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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Arkistoitu opetussuunnitelma 2016–2018
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BIDI0004 Special Topic Studies 3–6 op
Organised by
Business and Innovation Development
Person in charge
Veijo Pönni, Jussi Paasio, Pasi Malinen, Petteri Sinervo

Learning outcomes

The course consists of separate sub-courses. The IBC students can select either 3 ECTS or 6 ECTS by selecting one or two of the sub-courses BIDI0007 (3 ECTS), BIDI0008 (3 ECTS). EIT Digital Master's degree students will take sub-course BIDI0009 (6 ECTS).


BIDI0007 Understanding Business Numbers (3 ECTS)
Time: Spring Term III (2016-2017, 2017-2018)
Persons responsible: Veijo Pönni, Jussi Paasio
Objectives: The student gains an understanding of business numbers; what they are based on, how they are constructed and what they measure. Emphasis is based on the financial assessment of start-up opportunities and practical cash flow projections. Also covered are profit and loss statements, balance sheets and different financial ratios.
Content: The student is able to produce a working cash flow budget for a business, make use of accounting information produced by accounting systems and professionals and perform a basic analysis of financial statements independently. The coursework includes preparing a start-up case and the accompanying cash flow projection. The cases and real-world exercises are presented in a class setting; being present for others; presentations is essential.
Teaching methods: Lectures, exercises and case studies.
Modes of study: Presentation of case studies and written assignments, exercises giving evidence of application of learned tools and methods in deliverables.
Recommended year of study: 3rd or 4th year
Offering information: To all faculties at the University of Turku. Annual quotas apply.
Study materials: To be specified by the responsible teacher.

BIDI0008 Intellectual Property Management (3 ECTS)
Time: Spring Term IV, 2017-2018
Person(s) responsible: Petteri Sinervo
Objectives: The aim of the course is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the critical role that intellectual assets and property play in commercial activities within the knowledge economy. The aim is that the students have skills to recognize the important intangible assets of an organization and can manage the intellectual property efficiently.
Content: The course is focused on delivering an understanding of the role of intellectual assets and property in innovation and business strategy. A particular emphasis is put on technology-based innovation and the use of patents and other IPRs to support technology-based business. The fundamental intellectual property concepts and strategies are delivered through lectures and exercises. The course will address the following subjects:
-Intellectual Property Rights: especially patents, copyright and trademarks
-Managing and using IPRs in business
-Trade secrets and their role in business
-Intangible assets and their relations to IPRs
-Agreements related to IPRs
-Corporate strategies for intellectual property
Teaching methods: Written case assignment specified by the responsible teacher.
Modes of study: Written case assignment
Recommended year of study: 3rd or 4th year
Offering information: To all faculties at the University of Turku. Annual quota applies. The course will be available during academic year 2017-2018
Study materials: Literature and articles specified by the responsible teacher
Further information: The course will be offered if a minimum number (6) of student enrols in the course.

BIDI0009 Special Topic Studies (6 ECTS)
Time: Spring Term IV
Person(s) responsible: Pasi Malinen
Objectives: The studies aim at increasing and deepening the student's ability to apply, synthesize and evaluate prior IBC learning in the context of a specific business, industry or discipline. Ideally, the course is linked to and supports the reading and writing work needed for the Master's thesis.
Content: The students familiarize themselves with a relevant issue in the field of innovation and business related in their own discipline, specific industry or specific business.
Teaching methods: Independent work, written report, no lectures.
Further information on teaching methods: Available only for the EIT Digital Master's degree students. The student will contact the responsible teacher to agree on the theme, required litera-ture and timetable.

Modes of study

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


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

3rd or 4th year

Belongs to following study modules

Turun kauppakorkeakoulu
Obligatory core courses (Business and Innovation Development)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Turun kauppakorkeakoulu
Yhteiset opinnot
Tieteelliset jatkotutkinnot, TuKKK
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