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Three new Master's programmes and one that is restructured – with more emphasis on sustainability

The School of Business launches three news Master's programmes and one that has been thoroughly restructured. Applications for the new programmes may be submitted at the turn of the year 2021–2022, and the first students will start in the programmes in September 2022.

Our goal is to continue to increase our societal impact and our interaction with the business community, and we aim at promoting sustainability and diversity. We hope that our new programmes will attract a variety of applicants. Check them out below!

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Master's Programme in Business Analytics

Studying in the Master’s Programme in Business Analytics gives students a unique combination of skills in leadership, business, and technology. Programme graduates are future leaders of the digital and sustainable era. The programme provides students with in-depth knowledge in data-based decision-making and analytics and allows them to specialise in different business domains.

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Master’s Programme in Global Management (including CEMS MIM)

The Master’s programme in Global Management prepares students to operate responsibly and successfully in influential decision-maker positions in a globalized environment. The programme develops students’ knowledge and skills in strategy, business development, leadership, and cross-cultural understanding. The programme incorporates CEMS Master’s in International Management.

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Master's Programme in People Management and Organizational Development

The Master’s Programme in People Management and Organizational Development
provides students with expert knowledge and the analytical, communication and teamworking skills needed to help organizations to develop their operations successfully and sustainably. Upon graduation students work in expert and leadership roles in the fields of human resource management and organizational development. The programme further offers students a unique chance to complete a double degree programme with the University of Queensland (AU) or University of South Carolina (US). The programme is run in close collaboration with business, public organizations and NGOs. Thus, the programme offers students the latest knowledge in people management and organizational development in rapidly changing world of work and organizations.

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Master’s Programme in Strategic Management in a Changing World

Strategic Management in a Changing World is a unique Master’s programme that teaches students how to develop effective strategy in a rapidly changing world. Graduates are analytical decision-makers who can identify valuable business opportunities by evaluating of complex global megatrends such as sustainability, digitalization, and globalization. To action these new opportunities, the programme teaches students how to bring an entrepreneurial mindset into their organizations.

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All English Master's Programmes at Aalto University School of Business

We have altogether eleven exciting English Master's programmes to choose from. In all of the programmes teaching is based on cutting-edge academic knowledge and practical real-life cases. Check out below!

Master's Programme in Accounting

The Master’s Programme in Accounting prepares students for producing and using financial and non-financial information to control and manage companies. Accounting, whether financial accounting or management accounting, is at the heart of every business and a critical part of planning and decision-making in companies. Accounting graduates possess invaluable and highly universal know-how for succeeding in different organisations across all industries and continents.

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Master's Programme in Business Analytics

Studying in the Master’s Programme in Business Analytics gives students a unique combination of skills in leadership, business, and technology. Programme graduates are future leaders of the digital and sustainable era. The programme provides students with in-depth knowledge in data-based decision-making and analytics and allows them to specialise in different business domains.

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Master's Programme in Creative Sustainability - MSc in Economics and Business Administration

The Creative Sustainability (CS) programme provides students with the skills and knowledge to foster sustainable development through business. To overcome major societal and environmental challenges, students with different backgrounds are united by the creative solutions, hands-on methodologies and shared values that characterise the programme. Graduates are well-prepared for leadership positions that require harnessing business understanding to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Master's Programme in Economics

The Economics programme prepares students to structure and understand the world through in-depth economic expertise and strong analytical skills, combined with computation and data processing skills. It is meant for students who are fascinated by complex challenges such as climate change, inequality and innovation, and want to address these challenges in an analytical manner. Students have the unique opportunity to be part of Helsinki Graduate School of Economics, formed by Aalto University, Hanken School of Economics, and University of Helsinki, that aims to train the future generation of world-class economists.

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Master's Programme in Finance

The Master’s Programme in Finance prepares students for various leadership and C-level positions in the world’s top companies, including the most prestigious investment banks and management consultancies. Students selected into the programme share high academic potential, motivation and ambition, making Finance graduates an extremely attractive talent pool for global employers. Their critical and truth-seeking mindset, combined with strong analytical skills help solve global business problems across industries from both strategic and practical perspectives.

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Master’s Programme in Global Management (including CEMS MIM)

The Master’s programme in Global Management prepares students to operate responsibly and successfully in influential decision-maker positions in a globalized environment. The programme develops students’ knowledge and skills in strategy, business development, leadership, and cross-cultural understanding. The programme incorporates CEMS Master’s in International Management.

