Creative Sustainability

Creative Sustainability is a cross-disciplinary programme (120 cr) offered in English. The programme is organized jointly by different schools of Aalto University and it is coordinated by the School of Art and Design. In the degree programme of Real Estate Economics you can study towards MSC degree with the major Creative Sustainability in Real Estate.

The programme offers expertise in urban and industrial sustainability along with corporate responsibility. Students will be encouraged to rethink design, architecture, business management, industrial management, and real estate economics, and to create new sustainable solutions for our various environments.

The programme brings together students from different fields to work in multidisciplinary teams, increasing their holistic understanding of different fields and how they interconnect. It is built on a number of fundamental disciplines: real estate economics, urban planning, landscaping, design, construction planning and architecture, responsible business operations, and industrial design in general.

The programme is open both for domestic and international students with a relevant bachelor's degree and good English language skills.

Please, see more information:

M161-2 Intermediate Module in Creative Sustainability

Professor in charge: Kauko Viitanen

 Code  Course  Cr Teaching period
 MUO-E8000  Creative Teamwork (ARTS)



 Creating the Mindset of Sustainable Societies (ARTS)




 Continuous Transformation (ARTS)




Knowledge-Making for Sustainability

 2  V


 Systems Thinking 1 (ARTS)




 Systems Thinking 2 (ARTS)




Urban Economics for Real Estate




Sustainable Real Estate Business (ENG)



 ARTS= School of Arts, Design and Architecture, BIZ=School of Business, ENG=School of Engineering. Professor in charge Kauko Viitanen.

 (Moduulimuutos tehty sähköiseen oppaaseen 14.1.2016)

M162-3 Advanced Module in Creative Sustainability  

Professor in charge: Kauko Viitanen

Code Course Cr Teaching period
ARK-E3505 Sustainable Building Design (ARTS) 10 III-IV
ARK-E5505 Sustainable Urban Design (ARTS) 10 III-IV
MAR-E1024 Sustainable Landscape (ARTS) 10 III-IV
Choose 2 courses above OR 3 courses below
21E10000 How to Change the Word: Innovation Toward Sustain. (BIZ) 6  
21E11000 Corporate Responsibility in Global Economy (BIZ) 6  
21E12000 Sustainability Politics and CSR-reading, seminar (BIZ) 6  
20E06050 Responsibility Mangement (book exam) (BIZ) 6  


M160-3 Advanced Module in Creative Sustainability in Real Estate (20 cr)

Professor in charge: Kauko Viitanen

Code Course Cr Teaching period
Maa-20.3375 International Land Management (ENG) 6 I-II
Maa-20.3401 Corporate Real Estate Management (ENG) 5 IV-V
Maa-20.3402 Real Estate Development (ENG) 5 III
Maa-20.3409 Real Estate Finance I (ENG) 5 III


M901-M Methodological Principles (9-11 cr)

Professor in charge: Kauko Viitanen

Code Course cr Teaching period
Maa-20.3408 Seminars in Real Estate and Planning (ENG) 5 I-II, III-IV
Maa-20.3392 Special Assignment in Real Estate Studies (1-10 cr) ENG 5 I,II,III,IV,V


M901-W Elective studies (about 20 credits)

M901-D Master's thesis (30 credits).

Please, check the formal procedure of completing the master's thesis (topic, supervisor, maturity test, presentation and graduation). 

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