Course name Fundamentals of Subscription Economy
Course date 08.05.2023 - 14.08.2023
Institution Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 2 ECTS credit

Field Natural Sciences HUB
Teacher Lassi Virtanen
Available for open UAS No
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 13.03.2023 - 30.04.2023
Implementation plan

Fundamentals of Subscription Economy

08.05.2023 - 14.08.2023

Course description

The student is able to:

  • explain what is Subscription economy and Software as a Service delivery model
  • explain the implications of subscription economy in everyday life
  • identify the role of metrics in a value creation process
  • identify new business opportunities enabled by subscription economy
  • apply an understanding of digital marketing to build growth

Study Unit consist of four modules:

  • Introduction to Subscription Economy & SaaS
  • Fundamentals of SaaS Companies
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Metrics

In addition you’ll go through how to complete the study unit during the orientation module and you’ll have the possibility to give feedback after the study unit.

The subscription economy changes how we sell and buy services. Subscription economy is transforming businesses from one time purchases towards monthly payments and continuous value creation. Were not buying any more albums. Instead we pay a monthly subscription to services like Spotify or Apple Music. The same goes with movies (Netflix, Viaplay, AppleTV+, HBO, etc.).

You’re in the right place if you’re interested in understanding more about the subscription economy and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model.

Assessment criteria

The study unit is graded with Approved / Failed

Student needs to complete all the study unit modules to pass the study unit

  • Module learning material
  • Module discussions
  • Module quizzes
  • Additional tasks & material

Course way of working and time table

  • Enrollments to the study unit are accepted weekly, end evaluations are done bi-weekly.
  • Virtual self-pace studies.
  • Individual assignments and online discussions.

Virtual self-pace studies. Bi-weekly individual assignments and online discussions.

A weekly detailed schedule will be released in the beginning of the course. Optional online tutoring via Teams or at Laurea Leppävaara during the study unit.

According to the degree regulations (section 18) “students must be active in the study unit or notify their teacher in charge if they cannot attend. If they fail to notify the teacher of their absence in the first contact session, their enrollment will be rejected.