School of Business – Building the future

At the School of Business, we work for better business and a better society by educating future talents.
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Our School – Our Future

Aalto University School of Business is one of the leading business schools in Europe. We educate experts and leaders for the future and contribute to society through impactful research and long-term partnerships.

There is a strong demand for studies in business anc economics in society and our goal is to grow substantially during the 2020s. With your donation, you can help us to continue offering high-quality education and conducting ambitious research for better business and a better society also in the future. 

The School of Business turns 110 years this year. Honoring its 110th anniversary, we are launching a fundraising campaign to ensure that our School is as vibrant for the next 110 years as it is now. By growing and constantly developing our School, we wish to give our alumni a reason to be proud of their alma mater and their valuable degree also in the future. For more information, please read here.

Make a donation

There are currently three donation options in the School of Business, and they are: 

  • School of Business in general
  • School of Business International Student Exchange. Read more here.
  • School of Business endowed professorship in ownership. Read more here

Choose the donation option and sum of your preference: every donation counts! Your donation will be used entirely for the purpose you have chosen.

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Support the School of Business

Choose the amount of your gift and become a supporter of the School of Business
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Support the School of Business International Student Exchange

Choose the amount of your gift and become a supporter of the School of Business
People and public artwork Donors' Wall at the School of Business.

Support the endowed professorship in ownership

Choose the amount of your gift and become a supporter of the School of Business

In donations of 10 000 euros and more to the School of Business, please contact our Head of External Relations Jonna Söderholm ([email protected]) or our Donor Engagement Manager Helena Salminen ([email protected]). A deed of donation will be always drafted for donations of 10 000 euros or more. 

Read more about donor recognition (e.g. named seats, Kauppis 110 donor event and Donors' Wall) here. The online donations are monitored on a weekly basis, and we will contact all those eligible for the different forms of recognition.

Read more about donating

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Kauppis 110 years

Join us in celebrating the 110-year-old School of Business! By donating you help us ensure that the School is vital for another hundred years.

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Make a donation

Join us in building the future and choose the donation option of your preference! Every donation is valuable for us.

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Donation options

Become a supporter of the School of Business and choose the donation option of your preference! Read more about our donation options below.

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Donor recognition

The School of Business offers their supporters different ways of being recognized in the new main building of the School in Otaniemi. Among them are a piece on the Donors’ Wall, a named seat and a piece on Major Donors’ Wall. In addition, donors who support the School with donations during the School's anniversary year 2021, will be recognized in a special way.

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Read donor stories and news about donations

Anni Heikkilä
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School of Business donor stories: Anni Heikkilä

‘I challenge all our alumni to donate, even with a small amount.’
Tianyi Pan
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School of Business donor stories: Tianyi Pan

‘The business studies and a very international career brought me a unique ability to see things from many different perspectives and very holistically, not just from a certain point of view,’ tells our alumnus and donor Tianyi Pan, who works with AI and machine learning in Shanghai.
Roope Rekola
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School of Business Donor Stories: Roope Rekola

‘I feel that I have received a lot from the School for life, and without Kauppis, I certainly would not be in that place in life where I am now.’
Mika Koskinen
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School of Business donor stories: Mika Koskinen

The high level of teaching has always been our School’s strength and competitive advantage. All courses were without exception interesting and of high standard. Although I have made my career outside of business, my studies in business have helped me enormously in the operational environment of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Watch the greetings of our alumnus Riku Asikainen (in Finnish)

Although Riku’s video was made already a few years ago, its content is still very relevant.

Government matching funding campaign

Your donation can now be even more impactful, because Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, will capitalise universities by EUR 100 million, of which EUR 67 million will be distributed in proportion to the donations received by universities in 2020-2022. The matching funding will be added to the university's basic capital. A donation allocated to Business and Economics of EUR 10,000 or more is eligible for matching funding for the university. A donation allocated to the School of Business of less than EUR 10,000 is not eligible for matching funding, neither is a donation allocated to the School of Business International Student Exchange. Read more here.

Tax deduction opportunity

From the beginning of 2016 individuals have also been eligible for tax deductions on donations to universities or other higher education institutions in Finland. Donations between 850 euros and 500 000 euros per year are deductible and the total donation sum may consist of separate installments. Read more on Finnish Tax Administration's website: 

Donation deductions for individuals

For corporations donations between 850 euros and 250 000 euros per year are deductible, read more on Finnish Tax Administration's website: 

Donation deductions for businesses and corporations (in Finnish)

Fundraising permit

Aalto University has a fundraising permit granted by the National Police Board. The permit is valid throughout Finland, except for the Åland Islands. The number of the fundraising permit is RA/2020/1069.

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