The recent growth in the importance of digital technologies and the on-going digitalisation of companies and society make the skills that our graduates have even more valuable. In particular, the ability to understand and integrate technology and engineering on the one hand, and business and management on the other hand is becoming increasingly critical.
Upon graduating from the Master’s Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management programme from Aalto University, graduates will have:
- An integrative understanding of technology and business. You will understand how technologies and business processes are connected to value creation and building competitive advantage.
- Strong leadership and people skills. You will be equipped to lead and develop organisations and motivate people to realise their inherent potential.
- Practical problem-solving and strong analytical skills. You will be skilled in data crunching, building statistical models, and applying the data to solve problems and create business value.
- A can-do attitude. You will be confident and willing to face challenges and tackle new tasks with determination.
- An entrepreneurial mindset. You will be able to identify innovative opportunities for adding value for technology-based businesses.
- Broad knowledge of various organisations. You will be able to apply the learnings to a wide scale of technology-based businesses from early-stage startups to large multinational corporations.
- Hands-on experience. You will have practical experience in putting what you learn into action within the context of technology-based businesses.
Our alumni have taken expert and leadership positions in a number of different types of companies, ranging from start-ups to large multinational management consulting companies, as well as public and non-profit organisations. They have co-founded several startups that include some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe (for example Supercell, Relex), and have been involved in some of the major strategic decisions taken by a number of multinational companies (for example Nokia, Kone, Stora Enso).
Our department’s close collaboration with the industry and an active alumni network helps students build relationships with companies throughout the studies. Companies are involved in many courses, for example through guest lectures or company assignments, which allows students to establish contacts. The majority of students write their master’s thesis for a company, which often leads to employment after graduation. Typically, graduates work in expert, analyst, consulting or project management roles in their first job after graduation (see the description of the majors for more information about typical entry jobs).
Aalto University has well-established career services to support students’ employment in Finland and abroad. Thanks to the flexible curriculum, many Aalto students work already during their studies and guarantee themselves entry positions before graduation. There is also a very active entrepreneurship community at Aalto, working as a springboard for founding a company.
There are four majors in the Master's Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management:
- Organization Design and Leadership
The major in Organization Design and Leadership focuses on issues of organisational design, motivation and leadership that are critical to the creation and transformation of technology-based businesses.
- Operations Management
Operations Management is a wide field with many diverse career paths. Operations manager is one example of a typical position, which may gradually lead to an executive role, such as COO (Chief Operating Officer), in a larger organisation.
- Product and Innovation Management
The major in Product and Innovation Management addresses the questions of how innovative operations management can be used to design existing operations to support and execute new products and innovation.
The major in Strategy puts particular emphasis on the development of strong analytical and judgment skills.
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DisciplinesIndustrial & Systems Engineering Management Studies Engineering Management View 38 other Masters in Management Studies in Finland
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We only admit applicants with outstanding academic performance. The degree certificate and/or the official transcript of university records should clearly indicate that the applicant has been among the best students (top 10-15%) in his or her home university:
- For example, an applicant has achieved consistently the best grades throughout the degree studies (very high weighted average grade or GPA), which typically leads to graduation with distinction.
- For example, applicants from Finnish universities should have a GPA of at least 4.0 on the grading scale of 1-5. For universities of applied sciences, the expected GPA is generally at least 4.5, however.
We emphasize the grades achieved in the degree that first gives the eligibility for applying.
We seek students who will complete the programme successfully in due time. Therefore, the applicant’s previous time-to-graduation matters besides the GPA.
International15000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 24 months.
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- If you are a citizen of the member states of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you do not have to pay tuition fee.
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