Global management expertise through the Moore School, design thinking expertise from Aalto
Aalto University was founded in Helsinki, Finland based on a commitment to integrated thinking that blends the best of business/economics, art/design and engineering into graduate programming to prepare future business leaders for complex, dynamically evolving environments around the world. Students participating in this double degree program will spend a year at Aalto University and a year at the Darla Moore School of Business, and upon successful completion will hold two official master’s degrees: a Master of International Business from USC and a Master of Management and International Business from Aalto.
USC students attending Aalto have the opportunity to specialize in design thinking, an area of business development that has a strong emphasis on design-driven innovation, sustainability, creative business model design, and product development. Students also have the option to develop a functional specialization in one or two of the following fields: human resource management, strategy work and sustainability management. Through a commitment to multi-disciplinary project teams and close partnering with businesses, non-governmental organizations and governments around the world in both programs, students receive hands-on experience in leading organizations in developing new products, services and systems to improve profitability, user satisfaction and community enhancement.