Welcome to Hyper Island Stockholm
We’re really excited to meet you in person soon. In the meantime, we have gathered some useful information to help you start your journey with us.
Your Hyper Island journey starts here
Welcome to Hyper Island and to the part-time MA in Digital Management in Stockholm.
During your time at Hyper Island you will be in an immersive learning experience delivered by digital leaders and pioneers. You will learn a broad range of topics, including design thinking, digital technology, business transformation, Innovation, strategy and research methods with real-world application.
You will embark on a transformative journey to becoming a new kind of leader, who is adaptive, collaborative and creatively driven, who can go beyond conventional thinking and practices to create effective teams and business value.
You will leave Hyper Island unafraid to innovate and change the rules. We are excited to follow you and support you on this journey. Welcome!
We will move into a brand new campus building during summer 2019. The new campus will be located in Hammarby Sjöstad, a location very close to Stockholm’s trendy Södermalm district. This waterfront neighborhood is packed with cafés and restaurants.
On campus days you’ll be expected to come to our school in Stockholm at Hammarby Sjöstad.
The school is located just 10 minutes walk from Gullmarsplan subway station which connects us directly to the city center. The Gullmarsplan-to-T-centralen (downtown Stockholm) train journey takes just over 10 minutes, and as a student you are eligible for a Student Card for discount fares.
If you’re travelling in from a bit farther away, Stockholms Centralstation is where to arrive by train and Arlanda Airport by plane. Trains run directly to Stockholm’s Centralstation from the airport.
The new campus address is: Virkesvägen 2, 120 30 Stockholm.
Stockholm is like no other city, it combines urban buzz with huge parks and clean swimmable water. We’re pretty sure you’ll love living here, for its long summer nights, city swimming and countless outdoor terraces. You may even learn to love the Swedish winters, with all the snowmen, fairy lights, and ice skating. Despite being the largest city in Scandinavia, Stockholm conveys a small-town feeling. You can find the official guide to Stockholm here.
If you prefer to stay at a hotel close to school:
Motel L Hammarby
If you’re looking to stay a bit more central we recommend you to stay in the Södermalm area where the metro will take you to the school (Gullmarsplan) in 10-15 minutes. Various options to consider would be:
Your first days
Your first week at Hyper Island
Your first days on the program will be all about getting to know each other in the group and work with Hyper Island’s methodology. The week focuses on creating a solid foundation for the remainder of the program
Hyper Island Foundation Days will take place from 18th to 21st September.
DAYS & TIMES
Wednesday 18th (Breakfast from 08:30) 09:30 – 17:00
Thursday 19th 09:00 – 17:00
Friday 20th 09:00 – 21:00
Saturday 21th 09:00 – 16:00
Your Hyper Island Team
The team at Hyper Island will be on hand to answer questions and mentor you through this learning journey.
The team includes:
MAGNUS BLIKENG – Programme Leader – STO
Designs and facilitates the Part-Time Stockholm Program. Co-designs campus days content with industry leaders, speakers and clients. Supports and follows-up learning process.
TASH WILLCOCKS – Head of School & Programme Leader – MCR
Oversees the Masters courses in Europe, curates and quality checks the programmes quality and learning design in collaboration with the Programs’ Team and Industry.
PATRICIA O’SULLIVAN – Client Success Manager – STO
Students and program admin support including the maintenance and recording of participation, grades and timetables.
CLAUDIA HOLGERSSON – Product Sales Manager – STO
CRYSTAL WONG – New Business Manager (Global) – STO
Your program leader
Magnus is a Hyper Island post-graduate and Program Leader for the Part-time Master in Stockholm. He will be your Programme Leader through the Master’s journey. He combines a background from strategic positions in agencies, startups and tech corps. Co-founder of Evolver a strategy consultancy which had focus on innovation and organisational process design, at R/GA London he specialised in service and product strategy, and most recently co-designed and implement a new agile creativity framework at Facebook.
He believes that a diverse and multidisciplinary team underlines that strongest collaborative environments, and consequently provides the most impactful solutions.
Phone number: +49 17624771100
Campus Days Schedule
On campus days you’ll be expected to come to our school in Stockholm at Hammarby Sjöstad.
