Compary Design and Development

Structure Type: Course
Code: IXS4201
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 5.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Saarikoski, Lotta
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
I-KT-2009   4 autumn   5.0   2012-08-24   2012-12-18  
I-KT-2009V   4 autumn   5.0   2012-08-24   2012-12-18  
I-KT-2013   3 spring   5.0        
KT-2014   3 spring   5.0        
KT-2014V   3 spring   5.0        
KT-2015   4 autumn   5.0        
KT-2016   3 spring   5.0        
KT-2016V   4 autumn   5.0        
KT-2017   3 spring   5.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student will be familiar with the strategic planning and management of a company. The student will appreciate the role played by corporate planning and continuous development of a company in the rapidly changing business environment. The student will be able to carry out organizational or business development projects efficiently by using special tools developed for these purposes. The student will acquire business planning, analysing and decision making skills. Development of english language skills.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 134 h
- of which scheduled studies: 70 h
- of which autonomous studies: 64 h
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Entrepreneurship and Basics of Business Administration


Concepts related to corporate planning. Motives and systems for corporate planning. Strategic planning. Implementation of performance management system and strategic information systems. Performance development projects as part of the overall corporate development. The preparation, planning, implementation and establishment of a development project. The problems of development projects. Tools for controlling development projects. Behavioral issues in development projects

Recommended or Required Reading

Lanning, H. & Roiha, M. & Salminen, A.: Matkaopas muutokseen, Kauppakaari, Jyväskylä 1999.
Korpi-Filppula M. & Kutilainen P. & Lanning H. & Rintala K. & Salminen A. & Toivanen S.: Kehittäjän karttakirja – apuväline kehitysprojektin käytännön toteutukseen. CD-ROM, Kauppakaari, Jyväskylä 1999.
Wheelen T. & Hunger J.: Strategic Management and Business Policy, 8th ed., Prentice Hall, New Jersey 2002.
Other material recommended by the lecturer. Management simulation game.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, group work, exercises, project work.

Assessment Criteria

grade 5= can analyse and evaluate and create something new
grade 3 = can apply concepts in different contexts
grade 1 = understands the concepts and is able to expalin them

Assessment Methods

Numerical assessment, examination. Assignment. Classroom assignments.