Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), 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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After the completion of this course, students can:
1. Apply the knowledge and skills they have accumulated during their studies for solving real-life problems
2. Understand the expectations of senior decision-makers and write executive reports to them
3. Collaborate with people with different backgrounds (students, customers, coaches)
4. Present and sell their ideas and solutions in compelling ways (requires understanding the basics of change management)
5. Learn to receive real feedback
6. Understand the nuances of the client organization's field of industry

Credits: 6

Schedule: 28.10.2019 - 30.11.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Johanna Bragge, Markku Tinnilä

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Johanna Bragge, Esko Penttinen

Contact information for the course (valid 07.08.2019-21.12.2112):

Dr. Johanna Bragge (@aalto.fi)

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

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    This course is organized in collaboration with Accenture and selected organizations, and it is open to all Aalto Master s students. Also Bachelor s students can take the course given that they have sufficient background knowledge. All Aalto students can include the course in their studies as part of their elective courses. Business school students can include it either as an elective course or use the course to replace their MSc capstone course if they study in one of the following programs: Management & IB, Accounting, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Business Law, ISM or Corporate Communications. The course is about solving a real problem in an organization. The work will be done in teams of 4-5, and it is not possible to complete the course as a distance learning project. Different teams will have different problems to solve.
    Detailed contents:
    1. Kick-off event
    2. Lectures on key areas such as service design and presentation techniques and pitching
    3. Intensive 20-hour hackathon event
    4. Coaching for the case
    5. Final presentation
    6. Writing executive-level reports

  • Applies in this implementation:

    In Fall 2019, the students have an opportunity to take part of the usability tests of a new digital service for consumers, which has been innovated by students in an earlier Digitalism Challenge course for the Finnish Customs. Details of the usability tests are to be announced later in the fall.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Each student is graded on the 0-5 scale. Participation in the key events is obligatory to pass the course.
    The grade is determined based on the project presentations and reports. Also peer-to-peer assessments will be used to ensure that each student s contribution to the final deliverables is visible.

    Evaluation criteria:    
    - Assignments (presentations and reports) 100%
    - Exam 0%

Workload
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    - Contact teaching 45 hours
    - Independent work 115 hours
    Total 160h (6 ECTS)

DETAILS

Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Delivered at lectures and events.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    57E00600 Hackathon Project

    CEMS MIM students can replace this capstone with 42E05400 CEMS Business Project

Registration for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Via WebOodi

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Lectures and events in Fall 2019

    Mon 28.10.2019 at 15-19 Kickoff (Dipoli) 
    Fri 01.11.2019 at 12.15-15 Lecture 1 (Ekonominaukio 1/V001-V002)
    Mon 04.11.2019 at 12.15-15 Lecture 2 (Dipoli/Kaleva hall)
    Fri 08.11.2019 at 12.15-15 Lecture 3 (Ekonominaukio 1/V001-V002)
    Mon-Tue 11.-12.11.2019 at 9-18.30 The 2-day hackathon event (
    Dipoli)
    Thu 14.11.2019 at 10-12 Lecture 4 (Ekonominaukio 1/Q201)

    Mon 25.11.2019 at 13-18 Final presentations (Dipoli)

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    17 Partnerships for the Goals

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further Information
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Unfortunately the autumn 2020 course is cancelled due to covid-19 restrictions.

    The exact number of students admitted will depend on the number of organizational clients joining the course. Altogether 100-150 students (including also other than Aalto students in case of special agreements).

    Students are prioritized in the following order:

    1. ISM MSc students
    2. EIT Digital Data Science MSc students (http://www.aalto.fi/fi/studies/education/programme/data_science/)
    3. Students from partner universities (in case of special agreements)
    4. Other Aalto MSc students
    5. MSc level exchange students
    6. Aalto BSc students

    Participation in the key events is obligatory to pass the course (see details in the syllabus).


  • Applies in this implementation:

    Lectures and events in Fall 2019

    Mon 28.10.2019 at 15-19 Kickoff (Dipoli) 
    Fri 01.11.2019 at 12.15-15 Lecture 1 (Ekonominaukio 1/V001-V002)
    Mon 04.11.2019 at 12.15-15 Lecture 2 (Dipoli/Kaleva hall)
    Fri 08.11.2019 at 12.15-15 Lecture 3 (Ekonominaukio 1/V001-V002)
    Mon-Tue 11.-12.11.2019 at 9-18.30 The 2-day hackathon event (
    Dipoli)
    Thu 14.11.2019 at 10-12 Lecture 4 (Ekonominaukio 1/Q201)

    Mon 25.11.2019 at 13-18 Final presentations (Dipoli)

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