Bachelor (Mikkeli) and Master (Helsinki) of Science in Economics and Business Administration (3 + 2 years)

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Admission process 2017       

In year 2017, a total of 85 degree students will be formally admitted to the Bachelor’s Program in International Business at Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus (BScBA). Students accepted to the program will get a study right to the Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration at Aalto University, so that

  • the student first completes the Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration degree at the Mikkeli Campus and
  • after graduating from Mikkeli, the student has an automatic study right to continue their studies in one of the Master’s Programs at the Helsinki Campus.

For the application period of 2017, the BScBA Program does not reserve quotas for the first-time applicants for Finnish higher education institutions.

All applications (admission groups I-III) to the Bachelor’s Program in International Business must be submitted during the application period January 10 – 25, 2017 (by 3:00 p.m., GMT +2:00 hrs). Also, check the deadlines for the required attachments separately. Late applications will not be considered.

The applications to the Bachelor’s Program in International Business Mikkeli Campus, are sent through the joint online application system for Finnish higher education institutions (universities and polytechnics). Applications are submitted online at www.studyinfo.fi (opintopolku.fi in Finnish) in the spring of 2017. The program can be found in the system by using “Aalto University Mikkeli” as the search. Please note that there are two separate application periods:

  • January 10 – 25, 2017 for programs taught in languages other than Finnish, like the BScBA Program, and
  • March 15 – April 5, 2017 for programs taught in Finnish as well as applicants applying through the Open University Track. 

An applicant can apply to a maximum of six (6) programs in order of preference. Only the study option that is prioritized the highest and to which the applicant’s points are sufficient enough for admission will be offered.

The same application form is used for both application periods. If the applicant applies to the BScBA Program at the Mikkeli Campus as well as other Bachelor’s programs taught in Finnish in Finland, the application for the BScBA Program must be filled in already in January after which the form can be reopened to add the Finnish Bachelor’s programs later . Please note that the order of the study options filled in during the first application period in January cannot be altered during the second application period in March-April. Also, note that it is not possible to submit an application to the BScBA Program during the second application period in March-April.

Five (5) new students can be admitted to the BScBA Program on the basis of their studies completed in the Open University. The application period for the Open University Track is March 15 – April 5, 2017.

Two (2) new students can be admitted to the BScBA Program as transfer students from other higher education institutions in Finland. The application period for transfer students is May 2 - 16, 2017. More information on the Open University Track and transfer applicants can be found in the How to apply -section.

More information on the higher education institutions’ student admissions and the application form (only during the application period) is available on www.studyinfo.fi (opintopolku.fi in Finnish).

Please find more information on the BScBA program and the Mikkeli Campus here. You can also come visit the Mikkeli Campus to learn more about the program.

Admission schedule for 2017

Admission groups I-III

January 10, 2017

Application period for admission groups I, II and III begins

January 25, 2017 by 3:00 p.m.  (GMT +2:00hrs)

Application period for admission groups I, II and III ends

February 8, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +2:00hrs)

Applicants in admission groups I, II and III, who have graduated before the spring of 2017, must deliver a copy of the certification of their university eligibility (i.e. a copy of their high school diploma) and other required attachments.

Applicants who have received their Finnish Matriculation Examination Certificate after the year 1989 do not have to send a copy of their diploma as an attachment to the application form.

June 8, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00hrs)

Applicants graduating in the spring of 2017 need to send the preliminary grades / temporary high school diploma (document given by the school) as soon as they are published to prove university eligibility.

June 13, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00hrs)

Applicants in admission groups II and III must request the SAT test score report to be send directly to Aalto University School of Business (code 1700).

June 30, 2017

Admission results are published

July 14, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00hrs)

For applicants accepted by June 30, 2017, this is the last chance to accept the study place.

Applicants graduating in the spring of 2017 need to send a copy of their final diploma or other certification of the final grades given by the school.

August 14, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00hrs)                

The final possible day of getting accepted to the program.

August 28 – September 1, 2017                                                                                      

Studies begin with a mandatory orientation week for all new students

Open University Track

March 15, 2017

Application period for the Open University Track begins

April 5, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00)

Application period for the Open University Track ends

June 13, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00hrs)

An official transcript of credits and grades earned at the Open University need to be delivered to Aalto University.

If the Open University studies have been done at Aalto University Open University, no transcript needs to be delivered.

June 30, 2017

Admission results are published

July 14, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00hrs)

For applicants accepted by June 30, 2017, this is the last chance to accept the study place.

