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

Understand key ethical considerations related to data-driven 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: 05.08.2024 - 16.08.2024

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


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

    Compulsory class attendance, max. 2 absences.

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

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


Study Material
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    Articles and other materials provided on the course

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
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    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Summer
    2025-2026 Summer


    The number of students admitted to the course is restricted to 40. The course is an interactive and fast-paced international course aimed at exchange students and life-wide learners. Priority is given to (1) Aalto University School of Business partner university Masters level students, (2) Lifewide learners (non-degree students), (3) Aalto University Masters level degree students. Students are selected based on a motivation letter. Application link published on Exchange students apply via MoveOn.