Credits: 6

Schedule: 28.10.2019 - 10.12.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Esko Penttinen

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

The course is delivered by Esko Penttinen, Professor of Practice. His e-mail is The teaching assistant is Joona Ruissalo,

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Period II (2018-2019) Töölö campus

Period II (2019-2020) Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

1. Understand the key concepts, structures, processes, and cooperative mechanisms relevant for corporate governance of IT and for the effective alignment of business and IT, at both strategic and operative levels.
2. Become familiar with the profession of IT management in key IT decisions and processes such as organizing the IT function, managing IT Services, IT sourcing and outsourcing, enterprise and IT architecture management, IT portfolio management, IT risk management, the business value of IT, and IT performance management.
3. Learn how IT enabled innovations and emerging technologies are managed as a part of enterprise strategic management.
4. Recognize and learn the key issues and methods in the IT governance and IT management research.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The themes of the lectures are: Contemporary strategy concepts and strategy analysis applied to; Corporate and IT governance; Alignment of business and IT; Organization principles of the IT function; IT service management; IT decision making; IT risk management; IT performance management; Evaluation of business value of IT; The role of the CIO in an enterprise; IT portfolio management; Management of firm-wide IT infrastructure; IT architecture management; Outsourcing of IT services; Management of IT-enabled innovations and emerging technologies.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

40% exam
60% assignments


Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

Contrary to the information given in Oodi, assessment will be based on:

30% Exam (individual assignment)

10% Reflection paper on Teaching Case Kluuvin Apteekki (individual assignment)

20% Essay on dark side of automation (individual assignment)

40% Teaching cases: Tieto case, Nokia case, XBRL case (group assignment)

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching 30h
Independent work 127h
Exam 3h
Total 160h (6 ECTS)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Materials to be handed out through the webpages.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course partly overlaps with the discontinued 37E00300 ICT Enabled Business Process Development course.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

via WebOodi


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