Department of Management Studies

Department of Management Studies

The Department of Management Studies offers a dynamic environment for scholarship and learning, where cutting-edge research underpins high-quality teaching.

The department educates strategic leaders with a strong ethical mindset for the contemporary global business environments. The research is mainly focused on advancing knowledge and critical scholarship in the broader field of management and organization studies.

Stack of management books.

Research

At the Department of Management Studies, members of faculty carry out their research in multiple areas, collaborating across disciplinary borders with internationally acknowledged scholars from all over the world. The research strategy of the department rests on the discipline’s core strength in understandings of organisational settings as sites, where decisions are made in the face of potentially incompatible demands.

Research in International Business

International Business - cutting edge in research and teaching

Aalto BIZ researchers, photo Aino Huovio

Research in Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship unit offers a unique action-oriented learning experience for Master’s students and a high-quality research programme that contributes to scholarly debates and policy development.

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Research in Organization and Management

Organization and Management comprises a broad group of scholars. Research and teaching in the discipline is informed by the recognition of complexities that pluralist demands from multiple stakeholder groups create for management.

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Research in Organizational Communication

Research and teaching in the unit of Organizational Communication focuses on the social and communicative practices through which organizations, communities, and societies are managed and organized in the era characterized by rapid economic, organizational, and technological changes and challenges created by them.

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Research in Philosophy of Management

Research and teaching in Philosophy of Management concentrate mainly on moral and political philosophy, business ethics, and the philosophy of social sciences.

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Studies

Economics, Bachelor of Science (Economics and Business Administration) and Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

The Economics programme provides tools and knowledge to understand and explain current phenomena in the world from an economic perspective.

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International Business, Bachelor (BScBA, Mikkeli) and Master of Science (Otaniemi) in Economics and Business Administration

The Bachelor’s Programme in International Business provides students with a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge to build, develop and lead companies on a global scale. A bachelor’s degree in business with an international focus opens up a wide variety of career opportunities across all industries and continents.

Bachelor's Program in International Business, Aalto University

International Design Business Management, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

IDBM is a pioneering and renowned study programme that truly embodies the vision of Aalto by integrating design and technology with global business development. Through transdisciplinary teamwork and real-life business challenges provided by our prominent industry partners, the programme prepares students as the next generation of creative professionals. IDBM is uniquely positioned as the only programme offered in all six schools of Aalto, allowing programme graduates to earn a Master’s degree in either business, design or technology.

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Creative Sustainability, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

The Creative Sustainability (CS) programme provides students with the skills and knowledge to address pressing global sustainability challenges through business. Students with different backgrounds are united by the creative solutions, hands-on methodologies and shared values that characterise the programme. Graduates are well-prepared for leadership positions that require harnessing business understanding to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (external link)

Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

thesis presentations

Doctoral Programme in International Business (external link)

Doctoral Programme in International Business

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Doctoral Programme in Organization and Management (external link)

Doctoral Programme in Organization and Management

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Doctoral Programme in Entrepreneurship (external link)

Doctoral Programme in Entrepreneurship

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Doctoral Programme in Organizational Communication (external link)

Doctoral Programme in Organizational Communication

Internal communication

Global Management, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

The Master’s programme in Global Management prepares students to operate responsibly and successfully in influential decision-maker positions in a globalized environment. The programme develops students’ knowledge and skills in strategy, business development, leadership, and cross-cultural understanding. The programme incorporates CEMS Master’s in International Management.

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People

People in International Business

Meet the professors, researchers, doctoral students and staff of International Business.

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People in Entrepreneurship

Meet the professors, researchers, doctoral students and staff of Entrepreneurship.

Aalto people working. Photo: Unto Rautio

People in Organization and Management

Meet the professors, researchers, doctoral students and staff of Organization and Management.

Teamwork

People in Organizational Communication

Meet the professors, researchers, doctoral students and staff of Organizational Communication.

Students in staircase Photo: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

People in Philosophy of Management

Meet the professors, researchers and doctoral students of Philosophy of Management.

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Department Administration

Meet the Administration of Department of Management Studies

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News

RDM & Open Science training
Research & Art Published:
Huppupäinen mies purjeveneessä katsoo eteenpäin, sää on tuulinen
Appointments, Research & Art, University Published:

Professor Mikko Jalas: ‘We must be able to imagine the impossible to find new perspectives’

New professors: Mikko Jalas has been appointed as Associate Professor (tenured) in the field of Co-innovating for Circular Solutions from July 2022.
Räätälöity projekti Hiltille, työryhmä
Cooperation, Studies Published:
Espoo Ambassador 2022, prof. Rebecca Piekkari
Appointments, Cooperation Published:

Professor Rebecca Piekkari selected as Espoo Ambassador 2022

As Espoo Ambassador, Professor Piekkari will represent Espoo's scientific excellence when travelling around the world

Events

Lectures and seminars

Teaching case of Moomin characters in Japan

Visiting Professor Hiroshi Kanno from Waseda Business School will present the case of Moomin charaters in Japan.
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.
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Public defences

Defense of Dissertation in Economics, Artturi Björk, Architect

The title of the dissertation is: "Essays in Economics of Education, Aging and Trade Unions".
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Other

Art & Tech Gala 2023

The Art & Tech Gala showcases productions from the winning teams of the Art & Tech Open Calls 2020-2022.
Impact Investing Research Project
Headquarters Location Research Project
Quantum Computing – from Labs to Markets

Contact information

We are located in Aalto University School of Business' campus in Otaniemi

Visiting address

Ekonominaukio 1
02150, Espoo

Department administration

Head of the Department: Johanna Moisander
Secretary: Tiia Melander

Kauppakorkeakoulu, jonka edustalla istuu neljä opiskelijaa. Kuva: Unto Rautio / Aalto-yliopisto

School of Business

Ekonominaukio 1

Locations

School of Business

At the School of Business we strive for better business and better society. We excel in education and research with a multidisciplinary approach and in collaboration with our partners.

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Ekonominaukio 1 staircase to 1st floor. Photo by Unto Rautio.
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