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 global media environments.
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Our research and teaching are based on an understanding of organizational communication as a multifaceted managerial and social activity.  Communication is used in organizations not only to convey ideas and represent objects of knowledge. It is used also strategically and performatively to construct realities and to make things happen. A better understanding of the dynamics and complexities of organizational communication thus bears relevance not only for communications and management professionals, but also policy makers and other practitioners in the broader field of organizational communication, strategic management, and business-society -relations.

Our research-based curriculum offers students a thorough, trans-disciplinary understanding of the field of organizational communication for both professional and academic purposes. Our BSc-Minor provides students with a deep, trans-disciplinary theoretical understanding of the strategic role of communication in contemporary organizations.

By means of thematically focused course work and problem-based learning exercises, our courses also equip the students with improved analytical and practical skills for communicating stakeholder and shareholder value in the global mediascape. Drawing on the state-of-the art knowledge developed in the field of media and communication studies and management studies, our courses offer students conceptual tools and practical knowledge for demanding jobs in the broader field of organizational communication.

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Department of Management Studies


Research in the unit of Organizational Communication centers around organizational discourse and strategic media management.

Department of Management Studies

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


Visiting address

Ekonominaukio 1

02150, Espoo

Postal address

Aalto University
School of Business
Department of Management Studies
Organizational Communication
P.O. Box 21210


Head of Unit: Pekka Pälli

Secretaries: Hanna Koli and Emmi Toivio

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