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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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Future courses

Aalto University is excited to welcome you on the Digital Business Master Class again in 2021. More details about the courses and application details will be updated on this page soon. In the meantime, you may familiarize yourself with the DBMC course we organized exceptionally online during summer 2020.

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Digital Business Master Class (Online)

DBMC Online is a challenge-based online course with a focus on digital technologies as tools for building businesses.


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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Studying online at Digital Business Master Class

In 2020, we have put the digital in Digital Business Master Class by taking the Summer 2020 course completely online. While the decision was made due to the current global situation, we were also excited to develop a version of the Master Class that is accessible from anywhere in the world. 

Cross-cultural interaction is one of our top priorities in the Digital Business Master Class. It’s good to note that the online DBMC is not a MOOC, but a facilitated and 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 were 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. 

The application period for DBMC in spring 2021 will open soon.

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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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Laura Kitinoja

Project Manager
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Laura Sivula

Laura Sivula

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Agile transition to online learning in Digital Business Master Class

During the intensive course, students from Aalto and the School of Business’s partner universities deep-dived into different aspects of digital business and completed five projects for partnering companies. A successful mid-course transition to virtual teaching inspired an online version of the course for summer 2020.

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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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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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