The course is giving a general overview to Russian culture and society that enable participants to see the historical, cultural and societal developments that shaped and molded the Russian mentality and character. Furthermore the course builds on this knowledge and with their help explains how Russians see the world in general and the business world in particular.

This course is one of the three courses offered together with Mays Business School (Texas, USA) as a Summer School in June 2017:

  • 38007 Introduction to Russian Business Culture (3 ECTS),
  • 22018 Introduction to Nordic Business Culture (3 ECTS) and
  • 22019 International Environment of Business (3 ECTS).

 The courses are on intermediate level. To get a dynamic and international learning experience we invite Hanken students to apply for the courses. This is a great chance to learn together with US students.

This course is a broad survey of the field of international business. 

The first part of the course examines the environment of international business (e.g., legal, technological and cultural environment of business) with a focus on the European Union. The second part concentrates on major theoretical and institutional issues (e.g., the basis for international trade and capital flows, tariffs, quotas, exchange controls, and other barriers to international business; foreign exchange markets; international capital markets; and international organizations. The course not only introduces the broad survey of the field of international business but also provides opportunity to learn about the effects of international business environment on the companies that operate in world marketplaces, in particular that of Northern Europe. By studying in Finland, students will get a solid immersion into the European culture and an opportunity to be exposed to the business strategies of European corporations that they will visit on the numerous field trips.

In addition, many parts of the class involve current events (e.g., international trade; foreign exchange; foreign investments; the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; international political conflicts).  Follow these developments in the news, as we will discuss them in class. Useful sources of current information regarding international business are The Economist, and the Financial Times.

 

The course introduces an overview of Nordic Business Cultures. Students will be introduced to Nordic history and thought. The course is interdisciplinary, and draws on different theoretical approaches focusing particularly on work, organization, management, leadership, and entrepreneurship in the Nordics. The course will engage students in analyses that locate Nordic business characteristics within and in distinction from a Western and European context. The course will focus on the business cultures in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.  

This course is one of the three courses offered together with Mays Business School (Texas, USA) as a Summer School in June 2017:

  • 38007 Introduction to Russian Business Culture (3 ECTS),
  • 22018 Introduction to Nordic Business Culture (3 ECTS) and
  • 22019 International Environment of Business (3 ECTS).

The courses are on intermediate level. To get a dynamic and international learning experience we invite Hanken students to apply for the courses. This is a great chance to learn together with US students. Notably, the course also include company visits, guided tours of Nordic design and entrepreneurial environments, guest lectures delivered by distinguished academics as well as recognized leaders within their trade as well as in Nordic societies.

The course introduces a general overview of Nordic Business Culture.

During the first day of the course students will be introduced to Nordic history and practical experiences from business communication and trade in the Nordic countries. During the two following days of the course students will create a "Handbook of Nordic Business Culture".
The course will focus on the business cultures in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

This course is a broad survey of the field of international business. 

The first part of the course examines the environment of international business (e.g., legal, technological and cultural environment of business) with a focus on the European Union. The second part concentrates on major theoretical and institutional issues (e.g., the basis for international trade and capital flows, tariffs, quotas, exchange controls, and other barriers to international business; foreign exchange markets; international capital markets; and international organizations. The course not only introduces the broad survey of the field of international business but also provides opportunity to learn about the effects of international business environment on the companies that operate in world marketplaces, in particular that of Northern Europe. By studying in Finland, students will get a solid immersion into the European culture and an opportunity to be exposed to the business strategies of European corporations that they will visit on the numerous field trips.

In addition, many parts of the class involve current events (e.g., international trade; foreign exchange; foreign investments; the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; international political conflicts).  Follow these developments in the news, as we will discuss them in class. Useful sources of current information regarding international business are The Economist, and the Financial Times.

 

The course is giving a general overview to Russian culture and society that enable participants to see the historical, cultural and societal developments that shaped and molded the Russian mentality and character. Furthermore the course builds on this knowledge and with their help explains how Russians see the world in general and the business world in particular.