Strategy and Venturing

Professor in charge: Markku Maula

Extent: 45 credits

Code: SCI3050

The major in Strategy and Venturing in the IEM program develops leaders and experts in strategic management and new business development capable of leading and transforming existing business and building new business. The understanding of and skills in strategic management and venturing are complemented with understanding of operations and people skills and studies in the context of technology-based business.

Objectives

The primary learning objectives of the Strategy and Venturing major are:

  • Capabilities to lead and organize strategy work to improve value creation
  • Capabilities to analyze sources of competitive advantage in technology based-business
  • Capabilities to build and renew technology-based business in new and established organizations

In addition to these primary learning objectives, 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 largest corporations, and a global orientation and ambition level.

 Majoring in Strategy and Venturing offers students usually many attractive career options. Common entry positions after graduation include 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 organizations building and transforming technology-based business. Later in their careers our graduates often work as CEOs, members of top management teams, and investors.

Content and structure

Code

Name

Credits

Period

year

Compulsory courses 26 credits

21E00034

Strategy Process

6

II

1.year

TU-E1010

Advanced Strategic Management

5

I

1.year

TU-E1021

Strategies for Growth and Renewal

5

III-IV

1.year

TU-E1030

Advanced Case-Seminar in Strategy

5

I

2.year

TU-E1090

Research Assignment in Strategy and Venturing

5

III-IV or I-II

1.year or 2.year

Integrative courses in the field of the programme, 10 credits*:

 

Choose 5 credits from the course list of Operations and Service Management:

 

 

HOPS

TU-E2012

Service Operations Management

5

III-IV  
TU-E2020 Advanced Operations Management 5 II  
TU-E2030 Advanced Project-based Management 5 I-II  
TU-E2040 Management of External Resources 5 I  
 

Choose 5 credits from the course list of Leadership and Knowledge Management:

 

 

HOPS

TU-E3020 Knowledge Management in Practice 5 I-II  
TU-E3010 Leading as Practice 5 III-IV  
TU-E3031 Collaboration in Teams and Networks 5 I-II  
TU-E3040 Human Potential 5 III-IV  
Optional courses 9 credits       
 

Choose 9 credits from the following group of optional courses:

Entrepreneurship & Venturing
Innovation
Finance & Financial Engineering

 

9  

HOPS

*) Consider prerequisites and possible quotas when selecting integrative courses.
Note: Only one Research Assignment is allowed in the major.

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