School of Arts, Design and Architecture

School of Arts, Design and Architecture graduates in working life

School of Arts, Design and Architecture Master's graduates are successful in finding jobs corresponding to their education. On this page you can find information on job titles, job sectors and career development of our graduates.
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Career monitoring surveys

Aalto University Career Services follows the career development of our graduates five years after graduation. Career development monitoring is conducted as a part of a national survey on academic graduates with the Aarresaari Career Services network representing 14 Finnish universities. The information on this page is based on data deriving from this survey.

Employment of the graduates

The situation in the labour market of our Master's degree graduates according to the survey conducted five years after graduation. 

Below you'll find examples of the job titles, employers and the job sector five years after graduation.


Third of the graduates works in small or medium-sized companies. Municipalities employ 16% of the respondents and 15% work as entrepreneurs. Large companies employ 11% and foundations etc., state and higher education field employ less than 10% of the ARTS respondents of 2014.  

Employment and salary

86 % of the graduates were employed or were entrepreneurs five years after graduation. 

These are the most important skills needed in the current job, according to results of the career development survey conducted five years after graduation. The survey took place in autumn 2019. Most important knowledge and skills in current job are self-direction, co-operation skills, creativity and ability to learn and adopt new things.

Skills and knowledge

More information:
Riikka Heinonen
Manager, Career Services and Alumni Engagement
Aalto University Advancement and Corporate Engagement
[email protected] 

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