Internationality and global networking are important parts of research and teaching at Aalto University School of Business. We cooperate with the most prestigious universities and business schools around the world.
The School of Business has approximately 150 carefully chosen partner universities around the world. See the full list of the partner universities
As of 2007, the School has developed double degree programs with a selective number of partner universities. In 2017, the School has field specific double degree collaboration with The University of Queensland in Australia, ESADE Business School in Spain, University of Cologne in Germany, Louvain School of Management in Belgium and the University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business in the United States.
The Partnership in International Management (PIM) is a consortium of top business schools from around the world that exchanges select graduate and undergraduate students. The consortium was initially established in 1973 by three schools and has today 60 member schools. Aalto University School of Business was accepted as a PIM member in 2000.
Member institutions share reputations for upholding the highest degree of academic excellence both regionally and globally, and value the organization's spirit of international cooperation among its students, faculty and administrations. PIM member institutions have exchanged thousands of students through the years. The know-how acquired within PIM has permitted members to develop and enhance the international commitment of their institutions. Members meet annually to network, share best practices, discuss PIM's strategies for growth and development and collectively address issues that impact international education.
The Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS) is a strategic alliance of the world’s leading business schools and multinational companies. Members of the network consist of leading business schools in various countries. The Aalto University School of Business was accepted as a CEMS member in 1998. The corporate partners of the School of Business in the CEMS community are Kone and Nokia.
CEMS Master's in International Management (CEMS MIM)
Students in the master’s programmes in Economics and Business Administration at the Aalto University School of Business have the opportunity to complete the CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM) simultaneously with their studies. The content of the CEMS MIM is developed in cooperation with member universities and companies. For several years, CEMS MIM has ranked among the top three international master’s programmes in economics and business administration.
Students in the programme are awarded both a M.Sc. (Econ. and Bus. Admin.) and a CEMS Master’s in International Management Degree on completion of their studies. The CEMS programme usually lasts for one year and includes a term-long stay in another CEMS university as an exchange student, CEMS courses, a corporate project and courses familiarising the students with skills required in working life.
The CEMS MIM programme provides a diverse opportunity to learn about the international business environment and is particularly well-suited for students aspiring for an international career. Studying in the CEMS network and acting in the community is a multicultural and intensive experience. After completing their studies, the students may continue as active members of the CEMS community through taking part in the alumni activities.
NOREK (Nordisk Nätverk for Företagsekonomisk Utbilding)
Norek is the Nordplus network in business and economics. The network consists of 27 Nordic partner universities offering studies in the field of business and economics.
Nordplus is the Nordic Council of Ministers' student exchange programme. The programme aims to strengthen and develop Nordic educational cooperation.
In addition, the School of Business belongs to the international GRLI (Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative) network and FiBS network (Finnish Business in Society).