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Professional Development (5 cr)

Code: YZZZV200-3017

General information


26.08.2024 - 31.05.2027

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery



School of Business

Teaching languages

  • English


20 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Master's Degree Programme in International Business Management


  • Pia Kreus
  • Brian Jordan

Teacher in charge

Brian Jordan


  • ZJAYHS24S1
    Avoin AMK, lita, YAMK-polut, Sport Business Management
  • YHS24S1
    Master's Degree Programme in Sport Business Management


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)

Location and time

This course will run for the duration of your studies

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

E-learning tools
Study guidance documents
Learning good scientific practices
Information acquisition
Career planning

Teaching methods

The objectives of the course:
The purpose of the course is to support the development of your personal skills, career and to provide tools for self-management
Course competencies:
Learning and information management skills
The aim of the course
You assess your competencies, identify your competency needs and make a plan for developing your competencies in accordance with the competency objectives of the degree program.
Evaluate your current career path and reflect on your career development opportunities guided by your new skills.
Create a network of students and professional working life experts and take advantage of the tools and learning environments provided by the university in your studies.

Student workload

Orientation day (20 h)
Literature search and library services (assignment) (8 h)
JAMK electronic platforms (12 h)
PLP updates (17 h)
Tutor meetings (10 h)
Peer groups meetings (8 h)
Career story assignment (8 h)
Job application plan assignment (7 h)
Career plan (18 h)
Portfolio (27 h)
Total 135 h

Further information

All assignments must be passed
- PLP – Personal Learning Plan and Study Plan
- Portfolio
- Personal story assignment

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.