Level

Master

LanguageEnglish
Available forAll Aalto students
Theme

ICT and digitalisation

and

Global business dynamics

Basic information of the minor

Code: BIZ40700

Extent: 24 ECTS

Language: English

Organizing department: Information and Service Management

Teacher 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. / Kauppakorkeakoulun tutkinto-opiskelijoiden ei tarvitse erikseen hakea opinto-oikeutta sivuaineeseen. Lukuvuonna 2019-2020, maksimissaan 5 opiskelijaa muista Aallon kouluista voidaan valita suorittamaan sivuainetta.

Content and structure of the minor

Information and Service Management (ISM) 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. While ISM 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:

Minor studies in Information and Service Management consist of three focus areas: Business Analytics, Information Systems Science and Supply Chain Management. The focus of Business Analytics is on increasingly important skills to manage and analyse the rapidly growing supply of information. The focus of Information Systems Science is on the know-how necessary to efficiently manage and develop business processes using information systems and networks. The focus of Supply Chain Management is on providing students with the capabilities to manage and develop companies’ production, distribution, supply, purchasing and service operations.

Minor studies in ISM typically consist of four E-level courses totalling 24 cr. If a student has no prior studies in ISM subjects, one or two C-level courses can be included in the minor. The possible C-level courses are listed in the course lists below. As an alternative to the Master’s level minor studies, the student may choose a minor from the Bachelor’s level (Information and Service Management, BIZ30300).

Students can choose one focus area or mix courses from all focus areas.

Structure of the minor, 24 cr

Code

Name

ECTS

Period

Business Analytics

Choose 4 courses from the following:

27E02000

Models in Marketing

6

I

30E00400

Simulation

6

I-II

30E02000

Business Decisions 2

6

III

30E03000

Data Science for Business I

6

III
30E03500Data Science for Business II6IV

35E00800

Intellectual Property Rights

6

II

57E00500

Capstone: Business Intelligence

6

IV

27E01000 

Decision Making and Choice Behavior

6

V

30E00800 

Time Series Analysis

6

IV-V
30E00300Productivity and Efficiency Analysis6V lectured only 2019-2020
57E00700Capstone: DigitalISM Challenge6II

TU-22.E2000

Aalto Introduction to Services P

6

I

You can also choose max 2 from the following C-level courses:

27C01000

Business Decisions 1

6

II

30C02000

Negotiation Analytics

6

V

30C00200

Econometrics

6

III

30C00355

Business Mathematics II

6

V

or Studies from another Department or Aalto school (6 ECTS) which  must be approved by the minor studies coordinator

Information Systems Science

Choose 4 courses from the following:

37E00100

Information Economy

6

IV

37E00200

Strategic Information Technology Management

6

II

37E01000

Current Topics in Information Systems Science

6

TBA

37E01500

Project Management and Consulting Practice

6

 V 

37E44000

Critical Issues in Information Systems Research

6

V (Academic year 2018-2019)

TBA (2019-2020)

57E00500

Capstone: Business Intelligence

6

IV

TU-E2000

Aalto Introduction to Services P

6

I
37E01400Essential Literature in Information Systems Science6I, II, IV
37E01600Data Resources Management6I
57E00700Capstone:DigitalISM Challenge6II

You can also choose max 2 from the following C-level courses:

37C00100

Management Information Systems

6

IV

37C00250

Capstone: Information Systems Development

6

III

37C00400

Programming 1

6

I

or Studies from another Department or Aalto school (6 ECTS) which  must be approved by the minor studies coordinator

Supply Chain Management

Choose 4 courses from the following:

35E00350

Sales & Operations Planning

6

IV

35E02000

Procurement and Strategic Sourcing*

6

III

35E03000

Sustainable Supply Chains

6

II (Teaching period updated for academic year 2019-2020 in June 2019)

35E00800

Intellectual Property Rights

6

II

35E00550

Quality and Performance Management

6

II

35E00650

Quantitative Models in SCM/OM

6

August 2019, summer course

35E08000

Service Business Models

6

V
35E00400Coordination of Supply Chains6V
35E00750Logistics Systems and Analytics6I
57E00550Capstone: Business Intelligence6IV
TU-E2000Aalto Introduction to Services P6I
57E00700Capstone:DigitalISM Challenge6II

or Studies from another Department or Aalto school (6 ECTS) which  must be approved by the minor studies coordinator

*) Replaces course 35C00200 Purchasing and Supply Management/ 35C00250 Hankintojen johtaminen. Only one of these courses can be completed.

*) Replaces course 35C00200 Purchasing and Supply Management/ 35C00250 Hankintojen johtaminen. Only one of these courses can be completed.