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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) - 2018 batch
Digital Business Master Class (DBMC) - 2018 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.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn and explore key topics in digital business
  • Understand the constantly evolving digital business landscape both locally and globally
  • Plan projects and understand the project management life-cycle
  • Work in international multi-disciplinary virtual teams
  • Become familiar with typical digital business scenarios
  • Gain both theoretical and practical knowledge on digital business transforming industries

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.

Link to an online application will be published once the application period is open. 

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 Domus Academica, 1 368 € (incl. VAT)

Address: Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki, https://www.hostelacademica.fi/

  • 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, https://www.hotelhelka.com/

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.

Meet the DBMC team

Heini-Maari Kemppainen

Heini-Maari Kemppainen

Department of Information and Service Economy
Program Manager
Laura Sivula

Laura Sivula

Information Technology Program (ITP)
Program Director

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