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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Disciplines

At the Department of Management Studies, the research activity is organised around individual scholars and their research groups in the five disciplines of the department: organization and management, international business, entrepreneurship, philosophy of management and organizational communication.

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

International Business - cutting edge in research and teaching

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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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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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Organizational Communication

Research and teaching in Organizational Communication focuses on the social and communicative practices through which organizations, communities, and societies are managed and organized in global environments.

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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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News

Graafinen kuva kuvaa niitä viittä tapaa, joilla yrittäjät viestivät yrityksensä lopettamispäätöksestä.
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Triumph, embrace or offset? Entrepreneurs have different storytelling styles for presenting business closure

New pioneering research shows that entrepreneurs communicate to strengthen their professional image and stakeholder relationships - and avoid blaming others.
Helena Egge (left) and Elna Sahlman, current CEMS Club Helsinki President in the beautiful fell scenery of Levi
Studies Published:

Our CEMS exchange (incoming) student Helena Egge to act as the new Student Board President in 2020

Sustainability and diversity in focus on the development of the CEMS alliance.
Kuvassa näkyy Jesús Manuel Castro Félix.
Studies Published:

School of Business alumnus story: Jesús Manuel Castro Félix

Good communication and continuous learning were the most important takeaways for the MIB alumnus.
Professor of Practice Pekka Mattila
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Change can only succeed with the people on board

Culture is the cheapest and most efficient management system, says Professor of Practice Pekka Mattila.

Events

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Dissertations

Defense of Dissertation in Organizational Communication, Ari Kuismin, M.Sc.

The title of the dissertation is “Affective Organizational Space: An Ethnographic Study of a Nordic Startup Incubator”.
Dissertations

Defense of Dissertation in Marketing, Emma Salminen, MSc

The title of the dissertation is "Consumers in the Circular Economy: Essays on Extending Product Lifecycles".
Lectures and seminars

Digitalization and assurance of IFRS financial reports

Dirk Beerbaum (Executive in Residence) will present his paper “Digitalization and assurance of IFRS financial reports" on January 27 at 11:00-12:00 in room T003.
Lectures and seminars

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: Henri Schildt
Secretary: Tiia Melander

Aalto-yliopisto Kauppakorkeakoulu julkisivu Ekonominaukio helmikuu 2019 Kuva: Mikko Raskinen

School of Business

Address: Ekonominaukio 1, 02150 Espoo
Open Mon-Thu 7.45-21.00, Fri 7.45-20.00, Sat-Sun Closed

Locations

School of Business

The Better Business – Better Society seminar series has begun. Its aim is to provide the School’s supporters and alumni with an opportunity to hear and discuss topical issues.

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School of Business formal opening in June 2019. Dean Ingmar Björkman speaking to audience. Photo: Marko Oikarinen
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