School of Business

Customized Student Business Projects

Contact us when you need bright minds to analyse and solve your challenges. We will tailor a student project according to your needs.
Student group business, summer school

Customized Student Business Projects

  • The Customized Student Project concept was created to meet business needs.
  • The concept has a proven track record, as projects have been run successfully at the School of Business since 1993.
  • Project topics can be related to any subject that is taught or researched in Aalto University, as long as a relevant researcher is available to supervise the project
  • Customized project group:
    • Aalto University School of Business is responsible for recruiting and selecting the research group (2–4 senior students) for each project. The students are offered both study credits and a fee for the project.
    • Student groups are customized according to the project needs. The students can come from one or several fields of Aalto University, such as business, engineering and arts & design.
    • Each project is supervised by a researcher from Aalto University. The supervisor is compensated for the work.
  • The average project time is 3 months (+/-1 month)
  • Project kick-offs are customized according to company needs

Project fee for the company: 14 500 – 18 500€  (+VAT).  The project fee is used for three things: students salaries, supervisor salary and the organizing costs.

Important! There is one free annual project for the partner companies of the Aalto University School of Business. 

Partners of the School of Business are Alma Media, Deloitte, EY, Finavia, K Group, Konecranes, KPMG, OP, Posti, PwC, S Group. 

Examples of our projects

Porvoon Taidetehtaalle tehdyn projektin projektitiimi

Student team examined the impact of Cultural Centre Art Factory on Porvoo City

The project continued the tailor-made student projects completed in 2013 and 2015.

Ruoka-annos, joka kuvittaa juttua opiskelijaprojektista, joka tehtiin S-Ryhmälle.

Students helped S Group develop its employer image

S Group aims to make job opportunities offered by the company more appealing to chef students.

Kuvassa Stora Ensolle tehdyn opiskelijaprojektin työryhmä.

Significant optimization potential found for Stora Enso in a student project

A tool was developed as a customised student project to optimize material flows in a network.

Ari Svensk and Hayde Furubacka from K Group (on the left), students Jaakko Otto Swan and Esa Immonen and on the right Academic Advisor Mikko Hänninen.

Kesko's Private Label strategy was analysed in a student project

The project was carried out in response to efforts from Kesko to enhance their own Private Label strategy.

Kuvituskuva Fazer Food Servicesille tehtyyn yritysprojektiin

A customer feedback system was developed for Fazer Food Services in a student project

According to the research manager at Fazer, the project is a good starting point for wider cooperation.

Lux Helsinki, Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Lauri Rotko

Lux Helsinki to become the most sustainable light art festival in Europe by 2020?

Students developed a measurement system tailored to light art festivals and a collaboration platform.

The project team consisted of Iina Taskinen, Liisa Yli-Ojanperä and Sini Olkanen.

Students developed internal communications for Sokos and Emotion chains

The project resulted in an action plan to improve internal communications.

Customized Student Business Project KPMG, project group

Digitalisation of financial administration racing ahead for SMEs

Students gave their opinions on how KPMG should operate in the midst of these rapid changes.

S Group head office "Ässäkeskus" is located in Helsinki. Photo: Nina Kaverinen

Student project brings S Group information on sustainability in online retailing

Students also praised for positive attitude and independent approach to work.


Students researched digital learning possibilities with Finnair

The project gave Finnair also more understanding especially on user expectations.

Räätälöity yritysprojekti Elisa, projektiryhmä

Student business project explores the digital service environment of micro-enterprises

The results are already utilized by Elisa in business development projects.


Students assessed the information flow on chemical safety

The European Chemicals Agency was satisfied with the results and is planning to commission a continuation for the project.


Virtual and augmented reality in real estate business was researched in a project with Nokia

"I was very impressed with the Aalto students' professionalism and the results they were able to accomplis"

Konecranesin Hämeenlinnan tehdashalli

Konecranes became Premium Partner of School of Business

Cooperation was started with a student team taking a look into the current employee diversity situation at Konecranes.

EY:n edustajat, opiskelijat ja opiskelijaprojektin ohjaajat

Students identified digital tools to support data gathering and analysis at EY

The aim was to gain a better understanding at EY on current data gathering technology trends.

Opiskelijat kuvasivat videoita Postille, kuten oli projektin toimeksianto

A student team created and produced a recruitment video and social media videos for Posti Group

The students were praised for their flexibility and wealth of ideas in the project work.

Accountorille räätälöidyn opiskelijaprojektin tiimi

Students examined automation possibilities available for financial administration software

Commissioned by Accountor, a set of metrics assessing software automation capabilities were created.

Opiskelijat Eljas Pajamies ja Markus Nieminen (oik.) pitämässä tekoälytyöpajaa KPMG:llä

AI development is significantly impacting IT consulting

Students gave suggestions to KPMG consultants on how to make use of artificial intelligence.

Elisalle Oyj:lle yritysprojektin toteuttanut opiskelijatiimi

Thanks to eSIM tehnology, SIM cards are soon part of history

Student team worked on an eSIM & Brokering Connectivity Project for Elisa Oyj.

Sähköautojen latauspaikka, monta autoa rinnakkain ladattavana

Student project researched new data based services for K-Auto

Students were quick to grasp the challenges of the previously unfamiliar sector.

Posti lobby

Benefits of Customized Student Business Projects

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Tommi Vihervaara kuva

Tommi Vihervaara
Project Specialist
External Relations, School of Business
+358 50 383 7388
[email protected]

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