Master's Programme in International Design Business Management - M.Sc. Degree in Technology

Examen:

Diplomingenjörexamen.
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ECTS:

120 studiepoäng (ECTS)

Utbildningsområde:

Det tekniska utbildningsområdet

Varaktighet:

2 år, heltidsstudier

Behörighet:

Lämplig lägre högskoleexamen eller motsvarande studier.

Terminsavgift:

Ja, för studeranden från länder utanför EU.

Undervisningsspråk:

engelska
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Högskola/or:

Högskolan för elektroteknik
Högskolan för ingenjörsvetenskaper
Högskolan för kemiteknik
Högskolan för teknikvetenskaper

Ansökningstid:

2017-12-15 - 2018-01-24

Resultaten publiceras:

2018-04-06

Ytterligare information:

ansokningsservice@aalto.fi

International Design Business Management Aalto University

The Master's Programme in International Design Business Management helps you become a future creative professional in integrating design and technology with global business development through transdisciplinary teamwork and real-life challenges provided by our renowned industry partners.

The multi-disciplinary International Design Business Management (IDBM) programme produces drivers of change and innovation to lead initiatives and undertake new business ventures within global environments.

The programme embraces design broadly as a method, mind-set and competitive advantage by focusing on product, service and business design, technology and innovation management.

Programme overview: multi-disciplinary community and challenge-based learning

The International Design Business Management (IDBM) programme is the first teaching and research platform to bring together students from all Aalto University schools.

One of the key components of the IDBM programme is the Industry Project, a challenge based assignment from a client organisation that you will undertake in small interdisciplinary teams during the first academic year.

In the programme, you will further have an opportunity to

  • Discover and make full use of your own potential in interdisciplinary teams
  • Acquire knowledge about current and future trends shaping organisations and societies
  • Expand your competences achieved at the bachelor’s level by bringing in design and business perspectives to better recognise and understand how to create value for end-users
  • Develop important interpersonal and communication skills through collaborative industry projects
  • Gain insights to how design can be managed, as well as how its impact can be evaluated and analysed
  • Learn from industry leaders how to create new ideas and execute them with design-driven strategies and processes
  • Improve on vital project management skills to make you a more effective team player

 

Study programme

All master students from the three tracks (Design, Science and Technology, Business) will study the same compulsory IDBM major courses during the first year of studies. The courses include topics such as creative teamwork, business model design, corporate entrepreneuship and global virtual teamwork. One of the core IDBM major courses is the six-month long Industry Project where multi-disciplinary student teams work together on real-life challenges provided by industry partners.

In addition to the major studies, students are expected to complete specialisation studies in his/her own field. The amount of specialisation studies may vary between IDBM study options.

Learning objectives

Graduates of the IDBM programme will be able to drive innovation and lead initiatives to undertake new business ventures within global environments.

This includes the ability to

  • Use design approach in product, service, and business development
  • Lead and collaborate in multi-cultural and interdisciplinary teams, connecting one's own disciplinary expertise to a wider business context
  • Drive change and development activities in organisations
  • Communicate ideas and concepts both verbally and visually at operative and strategic levels
  • Understand and utilise academic research in defining and approaching problems in systematic and systemic manner

See further information at the  programme website (idbm.aalto.fi).

Study options

Admission to the IDBM programme is granted through six tracks in three different fields depending on the applicant's background and the targeted degree.

Field of Science and Technology, leading to a Master of Science (Technology) degree with following study options

IDBM School of Chemical Engineering

 

IDBM at School of Chemical Engineering

Studies at IDBM CHEM provide you with great opportunity to deepen your core competence achieved at bachelor’s level. At the School of Chemical Engineering you can specialise in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering including subjects of Biotechnology, Chemical and Process Engineering, Chemistry, Fibre and Polymer Engineering, Functional Materials, Sustainable Metals Processing as well as Biomass Refining.

The specialisation area studies aim to

  • Form solid foundation of students’ expertise in his/her specialised field.
  • Provide profound engineering basis for working in an international, competitive and highly innovative environment.
  • Deepen students’ theoretical and practical knowledge base in specialisation area.

 

IDBM School of Electrical Engineering

 

IDBM at School of Electrical Engineering

Studies at IDBM ELEC provide you with great opportunity to deepen your core competence in technology achieved at bachelor’s level and combine it with wider design and innovation framework. The specialisation areas at Aalto School of Electrical Engineering include Automation and Electrical Engineering, Computer, Communication and Information Sciences and Nano and Radio Sciences providing the full range of core competences to excel in modern ICT and Robotics driven developments.

