Curricula Guides

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Archived Curricula Guide 2014–2016
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KV202002 KV11/MA31 International Innovation Management as Design 6 ECTS
Organised by
International Business
Person in charge
Academic year 2015-16: Valtteri Kaartemo and Helena Rusanen; academic year 2014-15: Valtteri Kaartemo
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X X X X
2015–2016 X X X X

Learning outcomes

The objective of the course is to approach innovation management from design perspective. The student learns how to apply design ideology for opportunity creation. During the course, the student trains innovation and leadership skills, resulting in a strong identity towards becoming a professional designer. After the course, the student is able to design and execute innovation development projects using tools and knowledge from various fields and disciplines. The course also enables the student to get real-life experience in how to innovate and integrate innovation strategy in organizations, and how to communicate the ideas both orally and in written.


The course is organized in collaboration with other institutions of higher education in Turku (INNO 58h). Students work in teams with challenges from various fields. Each student team works with a client firm in creating innovative ideas and strategies. In order to excel in the real-life innovation management problem, the students are trained in innovation design. During the course, the students approach various design problems, and take various tasks in order to achieve the intended learning outcomes via individual effort and teamwork. The highlight of the course is an innovation camp, where students apply their knowledge on managing creative processes. The course grows future leaders and designers, focusing on future-oriented firm strategies. Besides learning marketing strategy, students learn project management, working in teams and using tools for managing innovation processes in organizations. Applying and adjusting theoretical thinking to practical cases and current problems is the core of the course.

Teaching methods

Workshops: 20 hours, Innovation camp: 58 hours.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English

Seminars, teamwork, blogging, client project, intensive innovation period.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Further information regarding the evaluation of the course is given in the beginning of the course.

Recommended year of study

3rd year. The course is organized twice a year: one course in Autumn (I-II period) and another course in Spring (III-IV period).

Study materials

Chosen according to project theme as well as personal and team goals.

Further information

Restricted attendance for 20 students per course! GIM Master's Degree Programme students and TSE degree students majoring in international business and marketing are given priority.

This course is equivalent to the previous courses KV202110 KV11 and KV202001 KV11/YR10.

Please note that even if this course does not have a double code with Entrepreneurship, it is possible to include this course in the studies of Entrepreneurship.

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Turku School of Economics
Turku School of Economics
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Optional studies (Entrepreneurship)
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Valinnaiset opinnot (Marketing)
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Marketing and International Business
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Economic Geography
International Business
Economic Sociology
Finnish Study Modules
Business Japanese
Business Chinese