School of Business Graduates in Working Life
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.
Employment of the Graduates
The labour market situation of our master's degree graduates according to the survey conducted one year after graduation.
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.
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.
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.
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%).
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%).
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.