Master’s Programme in International Design Business Management (M.Sc. (Tech.))
Study Guide 2017-2018

International Design Business Management Major

Professor in charge: Matti Vartiainen
Code: SCI3062

Students are expected to prepare personal study plan (HOPS) at the beginning of their studies. Master programme studies consists of 120 cr and are planned to be completed in two academic years. Students are required to complete minimum of 55 cr during the first academic year of their studies.

Students should take the majority of Common IDBM Core studies (35 cr) during the first academic year. In addition to the common core studies, students are expected to choose identity, skills and/or elective studies minimum of 20 cr to fulfil the required 55 cr during the first academic year. The following table outlines and lists the compulsory components of the IDBM major.

 Table 1. Content of the major (65 cr)

Common IDBM Core studies (40 cr)

All other common IDBM Core studies are taken in the 1st year of studies except the IDBM Capstone -course, which is taken in the 2nd year.

CODE

NAME

CREDITS

PERIOD

YEAR

JOIN-E7006 IDBM Challenge

5

I

1. year

MUO-E9009 Corporate Entrepreneurship and Design

5

II

1.year

TU-C2021 Operations Management

5

I-II

1.year

26E04350 Business Model Design 5 III 1.year
JOIN-E7005 IDBM Industry Project 15 III-V 1. year
26E04903 IDBM Capstone: Global Virtual Teamwork 5 I-II 2.year

 

Compulsory Identity studies 15 cr

The role of the identity courses is to improve a student’s expertise in the state-of-art technology linked with design. Identity courses (15 cr) as part of the major studies consist of compulsory course TU-E3090 Research Assignment in Leadership and Knowledge Management 5 cr and 10 cr of courses to be chosen primarily from the list. In special occasion student may negotiate with the professor about some other suitable courses. In principle, these courses should be from a field of engineering and technology. In some of the courses, there may be restrictions about how many students are accepted. In addition, students need to make sure that they fulfil the all the pre-requirements set for the courses.

Identity courses of the major are confirmed in the Personal Study Plan. The compulsory identity studies are taken either in the 1st or 2nd year of studies.

 CODE

NAME

CREDITS

PERIOD

TU-E3090 Research Assignment in Leadership and Knowledge Management 5 I-II, III-V
Choose 10 credits    
TU-E4040 Opportunity Prototyping 3 I
TU-E4060 Design and Innovation in Context 6 II
CS-E5110 Management of a Technology Venture 5 I-II
MEC-E1080 Production Engineering 5 I-II
CS-E5340 Introduction to Industrial Internet 5 IV
PHYS-C1380 Multidisciplinary Energy Perspectives 5 III-IV
CHEM-E1120 Thermodynamical Processes 5 III-I
CS-E5310 ICT Enabled Service Business and Innovation 5 I-II
CS-E5100 Introduction to IT Business and Venturing 2 I-II
MEC-E3001 Product Development Project 10-15 I-V
CS-E4400 Design of WWW Services 5 I-II

 

Compulsory SKILLS studies 10 cr

The skills courses aim to widen student’s perspective and t-profile by providing basic understanding, knowledge and skills to business, and arts and design. Skills courses (10 cr) as part of the major studies have to be chosen primarily from the list, and student should choose courses from both Aalto BIZ and Aalto ARTS. In some of the courses, there might be restrictions about how many students are accepted. In addition, students need to make sure that they fulfil the all the pre-requirements set for the courses.

The skills studies are taken either in the 1st or 2nd year or studies.

Skills courses offered at the School of Business (BIZ) to be chosen from the list below as a part of major studies:

 CODE

NAME

CREDITS

PERIOD

International Business:    
26E00250 Doing Business in Russia 6 II
26E05000 Game Industry: Born global, innovative and digital 6 II
26E00800 Global Marketing Management 6 III
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management    
25E50000 Venture Ideation 6 I
25E3100 Entrepreneurship and Managing Innovations 6 II
25E4400 Venture Formation 6 II
Creative Sustainability    
21E11001 Dialogues on Corporate Responsibility in Global Economy 6 V
 21E16000 Sustainable Business and Consumption 6 I
21E16100 Energy Business and Innovation 6 V
21E10000 How to change the World: Innovating toward Sustainability 6 III
Corporate Communication    
75E21000 Corporate Communication in Global Contexts 6 II
71E00200 Communication in Strategy Work 6 II
75E17000 Media Management 6 I
Marketing      
23A00210 Introduction to Marketing 6 I
23C60000 Market Research 6 I-II, IV-V
23E47000 Digital Marketing 6 I, V


Skills courses offered at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) to chosen from the list below as a part of major studies:

CODE

NAME

CREDITS

PERIOD

From Aalto courses:     
MUO-E8021 Participatory Methods and Faciliation Skills 5 I-II
DOM-E5089 Games Now! 3-5 I-V
MUO-E8017 Eco-auditing 2 III
MUO-E8020 Sustainable Product and Service Design, Theory 5 II
MUO-E8018 Sustainable Politics 5 I
MUO-E8012 Design for Government 10 IV-V
From University Wide Art Studies (UWAS):     
MUO-C0005 Design Theory and Methodology 5 I
MUO-C0110 What to Design? 5 II

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