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

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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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Bachelor's Programme in International Business, Mikkeli Campus

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 Management and International Business

Master's Programme in Management and International Business prepares students for expert and management-level positions in global organisations. MIB students gain a holistic perspective of global business challenges, are equipped with the skills and knowledge that is required of future leaders, and are offered a unique chance to complete a double degree programme with the University of Queensland or South Carolina. The programme shapes you into an open-minded and competent professional with the analytical, conceptual, communicational and cultural sensitivity skills needed to succeed in a rapidly changing business environment.

Management and International Business

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

Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

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Master's Programme in Global Management (including CEMS MIM)

The Global Management (GM) / CEMS programme prepares ambitious students for a career in influential positions in international organisations. A driven student community, close collaboration with CEMS corporate and social partners and an exchange semester provide a strong foundation for students to develop a global mindset and gain leadership skills. Graduates become members of a truly global and lifelong CEMS network comprising over 15,600 alumni and 108 different nationalities, working at some of the world’s leading companies in over 75 countries.

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Doctoral Programme in International Business

Doctoral Programme in International Business

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Doctoral Programme in Organization and Management

Doctoral Programme in Organization and Management

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Doctoral Programme in Entrepreneurship

Doctoral Programme in Entrepreneurship

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Doctoral Programme in Organization and Communication

Doctoral Programme in Organization and 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.

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

The picture shows Marcus Wallenberg Professor of International Business Rebecca Piekkari, and it was taken by Roope Kiviranta from Aalto University.
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Rebecca Piekkari gets the 2021 JIBS Decade Award

The award recognizes the most influential paper published in the Journal of International Business Studies ten years ago.
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Doctoral thesis: Sharing expertise is increasingly flexible - but increasingly challenging as well

Understanding how experts collaborate across distance is important for designing successful organizations.
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Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Finland will benefit from energy transition by participating actively in technology and market development

In the Smart Energy Transition project, energy transition gradually changed from being a gradually increasing signal of change into a part of everyday public debate. A discussion on the results of the project, which is open to the public, will be held on 1 December.
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Events

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Online event

From Lab to Market vol. 3

Stories about science-based entrepreneurship!
LASER Talks at Espoo/Helsinki. Leonardo Arts Science Evening Rendezvous
Online event

LASER Talks: Adaptation and Bodies in Context

In what ways are we (humans) as a species able to adapt to the changes in our habitat and environment? And what does that imply?
KAUTE talks x Aalto University on diversity
Online event

KAUTE talks x Aalto University: Diversity and inclusion in organisations

Aalto University and KAUTE Foundation invite you to an online event on Tuesday 2 February at 9–10.30. The morning is hosted by Professor Rebecca Piekkari. Join us for an insightful and inspiring morning!
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Online event

Better Business — Better Society Online Seminar: "From Corporate Responsibility into Shared Values"

The Better Business — Better Society seminar series offers our collaborators, supporters and alumni opportunities to learn about and discuss current societally important topics.
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: Hanna Koli

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School of Business

Address: Ekonominaukio 1, 02150 Espoo

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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