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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 Master Class (Summer)

DBMC is a challenge-based course with a focus 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.

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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, 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.

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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."

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Studying online at Digital Business Master Class

At a time when global mobility is minimal, we are excited to offer a version of the Master Class that is accessible from anywhere in the world. Virtual mobility is a good option for developing multicultural collaboration skills.

Cross-cultural interaction is one of our top priorities in the Digital Business Master Class. The online DBMC is not a MOOC, but a facilitated and highly interactive course where students are encouraged to participate in discussions, share their ideas and work together. Company projects around digital topics ensure challenge-based learning and international and multidisciplinary teamwork. 

To provide participants with possibilities for interaction, lectures during the course are held synchronously. Lectures are scheduled to accommodate as many time zones as possible. However, they will also be recorded for later viewing for those students who are unable to attend some of the live sessions.

 

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.

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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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Digital Business Master Class alumnus Kevin Campbell: ‘The perfect bridge between my MBA and my career’

One of the graduates of Digital Business Master Class Spring 2021 is Kevin Campbell

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Students from top universities around the world come together for this summer’s Digital Business Master Class

This summer’s Digital Business Master Class by Aalto University Summer School has been off to a flying start with students from all over the world.

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UNITE! students participated in Aalto University Summer School virtual exchange course

As a pilot for developing short-term mobility Aalto University Summer School opened up its curriculum for UNITE! students. Ten UNITE! students participated in the Digital Business Master Class (6 ECTS) summer course. Engineering students across Europe were keen to complement their degree studies with business knowledge, and the course spots filled quickly. 

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Short-term virtual mobility promotes digital learning and collaboration

Students from 25 countries developed their digital collaboration skills on the challenge-based Digital Business Master Class in July 2020.

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