan and create a digital story that has shareable content and the potential to go viral (part 4) and use professional tools for creating engaging content and staging digital experiences (part 4).

Learning methods:  This is a virtual course with no contact hours. Independent study in network environment. Feedback provided for parts 1-4 (each part contains 3 assignments). The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h.

Konttinen Annika and Seppänen Anu

Electronic Distribution in Tourism, 5 credits (Haaga-Helia UAS)

Professional Studies / Hospitality Management and Tourism.
This course is 100% online. This course is for  Bachelor students.

Credits     
6 ECTS

Timing 22.5. - 20.8.2017

Description
This course provides students a wide perspective on the topic of electronic distribution in tourism. This course covers important topics in the field and creates an understanding of connections and contents on the digital tourism landscape. After the course the student is able to explain the evolution, role and features of Global Distribution Systems as travel intermediaries and understands the role and function of electronic distribution channels in tourism. Upon successful completion of the course, the student has the skills and knowledge needed for successful electronic distribution channel management and understands the difference between distribution channels in travel business and will be able to choose right distribution channel for personal or business purposes. The student gets familiar with the future trends in tourism product distribution – NDC.

Learning methods: Online lectures, independent study in network environment and an individual assessment assignment.
Kostov Alexandre

Practical Finnish at Work , 3 credits (Haaga-Helia UAS)

Intensive course: lessons 6 h per day, in total 30 h contact teaching, mandatory attendance 80 %. This course is for  Bachelor students.

Credits  
3 ECTS

Timing: 22.5.-9.6.2017

 

vk 21 ma 22.5. - ke 24.5. klo 9 - 12

vk 22 ma 29.5. - to 1.6. klo 9 - 12

vk 23 ma 5.6. klo 9 – 12

Description
The student learns how to communicate as an employee in a Finnish company. His/her vocabulary related to business topics will be extended and he/she will become more fluent in oral situations. He/she gets to know the characteristics of common values and ways of communicating in Finnish business life. He/she will be provided with knowledge and practical skills that help him/her to enter the labour market, integrate in a work community and ascend in his/her career in Finland. Student has enhanced his/her HH3S competences as applicable to the course.  Teaching and learning methods: Preliminary work. Written final report. Working methods: individual, group and pair work, lots of oral exercises for different situation at work, presentations, home work.
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h.

  Tuula Jäppinen

Aviation Business Operations, 5 credits (Haaga-Helia UAS)

Professional Studies     
This course is 100% online.This course is for  Bachelor students.

Credits
5 ECTS

Timing: 22.5. – 13.8.2017

Description
The module is a part of professional studies in Porvoo Campus competence-based curriculum. The module advances the following competences: entrepreneurial thinking, analytical and strategic thinking, knowledge and analysis of business operations, problem-solving skills, global business intelligence, financial and trend analysis, savvy use of digital tools and value chain understanding. The module will focus on airline business with a connection to airport business and cargo. 

 

Enrolling

Enrollment time for professional studies is between 15th  March until 30th April 2017 and enrollment time for the Digital Wellbeing Spring Enrolment time is between1st February until 15th May 2017. 

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