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Frequently asked questions about EMBA Turku

To whom​ is EMBA Turku aimed for?

EMBA Turku is aimed for executives, managers, entrepreneurs and specialists who have the courage and motivation to develop themselves. Our participants come from diverse backgrounds and represent different industries, functions, age groups and cultural experiences. A group might include senior executives, managers, engineers, lawyers, entrepreneurs and medical doctors.

What is the programme length?

The duration of EMBA Turku programme is two years and three months. The programme starts in March each year, but it is possible to join the programme in other times of the year as well. Please contact our programme managers to discuss your personal EMBA learning journey.

How often are the classroom sessions held?

EMBA Turku consists of 2-3 day long classroom sessions approximately once a month. As we highly value our participants' work-life balance and wellbeing, the classroom sessions take place during weekdays, enabling the participants to spend quality time with family and friends during weekends. 

What kind of learning methods are used?

Learning in EMBA Turku is based on a combination of latest academic research and practical business applications. We encourage our participants to get out of their comfort zones while challenging themselves, their peers and  the faculty. Learning happens from and within each other!

We use interactive and action-based learning with a mix of various learning methods and tools. The chart below visualises the different elements of studying in EMBA Turku programme:


What is peer and senior mentoring?

Traditionally, mentoring is a method in which the aim is to share knowledge, skills, information and perspective to foster the personal and professional growth of another person. Mentoring is an important part of Executive MBA Turku, as we believe that learning with and from fellow participants (peer mentors) and from experienced senior mentors helps the participants to reach new levels of personal development and growth.

Peer mentoring

In peer mentoring, a fellow participant is used as a mirror of one’s leadership development and as a source of insight on one’s own strengths and weaknesses.  This can be very rewarding and mind-opening process.

"For me, the peer mentoring process was mind opening. Networking with fellow students remains as invaluable asset for my future"

Sammeli Liikkanen, Head of Technical and Data Warehouse Service, Orion

Senior mentoring​

In the final year of EMBA Turku programme, experienced senior mentors support the learners and encourage them to manage their own learning, maximise their potential, and develop their skills and performance so that they are able to become the best people and leaders they can be.
"The greatest value for me as a young leader came in learning from the more experienced leaders and managers. Fellow students and the senior mentors were able to offer knowledge that can never be gained from books."
Jussi Koskenranta, Head of Sales, Anvia Ltd