Full-time Program, 65 weeks. Enhance your business skills including development and marketing, digital commerce and social entrepreneurship.

Learn from the world of startups, build your own creative concepts, and create sustainable solutions to today’s business challenges. Digital Business has been developed in collaboration with our industry partners to focus on design, technology and leadership, preparing you to shape the future for existing businesses or as an entrepreneur.

This program is your chance to dive into the latest digital trends and take your ideas to the next level, covering topics ranging from fast-paced development and data-driven marketing to digital commerce and social entrepreneurship. In our creative learning environment, you will be challenged to develop business plans and strategies using techniques relevant to today’s industry.

Whether you have a background in business, wish to develop your own innovative ideas or are looking for more hands-on experience, the Digital Business program will help you build and refine your skills in our unique learning environment. By the time you graduate, you will have the knowledge and experience to launch or upgrade your career as Business Developer, eCommerce Manager, Marketing Manager, Digital Marketer, Project Manager or entrepreneur.

Real briefs set by real clients form the core of the program’s modules and are developed in collaboration with our network of industry partners. By working with “live” project briefs, you will focus on design and entrepreneurial challenges relevant for the services and applications of tomorrow.

How We Work

At Hyper Island, you will work and study following our distinctive methodology:

  • In this program you will practice learning-by-doing and reflection as an active learning tool. Through constant feedback, you will practice self-leadership, enhancing your ability to work effectively both as team member and leader.
  • You will learn to create and run effective teams, navigate group dynamics and develop your skills in project management and leadership.
  • All course content is designed to meet the needs of today’s industry and is delivered by industry professionals at the forefront of their field.
  • You will be challenged to create solutions to real-world client problems, practicing techniques of idea generation and business transformation.
  • For more about how we work, read our philosophy.
  • We are joined at Hyper Island by talents from all over the world. After your program, you will become a part of a global network of talented professionals. Read more about our story, our locations and explore our network of alumni.

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During your time at Hyper Island you will undertake an internship, most likely with one of the 600 companies in Hyper Island’s global network. Your internship will give you on-the-job opportunities, industry experience, and access to international contacts. The program also includes an individual research project before graduation.

Our global community

Hola, Bonjour, Hej! While English is the working language at Hyper Island, people join us from all over the world. We currently host talented internationals from 37 different countries and counting.

What you learn

  • Social entrepreneurship and responsibility
  • Creativity and innovative concept development
  • Global and future trends within digital and eCommerce
  • Rapid prototyping of concepts and solutions
  • User-centered design, solutions and branding
  • Platforms for commercial, mobile and social interaction

Infinite career possibilities

After you graduate from this program you will leave with the ability to:

  • Market analysis using consumer insights and digital data
  • Design and implementation of online marketing plans
  • Business and revenue models for digital markets
  • Entrepreneurial thinking, tools and development
  • Building client relationships and pitching ideas
  • Running effective teams and project management

Program fee

Nordic students
For persons with a legal residency in any of the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Faeroe Islands), regardless of nationality or citizenship, it is possible to apply to one of the governmentally funded seats, i.e., free of charge. Please note that Nordic students may also apply for International seats with a program fee if all governmentally funded seats are taken. If you’re interested, please add that request to the application form and we will contact you for more information.

International students
For International Students the 65-week program fee is 170 000 SEK.


  • High School Diploma or similar - or foreign equivalent.
  • All applicants need to verify English language proficiency.
  • A minimum of one year (full-time) relevant industry experience within the field of business development, strategy, marketing or equivalent skill, such as through previous studies.

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If you have any question or need advice on what the course can offer and if it's a good fit for you we are here to help.

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  • What are the program requirements?

    A successful applicant needs 1 year’s full-time working experience or equivalent within the field of business development, strategy, marketing or communication or higher education within a similar area for at least 2 years full-time.

  • What does the program cost?

    The program is free for persons with a legal residency in any of the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Faeroe Islands), regardless of nationality or citizenship. For International applicants, the program fee is 170 000 SEK.

  • What is the application deadline?

    For Nordic applicants: The application deadline for the program starting in August 2017 is April 13th.

    For International applicants, the application process is ongoing throughout.

  • What is the Creative Task?

    The Creative Task is mandatory for all Nordic applicants. It is a creative brief that challenges you to create a service, product or idea to solve a specific problem. The task is updated each year. To find this year’s Creative Task, please click here.

  • What documents do I need to provide in my application?

    You need to submit your CV, Creative Task (if you are an International applicant you may submit your portfolio or work samples instead), school transcripts (High School degree or higher) as well as certification that supports your CV (college/university transcripts, payslip, letter of recommendation, employer letter or similar).

  • What qualification will I gain from this program?

    The program is accredited by Myndigheten för Yrkeshögskola (Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education) and graduates from the program will receive a diploma in Higher Vocational Education. International students graduating from the program will receive a non-accredited diploma of successful completion from Hyper Island.

  • How can I learn more about this program?

    Check out our upcoming events here, watch recorded Q&A sessions here, or get in touch with the admissions team directly via