The information below is for Winter 2018 and is to be used as a reference only. Updated information for Winter 2019 will be available in late-2018 or early-2019. 

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 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).

Eligibility and application

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

More information on application documents can be found on the host university website.

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Tuition is paid to UQ. More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Accommodation is not provided as part of the program. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website.

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

Students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration may be eligible for credit towards BISM7808 Information Technology for Business Value as approved by BEL Faculty   
Digital Business Master Class

Students enrolled in the Master of Business may be eligible for credit towardsBISM7202 Information Systems for Management or BISM7210 Foundations of eBusiness as approved by BEL Faculty   

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 Abroad applications for Winter 2019 will open in December 2018.

Program Dates

Dates listed below are for Winter 2018 and are to be used as a reference only.

Start: 2 July 2018
End: 13 July 2018

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Exchange
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Credit: For-credit only
Cohort: Postgraduate BEL students

UQ Abroad 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.