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CS37A0100 Value networks in smart services, 6 cr 
Code CS37A0100  Validity 01.01.2018 - 31.07.2019
Name Value networks in smart services  Abbreviation Value networks 
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 

Description by Study Guide

M.Sc. (Tech.) 1



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Post-doctoral researcher, D.Sc. (Tech.) Mika Immonen
Junior researcher, M.Sc. (Tech) Elina Karttunen


The student can summarize the key issues in network management. The student can apply the network mapping tools in modelling and describing different networks. The student can define, categorize and analyze customer requirements and their relation to business. The student can define the position of the company in the network and understands the factors affecting the position. The student can recognize and evaluate different group methods in network management. The student can evaluate analytically his/her and other peoples' actions as part of a system.


Must know: Backgrounds and theories in network management, Modelling the macro-level networks, Value flow mapping, Customer requirements, Network change management, Companies and organizations as part of the network.
Should know: Connecting customer requirements to network, Business model in network, Changing business models, Systems thinking.
Nice to know: Managing networks in digital services, analytical assessment in network management.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 6 h, exercises 10 h, finalizing the exercises 10 h, reading and getting familiar with course material 28 h, Moodle tasks 10 h, total of 64 h in 1. period.
Lectures 6 h, exercise + reporting 30 h, reading and getting familiar with course material 28 h, essay 32 h, total of 96 h in 2. period.
Excercises are done in 3-4 person groups
Total 160 h.

Suitability for doctoral studies (Yes/Leave empty) 


Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Number of mid-term examinations 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Grade 0-5. Groupwork 30%, individual task 70%

Course Materials 

Jolly, Rich (2015) Systems Thinking for Business: Capitalize on Structures Hidden in Plain Sight, Systems Solutions Press, Portland, Oregon. ISBN/ISSN: 978-0692353349 Other material that is distributed during lectures.

Limitation for students? (Yes, number, priorities/Leave empty) 

Yes, 30, Sote-DI

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


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



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