August 14, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00hrs)

The final possible day of getting accepted to the program

August 28 – September 1, 2017                                          

Studies begin with a mandatory orientation week for all new students

Transfer students

May 2, 2017

Application period for transfer students begins

May 16, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00)

Application period for transfer students ends

May 31, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00hrs)

The required courses for transfer students must be completed and registered 

June 30, 2017

Admission results are published

July 14, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00hrs)

For applicants accepted by June 30, 2017, this is the last chance to accept the study place.

August 14, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00hrs)

The final possible day of getting accepted to the program

August 28 – September 1, 2017

Studies begin with a mandatory orientation week for all new students

Who can apply

Admission groups I-III

Every applicant must fulfill the formal eligibility requirements for admission to the Bachelor’s studies as defined by Finnish University Law. An applicant can show this eligibility with such secondary education that gives an applicant eligibility for university studies in the awarding country (e.g. Finnish Matriculation Examination Certificate, High School Diploma or its equivalent, International Baccalaureate Diploma, European Baccalaureate Diploma, Vocational College Diploma (minimum 3 years), Reifeprüfung Diploma, Community College Diploma equivalent to an Associate of Arts Degree or a University or College Diploma equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree or higher).

An applicant applying with a diploma obtained outside of Finland (other than the IB-, EB- or RP Diploma) must show that the diploma fulfills the formal eligibility requirements for similar university level studies in the country in which the diploma was obtained. The applicant can show this by for example providing a link to the ministry of education web page of that country. 

Please note that any high school diploma awarded abroad does not qualify for International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) and any European high school diploma does not qualify for European Baccalaureate Diploma (EB). Both International Baccalaureate and European Baccalaureate are special programs and only students that have studied at a school that participates in the International Baccalaureate or the European Baccalaureate programs can be awarded an IB or EB Diploma. More information on the IB program can be found at www.ibo.org and on the EB program at www.eursc.org.

Open University Track admission

In order to apply through the Open University Track, an applicant must have completed required studies in an Open University. More information can be found in the How to apply -section.

Please note that the Open University Track is not an option for students who have already earned a higher education degree or who have a valid study right towards a degree at a university, a polytechnic or at the National Defense University.

Transfer students

A student transferring from a Finnish university or polytechnic to another, or from one degree to another within a university or polytechnic, is considered a transfer student. A transfer student accepted in the BScBA program will first complete the Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration degree at the Mikkeli Campus after which the student has an automatic study right to continue their studies in one of the Master’s Programs at the Helsinki Campus, provided that the study right they are transferring from is for both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree. More information on the admission criteria for transfer students can be found in the How to apply –section.

Please note that students studying at the Aalto University School of Business Helsinki Campus are not eligible to transfer to the Aalto University School of Business Mikkeli Campus and vice versa.

 

Language requirements

Because English is the language of instruction, it is essential that all participants are prepared to understand rapid, idiomatic English spoken in lectures and group discussions. Students are also expected to be able to read English with ease and to express their thoughts clearly in spoken and written English.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees concern non-EU/EEA degree students who start their studies in English-taught Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in August 2017 or after that.

The tuition fee is €12 000 per academic year for the English Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration degree and €15 000 per academic year for degree programs leading to a master’s degree.

With the introduction of tuition fees, a scholarship program will be introduced to support students who participate in a fee-charging degree program. At Aalto University, the scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver. The decisions on the scholarships are made on the basis of the academic merits of the students selected to study in the programs. Applicants apply for the scholarship in conjunction with the admission process. The scholarship decision is made at the same time as the admission decision. The details of the scholarship system will be decided upon later. Aalto University is also building an incentive scholarship system that will reward progress made in studies.

More information on tuition fees and scholarships can be found here.

Information on the attachments required for the tuition fee and scholarships process can be found in the required attachments –section.

How to apply

The application for the BScBA Program is submitted through the joint online application system to Finnish higher education institutions on www.studyinfo.fi (opintopolku.fi in Finnish). All applications to the Bachelor’s Program in International Business (admission groups I-III) must be submitted during the application period January 10 – 25, 2017 (by 3:00 p.m., GMT +2:00 hrs). The application period for the Open University Track is March 15 – April 5, 2017 and for transfer students May 2– 16, 2017. Check the deadlines for the required attachments separately. Late applications will not be considered. You can find our program from the Studyinfo.fi-portal by using “Aalto University Mikkeli” as your search.

