David Barberá is visiting Aalto Business School in Helsinki during May 2017 to work with Eero Vaara and Itziar Castelló in their joint research about failure in entrepreneurship.
The Aalto University School of Business, is the largest business school in Finland. Founded in 1911, it is the second oldest business school in Finland and one of the oldest business schools in the Nordic countries. The school became part of Aalto University as of 1 January 2010.
The Aalto University School of Business has been accredited by all three major international organizations that certify business schools (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS), a “triple-crown” accreditation possessed by only 55 other universities in the world. The school is also an active member of the CEMS (Global Alliance in Management Education) and PIM (Partnership in International Management).
Since 2005 the Financial Times has ranked the CEMS program among the top Masters in Management programs in the world. The Aalto University School of Business is an active member of this joint program. Financial Times ranked Aalto University School of Business 29th in the European Business school rankings in 2013, 78th in Global MBA program,43rd in Master in Management program.
The Aalto University School of Business offers university degrees in economics and business administration at the Bachelor, Master, Licentiate and Doctoral levels, along with MBA programmes targeted to business professionals hosted through Aalto University Executive Education.
In its degree programmes, the school has a two-step program structure, accordingly with the Bologna Treaty, with a three-year bachelor's degree followed by a two-year master's degree. New students start by studying towards the BSc in Economics and Business Administration degree and on completion, are eligible to continue to study for the master's degree. A doctoral degree normally takes four additional years.