Digital economy and business models
If you are taking this course as part of a FITech minor, please note that all minors will be offered for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.
Max amount of FITech students: 10
The course provides the student an in-depth understanding of the key economic, social, and technological premises underlying the contemporary phenomena in the field of digital economy. The course equips the students with analytical tools needed in managerial, expert and entrepreneurial roles related to planning, execution, and decision-making regarding digital transformation and digital innovation. To this end, the course scrutinizes the multi-faceted and often complex phenomena surrounding digital economy from individual, company, and societal vantage points. The course draws from the academic fields of information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, international business, and management.
After having completed the course the student:
- has an advanced-level understanding of selected contemporary key topics such as artificial intelligence and blockchain in the field of digital economy
- is equipped with a set of theoretical and conceptual tools to analyze, evaluate information and future scenarios related to digital economy
- has an advanced-level understanding of the role(s) of platforms and intermediaries in digital economy
- is able to study and analyze managerial problems faced by digital economy companies by employing different theoretical and analytical frameworks
- is able to document and develop business models for digital businesses
The course contains three modules. The student can complete the course as 3 or 6 ECTS by choosing alternative modules. Module 1 (Digital economy, 3 ECTS) is obligatory for everyone taking the course.
More info in University of Turku’s study guide.