News

Alumna Pauliina Martikainen: ‘Global Management/CEMS programme gives a useful, broad look into driving business sustainably’

I was inspired by the diverse, driven CEMS community.
Kauppakorkeakoulun alumni Pauliina Martikainen (os. Mäki)

I’m Pauliina Martikainen, a graduate from the first Global Management batch that started in the fall 2017. Nowadays, I work as an Investment Director at Maki.vc – an early stage venture capital firm investing in deep tech and brand-driven companies across consumer and enterprise spaces. 

What made you choose the Global Management / CEMS programme? 

I did my bachelor’s degree in social sciences at University of Helsinki, and through working while studying had realized I wanted to better grasp business fundamentals and economy’s micro-level issues from an academic point of view. Global Management programme with strategy as a specialization area seemed like a good option to embark on that journey. 

What skills did you learn in your programme that you find valuable? 

I was inspired by the diverse, driven CEMS community – all students together contributed to making the study environment one of the most inclusive ones I’ve been part of. I hope me and others can take that with us to workplaces.

Regarding practical skills, some of the most useful courses I took were on M&A and corporate finance as well as on public speaking. Both are of good help in my job nowadays. The global outlook that you gain through studies is of course also helpful in my day to day – our firm has a global investment mandate and it feels natural to engage with prospective entrepreneurs or fellow investors from all kinds of cultural backgrounds. Many of my investments are based outside of Finland, and I’m eagerly looking forward to being able to travel again and see these inspiring entrepreneurs face-to-face!

Why would you recommend the programme to prospective students?

The programme gives an useful, broad look into driving business sustainably both from an economical and environmental point of view. I find CEMS programme’s strong relations to corporate world also very valuable, especially for students who are like me – interested in almost everything and trying to nail down what to do next.  
 

Master's Programme in Global Management (including CEMS MIM)
  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!

Read more news

Nainen ja mies huoltavat Konecranesin nosturia. Lähde: Konecranesin kuvapankki
Cooperation, Studies Published:

School of Business students took on the recruitment challenges at Konecranes

‘Project results will be used to build, sharpen, and target our ongoing and future recruitment campaigns for technicians’
The picture shows Alexander Wirtz in a meeting room.
Honoured, Studies Published:

Alexander Wirtz receives a master’s thesis award

The winning thesis is in the field of finance, and it looked at a wide range of factors that have been hypothesized to affect an individual investor’s equity allocation decisions
Three students eating a snack and discussing over a computer on a rooftop terrace.
Studies Published:

For students: Learn languages and intercultural competencies online with Unite! Apply now to courses in the autumn 2022

Unite! partner universities offer online courses in language, communication and global competence that are open to all Aalto University students.
Sakari Harjunpää ja Valentin Rainio Sähköpajalla
Studies Published:

Aalto University students’ hedgehog robot wins first place in robot competition

Valentin Rainio and Sakari Harjunpää, students at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, built the robot as part of the popular Electrical Engineering Workshop course.