Code: BIZ223

Credits: 120 ECTS

Programme Director: Professor Niina Nurmi

Additional information: IDBM programme website

Learning outcomes

Graduates of the IDBM programme will be able to drive design-oriented innovation and lead development initiatives within global environments.

This includes the ability to:

  • use a design approach in product, service and business development
  • lead and collaborate in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams, deepening and connecting one’s own disciplinary expertise to a wider business context
  • drive change and development activities in organisations
  • co communicate concepts and ideas both verbally as well as visually at an operative (tactical) and strategic level
  • understand and utilise academic research in defining and approaching problems in systematic and systemic manner

Degree requirements 120 ECTS

1. Advanced studies 100 ECTS

IDBM Major studies 40 ECTS

*The course is recommended to be completed in period V during 1st year of studies or period II during the 2nd year of studies

Specialisation studies 24 ECTS

Compulsory BIZ minor, choose on
Accounting24 ects
Advanced level minor in Economics24 ects
Consumer Research24 ects
Corporate Communication24 ects
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management24 ects
Fashion Management24 ects
Finance24 ects
Information and Service Management24 ects
Management and International Business24 ects
Marketing24 ects
Strategic Marketing24 ects

Master's thesis 36 ECTS


26E99910

Master’s Thesis

26E99907 1/3 Research plan (10 cr)

26E99908 2/3 Findings (10 cr)

26E99909 3/3 Submitted thesis (10 cr)


30 crI-V
26E99905Master’s Thesis Seminar6 crI, III
26E99903Maturity Test0 crI-V