Contents and Schedule
To fulfill the requirements for the Aalto Executive MBA degree, participants must successfully complete studies worth a total of 90 European credits (EC). These include eleven core modules (47.5 EC in total), two compulsory projects (the Business Strategy Project worth 11 EC and the Self Development Process worth 4.5 EC), and elective modules worth a total of 27 EC (typically, one elective module is equivalent to 4.5 EC).
Typical Learning Methods
- Encounters with business leaders
- Group discussions
- Group projects
- Case analyses
- Class discussions
- Study tours
- Take-home exams
- In-class exams
- Business simulations
- Coaching and peer-coaching
- Investigative research
The Aalto EMBA program starts in February 2018 and can be completed in 21 months. The program has a modular structure and follows a six-week learning cycle.
Modules are typically run once a month with in-class sessions on Thursday and Friday from 8:30 or 9:00 to 17:00 and Saturday from 8:30 to 16:00. Each module contains a pre-assignment and a take-home or in-class exam.
- Aalto EMBA Orientation and Capstone Module
- Personal and Organizational Leadership
- Management Accounting and Control
- Financial Accounting and Analysis of Financial Statements
- Corporate Finance
- Marketing Management
- Strategic Management
- Management Communication
- Human Resource Management
- Operations Management
Aalto EMBA participants can choose from a variety of elective modules:
- Several elective modules under the Aalto Executive MBA in Helsinki program
- Several elective modules provided by the Aalto MBA program in Helsinki
- Several elective modules provided in our EMBA programs in Singapore, Taiwan, Poland, Iran and South Korea
- Several modules under the Global Leader program in Helsinki
- Several modules offered by our partner schools: ESADE in Barcelona and Madrid in Spain, Gothenburg University School of Executive Education (GUSEE) in Sweden, and for Russian speaking EMBA participants at the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM) in Russia
Outline Your Personal Learning Goals during the Aalto Executive MBA Orientation and Capstone Module
The Orientation and Capstone Module outlines the program objectives and personal learning goals of participants at the beginning of the program, and assesses learning outcomes and benefits of the studies at the end. This core module strengthens the program’s emphasis on strategy and challenges participants to integrate learning from different areas of the program at the end of their studies.
Turn Insight into Action during the Aalto EMBA Business Strategy Project
The Aalto EMBA program includes a Business Strategy Project (BSP) carried out in a team with the final aim of developing an analytical solution or tool for a concrete strategic business problem faced by a company. The project aims to utilize the insights gained during the program, with project groups organized to maximize use of the individual competencies of their members. Skilled academic tutors from Aalto University help the teams develop an update on the state-of-the-art in academic research related to the project topic.
Dive Deep into Yourself in the Aalto EMBA Self Development Process
The Self Development Process (SDP) is a fundamental part of the Aalto EMBA; it supports you in the process of personal development as a leader and as an individual throughout your studies and way beyond. It includes self-steered studying and peer coaching, as well as facilitated group meetings and one-to-one coaching with the support of a professional instructor.
Experience True Internationality at the Aalto Executive Summits
The annual Aalto Executive Summit brings together Aalto EMBA participants and alumni from all the locations – Djakarta, Helsinki, Poznan, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei and Tehran. During the Summit you will complete one elective while enjoying a unique opportunity to meet business leaders and network with EMBA participants. The location alternates between Helsinki and Singapore.
Take Part in Interesting and Memorable Study Tours
Although optional, international study tours are an important part of the Aalto Executive MBA program. An Aalto EMBA study tour is designed to offer in-depth understanding of the local business environment and typically involves a five-day study period abroad.
World-class faculty from, for example, Stanford and Harvard are guaranteed to provide interesting academic instruction. Other components of a study tour such as company visits and campus tours, as well as fun extracurricular activities, bring the finishing touch for a comprehensively superb experience.
Witness Your Own Progress as a Leader
Aalto EMBA graduates agree that the program develops strategic thinking by providing new knowledge and tools that can be applied immediately in practice. Just as important, you will gain insights into becoming a world-class leader – skills that never lose their relevance and which will be extremely valuable along your future path.
Gain Access to the Alumni Network
All graduates automatically become members of the Aalto EE and Aalto University alumni community. Aalto EE and Aalto University continuously arrange events, company visits and meetings with fellow alumni. With more than 10,000 alumni worldwide, Aalto EE provides a valuable network for you to connect with your fellow alumni. We offer you access to the latest knowledge and an extensive global business network. We build lifelong partnerships by providing development opportunities, quality services and benefits.