About Us

Aalto University Executive Education and Professional Development (Aalto EE) provides executive education, professional development services, and training. We enable opportunities for lifewide learning and educate the game changers of the future; current executives, the next generation of leaders, and experts with an impact on business and society.

Each year, around 7,000 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 University Executive Education and Professional Development is part of Aalto University. Through its cooperation with Aalto University, Aalto EE brings a multidisciplinary approach and new, innovative learning methods to the development of experts and leaders.

Aalto EE has two strongholds: our main office and learning facilities are in Helsinki, while our operations in Asia-Pacific are led from Singapore. In addition to Finland and Singapore, Aalto EE offers education programs worldwide.

Purpose, Vision, and Strategy

Our purpose 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 lifewide learning. Furthermore, we aim to be a strategic partner for organizations’ continuous learning solutions solving competence development needs in a rapidly changing business environment with a combination of the latest research and contextual insights.

Our mission, Shaping a Sustainable Future through Lifewide Learning, paves our path to transform society through new ways of leveraging degree education content and research in executive education and professional development.

Aalto University is a globally unique multidisciplinary institution where art and science meet technology and business. Our organization, as a part of Aalto University, aims to be a leading lifewide learning provider on the home market and a recognized international and particularly Nordic expert in and across Aalto University’s selected areas of research and expertise.

Financial Indicators

The operations of Aalto University Executive Education and Professional Development (Aalto University Executive Education Ltd) provide a sizeable income to the university community in the form of dividends, lecture fees, rent, and others. In 2022, the financial contribution of Aalto EE to the Aalto community amounted to approximately EUR 4.1 million.

Key Figures, Aalto University Executive Education Ltd 2022
Turnover, million EUR 19.5
Operating profit, million EUR -0,2
Number of personnel, on average 121

Accreditations and Networks

Aalto EE is an internationally recognized executive education and professional 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 1% of the 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 37th globally in the Financial Times Executive Education Ranking in 2023 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 2023, Aalto Executive MBA was again the only program by a Finnish university to hold onto its place among the top 100 in the Financial Times’ annual global ranking. Aalto EMBA program ranks 50th in Europe and 93rd overall. Approximately 4,000 EMBA programs are currently being offered around the world, with only the top 100 making it onto the Financial Times ranking.

Our ranking assures our customers of the world-class quality of our program content, methods, and faculty.

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