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I&E Study Project D

Aalto University

The course is composed by two components: 1) The online work part, where students will go through online content on assessing a technology and its business analysis; 2) Group work part, where you and your team will work addressing a real-life case for a partner company conducting the business analysis, providing recommendations and potential solutions. More specifically:

  • The (individual) online work includes three online modules: 1) Assessing the impact of technology; 2) Business research methodology; 3) How to make a market entry / grow on a new market. The online work is finalized with two individual online assignments: a) peer-to-peer (P2P) review assignment to evaluate students¿ performance on the online modules; b) Final Individual Assignment, evaluated by the teacher, where you analyse in a brief report, current and future business potential technology, which can either be selected by you, based on your interest, or otherwise you can draft the report on the technology of the company case of your group work.
  • The group-work where students will work in teams of 4-5 students to prepare a group-report to address a business challenge based on a case offered by a company and the team-dynamics related to that process. Student is expected to implement a robust business 4 steps analysis methodology consisting in: a) framing the business challenge with you; b) choosing appropriate business analysis tools; c) collecting data; d) interpreting, critically discussing, making recommendations and reporting. 

Value elements of the I&E Study course are the following:

Interaction with a company: your goal is to tackle a company business challenge, make recommendation, and do your best to have an impact! This is neither an internship, nor a pre-recruitment.

Robust business analysis: you will develop your analytical skills on economic and social matters; you will learn more about how to handle a business analysis and make recommendations, using qualitative and/or quantitative research methods and reflecting upon the conditions for sound analysis.

Tech-based innovation: you will learn to employ analytical tools to assess the impact of a technology at a macro (industry, sector) or micro level (business, market).


Course dates
17 September 2020 - 10 December 2020
Olli Mutanen, Mikko Heiskala
Aalto University School of Science / Department of Computer Science
6 points
Not available