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.


Credits: 6

Schedule: 08.05.2023 - 14.06.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Tatsiana Padhaiskaya

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

Tatsiana Padhaiskaya

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • applies in this implementation

    The course integrates and utilizes a broad range of theoretical concepts, frameworks, and topics on a practical level. Key areas include strategic marketing and branding, value propositions and business models, customer journeys, omni-channel marketing, market research, and design thinking.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
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    Assessment Methods and Criteria

    Grading is based on a 0-5 scale.

    90-100 points = 5

    80-89 points = 4

    70-79 points = 3

    60-69 points = 2

    50-59 points = 1 0-49 points = Fail


    The assessment will be based on the following deliverables:


    Participation (10 points, individual grading)

    Students may earn participation points by actively engaging in class discussions, commenting, etc. and/or by leaving personal reflections on the course readings through Perusall platform.


    Group project (30 points, group grading)

    The group project consists of a project proposal and an in-class presentation of 20 minutes (15 minutes presentation, 5 minutes Q&A). Groups will have 3 to 5 members. Further information on the topic of the group project and deliverables will be given during Lecture 1.

    Project proposal deadline: 21.05.2023 – 23:55

    Presentation submission deadline: 11.06.2023 – 23:55


    Individual assignment (30 points, individual grading)

    Individual reflexive assignment that aims to describe what students have learned throughout the course. Further information will be given during Lecture 1.

    Individual assignment submission deadline: 18.06.2023 -23:55

    Take-home exam (30 points, individual grading)

    Take-home exam is an individual assignment which consists of a customer experience assessment of a real-life case. The assignment will be specified and given to the students during the Lecture 12.

    Take-home exam deadline: 30.06.2023 - 23:55

  • applies in this implementation

    6 credits, 160 hours:

    Lectures and workshop sessions (24h)

    Group project (proposal, preparation & presentation) (64h) Individual learning and reflection (inc. reading) (40h) Individual assignment (16h)

    Take-home exam (16h)


Study Material
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    Lecture slides and workshops, no textbook required; course centers around business articles assigned by the lecturer (e.g., Journal of Marketing, Harvard Business Review, etc.).

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    During the summer term there are free places for Aalto University's degree students. Students can register for the free places in the normal way. You must add the correct course code to your study plan before you are able to register. You can check the course code in the course description.

    Please, first read the course description from the Open University's page

    During the autumn and spring terms, registration to Open University's courses is chargeable. The course fee is €15/credit for all students.
    Registration is done in Sisu through Open University Selection -tab. On the tab choose teaching available to be able to register.
    Please, first read the course description from the Open University's page

Details on the schedule
  • applies in this implementation

    Lectures take place online via Zoom. Recordings will be available on MyCourses.