Credits: 6

Schedule: 10.01.2018 - 28.03.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Leena Lankoski

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Period III-IV (2018-2019), Töölö campus
Period III-IV (2019-2020), Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course summarizes the skills-related learning outcomes of the whole Creative Sustainability programme, including outcomes in the areas of problem solving, project management, systems thinking, design thinking, and combining sustainability knowledge with business knowledge in an international and multidisciplinary context, as well as communications and team working skills.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

During the course students work in multidisciplinary teams towards finding creative solutions to real-life social and environmental challenges brought by partner organizations, which can be business enterprises, NGOs, or public organizations.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students analyze the client’s sustainability challenge, develop solutions for it, and report the work orally and in written form according to the needs of the client. The group members are expected to work intensively together during the course and they will also be meeting the representatives of the client organizations. There will be some contact sessions for the whole class as well as tutorial sessions to guide the groups during their projects.

Assignments 100%

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact sessions and tutorials 17 h
Project work 143 h
Total 160 h (6 ECTS)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Each group will identify specific readings as required for the successful completion of their project.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

One of the elective courses of Creative Sustainability program or similar proof of knowledge on sustainability.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration via WebOodi in early December.
In addition, a motivation letter is required to apply to the course (instructions on the MyCourses homepage of the course).

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The students are selected to the course in the following priority order:
1. CS students to whom the course is compulsory
2. Other CS students
3. MIB students
4. Other students

Attendance in the contact sessions is mandatory.

Credit transfer and capstone course

Students can, on legitimate grounds (Eg. exchange studies abroad, serious illness; however, working life and its restraints are not considered legitimate reasons not to complete the capstone course), apply for a credit transfer for a capstone course. However, as a deviation from the common process of credit transfer at the School of Business, the application for credit transfer must be submitted before completing the course represented to substitute the capstone course at the School of Business. The credit transfer should be applied for according to the credit transfer instructions depicted at Into: Based on the credit transfer application, the teacher in charge of the capstone course will decide whether the learning goals for the capstone course can be fulfilled by completing the course the student has represented to substitute the capstone course. The substituting course cannot be a School of Business course.