Schedule: 19.09.2018 - 28.11.2018
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Periods I-II Töölö campus, periods IV-V Otaniemi campus (2018-2019)
Periods I-II, IV-V (2019-2020), Otaniemi campus
a 10-week course organised both in the spring and in the fall
Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
After completing the course, students will be able to
- identify, analyse and solve real-life business problems from a multi-disciplinary viewpoint
- apply the knowledge and skills gained during their studies to real-life business tasks and challenges
- manage complex projects and work in diverse teams
- present a case report both orally and in writing
- critically reflect on their learning process and outcomes
Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
The course consists of an applied, real-life problem-based project/case that students identify, analyze and solve in multi-disciplinary teams. It also focuses on developing the students’ self-awareness of the key learnings during their studies in the Master’s Program.
Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
100 % assignments (group and individual)
Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Contact teaching :10-15 h (incl. closing seminar with presentations)
Independent work in teams and individually:145 - 150 h
Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Students can replace this capstone course by participating in Hackathon course: 57E00700 Capstone: Digital ISM Challenge.
CEMS MIM students can replace this capstone with 42E05400 CEMS Business Project.
Capstone 20E99904 subsitutes the old courses 21E99904 Capstone: Business Development Project (Management and International Business), 25E99904 Capstone: Business Development Project (Entrepreneurship), 32E99904 Capstone: Business Development Project (Business Law), 75E99904 Capstone: Business Development Project (Corporate Communication)
Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Most Master’s Programme studies have to be completed before one can enroll on the Capstone course.
Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
0 (fail) -5 (excellent)
Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Compulsory attendance in all class sessions and meetings. Most Master’s Programme studies have to be completed before you can enroll on the Capstone course.
The maximum number of students is 50, but only eligible candidates will be admitted even if the maximum number is not reached.
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: https://into.aalto.fi/display/enmasterbiz/Credit+transfer. 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.