More information on the higher education institutions’ student admissions and the application form (only during the application period) is available on www.studyinfo.fi (opintopolku.fi in Finnish).

The admission to the BScBA Program is based on

  • points awarded for grades obtained while earning one of the following four high school diplomas: the Finnish Matriculation Examination Certificate, International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), European Baccalaureate Diploma (EB) or Reifeprüfung Diploma (admission group I);
  • the SAT Test scores (admission groups II & III);
  • studies completed in the Open University or
  • transfer applications.

Note. An applicant must choose one admission group (I-III) and apply in only that one. All applicants must read the instructions on how to fill the application form carefully. In case there are any questions or confusion about which group the applicant should apply in, the applicant should contact the Aalto University School of Business Mikkeli Campus: admissions [at] aalto [dot] fi.

Important information on the application form

Please note that any substantive misrepresentation of information during the application process will void any offer of admission. If such misrepresentation is discovered after admission, it will result in immediate termination from Aalto University School of Business Bachelor’s Program in International Business in Mikkeli. Please contact the admissions office at the Mikkeli Campus if you have any questions about the admission process.

The tutorial video below will explain the admission process (in Finnish only).

Admission group I

In admission group I, 45 new degree students are admitted on the basis of points awarded for grades obtained while earning one of the following four high school diplomas: the Finnish Matriculation Examination Certificate, International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), European Baccalaureate Diploma (EB) or Reifeprüfung Diploma (RP).

For IB, EB and RP graduates of spring 2017, the total points will first be calculated based on their preliminary grades. Thus, the admission is conditional and will be confirmed once the final grades are published. After the final grades have been submitted to Aalto University, the final points will be calculated for the applicant. In case the final score is not enough for direct admission, the admission decision will be changed and the applicant will be placed on the waiting list. The applicant will be informed about this. However, the applicant can still be admitted to the program from the waiting list.

IB, EB and RP graduates of spring 2017 have to deliver:

  • their preliminary IB, EB, and RP grades (document given by the school) as soon as they are published but at the latest by June 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00 hrs) and
  • a copy of their final diploma or other certification of the final grades given by the school as soon as a student receives the final grades but at the latest by July 14, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00 hrs).

In admission group I, the points will be awarded from the following grades accordingly:

a)  Finnish Matriculation Examination Certificate: Mother tongue, mathematics and three other exams giving the best points will be taken into account. If an applicant has completed the Finnish/Swedish as a second language exam instead of the Mother tongue exam, the points will be given as for the Mother tongue exam. General studies points are given as Any other exam, A-level.

     L    E     M     C     B  
Mother tongue    9       8    6   3   1 
Mathematics (A-level)   10    9   7   4   2
Mathematics (other level)    7    6   4   3   1
English (A-level)    9    8   6   3   1
English (other level)    7    6   4   3   1
Any other exam (A-level)    7    6   4   3   1
Any other exam (other level)    5    4   3   2    1

b)  International Baccalaureate Diploma: English, mathematics and three other exams giving the best points will be taken into account.

     7       6       5       4       3   
English (HL, high level)    9    8    6    3    1
English (other level)    7    6    4    3    1
Mathematics (HL, high level)   10    9    7    4    2
Mathematics (other level)    8    7    5    3    1
Any other exam (HL, high level)    8    7    5    4    1
Any other exam (other level)    5    4    2    1    1

c)  European Baccalaureate Diploma: The mandatory written exams will be taken into account.

   10-9   8,99-8   7,99-7   6,99-6   5,99-5 
English, written exam     9      8      6      3      1
Mathematics, written exam    10      9      7      4      2
Other written exam     7      6      4      3      1

d)  Reifeprüfung Diploma: The four mandatory exams (written and oral) will be taken into account. One of them has to be a mathematics exam and one of them has to be a language exam. The highest language grade (average of the grades from two years) which is not among the mandatory exams will also be taken into account.

   15-13   12,99-10   9,99-8   7,99-7   6,99-5 
English      9        8      6      3      1
Mathematics     10        9      7      4      2
Any other exam      7        6      4      3      1

The student selection is based on the points awarded for grades obtained while earning one of the types of high school diplomas listed above. Should the total score of two or more applicants equal, the following criteria will be used. 

  • If there is more than one applicant with the same total score in place 45, the applicant who receives the best score from English exam will be admitted.
  • If there is still more than one applicant in place 45, the applicant who receives the best score from Mathematics exam will be admitted.
  • If there is still more than one applicant in place 45, the applicant who receives the best score from a language exam other than English will be admitted.

