The JAMK Leadership Program | San José State University, Silicon Valley, California, USA
Business Practises in Dynamic Environment | 12th Edition, 5 ECTS Credits, 24.2.2022 - 6.3.2022 

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Silicon Valley: Come and succeed in sunny California

California is the largest state in the United States of America. It is the 7th largest economy in the world. California is the hub of IC-technology and of venture capital. California has all through history been the place for up and coming ideas and at the cutting edge of technology.

San José State is conveniently located on 154 acres in downtown San José, midway between San Francisco and the Monterey/Carmel area at the sunny southern end of San Francisco Bay, and is easily accessible from area freeways.


Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship from a Global Perspective

Silicon Valley Startup Culture explores cultural principles that make Silicon Valley such a unique place to live and work. Participants will get an insider´s look at the workings of Silicon Valley´s most influential companies, including Google, Apple, Adobe and Facebook. In addition, you will obtain insights into the differences of Silicon Valley from the rest of the world, namely, its risk-taking culture, creative leadership, and open innovation mindset.

To whom?

  • Master´s level students
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Company personnel


The following topics will be covered:

  • New Trends, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Ecosystem in Silicon Valley
  • Valuation and Business Plans of Startups in Silicon Valley
  • Leadership in a Multicultural and Dynamic Business Environment
  • Digitalization of Marketing
  • International Business Speaking and Global Dialogue
  • Service Quality Concept and Design Thinking
  • Company and Startup Visits
Now available Tentative Program 2022 Download here

For Applicants

The application period will end on January 10th, 2022. All the applicants will be contacted via email for further information after the application period by the course coordinator.

When filling out the online application please attach the following documents: Copy of your passport; Copy of the transcript of records (for students only); Motivation letter (max 500 words) with a photo of yourself.

NOTE: To ensure your participation, we recommend you to apply latest in December 2021. We follow a first-come-first-serve basis.

Maximum amount of participants: 25

Costs for Applicants

  • Participants are responsible for booking and paying their flight and accommodation by themselves
  • The cost of the programme is 450€ for JAMK students and 950€ for non-JAMK students/company personnel + VAT 
  • The maximum size of the group is 25 people (Apply fast!)
  • We reserve the right to make changes



SIX NIGHTS in San José

In San José we recommend you to make your reservation from:

We will reserve double rooms at Pacific Motor Inn. Inform the course coordinator if you do not wish to stay at the hotel. The price for six nights in a shared double room in San José is 490€ (subject to minor changes due to exchange rates).

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All the applicants will be contacted via email for further information after the application period by the course coordinator. Application period ends January 10, 2022.

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Contact person

Korkia-Aho Risto

Korkia-Aho Risto

Kansainvälisten asioiden koordinaattori, International Coordinator
LIKE Hallinto, Administration
Liiketoiminta, School of Business