Aalto University School of Business

Master's Degree Programme in Strategy

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Description

The Master’s Programme in Strategy provides you with the skills and competences you need for a successful career as a business consultant, a new business development specialist, or a general manager. This flexible programme provides you with skills to conceive and implement new strategies in business contexts ranging from multinational corporations to start-ups. The programme is designed to combine the strengths of Aalto School of Business and the Department of Industrial Engineering at Aalto School of Science, bringing the broadest range of elective courses and tapping into the university’s deep expertise in strategic management. 

The goal of the Strategy programme is to develop business professionals that are able to succeed in the complex business environment. This requires not only robust competence in business but also intercultural, interpersonal, behavioral, and leadership skills combined with excellent international connections. The program provides key skills required for consulting and entry-level management roles. More importantly, the students will develop a strategic mindset required for a successful career trajectory in management.

Combining the expertise and course offering of two Aalto schools, the School of Science and the School of Business, the programme provides courses in the areas such as innovation and technology management, international business, business venturing, marketing management, and managerial economics. An exclusive core syllabus frames the topical courses throughout the two years of the programme. This is to deepen understanding on strategy and provide the practical skills required to work with business development on a daily basis.

At the heart of the programme lies a student-focused learning method, emphasizing personal development through practical exercises, experience, and learning by doing. Courses blend theoretical and conceptual knowledge and analysis with real-life examples and business insights. The programme draws from its strong connections to the corporate world and alumni. The day-to-day challenges of leading organizations, as well as company excursions, case studies, and assignments are essential parts of learning.

Learning outcomes

This degree programme contains a set of mandatory strategy modules, but allows the students to choose from a large repertoire of available courses. The programme is designed to allow students to tailor a personalized learning experience by combining courses offered at Aalto School of Science and Aalto School of Business, including topics ranging from marketing to project management and design of production systems.

  • Mastery of the key concepts and frameworks in contemporary management literature
  • Ability to analyze markets, competitors, and organizations
  • Understanding of strategy processes and strategy work taking place in multinational corporations and start-up companies
  • Basic understanding of strategy implementation and management of organizational change
  • Ability to work effectively in intercultural and multidisciplinary teams
Teaching ModeFull Time
LanguageEnglish
BeginFall
Length24 Months