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Aalto University - Digital Business Summer Master Class
Helsinki, Finland (Outgoing Program)
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Aalto University School of Business - Digital Business Master Class

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Program dates: 1 - 12 July 2019
Sydney exchange application deadline: 5 April 2019
Partner application deadline: 19 April 2019
Duration: 2 weeks
Type: Exchange

Program Description
Five University of Sydney students have the opportunity to spend two weeks studying an intensive, interactive Master Class on Digital Business at one of Europe’s top-ranked Business Schools. 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 archipelago, buzzing startup scene and Nordic superfoods in Finland’s capital city Helsinki. 

View full program details on the Aalto University website.

Academic Information

Level: Postgraduate only
Language: English
Relevant subject areas: Business, IT
Credit points: 6 ECTS
General conversion: 7.5 ECTS = 6 USyd credits 
Courses available:
Digital Business Master Class

This is an interactive and fast-paced summer course focusing on digital technologies as tools for building businesses. You will learn how companies transform their processes and systems by implementing digital technologies. During the intense 2 weeks you will 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.

Master Class 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 multidisciplinary virtual teams
- Become familiar with typical digital business scenarios
- Gain both theoretical and practical knowledge on digital business transforming industries

Applying for academic credit
You must have approval from your faculty to receive academic credit towards your Sydney course to be eligible for an exchange place. The approval will need to be uploaded to your Sydney Abroad application prior to the exchange deadline, Tuesday 17 April 2018.

How to apply for academic credit. 

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Useful Information 

Local Overview
Charming Helsinki revolves around its harbour and boasts beautiful art-nouveau buildings, museums, and old fashioned cafes and restaurants. Friendly and lively, it’s considered one of the world’s design capitals and also offers a lively music, art venues and an emerging gastronomic scene. It has several higher education institutions and a large student population, meaning it’s geared to meet the needs of students from all walks of life.
Host institution
Established just five years ago, Aalto University is a new, innovative university that merges art, technology and economics. It was created by a merger of the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, and its campuses are spread around Helsinki, the vibrant harbourside capital of Finland. The School of Business is one of the highest ranking in Europe. The School of Business is the only business school in Finland – and one of only a few in the world – to have been labelled as excellent by three of the world’s leading accreditation bodies, AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.
Students will need to arrange their own accommodation in Helsinki.



Tuition: The University of Sydney has an exchange agreement with Aalto University, which allows students from each institution to study at the other, as part of the student exchange program. University of Sydney students in this course will be enrolled in an exchange unit of study at the University of Sydney and will pay tuition fees at Sydney for this unit. You will not pay tuition fees at Aalto, however you must ensure you budget for other expenses.

Scholarships: Scholarships for this program are still being finalised. Check this page for updates in 2019.

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility which begin in late-November 2018 onwards. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.

Other costs: Flights, accommodation, living expenses, visa, additional travel. 
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required. 

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How to Apply

Planning early is the best way to ensure you will get the most out of your time abroad.

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (April/May) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.
If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at

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