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Degree Programme in Business Information Technology 16S


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Basic studies
Communication and Languages
English Language and Communication 3
Professional Communication (Finnish) 3
Information Literacy 1
Swedish: Written Communication 1.5
Swedish: Oral Communication 1.5
Organisational communication and cultural competence 5
Web Production
(Select 15 ECTS)
Image Processing 3
Project Work Essentials 4
Nerwork Services 3
Web Publishing 3
Web Technologies 5
ICT systems
Green ICT Systems Project 4
Operating Systems and Hardware 3
Introduction to Programming 4
Computer Networks and Security 4
(Select 15 ECTS)
Modular solutions 4  
Green ICT Applications Project 4  
Data Storages 4  
ICT English 3  
Object Oriented Programming 4  
Entrepreneurship and Business Environment
Understanding Business
Company´s Business and Personnel 3
Logistics 3
Financial Management 3
Marketing and Sales 3
Customer Communication and Negotiation Skills 3
Digitality in Service Business
Service Business 5  
Digital Services 5  
Digital Service Design 5  
Entrepreneurship and Development
Research Methods for ICT Professionals 5    
Methods for Working Life Development 5  
Entrepreneurship 5    
Thesis planning 5    
Thesis research and writing 5      
Thesis publication 5      
Practical Training 10    
Practical Training 2 10    
Practical Training 3 10      
Professional Studies
(Select 45 ECTS)
ICT in business and training skills
Training skills 5  
Enhanced use of office applications 5  
Website design and a content management system 5  
IT Project
Project Communication and Reporting 5    
Practices in IT Project 5    
Real Life IT Project 5    
ICT in the well-being sector
Service processes in the public sector 5    
Health care service systems 5    
The possibilities of well-being technologies 5    
Agile Web Application Development
Agile Software Development Methods 5    
Agile Web Application Development Project 5    
Web Application Development 5    
Information Systems Design and Management
Communication Models in ICT Services 5  
Management and Acquisition of Information Systems 5  
Information Systems Analysis and Design 5  
eBusiness Solutions
eCommerce 5    
eBusiness 5    
Practical eBusiness Development 5    
Elective Studies
(Select 15 ECTS)
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 6339302531323450302510.310.310.310.710.710.711.311.311.

The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

Degree-specific description
Intended learning outcomes and competences
The Degree Programme in Business Information Technology is aimed at preparing students for future expert roles in workplace settings which involve the use of digital services for business support and development. The programme is designed to equip students with skills and knowledge in IT systems, ICT infrastructure, ICT projects and business competencies, and specialised skills in the student's chosen area of ICT specialisation. On successful completion of the programme, graduates are able to analyse the needs and opportunities of a business and develop ICT solutions taking into account environmental aspects. Practical competencies include ICT support for end users, building new applications, the description of service processes, agile delivery of projects, the construction of user-centred online stores, designing ICT solutions which produce added value for the business, the appraisal of the suitability of off-the-shelf ICT solutions for different tasks, and the management of their deployment.

Programme structure
The Degree Programme in Business Information Technology comprises core competences and complementary competences. Core competence includes studies which ensure professional expertise in the chosen field. Complementary studies allow students to further define their professional profile based on their personal interests. During the programme, students produce different types of systems solutions which are mainly related to welfare services. In systems development, special attention is paid to their environmental impacts and good user experience.

In the first stage of the programme, the focus is on core competences. During the first year of study, students familiarise themselves with the basics of business administration and the utilisation of related applications. In addition, they learn common technologies used in ICT, such as web production, programming and databases.

In the second year of study, students develop advanced expertise required in ICT systems building and specialised expertise required in service business. In addition, students can start to develop in-depth expertise in areas such as the use of ICT in business or the development of web applications using agile and other methodologies.

In the third year of study, students focus their learning on their personal areas of interest. Expertise is developed through work placements and various practice-oriented studies in areas such as the design, acquisition and deployment of IT systems. In addition, students familiarise themselves with workplace development methods and entrepreneurship.

In the final autumn term, students take in-depth study in subjects such as eBusiness solutions or the role of ICT in the welfare sector and complete a thesis project designed to respond to real-life workplace requirements.

Programme delivery
During the programme, students apply theoretical knowledge in practice in various ways. Self-initiative, collaboration, innovativeness, creativity, multicultural skills and the ability to present solutions to other people are given emphasis.

There are different modes of course delivery. Students learn independently by working in groups of different sizes both in contact sessions and in virtual communities. During the programme, students participate in projects implemented in cooperation with local workplace organisations and in different types of development projects. The programme includes a work placement period which carries 30 ECTS credits and allows students to build their expertise by working in real-life workplace settings.

The programme is comprised of broad modules which include ICT studies as well as core competencies of other fields, such as interaction skills, languages, business management, welfare services, service expertise, etc. The business information technology courses are delivered jointly in the Monitori learning community by students and staff of the Business Information Technology Programme and the Faculty of Technology Degree Programme in Information and Communication Technology. The community maintains active network contacts with the labour market and international partners by training practice-oriented and innovative ICT professionals.