About Us

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd provides executive education, professional development services and training with three brands that have strong links to the Aalto Community. It is our mission to build a better world through better leadership.

Each year, around 6,000 people from 1,000 organizations benefit from our impactful, goal-oriented and comprehensive learning experience. We nurture and develop the knowledge and skills of individuals and foster self-confidence. We build individual learning paths and meaningful careers, as well as architectures for developing competence in entire organizations. You will also create the best business networks with us.

Aalto EE for management and leaders

We offer high-quality leadership development services that create winning organizations. Our programs facilitate a meaningful learning path and career development for individuals. Success in international rankings also attests to our quality – we rank among the top 50 executive education providers worldwide.

Aalto PRO for experts

We provide a professional head start. Aalto PRO is for experts and managers to whom the latest methods and knowledge are indispensable in the face of a changing world. Aalto PRO offers a versatile selection of more than 50 educational programs every year.

Aalto ENT for entrepreneurs

We promote ambitious entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, aiming at faster than average growth. Aalto ENT understands the challenges of entrepreneurship and offers agile and practical solutions to develop companies' business operations and create new business.

The Aalto University Executive Education Group also includes:

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Aalto University Executive Education Ltd is wholly owned by Aalto University. Through its cooperation with Aalto University, Aalto University Executive Education Ltd brings a multi-disciplinary approach and new, innovative learning methods to the development of experts and leaders.

Aalto University Executive Education has two strongholds: our Helsinki office coordinates our operations in Europe, while Asia-Pacific operations are led from Singapore. In addition to Finland and Singapore, we offer our education programs in multiple locations worldwide.

Vision and Strategy

We aim to be the most wanted Nordic partner in supporting transformation in both private and public organizations, particularly in relation to growth and digitalization. We build a position as an established thought leader in selected Aalto University focus areas in chosen markets. Aalto University is a globally unique multi-disciplinary institution, where art and science meet technology and business. Furthermore, we will consolidate our position as the unrivalled number one leadership development institution in the Nordic countries in terms of reputation, scale, and scope.

Our mission is to build a better world through better leadership. We want to be known for our impactful, goal oriented, and comprehensive learning experiences throughout an individual’s career, by being their preferred platform for lifelong learning. We guide individuals on their personal development journeys through curated content, identification of novel topic areas, and by providing a context for development of professional identity. In the context of lifelong learning, we focus on two main strategic areas: digitalizing learning and learning digitalization. In addition, a pivotal part of our vision is to make a solid and sustainable societal impact through the organizations and individuals we work with.

Financial Indicators

The operations of Aalto University Executive Education Ltd provide a sizeable income to the university community in various forms such as dividends, tuition 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).

Key Figures 2015 2016 2017 2018
Turnover, MEUR 17.1 19.3 20.4 21.7
Operating profit, MEUR 0.4 1.5 0.8 1.4
Number of personnel, on average 103 91 100 105

Accreditations and Networks

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd is an internationally recognized executive education and leadership development organization. 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.

One of Aalto EE’s strengths is diverse international network through which we keep ourselves up to date on the latest international knowledge and trends: UNICON (The International University Consortium for Executive Education), EFMD (The European Foundation for Management Development), and PIM (Partnership in International Management). Aalto University School of Business is also a member of CEMS, a network united by the leading European universities and major companies.

Financial Times Rankings

Aalto EE ranked 38th globally in the Financial Times Executive Education overall ranking in 2019, and therefore is within the top one percent of executive education providers in the world. The Financial Times ranking includes only the top 50 executive education providers. Globally, executive education and MBA programs are offered by around 4,000 institutes.

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 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.

The rankings assure our customers of the world-class quality of the program content, methods, and faculty.

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