International Entrepreneurship Challenge (IEC)
The International Entrepreneurship Challenge (IEC) programme supports companies' globalization. In the IEC programme, LUT's master's degree students devise a globalization plan for the participating companies.
Typically, the plan contains an evaluation of the company's initial situation, a globalization strategy, a marketing and sales plan and concrete operational recommendations for the next two years. Work in the programme takes place in 4-5 person international student groups mentored by leading experts in the field.
The main emphasis of the IEC programme is on developing a globalization strategy. The programme's target group is small and medium-sized growth companies for which globalization is a realistic and topical goal.
The number of participating companies varies slightly each year, but, for example, in the autumn of 2012 the IEC programme includes eight Finnish small and medium-sized companies.
Additional information about the IEC program: www.lut.fi/iec