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BIDI0001 Innovation and Business Creation Study Module, 25 ECTS

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 and Development Services at the Brahea Centre. The module is designed to provide students with a concise skills set to enhance knowledge and understanding of innovation as drivers for value and economic renewal; and facilitate the comprehension of business as means for achieving sustainable development within new ventures.
This study module helps students to understand and exploit the innovation potential in different dis-ciplines 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 mod-ule is focusing to operationalize this understanding to apply knowledge about innovation and busi-ness management in different settings and to allow for analysis of organisational solutions and man-agerial actions and their conceptual and empirical explanations. To further advance the learning pro-cess the student have the opportunity to integrate their operational sense making of innovation and business creation in the context of their own major studies. Besides the knowledge and skills these studies are targeting to facilitate business and entrepreneurial mind-set and behaviour.
After completing the module the student is equipped with working tools for a real business start-up and with an understanding of business development process from the very beginning of a new ven-ture. The student will learn adequate academic and practical skills to be utilised in the modern knowledge intensive business, including for example project management skills, problem solving, creativity and innovation management.


There is a restricted attendance in the study module which is open for all faculties of the University of Turku and for certain specified Master’s degree students in Åbo Akademi University. The studies begin annually in September. The students are selected based on their motivation, prior studies and study merits. The application period, process and selection criteria in detail and more information at:
The student will complete three to four obligatory core courses (18-21 ECTS valid 2015-2016) (15-21 ECTS valid 2014-2015) and in addition select optional course(s) according to their degree and pro-gramme regulations and own personal interest. Please notice that some courses have restricted at-tendance and only limited number of student places annually. The list of available elective courses may vary in different years.
The structure of the Innovation and Business Creation study module:
Obligatory Core courses (18-21 ECTS valid 2015-2016) (15-21 ECTS valid 2014-2015)
BIDI0002 Introduction to Innovation and Business, 5 ECTS valid 2015-2016 3 or 5 ECTS valid 2014-2015
BIDI1002 Intermediate Course on Business Management of Start-ups, 3 ECTS (for non-business ma-jors only)
BIDI0004 Special Topic Studies, 6 ECTS (valid 2015-2016) 5-6 ECTS (valid 2014-2015)
BIDI0003 Business Development Laboratory: Turning Ideas into Business, 7 ECTS

Elective special courses (4-10 ECTS)
BIDI1005 Start-up Journey, 10 ECTS
BIDI0005 Advanced Special Topic Studies, 4-9 ECTS (valid 2015-2016) 5-9 ECTS (valid 2014-2015)
KVS54 Special Themes in Innovation Management, 2 or 4 ECTS
TJS17 Enterprise Architecture, 6 ECTS
TJS6 Software Business, 6 ECTS

The study module is coordinated by Development Services at the Brahea Centre. The Lead Teacher of the study module is Research Director Pasi Malinen. In general course matters, please contact Education Coordinator Katariina Nordell (

Further information

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 Development Services at the Brahea Centre. The Lead Teacher of the study module is Research Director Pasi Malinen. In general course matters, please contact Senior Project Manager Kaisu Paasio (

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Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Marketing and International Business
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Baltic Sea Business & Society
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MDP in Futures Studies (MA)
Futures Studies (Field of Business)
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