Nationwide career monitoring survey starts on 3rd of October. All 2017 master's graduates and 2019 doctoral graduates will be invited to participate in the survey.
School of Business Graduates in Working Life
2018 Master's graduate, please answer the career monitoring survey and give us feedback on your degree and share information about working life. You can receive the survey by email, mail or SMS. The career monitoring survey is open from 2 October to 11 December 2023. Warm thank you!
Career monitoring surveys
Aalto University School of Business Career Services follows the labour market situation of our master's degree graduates one year after graduation and career development five years after graduation.
Career monitoring is conducted as a part of a national survey on academic graduates with the Aarresaari Career Services network representing 13 Finnish universities. The national results of the career monitoring are publicly available on the OKM's Vipunen information service as a PowerBI report. You can also read the latest results of the School of Business career monitoring survey here.
The placement career survey one year after the graduation is our own survey for master's graduates, and most of the information on this page is based on data from this survey. The information on this page comes from our masters' who graduated in 2017 (career monitoring survey respondents) or 2021 (placement career survey respondents).
Of all master's graduates in 2021 46% were female and 54 % male. Of the graduates 13% were international.
2021 School of Business master's graduate in career placement survey
I find my work to be very meaningful as I work with current topics and big clients that have lots of impact on the society as a whole.
Many graduates who responded to the placement survey a year after graduation said that their work is meaningful in many ways. For example, graduates say they have the opportunity to help people and customers, be involved in creating new technology to build a better society, be involved in optimising the logistics retail supply chain or even improve public services through various projects. Many of the respondents felt that when the work is meaningful for the company, environment and society, it gives meaning to their own work, too.
They are also very happy with their degree in the terms of employment. They would also recommend the studies and say that the employers value the degree.
Of our students, 77% found employment before graduation
According to the placement survey, 77% of our students found employment before completing their studies.
One year after the graduation 99% of graduates were employed or were entrepreneurs and 1% had full-time doctorate studies.
Of the employed graduates, 92% found employment in Finland and 8% abroad. Of those who worked abroad, majority worked around Europe.
New graduates of Aalto University School of Business report working under more than a hundred different job titles. Above, you can see examples of some of the more common job titles.
Most graduates work at a large company
Majority of the graduates of Aalto University School of Business find employment in large (64%) and small & medium sized (23%) companies. Some of the graduates get employed by the state (3%) or university (3%). Of the graduates, 7% get employed by other entities (non-profit organisations, municipalities) or employ themselves. Some examples of our graduates' employers are shown below.
Most popular industries and the salary
School of Business graduates get employed in a wide range of industries. The most popular industries include consultancy (28%), finance (13%) and IT & telecom (12%).
You can find all of the industries after one year, and salaries one year and five years after the graduation below.
Social media is the most popular channel for job search
For our graduates, the most popular channels to find employment are social media (e.g. LinkedIn) (39%), job portals (e.g. Duunitori, Oikotie) (25%) and organizations' own websites (23%). However, graduates use many ways to find the employment.
Most important skills in working life
The top ten skills the respondents need the most in their current job, according to results of the career monitoring survey conducted five years after graduation in 2022, are presented below in the order of the importance.
- ability to learn and adopt new things
- problem-solving skills
- self-direction / initiative
- analytical and systematic thinking skills
- co-operation skills
- organizational and coordination skills
- communication in English
- information retrieval skills
- stress tolerance
- project management skills
Here you can find School of Business alumni stories. Our alumni share their professional journeys and give advice and tips regarding working life. The stories have been sorted based on the alumni's majors. The newest publications are placed first in the major groups.
The MSc degree in Business is appreciated in the labour market, say recent School of Business graduates
Responses to career monitoring surveys will also be carefully taken into account in the development of teaching.