School of Business Students

Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration

The application period for Master’s studies starting in autumn 2015 will be 15 December 2014 - 30 January 2015.

Applicants with an appropriate university or university of applied sciences degree may apply directly to a Master’s degree programme to take only the degree of Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration at the Aalto University School of Business. The requirements for the previous degree are defined in the admission criteria. The application period is once a year.

The Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) degree is a higher academic degree (second-cycle degree) in Finland and equals to 120 ECTS credits which corresponds to two years of full-time studying. Studying towards the Master's degree does not suit students working full time. Depending on the course, the lectures may be during the daytime or sometimes also in the evening.

Aalto University School of Business is genuinely international. You can apply to any of the Master's degree programmes offered at the Aalto University School of Business and if admitted, then apply for exchange studies, CEMS and double degree programmes as a student. Aalto University School of Business students may study one semester at a business school abroad and credits for completed courses are transferred to the degree. See about CEMS at the School of Business in CEMS MIM (, CEMS in general in and about rankings. In addition, the Aalto University School of Business has agreements on double degrees with:

  • Université catholique de Louvain, School of Management, Belgium
  • University of Cologne, Germany
  • Queensland University Business School, Australia (for Management and International Business students)
  • Tongji University, P.R. China (for IDBM students)
  • ESADE Business School, Spain (for IDBM students)

There is a separate application process for the international double degree programmes. The process takes place after the student is admitted to Master’s degree, usually during the first semester of the studies. For more information, please see Double Degree Programmes at the Into portal for Aalto students (


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