Credits: 5

Schedule: 02.01.2018 - 08.02.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

2018-2019 Ville Eloranta

2019-2020 Taija Turunen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Period II (2018-2019), Otaniemi campus
Period II (2019-2020), Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course, the participant should
a) know the main concepts of business model design
b) be able to apply the most common frameworks and tools of business model design and
c) have a basic understanding of how and why business model innovation occurs

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course introduces the concepts, tools, and principles of business model design aligned with the theories of strategic management. The main emphasis will be on understanding how firm’s unique resources and capabilities should serve as a basis on which business model can be designed. In addition, throughout the course we will touch up upon the requirements set by the business environments and the theories that explain how companies are creating and maintaining competitive advantage.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students must attend and display active participation in at least 80% of the lectures and workshops. They must also hand in the Pre- and Post- Assignment, 5 sets of learning diaries; pass the group assignments as well as the take home exam at the end of the course.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching 25h
Group assignments 50h
Independent work 85h
Total 160h (ECTS)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Articles, book chapters and other material indicated in the syllabus.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

26E04100 Business Modelling and Management, 6 cr
26E04300 Business Modelling and Management 5 cr

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

No pre-requisites for IDBM students, for students from other subjects and schools JOIN-C7001 recommended.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is restricted to 70 students.
Priority list:
1. IDBM students
2. MIB students
3. Other BIZ and exchange students
4. Other Aalto students

Students are strongly encouraged to be present during the first class to keep their registration. Students must attend and display active participation in at least 80% of the lectures and workshops.