Aalto Executive MBA in Helsinki
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The Aalto Executive MBA (Aalto EMBA) is an international and globally recognized program that provides a holistic and practical understanding of business management. The program is designed to reshape your thinking and management methods in all key business areas, explicitly viewed from a leadership and strategy perspective.
The quality of the program is reflected in its award of the three most prestigious international accreditations (AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS), as well as its ranking among the 100 best EMBA programs in the world, year after year (Financial Times Ranking).
The 12 core modules in the program cover the essential areas of business management such as finance, strategy, marketing, communications, corporate responsibility, processes, and people management, all in a global context. You can choose electives corresponding to your interest from dozens of options – including from the EMBA programs of our international partners. In addition, the two-year program includes two larger entities: a self-development process and a consulting project for a company conducted in teams.
The five key learning objectives of the program are crystallized in the themes of business (strategic leadership and competitiveness), organizations (people and change), diverse decision-making skills, influence (communication and self-management), and sustainability.
The program utilizes various learning methods and draws from the vast experience of the participants, professors, and other instructors. It brings together the best instructors and experts from the networks of Aalto University and international business schools. The experienced participants represent diverse industries, making the contact learning and discussions interesting and rewarding. During the modules, you learn through a variety of teaching methods such as group work, casework, and reflective discussion. Practical pre- and post-assignments help you to apply what you have learned directly to your organization, team, and daily work. This way, not only you but your entire organization develops during your studies.
The Aalto EMBA program comprises 90 ECTS credits and lasts about two years. If desired, you can spread the studies over up to four years. Participants typically complete 4.5 study credits or one module each month. EMBA studies are demanding but well doable alongside full-time work. Your time management and prioritization skills will develop considerably during your studies.
The program can be completed entirely in Helsinki, or selected modules can be completed at our international partner universities. The three-day study modules are held once a month, enabling you to study alongside work and to participate from areas outside Helsinki, or neighboring countries.