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Strategy and Venturing

Code: SCI3080

Extent: 20-25

Language: English

Teacher in charge: Markku Maula, Marina Biniari, Robin Gustafsson, Mikko Jääskeläinen, Ilkka Kauranen, Peter Kelly, Jens Schmidt, Timo Vuori

Target group: All master's students with sufficient prerequisite knowledge.

Application procedure: Open for all students of Aalto University.

Quotas and restrictions: No quotas.

Prerequisites: TU-C2010 Introduction to Strategic Management (5 cr) or equivalent knowledge.

Content and structure of the minor

The minor in Strategy and Venturing in the IEM program helps student develop capabilities in strategic management and new business development to enable them lead and transform existing business and build new business.

The primary learning outcomes of the Strategy and Venturing minor are to:

  • Develop capabilities to lead and organise strategy work to improve value creation
  • Develop capabilities to analyse sources of competitive advantage in technology-based business
  • Develop capabilities to build and renew technology-based business in new and established organisations

In addition to these primary learning outcomes, studying Strategy and Venturing in the IEM program gives our graduates significant strengths including an integrative understanding of technology and business, a combination of theoretical understanding and a pragmatic can-do attitude, analytical capabilities to solve complex real life problems using data, people skills to build and lead organizations, diverse knowledge and experience from startups to the largest corporations, and a global orientation and ambition level.
The capabilities developed in the minor in Strategy and Venturing are valuable for many career options including strategy and business development functions in corporations, management consulting, investment banking, founders/CEOs in startups, positions in venture capital and private equity firms or other organisations building and transforming technology-based business.

Structure of the minor

Code

Name

Credits

 Period

Compulsory courses, 16 credits:

 

 

TU-E1120

Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

5

 III-V

TU-E1020

Strategies for Growth and Renewal

3

 III-IV

TU-E4030

Entrepreneurial Finance

5

 IV

TU-E4040

Opportunity Prototyping

 3

 I

Elective courses, choose from the list below:

 

 

TU-E4080

Managing Innovative Sales

3

 II

TU-E4090

Managing Innovative Sales, exercises

3

II

TU-E1150

Managerial Economics

5

 III

TU-E1160

International Economics

5

IV

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