Alumni of the School of Business

Once you graduate from the Aalto University School of Business, you become an alumnus/alumna. If you want to take part in the alumni activities and broaden your knowledge also after the graduation, you can sign up as a member in Aalto University's alumni network free of charge.
Young alumni celebrating their graduation at Aalto Graduation Party 2018.

Alumni stories

School of Business Alumni Ambassador Sami Pauni
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Alumni Ambassador’s story: Sami Pauni

”I have always grasped the opportunities when facing them – I have not always known where they will take me or whether it is 'the one', but I have gone forward”, says the School of Business Alumni Ambassador Sami Pauni.
Welcome Evening for new School of Business Master's students. In the picture, there are the panelists (from the left) Jonne Nyberg, Riikka Saari and Elina Kukkonen, and the moderator Heikki Helaniemi.
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New Master's degree students welcomed into Aalto University School of Business

The alumni of the School of Business took part in welcoming new Master's degree students on their first orientation day.
School of Business alumni Li Xu on her motorbike in China.
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School of Business Alumni story: Li Xu

Li Xu applied for the Master’s Programme in Information and Service Management at Aalto University School of Business partly due to her job requirement. The studies supported her career, and later also helped her proceed towards her dream job at Valio in China.
School of Business Alumni Ambassador Markus Helaniemi
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Alumni Ambassador’s story: Markus Helaniemi

“Thanks to the business studies, I now understand the customers and corporate challenges better and I know how to be of better use to the customers”, says our Alumni Ambassador Markus Helaniemi. “Besides having the business expertise, common knowledge and wide understanding on the world and societal aspects should be emphasized.”

As an registered alumnus/alumna, you will get invitations to alumni events, where you can broaden your connections and expertise with fellow alumni. Moreover, you will receive updates on the School's developments and events, and are able to affect the development of teaching and student career guidance by filling in our career development surveys.

Being an active alumnus/alumna gives you a great opportunity to influence the development of the School of Business alumni activities and a natural way to contact current students.

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Developing the community

In the School of Business, we have established two forms of active alumni cooperation, which both involve our most active alumni to support their Alma Mater, the School of Business, in the areas of teaching, research, and societal impact.

Alumni Advisory Board

Alumni Advisory Board discusses policies related to the School's alumni activities, external relations, and fundraising.

School of Business Alumni Advisory Board 2019. From the left: Ingmar Björkman, Jonna Söderholm, Mika Raulas, Juho Tuovinen, Terttu Sopanen, Elisa Liekkilä, Jaakko Eteläaho, Elina Björklund, Pasi Torppa, Arttu Aine, Norbert Juhász, Niklas Wasenius and Emilia Nevalainen.

School of Business Alumni Ambassadors

Alumni Ambassadors consists of 40 active alumni, who support the School in developing the alumni activities. In addition, the Ambassadors also serve as a bridge between students, the School of Business and business life.

Mentoring programme participants, a mentor and a mentee, discussing together.
Photo: Roope Kiviranta

Share your experiences with the students

Around 70 School of Business alumni are willing to help our students yearly as mentors in Aalto Mentoring Program. Would you be willing to share your knowledge and support our current students by participating in the mentoring program? Read more about the program and apply: Aalto University Mentoring Program

In addition to mentoring, the School of Business alumni are strongly involved in supporting our current students in their studies and move towards the working life by participating in different career events organized at the School. If you would like to participate in these events as an alumni representative, please get in touch with us at: [email protected].


Alumni celebrating at the School of Business Homecoming Day on 31 August 2018
Photo: Lasse Lecklin

Class reunions

Many School of Business alumni organize class reunions in order to meet their classmates after the graduation. The School is happy to offer its premises for the use of the class reunions and we can help you to send the invitations to your class.

If you would like to organize a class reunion, please contact us to discuss the matter further. Our contact details can be found at the bottom of this page.

Homecoming Day 31.8.2018 panel discussion. From the left: Vesa Puttonen, Taavi Heikkilä, Marianne Vikkula, Heikki Malinen, Kristiina Mäkelä ja Casper von Koskull.
Photo: Lasse Lecklin

Alumni events 

There are many events organized at the School of Business and Aalto University, in which our alumni are welcome to participate. The biggest alumni events for the School of Business alumni are:

Homecoming Day

Jaakko Honko lecture

Better Business – Better Society seminar series

Masters' Gala

Women's Day seminar

Contact information

Emilia Nevalainen

Emilia Nevalainen

Dean's Unit of the School of Business
Manager, Alumni Relations
Questions? Please contact [email protected]


For alumni

Nearly 45 000 alumni from 80 countries are already members of the Aalto University alumni network. As a member of the network, you get research news, contacts from different fields and multiple opportunities for self-development. Our alumni are all who have graduated from Aalto University as well as all our exchange students. You can join the alumni network already as a student!

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School of Business news

Read the latest news about the School of Business' activities and events.

School of Business Alumni Ambassador Sami Pauni
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Alumni Ambassador’s story: Sami Pauni

”I have always grasped the opportunities when facing them – I have not always known where they will take me or whether it is 'the one', but I have gone forward”, says the School of Business Alumni Ambassador Sami Pauni.
Yrittäjyyden tutkijatohtori Virva Salmivaara
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Virva Salmivaara: I study the role of entrepreneurs in sustainable development

According to the researcher of entrepreneurship, researchers must have a personal vision they believe in, and they need to be prepared to work persistently to achieve their goals.
Women of Aalto -verkoston kokoontuminen
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Women of Aalto network seeks to promote equality in society

Proceeds from the Pink Ribbon Gala event in October will be used to support Finnish cancer research.
Oona Ojala studied how the cultivation conditions of luxury products such as coffee and cocoa will evolve with climate change. Photo: Elisa Dametto
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Innovative Approach to Circular Economy

An innovative pilot course studied the circular economy, arts and systemic changes.

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