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5216205 Digital Transformation in Business 1, 4 Cp 
Code 5216205  Validity 05.03.2021 -
Name Digital Transformation in Business 1  Abbreviation Digital Transfo 
Credits4 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeIntermediate Studies Subject0324 Business Economics 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Business, Joensuu (J), Business, Kuopio (K) 

Learning outcomes 

Knowledge related

Student will be able to:

Define theoretical perspectives and the main concepts used for describing and analyzing digital transformation

Understand the role of digital transformation in modern business

Analyze digital transformation process from different managerial perspectives (e.g., IT, customers, business model transformation, organization)


Skills related

Student will be able to:

Interpret the trends and realities of digitalization in relation to business development

Recognize the importance of digital transformation for modern business survival and development

Compare and analyze various digital transformation processes through real-life cases


What is digital transformation: key concepts and ecosystem thinking

Business perspective on digital transformation

Information technology perspective on digital transformation

Managing digital transformation

Managing business model transformation

Managing business process redesign

Modes of study 

Individual learning

Teaching methods 

Online material and video lectures

Online exercises and tests


Study materials 

Articles and other study material provided by the teacher (obligatory)

Video lectures (obligatory)

Evaluation criteria 



Emphasis on the final grade:

MOOC course: online exercises and tests (100 %)


Spring semester

Offering data 

Bachelor’s level

Key words 

Digital transformation


Online: Kuopio, Joensuu

Further information 

Language: English

Please note that successfully completing the “Digital Transformation in Business 1” (4 ECTS) is required before choosing an optional block “Digital Transformation in Business 2” (written assignments and online exam, 2 ECTS).


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
No registration in WebOodi Digital Transformation in Business 1  Lecture and exercise course  Markus Raatikainen  07.01.22 -31.07.22

Future exams
No exams