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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 in Finland's innovation capital Espoo.​
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Aalto Summer School COVID-19 update

Currently, all summer courses and programs are scheduled unless there is a change in Aalto University’s policy regarding on-site teaching during the summer semester.

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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, 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 addition to on-site learning, the course includes pre- and post-work periods. We learn in virtual, classroom, teamwork and corporate environments.

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Digital Business Master Class (Summer 2020)

Digital Business Master Class (6 ECTS) is a challenge-based course with a focus on digital technologies as tools for building businesses. During the course, students work in international teams to plan digital solutions for real cases from partner companies.

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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."

More information

If you would like to learn more about what it is like to study at Digital Business Master Class and how to apply, have a look at the links below!

You can also download our brochure for more information about Helsinki and the Aalto University campus. 

The application period for DBMC Summer 2020 is open January 10 - April 30, 2020. 

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Digital Business Master Class: Application and Course Fees

Application guidelines and information about course fees at the Digital Business Master Class intensive course.

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Study Experience at Digital Business Master Class

DBMC is a project-based international and intensive course for master's students.

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The DBMC experience surpassed my expectations and transformed me by building on what I had already learned in the MBA digital module

Deborah Flannery, Digital Business Master Class student 2019

Meet the DBMC team

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DBMC Alumnus Tyler Spring: ‘The course is an experience you won’t forget’

Tyler Spring attended the Digital Business Master Class in July 2019, and has successfully translated the course insights into positive changes at his work.

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Aalto Summer School

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

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Digital Business Master Class offers a unique learning experience

Digital Business Master Class (DBMC) is an immersive, intense, and interactive two-week course for international graduate students from Aalto partner universities.

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