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

Professor Jens Schmidt opening the first Aalto Alumni Strategy Circle. Audience in the front.
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Aalto Alumni Strategy Circle shared best practices in mergers and acquisitions

The Aalto Alumni Strategy Circle brings together strategy professionals and business leaders to learn and exchange ideas about the most relevant current topics in strategy.
Close-up of curly wood grain orientation of an old piece of wood
Studies Published:

Online course “Wood material science” starts 10.1.2023

Learn 100% online how the structure of wood affects its physical and mechanical properties.
VTT's and IQM's HELMI quantum computer in its laboratory.
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

A Europe-first hybrid between quantum computer and supercomputer now open for research use

VTT, CSC, and Aalto University have created the most powerful quantum-assisted supercomputing infrastructure in the world. It's now available for research use.
Radical creativity and its axis: Outcome - process, individual – collective and intentional - serendipitous.
Research & Art, University Published:

How is radical creativity understood at Aalto?

A study will explore how an ambiguously and ambitiously defined strategic focus affects organisational norms, identity and ways of working. Read the interview report or assign a workshop with your unit.

Studies in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

students in Aalto library

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

Public defences

Public defence in Industrial Engineering and Management, MA Lasse Granroth

Illuminating the role of hidden in-group activities in the organizational cultural transformation
At Dipoli Tenured Professors' Installation Talks event on 26.10.2022, photo by Mikko Raskinen
Academic, 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.

Where to find us

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