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Digital Business Master Class

Digital Business Master Class is a challenge-based course with a focus on digital technologies as tools for building businesses. Discover the advantages of digital trends, emerging technologies, business design thinking, and data-driven business!
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Digital Business

Digital Business is a challenge-based course focusing 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.

Aalto University Summer School

Included in the Master Class

Digital Business Master Class is an interactive and fast-paced graduate-level course (6 ECTS) focusing on digital technologies as tools for building businesses. During the Master Class, students learn how companies transform their processes and systems by implementing digital technologies.

During the intense 2 weeks, student teams build a project, planning a digital solution for a real-life company problem. Concepts covered include data-intensive business, service design, platforms and ecosystems, business models, digital marketing, working in international teams and project management frameworks.

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

Aalto University Otaniemi Campus in Summer / Photo by Aalto University, Mikko Raskinen

Summer at Digital Business Master Class

Participating in the Digital Business Master Class in the summer gives students an excellent opportunity to enjoy Finland at its best. Visitors can enjoy the surrounding nature in full bloom, take advantage of the countless hours of daylight and experience the vibrant Helsinki city life. Digital Business Master Class organises cultural excursions as a part of the program, and participants are encouraged to take full advantage of the Aalto Summer School social program as well. 

ITP alumnus from 2019, Tyler Spring, shares his tips for making the most of your time at the Master Class:  "Make sure you take the time to explore all of the great things that Helsinki has to offer – especially the restaurants and nightlife. The program provides ample time on the weekend to explore outside of Helsinki, and I’d highly recommend taking the short ferry to Tallinn."

Finland and Aalto have given me a whole new view on digital business

Ángela Velásquez Bellido, Digital Business Master Class student 2022

Meet the DBMC team

Read about our previous courses

Liva Gramlow and another student standing in front of the classroom giving their final presentations at Digital Business Master Class by Aalto University Summer School.

Summer School Alum story: “Never before have I learned so much in two weeks”

With 35 students from 16 different countries, this summer’s Digital Business Master Class by Aalto University Summer School taught the students all things digital business and allowed them to collaborate on real-life business cases by partnering companies.

Cordelia in a blue winter jacket, pictured smiling with a snowy forest in the background.

Summer School Alum story: “Digital Business Master Class was a wonderful supplement to my MBA”

With a background in Marketing and Brand Management, Cordelia Blanchard was looking for short-term exchange possibilities and found the Digitial Business Master Class by Aalto University Summer School.

Group pucture taken at the stairs in Väre of happy Digital Business students, smiling and waving to the camera.

‘Finland and Aalto have given me a whole new view on digital business’

International students experienced the Finnish spring and deepened their knowledge of digital business at the Aalto University Summer School’s Digital Business course in March.

Shane McMahon sitting on a transparent glass floor high up in a skyscraper where you can see the ground beneath him.

Digital Business Master Class – exactly the course that is needed to keep up with today's business landscape

Shane McMahon attended the DBMC in the summer of 2021 and was particularly happy about working with environmental solutions during the course company project.

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