More information for the Study Module From Digital Competens to Digital Business:

Training courses and study modules are organised in response to the demands in the world of work emerging as a result of increased digitalization and in order to locally improve employment prospects.

This project aims to decrease polarisation in the labour market by offering a study module that can be completed irrespective of time and place.


The objective is to respond to the changes in the structures and practices of industries and the world of work. The completion of the study module From digital competence to digital business provides the participant with updated competence and qualification to better meet the demands of the constantly changing world of work.
The objective is achieved by improving one’s hi-tech (technical skills) and hi-touch (interaction skills) competencies and obtaining the knowhow that is required to effectively operate in modern global networks. After completing the core content of studies (FutureMe, 20 ECTS cr), the participants are equipped with tools that help them find employment faster or support them in starting their own business.

The project aims to locally raise the employment rate and reduce structural unemployment by producing competence that is currently lacking in the labour market. Also, it seeks to increase the mobility of labour and promote the transit of people outside the scope of readily available workforce i.e. immigrants to the labour market.
The project is carried out by seven Finnish universities of applied sciences – Xamk, LAB, Laurea, Vaasa UAS, Lapland UAS, Kajaani UAS and Tampere UAS – by means of MOC. The project is coordinated by Xamk and funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Project schedule:

1 Aug – 31 Dec 2020 planning, modeling and marketing of the study module
1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021 implementation of the study module
1 Jan – 31 May 2022 final process assessement and final period of submitting assignments


The scope of the study module equals 30 ECTS credits.

1. FutureMe: work for your future, 20 ECTS cr
2. Design thinking, 5 ECTS cr
3. Hi-tech: digital skills in the future, 5 ECTS cr
4. Global know-how: Import and export as a part of a Finnish company’s international operation, 5 ECTS cr
5. Robotic process automation and data analytics in future business operation, 5 ECTS cr
6. Hi-touch: customer understanding as a success factor, 5 ECTS cr

Online studies that can be completed irrespective of time and place guarantee equal opportunities for participation and encourage lifelong learning and improvement of skills and competence.
The study module is advertised in cooperation with local Offices for Employment and Economic Development and Government Pilots on Employment and targeted in a manner that best serves the needs of local businesses and individual job seekers.


During the project, 100 participants complete a study module that equals 30 ECTS credits. After completion, the participants are better equipped to find employment or start their own business.

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Satu Hynynen
Project Manager
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Entrepreneurial Digital Skills

1 August 2020 – 31 May 2022

Project partners

Lead partner: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

Partners: Seuraavat ammattikorkeakoulut: LAB, Laurea, Vaasa, Lappi, Kajaani ja Tampere

Focus areas: Digital economy
Xamk Research Units: Creative Industries


Total budget: € 466 645 e

XAMK part of the total budget: € 108 804 e

Financiers and main source of funding: Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, OKM, valtion erityisrahoitus