Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

Helsinki, Finland (INFS 399)

Selected Topics in INFS - Global Perspectives on Digital Business


Program Highlights

  • Learn about digital business in one of Europe’s most dynamic and entrepreneurial cities in this fourteen day program led by Nenad Jukic (Professor at Quinlan School of Business) and Laura Sivula (Lecturer and Program Manager of Information Technology Program at School of Business at Aalto University, Helsinki).
  • Experience interactions & collaborations with Finnish students and business leaders, visits to prominent Helsinki-based global companies, and excursions to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Old Town Tallinn in Estonia and Suomenlinna Fortress on a group of islands off Helsinki).
  • Transform your understanding of global business technology issues through the prism of Nordic business culture rooted in the tradition of innovation, openness, precision and creative design.

Program Description

This intensive two-week course explores global perspectives of modern digital business. Prior to their two-week stay in Helsinki students will attend two online lectures. Once in Helsinki, they will attend two hours a day / four days a week in-class lectures at Aalto University, which will include interactive project work and various collaborative interactions with Aalto students. Students will also attend four guest-speaker talks given by Finnish business leaders and go on two company visits at prominent Helsinki-based companies. Two excursions to UNESCO World Heritage Sites will be included: Old Town Tallinn (in Tallinn, Estonia) and Suomenlinna Fortress (on a group of islands off Helsinki).

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Course Description

Concepts covered in the course include global perspectives on digital business, technology industry in Finland, digital as a business model, global and future digital trends, user-centric design and solutions and service design thinking. After you have completed this course you will be able to identify digital business models across industries and understand the world where innovation drives disruption.



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Course Offering:

INFS 399: Selected Topics in INFS - Global Perspectives on Digital Business

This three-credit course fulfills the following academic requirements:

  • INFS Major and Minor
  • Global Awareness for Quinlan School of Business

Course Pre-requisite:

  • INFS 247 and instructor's approval

Taught By:

Dr. Nenad Jukić
Quinlan School of Business
Loyola University Chicago

Laura Sivula
Program Manager, Information Technology Program
Aalto University Helsinki

Housing & Meals

Students will be accommodated in modern university campus housing in the Helsinki city center. The rooms (double and/or triple occupancy) will include individual beds, desks, bathrooms with showers (in each room), kitchenettes with refrigerators (in each room), and breakfast. Lunch will be provided in Aalto’s University campus cafeteria. Two group dinners during the class will take place at two different restaurants.


August 5-18, 2018

Tentative itinerary

  • 3/15—Application Deadline
  • TBA—Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation
  • TBA—Two mandatory pre-departure online lectures
  • 8/05—Students Arrive in Finland
  • 8/18—Program Ends


Program Costs

Program Fee: $1,275


  • CISI health insurance
  • On-site program support from local staff and Loyola faculty
  • Housing
  • Two meals a day
  • Two group dinners
  • All class transportation and excursions

Tuition Fee: $2,310

  • Three credit hours of Loyola summer term tuition (graduate students must pay the graduate tuition rate)

Total Cost: $3,585

Not Included:

  • Round-trip airfare (Chicago - Helsinki, Finland) approximately $1,100
  • Personal spending money

Application Process

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

As part of the online application you must:

  1. Ensure you meet the eligibility requirements to study abroad
  2. Contact Professor Nenad Jukić (njukic@luc.edu) to set up an interview.
  3. Upload a copy of your valid passport or passport application receipt
  4. Pay by credit card a $100 non-refundable Office for International Programs (OIP) study abroad fee

For more information, contact Kelly Heath in the Office for International Programs at kheath2@luc.edu or 773.508.3307; or contact Dr. Nenad Jukić at Njukic@luc.edu.