Students will develop an understanding of two big issues that entrepreneurial businesses entering new markets face: (1) market and competitive analysis and (2) strategic positioning and dynamics. Students will learn to apply a number of theoretical ideas to analyse these issues, such as transaction costs, asset specificity, predatory strategies and price discrimination.
Entrepreneurial businesses from start-ups to established corporations enter new markets with innovative products and services. This course covers strategic considerations and analysis tools that are relevant for understanding the market that the firm is about to enter and for developing a strategy that leads to a successful entry and sustainable competitive advantage.
Theoretical material in the online learning environment in MyCourses
Cases (available in MyCourses)
Online learning environment for the course & Activating Aalto ID
MyCourses online learning environment is a tool for both students and teachers for communication and managing everyday course work. You need an Aalto User ID to log in to the course's MyCourses workspace and participate in teaching. You can activate your Aalto User ID the day after the registration and you should activate it no later than the day before the start of the course.Instructions for activating your Aalto User IDDigital workspace of the course: MyCourses
More details on completing the course will be available at MyCourses closer to the start of the course.
Lectures (held partially online, partially on campus)
Individual study and examinations
Midterm and final exams (online)
Teaching time and location
The teaching time and the location of the course can be found at Sisu information system
- The link leads to Completion methods tab of the course page
- From the top of the page (Version drop-down menu), check that academic year 2023-2024 is selected
From the blue bar, click Lecture and open the Groups and teaching times tabto see the teaching time and the location of the course. Exam times can be seen by clicking Exam.
Exam instructions at the Open University
Registration and course fee
Registration for Open University courses is done in Sisu-service.
Registration for this course starts on 29.1.2024 at 9.00
Registration for this course ends on 19.2.2024 at 23.59
The number of participants is limited to 5.
This course is organized by the Aalto University School of Business.
The course fee is paid upon registration for each course at a time and it is binding. Familiarize yourself with registration and payment rules as well as other guidelines for students:
Registration, payments and rulesAccess Token on Aalto University Campus
To be able to enter campus premises and classrooms you need the student access token of Aalto University. You can get the student access token from campus lobby services. The access token need to be activated with your Aalto account and password before you can use it. Please, arrive the campus well in advance before your first class so that you can make the access token work. Please, see the instructions how to get and activate the access token:How to get an access tokenOtaniemi Campus, Espoo:Campus map
Individual study arrangements
If you need individual study arrangements in order to attend a course, contact the Open University office ([email protected]) in good time, at least 14 days before the start date of the course or the examination date. Further information about individual study arrangements:
Individual study arrangements at Open University