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813316A Business Process Modeling, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 813316A  Validity 01.08.2010 -
Name Business Process Modeling  Abbreviation Business Proces 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Karin Väyrynen 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits/134 hours of work

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The course unit is held in the spring semester, during periods 3 and 4. It is recommended to complete the course in the second year of Bachelor studies.

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, students are able to model and develop business and work processes, as well as use computer-based process tools. The students are able to distinguish between business process change on the enterprise level, business process level and the implementation level, and to and evaluate these business process changes.


Process architecture and how it can be fitted to the organisation, process modelling, process performance measurement, understanding process-related problems, process development, software tools for modelling and analysing processes, exercises.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 30h, exercises 12h, course assignments 45h, problem-based learning 27h, exam 20h. The problem-based learning will be done as group work, the course assignments and the exam will be done as individual work. 

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Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Harmon, Paul (2007). Business Process Change. A Guide for Business Managers and BPM and Six Sigma Professionals. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Assessment methods and criteria: This course unit utilizes continuous assessment. Lectures are voluntarily, but participation is recommended. The students will write a course assignment and a problem-based learning report, and these will be assessed. In addition, there will be an exam at the end of the course, which will be assessed. The assessment of the course unit is based on the learning outcomes of the course unit.


The course unit utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Karin Väyrynen

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