Available for

All Aalto students

ThemeGlobal business dynamics

Basic information

Code: BIZ40701

Extent: 24 ECTS

Language: English

Organizing department: Information and Service Management

Teacher in charge: Markku Kuula

Administrative contact: Elli Hämäläinen

Target group: All Aalto students

Application process: The general application procedure for minors at Aalto University, see Instructions for applying 2018-2020

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 15 students from other Aalto schools can be granted a study right for the minor. Of this quota, 14 places remain for the September application period. / Kauppakorkeakoulun tutkinto-opiskelijoiden ei tarvitse erikseen hakea opinto-oikeutta sivuaineeseen. Lukuvuonna 2019-2020, maksimissaan 15 opiskelijaa muista Aallon kouluista voidaan valita suorittamaan sivuainetta. Syyskuun hakuun tästä kiintiöstä on jäljellä 14 paikkaa.

Prerequisites / Esitietovaatimukset / Förkunskaper: See on WebOodi for each course

Content and structure of the minor

Supply chain enables organizations to operate profitably, win market share and deliver customer expectations. To turn their supply chains into strategic advantage, organizations must understand how global systems and platforms function, and how different resources (e.g. warehouses, freight carriers, factories, service providers) contribute to complex end-to-end service/manufacturing processes.

In this Minor, you will gain an in-depth understanding of supply chains and networks from demand forecasting to supplier management and from manufacturing to delivery. You will learn how to analyze and design effective and sustainable production and service systems and processes. You will also acquire skills for using data, software and models for business decision-making.

This skillset will be particularly valuable if you assume a career in accounting, finance, IT, management consulting, manufacturing, marketing, risk management, sales, sourcing, or sustainability management.

Choose 3 courses from the following:

35E00750Logistics Systems and Analytics6I
35E02000Procurement and Strategic Sourcing6III


Sales & Operations Planning6IV
35E00400Coordination of Supply Chains6V


Quality and Performance Management6II
35E08000Service Business Models6V

and 1 course from the following:

27E01000Decision Making and Choice Behavior6V
30E02000Business Decisions 26III
57E00500Capstone: Business Intelligence6IV
57E00700CAPSTONE: DigitalISM challenge6II

or 1 from the following C-level courses:



Process Analysis and Management6II


Global Logistics and Distribution Networks



Business Decisions 16II