High-Growth Operations HGO – a new FITech study program 2019!
Course structure includes three main components:
1. Studies in the area of Operations and Service Management (OSM) (max 34 ECTS)
2. Internship period in companies
- Practical training in companies in May-August 2019. (If you are in need of an free apartment for the summer in Turku, please check https://fitech.io/engineering-summer-trainees-kesateekkari-2019/, we might be able to help you out.)
- Research assignment can be conducted/started during training in companies
- Company visits, organized by each trainee
3. Common activities with companies
Studies and internship period in companies:
For each student an individual set of courses will be designed based on study phase and interests, assisted by the program coordinator.
Please notice that the course code has changed:
(TU-C2031)=> the new code (TU-CV)
Includes a course: Characteristics of high-growth companies 2 ECTS and visits to companies in SW Finland.
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The course will be arranged during Periods 3-4 with two different versions (3 or 5 credits).
The 3 cr version is aimed at students with a minor in industrial management, as well as all other students generally interested in project management.
The number of participants in the 5 credits version is limited, and therefore priority is given to students majoring in industrial management and students who have included the course in their mandatory curriculum (extended minor or similar). Consequently, a special application is required for the 5 credits version. The application procedure, as well as other practicalities related to the 5 credits version, is explained during the first lecture.
Please refer to the course description for more information about the workload and the prerequisites for both course versions.
This Advanced Project-based Management (3cr and 5cr) course is organized concurrently with FITech’s Advanced Project-based Management course with Aalto University as the host university. So there will be two groups of students participating in this course: Aalto students and FITech students. FITech (Finnish Institute of Technology) is a network of universities of technology in Finland and it is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture. The course is organized in cooperation with Aalto University (Prof. Karlos Artto), Åbo Akademi University (Prof. Kim Wikström), Tampere University of Technology (Prof. Tuomas Ahola), and University of Oulu (Prof. Jaakko Kujala).
The purpose of the course is to familiarize the students with opportunities, challenges, principles and tools of managing resources which are outside a firm’s organizational boundaries for improved effectiveness, efficiency, and innovation. After passing the course the students knows
1) What is the significance and strategic role of external resources in contemporary organitions
2) How to design strategies for managing supply categories
3) The principles of total cost of ownership analysis and is able to utilize it in different situations
4) The systematic sourcing process and how to apply it in different situations
5) How to make decisions on the governance mode: make/do, buy or ally
6) How to manage interorganizational relationships
7) How to deal with the idioryncracies of public and service purchasing
The goal is to provide students both theoretical and conceptual tools to deeply understand the field, and the skills to solve the challenging problems in practice.
Kari Tanskanen and Mervi Vuori, both from Aalto University
All lectures will be held in English, and all course documentation and instructions are in English as well.
The course consists of examination, lectures, simulation exercises with Simul8 software. In addition for passing the 5 credits version of the course there is an additional lean game and an evaluation exercise.
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o Students will learn how to apply research methods and scientific thinking in problem solving.
o Students will learn how to define and specify adequate research objectives and research questions in the subject area of Operations and Service Management.
o Students will learn how to make a sound research plan for a small-scale empirical study.
o Students will be able to execute an empirical data collection project, analyze the data, report the results, and evaluate the quality (reliability and validity) of the study.
Course includes designing a study that is based on empirical data. Students will do hands-on exercises of the different phases of conducting scientific research (e.g., designing a study, data collection, data analysis, etc.). The course prepares the students for conducting scientific research (e.g. Master’s thesis) as well as critically assessing studies done by others.
Training period in companies in Soutwest Finland.
- The selected students can apply for a training from a list of companies. Students can also apply to companies that are not on the list
- The selected students should have secured their training by 1st April
- Company defines the content and duration – may include several tasks
- Each students organises visits to own training company for other trainees – each trainee becomes acquinted with several companies
- Research Assignment *) (Erikoistyö) conducted/started during training
*) An empirical work, wher the student solves an empirical problem – prepares for Master’s Thesis
Riikka Kaipia, (HGO@aalto.fi)
Professor Kari Tanskanen
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