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Internet Business Models (5 cr)

Code: R0297-3019

General information


03.04.2023 - 31.10.2023


01.06.2023 - 15.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual proportion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning


Korkeakouluyksikkö D, Verkkokampus, liko


Laurea Virtual Campus

Teaching languages

  • English


20 - 500

Degree programmes

  • Laurea täydentävä osaaminen, amk-tutkinto (TOH2), Kauppa, hallinto ja oikeustieteet


  • Ville Saarikoski

Teacher in charge

Ville Saarikoski

Scheduling groups

  • Avoin AMK 1 (Size: 100. Open UAS: 100.)


  • CCH222SY
    Complementary competence (bachelor’s studies), S22, Business, administration and law
  • TOH222SY
    Täydentävä osaaminen (amk-tutkinto), S22, Kauppa, hallinto ja oikeustieteet

Small groups

  • Avoin AMK 1


The student is able to
- describe differences between virtual world and physical world
- identify business opportunities in the internet and networks
- apply an understanding of the internet society to build new markets
- combine business and information technology knowledge
- utilize opportunities of digitalization for business

Teaching methods

The course consists of 8 chapters.
Each chapter contains a quiz. To achieve grade one, you do the quizzes.
To achieve grade two, students also need to be active on the discussion forums.
To achieve grade three there is a specific task, which you also need to do. To achieve grade four to (or) five, students will also need to return an essay. The essay should be written in English. The essays will be also peer reviewed.

Learning materials and recommended literature

All material will be on the online platform.
If you want a sneak peek into the course go to the home page in each chapter you should also find a list of literature.

Alternative completion methods of implementation

This is a MOOC type course. The course has been created to be rather scalable and alternative ways of doing the course also need to be highly scalable. For this reason there are presently no alternative ways.

Co-operation with working life and/or RDI

Digital transformation is taking place in the community at large and at the work place in general.

Some companies may feel threatened by change others embrace it. This course works with no company in particular, but welcomes feedback from practice.

Important dates

The course is a hop on hop off course. In the beginning all registered are encouraged and prompted to visit the online learning platform. After this the students can study at their own pace. Towards the end, the teacher will encourage students to get everything done in time.

This course will start on 1.6.2023 and will end 15.12.2023.Note if you do assignment for grade 4 to 5, you need to submit that 15 days earlier to allow time for peer reviews,

The registration period to the course is extended so that you can register up to 1 1/2 months before the end of the course. Note that during the summer break c 1.7-1.8 2023 there will be no processing of campusonline registrations i.e. if you register during this time your registration will be processed after the summer break

Forms of internationality

The course instructor is seeking for opportunities to teach the course either online or in a classroom setting in campuses around the world.

The course has been taught in a classroom setting for example in New Delhi India at IILM in November 2017 ( at the WSG University of Economy in Poland in 2012-2015 ( Special implementations of the course have also been purchased by other universities of applied sciences.

In 2023 the course will be taught and available in co-operation with to students in all the universities of applied sciences in Finland (2 or 3 implementations). The course will also be promoted at different international venues and interested parties are encouraged to enroll and familiarize themselves with the content.

Students workload

The course has been designed to be time and place independent.

Within the start and end times, the student can choose when to start and when to finish and when to study. Please make a plan to ensure that you allocate enough time for your studies.

1 credit is 27 hours of study. This is a five credit course. Plan to use time and you will get more out of the course.

Content and scheduling

I have uploaded the content of the course on to my web page Note that the actual course will be conducted on the online learning platform canvas and will contain additional elements (quizzes, places to return your assignments etc)

Grading scale