Aalto University Executive Education

Finland - Singapore

Aalto University Executive Education

Better World through Better Leadership

Aalto University Executive Education
Aalto University is a multidisciplinary and international community of bold thinkers, where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has 90,000 alumni around the world. Aalto University Executive Education offers thought-provoking executive education and leadership development services 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.
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Aalto University Executive Education holds the AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS accreditations and is ranked among the top 50 executive education providers by the Financial Times. We have two strongholds: our Helsinki office coordinates our operations in Europe, while Asia-Pacific operations are led from Singapore.

Aalto Executive MBA - A Journey of Leadership Transformation

The Aalto Executive MBA program is designed around the four major areas of strategy, leadership, finance and marketing, with a special emphasis on strategy and leadership in a global context. The program is designed to enhance the participants’ personal skills and competencies as leaders and individuals. The modules also strengthen the participants’ strategic thinking thus increasing their understanding of why businesses need to transform and how they themselves can become drivers of organizational transformation.  Aalto EMBA is among the top 100 in the Financial Times Executive MBA ranking.


Aalto-ESADE MBA for Executives - Think Differently. Drive Change. Do Global Business.

The Aalto-ESADE MBA for Executives is an executive MBA program based on innovation, design thinking, and the entrepreneurial mindset. It combines the strengths of two world leading business schools - ESADE Business School and Aalto University Executive Education - to create a unique EMBA journey. The program modules are delivered both in Europe and in Asia, allowing the participants to immerse themselves in the business environment on both continents.


Programme Info

Type of Course: 

  • Aalto Executive MBA 12 core and 5 elective modules (one module - three consecutive face to face days per month), individual studies in between modules, two compulsory projects: Business Strategy Project and Self Development Process
  • Aalto-ESADE MBA for Executives – Modular, double degree program. The program is divided into eight intensive seven-day in-class sessions: four in Asia (three in Singapore and one in Vietnam) and four in Europe (one in Finland and three in Spain). Individual studies in between face-to-face sessions, compulsory Business Strategy Project.




  • Aalto Executive MBA: Ranked 93rd in the Financial Times EMBA ranking (2018)
  • Aalto-ESADE MBA for Executives: First cohort started, ranking NA yet

Starting Dates:

  • Aalto Executive MBA: October 2019
  • Aalto-ESADE MBA for Executives: December 2019

Length of Course:

  • Aalto Executive MBA: Part-time 21-24 months
  • Aalto-ESADE MBA for Executives: Part-time 18 months 

Application Deadlines:

  • Aalto Executive MBA: August 28, 2019
  • Aalto-ESADE MBA for Executives: November 9, 2019

Student Body

Number of nationalities

  • Aalto Executive MBA: 12 nationalities (2018 cohorts)
  • Aalto-ESADE MBA for Executives: 15 nationalities (2018 cohort)

Age Range: 30-55

Average Age: 

  • Aalto Executive MBA: 41 years
  • Aalto-ESADE MBA for Executives: 39 years

Length of Work Experience:

  • Aalto Executive MBA: average 14 years
  • Aalto-ESADE MBA for Executives: average 16 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-ESADE MBA for Executives:

  • GMAT: Not required
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 10 years of postgraduate professional experience plus the aptitude needed to succeed
  • TOEFL or alternative proof of English proficiency
  • 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
    • Five short essays written in English (topics provided by the admissions team)
    • One recommendation letter from current or previous employer
    • One company support letter from current employer
    • Photocopy of passport
    • One passport-sized photo (in digital format)


Application fee

  • Aalto Executive MBA: No
  • Aalto-ESADE MBA for Executives: EUR 150

Tuition fees:

  • Aalto Executive MBA in Helsinki: EUR 45,800 (+ VAT)
  • Aalto-ESADE MBA for Executives: EUR 59,000 (EB fee and scholarships are available)


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