Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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BIDI0001 Innovation and Business Creation Study Module, 20–30 op

Learning outcomes

The Innovation and Business Creation is a multidisciplinary study module that is based on diverse capabilities within different disciplines at Turku School of Economics. The module is designed to provide students with a concise module to enhance knowledge and understanding of innovation as drivers for value and economic renewal; and facilitates the comprehension of business as means for achieving sustainable development within new ventures.

This study module will help students to understand and exploit the innovation potential in different disciplines which is achieved through an introductory course generating the basis and fundamentals for both business majors and novice business students from other faculties. On a higher level the module is focusing to operationalise this understanding to apply knowledge about innovation management in different settings and to allow for analysis of organisational solutions and managerial action and their conceptual and empirical explanations. To further advance the learning process the student have the opportunity to integrate their operational sense making of innovation and business creation in the context of their major studies. Besides the knowledge and skills these studies are targeting to facilitate business and entrepreneurial mind-set and behaviour.

After completing the study module the student is equipped with working tools for a business start-up situation and with an understanding of business development process from the very beginning of a new venture. The student will learn adequate skills to be utilised in the modern knowledge intensive business, including for example project management skills, problem solving, creativity and innovation management.


The student will complete two to three oblicatory courses and in addition select the optional course(s) according to their degree and programme regulations and own personal interest. Please notice that some courses have restricted attendance and only limited number of student places annually. The list of available elective courses may vary in different years.

Further information

To all faculties at the University of Turku. To spesific Masters' Degree programme students at Åbo Akademi University. Students from Turku School of Economics can also apply for the whole study module or solely for the Business Development Laboratory course(7 ECTS).

The study module is coordinated by Business and Innovation Development unit (BID) at the University of Turku. The responsible professor for the study module is professor Antti Paasio and co-ordinator Education manager Sari Stenvall-Virtanen. In general course matters, please contact Nina Ellfolk (nina.ellfolk@utu.fi).

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Innovation and Business Creation Study Module

Elective Special Courses 5–16 ECTS
See below
BIDI0004 Special Topic Course, 5–6 ECTS
BIDI0005 Advanced Special Topic Course, 5–9 ECTS
BIDI1005 Start-up Journey, 10 ECTS
TJ093221 TJS6 Software Business, 6 ECTS
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