Lappeenranta, Finland

Critical Issues in International Business and Entrepreneurship - Anticipating Global Challenges Managerially and Entrepreneurially

when 24 June 2024 - 28 June 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 779

The purpose of this course is to allow the students develop an overview to recent theory but also to relevant challenges and global concerns. The course combines economic, social and environmental sustainability aspects and the UN SDGs with managerial and entrepreneurial issues on international business triggering the students to rethink and critically address ways forwards. Students develop skills and competences to tackle complex real-life problems in collaboration with others while facilitating their entrepreneurial mindsets and sense of purpose. The variety of theory application settings develops global mindsets and fosters students’ sensitivity on diverse aspects international business.

Course leader

Maria Elo, Associate professor, University of Southern Denmark

Hannes Velt, Post-doctoral Researcher, LUT University

Target group

M.Sc. 1−2 (suitable for postgraduates), 24−28 June 2024

Course aim

- To be able to critically reflect and rethink theoretical assumptions and ways of doing business in different contexts.
- To develop an understanding on complex, multi-stakeholder and transboundary challenges.
- To develop skills and competences needed for sustainable and legitimate managerial and entrepreneurial action.
- To enhance entrepreneurial innovativeness and -thinking, global mindsets and collaboration skills for problem solving across. contexts

Fee info

EUR 779: EUR 669 for partner-universities students
10% Early-bird discount by 1.3.2024