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ICT enabled service business and innovation

Individual course

Max amount of FITech students: 15

Due to the large amount of applications, the application will close already on 20 September.

The course will begin already in the first week of October with independent self-study modules. Online lectures will begin in November.

This course is a combination of theory lectures, visiting lectures from industry, and case assignments from the following themes:

  • Digitalisation of society: A high-level view to digitalisation and servitisation of economy, industries, and companies
  • Platform economy: Platforms, ecosystems, two-sided markets, and other relevant concepts
  • Digital strategising: Platform stack, open-source, APIs, etc.
  • Trends: Changing topics and trends driving digitalisation, such as MyData and blockchain

After the course you

  • understand the role of ICT and software in driving digitalisation of industries and society in general.
  • can apply theoretical concepts to analyse real world cases of digital transformation.
  • are familiar with current trends that drive digitalisation.
  • are aware of the critical perspectives related to digitalisation.
  • understand digital platforms and their underpinnings, as well as platform competition and strategising.

Assessment methods and criteria:

  • Participation in lectures (around 50% required, pass/fail)
  • Self-study online modules (pass/fail)
  • Assignments OR exam

The lectures will be held online. The exam will be held on 16.12.2021 at 9:00-12:00 in Otaniemi.

This course cannot be taken with CS-EJ5311 Digital platform economy. Minor changes to the course information are possible. Check MyCourses before the course begins.

More info on Aalto University’s course page.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

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Responsible teachers

Aalto University
Mikko Heiskala
Aalto University
Kari Hiekkanen

Further information about the studies

Aalto University
FITech ICT contact person

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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ICT Studies
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Aalto University
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General prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of IT business and information systems concepts. Course TU-E2000 Introduction to Services is recommended.
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