Master's Programme in International Design Business Management

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Planning your studies

From this section, you will find important information and instructions that will support the planning of your studies. The information below is common for all IDBM students. In addition to this, some schools have additional information on planning the studies. Make sure that you check the correct information under your home school and/or targeted degree.You can see your home school in Sisu.

Academic calendar

Teaching periods and annual enrolment. 

Recommended study timetable

Recommended study timetable for IDBM students.

Planning your studies in Sisu

You build your own, individual study plan which helps you to define your studies as a whole. Well planned studies are a key to successful studies.

You can view your degree structure and information on courses and study modules in Sisu once you’ve made a HOPS study plan. Your study plan automatically shows the courses and study modules that are compulsory, i.e. those you are required to complete in order to graduate. For your elective (optional) studies module, you can freely choose courses that interest you.

If you want to discuss your plans with someone, you can always contact the planning officer of your programme (see Contact).  All students will be also assigned a personal study/teacher tutor. You can contact your tutor if you want to discuss for example your studies, career plans, thesis topic etc.


In Sisu you can plan your studies, register for courses, and submit your request for graduation.

Sisu instructions: front page

The front page of Sisu instructions for students

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Sisu’s basic functions

An overview of Sisu’s basic functions for students.

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MyStudies helps students to schedule appointments with advisors and find direct links to relevant services and commonly used sites.

MyStudies (URL) (external link)

MyStudies is a daily desktop for Aalto students. Log in to MyStudies here.

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MyCourses is an online learning environment used in Aalto University. Course workspace can be used to send out teacher's announcements, share and submit course material and submissions and receive feedback.

MyCourses Instructions for Students (external link)

Manual for the online learning environment


Aalto Space

Aalto Space allows you to book group work facilities and helps you navigate the campus. 

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