Strategy

 Programme description

In the future, at School of Business strategy is taught in Global Management/CEMS Program, and Management and International Business (MIB) Master's Program. At School of Science strategy is taught in Strategy and Venturing major of the Master's Program in Industrial Engineering and Management. Technically this means the Strategy Master's Program at Aalto Biz and the Strategy major at School of Science are terminated.

For the existing students, this renewal will bring only minimal changes. BIZ students can continue their studies according to the existing curriculum and graduate from the program until 31.7.2021. After this date, the remaining students are automatically transferred to the MIB program.

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:
Professor Nina Granqvist, Programme Director, Aalto BIZ
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

IV / 1st year spring
or I, IV 2nd year 

 

 I / 2nd year

21E00030

Strategy Work

6 cr

II / 1st year

21E00034

Strategy Process

6 cr

II / 1st year

21E00052

Data-driven Business  6 cr  III / 1st year

28E35100

Corporate Financial Management

 6 cr  I / 1st year

21E99910

Master’s Thesis

30 cr

I-V / 2nd year

26E99905

Master’s Thesis Seminar

6 cr

III / 1st year spring or I, III / 2nd year

21E99903

Maturity Test

0 cr

 

Courses offered by School of Science 10 cr

TU-E1010

Advanced Strategic Management

5 cr

I / 1st year

TU-E1030

Capstone: Advanced Case-Seminar in Strategy

5 cr

I / 2nd year

Elective studies 8-12  cr

Choose from courses below

Courses offered by School of Business

21E00029
Managing Mergers and Acquisitions

6 cr

21E00031 Innovation, Strategic Resilience and Renewal

6 cr

 IV
21E01050
Management and Strategy Making, book exam

6 cr

 I, II, V

21E00051 Strategic Human Resource Management

6 cr

II

21E00902 Project Work 1)

6 cr

22E00100
Financial Statement Analysis

6 cr

 I, IV

23E10000 Service Business Strategy

6 cr

III 

23E21050 Marketing, strategy and firm performance

6 cr

or

23E21090 Markkinastrategia ja kilpailuosaaminen

 6 cr

 I

23E87050
Meet the Stage: Public Speaking and Interaction Skills

6 cr

II, III

51E00100

Business Ethics

6 cr

IV

71E00200

Communication in Strategy Work

6 cr

II

75E24000

Business Presentations

3 cr

III, V

or

75E25000

Business Negotiations

3 cr

IV, V

 1) Must be approved in advance by the programme director.

Courses offered by School of Science

TU-E1021

Strategies for Growth and Renewal

5 cr

III-IV 

TU-E4080 Managing Innovative Sales

3 cr

 II

TU-E4090 Managing Innovative Sales, exercises

3 cr

 II

TU-E1120 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

5 cr

III-V

TU-E1131 Financial Modeling in Strategy and Venturing

5 cr

II

TU-E6140 Business Game

3 cr

I, II, III, IV, V

Course substitutions must be approved in advance, contact your Study Coordinator

2. Minor studies 24 cr

3. Electives 8-12 cr

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