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 7,000 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.
Join the path of lifewide learning
The world is changing at such a fast pace that none of us knows what information and skills we will need in a couple of years. Professions and job descriptions together with ways of working will change, and work and studies overlap. We are shifting from single-track career ladders to lifelong learning, and multi-track careers. In other words, learning continues throughout life. At Aalto University, you are not alone. We will guide you and help you recognize your learning needs to ensure that you always have the skills that set you a step ahead.
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 implement new methods and practices as soon as you return to work.
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 the 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.
Our Ecosystem and Footprint
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 2020, the financial footprint of Aalto University Executive Education in the Aalto community amounted to approximately EUR 2.3 million.
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.
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.
As a part of Aalto University we hold the 'Triple Crown' of accreditations, the three most respected business university accreditations, granted to only 0.5% of world's business schools: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.
Aalto University and Aalto EE are included in a range of university rankings each year. These include for example Financial Times Rankings, QS Rankings, and Shanghai Ranking. For Aalto EE, the most important of these are listings by the Financial Times; the European Business School Ranking, the Executive Education Ranking, and the Executive MBA Ranking, as well as the QS Global EMBA Ranking.
Aalto EE ranked 42nd globally in the Financial Times Executive Education overall ranking in 2020, 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 2020, 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 49th in Europe and 88th 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, 185 different business schools have featured in the ranking, but only 29 have been included every year since 2006 – Aalto EE is proud to be one of these schools.
Aalto University ranked 37th in the European Business School Ranking in 2020. 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|
|Executive Education 2020 - Combined||24||42|
|Executive Education 2020 - Open Programs||35||61|
|Executive Education 2020 - Customized Programs||22||36|
|Executive Education 2020 - Value for money **||19||31|
|Executive Education 2020 - Aims achieved **||22||36|
|Executive Education 2020 - Future use (likelihood that clients would reuse the same school for other customized programs in the future) **||17||27|
|Executive Education 2020 - Overseas customized programs *||21||24|
|Executive MBA Ranking 2020||49||88|
|Gender balance *** (the program is top for student gender balance, with an equal split between men and women)||1||1|
|Overall customer satisfaction ****||7||14|
|European Business School Ranking 2020||37|
* Part of the FT Executive Education Ranking and based on data provided by the school
** Part of the FT Executive Education Ranking and based on corporate survey
*** Part of the FT EMBA ranking, based on data provided by the school
**** Part of the FT EMBA ranking, based on participant survey
|Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings||Europe||Global|
|QS EMBA Rankings 2021||29||66|
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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 Executive MBA and open executive programs, exchange opportunities for MBA and EMBA students, and study tours globally. This network includes top universities such as
Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education
Esade Business School
Norwegian Business School
Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University
Seoul School of Integrated Sciences & Technologies
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Stanford Center for Professional Development
UC Berkeley Executive Education
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. Riitta Lumme-Tuomala, Head of Growth and Director, 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.