Here you find information on the courses we offer as optional studies along with general descriptions on the contents of each larger module. Even though we have organized all of these studies in larger modules of 15 ECTS (apart from few courses), you can still take each of the courses individually unless otherwise mentioned in the module description.
Operations development 2017-2018, 15 ECTS
Operations development deals with the subject of improving and planning business operations. Rationalizing work, and making sure customers get exactly what they want when they want it, is important for every organization - and this is the subject of this module! Process management is organized as an online course which you can join at any time during the academic year, and also finish based on your own schedule. The other two courses in this module have fixed session times both in the autumn and spring semesters.
Logistics 2017-2018, 15 ects
Our modern world revolves with Logistics. It is needed to make sure we have our daily necessities available to us at reasonable prices. This, of course, has to be done without forgetting the environment. Logistics and supply chain management is an extremely important aspect of any type of any manufacturing, retail or service operation. Within this module, Supply Chain Management will teach you the larger framework of networked operations while the other two courses will introduce you to more detailed aspects of this same subject. Later on we will offer one of these courses as an online study.
industrial management 2017-2018, 15 ects
In all businesses – every day - you'll meet the need to understand the basic issues related management & finance, marketing / sales and purchasing. This Industrial Management package gives you views to these fundaments.
B2b service business 2017-2018, 15 ects
More and more companies realize that building high tech and quality products is not just enough – you need to deliver more. B2B Services come to the picture when expanding the company offering from products to also cover services. Services can also give revenue streams that supplement the cyclical nature of project -based businesses nicely. It is recommended to take the courses in the listed order so that the first course (B2B Service Business) is completed first.
entrepreneurship 2017-2018, 6 ects
Small and medium-sized businesses, run by high quality Entrepreneurship, are the future of this country in terms of economic growth potential. It is a fact that the biggest amount of new jobs are formed in SME's. At the moment there are approximately 261000 entrepreneurs in Finland, which amounts to ~10,8 % of the whole working population - and this number is expected to grow. This means that having a solid understanding of this subject is a crucial competence for each one of us, independent of the degree we are studying for.
other virtual studies 2017-2018
We also offer a few individual optional courses which we think are helpful for each one of us. Enterprise resource planning systems are IT systems utilized by businesses to manage the daily flows of work within the company. During Basics of ERP Systems, which is organized as an online course, we will practice the most common jobs with the SAP ECC system used by over 50 000 companies globally. You will learn to perform the basic purchasing, sales, etc. tasks with the system during this course, while getting to understand why things are done in a certain way as well. Project Management is still a work in progress, and we'll inform you of this course here later on.