If there is still more than one applicant with the same score in place 45, all of these applicants will be admitted.

If an applicant is offered a study place, but declines admission, the next applicant on the reserve list of this admission group is admitted.

Admission group II

10 new degree students are admitted in this admission group. Admission group II is for applicants who have graduated with the Finnish Matriculation Examination Certificate, International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), European Baccalaureate Diploma (EB) or Reifeprüfung Diploma. However, the admission is based on the SAT Test scores.

The SAT Test was reformed in the spring of 2016. If the applicant applies with the old  SAT Test, Aalto University School of Business will use the concordance table below provided by College Board to convert the Old SAT Test scores (Critical Reading + Mathematics) to the New SAT Test scores (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Mathematics). See the concordance table here.

The SAT Test must have been taken accordingly:

  • the SAT Test must have been taken after January 1, 2015
  • in order be eligible for the program, applicants must meet the minimum requirements set for the SAT Test score. In the same SAT Test, an applicant must have received either:
    • a score of 1130 from the two test modules Mathematics and Evidence-based Reading and Writing from the New SAT Test or
    • a score of 1130 from the two test modules Mathematics and Critical Reading from the Old SAT Test when converted to the New SAT Test scores. In addition, the score for the Writing module of the Old SAT Test must be at least 500.

The selection of students in this admission group is based on

  • the order of the applicant’s total scores from the test modules Mathematics and Evidence-based Reading and Writing from New SAT Test or
  • the order of the applicant’s total scores from the test modules Mathematics and Critical Reading from the Old SAT Test converted to the New SAT Test scores.

If there is more than one applicant with the same total score, the applicant with the better test score from the test module of Mathematics will be admitted. If after that there is more than one applicant with the same score from the test module Mathematics, all the applicants with the same score will be accepted to the program. The concordance table below will be used to convert the score from the test module Mathematics in the Old SAT Test to the score from test module Mathematics in the New SAT Test. See the concordance table for the test module Mathematics here.

If an applicant is offered a study place, but declines admission, the next applicant on the reserve list of this admission group is admitted. If less than 10 applicants would be admitted via this admission group, the rest of the study places will be given to applicants from admission group I according to the selection criteria in admission group I.

Aalto University (code 1700) must receive the SAT Test score reports directly from the test organizer by June 13, 2017 (or as soon as the score reports from May 2017 SAT testing session are available by College Board, who has promised to submit them by mid-June 2017). If multiple test scores are provided, the highest test scores (from the same SAT Test) will be used. If the applicant has already taken the SAT Test earlier, the applicant has to request the score report to be sent directly to the Aalto University School of Business by June 13, 2017.

Admission group III

25 new students are admitted in this admission group. Admission group III is for applicants who can demonstrate university eligibility, but do not have any of these four high school diplomas: Finnish Matriculation Examination, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate or Reifeprüfung Diploma. The admission is based on the SAT Test scores.

The SAT Test was reformed in the spring of 2016. If the applicant applies with the old  SAT Test, Aalto University School of Business will use the concordance table below provided by College Board to convert the Old SAT test scores (Critical Reading + Mathematics) to the New SAT test scores (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Mathematics). See the concordance table here.

The SAT Test must have been taken accordingly:

  • the SAT Test must have been taken after January 1, 2015
  • in order to be eligible for the program, applicants must meet the minimum requirements set for the SAT Test score. In the same SAT Test, an applicant must have received either:
    • a score of 1130 from the two test modules Mathematics and Evidence-based Reading and Writing from the new SAT Test or
    • a score of 1130 from the two test modules Mathematics and Critical Reading from the Old SAT Test when converted to the New SAT Test scores. In addition, the score for the Writing module of the Old SAT Test must be at least 500.

The selection of students in this admission group is based on

  • the order of the applicant’s total scores from the test modules Mathematics and Evidence-based Reading and Writing from New SAT Test or
  • the order of the applicant’s total scores from the test modules Mathematics and Critical Reading from the Old SAT Test converted to the New SAT Test scores.

If there is more than one applicant with the same total score, the applicant with the better test score from the test module Mathematics will be admitted. If after that there is more than one applicant with the same score from the test module Mathematics, all the applicants with the same score will be accepted to the program. The concordance table below will be used to convert the score from the test module Mathematics in the Old SAT Test to the score from the test module Mathematics in the New SAT Test. See the concordance table for the test module Mathematics here.

