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Our mission is to build a better world through better leadership. 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.
You will benefit from programs that have an impact on your work, on you as a professional and leader, your thinking, and the organization you are part of. We nurture and develop the knowledge and skills of individuals and foster self-confidence. You will learn to recognize your own potential and gain tools for achieving it.
Almost 7,000 people from around 1,000 organizations participate in our programs each year. We build individual career paths as well as architectures for developing competencies in entire organizations.
Join the path of lifewide learning
The world is changing at such a fast pace that none of us knows what information and skills we will need in a couple of years. Professions and job descriptions will change along with ways of working, and work and study will overlap. We are shifting from single-track career ladders to lifelong learning and multi-track careers. In other words, learning continues throughout life. At Aalto University, you are not alone with this. We will guide you and help you recognize your learning needs to ensure that you always have the skills that set you a step ahead.
We will take good care of you
You will receive a truly tailored customer experience throughout the training program and also retain your connection with Aalto EE afterwards. You will become a part of an inspirational network where you share experiences and get novel insights together with other participants, faculty, and experts.
The latest academic findings applied in practice, at your disposal
For each program, we choose the most suitable faculty from Aalto University’s and Aalto EE's own staff, and visiting instructors. They have experience of executive management in global organizations, and the interface between business sectors of different types and at various organizational levels. Our programs combine practical examples and experience with the latest academic knowledge. You can try out and implement new methods and practices immediately.
Join us in changing the world
We educate the game changers of the future; leaders and experts with an impact. Together, we promote sustainable leadership that relentlessly strives for top results while attending to its social obligations and integrity. By studying with us, you support science and research at Aalto University, and thereby Finnish society at large.
The impact will extend throughout your organization
You will get tools and models that assist you and your organization in pushing change through. Together, we will crystallize your business’ competitive advantage and the ways to continuous development and improvement. The shared perspective of the participants will be used to solve topical challenges for your organization. Aalto EE’s methods – including echo teams, strategic projects, and the live case method – will assist in this.
You will grow to meet new challenges
Participation in the program will begin the process of making your practices and thinking change-oriented. Your self-esteem, competencies and leadership will be strengthened and you will learn to better recognize your own potential. Your career will be lifted to the next level and your personal brand will be enhanced.
Andrus Kuus and Jan-Henrik Svensson
The operations of Aalto University Executive Education and Professional Development 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.
Aalto University Executive Education and Professional Development taps into the unique strengths and disciplines of Aalto University. Through our cooperation with Aalto University, we bring a multidisciplinary approach, the latest knowledge and new, innovative learning methods to the development of experts and leaders, while providing the Aalto faculty with networks and development opportunities.
International accreditations and rankings are a sign of high-quality education and research, continuous development, and international recognition.
As a part of Aalto University Aalto EE holds the 'Triple Crown' of accreditations, the three most respected business university accreditations, granted to only around 1% of the world's business schools: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.
Aalto University and Aalto EE participate in various university rankings each year. These include, for example, Financial Times Rankings, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS Rankings, and Shanghai Ranking. For Aalto EE, the most important of these are annual listings by the Financial Times: the European Business School Ranking, the Executive Education Ranking, and the Executive MBA Ranking, as well as the QS Global EMBA Ranking.
Aalto EE ranked 34th globally in the Financial Times Executive Education Ranking in 2022 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.
In 2022, 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’ global Executive MBA Ranking. Aalto EMBA program ranks 49th in Europe and 88th overall. Around 4,000 EMBA programs are being offered around the world, with only the top 100 making it onto the Financial Times ranking. The ranking is based on assessments and information collected from participants and statistical data provided by the schools. The ranking survey is sent to EMBA program participants three years after graduation.
Aalto University ranked 34th in the Financial Times European Business School Ranking in 2022. The European Business School Ranking is a compilation of various Financial Times rankings: the MBA Ranking, Executive MBA Ranking, Masters in Management European Ranking, and Executive Education Ranking.
|Financial Times Rankings||Europe||Global|
|Executive Education 2022 - Combined (Overall Ranking)||24||34|
|Executive Education 2022 - Open Programs||32||46|
|Partner schools (quantity and quality of programs taught in conjunction with other business schools) *||6||7|
|International locations (extent to which programs are run outside the school’s base country and region) *||14||22|
|Executive Education 2022 - Customized Programs||25||35|
|Overseas customized programs (international reach of the school’s customized program teaching) *||6||9|
|Teaching methods and materials **||20||24|
|Future use (likelihood that clients would reuse the same school for other customized programs in the future) **||21||30|
|Value for money **||21||32|
|Executive MBA Ranking 2022||49||88|
|Overall customer satisfaction ****||5||21|
|European Business School Ranking 2022||34|
* Part of the FT Executive Education Ranking and based on data provided by the school
** Part of the FT Executive Education Ranking and based on corporate survey
*** Part of the FT EMBA ranking, based on data provided by the school
**** Part of the FT EMBA ranking, based on participant survey
|Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings||Europe||Global|
|QS EMBA Rankings 2022||26||67|
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 collaboration universities Aalto EE offers Executive MBA and open executive programs, exchange opportunities for MBA and EMBA students, and study tours globally. This network includes top universities such as
Esade Business School
KEDGE Business School
Norwegian Business School
Seoul Business School, aSSIST University
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Stanford Center for Professional Development
WU Executive Academy
Warwick Business School
Yale School of Management