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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BIDI0003 BIDI0003/MAS25/KVS7/TJS23/YRS9/LRS19 Business Development Laboratory 7 op
Organised by
Business and Innovation Development
Person in charge
Vesa Hautala, Pasi Malinen and Veijo Pönni
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X X
2015–2016 X X

Learning outcomes

The Business Development laboratory is targeted to commercialization of ideas and turning innovative ideas into business. After this course the students will be able to create a business plan for a new venture; be able to successfully apply the learned knowledge for development of a new product or business concept and be able to understand how modern technologies can support and create value for the business. The student will have the ability to systematically explore and create ideas or modify existing ideas for feasible business solutions and have a holistic understanding of the interaction between business functions within a company and of different phases of a business development process. After the course the student will also have enhanced ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and have stronger presentation skills to market a new venture.


The students will work in teams with a realistic business idea and learn to refine the idea to such a point that it can be seriously considered as a basis for creating a business, including the business ecosystem as a whole. The result of this process will be documented in a business plan. The Business Development Laboratory is built according to the principles of learning by doing.

Teaching methods

Active participation in lectures and seminars, the course contains mentoring sessions with personal mentor(s), and presentations of the business plan to a panel of specialists.

Teaching language


Modes of study

The course assessment is based on a written business plan (60 %), oral presentations (20 %) and active participation (20%).


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Study materials

Literature to support business development and business planning:

  1. The New Business Road Test: What Entrepreneurs and Executives Should Do Before Writing a Business Plan, Mullins, John W. (2003), FT-Press, 0-273-66356-9
  2. The Business Planning Guide: Creating a Winning Plan for Success, Bangs, David H. Jr. (2002), 079315409X
  3. Business Model Generation, Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur (2010)
  4. High-Tech Entrepreneur's Handbook: How to Start & Run a High-Tech Company, Lang, Jack (2002), 0273656155
  5. Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise, Dorf, Richard & Byers, Thomas (2005), 0-07-3044660
  6. Seeing What’s Next – Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change, Christensen, Clayton M. Anthony, Scott D. & Roth, Erik A. (2004), 1591391857 
  7. Other literature specified by the teachers

Further information

For further information on the Business Development Laboratory, contact Vesa Hautala (vesa.hautala@utu.fi) and/or Veijo Pönni (veijo.ponni@utu.fi).

To all faculties at the University of Turku. To specific 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 IBC study module students need to complete 'BIDI0002 Introduction to innovation and business' and 'BIDI1002 Intermediate course on Business Management of Start-ups' (for non business majors) courses.

Belongs to following study modules

Laskentatoimen ja rahoituksen laitos
Turun kauppakorkeakoulu
Obligatory core courses (Business and Innovation Development)
Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos
Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos
Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos
Valinnaiset opinnot (Tietojärjestelmätiede)
Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos
Optional studies (Yrittäjyys)
Markkinoinnin ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos
International business, courses lectured in English (Kansainvälinen liiketoiminta)
Markkinoinnin ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos
Laskentatoimen ja rahoituksen laitos
Laskentatoimen ja rahoituksen laitos
Valinnaiset opintojaksot (Laskentatoimi ja rahoitus)
Laskentatoimen ja rahoituksen laitos
Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos
Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos
Tulevaisuuden teknologioiden laitos
Markkinoinnin ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos
Turun kauppakorkeakoulu
Optional IS courses (MDP in Global IT Management)
Markkinoinnin ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Turun kauppakorkeakoulu
Yhteiset opinnot
Vastuullinen liiketoiminta
Business and Innovation Development
Baltic Sea Business & Society
MDP in Futures Studies (MA)
Futures Studies (Field of Business)
Yleistieteelliset opinnot