There will be no reserve list for admissions in admission group III in 2017. If less than 25 applicants would be admitted in this admission group, the rest of the study places will be given to applicants from admission group I according to the selection criteria of that admission group. 

Aalto University (code 1700) must receive the SAT Test score reports directly from the test organizer by June 13, 2017 (or as soon as the score reports from May 2017 SAT testing session are available by College Board, who has promised to submit them by mid-June 2017). If multiple test scores are provided, the highest test scores (from the same SAT Test) will be used. If the applicant has already taken the SAT Test earlier, the applicant has to request the score report to be send directly to the Aalto University School of Business by June 13, 2017.

Open University Track

Five (5) new students can be admitted to the BScBA Program based on the studies they have completed in an Open University. The application period is March 15 – April 5, 2016. The application form will be available during the application period on the website www.studyinfo.fi (opintopolku.fi in Finnish). Open University Track applicants can apply for both the Mikkeli and the Helsinki Campus through the same application form. The application form has to indicate whether the applicant is applying for both programs or just one of them. If the application is for both, the Mikkeli and Helsinki campuses have to be ranked in order of preference, since the applicant can only be accepted in one of the programs.

This admission track is for applicants who have earned 60 Open University credits from the courses listed below. These courses are part of the required courses for the Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration degree at Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus.

  • Johtamisen perusteet 6 cr / Introduction to Management 6 cr
  • Laskentatoimen perusteet 6 cr / Principles of Accounting 6 cr
  • Markkinoinnin perusteet 6 cr / Introduction to Marketing 6 cr
  • Rahoituksen perusteet 6 cr / Managerial Finance 6 cr / Principles of Finance 6 cr
  • Taloustieteen perusteet 6 cr / Principles of Economics 6 cr
  • Yritysjuridiikan perusteet 6 cr / Introduction to Business Law 6 cr
  • Tuotantotalouden perusteet 6 cr / Operations Management 6 cr
  • Business Communication 3 cr
  • Yritysvastuu 3 cr / Corporate Responsibility and Ethics 3 cr
  • Tilastotieteen perusteet 6 cr / Introduction to Statistics 6 cr
  • Talousmatematiikan perusteet 6 cr / Tilastotieteen jatkokurssi 6 cr / Kvalitatiivinen tutkimus 6 cr / Business Mathematics with Excel Applications 6 cr
  • Yritysviestinnän perusteet, 6 cr / Viestintä ja projektihallinta, 6 cr / Introduction to Corporate Communication, 3 cr AND Finnish Business Communication, 3 cr / Finnish for Foreigners, 3 cr

The required studies must be completed by June 13, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. The studies must be completed at a university; courses done at polytechnics are not acknowledged. The cumulative GPA of the Open University studies must be equivalent to at least 3,50 on the Aalto University School of Business grading scale that goes from 1-5. The only courses acknowledged when calculating the GPA are the above mentioned courses that are required to be eligible to apply in this admission group. Applicants to the BScBA Program must have received passing grades for studies amounting to no less than 36 of the 60 Open University credits described above in which the language of instruction was English.

If there is more than one applicant with the same GPA (two decimal accuracy), the applicant who has completed more studies required for the degree (in addition to the courses listed above), will be admitted. If there is more than one applicant with the same GPA and the same amount of completed studies, they will both be admitted.

In case the applicant has applied for both the Mikkeli and the Helsinki Campus, their admission is first considered for their preferred first choice. In case they are not admitted to their preferred choice, their admission to their second choice will be considered. If an applicant is offered a study place, but declines admission, the next applicant on the reserve list of the admission group in question will be admitted.

Transfer students

A maximum of two (2) new students will be admitted to the BScBA Program as transfer students. The application period for transfer students is May 2-– 16, 2017.

The application form will be available during the application period on the website www.studyinfo.fi (opintopolku.fi in Finnish). Transfer students can apply for both the Mikkeli and the Helsinki Campus through the same application form. The application form has to indicate whether the applicant is applying for both programs or just one of them. If the application is for both, the Mikkeli and Helsinki campuses have to be ranked in order of preference, since the applicant can only be accepted in one of the programs.

