Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

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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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

In the photo Lauri Saarinen.
Awards and Recognition Published:

Lauri Saarinen Teacher of the Year 2024

Assistant Professor Lauri Saarinen has been honored as the Teacher of the Year by the Industrial Engineering and Management students.
Professor Riikka Puurunen, Professor Patrick Rinke and IT Application Owner Lara Ejtehadian holding sunflowers and diplomas
Awards and Recognition, Campus, Research & Art Published:

Aalto Open Science Award ceremony brought together Aaltonians to discuss open science

Last week we gathered at A Grid to celebrate the awardees of the Aalto Open Science Award 2023 and discuss open science matters with the Aalto community.
Students sitting together on stairs.
Cooperation, Studies Published:

Teamwork First-Aid Kit supports students in project-based courses

This online resource offers tools to support student teams throughout project courses.
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Awards and Recognition, Campus, Research & Art Published:

Join us for the first Aalto Open Science Award Ceremony

All Aaltonians are welcome – no registration required!

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 3–17 January 2024 for studies starting in autumn 2024.

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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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

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Public defences

Public defence in Industrial Engineering and Management, Lis.Sc.(Tech) Olli-Jaakko Kupiainen

Employees promote organizational changes in enterprise social media discussions while monitoring and evaluating their workplace’s interests
Otaniemi seafront pictured in the summer with the Aalto logo and event title, and VTT and Open Science logos overlayed.
Campus, Conferences, Networking

Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 (external link)

Welcome to the summer conference on open science hosted by Aalto University.
Intro to Scientific Computing and HPC June 2024
Staff trainings, Training to support research

Intro to Scientific Computing and HPC 4-6 June 2024

Are you starting your summer internship and you are unsure about the computational resources available for you? Are you a doctoral researcher who has recently started working on their research? Would you like to have more resources for your data science tasks? Join our hands-on course for data science workflows with high performance computing.
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Lectures and seminars

How can mission-oriented policy accelerate the creation of solutions to grand challenges? Join the IN2MISSION results seminar

Come hear research results from the Informational Infrastructure to Accelerate Mission-Oriented System-Level Transformations (IN2MISSION) project.

Where to find us

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