The course takes place in period

3 (2020-01-01 to 2020-03-22)


Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


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Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that students will gain a broad understanding of the effect of digitalization on the economy, on business activities and on business strategies. The wider effect of digitalization of the world economy, on societies and individuals will also become clear, and students will have a grasp of societal and ethical considerations. Some key technologies have been introduced to the students.

Learning outcomes

After the completion of the course, students: - Understand the fundamental trends and technologies in digitalization - Understand the effects of digitalization on the world economy, on business and individuals - Can strategically apply digitalization to various business activities

Course contents

Digitalization trends and technologies - A digital world economy - Business strategy - Societal, legal and ethical considerations - Digitalization of sales: work shop - Digitalization of supply chains - Digitalization of financial management

Prerequisites and co-requisites

First year business studies, basics of marketing

Additional information

This course is the first course of the module Digital Transformation. The module is planned to be taken as a whole 15 credits package. The other two courses are called Service Design and Customer Experience Management. Due to the exceptional situation created by the Coronavirus and the closing of the University, the course has been altered in the following way: the rest of the course is done online SEE ITSLEARNING FILE WITH NEW EXAMINATION AND TIMESCHEDULE.

Recommended or required reading

Rogers, David L. The Digital Transformation PlaybookSlis Brian; Leading Digital Transformation Materials distributed through itslearning

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 10 hours
  • Practical exercises - 30 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 25 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

1. Book exam, of which 50% of the points is required to pass the course. Re-exams x2 2. Written assignment, of which 50% is required to pass the course. One attempt only. 3. Guest lecture/workshops, attendence points. MORE DETAILS ABOUT EXAMINATION DURING MANDATORY INTRODUCTION LECTURE.


  • Kietz Tove
  • Stenius Andreas


Kietz Tove

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Group size

No limit (29 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-12-24 to 2020-01-08

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2020-01-13 13:00 - 14:00 A510 Strategies in a digital economy - Course Intro and assignments Kietz Tove
Stenius Andreas
2020-01-13 14:00 - 17:00 A510 Strategies in a digital economy - Megatrends Stenius Andreas
2020-01-20 13:00 - 17:00 B320 Strategies in a digital economy - Effects of digitalization on various aspects of society Stenius Andreas
2020-01-27 13:00 - 17:00 A510 Strategies in a digital economy - Strategy Stenius Andreas
2020-02-03 10:30 - 14:30 D4107-08 Strategies in a digital economy - Social Media Strategies Kietz Tove
2020-02-05 13:00 - 16:00 D4106 Strategies in a digital economy - Digital Transformation Kietz Tove
2020-02-10 09:15 - 12:15 F367 Strategies in a digital economy - Strategy in practise Kietz Tove
2020-02-12 12:45 - 15:45 B326 Strategies in a digital economy - The Digital Maturity Kietz Tove
Tigerstedt Christa
2020-02-24 09:15 - 12:15 B327 Strategies in a digital economy - Leading and Achieving Change Kietz Tove
2020-02-26 12:45 - 15:45 B327 Strategies in a digital economy - Disruption Kietz Tove
2020-03-02 13:00 - 16:00 B326 Strategies in a digital economy - Case study presentations Kietz Tove
2020-03-04 13:00 - 16:00 D4106 Strategies in a digital economy - Book Exam Kietz Tove
Stenius Andreas
2020-04-03 13:00 - 16:00 D4107-08 Strategies in a digital economy - Re-Exam 1 Kietz Tove
2020-05-04 09:15 - 12:15 D4107-08 Strategies in a digital economy - Re-Exam 2 Kietz Tove

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