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The International Design Business Management (IDBM) Program is a joint teaching and research platform of the Aalto University’s schools of business, design and technology. The aim of the IDBM Program is to develop world-class expertise in global design business management through multidisciplinary research and learning. The program aims to train skilled professionals for key roles in the global design business by emphasizing the importance of design as a competitive factor, linked with state-of-the-art technology and business models. IDBM is offered as a masters and minor program.

The key offering of the IDBM Program is a unique combination of innovative theoretical and practical teaching methods that provide students with relevant skills and innovative problem solving techniques. Arising from the needs of the industry, this program gives future marketers, engineers and designers an opportunity to develop systemic skills through cooperative industry projects and specialized courses. The program builds on the business, design or technology knowledge and competence achieved at previous studies, enabling students to make full use of their own potential as members of interdisciplinary teams, often through project-based work.


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Collaboration

Since 1995, over 150 successful projects have been completed in IDBM, for over a 100 leading Finnish and international companies and organizations.

Rovio - KESKO - Toyota - NSF Telecom - Introdex - Qonsalt - Chemical Industry Federation of Finland - University of Sao Paulo - Panasonic - Volkswagen - Outokumpu - Fazer - YLE - CITE Madera, Peru - UNICEF - Procter &Gamble - NOKIA - KONE - Wärtsilä - Microsoft - Neste Oil - Finnair - Fiskars - Metso - Suunto - FinPhys - Helsinki City -Iittala - FinPro - Stora Enso - Sanoma - Martela - KeskoFood - Polar Electro - AsoKodit - Finavia - TeliaSonera - Vaisala - Advansis/Rambol - Pentagon Design - VäinoKorpinen - There Corporation - Panphonics - Ministry of Science Vietnam - Open Innovation Forum - University of Sao Paulo, Fashion Export - TEKES, Services for Global Collaboration - VIP Research Project - IDBM 2.0 - HRM Partners - VTT - BMH Technology - NCC - Kumera - Innohome-Stanford - Salo Area Development Center -Sentica Cavia - Kaupallinen Tila - Helsinki University of Art and Design – 24 Living - Ruukki - Sentica Finnsonic - Planar - SRV Westerlund - Lapponia International - Innospa - Incap Furniture - Mobidiag - Lowe Partners -Design Network - Asperation - Helkama Bica - Honkarakenne - Piiroinen - Network - Honka - Rannila - Satama Interactive - Skanska Kodit - Design Forum Finland - Perlos - WoodFocus - Stala - Turenko - Helkama Velox - Benefon - Grundfos - Naps Power Systems - Oras - Tulikivi - Control Express Finland - Isku - Koistinen Kantele - Keravan City - Virke - Tervola Town - E&D Design - Valmet - Mk-Trsemer - Linen House - Raute Wood - Helsinki University of Technology - HPY - Säntti, Handicap Equipment - Borealis - Valmet - Kemira Safety - Valmet Paper Machines - Virke - Metra - Juhani Risku Architect Company - Exel - Teleste Communicaions - Lapponia House - Piiroinen (Arena) - Vivero - Hackman - Manner - Reima

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