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International Business

International Business - cutting edge in research and teaching
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Our Mission

The unit of International Business focuses on developing strategic and managerial capabilities needed to succeed in an increasingly complex and culturally diverse global environment.

We strive to be the leading International Business unit in Europe.

Our Past and Present

Since 1989 our faculty has pioneered business education in Finland by offering a full-fledged M.Sc. programme taught entirely in English with real life teaching cases and engagement of international business professionals.

We continue this pioneering spirit by developing cutting-edge teaching and research in International Business. Combining strong research with the multicultural background of our faculty and students enables us to educate professionals with competences and skills needed to anticipate and respond to global challenges in a creative and responsible manner.


Get to know our work

We strive for outstading research , teaching and societal impact.



Meet the professors, researchers, doctoral students and staff of International Business.


Multidisciplinary research in the global context

Research in the International Business Unit focuses on international management, cross-boundary collaboration and methodology.



Studying IB prepares professionals to take strategic action in various settings from small entrepreneurial ventures to large multinational organizations in Finland and across the globe.

Aalto University, Väre art works by Grönlund and Nisunen, Insight. Photo: Aalto University / Mikko_Raskinen


Contact information for International Business

Contact information

Visiting address

Ekonominaukio 1

02150, Espoo

Postal address

Department of Management Studies
International Business
P.O. Box 21210


Head of the Department: Professor Henri Schildt

Unit Coordinator: Rebecca Piekkari
Secretary of the Unit: Sanni Riit'aho