Introduction to API Economy
An open university Master's level course for professional development and university studies. Start from basics and join the community of over 1500 students to learn from the experts what API Economy is.
This course is not "Master's course for API Economy" but a university Master's level course. So this course is meant for people who have not encountered API Economy as a business model before, even if they had some knowledge of APIs as technology.
.. you have a better starting point to provide service to your API and digital customers.
.. you have new API Economy related ideas associated with ongoing projects.
.. your thinking about what API is may transform and you understand API is more than technical thing.
Wusstest du, dass das finnische Bildungssystem das beste der Welt ist? API-Wirtschaftsexpertin Marjukka Niinioja und Professor Marko Seppänen von der Universität Tampere haben diesen wissenschaftlichen und zugleich praxisorientierten Kurs entwickelt.
您以前知道芬兰的教育是世界上最好的吗？API 经济专家 Marjukka Niinioja 和坦佩雷大学教授 Marko Seppänen 共同打造了这门既具有学术性又具有实用性的课程。适合硕士研究生学习，从基础开始。
Smart buildings need APIs and ecosystems
Over 600 students have completed the course
“This course gives a very great introduction to API Economy (I mean literally, I don't copy the name of the course)”
“This course gives a very great introduction to API Economy (I mean literally, I don't copy the name of the course)”→Read Less
“Just what I wanted to learn about APIs.”
“Just what I wanted to learn about APIs.”→Read Less
“It is really a quick course to get an idea on the API economy. What I like that it is not tech driven, but gives a high level business view on this topic.”
“It is really a quick course to get an idea on the API economy. What I like that it is not tech driven, but gives a high level business view on this topic.”→Read Less
How to use this course
About this course content
My current skills and learning goals
First steps to API Economy
APIs in company's offering
Discuss & share examples with other students
Quiz: APIs can be used in many different ways
Creating smart offering - case Google & case KONE
Quiz: Societal-scale innovation with APIs
References and additional resources
Traditional vs. API vs. Platform Economy
Quiz: Can you identify the core interaction of a multi-sided platform?
Digital platforms vs. Platform business model?
Conclusions and further reading
Who should we open our APIs to?
Quiz: How open is company data via Open APIs?
Quiz: API Economy is...
You're almost done!
Before you go...
Need to convince your boss or your university?
Full course description available as PDF, convenient for your workplace to get convinced you need to study during working hours or your university to give you credits for the course: Download PDF
Founding partner, APItalista
Professor, Vice Dean for Education
No you don't. Are you a professional looking to update your skills? You can also take this course as part of your professional development. Get a certificate for achievement for your CV, LinkedIn profile or to submit to your HR records.
You can use this course as part of your curriculum. If you need to, you can give your own instructions for the final project. Please contact us at Osaango for more detailed instructions (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This course is designed for university Master's level studies, but you can also include it in other forms of education. The course includes academic papers and requires abstract thinking. Advanced knowledge in your own field of study will help.
1 ECTS credit, roughly 25-27 hours of work from an average Master's level university student. As a comparison, 60 ECTS credits are the equivalent of a full year of study or work.
Experienced professionals or advanced students with background in APIs and/or digital business models study this course on average 4-12 hours. This course should take no more than 27 hours of studies from a beginner. This is assuming you have previous experience of university level studies and you have a bachelor's degree from business, computer science or related field.
By completing all the lessons and quizzes. The quizzes require a minimum of 50% of a passing grade, but you can retake the quiz at any time.
If you have a Finish social security number, you can apply for an Open University credit from Tampere university. Follow the steps further down on this page. If you don't have a Finnish social security number, you can apply for a credit from your own university/school. Ask a member of the faculty if you can include this course in your studies. You can download the course brochure from this page if your faculty needs more information about the course content. After completing the course, you'll get a certificate to show you have passed the course and can apply for a credit from your own university.
Sign up for the course in Sisu. After you have completed the course in Osaango Academy, the information will automatically be sent to Tampere University. Your credit will be registered within 3 weeks of completing the course. More detailed instructions are available further down on this page.
I have a question to the experts or tutors - how do I reach them?
Students with a Finnish social security number:
1. Enroll on the course here (Osaango Academy). You get instant access to the course materials and can start completing the course.
2. Once your course progress is 100%, apply to the course via Fitech by clicking “start here” on the following site: https://fitech.io/en/studies/introduction-to-api-economy/. If you are a student at Tampere University, simply register for the course in Sisu.
3. Done! Tampere University will automatically receive the information that you have completed the course, and the credit will be registered in the student records of Tampere University within 3 weeks.
If you need to share your course credit with another university or school, you can request “Transcript of records” from Tampere University email@example.com.
Students without a Finnish social security number:
1. Enroll to the course here (Osaango Academy). You get instant access to the course materials and can start completing the course.
2. Once you have completed each section, you can get the certificate for the course. Simply go to https://www.osaango.academy/account/certificates, choose a certificate and click "view". The certificate will open in your browser.
3. Send the certificate link and the course brochure to your own university's or school's study counsellor and request the course to be accepted to your studies. Please note that each school has its own rules regarding which courses can be included in your studies. Consult your own faculty if you are unsure.
Live or custom online training for your team? Sparring? Consulting? Invoice instead of credit card?
You will gain an understanding of the data economy and its impact on business models and society. The course gives you tools to develop your own business ideas or improve your organization’s productivity by using data and creating data products