Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

We conduct world-class research and education focusing on the creation and transformation of technology-based business.

Kuva: Unto Rautio

Research

Our research focuses on creating new scientific knowledge for establishing new businesses and technology-driven transformation of large and small firms, and of entire industries. Tying together theory-driven and problem-oriented research is our basis for educating future managers, entrepreneurs, professionals, and scientists able to meet global challenges in technology-based business.

The main approaches in our research are strategy and venturing, operations and service management, and entrepreneurial leadership.

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Strategy and Venturing

We focus on central issues in strategy, venturing, and their intersection. Our research on strategy includes strategy process research focusing on intra-firm processes, decision-making, cognition, and emotions that influence strategy processes and their outcomes.

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DIEM Operations and Service Management

Operations and Service Management

Our mission is to provide valuable new knowledge on design, management, and development of products, services, processes and supply chains.

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Entrepreneurial Leadership

Entrepreneurial Leadership

We focus on entrepreneurial leadership in technology-based business.

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Research Groups

News

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Olli Halminen, photo by Jutta Kalli
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Dissertation: "Slowing-down efficiency" could increase well-being of older people – as well as prevent chaos at emergency rooms

The management of Finnish social and health care is often fragmented, says doctoral researcher Olli Halminen from Aalto University's Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. He has examined how older people’s services in Finland function as a whole, and formulated suggestions for improvement.
Terveystuoli, asiakkaan sormessa tutkimuslaite. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen
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Good care with fewer resources - a virtual care operator streamlines the patient journey for people with multiple and long-term conditions

The MASSE project has created the design principles for a system that will improve the efficiency of care, especially for chronic and multimorbid patients who use healthcare services the most.
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SCI Awards celebrate excellent work at our school in 2022

The recipients were revealed at the school’s Christmas party, which this year took place on-site after two years of celebrating remotely.

Studies in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

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Applying to Bachelor's Programmes

The application period for bachelor's programmes in English is 4–18 January 2023 for studies starting in autumn 2023.

Admission Services
DIEM students

Master’s studies

We combine classical industrial engineering, which emphasizes understanding and developing operational processes and complex systems, with a focus on strategic and entrepreneurial leadership.

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Student lying on snow, making stars. Photo by Aalto University / Unto Rautio

Doctoral studies at the department

The deparment's research focus areas on strategy and venturing, operations and service management, and entrepreneurial leadership offer our doctoral students a wide selection of research opportunities, paradigms and methodology for their dissertation research.

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Student testimonials

Ilona Hemming at Aalto University campus.

"Industrial Engineering and Management students can become anything except medical doctors or pilots"

Ilona Hemming is a third-year bachelor’s degree student studying Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM).

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highlights

To see the monthly highligths of the department, follow the link here

  • JUFO 2-3 publications, dissertations, and awards,
  • achievements in societal impact,
  • new projects and funding decisions,
  • other major events and achievements.

Events

Tenured Professors' Installation Talks, 30.1.2023 mosaic image of the professors
Academic events, Lectures and seminars

Tenured Professors’ Installation Talks 30.1.2023

Aalto University celebrates its tenured professors with popular talks by the new tenure track professors of Associate or Full level.
The KOTAMO report - Making Waves 2/Feb/2023
Academic events

The KOTAMO report: Equality, non-discrimination and diversity among teaching and research staff in higher education institutions - Making Waves 2/Feb/2023 14:00

Join us for our next Making Waves event on 2/Feb/2023 14:00: Senior Expert Julia Jousilahti (Demos Helsinki) will talk about the KOTAMO report commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Culture: Equality, non-discrimination and diversity among teaching and research staff in higher education institutions.
Strategy Circle 2022 audience
Lectures and seminars, Networking

Aalto Strategy Circle After Work: Strategy and Sustainability

The Aalto strategy circle brings together strategy professionals and business leaders to learn and exchange ideas about the most relevant current topics in strategy through interactive sessions involving international academics and local professionals.

Where to find us

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