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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. The Master Class is open to master's students from Aalto University and the School of Business's partner universities. The application period for Summer 2020 is open January 10 - April 17, 2020.
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Application to the Digital Business Master Class

The application period for the Summer 2020 Digital Business Master Class (29.6.-10.7.2020), is open January 20 - April 17, 2020. The course is only open to students completing their MBA or master’s degree.

Prepare to attach the following documents to your application:

  • Study transcript

  • CV + LinkedIn profile

  • Motivation letter


Applicant groups: 

International students from partner universities
If you are an MBA or master's student at one of Aalto University School of Business's partner universities, you are eligible to apply to the Digital Business Master Class as a tuition fee waiver. Please contact your home university about the nomination and application for the course. Your home university exchange coordinator will make the nominations for the Master Class, after which the nominated students receive links to the application form. 

Aalto degree students
Master’s students from Aalto University can include the Digital Business Master Class (47E00100) in their elective studies. Please find more information in the DBMC Summer 2020 event. 

External students
External students with an undergraduate degree as a pre-requisite can apply to the Digital Business Master Class (tuition fees apply).

Language skill requirements

DBMC does not require an official test record of English proficiency. However, we expect the students to have a strong command of English, both in writing and in communicating in the classroom, in order to be able to fulfil the course assignments. We expect the home institution to verify students’ proficiency before nominating them to Aalto. The minimum level we expect students to have is equivalent to IELTS 6,5 (total) or TOEFL 92 (total).


DBMC Course Fees

Tuition fee

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

For external students, the tuition fee is 1.200€ (including VAT 24%).

Service fee: 480€

Digital Business Master Class students face a service fee which is to be paid at the time of confirming participation to the course. The fee or listed services apart from course materials do not apply to Aalto degree students. 

The service fee includes:

  • Course materials
  • Support from the DBMC service coordinator before and during your stay in Finland
  • Tickets to public transportation (during 29 June - 10 July, 2020)
  • Events and trips organised by the course (as listed in the course program)

The service fee does not include:

  • Living costs such as lunch and other daily meals
  • Transportation from airport to accommodation
  • Any damage caused by a student to the accommodation provider

Accommodation can be optionally added to the service fee. 

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 the due date, the application will be considered lapsed.

The student is responsible for arranging his/her travel insurance.

Accommodation options

We offer two hotel options for the students who would like to reserve their accommodation through Aalto University. Both hotels are located in the centre of Helsinki, with excellent public transportation connections to the Aalto University campus. 

The price of the accommodation is added to the service fee. 

Digital Business Master Class

Digital Business Master Class is a challenge-based course with a focus on digital technologies as tools for building businesses.

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Laura Sivula

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