The Master’s Programme in Accounting prepares students for producing and using financial and non-financial information to control and manage companies. Accounting, whether financial accounting or management accounting, is at the heart of every business and a critical part of planning and decision-making in companies. Accounting graduates possess invaluable and highly universal know-how for succeeding in different organisations across all industries and continents.
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Below you can find our master's programmes that are taught in English. Some of the programmes combine business studies with design, whereas others highlight entrepreneurship and innovation, promote sustainable development, or solve challenges in a rapidly changing environment. Learn more about master's studies at the School of Business! The next application period for our master's programmes is 30 November 2023 – 2 January 2024.
Studying in the Master’s Programme in Business Analytics gives students a unique combination of skills in leadership, business, and technology. Programme graduates are future leaders of the digital and sustainable era. The programme provides students with in-depth knowledge in data-based decision-making and analytics and allows them to specialise in different business domains.
The Creative Sustainability (CS) programme provides students with the skills and knowledge to address pressing global sustainability challenges through business. Students with different backgrounds are united by the creative solutions, hands-on methodologies and shared values that characterise the programme. Graduates are well-prepared for leadership positions that require harnessing business understanding to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Economics programme prepares students to structure and understand the world through in-depth economic expertise and strong analytical skills, combined with computation and data processing skills. It is meant for students who are fascinated by complex challenges such as climate change, inequality and innovation, and want to address these challenges in an analytical manner. Students have the unique opportunity to be part of Helsinki Graduate School of Economics, formed by Aalto University, Hanken School of Economics, and University of Helsinki, that aims to train the future generation of world-class economists.
Dive into finance: learn to understand financial markets, manage risk and navigate global issues to face the latest challenges in the field.
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.
IDBM is a pioneering and renowned study programme that truly embodies the vision of Aalto by integrating design and technology with global business development. Through transdisciplinary teamwork and real-life business challenges provided by our prominent industry partners, the programme prepares students as the next generation of creative professionals. IDBM is uniquely positioned as the only programme offered in all six schools of Aalto, allowing programme graduates to earn a Master’s degree in either business, design or technology.
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.
People Management and Organizational Development, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)
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.
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.
Get the tools to lead sustainable business ventures – and join the race to solve some of the world’s most urgent problems!
Student webinar | Master's studies at the School of Business
Our students talk about their experiences of studying business and economics in the master's programmes at the School of Business.
Discover English bachelor's programmes in business and economics
At bachelor's level, it is possible to study international business or economics in English. Get to know the programmes and find your favourite! The application period for the bachelor's programmes in English runs 3–17 January 2024.
International Business, Bachelor (BScBA, Mikkeli) and Master of Science (Otaniemi) in Economics and Business Administration
The Bachelor’s Programme in International Business provides students with a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge to build, develop and lead companies on a global scale. A bachelor’s degree in business with an international focus opens up a wide variety of career opportunities across all industries and continents.
Economics, Bachelor of Science (Economics and Business Administration) and Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)
The Economics programme provides tools and knowledge to understand and explain current phenomena in the world from an economic perspective.
Our doctoral programme is a four-year, English-language programme with three specialisation areas: Business, Economics and Finance. The programme is designed for highly-motivated and ambitious business, economics and finance scholars who are willing to serve as the future leaders in the world of higher education and academic research.
Aalto Doctoral Programme in Business, Economics and Finance is a four-year, English-language doctoral programme with three specialization areas: Business, Economics and Finance.
Doctoral students at Aalto University can pursue the degrees of Doctor of Science (Technology), Doctor of Arts (Art and Design), Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration), and Doctor of Science (Architecture). The target time for the doctoral degree is four years. The admissions are organised individually by each doctoral programme.
Learn more about the School of Business and Aalto University
The School of Business holds the Triple Crown status (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS) that is an honor held by only few business schools worldwide.
The student life at the School of Business’ tight-knit student community is active and ambitious. During their studies our students develop into esteemed experts, innovative entrepreneurs and responsible leaders for the future. They are highly valued on the job market, and successful in finding jobs corresponding to their education.
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Finland’s excellent reputation in education, combined with a wide range of courses offered in English, makes Finland and Aalto University an attractive study destination for international students.
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