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Master's programme on leading for interdisciplinary creativity.

International Design Business Management (IDBM) helps you become a future creative professional in combining design and technology with global business development.

The IDBM curriculum integrates business, design and technology to enable students to lead interdisciplinary creativity. Graduates of the program earn a master’s degree in business, design or technology, and gain extensive transdisciplinary teamwork experience that enables them to work in a wide variety of fields.


IDBM students tackle complex real-life challenges provided by our renowned industry partners. In interdisciplinary teams, IDBMers develop holistic solutions and transitions to address the questions of tomorrow.

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IDBM Capstone: Industry Project. 28 Years of Result-Focused Interdisciplinary Design Explorations – Co-created Together with Students, Faculty, and Companies.

Every year, together with 10-12 industrial and business partners we give an eight month project course in which innovative business concepts are developed based on real-life briefs. In the course, interdisciplinary student teams, mentored and facilitated by industry professionals, apply their skills on business cases and problems using design-driven creative problem solving and design thinking approach.


Industry Projects generate new, innovative concepts that tackle challenges now, and in the future. Combining extensive qualitative research with prototyping and experimentation, the projects lead to insights, prototypes, and solutions!

Since 1995, we have worked with 200+ different projects and clients. Some of the clients we have worked with in the past include: Nordea, Otava, Espoo, Harvia, Kemira, KONE, Nokia, Sanoma,, STARTSOLE, Takeda, VTT, ZEISS, IBM, Konecranes, Posti, Säästöpankki, ABB, Invalidisäätiö, Lappset, Valmet, Lindström. Futurice, Iittala, Huhtamäki, Start North, Aava, Helsingin Sanomat, Volkswagen, Wärtsilä.

We are currently looking for partners for the academic year 2024-2025! - ibm_PNG19655.png
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