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Professional Development (5 cr)

Code: YZZZV200-3015

General information


26.08.2024 - 31.05.2027

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

4 op

Mode of delivery

20 % Face-to-face, 80 % Online learning


School of Business


Main Campus

Teaching languages

  • English


20 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Master's Degree Programme in International Business Management


  • Murat Akpinar
  • Jason Stevens

Teacher in charge

Murat Akpinar


  • ZJAYBB24S1
    Avoin AMK, lita, YAMK-väylät, International Business Management
  • YBB24S1
    Master of Business Administration, DP in International Business Management
  • 13.02.2025 16:30 - 18:00, Professional Development YZZZV200-3015
  • 20.02.2025 16:30 - 18:00, Professional Development YZZZV200-3015
  • 06.03.2025 16:30 - 18:00, Professional Development YZZZV200-3015
  • 20.03.2025 16:30 - 18:00, Professional Development YZZZV200-3015


This course aims to develop your proactive development and internationality competences.

You make a personal learning plan to identify your target competences for professional development and pursue their development throughout the studies. You make a portfolio to assess your professional development in your target competences. If you identify any gaps between the targeted and achieved competences, you make the plan to bridge the difference. Finally, you develop your business writing skills in English by participating in the 3 ECTS "business writing in English" part of the course.


Orientation programme to the studies, personal learning plan, identifying target competences for professional development (1 ECTS)
Business writing in English (3 ECTS)
Competence assessment, portfolio (1 ECTS)

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

Learning materials for the "business writing in English" are provided by the course teacher. Orientation materials for the degree program and descriptions of the degree program's target competences are also provided by the course teacher.

Teaching methods

Face-to-face learning and distance learning

Face-to-face learning: Orientation programme, personal learning plan meetings
Distance learning: Business writing in English

Employer connections

There is no internship. You develop your target competencies in line with your own career goals.

Exam schedules

Orientation takes place on the orientation day in the first semester of the first year.
You will make your personal learning plan in the first semester in the first year.
You will take Business writing in English in the second semester of the first year.
You will submit your portfolio in the last semester before graduation.

Vaihtoehtoiset suoritustavat

You have the right to apply for recognition of your studies if you have prior learning (e.g. university studies completed elsewhere) that can be accredited towards the degree you are currently completing.

The recognition of prior learning is possible in three primary ways: accreditation (replacement or inclusion), recognition of informal learning and studification. More precise info: JAMK Degree Regulations, section 17.

Student workload

Orientation days 16 hours
Tutoring sessions 3 hours
Personal learning plan task 8 hours
Business writing in English 81 hours
Portfolio task 27 hours

Content scheduling

Orientation takes place on 22.8 and 23.8 in 2024.
The teacher will inform personal learning plan tutoring sessions separately.
Business writing in English sessions will take place via Zoom in 2025 from 16.30 to 18.00 on Thursdays 13.2, 20.2, 6.3, and 20.3.

Further information

You will be assessed based on your personal learning plan, portfolio, and tasks in the business writing in English part.

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass: You participate in the orientation programme and make your personal learning plan. You are aware of your career development needs and competences to develop. You successfully complete tasks related to business writing in English. You are able to develop your target competences throughout the studies and provide evidences of the development in a portfolio.