Extent: 20-25 cr
Organizing department: Industrial Engineering and Management
Teacher in charge: Jens Schmidt
Administrative contact: Tarja Timonen
Target group: All master's students with sufficient prerequisite knowledge.
Application procedure: Open for all students of Aalto University.
Quotas and restrictions: No quotas. Individual courses may have limited seats affecting the opportunities to take these courses.
Prerequisites: TU-C2010 Introduction to Strategic Management (5 cr) and TU-C1030 Laskelmat liiketoiminnan päätösten tukena (Managerial accounting and finance for decision-makers) or equivalent knowledge.
Content and structure of the minor
The minor in Strategy and Corporate Renewal helps students develop capabilities in strategic management and new business development to enable them lead and transform existing business and build new business.
The primary learning outcomes of the Strategy and Venturing minor are to:
- Develop capabilities to lead and organise strategy work to improve value creation
- Develop capabilities to analyse sources of competitive advantage in technology-based business
- Develop capabilities to lead the renewal process of established organisations through organizational transformation and innovation in products, services and business models
In addition to these primary learning outcomes, studying the minor gives the student significant strengths including an integrative understanding of technology and business, analytical capabilities to solve complex real life problems using data, people skills to build and lead organizations, and a global orientation and ambition level.
The capabilities developed in the minor in Strategy and Corporate Renewal are valuable for many career options including 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 organisations building and transforming technology- based business.
Choose 2-3 courses out of the following
Introduction to Strategic Management*
Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
Strategies for Growth and Renewal
Select as many courses as needed to fulfill the extent of the minor (20-25 cr):
|TU-E3010||Leading as Practice||5||III-IV|
|TU-E2110||Innovation in Operations and Services||5||III-IV|
|TU-E1010||Advanced Strategic Management**||5||I|
|TU-E1030||Advanced Case-Seminar in Strategy**||5||I|
|TU-E4060||Design & Innovation in Context||6||II|
|TU-E4080||Managing Innovative Sales||3||II|
|TU-E4090||Managing Innovative Sales, exercises||3||II|
|TU-E1090||Research Assignment in Strategy and Venturing***||5||I-II, III-V|
*) if not included in other studies
**) course has limited seats
***) Recommended for students planning to do their Master's thesis in the Minor. Please contact the responsible professor prior to selecting the course to discuss about the thesis. Possibility to do thesis is subject to permissions from student's degree program and the minor.