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Advanced topics in IDBM

Individual course

Please note that all FITech minors will be offered for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.

This online course advances and deepens students’ understanding on the central topics of international design business management. Students will conduct research studies on IDBM-related topics, applying theoretical literature and interviewing professionals working in the related industries. Course assignments “warm-up” students for their master’s thesis. Virtual learning technology and webinar (web-based seminar) format enable students to participate in the course from any location.

Along with the advanced academic knowledge on international design business management, this course provides tools and methods for working effectively in global virtual teams and for facilitating engaging virtual meetings & webinars.

Learning outcomes:

After completing this online course, students should have:

  • A deeper theoretical and practical understanding of international design business management and it’s central topics such as design management, leadership for creativity, design thinking, human-centered design, and change management.
  • Ability to work effectively in distributed virtual teams.
  • Skills and experience on facilitating webinars and giving engaging online presentations for large audience.
  • Readiness to start their master’s thesis.

More information on Aalto University’s course page.

Responsible teacher

Aalto University
Elina Hilden

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Technical studies
Design management,
Industrial engineering and management
Course code:
0 €
Teaching period:
13.9.–17.12.2021 OR 28.2.–3.6.2022
Application deadline:
Application period has ended
Host university:
Aalto University
Study is open for:
Degree student
Teaching methods:
General prerequisites:
Motivation letter, CV and an official study transcript.
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