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Master's Programme in Information and Service Management

Master's Programme in Information and Service Management is the most tech-savvy programme at the Aalto University School of Business. The ISM programme shapes students into future leaders of the digital era with a unique combination of leadership, business and technology. ISM provides students with in-depth expertise in developing, managing and leading data-heavy businesses, making graduates highly sought after in the job market.

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Master's Programme in International Design Business Management - MSc in Economics and Business Administration

IDBM is a pioneering and renowned study programme that truly embodies the vision of Aalto by integrating design and technology with global business development. Through transdisciplinary teamwork and real-life business challenges provided by our prominent industry partners, the programme prepares students as the next generation of creative professionals. IDBM is uniquely positioned as the only programme offered in all six schools of Aalto, allowing programme graduates to earn a Master’s degree in either business, design or technology.

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Master's Programme in Marketing

Organisations today seek talent that understands how global trends, such as digitalisation, globalisation and circular economy, affect their core business, strategy and brand. The Master’s Programme in Marketing prepares students to face these challenges and provides them with the skills and knowledge to drive a global market and customer strategy. As a result, graduates are well-equipped in bringing customer and market insights to strategic decision making of companies competing in global markets.

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Master's Programme in People Management and Organizational Development

The Master’s Programme in People Management and Organizational Development
provides students with expert knowledge and the analytical, communication and teamworking skills needed to help organizations to develop their operations successfully and sustainably. Upon graduation students work in expert and leadership roles in the fields of human resource management and organizational development. The programme further offers students a unique chance to complete a double degree programme with the University of Queensland (AU) or University of South Carolina (US). The programme is run in close collaboration with business, public organizations and NGOs. Thus, the programme offers students the latest knowledge in people management and organizational development in rapidly changing world of work and organizations.

Two Aalto University business students on campus in Otaniemi.

Master’s Programme in Strategic Management in a Changing World

Strategic Management in a Changing World is a unique Master’s programme that teaches students how to develop effective strategy in a rapidly changing world. Graduates are analytical decision-makers who can identify valuable business opportunities by evaluating of complex global megatrends such as sustainability, digitalization, and globalization. To action these new opportunities, the programme teaches students how to bring an entrepreneurial mindset into their organizations.

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How to apply & Information on studying and living in Finland

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Admission to Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration (2 yrs)

The admissions to Master's programmes at Aalto University in the field of Business and Economics are organised once a year. The application period for studies starting in autumn 2019 is from 3 December 2018 to 11 January 2019.

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Master's admissions

Aalto University organises various admissions and each of them have their own admission requirements, schedules and instructions. On this page you can find instructions for Master's admissions 2020.

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Get to know Finland and Aalto

Finland’s excellent reputation in education, combined with a wide range of courses offered in English, makes Finland and Aalto University an attractive study destination for international students.

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Do you want to study in the Nordics in Finland? At Aalto University science and art meet technology and business. We believe in the power of curiosity and encourage our students to explore the unknown as well as to learn and do things in a whole new way.

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Chat with our students

Are you wondering what it is like to study at the Aalto University School of Business? Or what student life is like at Aalto’s vibrant Otaniemi Campus? You can now chat directly with our Unibuddy student ambassadors. Unibuddies are current students who want to help prospective students by sharing their experiences as students at the Aalto University School of Business.

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School of Business alumni stories

Here you can find School of Business alumni stories. Our alumni share their professional journeys and give advice and tips regarding working life. They also reminisce about their time as university students. 

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Kuvassa näkyy Kauppakorkeakoulun maisteriopiskelija Elina Mäkelä.

GMAT or GRE – that is the question

Which graduate admission test should you take and how should you prepare for the test? And who is required to take the test?

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Kuvassa näkyy syksyllä 2020 kauppatieteiden maisteriopintonsa aloittava Vivianne Ruohola.

Educationalist expands knowledge with business studies

When Vivianne Ruohola was working in education export, she noticed that she also needed business knowledge and management skills - and decided to apply to a Master's programme at the School of Business.

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Kuvassa näkyy Silja Erkamo. Kuvaaja on Roope Kiviranta Aalto-yliopistosta.

From a Bachelor of Hospitality Management to a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration

Studying in a Master’s programme deepens and expands competence. If you like studying, you will thrive in your studies also on the basis of a degree from a university of applied sciences.

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School of Business Student Story: Katja Toropainen

Katja Toropainen, the founder of Inklusiiv, talks about her studies in Information and Service Management (ISM) and her entrepreneurial career.

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