NEWS

29 graduate level students from nine different partner universities are doing well with their projects and the Insights phase of the course is over! The two weeks in Helsinki included many interesting lectures, company visits and getting to know the Finnish culture. Thank you to everyone for the active participation! The third and final phase, Post-work week, is in August and it includes finishing up the digital solutions by doing virtual teamwork.

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 capital city Helsinki.​

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.

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

PROGRAM

June 4–8 Virtual teamwork, pre-work

Mon 2/7 
Welcome to Finland, Project Management Workshop, Kick Off Evening Event
Tue 3/7 
Company visit: Accenture
Wed 4/4 
Advantages Through Technologies, meeting with counterpart project teams from ITP
Thu 5/7 Platforms in Business
Fri 6/7 
Business Design Thinking, Sits Party in the evening together with ITP students
Mon 9/7 
Data-Driven Marketing, Visual Communication
Tue 10/7 Company visit: Solita
Wed 11/7 
Creating Digital Value, Trip to Suomenlinna Sea Fortress
Thu 12/7 
Megatrends in the Digital World
Fri 13/7 
Project presentations, Farewell Dinner

August 20–24 Virtual teamwork, post-work

The total course workload of 160h (6 ECTS) is divided as follows:

30h Contact hours and exercises in class room
40h Class preparation
50h Project work
40h Post-work

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

In order to apply, you must be enrolled student at a partner university of Aalto University School of Business and nominated by your home university exchange coordinator. The Application period is open from January 14th to April 27th, 2018. The nominated students receive their acceptance letters in a week from filling out the application.

Application should include:

  • Study transcript,
  • CV + LinkedIn profile, and
  • Motivation letter.
APPLICATION PERIOD IS CLOSED AND WILL OPEN AGAIN IN JANUARY 2019!

Please note: There is no tuition fee for the Digital Business Master Class for students nominated from Aalto University School of Business partner schools. Students will have to cover travel, living, and accommodation* costs themselves. Aalto University does not provide any scholarships or financial aid.

*The cost for accommodation in a shared two-person room in a hostel close to our premises is 450€ for the stay when the preliminary booking by Digital Business Master Class is utilised.

DIGITAL BUSINESS MASTER
CLASS

What you will learn 

This is a way for you to dig deeper into the world of digital business and gain insight

  • Learn and explore key topics in digital business
  • Understand the constantly evolving digital business landscape both locally and globally
  • Become familiar with typical digital business scenarios
  • Gain both theoretical and practical knowledge on digital business transforming industries

How you will learn

The master class is set over 2 weeks intensive learning in Helsinki and 2 virtual sessions

  • Challenge-based learning – solving real-life challenges together with our industry partners
  • Work in multidisciplinary teams both virtually and face-to-face
  • Plan projects and understand the project management lifecycle
  • Participate in lectures by specialists from Aalto University faculty, visiting faculty and industry professionals

Tuition fee: 1200*€

Applicants under a tuition fee, please contact Project Manager Heini-Maari Kemppainen at heini-maari.kemppainen(a)aalto.fi for more information.

*Tuition fee waivers: Students nominated from the partner schools of Aalto University School of Business

CONTACT DETAILS

Heini-Maari Kemppainen
Heini-Maari Kemppainen

Project Manager
heini-maari.kemppainen(a)aalto.fi
+358 50 5772755

Laura Sivula
Laura Sivula

Program Manager
laura.sivula(a)aalto.fi
+358 50 3847228

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Heidi Bragge

Program assistant
heidi.bragge(a)aalto.fi
+358 50 4765870