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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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KATJOS22 Business Competence 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Business Studies
Management and Organization
Person in charge
Professor Helena Forsman
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2012–2013 X
2013–2014 X
2014–2015 X
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

By the conclusion of this course, a student will be expected to be able to:
- demonstrate a critical understanding of the diversity of business models and of the impact of business models on the operations of firms
- apply appropriate theoretical concepts, tools and techniques which facilitate business model design and management in firms
- analyse, compare and evaluate the alternative business models.


The course will examine the elements of business models and explore how they differ across industries and the phases of a firm’s growth. The emphasis will be on a holistic approach to business models and earnings principles including strategy, marketing and branding, operations and supply chain, HRM, innovation and finance. However, the above functional divisions are often not found in small businesses. Instead managers need to be flexible and able to cope with the complexity and ambiguity of operating within a contemporary and dynamic context. This course aims also to encourage students to widen their knowledge of business know-how in the context of small business.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Seminar 24 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English

Pre-exam, readings and a group assignment

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Pre-exam, readings and a group assignment

Belongs to following study modules

School of Management
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School of Management