The International Design Business Management (IDBM) programme is a joint teaching and research platform of all schools of Aalto University.
With know-how gained during studies, supported by teacher supervision and guidance, student groups take on challenges varying from market research and strategic planning to product design and development. Aalto University students have a way of challenging conventional ideas and coming up with new, innovative ways of doing things.
Study projects also provide a chance to get in touch with potential future employees, as well as gain visibility among the soon-to-be graduates from the fields of science, art, technology and business.
Study project courses beginning in the spring term
If you represent a medium or large size company (>100 employees and operating for more than 5 years) interested to get a better understanding of how your company (or one of its business units) can improve its innovation or renewal processes to achieve better growth, 'Strategies for Growth and Renewal' student projects might be appropriate for you.
Capstone in Creative Sustainability is a course where students work in multidisciplinary teams towards finding creative solutions to real-life social and environmental challenges brought by partner companies.
If your company is interested in exploring how to move from traditional managerial structures toward organization designs that better support agility and self-management, then these student projects may be of interest to you. In the course project, students will work with companies to evaluate current status and give recommendations for changes in the organization design of the company or its sub-entity, based on the direction and priorities (breadth vs. depth) that the companies seek to explore.
Study project courses beginning in the autumn term
In Advanced Energy Project project students carry out energy related projects for external companies to solve an identified business problem through the development of services, business models, technical solutions or prototypes.
COINNO is a new type of course for corporate and university students to study innovation management together in mixed teams to foster collaborative learning.
Master’s students from fields of design, engineering & business form interdisciplinary teams to work on real-life product and service innovation challenges proposed by partner companies.
In PDP, a multidisciplinary group of Master’s students mainly from fields of engineering, industrial design and business tackle challenges aiming to a functioning prototype.
Study project courses applicable anytime
Aaltonaut Minor Programme is a bachelor’s minor programme focused on interdisciplinary product development and the entrepreneurial mindset, and most importantly on contributing to the students’ learning.
Did not find a suitable course?
If you did not find a suitable study project course from the list above, please contact Aalto corporate relations team or see what the customized business project from Aalto School of Business could provide.
If you are looking for an academic expert in your field or would like to know more about the various ways of corporate collaboration, don't hesitate to contact Aalto Corporate Relations.
Examples of project course outcomes
Read more about what has been done at our study project courses.
Study projects are being arranged with the aim of finding fresh solutions to challenges facing companies, and to amass skills that stand out in working life.