Successful collaboration with companies in teaching International Business continues despite the pandemic
International Business organises annually a course on international mergers and acquisitions. This year the three-day intensive course culminated into a one-day workshop on the Nokia-AlcatelLucent case workshop. The workshop was organised by the course leader Dr. Melanie Hassett together with Senior Consultants Ville Salmi and Antti Sinkkonen from Ernst & Young Oy. Students prepared in advance a case assignment. At the workshop, the students were organised into random groups, and they were given 45 minutes to prepare in a presentation on the key post-acquisition integration challenges and to suggest an integration strategy based on what they have learned in the course. The course leader and Ernst & Young Oy consultants were really impressed by the professionalism and quality of the presentations by students. Two groups were rewarded by the representatives of Ernst & Young for their excellent presentation. Based on the student feedback, they really enjoyed the opportunity to work with professionals and with a real-life case.