International Design Business Management, Master of Science (Technology)

Study Discipline: Business Administration
Study Programme Details
City: Otaniemi
Country: Finland
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey with the International Design Business Management (IDBM) Master of Science in Technology, an acclaimed program embodying Aalto’s vision. This pioneering study integrates design, technology, and global business development, preparing students to navigate the dynamic intersection of these fields. Explore the forefront of industry advancements through transdisciplinary teamwork and real-world challenges posed by influential partners. IDBM stands uniquely as the sole program across all six schools of Aalto, offering graduates the opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in business, design, or technology.


Discover the essence of IDBM, a pioneering and renowned Master’s program seamlessly integrating design, technology, and global business development. Immerse yourself in transdisciplinary teamwork, tackling real-life business challenges presented by industry leaders. As a graduate, you’ll be uniquely positioned, having the flexibility to earn a Master’s degree in business, design, or technology from any of Aalto’s six schools. Prepare to lead the next generation of creative professionals through a comprehensive and visionary educational experience.

Admission Requirements

  • The bachelor’s degree must be equivalent to 180 ECTS credits or three years of full-time study.
  • The degree must give eligibility to apply for master’s degree studies at university in the awarding country.
    IELTS Academic: overall score 6.5, and writing score 5.5.
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test): 92, and 22 for Writing
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A): 62, and 54 for Writing
  • 40 cr IDBM major studies
  • 20-30 cr engineering specialisation/minor studies
  • 20-30 cr electives
  • 30 cr thesis

For non-EU/EEA citizens, €15000/y

Future Career Outcomes

IDBM graduates can anticipate dynamic career outcomes, ranging from influencing innovation strategies to guiding global business development. Opportunities include roles as innovation strategists, design thinking consultants, global business developers, product managers in the technology sector, and successful entrepreneurs.

Visa Requirements:

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