News: Archive 2011
26.01.2011 The School of Economics began celebrating its 100th anniversary last October, when 1,300 graduates from different decades met for an alumni gala.
25.02.2011 Executive Education offered by the Aalto Executive MBA program (EMBA) has been customized for business professionals. The program covers the most important sectors in the fields of strategy, marketing, financial administration and leadership. The Aalto EMBA program, in addition to being offered in Helsinki, is also offered in Poland, Singapore, Korea and Taiwan.
30.03.2011 M.Sc. (Bus.Adm.) MA Annu Markkula’s dissertation on the subject of marketing ”Consumers as Ecological Citizens in Clothing Markets” will be examined at the Aalto University School of Economics on Friday, 1 April 2011.
08.04.2011 Sirkka Hämäläinen, D. Sc. (Econ.) was named the Alumna of the Year. Ms Hämäläinen was elected by the Alumni Board as a recognition of the influential role she has played in the economic sector, where she has given prominence to the School and promoted interaction between business life and the university.
20.04.2011 M. Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Admin) Raija Leskinen’s dissertation, belonging to the discipline of entrepreneurship and small business, considers ‘A Longitudinal Case Study of an Entrepreneurial Networking Process’ and will be examined at the Aalto University School of Economics on Wednesday 27th of April 2011.
20.04.2011 The board of Aalto University Executive Education Ltd has appointed Dr. Pekka Mattila as the new Managing Director of Aalto University Executive Education Ltd. Mattila’s first day at Aalto EE will be May 15, 2011.
21.04.2011 In the doctoral dissertation of M.Sc. MBA Kaij E. Karrus a set of policies has been developed for coordinating production and distribution systems. The dissertation will be examined at the Aalto University School of Economics on Friday 29th of April 2011 at 12 (Runeberginkatu 14-16, main building, festival hall).
Doctoral Dissertation: Brand Equity of Digital Games: The Influence of Product Brand and Consumer Experience as Sources of Unique Value
27.04.2011 The information systems science doctoral thesis ”Brand Equity of Digital Games: The Influence of Product Brand and Consumer Experience as Sources of Unique Value” of Jan Henrik Storgårds, MSc.(Econ.), will be examined at Aalto University School of Economics, Runeberginkatu 14-16, on Wednesday 4th May 2011.
28.04.2011 The Finance Department at the Aalto University School of Economics has undertaken an alumni book project. The number of graduates with BSc, MSc or DSc degrees in Finance has grown to over 700.
10.05.2011 Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) was ranked 44th in the Fi-nancial Times Executive Educations ranking’s overall listing in 2011. A positive development trend continued this year and Aalto EE improved its position by two. In the Nordic Countries Aalto EE was ranked 2nd and in Europe 19th.
11.05.2011 Aalto University School of Economics will arrange its 14th Ceremonial Conferment on May 19-21, 2011. President Martti Ahtisaari will make a keynote address in the Conferment of Degrees.
Aalto University main campus to be located in Otaniemi, Espoo - The School of Economics will continue its operations in Töölö, Helsinki excluding bachelor-level education
17.06.2011 The Aalto University Board has discussed the university’s future campus solution. The board decided that the main campus of Aalto University will be located in Otaniemi, Espoo. This decision was in line with the proposal previously delivered to students and staff members. The model with one main campus is best for supporting the mission of Aalto University as a multidisciplinary and creative university.
08.07.2011 For studying toward a master's degree in economic s and business administration at the Aalto University School of Economics, 3,323 first-choice applicants participated in the joint application process for economics and business administration studies. The total number of applicants through the bachelor’s level admissions routes to the School of Economics' Töölö campus was 3,639.The number of applicants compared to last year remained nearly unchanged.
07.09.2011 The Board of the Aalto University Executive Education has confirmed the company’s strategic direction for the next five years’ planning horizon. The company is seeking strong profitable growth and aiming for doubling its size by the end of 2016.
16.09.2011 The School of Economics is a partner in a Master's Degree programme in economics and business administration that is ranked second-best in the world.
22.09.2011 Previously, software manufacturers would take all precautions to keep their source codes closed in order to safeguard their business. Today, jealously guarding your own product may even function to slow down your business, demonstrate researchers from Aalto University School of Economics in two articles published in the journal IEEE Software. The journal is targeted to software professionals. In the articles published, the researchers consider the effects of distributing open source code to business and inter-company relations.
23.09.2011 With the Thirst for knowledge annual award Aalto University Executive Education acknowledges an organization or individual who showcases openness, courage, boundary breaking and learning from experimenting and doing. This year this award is given for the 13th time.
