Aalto University Executive Education

Finland - Singapore

Aalto University Executive Education

Better World through Better Leadership

Aalto University Executive Education
Aalto University is the leading university in Finland. With six schools, around 12,000 full-time degree students and 4,000 staff members, it is one of Finland's largest universities. Aalto University is an internationally unique combination of fields where science and art meet business and technology. Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) offers thought provoking executive education and leadership development services for individuals and organizations globally. Each year, around 6,000 people from 1,000 companies benefit from our goal-oriented and comprehensive learning experience with a proven impact on both the individual and the organization. Aalto EE holds the AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS accreditations and is ranked among the top 50 executive education providers by the Financial Times. Aalto EE is conveniently located in central Helsinki. The travel time between Moscow and Helsinki is less than two hours by plane (travel time from airport to Aalto EE is around 40 minutes).
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Our portfolio includes a part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and an Executive MBA (EMBA) program. The programs hold the Triple Crown of accreditations - AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS - granted to only 0.5% of the world’s business schools. Participants in our programs experience a journey of transformation, including elements of personal leadership transformation as well as of business and organizational transformation. Our overall program content is generalist in nature, covering all key areas of business.

Aalto Executive MBA - A Journey of Leadership Transformation

The Aalto Executive MBA program focuses on the four core business areas of strategy, leadership, finance, and marketing, with special emphasis on strategy and leadership in a global context. Strategy is approached from a variety of perspectives with an emphasis on inventive strategies and novel business models. Leadership covers a range of themes from self-leadership to leading and inspiring others.

The Aalto EMBA program develops a strong professional network and accelerates your career progression. It boosts the key knowledge and skills relevant for individuals with significant professional work experience to succeed further in senior leadership roles.

Aalto EMBA is ranked among the top 100 in the Financial Times Executive MBA ranking.

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Aalto MBA for Executives - A Lifechanging Program that Transforms Your Future

Aalto MBA for Executives is a life changing program for experienced professionals who want to transform their professional future and who are committed to going the extra mile and challenge themselves in an innovative way.  

The program strengthens your business and leadership skills as well as critical and strategic thinking. Moreover, the creative problem-solving skills, abilities, insights, and tools gained through the Aalto MBA for Executives studies will be a key to success in your personal and professional transformation.  

We offer two concentration areas to choose from: Finance and Data & Entrepreneurship and Creativity. Sustainability is integrated across the curriculum holistically, which deepens your understanding of responsibility and sustainability in business and how these issues impact business strategies, decision making, and value creation. You will get the necessary insights, tools, and skills to transform your organization to a sustainable business. 

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For all MBA program participants, we offer a range of electives in the form of study tours (organized together with e.g. Yale) and Aalto Executive Summits (location alternates between Helsinki and Singapore). Aalto EMBA participants also benefit from the elective module offering from our partner universities EMBA programs in Europe and Asia. This gives participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of different business cultures, to gain new perspectives on global commerce, and to expand their international network.

Programme Info

Type of Course: 

  • Aalto Executive MBA 12 core and 5 - 7 elective modules (one module - three consecutive face to face days Thu-Sat per month), individual studies in between modules, two compulsory projects: Business Strategy Project & Self-development Process.
  • Aalto MBA for Executives – 11 core and 6 - 8 elective modules (one face to face module of 5 in-class sessions Thu-Tue per month), individual studies in between modules, two compulsory projects: Business Project & Personal and Professional Development Process. Two concentration areas with inspiring and current electives to choose from: Finance and Data and  Entrepreneurship & Creativity.

Accreditation:

AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS

Ranking: 

  • Aalto Executive MBA: Ranked 92nd in the Financial Times EMBA ranking (2019)

Starting Dates:

  • Aalto Executive MBA: October 2020 and March 2021
  • Aalto MBA for Executives: January 2021

Length of Course:

  • Aalto Executive MBA: Part-time 24 months
  • Aalto MBA for Executives: Part-time 24 months

Application Deadlines:

  • Aalto Executive MBA: August 23, 2020.
  • Aalto MBA for Executives: November 13, 2020
  • Candidates who have applied by May 29, 2020, have been accepted, and have confirmed their participation in the Aalto EMBA 2020 Autumn or Aalto MBA for Executives 2021 program are offered the opportunity to participate in the Aalto Executive Summit in Helsinki in August 2020 free of charge.

Student Body

Number of nationalities

  • Aalto Executive MBA: 12 nationalities (2018 - 2019 cohorts)
  • Aalto MBA for Executives: 11 nationalities (2018 - 2019 cohorts)

Age Range: 30-55

Average Age: 

  • Aalto Executive MBA: 41 years
  • Aalto MBA for Executives: 35 years

Length of Work Experience:

  • Aalto Executive MBA: average 16,5 years
  • Aalto MBA for Executives: average 10 years

Entry Requirements and Admission

Aalto Executive MBA:

  • GMAT: Not required
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of postgraduate work experience in managerial or senior specialist position
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Admissions interview (virtual meeting is an option)
  • Completed application documents which include:
    • CV or resumé in English
    • Certified copies of the applicant's academic degrees and transcripts
    • Four essays (topics given in the application document)
    • One recommendation letter (from current or previous employer)

Aalto MBA for Executives:

  • GMAT: Not required
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of postgraduate work experience in managerial or senior specialist position
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Admissions interview (virtual meeting is an option)
  • Completed application documents which include:
    • CV or resumé in English
    • Certified copies of the applicant's academic degrees and transcripts
    • Four essays (topics given in the application document)
    • Two recommendation letters (from current or previous employer)

 

Costs

Application fee

  • Aalto Executive MBA: No
  • Aalto MBA for Executives: No

Tuition fees:

  • Aalto Executive MBA: EUR 47,800 (+ VAT)
  • Aalto MBA for Executives EUR 33,800 (+VAT) + EUR 4,000 (+ VAT) for materials
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