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.
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.
International Business - cutting edge in research and teaching
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.
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.
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.
Research and teaching in Philosophy of Management concentrate mainly on moral and political philosophy, business ethics, and the philosophy of social sciences.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Doctoral Programme in International Business
Doctoral Programme in Organization and Management
Doctoral Programme in Entrepreneurship
Doctoral Programme in Organizational Communication
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.
Meet the professors, researchers, doctoral students and staff of International Business.
Meet the professors, researchers, doctoral students and staff of Entrepreneurship.
Meet the professors, researchers, doctoral students and staff of Organization and Management.
Meet the professors, researchers, doctoral students and staff of Organizational Communication.
Meet the professors, researchers and doctoral students of Philosophy of Management.
Meet the Administration of Department of Management Studies
The KOTAMO report: Equality, non-discrimination and diversity among teaching and research staff in higher education institutions - Making Waves 2/Feb/2023 14:00Join 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.
We are located in Aalto University School of Business' campus in Otaniemi
Head of the Department: Johanna Moisander
Secretary: Tiia Melander
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.