18 Sep – 21 Sep (Wed-Sat) Foundation Days – Hyper Island – Stockholm
03 Oct – 05 Oct (Thu-Sat) Design Thinking Intro Days – Stockholm
07 Nov – 09 Nov (Thu-Sat) Design Thinking Outro Days – Stockholm
12 Dec – 14 Dec (Thu-Sat) Digital Technologies Intro – Stockholm
10 Jan – 12 Jan (Fri-Sun) Digital Technologies Outro – Stockholm
06 Feb – 08 Feb (Thu-Sat) Business Transformation Intro – Stockholm
06 Mar – 08 Mar (Fri-Sun) Business Transformation Outro – Stockholm
02 Apr – 04 Apr (Thu-Sat) Innovation Project Intro – Stockholm
08 May – 10 May (Fri-Sun) Innovation Project Outro – Stockholm
15 Jun – 17 Jun (Mon-Wed) Wrap up Days – HI Stockholm
28 Jul – 01 Dec Industry Research Project – Off site
Campus day timings:
First Day: 09:00 – 17:00
Second Day: 09:00 – 18:00
Third Day: 09:00 – 16:00
Campus days represent only 1/3 of the time commitment for the programme.
Digital Management Program Overview
You will spend an average of three days per month at our campus days.
Outside of the campus days your learning will continue through a blend of online learning experiences and independent study building on the campus days.
You should consider your workplace as a place of research in order to apply your learning and develop your skills and knowledge.
Hyper Island Communication Channels
Student email account
You will be issued with a Hyper Island email account. This email account will be in your name as requested in your student agreement. In the following weeks, you will be given access to this account. Instructions on how to complete email setup will be shared with you during the Foundation Days. Your email account will be for formal communication and extension requests.
Join the student Slack group
You will receive an invite to join the Slack group for this part-time MA programme when you receive your Hyper Island email. You’ll be able to use this channel to collaborate, ask and answer questions from each other, and us. Slack will be the main communication channel between your programme leader and crew for announcements, link sharing, discussions and Q&A.
A student Google Drive will be set up prior to the programme start date. This will include private individual student folders where you will submit work. It will also include all course information, campus days photo storage and a shared drive which can be used to collaborate with peers on projects. You will be invited to join the drive during the Foundation Days.
Hyper Island MA PT 20 LDN & STO
By becoming a member of this group, you will be able to network with STO & LDN crew, industry leaders and guest speakers.
Registration & Enrolment
Teesside Registration & Enrolment
All students must register online with Teesside University using this link (also in your admissions letter). The registration must be completed before you start the program. Once this has been completed you will receive an official letter of acceptance from Teesside University. This letter can be used for funding, visa or residence permit applications (if applicable).
Prior to the start of the programme you will be sent a link to enrol online with Teesside University. This is separate to your enrolment with Hyper Island and must be completed before you start the programme.
You will also be formally enrolled onto the programme on your first foundation day in Stockholm by a Hyper Island representative. A representative from Hyper Island will email you a month prior to the enrolment date to remind you what documents you are required to bring in order to enrol.
All students are required to bring a valid passport/EU ID card and their original degree certificate or official translation (if applicable).
To do list
To do list before the Program begins
- Pre-task: please fill out this survey.
- As soon as you receive your Hyper Island email, please create your Slack profile and say hi to your crew (DMP20STO).
- Please ensure you complete your online registration with Teesside University before the programme starts. Link: here
- Take a close look at the campus dates and add them to your calendar.
- Review the Students’ Handbook.
- Join our private LinkedIn group: Hyper Island MA PT 20 LDN & STO where you can connect with your peers.
- Have a look at our suggested reading list below to get started with.
Suggested reading list
For those ready to already get going, have a look at our suggested reading list below to get started with. You do not need to and are not expected to buy all of the books in the reading material list, but if you want to get a head start on some topics then here is a good place to start.
- Understanding Teams with the one and only Susan Wheelan
- Want to Innovate? Become a Nowist with Head of MIT Media Lab Joi Ito
- The Design of Business with Roger Martin
- What Drives us! With the amazing Daniel Pink
- Design Thinking Vs Creative Intelligence!
- Exposing the Magic of Design: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Methods and Theory of Synthesis with John Kolko
- Thinking Fast Thinking Slow by Nobel Prize Winner Daniel Kahneman
- Creative Confidence from the Kelley Brothers
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