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BIDI0002 Introduction to Innovation and Business 5 ECTS
Organised by
Business and Innovation Development
Person in charge
Kaisu Paasio and Sari Stenvall-Virtanen

General description

BIDI0002 Introduction to Innovation and Business (5 ECTS valid 2015-2016) (3-5 ECTS valid 2014-2015)

Learning outcomes

The course gives the student an introduction to business and innovation in a start-ups and pre-business situations. The course is designed to familiarize the student with the concepts of innovations, robust entrepreneurship and related business functions. After the course the student is able to understand the innovations as drivers for societal renewal and the roles that innovative business activities play in the economy as a whole. The course gives the students understanding on how modern businesses start and operate.


The introduction course is offered in the virtual learning platform. The student learns and recognizes basic sources of innovations and understands the basic aspects of business formation and development.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English

Independent and team work on a virtual learning platform, interactive assignments, a final case study and a written exam (valid 2015-2016). Independent and team work on a virtual learning platform, interactive assignments and a final case study (3 ECTS). For 5 ECTS the above and a written exam. (valid 2014-2015)


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

3rd or 4th year

Study materials

  1. The art of the start. The time-tested, battle-hardened guide for anyone starting anything. Guy Kawasaki (2004) (selected parts).
  2. Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Drucker Peter (2007).
  3. The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. Eric Ries (2011).
  4. The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company. Steve Blank & Bob Dorf (2012).
  5. Other literature specified by the teachers

Further information

To all faculties at the University of Turku. Annual quota applies.

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Obligatory core courses (Business and Innovation Development)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Turku School of Economics
Common Studies
Finnish Study Modules
Tourism Business
Finance and Investments
Responsible Business
Brand Management
Business and Innovation Development
Baltic Sea Business & Society
Sustainable Development
Law and Economics
MDP in Futures Studies (MA)
Futures Studies (Field of Business)
General Studies