In today’s business environment, versatility and the ability to take full advantage of technological innovations are the key elements of success in the digital era. Technological advances are shaping the business environment at an ever-increasing pace. New forms of transformational leadership are needed. In the world of complexity, only high-performing organizations survive.

For Whom?

Tech EMBA program is designed for business developers, managers and directors in all industries. You will gain the tools and techniques for renewing your business and organization with technology, systemic thinking, transformational leadership and innovations. We promise to challenge your thinking.

This is How We Do it

We combine the latest theory with real business experiences in order to build our own, new frameworks for succesful business leaders. The people-centric, result-oriented leaders are skilled in critical thinking and decision-making and can simplify complex issues for their peers. Their skills in information retrieval, presentation, sales pitching and negotiation will all be perfected throughout the EMBA course.


Benefits of the Program for the Participant

  • Modern management and leadership tools for business renewal
  • Coaching for both individual leadership process and organizational development process
  • Learning from other participants and program’s experienced professionals

Benefits of the Program for the Organization

  • Immediate support for the renewal process (via Thesis work)


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Academic Director of the Program


Prof. Saku Mäkinen

Saku Mäkinen works in the intersection of innovation management and competitive strategy. He is an expert in managing value creation, designing product strategy and competitive advantage.

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The Program’s Business Coaches

Hermanni Hyytiälä

Hermanni Hyytiälä

Hermanni Hyytiälä works as a Principal Consultant at Reaktor. His ambition is to change the way how our organizations are designed and managed.

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Tomi Kankainen

Tomi Kankainen

Tomi Kankainen has an extensive experience on technology and product management, R&D and manufacturing in the fields of mechanical industry and ICT. His aspiration is to create exceptional experiences through understanding the real user needs coupled with innovative use of technology. He works as a Director of Product Development at Link Design and Development Oy.

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Riku Soininen

Riku Soininen

Riku Soininen has a comprehensive background in information technology. He has worked through his whole career in the field of business development and innovation. Lately he has been involved with a handful of Finnish SME’s helping them grow their businesses.

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Program Structure

The Executive MBA in Business Renewal, Tech EMBA, is an intensive, two-year part-time executive education program taught in English.

The three Executive Modules span 20 months, after which a further period of six months is allowed for completing the EMBA Thesis and the Electives.

Part Credits
Executive modules
including International module

  1. Rethinking Technology
  2. Developing New Business
  3. Designing a High-Performing Organization
50 cr
Thesis 20 cr
Electives 20 cr

Program Contents & Schedule


How to apply?

The next Tech EMBA Program starts in October 2016. The closing date for applications is September 2016.

The group of Executive MBA participants is carefully selected by the EMBA staff at Tampere University of Techology. We select a maximum of 25 experienced and talented professionals for the first Tech EMBA Program. See Requirements.

The tuition fee for the Program 2015-2017 is € 31 200 + VAT.

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