The specialisation area studies aim to

  • Provide specialisation and engineering skills for working in an international, competitive and highly innovative environment.
  • Understanding of of modern ICT and robotics related technologies and developments.
  • Establish solid foundation of students’ selected expertise field in electrical engineering.
  • Deepen students’ theoretical and practical knowledge base in their specialisation area.

 

IDBM School of Engineering

 

IDBM at School of Engineering

Studies at IDBM ENG provide you with great opportunity to deepen your core competence achieved at bachelor’s level. The specialisation areas at Aalto School of Engineering include Energy Technology, Engineering Design and Production, Applied Mechanics, Civil and Structural Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Surveying and Planning. Students need to complete a 25 cr minor of these areas.

The specialisation area studies aim to

  • Form solid foundation of students’ expertise in his/her specialised field.
  • Provide profound engineering basis for working in an international, competitive and highly innovative environment.
  • Deepen students’ theoretical and practical knowledge base in their specialisation area.

 

IDBM School of Science

 

IDBM at School of Science

Studies at IDBM SCI provide you with great opportunity to deepen your core competence achieved at bachelor’s level. The specialisation areas at the School of Science include Engineering Physics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Computer Science (including Computer Science, Software and Service Engineering, Human Computer Interaction minors). Students need to complete 25 cr minor of these areas.

The specialisation area studies aim to

  • Form solid foundation of students’ expertise in his/her specialised field.
  • Provide profound engineering basis for working in an international, competitive and highly innovative environment.
  • Deepen students’ theoretical and practical knowledge base in their specialisation area.

 

In addition to the field of Science and Technology, IDBM Programme is available in the following fields:

Field of Business and Economics, leading to a Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) degree.

Field of Art and Design, leading to a Master of Arts degree.

 

Broad career prospects: from entrepreneurs to internal innovators

IDBM studies prepare you for a career in the creative industries and in businesses and other organisations that draw on creativity, design and technology as key components of their competitive positioning.

After their graduation, our students embarking on a career in the private or public sector typically work in domains such as:

  • service design
  • business design
  • design and technology strategy
  • product and project management
  • development of product and service offering
  • academic or design research
  • innovation management, marketing
  • creative direction, export management
  • trend analysis and forecasting

These career opportunities exist both in large multinationals and in small start-ups, in a variety of fields. All kinds of organisations are starting to recognise the importance of design to retain their relevance and create better value. These businesses typically leverage design to create new products and services, often involving the latest technology and business venturing and entrepreneurship. These activities have been further supported by the vibrant start-up communities in Aalto University.

During studies, the departments involved may offer the best students summer job/research assistant positions. Aalto University Career Services provides information on employers, job and thesis opportunities, and hints for job hunting for all Aalto students.

 

Tuition fees and scholarships

Non-EU/EEA students selected to the IDBM programme in the application round 2018 will be charged tuition fees. Further information on the tuition fees and scholarships offered can be found here.

Admission requirements

Admission to the IDBM programme is granted through six tracks in three different fields depending on the applicant's background and the targeted degree. In the field of Science and Technology the applicant is required to choose the track based on his/her background degree and eligibility.

Please note that applicants holding the Bachelor's degree in Architecture can apply both through science and tehnology admission or through art and design admission depending on their background studies and career intention.
General admission requirements in the field of science and technology

The general eligibility requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of science and technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills.

Eligible applications are then sent to the academic evaluation described in more detail below.

The programme-specific requirements and evaluation criteria for IDBM study options at School of Chemical Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering and School of Science will be published in the links below latest by November 30th 2017.

IDBM School of Chemical Engineering

IDBM School of Electrical Engineering

IDBM School of Engineering

IDBM School of Science

Application documents

The compulsory application documents  in the field of science and technology are listed here.

Contact information

Location:
Coordination: Aalto University School of Business, Töölö Campus, Helsinki. Note that learning activities take place on all Aalto University campuses.

Contact:

  • For enquiries regarding the application process in the field of science and technology, application documents and language requirements, please read instructions first. If you cannot find an answer to your question, contact Aalto University Admission Services at admissions [at] aalto [dot] fi.
  • For enquiries regarding the contents of studies in the IDBM programme in the field of science and technology, please contact Programme Manager Anna-Mari Saari anna-mari.saari [at] aalto [dot] fi.

Sidansvarig: | Senast ändrad: 10.11.2017.