Basic information of the minor
Code: BIZ30004E (Bachelor's students) BIZ40009E (Master's students)
Extent: 24 ECTS *)
Organizing department: Information and Service Management
Teacher in charge: Laura Sivula
Administrative contact: Elli Hämäläinen
Target group: All Aalto students
Application procedure: itp.aalto.fi
Quotas and restrictions: Minimum 60 ECTS of Bachelor’s studies must be completed
*) ITP studies can be extended to 30 ECTS with extra work (47C58100 ITP Book Exam 6 ECTS)
Content and structure of the minor
Information Technology Programme (ITP) is a full time academic summer programme organised in close cooperation with companies in the fields of information technology based businesses and digital design. The purpose of ITP is to provide students with a strong applied understanding of current information technologies. The programme provides concepts and approaches that enable students with diverse backgrounds to operate effectively in the global business environment now and in the future. Students gain valuable real life project experience in the business project course executed during the programme.
All courses are run in the form of intensive modules. A normal one semester university course is compressed to three weeks of full time study. Each course includes 42 contact hours (3.5 hours a day, four days a week) excluding group work and individual assignments. Approximate workload for ITP is 6-9 hours a day throughout the summer. In addition to theoretical studies in ITP courses all students complete a business project for cooperating companies under the programme supervision.
Students need to apply for the programme. Application period is open each year in early spring. More information and current application and programme dates are available on the programme website itp.aalto.fi.
Structure of the minor
Choose one of the following specialisation tracks Information & Service Business, Strategy & Experience Design, or Digital & Interactive Ecosystems.
Information & Service Business
Managing Software and Service Business
Achieving Strategic Advantage Through Distributed Technologies
Data-Driven Decision Making
ITP Business Project
Strategy & Experience Design
User Experience Design
Prototyping and Implementation
ITP Business Project
Digital & Interactive Ecosystems