Department of Management Studies

International Business

International Business - cutting edge in research and teaching
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Our Mission

The unit of International Business focuses on developing strategic and managerial capabilities needed to succeed in an increasingly complex and culturally diverse global environment.

We strive to be the leading International Business unit in Europe.

Our Past and Present

Since 1989 our faculty has pioneered business education in Finland by offering a full-fledged M.Sc. programme taught entirely in English with real life teaching cases and engagement of international business professionals.

We continue this pioneering spirit by developing cutting-edge teaching and research in International Business. Combining strong research with the multicultural background of our faculty and students enables us to educate professionals with competences and skills needed to anticipate and respond to global challenges in a creative and responsible manner.


Get to know us

We strive for outstading research , teaching and societal impact.

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Meet the professors, researchers, doctoral students and staff of International Business.

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Multidisciplinary research in the global context

Research in the International Business Unit focuses on international management, cross-boundary collaboration and methodology.

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Studying IB prepares professionals to take strategic action in various settings from small entrepreneurial ventures to large multinational organizations in Finland and across the globe.

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Contact information for International Business

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Contact information

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



Head of the Department: Professor Henri Schildt

Unit Coordinator: Rebecca Piekkari
Secretary: Tiia Melander

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