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1145012 Business for PhD Students, 2 Cp 
Code 1145012  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Business for PhD Students  Abbreviation Business for Ph 
Credits2 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeGraduate Studies Subject0324 Business Economics 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   GradingFail-Pass 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation UEF Doctoral School 

Merja Lyytikäinen 

Learning outcomes 

After the course the doctoral student is familiar with the the process of entrepreneurship, knows various business models, the process of product development and creative ways of working, and understands the meaning of the network. She or he is are able to compare and apply the acquired skills in his/her research and to create a business plan and to pitch it to convince the investors.


The theoretical part of the course includes five topics: 1) the process of entrepreneurship, 2) creativity, 3) business models, 4) product development and 5) pitching. In addition, the course contains company presentations and a practical group work (creating a business plan and pitching it).

Modes of study 

Completion of the course requires independent studying using web-based learning material (27 h), participation to contact teaching (6 h) and group work (17 h) and its presentation (4 h).

Teaching methods 

Multi-modal learning.

Evaluation criteria 



Responsible teacher: Merja Lyytikäinen


For PhD students.


Joensuu and Kuopio

Further information 

Contact person: Merja Lyytikäinen



Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Registration not started Business for PhD Students  Multi-modal teaching  Merja Lyytikäinen 
18.05.21 12.00-16.00

Future exams
No exams