Oulu Business School Study info for new IMP students Ms. Merja Inget, Coordinator of studies Email: [email protected] Office: TA131 Topics covered today • • • • • Who we are International Master’s Programmes, intake 2014 Introduction to studies at Oulu Business School (OBS) On orientation schedule Student guild Finanssi ry Who we are? • University of Oulu is the second largest multidisciplinary university (about 15 000 students and 3000 staff members) in Finland and ranked among the 500 best universities in the world • Oulu Business School (OBS) is one of the ten faculties within University of Oulu • About 1500 students and 100 faculty members • About 260 new students enrolled this autumn – 190 students in Finnish Bachelor’s Programmes – 40 students in International Master’s Programmes – 30 students in Finnish Master’s Programmes • In addition: 70 exchange students arriving this autumn at OBS • OBS received AACSB accreditation last year: only 2 AACSB accredited business schools in Finland and 4 in Northern Europe, OBS included. International master’s programmes, intake 2014 • About 400 applications to FMA, IBM and MF programmes: • Financial and Management Accounting, International Business Management, Finance • Total of 42 new students begin studies in these programmes • MF 17 + FMA 7 + IBM 18 • Nationalities: Bangladesh, Ghana, Russia, Vietnam, Finland, China, Ukraine, Pakistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nepal, Cameroon, Romania, Nigeria, Egypt, Iran, USA, Panama, Hungary, Zimbabwe, India, Kazakhstan, The Netherlands • In addition to FMA, MF and IBM, two new programmes next year: Economics and Marketing, application period 15.12.2014-31.1.2015 Studying in OBS, sources of information Web pages: http://www.oulu.fi/oulubusinessschool/ • Studying Studies: Exams schedules etc. • Guides: Study guide 2014-2015 for MF, FMA and IBM students, http://www.oulu.fi/oulubusinessschool/guides WebOodi: https://weboodi.oulu.fi • Course schedules, mandatory sign up for courses and exams, exam results, study plans, course feedback etc.: OBS Student Office: room TA109 • Open from Monday to Thursday 9.30-13.00 (excl. lunch break around 11): Exam results, computers, general guidance on studies etc. University’s Student Center: room KE1020 (near central lobby of Linnanmaa campus) • enrollment, transcripts, service desk for IT services etc. Tutoring in OBS Tutor students: • Tareq Amit (MF): [email protected] • Li Wang (FMA): [email protected] • Julius Francis Gomes (IBM): [email protected] and • Md. Shah Emran (IBM): [email protected] Tutor teachers: • Andrew Conlin (MF): [email protected] • Anna Elsilä (FMA): [email protected] • Irene Lehto (IBM): [email protected] All OBS staff members’ email addresses are in form [email protected] • For example: [email protected] • Exception: [email protected] (prof. Janne Järvinen) Signing up for courses and exams Important: You need to sign up for every COURSE and EXAM in WebOodi: https://weboodi.oulu.fi/ • Registration periods for courses vary, check timetables in WebOodi. Usually the registration closes one week after the first lecture. • Exam registration must be done at the latest one week before the exam day, on previous Thursday at 23.59, via WebOodi. • Late registrations for courses or exams are not accepted. • Exam will be graded only if the student has registered to the course and the exam in time. • Rules of examination and exam list available at http://www.oulu.fi/oulubusinessschool/exams • The registration for courses starting this week is still open. It is recommended to check the timetables in WebOodi as soon as possible. Course information • Latest study guide available at http://www.oulu.fi/oulubusinessschool/guides • Course descriptions also in WebOodi, check for up-to-date information • Course and exam schedules only available in WebOodi: https://weboodi.oulu.fi • There are three different levels of courses. The levels you can see from the course codes – for example 721419P – P in the end stands for basic level course (for bachelor students, courses in Finnish only) • For example: 724103P Strateginen johtaminen (Strategic Management) – A in the end stands for intermediate level course (for bachelor students) • 724204A Management Control – S in the end stands for advanced level course (for master level students) • For example: 721556S Globalization and International Management Note on ethical issues University of Oulu has zero tolerance for cheating (i.e. copying exam answers, plagiarism of course work etc.) • For example: chatting in exam hall or quoting other writers without appropriate references is considered as cheating • Use references every time you quote other writers/websites/etc. • If found guilty of cheating, the exam (or other course work) will be annulled and the student will get a warning. • Severe offences can be punished even by suspending the student. Other practical issues Registration to the university (in case you haven’t done this already) • First you’ll need to pay the student union fee (96 Euros/year, includes student health service fee) at the Student Union office • Then, in Student Center (room: KE1020, open Mon-Fri 9 am – 3 pm), you can enroll as present student (take the receipt of student union fee with you). • After enrollment you’ll receive your user account for Webmail and WebOodi (takes usually 1 day, at most) • Until the student card arrives, student discounts in restaurants etc. will be received only with the receipt of the payment A comprehensive guide on practical issues (Guide for New International Students) can be found at: http://www.oulu.fi/english/studying/newstudents/guide Orientation Week continues Today (locations marked on your maps) • Introduction meeting for new IBM students, at 12:15, room TM113. • Introduction meeting for new FMA students, at 11:15, room PR253 • Personal study plan info for intl. degree students, at 15:00-16:00, lecture hall L3. (i.e. How to plan your studies in WebOodi) • Meet the student guild (Finanssi ry), at 17:00 onwards, guild room (take the stairs down by door X2) Tomorrow • Introduction meeting for new MF students, at 11:15, room TM113 Student Guild Finanssi ry • Student Association Finanssi ry represents Oulu Business School students • Contact: [email protected] Oulu Business School wishes you all warmly welcome!