Work and Business
Set your focus on ICT project issues from management to services. Learn more about business continuity, data management and business intelligence. Use these areas to find more and better information for information systems evaluation, decision making and making the difference for your organisation, customer organization and the whole society.
Digital Business - Pekka's story
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the course, students are able to employ frameworks drawn from strategic management, international business, and entrepreneurship disciplines to managerial problems of high-tech firms. They are able to craft alternative business models that capitalize on a particular technological innovation. They can identify problems related to growth, internationalization, capital funding and intellectual property rights of such firms. They will also understand threats and opportunities related to the evolution of a company’s value network and/or major structural transformation within industry.
CONTENTS: The course addresses managerial problems in high-tech firms, with a special emphasis on software and media industries. These industries are characterized by virtual and knowledge-intensive products and services, global supply chains, complex value networks and highly volatile markets. While technological innovations provide ample business opportunities in such industries, establishing a profitable business in them is far from easy. The course is recommended for students who aim at a professional, managerial or entrepreneurial career in marketing and/or product development processes in IT and high-tech firms.
Healthcare Information Systems - Jani's story
OBJECTIVES: To give an overview of issues around health care, social and wellbeing industries' information systems, and to prepare students to follow and take part in the national discussion on the topic, and to provide them capabilities to take part in information system development projects as a user representative.
Health and social care currently form a fast-growing and important area for information technology application. As any other industry, health and social care too have their own characteristics that make application of information technology a difficult task. This course presents application areas within the field and discusses the needed system development methods and approaches in the industry. One key application area is that of integrated electronic patient records system (EPR) with subtopics such as experiences with EPR systems implementation, possibilities of further use of ERP, and an European perspective on ERP. Other topics include governance structures for IT in health care, assessment and evaluation of health care information systems and the tradition of usability studies in health care applications, just to name a few.
Information Technology and Ethics
OBJECTIVES: The student will understand what is ethical behaviour and what is not and how does that relate to computer professionals, their duties and rights. The student will also have a deeper understanding of a field of their interest in the topic area.
The aim of the course is to provide the participant with an understanding on what the ethical questions raised by ICT are. It will cover ethical issues which information technology professionals should be especially aware of. Information technology revolutionized the way in which we conduct many aspects of our lives. The tremendous technological advancement in the area of computers and related devices created unforeseen social situations that necessitate new ethical consideration. Important issues such as privacy, the digital divide, free speech and ownership of the immaterial have new meanings in the information age. Possibilities provided by information technology also create new questions on what is ethical behaviour and what is not.
Special Courses - see Student's Guide for detailed information
Knowledge Management - Information Security
IS Research on Games
Security and Privacy Issues in E-health