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Kursnamn Contextual Decision Making
Kursdatum 29.08.2022 - 18.12.2022
Yrkeshögskolan Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu
Kursens språk Engelska
Studiepoäng 5 SP

Bransch Business HUB
Lärare William Simcoe
För öppna YH studenter Nej
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Contextual Decision Making

29.08.2022 - 18.12.2022


Upon course completion, the student will know how to assess situations; better understand how to apply marketing tools to organize & analyze key information; better define opportunities & problems; identify & evaluate alternative courses of action; evaluate past deployed strategies and develop new ones; understand the decision making process; s/he will understand the psychology of today’s advertising and the problems for society associated therein; will know more about international corporate behaviour – the different companies’ marketing, management, and ethical behaviors, etc.; the student will have better knowledge of how to analyze business cases and situations – will better understand the usefulness of Marketing Research in certain situations; and understand on an even higher level than before, how all aspects of business are important in formulating strategic plans – and especially in implementing them. Upon course completion, the student will have problem solving skills; be able to write up a competent “white paper” or case study; will have a more active marketing terminology lexicon (learned in previous Marketing courses). This course covers cases of Marketing, International Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Corporate Strategy and other courses in a business curriculum; it shows a connection to the Marketing Process through its situational analyses of cases and other examples of business behaviour; it allows more application of the terminology learned in other courses; it also shows situational analysis decision-making process connection to Marketing Research; it provides further example (through the cases et al) for courses on Ethics, Management, Organizational Behaviour, and so on; it further develops skills learned in writing and Business Communication , and IT courses (through writing, teamwork and presentation). Related competencies of the degree programme There is a micro-, mezzo-, and macro-approach to each course, so the interrelationships with the rest of the business curriculum, the field itself, as well as the community, are quite explicit, and therefore most competencies and knowledge elements listed in the “Competencies of the Degree Programme” section are at least addressed if not stressed. The course on a micro-level covers specific theories, terms and tools within the “Marketing System” and/or within that subject’s particular area of study (whether Basic Marketing, International Marketing, Marketing Research, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Strategy, etc. – all have specific bases of orientations, models, theories and processes); on a mezzo-level it handles its connection to other courses of the curriculum and often offers cross-boundary projects; and on a macro-level the programme handles larger issues such as ethical considerations, life-long learning, cross-cultural and cross-functional perspectives, long term sustainability, community development, and so on). As a result, specific, as well as deeper and broad-based methods, applications and experiences are covered, while the different competencies (whether developmental, social, communicative, etc.) are nurtured.



  • Decision Making in Different Contexts
  • Organizational Behavioral Contexts
  • Situational Analysis
  • Considering the Cultural Manifestations, i.e. PESTLE factors
  • Case Study Analysis and Writing
  • The Management Game – given options as Managing Director – must choose best
  • Ethical Considerations in Business (theory, contemporary issues, cross-cultural perspectives); Ethical Analysis



English Language Proficiency At least one year of business studies


  • Sufficient performance: showing just enough understanding of the subject to merit a pass grade but requiring greater effort to achieve a more satisfactory result
  • Good performance: showing strong understanding of basic concepts and good grasp of techniques, but with certain minor problems still requiring further attention
  • Excellent performance: not only fulfils all standard requirements but demonstrates originality and imagination

Arbetsformer och schemaläggning

Can be asked via course teacher William Simcoe William.Simcoe@metropolia.fi


Can be asked via course teacher William Simcoe William.Simcoe@metropolia.fi


Course quota via CampusOnline is 40.