digitaldata strategist

Full-time Program, 80 weeks. Get the most demanded skills in Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Business Development with a focus on Data.

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Stockholm, Aug. 2017
Apply by Apr 13, 2017
Aug 2017 - May 2019

Dates Aug. 7th, 2017 to May 17th, 2019 (80 weeks)

Program Fee (Nordic Students) Free of charge for those with legal residency in a Nordic country.

Program Fee (Non-Nordic Students) The program fee is 195,000 SEK.

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Drive change

Join the new generation of marketing professionals!

Data is changing the way marketing and business are done. The 80 weeks Digital Data Strategist program will give you skills to successfully launch or accelerate a career in marketing, strategy and entrepreneurship. Learn how to kickstart digital strategy, build effective teams, manage complex data-driven projects, and transform businesses.

The Future of Marketing
Any future-proof Marketing Manager or Business Strategist needs to understand how data informs and transforms Marketing strategy and Business growth. Understanding, visualising and drawing conclusions from data is becoming a crucial skill for any successful Marketing or Business Strategy career.

Get in Demand Skills
Today's professionals increasingly deal with data. They might be called Analysts, Growth Hackers, Data-Driven Marketers or Strategists. What unites them is that they have found a way to harness the power of data. They utilize it to build business strategies, marketing plans, and influence service- and product development.

Delivered in partnership with the Industry
All course content is designed to meet the needs of today’s industry and is delivered by professionals at the forefront of their fields. Real project briefs set by real clients form the core of the modules and are developed in collaboration with our network.

What you’ll learn

In this two-year intensive program you'll learn all of today's most-wanted Marketing skills. Learn to deal with "Big Data" and how to use it to influence entrepreneurship, sales and business development. Get on-hand experience with tools for inbound marketing, growth hacking and reporting.

The program will discuss social, legal and ethical issues of dealing with data and train you on testing, conversion and optimization. The program includes 55 weeks of studies in our Stockholm campus and 25 weeks of internship anywhere in the world.

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Meaningful Storytelling
Understanding data will give you a solid base for meaningful storytelling. Learn how to use infographics, data visualization and maps to create targeted storylines for successful marketing activity. Get hands-on experience working with data visualization to create clear messages.

An Industry in Change
Learn to work with a wide variety of data sets to develop insights and stories. Learn to deal with changing business needs in a constantly changing landscape, to spot trends and become a trained data-owner.

Build and Sell
Use your acquired knowledge to build a unique business idea and pitch it to a client. Learn to perform effective presentations to sell your ideas and concepts.

Business Transformation
Work with business development using cutting edge business modelling techniques, case studies, and user journeys.

Marketing and Advertising
Take leadership of your learning and develop it in collaboration with the shifting marketing industry. Explore global trends, work methods, processes, roles and understand how data is changing the advertising industry.

25 weeks of hands-on experience
During your time at Hyper Island you will undertake a 25-week 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.


At Hyper Island, you will be a part of a collaborative and high-energy learning environment that mirrors the modern workplace dynamics. Surrounded by a diverse set of talent and industry experts from all over the world, you will get a chance to create solutions based on real problems of real clients.


This program bridges the technological side of data analytics with the communicative skills of design, storytelling, and business strategy. When you graduate you will be prepared for a career that has endless possibilities, be it as a Digital Strategist, Digital Marketer, Data or Web Analyst, Content Strategist or Entrepreneur.


Hyper Island alumni and collaborators can be found in every corner of the world. Join our global network of Change Makers and Radical Thinkers.

Demanding, yet fun. Mind-altering and challenging. Hyper Island is a place where you not only get to know like-minded people, but you also get to learn new things.

Lukasz Dukala

Digital Data Analyst @ Nice One

A word from our students

When I left university, I was not ready to work as a data scientist. I knew exactly what I wanted to improve and Hyper Island's Digital Data Strategy program is exactly how to get there."

Abenezer Abebe

Student @ Digital Data Strategist

Our graduates work for amazing companies and organisations






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  • What are the program requirements?

    A successful applicant needs to have obtained a high school diploma (“Gymnasieexamen”) or foreign equivalent. No previous work experience is needed.

  • What does the program cost and do you offer any payment plans?

    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 195 000 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.

  • 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.

A few words from the students

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Hyper Island taught me that team is key!

My time at Hyper really made me realize all the benefits of team work. Having someone to bounce ideas with, someone to chillax with. Also the opportunity to get peer-to-peer feedback.

Magnus Jonsson

Digital Data Strategist 2013

Designer, Stockholm, Sweden

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Hyper Island changed my way of thinking and acting.

During my time on HI I explored and learned a whole new side of myself, the way I think, the way I work and how to face challenges. It opened my eyes towards new paths for my future and pushed me in the right direction. Also the strong relationships and network you build on HI is exceptionally valuable.

Christina Holmstoel

Digital Data Strategist 2013

Stockholm, Sweden

Contact Christina