Digital Business Master Class

Discover the advantages of digital trends, emerging technologies, business design thinking and data-driven business, while enjoying the nightless summer nights, sauna with locals, beautiful beaches, buzzing start-up scene and Nordic superfoods in Finland's innovation capital Espoo.​
Digital Business Master Class (DBMC)
Digital Business Master Class (DBMC) - 2019 batch

The Master Class (6 ECTS) includes viewpoints to the Finnish digital business landscape and companies through industry lecturers and company visits. Lectures by Aalto faculty, visiting faculty, and industry professionals.

Digital Business Master Class (Photo: Allas Sea Pool / Eetu Ahanen)
Allas Sea Pool (Photo: Eetu Ahanen)

We arrange social and cultural activities – including visits to the UNESCO heritage site Suomenlinna Sea Fortress and Allas Sea Pool outdoor pool and sauna, summer party and Finnish traditions.

Included in the Master Class

Interactive and fast-paced graduate level summer course (6 ECTS) focusing on digital technologies as tools for building businesses. We learn how companies transform their processes and systems by implementing digital technologies.

During the intense 2 weeks we build a project, planning a digital solution for a real-life company problem. Concepts covered include mobile and social technologies, service design, data analytics, platforms and ecosystems, business models, working in virtual teams and project management frameworks.

In order to apply, you must be an enrolled student at a partner university of Aalto University School of Business and nominated for exchange by your home university exchange coordinator. 

Applications should include:

  • Study transcript,
  • CV + LinkedIn profile, and
  • Motivation letter.

DBMC Course Fees

Tuition fee

There is no tuition fee for students who are a nominated for exchange from a partner institution of Aalto University School of Business.

Service fee

All DBMC students face a service fee which is to be paid at the time of confirming participation to the course. There are three accommodation options for the service fee.

The service fee includes:

  • Course materials
  • Tickets to public transportation (during 1–12 July, 2019)
  • Hospitality set
  • Events and trips organised by the course (as listed in the course program)

The service fee does not include:

  • Living cost such as lunch and other daily meals
  • Transportation from airport to accommodation (public transportation 5€)
  • Any damage caused by a student to the accommodation provider

Option 1: No accommodation, 600€ (incl. VAT)

For those students, who want to arrange accommodation during their stay themselves.

Option 2: Hostel Both Helsinki, 1 368 € (incl. VAT)

Address: Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki, 

  • Accommodation in a single room during June 30 – July 13, 2019 (13 nights)
  • The room facilities include bed linen, towels, morning sauna, private wc, shower, kitchenette, refrigerator, wi-fi

Option 3: Hotel Helka, 2 668 € (incl. VAT)

Address: Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Helsinki,

Please note:

The Aalto University School of Business reserves the right to adjust the service fee up to confirmation of participation if external costs change materially. The tuition fee and service fee are non-refundable. The service fee and tuition fee are to be paid by bank transfer. If the invoice is not paid by due date, the application will be considered lapsed.

Student is responsible for arranging his/her travel insurance.

Download the course brochure

Aalto-yliopisto Kauppakorkeakoulu klusteriaula kolmas kerros Kuva: Mika Huisman / Aalto-yliopisto
The lectures are held in the brand new School of Business building in Otaniemi campus, Espoo. Espoo is known as the innovation capital of Finland and it's located next to the capital city Helsinki. Metro ride from Helsinki to the campus takes 15 minutes.

Meet the DBMC team

Laura Kitinoja

Laura Kitinoja

Department of Information and Service Economy
Project Manager
Laura Sivula

Laura Sivula

Information Technology Program (ITP)
Program Director
Digital Master Class, summer 2018, students in front of the School of Business

Digital Business Master Class attracted 29 students from all over the world to the School of Business

The students praised the course arrangements and the challenging teaching practices.

Kuvassa kolmihenkinen opiskelijatiimi.

A team of students designed a user-centric dashboard for Bank of Finland IT

The ITP project was a part of the Bank of Finland’s IT transition process.

Väre aula arkkitehtuurikuva Kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo / Aalto-yliopisto

Campus steps into a new era

School of Arts, Design and Architecture and the School of Business move to their new and modern facilities.

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

Aalto Summer

Care to change the society, develop an innovation – or a whole new industry? Get started by signing up for one of the courses at Aalto Summer 2019. Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business.

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