Lecture | Information Systems

Business Modelling and Digital Economy


In this course students will be introduced to alternative Business Model approaches, such as CANVAS, STOF, C-SOFT, and VISOR, and how they can be used for working out an e-Commerce business case. An introduction to business models and specific approaches will be given in the first part of the course. Sufficient attention will also be given to the technical foundations of e-Commerce. The analysis of the business case will be complemented with a description of the technical architecture. Topics covered on the course are entrepreneurship, implementation tools, enterprise/business architecture, Archimate and possible other relevant topics related to e-Business. 

Learning outcomes

To gain knowledge about business models and business logic and how they are used in electronic commerce
To gain insights through the analysis of e-commerce business cases 
To understand how business models are related to business logic

Course eligibility Compulsory
Presence of students On-campus and on-line


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The Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics at Åbo Akademi university, which has started on the 1 st of January 2015, joins together the central scientific fields of business, jurisprudence and social sciences. The faculty sees huge advantages within the cross-boundary collaboration and the combination of width and depth of subjects and fields of knowledge. The basic education comprises courses and study programmes on both Bachelor- and Master level. 

Science of high international standard is carried out within the faculty. Information and customer behavior in digital business; entrepreneurship and innovations; creative economics; sustainability; labour economics; human rights; elections; democracy; cultural policy; religion in Swedish speaking Finland. These are a few examples of the current fields of research at the faculty.

The faculty operates in Turku (Åbo) and Vaasa. In Turku the activities are mainly concentrated to three campuses; ASA, Hanken and Domvillan. Apart from those some functions can also be found in Åhuset. In Vaasa the main activity can be found in Academill.