Course name Introduction to data economy
Course date 01.12.2023 - 30.06.2024
Institution Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 1 ECTS credit

Field 4everyone HUB
Teacher Anssi Mattila
Available for open UAS No
Level Master’s level

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Enrolment period 27.11.2023 - 19.05.2024
Implementation plan

Introduction to data economy

01.12.2023 - 30.06.2024

Course description

Student is able to

  • Explain why organizations need to apply data in decision making
  • Explain where the data comes from and how it can be used (buying, selling, collecting data, big data from IoT, digital platforms and APIs, machine learning and AI vs. statistical methods)
  • Identify the role of information in a value creation process
  • Identify key business models enabled by digital data
  • List a few “no-code” ways of experimenting with data products to validate the business model
  • Summarize how intellectual privacy regulations shape the data economy


Only for Master’s level students.

Assessment criteria


Course way of working and time table

  • Independently studied online course.
  • All necessary materials are provided on the course platform.

Videos, quizzes and articles in four different modules.

  • Module 1: Data economy in brief
  • Module 2: Data sources and business models
  • Module 3: Role of information in value creation
  • Module 4: Next steps in data economy

Course info

  • Course has been produced in corporation with Osaango Oy.
  • Lecturers on the videos are experts in data economy.