The July 2022, Digital Business Master Class will be offered in-person.

We are very pleased to announce that our global experiences including Semester 2, 2022 Exchange and Winter 2022 Experiences will recommence on a country-by-country basis. We understand how important these opportunities are for you, and our teams have been working diligently behind the scenes to ensure these can be offered safely as we continue to monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and other global safety considerations. 

Make sure to research your travel destination(s) and prepare accordingly, by reviewing all the FAQs

Discover the advantages of digital trends, emerging technologies, business design thinking and data-driven business.​ The Digital Business Master Class includes viewpoints on the Finnish digital business landscape and companies through industry lecturers and company visits. Lectures by Aalto faculty, visiting faculty and industry professionals.

Fields of study

  • Business

More information regarding the course available can be found on the host university website and course profile

Credit equivalent

6 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 6 ECTS are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact Aalto University for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term exchange eligibility criteria and Aalto University's entry requirements.  

Apply to UQ  Apply to host 
* When applying to Aalto, student must select 'student from other university' for the first question of the application, and not Exchange.


    Tuition & program fees are approximately $2,600 AUD. UQ students are eligible for a 50% discount, and must apply to Aalto using their UQ email address to receive the discount. More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website. 


    Widening Participation Grant

    Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May (for winter programs) or late-October (for summer programs) if they are eligible for grants and scholarships awarded by the Internships and Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your experience.


    There is limited on campus accommodation available at an additional cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please contact the host university. 

    BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

    Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

    Host CourseBEL Faculty Assessment
    Aalto University School of Business - Digital Business Master Class BISM7808 IT for Business Value (MBA)

    Margarita - 2018

    Being able to be in a university environment with both international and local lecturers talking about major digital business opportunities around big data, Internet of Things, digital transformation, virtual and augmented reality and digitisation wasn't something I ever thought I'd get to experience out of an MBA program. Aalto University's approach to the digital business master class is very unique, and having guest lecturers with different backgrounds and experiences was a very enriching and engaging way to cover a range of topics available.

    Read more of Margarita's story here




    Adrian- 2018

    We consulted for the actual city of Helsinki and provided a real solution to an issue they had. I was amazed that they were taking our feedback on board in consultation with a partner local team. It was so fast but blew my expectations. I loved it so much and have traveled a lot in the past but this is by far one of my favourite travel memories.

    Read more of Adrian's story here

    Key Dates

    Application Deadlines

    UQ: Winter 2022 Applications Closed
    Host: 6 May 2022

    Program Dates

    Start: 4 July 2022
    End: 15 July 2022*

    *This course also requires participants to complete pre and post-work, dates TBC.

    Fast Facts

    Type: Study
    Mode: Study Abroad
    Location: Helsinki, Finland (in-person)
    Credit: For-credit or not-for credit
    Cohort: Postgraduate BEL students & MBA

    OS-HELP Loan

    If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

    Application Deadlines

    15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
    15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
    15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
    15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

    Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

    Global Experiences Information Sessions

    Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.