The applicant is eligible to apply as a transfer student, when the following conditions are met:

  • the applicant has a valid study right in a Finnish higher education institution;
  • the applicant has completed 75 credits worth of university level studies required for a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics. These 75 credits must include the Fundamentals of Business Knowledge –courses listed below;
  • the applicant has a cumulative GPA of at least 4,0 (on a 1-5 scale) in these fundamental business courses;
  • a maximum of 18 credits can have been completed in Finnish;
  • the applicant has completed the following fundamental business courses by May 31, 2017:
    • Johtamisen perusteet / Introduction to Management, 6 cr
    • Yritysvastuu / Corporate Responsibility and Ethics, 3 cr
    • Laskentatoimen perusteet / Principles of Accounting, 6 cr
    • Markkinoinnin perusteet / Introduction to Marketing, 6 cr
    • Rahoituksen perusteet / Managerial Finance/Principles of Finance, 6 cr
    • Taloustieteen perusteet / Principles of Economics, 6 cr
    • Yritysjuridiikan perusteet / Introduction to Business Law, 6 cr
    • Tuotantotalouden perusteet / Operations Management, 6 cr
    • Taulukkolaskenta ja analytiikka, 6 cr (Required for admission on the Helsinki Campus)
    • Talousmatematiikan perusteet, 6 cr / Business Mathematics with Excel Applications, 6 cr (Required for admission on the Mikkeli Campus)
  • the applicant has completed / will complete at least 55 credits during the academic year in which they apply (August 1, 2016 – June 31, 2017);
  • the applicant does not have a Bachelor’s degree from the degree program they wish to transfer from, and
  • the applicant still has enough time to complete a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree before losing their study right (if the pace of the studies is 60 cr / academic year).

The selection of students in this admission group is based on the cumulative GPA they have obtained in the fundamental business courses listed above. In order to be admitted, the cumulative GPA has to be at least 4,0. If there is more than one applicant with the same GPA, the applicant with more study time left will be admitted (semester accuracy). If there is still more than one applicant with the same GPA and the same amount of study right left, neither one will be admitted.  

When a student transfers from one institution of higher education to another, their study right for both the Bachelor’s and the Master’s degree transfers to the “receiving” degree program and is terminated at the “sending” degree program. The length of the remaining study right is defined by Finnish University law. A transfer student accepted in the BScBA program will first complete the Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration degree at the Mikkeli Campus after which the student has an automatic study right to continue their studies in one of the Master’s Programs at the Helsinki Campus provided that the study right they are transferring from is valid for both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree.

Required attachments

Please note that certain attachments need to be send to Aalto University depending on the admission group. Therefore, it is important that the admission group is chosen correctly. All relevant attachments must be sent to the admission office of Aalto University by the given deadline. Late attachments will not be processed further. All documents in languages other than Finnish or English must be accompanied by a translation into English.

The required attachments can be submitted as a scanned document by e-mail to admissions [at] aalto [dot] fi. If you are not able to send the required attachments by e-mail, you can mail them to the Aalto University admissions offices at:

Aalto University
Admission Services
Otakaari 1, Espoo
PO Box 11110
FI-00076 Aalto
Finland

Note. Information on the required attachments for the tuition fee and scholarship process will be posted on this page later in the fall.

Admission group I

Admission group I is for applicants who have graduated with the Finnish Matriculation Examination Certificate, International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), European Baccalaureate Diploma (EB) or Reifeprüfung Diploma (RP). Applicants have to send a copy of their diploma as an attachment to the application form by February 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +2:00 hrs). Please note that those applicants who have received their Finnish Matriculation Examination Certificate after the year 1989 do not have to send a copy of their diploma as an attachment to the application form.

IB, EB and RP graduates of spring 2017 must deliver

  • a copy of their preliminary IB, EB, or RP grades given by the school as soon as they are published but at the latest by June 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00 hrs) and
  • a copy of their final diploma or other certification of the final grades given by the school as soon as a student receives the final grades but at the latest by July 14, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00 hrs).

Admission groups II & III

Applicants in admission groups II and III  must deliver a certification of their university eligibility to the admission office of Aalto University School of Business by February 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +2:00 hrs). Please note that those applicants who have received their Finnish Matriculation Examination Certificate after the year 1989 do not have to send a copy of their diploma as an attachment to the application form. Please note the following exceptions:

  • IB, EB, RP graduates of spring 2017 need to deliver
    • the preliminary IB, EB, or RP grades given by the school as soon as they are published but at the latest by June 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00 hrs), and
    • a copy of their final diploma or other certification of the final grades given by the school as soon as a student receives the final grades but at the latest by July 14, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00 hrs).
  • other graduates of spring 2017 need to deliver
    • a copy of the final diploma or another document given by the school proofing the expected graduation (for example, a temporary high school certificate of graduation) by June 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00 hrs), and
    • a copy of the final diploma by July 14, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00 hrs).

