The JAMK Leadership Programme | San José State University, Silicon Valley, California, USA
Business Practises in Dynamic Environment | 10th Edition, 5 ECTS Credits, 28.11. - 7.12.2019

Apply now!

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

For Applicants

The application period will end on September 15th, 2019. 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 June 2019.

Maximum amount of participants: 27

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 27 people (Apply fast!)
  • We reserve the right to make changes


First three nights in San Francisco

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 one night stay in a double room is $129 + 14% = $147,06. Note that this is the room price, not the per person price. Effectively, the price per person is $73,53/night.

Apply now!

All the applicants will be contacted via email for further information after the application period by the course coordinator. Application period ends September 15, 2019.

  Apply here

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.


Contact person

Korkia-Aho Risto

Korkia-Aho Risto

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