Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The course deepens participants knowledge of key issues and paradigms in the IS field and explores the state-of-the-art of IS research findings in relation to the respective topic(s) of the course.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 29.04.2019 - 27.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Virpi Tuunainen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Matti Rossi

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    This is an advanced course in information systems research issues aimed to both IS doctoral students and M.Sc. students. The course consists of either 1) lectures, articles and/or seminar presentations and assigments, or 2) a virtual assignment on chosen topics of information systems. The topic and format varies semester by semester.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    100% assignments


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching 26h 
    Independent work 134h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Reading list published on the course website

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Recommended prerequisites: 37C00100 Management Information Systems