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. The unit has a unique research profile in interdisciplinary organizational communication studies.

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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

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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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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Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

Get the tools to lead sustainable business ventures – and join the race to solve some of the world’s most urgent problems!

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Strategic management in a changing world, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

Strategic Management in a Changing World is a unique Master’s programme that teaches students how to develop effective strategy in a rapidly changing world. Graduates are analytical decision-makers who can identify valuable business opportunities by evaluating of complex global megatrends such as sustainability, digitalization, and globalization. To action these new opportunities, the programme teaches students how to bring an entrepreneurial mindset into their organizations.

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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 faculty and doctoral students 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

Minna Halme, photo by Hayley Le
University Published:

Minna Halme: At first, sustainability wasn’t taken seriously

'I was told to do a doctoral thesis on a different topic if I want a job in the future.'
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Research & Art Published:

Register for training in open research

New topics included! Registrations for spring 2024 are open.
Saara Niskanen, photo from Saara's own collection
Cooperation Published:

Alum Saara Niskanen: 'Apply for internships or summer jobs with an open mind'

International Business alum Saara Niskanen works as a journalist for Talouselämä magazine and enjoys the possibility to talk about things that have an impact on people's lives.
Kaide Chydenia-rakennuksessa Töölössä
Research & Art Published:

Professors of the School of Business influence the editorial boards of academic journals

Being invited to the editorial board of a journal demonstrates appreciation for a professor’s work

Events

Jaana Vapaavuori, Luana Dessbesell, Mashrura Musharraf, Martin Lennox and Gopika Premsankar, photos by Kristina Vialimaa, Kristi
Networking, Other

"Catalyzing diversity in science": IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast

Aalto University hosts the IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast 2024 on 27 February. Everyone is welcome, kindly pre-register by 22 February.
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Information sessions, Networking, Other

Open screenings for the Radical Creatives documentary

What is radical creativity? How do uncertain and seemingly impossible projects move forward? Welcome to the screenings of the documentary directed by Emilia Hernesniemi.
Academic events

Organization and Management Research Seminar: Lindsay Hamilton (University of York)

Organization and Management seminar with Professor Lindsay Hamilton
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Lectures and seminars

Miten tekoäly muuttaa työtä?

University of Helsinki and Aalto University have invited Sasu Tarkoma, Mona Mannevuo and Tero Ojanperä to discuss how AI is changing work.
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: Manuela Shampemba

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

School of Business

Ekonominaukio 1

Locations

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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