Basic information of the minor
Extent: 20-25 cr
Organizing department: Industrial Engineering and Management
Teacher in charge:
Mikko Jääskeläinen Lauri Järvilehto
Target group: All master's students of Aalto University.
Quotas and restrictions: No quotas. The minor is targeted only for master students.
Prerequisites: No prerequisites.
Content and structure of the minor
Students from all six schools of Aalto University are welcome to take Startup minor or take entrepreneurship courses as electives. Entrepreneurship courses in Aalto provide master’s students with diverse steps into entrepreneurship. The courses cover important aspects of entrepreneurship; leadership, design thinking, finance, innovation, start-ups, prototyping, storytelling and much more.
The Startup minor seeks to inspire and provide students with insight and experience needed to build bold new ventures either as new independent startup companies or within existing companies. During the courses you’ll learn by doing together with people from various backgrounds and nationalities. This will teach you practical ‘street smarts’ for starting new ventures, which is one of the best ways to making an impact in real life.
The startup entrepreneurship minor is based on a large project course. The project courses are supported by 2 or more required core courses and a large selection of elective courses (Entrepreneurship electives).
Although most courses in the minor are cross-school courses and as such broadly accessible for students from different schools within Aalto University, please note that individual courses may have group size limits and separate application procedures.
Introduction to Digital Business and Venturing
Required courses 9-10 credits
I-II (2018-2019, III-IV (2018-2019, 2019-2020)
|TU-E4130||Refresher on Business Research||1||I, III|
|5||V (not lectured academic year 2019-2020)|
Aalto Fellows II
Choose at minimum two courses
|28E85000||Storytelling - a Narrative Approach for Entrepreneurship||3||I|
lectured summer 2019,
|TU-E4080||Managing Innovative Sales||3||II|
|CS-E5130||Digital Business Management||4||II|
|TU-E2130||Operations Management for New Ventures||3-5||III-IV|
Elective courses (choose as needed)
Managing Innovative Sales, exercises
Design and Innovation in Context
Strategies for Growth and Renewal
High Growth Entrepreneurship with varying content