Aalto EE Launches the Aalto PUBLIC Concept in Public Management—Focusing on Ecosystems, Impact and Economy

Public sector organizations and their management face new pressures as the operating environment changes, competition increases and new partnership models gain in popularity, while the population decline will push resource scarcity even further. In order to be a stronger partner in this transformation, Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) launched a new Aalto PUBLIC Business Unit in February 2019.


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Aalto PUBLIC develops new concepts and implements public management coaching and development programs. Key themes include management of change and business, public-private operating models, and new management system and administration models. These areas also leverage the strong expertise Aalto has in technology and service design.  

“I’m convinced that we’ll be able to provide stronger support for the Finnish public sector as it faces these great changes. Instead of worrying about threats, we need to embrace more opportunities and a new culture of experimentation. At the same time, the Nordic model can be utilized as an export product, as developing countries in particular are actively seeking benchmarks and best practices. Finland and Aalto PUBLIC can take the driver’s seat in this work and build a broader Nordic network,” says Dr. Pekka Mattila, Group Managing Director for Aalto EE and Professor of Practice at Aalto University School of Business. 

Aalto EE has trained thousands of leaders and experts in the sector through programs such as the Aalto Executive MBA and MBA, KuntaJOKO, and the Healthcare Management Education Program. The company has also implemented its own, tailor-made Aalto Executive MBA programs for the cities of Helsinki and Espoo. The latest new development was a public-private partnership program concentrating onbusiness expertise and operating in a multi-producer model, which began last fall. This program was created as part of the pilot training program jointly developed by Transformation Academy and five universities. 

Additional information 

Pekka Mattila
D.Soc.Sc., Group Managing Director, Professor of Practice
Aalto University Executive Education Ltd
Telephone: +358 40 738 7221

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd 

Aalto University Executive Education offers high-quality leadership development services (Aalto EE), professional development services for experts and managers (Aalto PRO), and creative solutions covering the whole life-cycle of entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT). Aalto University brings to our offering a multidisciplinary approach, together with innovative learning methods; this provides a unique combination of practical expertise with latest research.

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