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.


The course provides an in-depth understanding of digitalization and its implications for corporations. The student will gain an understanding of the key technological changes and their impact on management, organizing, and work. The course covers the impact of big data, artificial intelligence, and various mobile technologies on business models and ecosystems across retail, service, and manufacturing industries, and elaborates how these changes are reflected in strategy, organizational design, and work roles.

-Students will be able to analyze digital disruption of industries and to create realistic scenarios of potential development paths.
-Students will be able to assess and design business models that take advantage of digital data and formulate business development plans that take advantage of modular architectures and platforms.
-Students are able to scrutinize existing business processes and assess how their digitalization.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 10.01.2022 - 10.02.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Henri Schildt

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

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:

    The course introduces the key drivers behind on-going "digitalization" and its transformative effects on industries, companies, and management practice. The course examines digital transformation from the perspectives of strategy, management practice, organizational design, and work processes.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1. Participation and contributions in the classroom (10%)
    2. Group assignments, including peer evaluation (20%)
    3. Individual assignments (70%)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 30h
    Assingments (individual work) 70h
    Readings & self-study videos 30h
    Group assignments 30h

    Total 160h (6 ECTS)


Study Material
Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Students are admitted to the course in the following priority order 1) MIB/ISM/Global Management/CEMS, 2) Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management/IDBM, 3) Other students

    Participation at the lectures is MANDATORY.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn II, Spring III

    2021-2022 Autumn II, Spring III

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.