LITO - Basic business studies for Technology students (25-40 ects)
Basic business studies (=LITO) – online study package is carried out as a joint effort of ten Finnish universities. The studies are not available for students of business administration, but for students of technology only. Please see Weboodi and www.lito.fi for course descriptions and detailed information. Each course features respected experts who describe business and economic phenomena. All courses are implemented completely online.
Please note that the registration differs from the normal LUT timetable!
Please see LITO Student Guide 2022-23 (pdf) for more information.
Taking the only obligatory course Understanding and managing a business as a dynamic whole – business simulation game presumes knowledge of the focal concepts. Therefore, the prospective student is recommended to take the LITO courses Basics of Management and Organisations and one other course before, or otherwise possess equivalent knowledge.
Taking the course Understanding and managing a business as a dynamic whole – business simulation game presumes knowledge of the focal concepts. Therefore, the prospective student is recommended to take the LITO courses Basics of Management and Organisations and one other course before, or otherwise possess equivalent knowledge.
The student must register for the courses before taking them. In academic year 2022-23, enrollment for LUT students is in Sisu. The courses Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Economics and the Business Environment take max 75 students/ university in the order of the registrations. In Business simulation the maximum is 20 students/university.
Please note: late enrollment is not possible.
When the student has passed a course, the grade will be registered at their own university's study register as part of his/her studies. If a student wishes to get a note in their diploma stating that they took the minor study package, he/she must take at least five courses (equal to 25 ECTS cr) including Understanding and managing a business as a dynamic whole – business simulation game (the other 20 ECTS cr can be freely chosen). It is possible to do only one/some courses.
Experts from multiple different fields work together in projects and teams in today's business life. Seamless cooperation calls for understanding of business dependencies and logic as well as knowledge of focal concepts. Basic business studies –study package (=LITO) offers students an opportunity to complement their knowledge and to enhance their working life capabilities. During the course, the student will familiarize themselves with how companies operate and the factors that influence their actions.
After completing the courses, the student will understand how a company operates as an entity and can evaluate his/her own role as an expert in the entity. The student will be capable of applying the focal concepts of business and economics in their own work. In addition, the student will be able to solve problems as part of a diverse team.
The courses available 2022-23 in English (or in Finnish) are:
|Courses||Registration||Pre-assignment||The course begins||The course ends|
|VA10A1500 Introduction to Entrepreneurship, 5 ects cr, (Finnish/ English)||23.8. - 19.9.2022||3.- 6.10.22||3.10.22||4.12.22|
|VA10A1700 Understanding and Managing a Business as a Dynamic Whole – Business Simulation Game, 5 ects cr, (Finnish/ English). 1. implementation
Max 20 students/university
|13.12.22 - 9.1.23||23.- 30.1.23||23.1.23||26.3.23|
|VA10A1600 Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility 5 ects cr, English||13.12.22 - 9.1.23||23.1.23||20.3.23|
|VA10A1000 Basics of Management and Organisations, 5 ects cr (Finnish/ English)||30.12.22 - 25.1.23||8.2.23||11.4.23|
|VA10A1400 Economics and the Business Environment (Finnish/ English)||17.1. - 13.2.23||27.2.23||16.4.23|
|VA10A1100 Basics of Marketing and Sales, 5 ects cr, (Finnish/ English)||17.1. - 13.2.23||27.2. - 5.3.23||27.2.23||7.5.23|
|VA10A1700 Understanding and Managing a Business as a Dynamic Whole – Business Simulation Game, 5 ects cr, (Finnish/ English). 2. implementation
Max 20 students/university
|31.1.- 27.2.2023||13.3. – 20.3.23||13.3.23||10.5.23|