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Sustainable and digitally enabled business models

Individual course

Max amount of FITech students: 15

Persons without a valid study right at a Finnish university or university of applied sciences have preference to this course.

In this course, students will develop their understanding and entrepreneurial skills of business model innovation in the context of

  • digitalisation.
  • multi-actor networked value creation.
  • sustainability-driven resource efficiency, acknowledging and adopting to new institutional rules of business.

Course contents

The course modules focus on:

  • Digitally enabled sustainable value creation
  • Customer-centric value innovation
  • Business model innovation
  • Mobilising business model
  • New institutional rules of business

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this course, the student

  • understands business model as a concept and the different elements of a business model.
  • understands what business model innovation is.
  • can apply business innovation methodologies in practice.
  • understands how business model is mobilised by different (digital) tools.
  • understands the institutional challenges of introducing novel business models into market.

Course material

Videos, reading, video lectures, quizzes and online assignments.

Completion methods

Self-study online modules (graded 1–5) and assignments (graded 1–5).

Two mandatory online classes:

  • 18.3.2023
  • 22.4.2023

More information in the Aalto University study guide.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

kestävä liiketoiminta, muutosjohtaminen, arvo, customer value, networked value creation, institutional change

Responsible teachers

Aalto University
Pekka Töytäri
Aalto University
Olli-Pekka Mutanen

Further information about the course and studying

Aalto University
Tiina Porthén

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Industrial engineering and management
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General prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of business modelling and B2B business are recommended.
Course suitable for:
Anyone interested in developing skills in business model innovation and other course-related subtopics.
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