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Introduction to API economy

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You will learn the basics of why API economy is important part of economy, and how to inject APIs into the strategy of an organisation. The focus of this course is more in providing open APIs than in internal or private APIs, but you will get to understand all types of APIs.

The course is structured so that you will first learn about the relationship of APIs to business models, including the platform economy as a business model. Then you will learn how to create value through APIs by designing them the right way. You will also learn the basics of attracting the most important customer group, the API consumers, mostly developers and their managers.

Course content:

  1. What is API Economy
  2. Basics of how to create competitive, smart offering with APIs
  3. The difference between business models and APIs in platforms, platform economy or partner ecosystems

The course is continously on-going and can be taken fully online.

More information in the Tampere University’s study guide.
(If you are an engineering student at Tampere University or you have FITech study right to this course, you do not need to apply study right via Open University.)

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Further information about the studies

Tampere University
Marko Seppänen

Contact person for applications

Pilvi Lempiäinen , Head of study services
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Course code:
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Teaching period:
Continuously on-going
Application deadline:
Continuously on-going
Host university:
Tampere University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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