Aalto University Summer School

Digital Business

Join a challenge-based course with a focus on digital technologies as tools for building businesses. During the intensive course, students work in international teams to plan digital solutions for real business cases from partnering companies.
A group of four student sitting outside Aalto University School of Business while discussing a group project.
Photo: Aleksi Poutanen

Teaching period:


Application period:

1.2.2024 – 30.6.2024

Course format:



2 weeks full-time

Course level:

Graduate Professional

Field of study:

Business and Economics




School of Business

Tuition fees:

1690€ tuition fee

We still have a couple of open spots left for Digital Business this summer. You can apply until June 30th 2024. Please note that at this point, we can only accept students who do not require a visa.

Digital Business is an interactive and fast-paced graduate-level course focusing on digital technologies as tools for building businesses. During the course, students learn how companies transform their processes and systems by implementing digital technologies. Concepts covered include platforms and ecosystems, business design thinking, data-driven marketing, strategic management of technological innovation, data-intensive business and AI ethics. 

Challenge-based learning is an integral part of the course. Students work on company projects in international and multidisciplinary teams. The projects are done in collaboration with partner companies, ensuring the themes are relevant to the current business environment.

In addition to intensive lecture weeks, the course includes independent pre- and post-work periods. Learning experiences range from insightful discussions in class to multidisciplinary teamwork, independent research and corporate collaboration.

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Students woking in teams at the Design Methods class of Digital Business course. Photo: Ayse Pekdiker
Students woking in teams at the Design Methods class of Digital Business course. Photo: Ayse Pekdiker

Business projects in international teams

Working on a real-life business project with a multinational team offers an unbeatable learning experience. Students are invited to apply their knowledge to challenges provided by Finnish companies and organisations. Working together with a company partner provides meaningful connections with the industry and takes new topics from the classroom to the boardroom.

In addition to working on their digital business skills, participants get valuable experience of multidisciplinary teamwork and build their international communication skills. Whether taking the course online or on-campus, students meet people from different academic and cultural backgrounds, preparing them for international careers. The project work is facilitated by DBMC staff, with tips ranging from presentation skills to successful online teamwork.

Portrait picture of Peter Gaggl, responsible teacher for the Aalto University Summer School course Digital Business.
Peter Gaggl is the responsible teacher for Digital Business

Teacher Information

Peter Gaggl is a Doctoral Researcher at Aalto University School of Business in the field of logistics and is currently focusing his research on climate change impacts and mitigation strategies in public procurement and decision-making biases for supply chain risk management regarding environmental- and climate risks.

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