Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.01.2020 - 20.05.2020

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III-V spring (2018-2019, 2019-2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course will enhance the students' skills in strategic management of technology and innovation within the firm-level. The students will gain new insight in analyzing the technological environment of the firm. The students will better understand the dynamics of technological development and drivers of innovation and their mutual relationships. They will be able to better design technology and innovation strategies that increase the performance of the firm in a changing environment. The teaching methods are chosen so that the students will enhance their professional presentation skills and group working skills.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is about increasing firm performance by creating value from new technologies. Consequently, the following topics will be emphasized: frameworks concerning the development of technology; impact of the technological environment on the strategic choices of the firm; designing, implementing, and adopting firm-level technology and innovation strategies; serving the mission, vision and, over-all strategy of the firm by technology and innovation strategies.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Exams; group assignments.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The total workload is 135 hours: Contact teaching 30 percent, preparation for group assignments and for the examination 70 percent.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Scientific articles and other study material assigned by the professor.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces the course TU-91.2005

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

TU-C2010 Introduction to Strategic Management or TU-91.1011 Principles of Strategic Management, TU-91.1012 Intermediate Strategic Management and TU-A1100 Tuotantotalous 1/TU-A1200 Grundkurs i Produktionsekonomi.

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is available for students who have a major or minor in Industrial Engineering and Management; other students (who meet the prerequisites) can be accepted to the course only if the maximum number of students allows taking more students. Other students will be accepted in order of registration. If other students can be accepted, it will be done in order of registration in Oodi


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