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CS36A0532 Sustainable Business Models TUDI, 6 cr 
Code CS36A0532  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Sustainable Business Models TUDI  Abbreviation Sustainable Bus 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Janne Huiskonen 
Jouni Koivuniemi 

Description by Study Guide

For TUDI -master's programme students only. Teaching will be provided in Lahti campus.

Next time 2019-2020.

Lectured every other academic year (Yes, next realization year/Leave empty) 

Yes, 2019-20


M.Sc. (Tech.) 2



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Associate professor D.Sc.(Tech.) Jouni Koivuniemi
Professor D.Sc.(Tech.) Janne Huiskonen


On successful completion of the course, student is able to 1) Distinguish the key elements of business models and stronger sustainability, 2) Analyze the means and mechanisms through which sustainable business models can be promoted, 3) Recognize the business model change drivers and restrictive factors, 4) Design business model concepts, and 4) Assess the viability and implementation options of business models.


Business model concepts, theories and frameworks. Objectives and principles of stronger sustainability and their linkages to business models. Sustainable business model archetypes. Earning logics in sustainable economy. Business models pertaining to de-materialization, resource efficiency, circular economy and product-service systems. Methods for analyzing and designing business models. Business model change and dynamics. Role of business environment in advancing sustainable business.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 14 h (incl. also online lectures), exercises 14 h (incl. also independent exercises), written reports (includes familiarizing with literature and case company materials) 130 h, 3. period. Total work load 158 h.


Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 


Grade 0-5.Written report and final seminar (70%), theory exercises (30%).


Course Materials 

Book Osterwalder ja Pigneur (2010) Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers. Lecture notes. Article collection.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 


Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 



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