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GroupT31DY17S/Degree Programme in International Business Management, Master's Degree (Tornio)
Study unitT31DY66 Digital Transformation Strategies, 10.00 ECTS credits, 267 h
ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
ImplementationPerustoteutus/18001
Unit
Time of implementationAutumn1/2018-2019, Autumn2/2018-2019
Responsible teacher
Other teachersAlm Ari, Jauhola Esa, Ryabov Vladimir
Status of implementationOngoing

Description status Ready
  
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates01.08.2018 - 31.12.2018
Minimum number of participants  
Maximum number of participants  
Enrolment period15.04.2018 - 31.08.2018
Implementation method Virtual studies
Virtuality 10 ECTS credits
R&D integration 8 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam
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Description language English 
Objectives

Objectives:

Knowledge

To provide students the essential practical knowledge and skills on how to enable and support the digital transformation process at enterprises.

The student knows how to and is able to plan and initiate the digital transformation processes according to the enterprise strategy.

Skills

The student is able to analyze the business environment of the case company identifying the potential benefits of the digital transformation.

The student Is able to define the digital transformation targets.

The student is able to prepare the digital transformation strategy proposal according to the enterprise development objectives.

Attitude

The student realizes that digital transformation is not just a technical change, but also a much more fundamental shift in the mindset. The latter implies the change in business models, organizational structures, strategies, data analytics, and ICT tools, which require reconsideration and new approaches.

 
Assessment criteria

Assessment criteria:

In this module, students develop a digital transformation strategy for the case company. The evaluation in this module consists of assessing knowledge and skills required for that activity.

 
Pedagogical arrangements

This module provides students the essential practical knowledge and skills for the process of developing a digital transformation strategy. Students work with their case companies and the outcomes of this module expand the range of possibilities for MSc thesis topics. This module is also integrated with other modules during the same semester.

The module is implemented through a problem-based learning approach. Students analyze the digital maturity of their case company and, based on this analysis, they define the digital transformation targets and propose the digital transformation strategy.

Teachers coach the learning process, lecture, guide the practical work, organize workshops, and provide consultancy to the students. Invited speakers from the business life and the academic field could also be involved in coaching activities.

Material
Content
  1. Understanding the digital transformation landscape.
    1. A changing viewpoint on customers, competition, data, innovation, and value creation.
    2. Digital economy and the changes in business models.Developing the digital transformation strategy for the enterprise.
    1. Digitalization of business processes.
    2. Defining the transformation targets.

     Enabling and supporting the digital transformation process.

Assessment

In this module, students develop a digital transformation strategy for the case company. The evaluation in this module consists of assessing knowledge and skills required for that activity.

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