Digital Business (spring 2023)

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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Schedule:

Teaching time:

Daytime

Location:

Espoo

Topic:

Digitalisation

Form of learning:

On-campus

Provider:

Aalto University Summer School

Level:

Intermediate

Credits:

6 By Aalto University (ECTS)

Fee:

1 600,00 € including VAT 24%

Application period:

10.10.2022 – 8.1.2023

Course description

Digital Business Master Class (47E00100) 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. Concepts covered include platforms and ecosystems, business design thinking, data-driven marketing, digital value creation, data-intensive business, agile development methods and AI ethics.

Challenge-based learning is an integral part of the Master Class. Students work on company projects in international and multidisciplinary teams. The projects are done in collaboration with partner companies, ensuring that the themes are relevant to the current business environment.

Working on a real-life business project with a multinational team offers an unbeatable learning experience. Students are invited to apply their knowledge to Finnish companies and organisations' challenges. Working together with a company partner provides meaningful connections with the industry and takes new topics from the classroom to the boardroom.

Learning outcomes

  • Explore and implement key topics in digital business
  • Differentiate between digital transformation and digital optimisation
  • Evaluate the constantly evolving digital business landscape both locally and globally
  • Gain theoretical and practical knowledge on digital strategies
  • Work in international multidisciplinary teams
  • Apply project management in virtual and on-site projects
  • Develop recommendations for real-life case

Applying for the course

Apply by Jan 8th 2023. Note that all Summer School courses have rolling admission. Once the course is full, the registration is closed.The Digital Business Master Class accepts applications from exchange students, Aalto degree students, professionals, and other lifelong learners. The minimum requirement is a finished Bachelor's degree. 

Course schedule

The course includes three phases: self-paced pre-work and post-work and two intensive weeks of lectures and project work in teams. 

6-17 February 2023: Pre-work (online)

  • Self-paced course orientation
  • Individual research for the team project

6-17 March 2023: Intensive weeks (on-site at Aalto)

  • Daily lectures (Monday-Friday)
  • Company meetings
  • Teamwork on a company project
  • Commitment to full-time studies during the intensive weeks is required

18-26 March 2023: Finishing project work and course reflection (online)

  • Finishing touches on the project work
  • Individual reflection assignments on key takeaways, teamwork and course experience
  • Project report deadline Friday 24 March

Tuition fee

The tuition fee for external students is 1600€ (including VAT 24%).

There is no tuition fee for nominated exchange students from a partner institution of Aalto University School of Business and Aalto degree students. Reduced tuition fee (30%) for students from Aalto University partner institutions who are not nominated for exchange.

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