To provide a general review about the European Union and its economic, legislative, political and cultural structures and future prospects. The course may be broadly divided in three main areas:
A. The EU as a result of a long lasting integration process
B. The EU in action: regions, players and policies
C. The EU in a global perspective

Among the sub-topics the course includes contemporary problems and challenges such as:
• Competitiveness of the EU
• The EU future integration: centralization or decentralization?
• Immigration and multiculturalism
• Foreign and defence policy
• EU enlargement: where do we stop?

To make the task more challenging and demanding the course includes many open discussions and exchange of opinions on various topics and requires the course work to be defended in a public debate with an opponent - an intellectual fight relying on well collected and organized facts and presentation skills.

The aim of the course is to provide students an understanding of political and economic relations in the globalised business environment. The course particularly emphasizes challenges of global governance and the roles of business actors and non-governmental organizations.

The course is structured as follows:
1) The main theories of international relations are introduced, with an explanation of what the role of business is supposed to be in each of them
2) 6 global issues (war and peace and business, global trade, role of non-state actors in world politics, global environmental issues, global development issues, global trend to regionalization), all highly relevant to business, are discussed in separate sessions
3) each of the 6 above sessions is connected to two debates in which student teams either play the role of certain organizations as debaters (2 teams per debate) or act as moderators (1 team per debate)

The course can be taken as part of the Study Module in Corporate Responsibility.


This course in Work and Industrial Relations is an introduction to the dynamics and relationships of employment relationships from a societal perspective. During the course we will discuss the historical roots of the field as well as its actors, practices and outcomes. We will review the implications of industrial relations to issues about gender, globalization and the future of collective representation of employees. To highlight these issues in practice we use examples and hear from experts of the Finnish context. The course literature takes a global perspective.

The course can be taken as part of the Study Module in Corporate Responsibility.

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The aim of the course is to provide students an understanding of the triangular relationship between the market, the state and civil society, and of how globalization affects this relationship. The course particularly emphasizes how the role of business is reconceptualized as a result of societal demands and through the increasingly influential notion of corporate responsibility.

The course can be taken as part of the Study Module in Corporate Responsibility.

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This course is meant for students to consolidate their knowledge of issues connected to business and society by reading three books on the topic. There are no lectures. 

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