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.


After the course, participants should have

  • Strengthened their proficiency in established and contemporary concepts, theories, and tools in strategic management of technology and innovation and their ability to apply those in real life,
  • Improved their analytical and prescriptive strategy skills, and
  • Deepened their understanding of different empirical phenomena in strategic management of technology and innovation.

Additionally, participants should have practiced

  • Analytical skills in defining and solving problems and reporting the results in academic manner
  • Reflection skills
  • Group management, coordination, and teamwork skills
  • Communication and presentation skills

This course will be particularly useful if you plan your careers as entrepreneurs, managers responsible for R&D, technology or innovation, or management consultants.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.01.2022 - 25.05.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Kimmo Karhu, Tomasz Mucha

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

Kimmo Karhu (

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    As the name states, the course is about strategic management of technology and innovation. It is not about individual technologies as such and takes a broad perspective to technology beyond digitalisation, including, for example, nano, health, and energy technologies. Regarding innovation, course not only covers the ways how firms can profit and capture value, but also explores the concept of open innovation and ways of leveraging external sources. Relatedly, platform economy and its implications to strategic management of technology and innovation are studied extensively. Finally, while the dominating perspective on the course is the performance of a firm, the societal aspect and impacts for sustainability form an important part of the course.

  • applies in this implementation

    See module M1-M4 content on MyCourses.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Exams or assignments.

  • applies in this implementation

    Course can be done by either completing home exercises for each four modules (every three weeks) or taking an exam. In addition course contains mandatory pre-readings with quizzes for each module.

    Grade (1-5) is calculated based on the following components:

    • Pre-readings (quizzes): 15%, and
    • Either
      • Exam: 85%, or
      • Home exercise for M1-M4: 4*20% = 80% + Compilation of final report 5%

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The total workload is 135 hours: Contact teaching 30 percent (all lectures during periods III & IV), preparation for assignments or for the examination and reflection 70 percent.

  • applies in this implementation

    • Pre-readings: 30h
    • M1-M4: 4*17h
      • Lectures 6h
      • Home exercise 11h
    • Compilation of final report: 5h
    • Reflection: 30% on top of all preceding work


    Study Material
    • applies in this implementation

      See module M1-M4 content on MyCourses.

    Substitutes for Courses


    Further Information
    • valid for whole curriculum period:

      Teaching Language : English

      Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III - V
      2023-2024 Spring III - V

      Enrollment :

      Registration for course will take place on Sisu ( The number of students admitted to the course is limited. Students are given priority as follows: 1) students of the Master's Programmes in Industrial Engineering and Management 2) Students minoring in Industrial Engineering and Management, 2) other students.

    Details on the schedule
    • applies in this implementation

      See module M1-M4 content on MyCourses.