Our mission is to build a better world through better leadership. We are first and foremost driven by the impact we can have through our programs – on participants, their organizations, the academic community, and society at large.
You will benefit from our programs, that have an impact on your work, yourself as a leader, your thinking, and the organization you are part of. We nurture and develop the knowledge and skills of individuals and foster self-confidence. You will learn to recognize your own potential and gain tools for achieving it.
Almost 6,000 people from around 1,000 organizations participate in our programs each year. We build individual career paths as well as architectures for developing competencies in entire organizations.
We will take good care of you
You will receive a truly tailored customer experience throughout the program and retain your connection with Aalto EE also afterwards. You will become a part of an inspirational network where you share experiences and get novel insights together with other participants, faculty and experts.
The latest academic findings, applied in practice, at your disposal
For each program, we choose the most suitable faculty from Aalto University’s and Aalto EE's own staff and visiting instructors. They have experience of executive management in global organizations, and the interface between business sectors of different types and at various organizational levels. Our programs combine practical examples and experiences with the latest academic knowledge. You can try out and test new methods and practices as soon as you return to work.
Art to inspire thinking
Aalto EE's diverse art collection is displayed for the benefit, inspiration and pleasure. By integrating artworks with the contemporary architecture of its premises, Aalto EE wishes to foster your creative thinking and novel perspectives.
Join us in changing the world
We are involved in building a new, globally oriented generation of leaders. Together, we promote sustainable leadership that relentlessly strives for top results while attending to its social obligations and integrity. By studying with us, you support science and research at Aalto University, and thereby Finnish society at large.
The impact will extend throughout your organization
You will get tools and models assisting you and your organization in pushing change through. Together, we will crystallize your business’ competitive advantage and the ways for continuous development and improvement. The shared perspective of the participants will be used to solve topical challenges for your organization. Aalto EE’s methods – including echo teams, strategic projects and the live case method – will assist in this.
You will grow to meet new challenges
Participation in the program will begin the process of making your practices and thinking change-oriented. Your self-esteem, competencies and leadership will be strengthened and you will learn to better recognize your own potential. Your career will be lifted to the next level and your personal brand will be enhanced.
You Will Benefit from Aalto University's Strengths
Aalto University Executive Education is tapping into the unique strengths and disciplines of Aalto University: entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, innovation management, design business management and management innovations enabled by technological advances.
Through our cooperation with Aalto University, we bring a multidisciplinary approach, latest knowledge and new, innovative learning methods to the development of experts and leaders, and provide the Aalto faculty with networks and development opportunities.
The operations of Aalto University Executive Education Ltd provide a sizeable income to the university community in various forms such as dividends, lecture fees and rents. In 2018, the financial footprint of Aalto University Executive Education in the Aalto community amounted to approximately EUR 3.7 million (EUR 3.1 million in 2017).
Ranking and Accreditations Guarantee Quality
Monitoring various accreditations and rankings will help you to choose a program and and institution that has passed tough scrutiny and been confirmed as being among the world’s top-quality institutions.
In 2018, Aalto EE was ranked 39th in the Financial Times’ world ranking of business schools that provide executive education. We are therefore in the top one percent of the world’s providers of executive education. This serves as a guarantee of high quality for your organization.
Aalto EE and Aalto University are included in a range of university rankings each year. The most important of these are various listings by the Financial Times; the European Business School Ranking, the Executive Education Ranking and the Executive MBA Ranking.
Background Information on the Rankings
Aalto EE ranked 39th globally in the Financial Times Executive Education overall ranking in 2018, and therefore is within the top one percent of executive education providers in the world. Open enrollment and customized programs are ranked separately in the FT Executive Education ranking. The overall listing is based on the total rating achieved in these two categories. The Financial Times only ranks the top 50 executive education providers. Globally, executive education and MBA programs are offered by around 4,000 institutions.
In 2018, Aalto Executive MBA was again the only Finnish program to hold onto its place among the top 100 in the Financial Times’ annual global Executive MBA Ranking. Aalto EE’s EMBA program ranks 46th in Europe and 93rd overall. Over 3,000 EMBA programs are currently being offered around the world, with only the top 100 making it onto the Financial Times' ranking. Financial Times has published the FT Executive MBA ranking since 2006, with only minor modifications having been made to the ranking criteria during this period. Alumni salary and salary development have always been weighted significantly heavier than other criteria. Over the years, 176 different business schools have featured in the ranking, but only 35 have been included every year since 2006 – Aalto EE is proud to be one of these schools.
Aalto University ranked 34th in the European Business School Ranking in 2018. The European Business School Ranking is a compilation of various Financial Times rankings: the MBA Ranking, Executive MBA Ranking, Masters in Management European Ranking and Executive Education Ranking.
|Financial Times Rankings||Europe||Global|
|European Business School Ranking 2018||34|
|Executive Education 2018 - Combined||22||39|
|Executive Education 2018 - Open Programs||24||42|
|Executive Education 2018 - Customized Programs||25||44|
|Executive Education 2018 - Follow-up **||17||28|
|Executive Education 2018 - Value for money **||13||30|
|Executive Education 2018 - Aims achieved **||19||35|
|Executive Education 2018 - Overseas customized programs||13||13|
|Executive MBA Ranking 2018||46||93|
|** Part of the Executive Education Ranking and based on corporate survey|
Faculty and Partner Universities
We link everyday operations and multidisciplinary research with the help of over 800 professors and experts around the globe. In the Aalto EE you will get inspired by exceptional professors from Aalto University, our own personnel and visiting faculty. In addition to the academic qualifications, they are both excellent teachers and have significant experience with senior-level managers in international organizations and bring the latest research converted to insightful models and frameworks that participants can use.
With partner and collaboration universities Aalto EE offers e.g. Executive MBA and executive programs globally, and exchange opportunities for MBA and EMBA students. This network includes top universities and organizations such as
ESADE Business School
Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University
GU School of Executive Education, University of Gothenburg
Seoul School of Integrated Sciences & Technologies
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Stanford Center for Professional Development
Vienna University of Economics and Business
Warwick Business School
Yale School of Management
Dr. Pekka Mattila, Aalto EE’s Group Managing Director, Professor of Practice, Aalto University School of Business, specializes on organizational changes, having done his doctoral thesis on actions, power and experiences of organizational changes.
Dr. Mikko Laukkanen, Academic Director, has done his doctoral thesis and lecturers about innovations and failures to innovate.
Dr. Riina Gröhn, Director, Operational Excellence, has published in the field of health and biosciences and done her doctoral thesis on probiotics.
Dr. Riitta Lumme-Tuomala, Head of Growth and Director, Russia and Talent Management, wrote her DBA dissertation about talent management. The DBA dissertation complements research on talent management by exploring the eventual benefits of talent management in various organizational contexts.