Basic information of the minor

Code: BIZ30300

Extent: 24 ECTS

Language: English

Teachers in charge: Merja Halme, Matti Rossi, Markku Kuula

Application procedure: The general application procedure for minors at Aalto University, see application periods and instructions Instructions for applying 2017-18

Degree students at Aalto School of Business do not need to separately apply for a study right for the minor.

Quotas and restrictions: During the academic year 2017-18, maximum of 5 students from other Aalto schools can be granted a study right for the minor. Of this quota, 4 places remain open for applications in the September 2017 application period.

Content and structure of the minor

Information and Service Management refers to the creative use of information and technology in decision making, in managing business processes and networks, and in developing new products and services. Minor studies in Information and Service Management offer an interdisciplinary education that allows the student to focus on economic analysis and quantitative modelling, management information systems, or logistics and service management. While the minor gives an understanding of different business functions and their interdependence relevant to managers, it also provides methods and skills for economic analysis required in many other fields of undergraduate and graduate studies. Topics covered by the minor studies in Information and Service Management include:

  • decision analysis and negotiation processes,
  • development of information systems and associated business processes and services,
  • logistics and supply chain management: sourcing, production and distribution of goods and services,
  • management of technological innovation, and
  • mathematical methods and statistical analysis

Structure of studies 24 cr

Mandatory core course:

There are three suggested focus areas: Business Analytics, Information Systems Science and Logistics and Service Management.

A. Business Analytics

Coordinator: Merja Halme

Choose 3 courses from the following:

** Replaces course 30C00350 Mathematics II and 30C00300 Mathematical Methods for Economists. Only one of them can be completed.

or courses from list B and list C, or studies at another Department or Aalto School, which must be approved by the minor coordinator in advance.

B. Information Systems Science

Coordinator: Virpi Tuunainen

Choose 3 courses from the following:

or courses from list A and list C, or studies at another Department or Aalto School, which must be approved by the minor coordinator in advance.

C. Logistics and Service Management

Coordinator: Markku Kuula

Choose 3 courses from the following:

**) Replaces course 35C00250 Hankintojen johtaminen in the academic year 2016-2017. Only one of these can be included in the degree.

or courses from list A and list B, or studies at another Department or Aalto School, which must be approved by the minor coordinator in advance.