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Corporate Responsibility is Put to the Test When People Are Laid Off – Aalto PRO Offers an Extensive Service Package for Coping with and Managing Change Situations
Mar 25, 2020
Rapid developments in the global economy are forcing companies to react by taking adjustment measures, such as laying off staff. At such times, corporate responsibility is put under a magnifying glass. Aalto University Professional Development (Aalto PRO) has been helping companies and job seekers in situations like these for more than 25 years. It now offers an even more comprehensive support service for companies facing change that combines career guidance with change training. The package is always tailored to the current needs of the company facing staff reductions.
Aalto EE reaches a record turnover for the eighth consecutive year
Mar 16, 2020
The turnover for Aalto University Executive Education Ltd (Aalto EE) reached a new record for the eighth consecutive year. In 2019, the turnover was EUR 23.6 million (EUR 21.7 million in 2018). The operating profit has also remained strong at EUR 1 million (EUR 1.4 million in 2018). The profit level is strong despite the company’s development investments in digitalization and new premises. Growth was achieved especially in customized solutions and in the Aalto MBA for Executives and Executive MBA training programs.
Global HR expert Päivi Castrén joins Aalto EE Advisor Network
Mar 12, 2020
Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) has appointed Päivi Castrén as Senior Advisor. She has over 30 years of extensive experience in human resources management and organizational development with Wärtsilä, Nokia Plc and Valmet Paper Machinery. Her long experience and vision for the development of leadership in both advisor and executor roles is extremely valuable for Aalto EE’s global customers.
Tarja Kallonen from finance sector to strengthen Aalto EE’s financial trainings and solutions
Mar 6, 2020
Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) has appointed Tarja Kallonen as Senior Advisor, starting from the beginning of March. She is an expert in anticipating the future training needs of the financial sector, lobbying and cooperation with financial corporations and various labor market operators. Kallonen has previously acted as Head of Financial Work and Competence at Finance Finland (FFI).
The original JOKO is an international exception – very few programs reach the 50-year mark and a hundred implementations
Feb 10, 2020
Continuous renewal has kept the AaltoJOKO® training at the top of managers’ list of favorites throughout the years.
Aalto EE strengthens the partnership with a top university in the United Arab Emirates
Feb 4, 2020
Aalto University Executive Education Ltd (Aalto EE) and the United Arab Emirates University (UAE University) signed a co-operation agreement on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 to deepen a partnership launched in 2019 with a memorandum of understanding.
DBA dissertation: For a company to successfully implement a global operating model, it must find a balance between conflicting expectations
Nov 26, 2019
On November 29, 2019, Margit Suurnäkki, Master of Science (Economics), will defend her DBA dissertation completed under the Aalto Executive DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) program. The subject is international management, and in particular what is required internally of companies operating on a global scale in order to be able to respond to the demands of an ever more global business environment.
Foundations strengthen leadership skills in the art and culture sector together with Aalto EE
Nov 26, 2019
The art and culture sector has been spurred on by global megatrends, changes in work and financial uncertainty to develop its leadership and business skills. The new Business of Culture program seizes the challenge in the Nordic and Baltic countries together with various art and culture sector operators. The program begins in November, with professionals from the art and culture sector supported by the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, the Saastamoinen Foundation, the Föreningen Konstsamfundet and the Kulturfonden för Sverige och Finland.
Ranked in the world’s top 100, Aalto Executive MBA’s strength lies in its impact
Nov 18, 2019
Aalto University has improved its standing in all of the most important field-specific university rankings. In the recently announced Times Higher Education university rankings for business and economics, Aalto moved up to 54th place. “QS Top 50 under 50”, which lists the world’s 50 leading universities founded less than 50 years ago, ranks Aalto University in 9th place. Financial Times has once again ranked the Aalto Executive MBA program in the world’s top one hundred among thousands of peers. This year’s ranking was 92nd.
Jari Pirhonen of Tieto chosen as Security Director of the Year
Nov 7, 2019
This year, the Security Director of the Year award for achieving distinction and promoting expertise as a leader in the security sector goes to Jari Pirhonen of Tieto Oyj. Aalto University Professional Development (Aalto PRO) and the Finnsecurity Association awarded the prize was awarded this year for the fourth time.