Master's Programme in International Design Business Management

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You can find the instructions for the graduation process under your own field and school. Please note that all IDBM students should follow the guidelines of their home school. You can see your home school on Sisu.

Graduation request in Sisu

After graduation

Career planning

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.

For advice in career planning, check out Career Design Lab and Study and Career Psychologist Services.


Career Design Lab: Career Services

Career Services for students.

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Career Services for International Students

Career Services aims to help the international students in integrating into Finland and find meaningful careers.

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Aalto University graduates in working life

Aalto University Career Services follows the career development and labor market situation of their alumni.


IDBM alumni network

IDBM is more than just a qualification received at the end of the studies - it is about the lessons learned, people met, and relationships built. So why would one expect to leave all of that behind after graduation? Join our alumni network!

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