30.09.2011 Dean Jyrki Wallenius has appointed 20.9.2011 D.Sc. (Tech.) Pauli Murto Associate Professor (without tenure, 5 years) in Economics (Applied Microeconomics) and D.Sc. (Econ.) Elias Rantapuska, Assistant Professor (1. term, 3 years) in Finance at the School of Economics.
05.10.2011 The fundraising competition between former students of the School of Economics attracted a large number of participants. By the end of June, the alumni had donated a total of EUR 631,668.99 to the foundation capital of Aalto University.
14.10.2011 Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) widens its Asian presence through a strategic partnership with the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia. The cooperation agreement was signed on September 29, 2011.
24.10.2011 Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2011 results were published on Monday September 24, 2011. Aalto Executive MBA (Aalto EMBA) Program offered by Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) was awarded with an excellent result and claimed a position as the number one EMBA Program in the Nordic Countries. For the first time Aalto EMBA Program left clearly behind the two traditional Scandinavian business schools, Stockholm School of Economics (founded in 1909) and Copenhagen Business School (founded in 1917). In FT’s global ranking Aalto EMBA Program is now ranked 53rd which is 9 places higher than previous year.
Doctoral Dissertation: Essays on Human Capital Development, Wage Dynamics, and Religious Participation
03.11.2011 Torsten Santavirta, Master of Social Sciences, will defend his dissertation “Essays on Human Capital Development, Wage Dynamics, and Religious Participation” in the field of economics at the Aalto University School of Economics (lecture hall of the Economicum Building, Arkadiankatu 7) on Friday 11 November at 2:15 pm.
08.11.2011 The new school formed by the current School of Art and Design and the Department of Architecture at the School of Engineering will begin to operate on the 1st of January 2012.
11.11.2011 Aalto University has set itself an ambitious agenda to become a world-class university by 2020. The Scientific Advisory Boards of our Schools have an important function in evaluating the research quality and supporting the development of the university towards this goal.
16.11.2011 Finding a good job and employment are already on the minds of many students when they select a university. A respected education is an asset when applying for work; however, merely having an education does not always guarantee success in the job market.
16.11.2011 The doctoral dissertation of Theresa Lauraéus, M.Sc. (Econ.), “Uncertainty In Consumer Online Prepurchase Decision Making” in the subject area of Information System Science will be examined at the Aalto University School of Economics on Friday 25 November 2011 at 12.15 pm.
21.11.2011 The doctoral dissertation of Joni Kokkonen, M.Sc. (Econ.), ‘Essays on Asset Pricing, Portfolio Choice, and Investments’ in the subject area of financing will be examined at the Aalto University School of Economics on Friday 2 December 2011 at 12 noon.
Professor Kalyanmoy Deb awarded the Infosys Prize, the largest prize purse in India for scientific research
22.11.2011 The Infosys Prize is an annual award that recognizes outstanding contributions by scientists, researchers, engineers and social scientists in India. Infosys Prize is the largest prize purse in India for scientific research. By recognizing and rewarding extraordinary accomplishments, the Prize aims to elevate the prestige of pure and applied sciences research in India.
25.11.2011 All economy is service economy. These were the words of Bentley University professor Heikki Topi at a Service Factory seminar.
02.12.2011 The Aalto University School of Economics was ranked 22nd in the “European Business Schools Ranking 2011” published by the Financial Times newspaper on 5 December 2011. The ranking lists the 75 best business schools in the world. Last year, Aalto University School of Economics held the same position. The Aalto University School of Economics remains the only Finnish business school on the list. Stockholm School of Economics, in position 19, was the only Nordic business school to place higher than Aalto University School of Economics on the list.
07.12.2011 Aalto People is a service that allows members of the Aalto community to introduce themselves and their research on the website and internally inside the university. The rollout of this service will start in December with the School of Economics.
13.12.2011 What is the relationship between alcohol use and earnings? M.Sc. (Econ.) Henri Syvänen has examined this question in his master's thesis. According to the results of the study, alcohol use is heavily connected to earnings, and the relationship between alcohol use and earnings varies according to socioeconomic position.
19.12.2011 The application period for Aalto University’s two-year master’s programme leading to the degree of Master of Science in economics begins on 2 January 2012.
29.12.2011 Since Aalto University Executive Education´s (Aalto EE) inception in Singapore back in 1999, the company has made monumental advancement in its expansion into other parts of Asia. The strategic importance of China made many business schools jump into the bandwagon and start offering their MBA and Executive MBA programs through alliances with Chinese universities.