School of Business Graduates in Working Life

Our Master's graduates are highly successful in finding jobs corresponding to their education, and receive a good salary. On this page you'll find information about the placement and career development of our graduates.
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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 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 placement survey one year after graduation is our own survey for master's graduates, and most of the information on this page is based on data from this survey.

Information about graduates.
Graduates´satisfaction with their degree.
Mothly gross salaries of the graduates after 1 year and after 5 years.

Employment of the Graduates

The labour market situation of our master's degree graduates according to the survey conducted one year after graduation.

Information about the employment of our graduates.

Of our students, 85% found employment before completing their studies. One year after graduation 93% of graduates were employed or were entrepreneurs. 

Of the employed graduates, 85% found employment in Finland and 18% abroad. Some graduates said that they work abroad and in Finland simultaneously. Of those who worked abroad, majority worked around Europe.

Some common job titles of our graduates.

New graduates of Aalto University School of Business report working under more than a hundred different job titles, including for example analyst, consultant and associate, as well as different kinds of specialists and managers, such as project manager, sales manager and marketing manager.

Examples of where our graduates work.

Majority of the graduates of Aalto University School of Business find employment in large (63%) and small & medium sized (23%) companies. Some of the graduates get employed by the state (3%) or university (3%). Of the graduates, 8% get employed by other entities or employ themselves. Some examples of our graduates' employers are shown above.

An illustration to show which industries our graduates work in.

Graduates get employed in a wide range of industries. The most popular industries include consultancy (32%), finance (18%), IT & telecom (15%) and retail and consumer products (9%).


Most common ways of finding a job for our graduates.

For our graduates, organizations' own websites (35%) and social media, (e.g. LinkedIn) (29%) are the most popular channels to find employment. Aalto CareerWeb's Job Portal was also popular (23%). Many found open positions on through personal contacts and networks (22%). Some found employment through other career portals (17%) or through previous employment (14%), while others were contacted by companies directly or headhunted (11%).

The skills that graduates think are most important in the current job.

These are the ten most important skills needed in the current job, according to results of the career development survey conducted five years after graduation in 2018. The respondents also considered many other skills important, including ICT skills, negotiation skills, creativity, acting in multicultural environment and entrepreneurship skills.

More information about the career surveys

Tanja Makkonen

Tanja Makkonen

Dean's Unit of the School of Business
Senior Manager, Career Services

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Aalto University graduates in working life

Aalto University Career Services follows the career development and labor market situation of graduates.

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Studies and programmes

Aalto University School of Business is the leading business school in Finland. We offer our students multidisciplinary learning experiences and opportunities to solve real-world challenges in an international context. We help our students develop into valued experts, innovative entrepreneurs and responsible business and societal leaders for the future.

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For employers

Through us you'll reach business students in various ways. We, for example, publish employers' job adverts, mediate recruitment messages and organize career events & fairs.

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