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.


After the course you understand of the role of technology and information systems (IS) within an enterprise context, understand the concepts of the core business processes their relationship to information systems, understand the role of and the need for an enterprise architecture.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.09.2020 - 20.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Kari Hiekkanen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Kari Hiekkanen

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:

    Introduction to the roles of information in general and different information systems in particular within an enterprise context, the fundamentals of an an enterprise architecture, its management and governance. The core information systems of an enterprise, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), data warehousing (DW), business intelligence (BI), product data management (PDM), enterprise content management (ECM). The course covers both theory and relevant practical examples from different enterprises and industry sectors.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, assignments and examination.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    NOTE: This fall - as teaching is online only - there will be no exam.

    Course grading will be based on written assignments 

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, assignments and exam.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    NOTE: This fall - as teaching is online only - there will be no exam.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Agreed separately.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Replaces former courses CSE-E4650 /  T-86.5141 Enterprise Systems Architecture

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    12 Responsible Production and Consumption



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