Game Executive

Come and Learn from the Leading Game Hub in the World!

Game Executive is a renowned program, exclusively designed for game companies seeking exponential growth. It familiarizes participants with the fundamentals and strategies that lie behind managing and building a successful business so that they can sky-rocket their business development. Game Executive has been running successfully for six years, bringing together participants from all over the world and offering global networking opportunities. The program is delivered in collaboration between Finland’s top university and industry, including experts, investors, partners, and most importantly, the Finnish games community.

Through a long-lasting partnership with local and global game companies, we inspire you to forge meaningful connections with veterans in the industry, venture capitalists, and other potential partners. And we provide a safe, exciting, and multi-cultural learning environment to accommodate your development needs and career objectives.

Contents and Schedule

The program covers the themes of strategy, business development, innovation and leadership, networking and fundraising, finance and monetization, human resources, user acquisition, and marketing.

The Game Executive content is delivered by renowned faculty from Aalto University and by leaders from the video game industry and is supported by practical content from experts during evening company visits.

It offers a 360-degree learning environment in which participants develop their skills and knowledge to manage and build a successful and innovative business.

Program Structure

  • Pre-module period of 2-3 weeks: Individual preparation consisting of online courses, pre-reading materials, and assignments
  • 6-day module: Intensive days in class and with company visits – a mixture of academic lectures by top professors and practical talks and/or workshops by experts
  • Post module period 7-8 weeks: Assignments, final project, implementing solutions, building networks


Growth Strategies and Entrepreneurship

  • Schedule: October 16, 2019
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland

User Acquisition and Marketing

  • Schedule: October 17, 2019
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland

Product Management and Game Design

  • Schedule: October 18, 2019
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland

Business Innovation and Leadership

  • Schedule: October 21, 2019
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland

Monetization, Finance, and Profitability

  • Schedule: October 22, 2019
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland

Networking, Venturing, and Fundraising

  • Schedule: October 23, 2019
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland


Game Executive addresses the strategic business needs of individuals and companies involved in the video game industry.

The program will help you to take the next step in your career and develop your skills and know-how and will inspire you to find solutions for current challenges in your project.

Program Benefits

By attending the program, you will learn about the latest academic research and trends from top professors in the field of business management, leadership, and entrepreneurship, and acquire the necessary know-how for managing companies involved in the video games industry.

  • Become more strategic and business savvy
  • Meet and discuss with like-minded people, including experts in the industry
  • Learn how to make the right decisions and avoid crucial mistakes
  • Visit companies and organizations involved in the games sector

Program Fee

The program fee for the Game Executive program is € 4,950 (+ VAT).

The program fee includes in-class materials, lunches and coffee breaks during the program days. Please note that the program fee does not include travel expenses or accommodation. The VAT is applicable to Finnish companies and private persons.


Register to the program by September 15, 2019.

The number of places is limited; to participate in the program, an applicant must receive and accept an offer of participation from Aalto University Executive Education.

Early submission of a full application will increase your chance of obtaining a place on the program. Participants will be selected by the program steering group, which is formed by leading industry professionals.

Program start

October 16, 2019

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 9, 2019
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Oct 16, 2019
6 days
4,950 EUR
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