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Design Business challenges you to create new business models and processes in sustainable fashion business, service design, creative leadership and digital concepting.

Savonia University of Applied Sciences is one of the biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences in Finland. An extensive educational provision and numerous study options enable students to organize their studies according to their life situations. At Savonia it is possible to complete a degree by studying full-time or flexibly by taking multiform studies alongside with work.

Starts in autumn 2017! Study Online!

It is time to change our mindsets and make the future better. Our graduates, as design and business representatives in the future will need the skills and knowledge to develop more creative, human-centered and sustainable life. They can even change our lives!

Content of Studies

Design Business 15 ECTS:

Price: 1000 € / 5 ECTS (VAT not included)


Timo Sirviö, MA, has worked in the field of web service design since 1995. Currently, he works as a lecturer of service design thinking, design management and cultural theory in Savonia School of Design. Besides teaching, he is also designing services and customer experiences across multiple sectors.

Timo is interested in participatory and human-centered design, which means the ability to understand and identify with another person’s (users) context, emotions, goals and motivations toward services or products. His mission is to put empathy at the centre of all that he does – this creates well-being.



Savonia’s BBA programme contains also two other minors, which make it possible to start building your own career path! If you decide to apply for the BBA programme, these credits will be included in your studies.

  1. Wellness Business makes you an expert in the trends of wellness, health and well-being such as Nature Wellness and Green Care as well as wellness technology and event planning.
  2. International Sales develops your understanding of sales and purchase processes, customer relationship management, management of global sales teams, and promotion.

Savonia UAS

Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.