Whether you are aiming for an international career or are just curious to learn more about the increasingly interconnected world, theIntroduction to Global Studies course helps you to understand the opportunities and challenges presented by globalisation. This massive online open course (MOOC) is co-created by seven universities from the EUNICE European University for Customised Education network, resulting in a multidisciplinary and multicultural approach to the topic.
The University of Vaasa has contributed especially to the Global Business module of the MOOC, covering topics such as business management, human resource management, marketing, entrepreneurship and sustainability.
– Globalisation has influenced the way we do business. When we teach business in the context of globalisation, we develop globally-minded leaders who will help organisations make better decisions to deal with global issues, says lecturer Rodrigo Mello from the University of Vaasa.
In addition to business studies, the MOOC covers many topics such as society, culture, media, and health. Thus, this one course gives you an international perspective to many topics that influence our daily life and society. One main added value of the course is that it is taught by 15 lecturers of diverse profiles and fields of knowledge from seven countries.
– The learning experience will be enriched by the multiculturalism offered by the diverse profiles of the teaching staff, says Adolfo Cosme Fernández, Professor of Economics at the University of Cantabria coordinating the course.
Study at your own pace – gain 3 ECTS credits
As it is an introductory course, the MOOC can be easily followed by students from different backgrounds and interests. You can start your studies anytime from the EUNICE MOOC login page. Students and staff from the University of Vaasa can access the course using their University of Vaasa credentials.
The course consists of eight lessons with a wide range of video and written contents. You will be able to follow the lessons and complete the activities at your own pace until the 31st of May. It is estimated that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete, so it is recommended to start at least four weeks before the course ends.
After successfully completing the course, you will gain 3 ECTS credits. If you are a student at the University of Vaasa, these ECTS credits will be recognised as a part of your degree. Additionally, a certificate issued by EUNICE on behalf of all EUNICE member universities will be sent to all the participants.
EUNICE, the European University for Customised Education, is designed to solve social and economic challenges, both globally and locally. In 2020, EUNICE was selected during the second call for pilot projects of European Universities of the European Commission. EUNICE is nurtured by ten universities’ intellectual and infrastructure input –Poznań University of Technology (Poland), Brandenburg University of Technology (Germany), University of Cantabria (Spain), University of Mons (Belgium), University of Catania (Italy), Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France (France), University of Vaasa (Finland), Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (Portugal), University of Peloponnese (Greece) and University of Karlstad (Sweden)–.