Basic information of the minor

Code: BIZ30300

Extent: 24 ECTS

Language: Mainly English, one obligatory course in Finnish

Organizing department: Information and Service Management

Teachers in charge: Merja Halme, Virpi Tuunainen, Markku Kuula

Administrative contact: Elli Hämäläinen

Target group: All Aalto students

Application procedure: The general application procedure for minors at Aalto University, see Instructions for applying.

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

Quotas and restrictions / Kiintiöt ja rajoitukset / Kvoter och begränsningar: Degree students at Aalto School of Business do not need to separately apply for a study right for the minor. During the academic year 2019-2020, maximum of 5 students from other Aalto schools can be granted a study right for the minor. Of this quota, 4 places remain for the September application period. / Kauppakorkeakoulun tutkinto-opiskelijoiden ei tarvitse erikseen hakea opinto-oikeutta sivuaineeseen. Lukuvuonna 2019-2020, maksimissaan 5 opiskelijaa muista Aallon kouluista voidaan valita suorittamaan sivuainetta. Syyskuun hakuun tästä kiintiöstä on jäljellä 4 paikkaa.

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,
  • supply chain management: sourcing, production and distribution of operations of service and manufacturing industries 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

Following 2 courses and 1 from list A or B

** Replaces course 35C00100 Distribution and Logistics Services. Only one of them can be completed.

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.