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.

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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

Bachelor's Programme in Economics

The Economics programme is for analytical students who are fascinated by complex challenges such as climate change, global inequality and financial instability. We are looking for analytically minded and intellectually curious students who share our passion for understanding how societies work. We offer world-class training that combines analytical, computation and data processing skills that are high in demand and open the door to a wide range of careers.

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International Business, Bachelor (BScBA, Mikkeli) and Master of Science (Otaniemi) in Economics and Business Administration (3 + 2 yrs)

The Bachelor’s Programme in International Business (also called the BScBA Programme) 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 in the private and public sectors, across all industries and continents. If you have ambitions to strive in a global business environment (e.g. study or work abroad), the Bachelor’s Programme in International Business is for you.

Organised at Aalto University’s Mikkeli Campus, you will join a close-knit community of globally oriented and ambitious Finnish and international students. After the intensive Bachelor studies, including a semester abroad at one of the programme’s many high-quality partner universities, you are guaranteed the study right at a Master’s Programme at Aalto University Otaniemi Campus.

Bachelor's Program in International Business, Aalto University

Master's Programme in International Design Business Management - MSc in 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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Master's Programme in Creative Sustainability - MSc in Economics and Business Administration

The Creative Sustainability (CS) programme provides students with the skills and knowledge to foster sustainable development through business. To overcome major societal and environmental challenges, 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

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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

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.

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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.

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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

Nainen ja mies huoltavat Konecranesin nosturia. Lähde: Konecranesin kuvapankki
Cooperation, Studies Published:

School of Business students took on the recruitment challenges at Konecranes

‘Project results will be used to build, sharpen, and target our ongoing and future recruitment campaigns for technicians’
Prodeko seminar Navigating Responsibility and Growth takes place on 6 May, 2022.
Research & Art Published:

How does an oil company make a green leap? Can the procurement community help Ukraine out of trouble? Welcome to the Prodeko seminar on responsible business on 6 May!

The theme of this year's Prodeko seminar is Navigating Responsibility and Growth, and speakers include Kaisa Hietala, Exxon Mobil's Board of Directors, and Sammeli Sammalkorpi, CEO of Sievo Oy.
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Research & Art Published:

Women and networking - career promotion or toasting with sparkling wine?

Unwarranted modesty and fear of being saddled with a debt of gratitude prevent women from networking effectively, new research says.
Atte Hujanen.
Cooperation, Studies Published:

School of Business alumnus Atte Hujanen: I have been an entrepreneur all my life

‘To succeed and enjoy being an entrepreneur, you need to enjoy unpredictable situations, reacting to them, and overcoming them. If the image of such an everyday life gets a smile on your face day after day, then entrepreneurship may be for you,’ thinks Atte Hujanen, the founder of the karaoke streaming service Singa.

Events

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A Grid community tour 24.5.

Check out one of the largest startup centres in Northern Europe.
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Campus

School of Business art tour 24.5.

Register and get to know the public art collection at School of Business
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Online event

For teachers: ”Will it be on the Exam?” or, How to Motivate your Students for the Subject

In this training you will learn to design learning activities that stimulate and motivate students.
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Campus

A Grid community tour 31.5.

Check out one of the largest startup centres in Northern Europe.
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: Nora Simanainen

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

School of Business

Ekonominaukio 1

Locations

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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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