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Study management at Aalto University School of Business

Studying management at the School of Business gives you a chance to become a world-class leader with the ability to make a change in the society. You can focus on people management, leadership or strategy, or take a deep-dive into data-based decision-making, analytical problem-solving and service management.
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Would you like to be part of making the future of management more sustainable? At the School of Business, we share a common desire to develop management and leadership by understanding the fast-changing world and global megatrends such as globalisation, digitalisation and sustainable development. Our management programmes give you an excellent base for working with different areas of management such as organisational development, leadership, strategic management, human resources management, service management and data analytics.

Management programmes at the School of Business

The application period for our master’s programmes is 1 December 2021 – 3 January 2022. Get to know our master’s level management programmes and find your favourite!

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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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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 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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Read our students and alumni's stories!

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Marketing Master’s student Katariina Järvinen’s company Clozeta combines two megatrends: second-hand and sharing economy.

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Students discovered potential new business models for S Group’s online grocery business

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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 alumni story: Wen-Hui Tu

‘I had never imagined myself working for a mobile game company until I started exploring this industry while writing my Master’s thesis,’ tells our alumna Wen-Hui Tu, who combined Management studies with more quantitative courses through Information and Service Management minor, and now works as an App Store Optimization Specialist at Next Games.

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How do millennials see the future of social welfare and healthcare services?

A student business project carried out for Deloitte produced fresh new ideas and insights.

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School of Business student story: Rainer Kravets

Student of the BScBA Program, Rainer Kravets interviews sustainability managers from successful Nordic businesses in his podcast. Studying in English gave him the confidence to start the podcast: “Without developing my language and communication skills, I would not have been able to do it.”

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