We want to be known for goal-oriented and comprehensive learning experience and a unique customer experience. 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. It is our mission to build a better world through better leadership.
Each year, approximately 6,000 people from 1,000 companies benefit from our goal-oriented and comprehensive learning experience that have a proven impact on both the individual and the organization. We nurture and develop the knowledge and skills of individuals, foster self-confidence, and build individual learning paths and meaningful careers. Additionally, in the core of our expertise is building architectures for developing competence in entire organizations. We also do our utmost to ensure that our participants create the best, sustainable business networks.
Generating Impact and Experience
Unique and conducive setting for learning, including a true concierge level service throughout the program. An inspiring network to exchange ideas and experiences.
Context to experimenting, stumbling and learning. Latest knowledge combined with business experience in multidisciplinary and novel ways.
Latest research converted to insightful models and frameworks that participants can use.
Impact on Society
We are educating a new generation of leaders with global outlook and sense of diversity, integrity and social responsibility.
Impact on Organizations
Exceeding expectations e.g. facilitating organizational transformations and leveraging competitive edge.
Impact on Individuals
We enable meaningful executive careers and upward mobility for senior and middle managers as well as future leaders.
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. At Aalto University Executive Education, latest knowledge is combined with business experience in multidisciplinary and novel ways.
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 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 2016, the financial footprint of Aalto University Executive Education Ltd in the Aalto community amounted to approximately EUR 2.6 million.
Financial Times Rankings
Aalto EE and Aalto University take part in several different university rankings. The most important of these are the several rankings of the Financial Times; the European Business School Ranking, Executive Education Ranking, and the Executive MBA Ranking.
In 2016 in the European Business School Ranking, Aalto University was ranked 31st. The European Business School Ranking is an overall ranking of other Financial Times rankings: MBA Ranking, Executive MBA Ranking, Masters in Management European Ranking and Executive Education Ranking.
Aalto EE ranked 46th globally in the Financial Times Executive Education overall ranking in 2017, 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.
The Aalto Executive MBA program improved its position in the Financial Times' annual ranking by fifteen places in 2016. In a global comparison, Aalto EMBA ranked 61st. Aalto EMBA improved its ranking especially in the key areas of career progress and personal aims achieved. Over 3,000 EMBA programs are currently being offered around the world, with only the top 100 making it onto the Financial Times' ranking.
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 cooperation 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 such as
ESADE Business School
Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University
Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University
GU School of Executive Education, University of Gothenburg
Iranian Business School
Seoul School of Integrated Sciences & Technologies
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
University of Virginia Darden School Foundation Executive Education
Publications of Aalto EE’s personnel:
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 at Aalto EE, has done his doctoral thesis and lecturers about innovations and failures to innovate.
Dr. Riina Viitala, Executive Director, Asia Pacific at Aalto EE, has published in the field of health and biosciences and done her doctoral thesis on probiotics.
Dr. Katja Ahoniemi, Associate Director, Degree Programs at Aalto EE, wrote her doctoral thesis on the modeling and forecasting of implied volatility.