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BIDI0002 Introduction to Innovation and Business 3–5 ECTS
Organised by
Business and Innovation Development
Person in charge
Kaisu Paasio and Sari Stenvall-Virtanen
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2017–2018 X

General description

BIDI0002 Introduction to Innovation and Business (3-5 ECTS)

Learning outcomes

The course gives the student an introduction to business and innovation in start-up and pre-business situations. The course relies on opportunity recognition, a theory based on entrepreneurship, giving an understanding of the process of identifying, exploring, and developing an entrepreneurial opportunity that best leverages the student's experience, interests, passions and networks. Another well-known entrepreneurial approach, effectuation, is introduced to further familiarise the student with opportunity identification, decision-making in uncertain situations and new venture creation. To conclude, the course gives the student understanding on how modern businesses start and operate.


The course is offered in the virtual learning platform. The student learns the process of opportunity recognition and understands the basic aspects of business formation and development.

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

In order to be able to start the Business management of Start-ups, students need to complete this course.

Teaching language


Modes of study

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

Mentored work on the virtual learning platform (interactive assignments), written case assignment.
Modes of study: IBC students: Independent and team work on a virtual learning platform, interactive assignments and a final case study (3 ECTS). EIT Digital Master's degree students: Students complete the course by completing all the above mentioned and a written examination (5 ECTS).


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2. year autumn

3rd or 4th year

Study materials

    1. Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Peter Drucker (2007).

    2. A General Theory of Entrepreneurship. The Individual-opportunity Nexus. Scott Shane (2003)

    3. Effectual Entrepreneurship. Stuart Read, Saras Saraswathy, Nick Dew, Robert Wiltbank, Anne-Valerie Ohlsson (2011).

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)
Department of Biochemistry
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Turku School of Economics
Finnish Study Modules
Common Studies
Postgraduate Degrees, TSE
UTU Graduate School, Studies in Field of Business