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Master's Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management: The program for you?

The Master’s Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) educates engineers who are capable of developing and leading technology-based businesses with an entrepreneurial mindset. The distinctive feature of IEM at Aalto University is that it combines classical industrial engineering, which emphasizes understanding and developing operational processes and complex systems, with a focus on strategic and entrepreneurial leadership.
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You are an engineer with strong analytical capabilities and a pragmatic can-do attitude. You want to combine deep understanding of technology with solving complex real-life business problems. You want to learn how to develop, transform and lead technology-based businesses not only in theory but also in practice. You have a bachelor degree in a field of engineering or technology and a solid understanding of the basics of management.

If this is you, then this might be the right program for you. If not, maybe you have a friend who might be interested.

What we offer:

  • A two-year master’s program that provides you with an integrative understanding of technology and business. It combines theoretical understanding and a pragmatic can-do attitude; analytical capabilities to solve complex real life problems using data; people skills to build and lead organizations; diverse knowledge and experience ranging from startups to large corporations; and a global orientation and ambition level.
  • You become part of a strong community of students and alumni. As an international student you get a mentor from the alumni of the program, who will help you to build local contacts.
  • Our program provides excellent opportunities to start a career. Our alumni typically take expert and leadership positions in companies of all sizes, ranging from start-ups, consulting to large multinational companies.
  • We have close connections to companies (ranging from start-ups to large multinational companies), and they are actively involved in courses. Students typically do their master’s thesis for a company, and they often continue working there after graduation.
  • We are also close to the vibrant local start-up scene, and some of Europe’s most successful start-ups (such as Supercell have been founded by our alumni. Our students are actively involved in organising Slush, one of the world’s largest entrepreneurship events.
  • Aalto University is the leading university in Finland and has a strong international reputation. It has recently been ranked as 9th best young university (under 50 years old) world-wide.
  • In addition to being renowned for its world-class education system, Finland ranks among the world’s best countries on a number of criteria. Aalto University is located close to Helsinki, which is consistently ranked as one of the cities with the highest quality of life in the world.

This sounds great. Where can I find more information?

See the program website for more information about program content, the application process as well as admission and selection criteria. The application period is 3 December 2018 - 1 January 2019. Please note that there is a tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students. Prospective students subject to tuition fees are eligible to apply for the Aalto University Scholarship program.

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