News

Students from top universities around the world come together for this summer’s Digital Business Master Class

This summer’s Digital Business Master Class by Aalto University Summer School has been off to a flying start with students from all over the world.
A group of four Aalto students sitting outside Väre discussing about group work

The Digital Business Master Class (DBMC) is a popular summer course offered by Aalto University Summer School. Due to the high demand of students, the course takes place in both spring and summer. This summer, the online edition of the course has 42 students attending from for Japan, Argentina, USA, Germany, New Zealand, China, among others, as well as Aalto University’s own students. 

Universities like National University of Singapore, University of Sydney and University of British Columbia are also represented among the students. Recent student feedback shows that connecting with and learning from other participants who come from different backgrounds and have different areas of expertise is one of the most appreciated aspects of the course.

As the name says, the DBMC emphasises on digital technologies as tools for building businesses, but the course truly is a palette of different crucial topics of today’s digital landscape. The course includes lectures in, for example, AI and machine learning, design, marketing, platform development, strategic management of innovation and leadership.

From classroom to boardroom

The educational focus lies firmly on challenge-based learning. The students get to work on real-life company projects from our collaborating partners, solve challenges, and plan digital solutions related to the companies actual needs and requirements. The real-life challenges and learning practices aligned with work-life environments increase the students’ employability and shorten the gap between studies and career.
 

Picture of Laura Kitinoja.

‘During the next couple of weeks, the students get to meet their company clients, work together with an international team and participate in interactive lectures. Definitely an intensive yet rewarding experience!’ says Program Manager Laura Kitinoja.

Next spring we are looking forward to welcoming our DBMC students on-campus again. Even though it isn’t possible to provide our students with the Finnish experience to the extent we would want this summer, the online edition of the course has been well-received by the students.

‘I have been attending online courses through Zoom and Teams for an entire year now, and this was by far the most well-organised and most inspiring one.’ says Svitlana Chaplinska, master student at Aalto University and alumna of DBMC spring 2021.

Stay tuned for the next DBMC

The application period for Digital Business Master Class spring 2022 opens in November 2021. Stay tuned for more info and sign up for the Aalto University Summer School newsletter to stay updated with information about our course offering!

Students in front of Väre building of Aalto University campus

Aalto University Summer School

Aalto University Summer School offers high quality academic summer courses and programs at Aalto University.

Kevin Campbell in sunglasses and a Queen's University cap

Digital Business Master Class alumnus Kevin Campbell: ‘The perfect bridge between my MBA and my career’

One of the graduates of Digital Business Master Class Spring 2021 is Kevin Campbell

News
  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!

Read more news

Vivian Phan leaning on a grey wall
Studies Published:

“Have the tenacity and believe in your progress" – Studying quantum, the field of the future, now

Vivian Phan is a recent BA graduate of Aalto University’s Quantum Technology studies and currently working as part of the Micro and Quantum Systems research group. She shares what it’s like to build a career in a field that’s new and will most likely have its biggest impact years or decades from now.
people sitting
Studies Published:

Aalto University graduates successfully employed

Nationwide career monitoring survey starts on 3rd of October. All 2017 master's graduates and 2019 doctoral graduates will be invited to participate in the survey.
Finavia-projektin työryhmä, Aalto BIZ
Cooperation, Studies Published:

Students helped Finavia to analyze the terminal logistics at Helsinki Airport

The unexpectedly rapid recovery of air travel has caused capacity issues
Leila Arstila solving an escape game challenge together with Santtu Sievänen. Veeti Ojanperä helped to find the solution. Copyright: David Bohmann
Studies Published:

Meeting Linda Liukas encouraged Leila Arstila to switch to computer science - now she represented Finland in a cybersecurity competition in Austria

Leila Arstila, a Master's student at the Department of Computer Science, took part in the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) in Austria 13-16 September. ECSC is an initiative by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and aims at enhancing cybersecurity talent across Europe.