Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Aalto University

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Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Aalto University

The Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management gives you solid academic understanding and lots of hands-on experience of entrepreneurship in the biggest entrepreneurship ecosystem in Europe.

What is entrepreneurship and innovation management?

Entrepreneurship and innovation management is about creating new ideas and implementing them in a way that generates economic and/or social value. Some innovators and entrepreneurs start new businesses. Others develop new product lines or manage novel projects for existing firms. Entrepreneurs and innovators are also found in non-profit organisations and in the public sector, generating new ideas that make the world a better place. Entrepreneurship and innovation are everywhere!

Why should I study entrepreneurship and innovation management?

Completing our Master's in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management provides you with the mindset and skills to generate new (business) ideas and turn them into actions, be it in new independent ventures or in existing organisations.

You will also gain experience in managing complex projects and working in teams with colleagues from different backgrounds.

Why Aalto University for entrepreneurship and innovation studies?

There are at least two very good reasons for choosing Aalto University for your Master’s in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management:

  1. Our students receive both a solid academic understanding of and lots of hands-on experience on the topic. In addition to more traditional forms of academic teaching, our programme features many courses where students work on real business ideas or other projects, with real customers and team up with fellow students not only from the Business School, but also from design, science and engineering.
  2. The Aalto entrepreneurship ecosystem is unique and the biggest in Europe. A recent MIT report even recognised Aalto as a ‘rising star’ among entrepreneurship ecosystems worldwide! As a result, our students can participate in a range of excellent entrepreneurship initiatives, including the student-led Aalto Entrepreneurship Society and the Aalto Ventures Program.

What are my career prospects with a Master’s in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management?

While some of our students do in fact start their own ventures already during the course of their studies, this is by no means the only career option available for our graduates.

In fact, graduates in entrepreneurship and innovation management have excellent qualifications for project management, consultancy or any other business function where a holistic mastery of a larger business entity is called for. They are highly appreciated also as specialists in the public sector at the regional, national and supra-national (EU, OECD) levels.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. General admission requirements

The application must first fulfill the general eligibility requirements before it is sent to the Master's programme for academic evaluation. Read carefully the general admission requirements, information on admission groups, selection schedule, required application documents and application instructions on our website section admissions. See also language requirements.

In addition to the general eligibility requirements, each Master's programme has programme-specific evaluation criteria.

2. Programme-specific requirements

The admission group depends on the degree you are applying with. Only applicants with a lower university degree in “Economics and Business Administration” completed in a university in Finland apply in Admission Group 1. The name of the degree is kauppatieteiden kandidaatti, KTK in Finnish. All other applicants apply in Admission Group 2. More information on admission groups is on the admissions page.

The applicants will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

Admission Group 1

  • Prior academic performance and content of previous studies
  • Motivation to study in the programme assessed on the basis of a motivation letter (max. 4000 characters including spaces)

Admission Group 2

  • GMAT/GRE test score
  • Prior academic performance and content of previous studies
  • Motivation to study in the programme assessed on the basis of a motivation letter (max. 4000 characters including spaces)

Prior academic performance and the GMAT/GRE score (in admission group 2) are the two most important criteria.

Contact information

Location: Aalto University School of Business, Töölö Campus, Helsinki

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 25, 2016
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Jan. 25, 2017
Application period: 2016-12-15 - 2017-01-25
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Finland Helsinki
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Application period: 2016-12-15 - 2017-01-25
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