In addition, all applicants in the admission groups II and III must request the SAT test score report to be submitted directly to the Aalto University School of Business (code 1700) by the testing authority. To be considered, a test score report must be submitted from a test taken after January 1, 2015. Applicants who have already taken the SAT Test previously must request their test score reports to be send to the Aalto University School of Business. Test reports that are printed and send in by the applicant will not be taken into consideration. The deadline for delivering the SAT Test score report to the Aalto University School of Business is June 13, 2017 (or as soon as the score reports from May 2017 SAT testing session are available by College Board, who has promised to submit them by mid-June 2017).

Open University Track applicants

The applicants of the Open University Track need to submit the application form during the application period March 15 – April 5, 2017. The courses required for admission through the Open University Track have to be completed and registered by June 13, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00 hrs). If the courses have been done at Aalto University Open University, no transcript of the courses has to be submitted. If the courses have been completed at another Open University, transcripts have to be submitted to the Aalto University School of Business Admission services by June 13, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00hrs). The transcript has to state the name of the courses, the credits and grades received and the name of the Open University.

The required attachments (and a translation in English or Finnish) can be submitted as a scanned document by e-mail to admissions [at] aalto [dot] fi. If you are not able to send the required attachments by e-mail, you can mail them to the Aalto University admissions offices at:

Aalto University School of Business
Admission Services
Admission via Open University
P.O. BOX 21210
00076 Aalto

(visiting address: Runeberginkatu 14–16, Helsinki)

Transfer students

The application is filled through the online application system studyinfo.fi (opintopolu.fi in Finnish) during the application period. Transfer students need to submit an official transcript of record detailing the following information:

  • Applicant’s name
  • Applicant’s social security number
  • Study right from which the applicant is transferring from, the name of the university and the starting date of the study right
  • The names, credits and grades from the completed Fundamentals of Business Knowledge -courses
  • Other courses (name of courses, number of credits and grades) completed during the year the applicant is applying (August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017)

The studies required for admission process of transfer students need to be completed and in the student register by May 31, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00hrs).

The required attachments (and a translation in English or Finnish) can be submitted as a scanned document by e-mail to admissions [at] aalto [dot] fi. If you are not able to send the required attachments by e-mail, you can mail them to the Aalto University admissions offices at:

Aalto University School of Business
Admission Services
Admission via Open University
P.O. BOX 21210
00076 Aalto

(visiting address: Runeberginkatu 14–16, Helsinki)

Information on the SAT Test

How SAT Test is used in the admission process

The SAT Test assists the admission offices in student selection and helps to compere the academic achievements of students from different schools. The SAT Test is organized by College Board; an American organization founded by universities and colleges. The SAT Test tests mathematical, writing and critical reading skills. More information on the SAT Test, test dates and sign up deadlines can be found on the College Board web page. 

The SAT Test reformed in the spring of 2016. An applicant can apply to the Aalto University School of Business Mikkeli Campus with SAT Test scores obtained either in the old or the new testing system as long as the SAT Test has been taken after January 1, 2015. In the admission process of 2017, Mathematics- and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing -sections will be taken into account from the New SAT Test and Writing, Mathematics and Critical Reading -sections will be taken into account from the Old SAT Test. More information on the required minimum scores for admission groups II and III can be found on How to apply.

How to register and order the test results

The SAT Test is given all over the world on simultaneous test dates for which one must register by a certain date. Please check the test dates with the test organizer nearest to you. The test organizer in Finland is the League of Finnish-American Societies (SAYL).

There is a fee for the SAT Test (approximately 95 USD outside of the USA). The payment includes a basic registration, reporting fee and an international processing fee. The payment is processed at the time of registration.

Registration can be done at www.sat.collegeboard.org. Once the registration form has been completed according to instructions it is send (online) to the testing organization College Board (in the U.S.). The organizer will send an “admission ticket” and other material to the applicant one week before the test.

Test results will be available approximately five weeks after taking the test. It is possible to request the test score report to be send to four different education institutions without paying an additional fee. The school code must be filled in in the SAT application form. The Aalto University School of Business code is 1700.

