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).

Visa Information

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

Contact the Embassy of Finland 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.  This is a competitive program and students must obtain credit in order to participate in this program. Students will be selected via an internal UQ Abroad selection committee.

Applicants must complete the standard UQ Abroad application and include a recent CV and motivation letter. 

*Successful applicants will be nominated to Aalto by UQ Abroad after the selection committee meeting after the UQ Abroad application deadline. 

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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. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


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

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 Disclaimerfor further details.

Aalto Course BEL Credit Assessment

Digital Business Master Class

Approved for BISM7808 IT for Business Value (MBA students) 
Digital Business Master Class

Approved for BISM7202 Information Systems Management or BISM7210 Foundations of eBusiness

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 17 April 2020

Program Dates

Start: 29 June 2020
End: 10 July 2020*

*This course also requires participants to be present for virtual pre and post-work weeks on 01 - 05 June and 03 - 07 August, 2020.

Fast Facts

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


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. 

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.