Knowledge and Business Networks

Professor in charge: Matti Vartiainen

Professors: Eila Järvenpää, Kari Tanskanen, Riitta Smeds

Extent: 20-30 ECTS

The studies in the Knowledge and Business networks track focus on managing business networks, knowledge and innovation, and collaboration and leadership especially in knowledge-intensive networks. The studies focus especially on networks from management, development and leadership point of views for value creation especially in ICT enabled business ecosystems. The studies provide the students with a broad understanding on networks and networking in different contexts, such as creation and developing business and organizations, creating new knowledge or developing organizational processes in collaboration. 

Objectives

After completing the compulsory and elective studies of the track the students are able to

  • analyze and develop networked knowledge and organizational processes
  • enhance teamwork and collaboration
  • understand the relationship between people and ICT in networked business ecosystems
  • create and renew networked business

Content and structure

The Knowledge and Business Networks track includes selected courses of Industrial Engineering and Management. The student conducts compulsory courses and selects optional courses to complete the track so that the required amount of the credits is fulfilled.

The students taking the Knowledge and business networks track need to conduct technical studies (minimum of 20 credits) which can be completed either as a part of the major, as a minor or be placed in elective studies. Technical studies as minor studies can be from Aalto University technical schools (or equivalent technical studies from other universities).  

Table 3. Knowledge and Business Networks track content.

CODE NAME CREDITS PERIOD YEAR
Compulsory courses 13-15 credits

TU-E3020

Knowledge Management in Practice

5

I-II

1.

TU-E3031

Collaboration in Teams and Networks

5

I-II

1.

TU-E6110

Management of Networked Business Processes

3-5

I-II

1.

Optional courses, choose courses to complete:

TU-E1010

Advanced Strategic Management

5

I

1.

TU-E1120

Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

5

III-V

1.

TU-E1021

Strategies for Growth and Renewal

5

III-IV

1.

TU-E2012

Service Operations Management

5

III-IV

1.

TU-E2030

Advanced Project-based Management

3-5

I-II

1.

TU-E3010

Leading as Practice

5

III- IV

1.

TU-E3040

Human Potential

 5 III-IV 1.

TU-E3121

People in Service Operations

5 II 1.

TU-E3130

Luovan ongelmanratkaisun seminaari

5-8 II  

TU-E6120

Co-Development Interventions in Business Networks

5

III-IV

1.

TU-E6130

Facilitating Collaboration in Networks (This course is not organized in the academic year 2017-2018)

5 I-V 2.

TU-E6140

Business Game

5 II 2.

TU-E4050

Entrepreneurial Leadership

5 V 1.
 TU-E4040

Opportunity Prototyping

3

I

1.

TU-E4060

Design & Innovation in Context

5

II

1.

TU-L2040

Research Perspectives on Inter-organizational Collaboration (This course is not organized in the academic year 2017-2018)

5

I-II

2.

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