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 students will learn about the system development lifecycle of operational and analytical databases, including the steps of requirement collection, modelling, implementation, and use. They will also become familiar with a variety of data analysis methods and approaches. Students will gain both theoretical and practical perspective on how to properly engage with data and use data to make fact-based business decisions.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 30.05.2022 - 02.09.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Victor de Bruin

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: Finnish


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Key topics:
    Why data matters
    Data resources
    Quality of data
    Analysis and interpretation
    Data visualisation
    Persuading with data

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Class participation
    Individual assignments
    Group project

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Total 160 h (6 ECTS)
    Lectures 42 h
    Independent and team work: 118 h
    Compulsory attendance, max. 3 absences


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Articles and other materials provided on the course.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Summer

    2021-2022 Summer

    Course Homepage:

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

    Course available as a part of the Information & Service Business track of the Information Technology Program. Application to the program through