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.


Explore and implement key topics in digital business
Differentiate between digital transformation and digital optimisation
Evaluate the constantly evolving digital business landscape both locally and globally
Gain theoretical and practical knowledge of digital strategies
Work in international multidisciplinary teams
Apply project management in virtual and on-site projects
Develop recommendations for real-life case

Credits: 6

Schedule: 07.03.2022 - 18.03.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Laura Kitinoja

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 examines issues related to the digital business landscape. The course focuses on digital transformation and optimisation as strategies. Concepts covered include enterprise information systems, platforms and ecosystems, business design thinking, data-driven marketing, digital value creation and project management frameworks. The students apply the key learnings in a team project.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching and study methods: lectures, project work, company visits

    Assessment methods: project work, participation in class, individual reflection

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact hours: 40 h
    Independent work: 60 h
    Project work: 60 h

    Compulsory attendance, max. 2 absences


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Articles and other materials provided on the course

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    17 Partnerships for the Goals


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course is an interactive and fast-paced international course aimed at exchange students. Quotas for students:
    (1) Aalto University School of Business partner university Masters level students: 30
    (2) Aalto University Masters level degree students: 10

    If quota (1) is not filled, students from applicant group (2) can be accepted to fill the quota.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring IV, Summer

    2021-2022 Spring IV, Summer

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    Exchange students via MoveOn