The July 2021, Digital Business Master Class will be offered virtually.

This experience may require live attendance at lectures, webinars and group work sessions, at a time decided by the partner organisation. No special considerations will be extended to any successful applicant if an approved experience coincides with the commencement of Semester Two studies at UQ. We strongly recommend you consider the time zone differences prior to application. Attendance information can be found here (next to each course)

Discover the advantages of digital trends, emerging technologies, business design thinking and data-driven business.​ The Digital Business Master Class 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.

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).

Students from the below faculties may be eligible to receive credit for this experience:

  • BEL

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 $2,200 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. 


    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.


    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

    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.

    Aalto Course BEL Credit Assessment

    Digital Business Master Class

    Approved for BISM7808 IT for Business Value (MBA students) 

    Key Dates

    Application Deadlines

    UQ: 30 April 2021
    Host: 30 April 2021

    Program Dates

    Start: 5 July 2021
    End: 16 July 2021*

    *This course also requires participants to complete pre and post-work, between on 07 - 18 June and by 07 August, 2021.

    Fast Facts

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

    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.