Aalto MBA for Executives is a life-changing program for experienced professionals who want to transform their professional future and become business leaders with an innovative and sustainable mindset without putting their careers on hold while completing the MBA program. The program will strengthen both your business and leadership skills and your critical and strategic thinking. Moreover, the creative problem-solving abilities, new knowledge, and tools gained through the Aalto MBA studies will be a key to success in your personal and professional transformation.
The teaching approach is highly hands-on, practical and innovative, with lots of group works and reflections, case studies and real-life business cases, which boost participants’ creativity and offer insights and concepts to be applied immediately in one’s own organization.
The Aalto MBA program holds the 'Triple Crown' of accreditations – the three most respected university accreditations, granted to only 0.5% of the world's business schools: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.
To fulfill the requirements for the Aalto MBA degree, participants must successfully complete studies worth 90 European credits (EC). Studies include 11 core modules, two compulsory projects (Business Project, 9 EC and Personal and Professional Development Process, 4.5 EC), and up to eight elective modules. Typically, one module is worth 4.5 EC.
The core modules are designed to provide participants with a wide understanding of the different key areas of business, and participants acquire skills that are essential for any manager. The core modules are the building blocks of management education and help participants to integrate knowledge in the various management disciplines with hands-on practice. All these topics will be approached and discussed on the managerial and strategic level.
The sustainability perspective is integrated holistically across the curriculum, which deepens participants’ understanding of responsibility and sustainability in business and how these issues impact business strategies, decision making, and value creation. You will gain the tools and insights needed to transform your organization into a sustainable business.
In addition to the core modules, Aalto MBA for Executives offers the highly topical and business-relevant elective modules and two concentration areas to choose from: Entrepreneurship and Creativity, and Finance and Data. Elective studies enable participants to acquire and deepen knowledge and skills that match their individual interests and future career needs.
Participants can also take electives in the form of optional study tours and Aalto Executive Summits as part of the program.
The Aalto MBA for Executives is a two-year program starting in January. The program has a modular structure and follows a six-week learning cycle. Modules are typically run once a month with five in-class sessions around one weekend. Classes generally include two full days (Fri and Sat) and three evenings (Thu, Mon and Tue) with a total of 30 contact hours. Each module contains a pre-assignment and a take-home assignment.
The Aalto MBA for Executives program gives you a comprehensive understanding of different key areas of business, improves your personal leadership skills and competencies, and boosts your career to another level.
- Gain new knowledge, tools, and skills to support your personal development and transformation
- Obtain a comprehensive understanding of the key functions of business and management with an emphasis on organizational strategy and sustainability
- Enhance your strategic thinking and analytical skills by identifying the key management concepts and frameworks and choosing the appropriate concepts to be applied in your organization
- Utilize the possibility of benefiting from a hands-on consultancy project by having a relevant business challenge from your organization solved by a team of experienced professionals
- Improve effective communication, presentation, and negotiation skills to make an impact
- Develop your capabilities to lead an organization through change
- Advance your competencies and confidence, and build the networks that are vital for future business leadership roles and reaching new levels of personal achievement
- Broaden your perspective and develop the mindset of a sustainable leader in a complex and diverse global environment
- Develop a creative, experimental, and entrepreneurial mindset
- Inspire and be inspired by others
- Receive a globally accredited degree
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Målgrupp / Target Group
The Aalto MBA for Executives is designed for ambitious and experienced professionals who are committed to going the extra mile and challenging themselves to transform their careers without putting them on hold while completing the MBA program. The strategic, leadership, and tactical skills gained during the MBA program will encourage participants to think bigger and broader in terms of their future careers.
The program brings together people with diverse backgrounds in terms of work experience, nationality, and previous studies. Participants typically have around 10–12 years of relevant work experience after graduation. Many are already leaders and have managerial positions but are looking for a change or to develop their skills further. Some want to move up the leadership ladder, some have ambitions to become entrepreneurs.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent
- Minimum three years of relevant postgraduate work experience
- Good command of written and spoken English
- Two recommendation letters
- Personal meeting
If you are not sure about meeting some of the requirements, please contact the Aalto MBA admissions team.
Pris och ansökan / Tuition Fee and Application
The tuition fee for the program starting in 2021 is € 33,800 (+ VAT). There is an additional fee of € 4,000 (+ VAT) for books and materials.
The tuition fee does not include costs for the optional study tours, Aalto Executive Summits, or exchange program. The fee is payable in three installments: in January 2021, September 2021, and March 2022.
If a participant discontinues his/her studies in the program for any reason without graduating, or is forced to leave due to inadequate academic performance or any other reason, tuition fees already paid are not refundable.
The Aalto MBA contains no hidden fees. All studies required to complete the program are included in the tuition. There are no additional costs or elements such as mandatory study modules held abroad.
The next Aalto MBA for Executives program starts in January 2021. The closing date for applications for 2021 is November 13, 2020.
Start your Aalto MBA for Executives application process by completing the short preliminary application. After completing the form, our program team will contact you to provide more information about the program and guide you in the application process.
Further Application Stages
We will meet all applicants personally as part of the application process. In the meeting, we will discuss the Aalto MBA program and the applicant’s career development plans.
Complete application includes
a completed online pre-application form,
comprehensive resumé (curriculum vitae, CV) in English (instructions provided by MBA admissions team),
four short essays written in English (topics provided by MBA admissions team),
certified copies of the applicant's academic degrees and transcripts (original documents can be presented in the personal meeting), and
two recommendation letters (form provided by MBA admissions team).
Board of Studies Approval
Applicants will receive an acknowledgement when their complete application has been received at Aalto University Executive Education. The Board of Studies takes the final decision on admission. Applicants will be informed of admission or non-acceptance. Accepted applicants need to confirm their participation in the Aalto MBA for Executives program by signing the binding confirmation form.
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