Strategy

 Programme description

Programme objectives
The goal of the Master’s programme in Strategy is to train and develop experts in the domain of strategic management, apt to thrive and succeed in today’s constantly changing and increasingly complex business environment. In addition to analytical skills and knowledge of key ideas in business and organizations, the programme is also designed to develop participants’ intercultural and interpersonal sensitivities, behaviours, attitudes as well as international connections and networks.

Learning objectives
The learning objectives are divided into four key domains:

1. Core strategy skills
Ability to analyze and extract insights from information
Ability to craft and evaluate strategic initiatives
2. People & leadership
Leading and facilitating organizational changes
Ability to understand and participate in strategy processes
3. Organization and capabilities
Organizational design and structures
Organizing and strategy in multinational firms
4. Business environment, competition, and markets
Analysis of industries and business ecosystems
Competitor analysis and marketing strategy

Programme director
Professor Nina Granqvist

Programme committee
External members:
Jan Feller, Managing Director, Turn a-head
Jenna Hakkarainen, Consultant, Deloitte

Internal members:
Programme director: Professor Henri Schildt
Dr Timo Vuori, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management; Aalto University
Dr Henrika Franck, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Management Studies, Aalto BIZ
Berit Söderholm, Programme Study Coordinator, Department of Management Studies, Aalto BIZ
Tarja Timonen, Planning Officer, Degree Programme of Industrial Engineering and Management, Aalto SCI
1-2 student members from the Strategy programme

Additional information
Strategy programme website

Degree requirements 120 cr

1. Programme studies 84 cr

Mandatory studies 76cr

Courses offered by School of Business 60 cr

21E00011

or

26E02900

Doing Qualitative Research

 

Doing Quantitative Research

6 cr

 

6 cr

 I, IV

 

 V

21E00030

Strategy Work

6 cr

II

21E00034

Strategy Process

6 cr

I

21E00052

 Data-driven Business  6 cr  III

28C00100

Corporate Finance

 6 cr  I

21E99910

Master’s Thesis

30 cr

I-V

26E99905

Master’s Thesis Seminar

6 cr

 I, IV

21E99903

Maturity Test

0 cr

 

Courses offered by School of Science 10 cr

TU-E1010

Advanced Strategic Management

5 cr

I

TU-E1030

Advanced Case-Seminar in Strategy

5 cr

I

Elective studies 8-12  cr

Choose from courses below

Courses offered by School of Business

21E00012 Gender and Diversity at Work

6 cr

 IV

21E00033 Strategic Change

6 cr

 III

23E10000 Service Business Strategy

6 cr

III 

23E21050 Marketing, strategy and firm performance

 6 cr

23E23025 Personal Selling

6 cr

 III

23E28000 Consumer Culture

6 cr

 I, III

23E47000

Digital Marketing

6 cr

 I, IV

23E48000

Consumer Psychology

6 cr

 IV

23E57000

Fashion Marketing

6 cr

 V

23E58050

Consumer Behavior, Retail Experience and Fashion

6 cr

II 

23E87000

Performing in work life

3 cr

II-III 

27E02000

Models in Marketing

6 cr

 III

27E20100

Database Marketing

 6 cr

 I

Courses offered by School of Science

TU-E1020

Strategies for Growth and Renewal

3 cr

III-IV 

TU-E4080 Managing Innovative Sales

3 cr

 II

TU-E4090 Managing Innovative Sales, exercises

3 cr

 II

2. Minor studies 24 cr

3. Electives 8-12 cr

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