Department of Information and Service Management

Department of Information and Service Management

The Department of Information and Service Management refers to the creative use of information and digital technology in business and the move from industrial to service dominant forms of production.

The increased use of software and advanced analytics in private and public sectors has created a need for business graduates who can work at the interface of business and technology in various managerial or expert positions.

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Research

The research at the Department of Information and Service Management is broadly divided into three disciplines: information systems science, management science and logistics, with topics such as digital service development, service networks, behavioral decision making, and data science.

The department deals with adoption, use and impacts of ICT on consumers, companies, and society. Logistics focuses on operations and supply chain management. Management science deals with the application of advanced analytical methods in decision making. The department hosts also the Real-time Economy Competence Center.

Information Systems Science

Information Systems Science at Aalto University School of Business has a strong focus on empirical studies and active cooperation with companies. Besides theoretical contributions, ISS studies often emphasize practical relevance.

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Logistics

Logistics in Aalto University School of Business focuses on operations management and supply chain management including both theoretical and application oriented research.

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Management Science

Management Science deals with the application of advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. The terms operations research and business analytics are sometimes used as synonyms for management science.

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Real-Time Economy Competence Center

Real-Time Economy is an environment where all the transactions between business parties are in digital format, increasingly automatically generated, and completed in real-time both from business and IT-processing perspectives.

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News

Digital Challenge -kurssin 6-henkinen voittajatiimi ja oikealla pitchaus-kilpailun juontaja
Honoured, Studies Published:

Solutions innovated during the Digitalism Challenge course are put into practice

The Finnish Organic Association, Tapola Camphill Organic Farm and Fat Lizard Brewing Co. were very satisfied with the solutions created during the course.
Jesse Rajala sitting in a big armchair in the Business School lobby, looking up.
Studies Published:

Alumnus Jesse Rajala: "ISM has opened up doors I didn't even realise existed"

A fresh graduate of Information and Service Management, Jesse Rajala talks about his studies and gives a few tips to students coming from a University of Applied science background.
Kuvassa näkyy Sari Nevanpää.
Honoured, Studies Published:

To an international career through business studies in Tampere and Aalto

Sari Nevanpää, recipient of the Dean's List award, was immediately snatched into Lidl's interesting fast career track programme.
Kuvassa näkyvät Puttonen & Vilkkumaa -podcastin juontajat, professori Vesa Puttonen ja apulaisprofessori Eeva Vilkkumaa.
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New podcast: Puttonen & Vilkkumaa

The new podcast from the School of Business discusses the idea that better business builds a better society.

Events

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Conferences and workshops

Innovations and Creativity in Climate Education

The two-day seminar displays Aalto University’s current experience in climate education, especially highlighting innovations, entrepreneurship and arts.
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Drop-in help desk by Materials Platform

The Materials Platform drop-in help desk offers free advice for Aalto University students, faculty, and staff who want to improve their presentation, publication, or other aspects of their work related to research dissemination and popularization. We can give you advice on the layout, visual hierarchy, help to adopt Aalto University's visual guidelines, and answer questions related to other Materials Platform activities. Come to talk to us!
Otsikkokuva. Vihreällä pohjalla kuva pääpuhujasta ja tekstinä otsikko sekä pääpuhujan nimi Hertta Vuorenmaa
Lectures and seminars

Better Business — Better Society seminar: Work is changing, how do we change our mindsets?

Better Business — Better Society Seminar Series offers opportunities to learn about and discuss current societally important topics monthly.
Lectures and seminars

Organization and Management Research Seminar: Jean Bartunek (Boston College)

Jean Bartunek (Boston College): How Reflexivity Aids Paradox: Fostering Both Stability and Change in a Learning Based Organization

People

Contact information

Visiting Address

Ekonominaukio 1, Espoo

Postal Address

Aalto University School of Business
Department of Information and Service Management
P.O. Box 21210, 00076 Aalto 

Department Administration

Head of the Department: Professor Markku Kuula
Secretary: Merja Mäkinen

Aalto-yliopisto Kauppakorkeakoulu julkisivu Ekonominaukio helmikuu 2019 Kuva: Mikko Raskinen

School of Business

Address: Ekonominaukio 1, 02150 Espoo
Open Mon-Thu 7.45-21.00, Fri 7.45-20.00, Sat-Sun Closed

Locations

School of Business

The Better Business – Better Society seminar series has begun. Its aim is to provide the School’s supporters and alumni with an opportunity to hear and discuss topical issues.

Read more about the School of Business
School of Business formal opening in June 2019. Dean Ingmar Björkman speaking to audience. Photo: Marko Oikarinen
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