The course is included in these curricula and study modules

  • Accounting and cost analysis (fe 2002 - 2004) - Logistics (alternative studies)
  • Information technology (fe 2002 - 2004) - Logistics (alternative studies)
  • International business logistics (fe 2002 - 2004) - Logistics (alternative studies)
  • Marketing and communication (fe 2002 - 2004) - Logistics (alternative studies)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

3 cr

Competency aims

The objective of the course is to introduce the student to why and how companies decide to outsource certain business activities

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to

  • identify the risks, problems and advantages involved with outsourcing
  • have a good command of the principles of outsourcing especially for logistics activities
  • describe the steps included in the outsourcing-process; preparations, offers, contracting, transition and administration
  • explain quality concepts like product and service quality
  • reflect over alternatives to outsourcing

Course contents

Risks, problems and advantages with outsourcing
The decision process to outsource
Outsourcing agreements / contracts
Organizational aspects with outsourcing
Quality aspects

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Foundations of Business Administration

Recommended or required reading

Logistiikan Ulkoistaminen (2003), Jalanka, Salmenkari, Winqvist. Suomen logistiikkayhdistys ry


Study activities

  • Lectures
  • Written report
  • Excursion
  • cases studies
  • Individual work


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

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Written tests


Eriksson Niklas

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