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

The photo shows the School of Business main staircase. The photo was taken by Unto Rautio.
Research & Art Published:

Academy of Finland corona-related funding to Assistant Professor Ewald Kibler’s research group

The group will study the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on entrepreneurs who are over 50 years old and for whom the crisis thus poses several risks.
Opiskelijat kannettavan tietokoneen ääressä. Kuva: Unto Rautio / Aalto-yliopisto
Cooperation, Studies Published:
Kuva: Unto Rautio.
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Best strategy thesis awards to Industrial Engineering and Management students

Student Susanna Tamminen was the winner and Lasse Mäki came second in the annual thesis awards contest of The Strategic Management Society of Finland.
The picture shows Professor Henri Schildt. Photo: Mortti Saarnia / Aalto University.
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Professor Henri Schildt: 'Strategic leadership is particularly important during this global crisis'

The Coronavirus pandemic is putting great strain on companies and their employees alike. Moments like these create unique demands for inspired and bold leadership. Academic research provides insights into the organizational and strategic challenges posed by crises. Here are some central ideas that can help strategic leaders weather the storm.

Events

Near futures, exhibition tribute to the academic year 2019–2020 graduates
Exhibitions and fairs

Near futures – online exhibition

Near futures, exhibition tribute to the academic year 2019–2020 graduates
Group work at Aalto University (photo: Aino Huovio)
Lectures and seminars

Digital Business Master Class (Online)

DBMC Online is a challenge-based online course with a focus on digital technologies as tools for building businesses.
Dissertations

Defense of Dissertation in Marketing, Paurav Shukla, PhD

The title of the dissertation is “Luxury value perceptions: a cross-cultural perspective”.
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Lectures and seminars

Creating Multidimensional Experiences (Online)

Learn to create immersive experiences in a multidisciplinary team of international students, working online but together towards a sustainable future.
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: 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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