Professor in charge: Timo Vuori

Extent: 45 credits

Code: SCI3050

Overview

The major in strategy and venturing focuses on topics related to the identification, formulation and implementation of courses of action that improve or sustain business performance and thus support the creation and transformation of technology-based businesses. Identifying proper courses of action requires the ability to analyze and synthesize a wide range of different pieces of information and to exercise judgment. Often such analysis is carried out by teams. To achieve their objectives the courses of action also need to be implemented and put into practice.

The major in strategy and venturing puts particular emphasis on the development of strong analytical and judgment skills. It exposes students to a wide range of critical business situations that call for analysis and the exercise of judgment and thereby develops a broad and holistic perspective on technology-based businesses. Topics include the evaluation of the strategic impact of new technologies; mergers and acquisitions; using analytics and data to solve complex real life problems; setting up and managing problem-solving in teams; formulating and leading change initiatives; and setting up, supporting and successfully leading corporate ventures.

Learning objectives and career paths

Students majoring in Strategy and Venturing will attain a comprehensive understanding and skills that enable them to conceive of proper courses of action and lead strategic initiatives that transform existing business and build new business. The specific learning objectives are:

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

Majoring in Strategy and Venturing offers students 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.

Courses

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-V 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-E2020Advanced Operations Management5II
TU-E2030Advanced Project-based Management5I-II
TU-E2040Management of External Resources5I-II

Choose 5 credits from the course list of Organization Design and Leadership



HOPS

TU-E3040 Human Potential5I-II II
TU-E3020Knowledge Management in Practice5I-II
TU-E3050Designing Adaptive and Creative Organizations5III-IV
TU-E3010Leading as Practice5III-IV

*) Consider prerequisites and possible quotas when selecting integrative courses.

Note: Only one Research Assignment is allowed in the major.

Optional courses 9 credits


Code

Name

Credits

Period

 Year

Entrepreneurship and Venturing

TU-E4031

Startup Finance5IV1. year

TU-E4080

Managing Innovative Sales3II1.year

TU-E4090

Managing Innovative Sales, exercises3

II

1. year

TU-E1131

Financial Modeling in Strategy and Venturing5

II

1.or 2.year

TU-E1140

Contracting in Strategy and Venturing

2

IV

1. year

TU-E2130

Operations Management for New Ventures

3-5

III-IV

1.year

TU-E4071

Startup Marketing

5

lectured 2019 summer,

V (2019-2020) lectured 2020 summer

V (2019-2020)

1.year

Innovation



TU-E1120Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation5III-V1.year
TU-E4040Opportunity Prototyping3I1.year
TU-E4060Design & Innovation in Context6II1.year
TU-E2110Innovation in Operations and Services3-5III-IV1.year
Finance  & Financial Engineering



TU-E2210Financial Engineering I3-5I-II1.year
TU-E2220Financial Engineering II3-6III1.year
TU-E4031Startup Finance5IV1.year
TU-E1131Financial Modeling in Strategy and Venturing5II1.or 2.year
28E35100Corporate Financial Management
(limited for Strategy and Venturing major, max.10 students)
6I1.year
Leadership



TU-E4051Startup Leadership5V1.year
TU-E3031Collaboration in Teams and Networks5I-II2.year
TU-E3130Luovan ongelmanratkaisun seminaari5-8I-II1. or 2.year
TU-A1150Filosofia ja systeemiajattelu**3III-IV1.year
Operations



TU-E2110Innovation in Operations and Services5III-IV1.year
TU-E2120Project Business3-5III-IV1.year
TU-E2130Operations Management for New Ventures3-5III-IV1.year
TU-E6110Management for Network Business Processes3-5I-II1.year
TU-E6120Co-Development Interventions in Business Networks5III-IV not lectured academic year 2019-20201.year
TU-E6140Business Game3I, II, IV V1.year
TU-E2140Sosiaali- ja terveydenhuollon tuotantotalous5I-II2.year
TU-E2150Sosiaali- ja terveyspalveluiden tuotantotaloudelliset menetelmät5V2.year

**) if this course has been completed for Bachelor's degree, it cannot be included in major studies.