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E D U C AT I O N I N O U L U B U S I N E S S S C H O O L

A MESSAGE FROM THE VICE DEAN F O R E D U C AT I O N

2014 WAS AN ACTIVE ONE IN TERMS OF DEVELOPING EDUCATION AT OBS. New students were enrolled to the renewed programmes in autumn 2014 and we were excited to finally start with the new students entering the new Bachelor’s programme. 190 students were accepted in the programme and the students were faced with intensive tutoring and carefully planned programme structures in the beginning of the academic year. The progress of their studies is being continuously monitored and feedback is being collected to ensure the quality of the programme and student learning. The initiation of the new programmes also meant that the old students were faced with a new course palette. The transition to the new programme structures was carefully planned during spring 2014 and additional efforts were made to enable as smooth a transition as possible for the existing

The Assurance of Learning processes are built to support the continuous improvement of our education. students. Most importantly, continuous dialogue with the students through student guild Finanssi was fostered to ensure the success of the transition for the old students.

are built to support the continuous improvement of our education. Accordingly we continuously evaluate the soundness of our education and learning outcomes of our graduates.

The renewal of the programmes has been guided by three strategic aims: fluency of studies, internationalization and work-life relevance. To enhance these, we have renewed our programme portfolio, programme structures, course contents and teaching methods. For example, to enable fluency of studies, we have employed modular structures in our programmes to increase the coherence in terms of content of the courses as well as enable effective scheduling of teaching. Also, in terms of contents, our programmes are all built towards programme-level learning goals that are based on our school’s mission and requirements of the working life.

During 2014, we have actively worked towards establishing the continuous improvement processes as a part of our yearly cycle of curriculum management. We are convinced that we have done good work on this and look forward to strengthening further our cycles of continuous improvement in terms of education.

At the heart of these developments we have focused on Assurance of Learning -processes that

Pauliina Ulkuniemi Vice Dean for Education

Annual Report 2014  
Annual Report 2014  
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