International Design Business Management

The International Design Business Management program (IDBM) is a joint teaching and research platform of the Aalto University School of Business, the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, and the School of Science. The Aalto University is a major Nordic research and teaching institution. It was created in 2010 through the merger of the Helsinki School of Economics, the University of Art and Design Helsinki, and the Helsinki University of Technology.

The purpose of the IDBM program is to develop world-class expertise in global design business management through multidisciplinary research and learning that cuts across the areas of business, design and technology. The IDBM program aims to train skilled professionals for key roles in global design business. The program emphasizes the importance of design as a competitive factor, linked with state-of-the-art technology and business models.

Arising from the needs of the industry, this program gives future marketers, engineering experts and designers an opportunity to practice important interpersonal skills through cooperative industry projects and specialized courses. The program builds on the business, design or technology skills and competence achieved at the bachelor’s level, enabling students to make full use of their own potential as members of interdisciplinary teams, often within project-based work.

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