Applicants who have already taken the SAT Test must request their test score reports to be send to Aalto University School of Business with an additional fee. The amount of the fee depends on how the test score report is requested and how much time it has been since taking the test. Test reports printed out and submitted by applicants themselves will not be considered.

In all cases, the SAT test score report must be submitted directly to Aalto University School of Business (code 1700) by the testing authority by June 13, 2017 (or as soon as the score reports from May 2017 SAT testing session are available by College Board, who has promised to submit them by mid-June 2017). In order to guarantee that the results will reach Aalto University School of Business by June 13, 2017, the SAT Test should be taken no later than May 6, 2017, for which one must register no later than April 7, 2017. Please note that the test dates in the spring are very popular and sign up should therefore be done as soon as possible.

For more information on the SAT Test, ways to register and preparation tools, please see www.sat.collegeboard.org or contact the League of Finnish-American Societies in Helsinki who also provides registrations forms.

The League of Finnish-American Societies            
Mechelininkatu 10 A
00100 Helsinki
FINLAND
tel. + 358 9 4133 3700
email: sayl [at] sayl [dot] fi
www.sayl.fi

College Board SAT Program
Princeton, NJ 08541, USA
tel. +1 212 713 7789
email: srp [at] collegeboard [dot] org
www.collegeboard.org


You can also contact any American School or American Embassy in your own country.

Publication of the admission results

The final decision on admission is made by the Dean of Aalto University School of Business. The admission results will be published at the latest on June 30, 2017. A rejected applicant cannot reapply for admission until the next academic year. 

Applicants accepted from the reserve list (admission groups I and II) after June 30, 2017 will be informed of this by e-mail. Please check your e-mail regularly during June 30 – August 14, 2017. The admission process ends when all the admission groups are full or at the latest by August 14, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00 hrs).

A study right already granted may be cancelled if it is revealed that the applicant has provided the Aalto University School of Business with, in any way, inaccurate, false or misleading information.

The mandatory orientation week for the new students will be organized during August 28 – September 1, 2017. There will also be unofficial program organized by the students during the weekend of September 2–3, 2017. The courses begin on Monday, September 4, 2017.

Accepting a study place

After receiving the admission offer, please accept it as soon as possible, but at the latest by July 14, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00 hrs). If the study place has not been accepted by the given deadline, the applicant loses his/her right to study at the Aalto University School of Business. The confirmation of acceptance is binding and irrevocable and it cannot be altered.

If possible, primarily accept the study place electronically at the Studyinfo.fi –service (Opintopolku.fi in Finnish) by registering through the Log in –link at the top right hand corner of the front page. In order to log in to the service, you need Finnish internet banking codes, a mobile certificate or an identity card issued by the Finnish police provided with a chip and a reader. You can find instruction on how to accept a study place electronically at Studyinfo.fi.

If you do not have Finnish internet banking codes, a mobile certificate or an identity card issued by the Finnish police provided with a chip and a reader, confirm the study place electronically through the link in the e-mail notification that is sent to accepted applicants, or by sending a confirmation form by post to the Mikkeli study office. You can email a scanned copy of the acceptance form to us but you also need to send us the original form by mail.

Note. The automatic e-mail notifications with the link through which the study place can be accepted are sent out twice a day at 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., depending on what time the study place has been granted. The e-mail will only be sent once.

Admission Statistics

In the year 2016, Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus received 845 applications in admission groups I-III from 52 different countries. With the 80 study places, this means that 9% of the applicants received a study place in the program.

Please find below the minimum admission points for admission groups I-III in year 2016 (including the students accepted from the waiting list).

                                                                 

Minimum points

 

Admission group I                                   

32

Total points

Admission group II                        

1160

Total score for old SAT Test (Mathematics + Critical Reading); corresponds to total score of 1230 points in the new SAT Test (Mathematics + Evidence Based Reading and Writing)

Admission group III

1320

Total score for old SAT Test (Mathematics + Critical Reading); corresponds to total score of 1380 points in the new SAT Test (Mathematics + Evidence Based Reading and Writing)

Note. The New SAT Test scores in the 2016 admission process were converted to the Old SAT Test scores using the College Board conversion table.

Contact information

Aalto University
School of Business
Mikkeli Campus
Bachelor’s Program in International Business
Lönnrotinkatu 5
50100 MIKKELI
FINLAND

Tel. +358 50 438 9837

Email: admissions [at] aalto [dot] fi

aalto.fi/studies/mikkeli

 

 

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