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Financial Times: Finnish executive education the best in the Nordic Countries

Aalto Executive MBA among the global top 100

The Aalto Executive MBA program improved its position in the Financial Times' annual ranking. In a global comparison, Aalto EMBA ranked 83rd. (85th in 2013).  Aalto EMBA is the best Nordic program, and its participants clearly have the best salary trend. Some 3,000 EMBA programs are currently being offered around the world, with only the top 100 making it onto the Financial Times' ranking.

- Our consistent development efforts enabled us to return to position as the Nordic number one, after briefly slipping to second best last year. Traditionally there are three strong schools that operate in the Nordic Countries, so we have good reason to be proud of our leading position. The fact that our participants enjoy the best salary trend is also a great accomplishment to the Aalto Executive MBA program. It proves that we have been able to offer relevant content and reached the right participant profile, says Professor Pekka Mattila, Group Managing Director of Aalto EE.

The Aalto EMBA program is already offered in eight countries: Finland, Singapore, Poland, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Indonesia and Iran. Internationality and versatility are among the program's undisputed strengths. The latest addition to this list is Iran where Aalto University Executive Education launched the nation's first globally accredited Executive MBA program this fall.

- We are competing on global executive education markets. We saw no radical changes in the Financial Times' ranking this year, although Chinese business schools and programs that are partially organized in China scored high once again. All in all, the differences between the top international schools are very small. Aalto University's multidisciplinary approach gives us a competitive edge, as does its higher than average ratio of female professors, says Doctor Minna Hiillos, Business Area Director responsible for Aalto EE's MBA programs.

The Trium Global EMBA program, jointly organized by the New York University Stern School of Business, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and HEC School of Management Paris, was ranked as best Executive MBA program this year. The top five programs remained the same, although their mutual ranking changed somewhat.

The Financial Times' ranking assesses various sub-areas such as the versatility of the program, teacher qualifications, and students' career progress, salaries and the achievement of goals. The ranking is based on assessments and information collected from students, and on statistical data produced by the schools. The ranking survey is sent to former EMBA program participants three years after their graduation.

For further information, please contact:

Pekka Mattila (D.Soc.Sc.), Group Managing Director, Professor of Practice
Aalto University Executive Education Ltd
Tel: +35840 738 7221
[email protected]

Minna Hiillos, D.Sc. (Econ), Associate Dean
Business Area Director, Degree Programs
Aalto University Executive Education
Tel: +35850 583 9521
[email protected]

 

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd, Finland, offers high-quality executive education (Aalto EE), professional development services for specialists and managers (Aalto PRO) and creative solutions covering the whole life cycle of entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT).  Aalto University brings to our offering a multidisciplinary approach, together with innovative learning methods; this provides a unique combination of practical expertise with latest research. Aalto EE’s strengths lie in its global operating model and diverse offering. In addition to Finland and Singapore, Aalto EE offers education programs in China, Indonesia, Iran, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Sweden and Taiwan. As a part of Aalto University, Aalto EE holds three respected business university accreditations: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. In this respect, it is representative of the top 0.4% institutions in the world.

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