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

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Admission process 2018       

In year 2018, a total of 82 degree students in admission groups I-III will be formally admitted to the Bachelor’s Program in International Business at Aalto University School of Business (also called the BScBA Program), Mikkeli Campus. 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 (BScBA) 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.

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 9 - 24, 2018 (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 at the 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 2018. 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 9 – 24, 2018 for programs taught in languages other than Finnish, like the Bachelor’s Program in International Business, and
  • March 14 – 28, 2018 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-language 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.

Three (3) new students can be admitted to the BScBA Program on the basis of their studies completed in the Aalto Open University. The application period for the Open University Track is during March 14 – 28, 2018.

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, 2018.

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 2018

Admission groups I-III

January 9, 2018

Application period for admission groups I, II and III begins.

January 24, 2018 by 3:00 p.m. 

(GMT +2:00hrs)

Application period for admission groups I, II and III ends.

February 7, 2018 by 3:00 p.m.

(GMT +2:00hrs)

Applicants in admission groups I, II and III, who have graduated before the spring of 2018, must deliver 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.

April 13, 2018 by 3:00 p.m.

(GMT +3:00hrs)

IB, EB and Finnish RP graduates of spring 2018 need to send the preliminary grades/temporary high school diploma (document given by the school) as soon as they are published.

Applicants graduating with another than IB, EB and Finnish RP diploma need to send the temporary high school diploma or a certificate of graduation before 10 July 2018 (document given by the school) by this date.

April 16, 2018 by 3:00 p.m.

(GMT +3:00hrs)

Applicants in admission group III must request the SAT test score report to be send directly to Aalto University School of Business (code 1700) by this date (or as soon as the score reports from March 2018 SAT test session are available by College Board).

June 12, 2018 by 3:00 p.m.

(GMT +3:00hrs)

Applicants in admission group II must request the SAT test score report to be send directly to Aalto University School of Business (code 1700) by this date (or as soon as the score reports from May 2018 SAT test session are available by College Board).

June 28, 2018

Admission results are published at the latest.

July 10, 2018 by 3:00 p.m.

(GMT +3:00hrs)

For applicants accepted by 28, 2018, this is the last chance to accept the study place.

July 10, 2018 by 3:00 p.m.

(GMT +3:00hrs)

All graduates of spring 2018 need to send a copy of their final diploma or other certification of the final grades given by the school at the latest by this date.

July 31, 2018 by 3:00 p.m.

(GMT +3:00hrs)                

The final possible day of getting accepted to the program.

August 27 - 31, 2018                                                                                    

Studies begin with a mandatory orientation week for all new students.

Open University Track

March 14, 2018

Application period for the Open University Track begins.


March 28, 2018 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00hrs)

Application period for the Open University Track ends.

June 28, 2018

Admission results are published at the latest.

July 10, 2018 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00hrs)

For applicants accepted by June 28, 2018, this is the last chance to accept the study place.

July 31, 2018 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00hrs)

The final possible day of getting accepted to the program.

August 27 – 31, 2018        
                                 

Studies begin with a mandatory orientation week for all new students.

Transfer students

May 2, 2018

Application period for transfer students begins.

May 16, 2018 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00)

Application period for transfer students ends.


May 31, 2018 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00)

The required courses for transfer students must be completed and registered .

June 28, 2018

Admission results are published at the latest.

July 10, 2018 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00hrs)

For applicants accepted by June 28, 2016, this is the last chance to accept the study place.

July 31, 2018 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00hrs)

The final possible day of getting accepted to the program.

August 27 – 31, 2018

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 or EB Diploma) must show in addition 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 the Aalto University 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. Therefore, students studying at the Aalto University School of Business Otaniemi Campus are not eligible to transfer to the Aalto University School of Business Mikkeli Campus and vice versa.

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.

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 Bachelor’s Program in International Business and €15 000 per academic year for degree programs leading to a master’s degree.

With the introduction of tuition fees, a scholarship program has also been 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. Aalto University also has 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 9 – 24, 2018 (by 3:00 p.m., GMT +2:00 hrs). The application period for the Open University Track is March 14 – 28, 2018 and for transfer students May 2 – 16, 2018. You can find our program from the Studyinfo.fi-portal by using “Aalto University Mikkeli” as your search. Check the deadlines for the required attachments separately. Late applications will not be considered.

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 Finnish Reifeprüfung Diploma (RP) (admission group I);
  • the SAT Test scores (admission groups II & III);
  • studies completed in the Aalto University Open University or
  • transfer applications.

Applying in more than one of these admission groups is not restricted. Applicants may apply in all admission groups in which they are eligible.

Note. 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 Finnish Reifeprüfung Diploma (RP).

For applicants graduating in spring 2018 with the following diplomas: IB, EB or Finnish RP, 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 2018 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 by April 13, 2018 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 10, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00 hrs).

Please note that the applicant needs to deliver the documents to Aalto University – Aalto University does not automatically get the grades from the databases of the high school organizations.

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.

In admission group I, the student selection is based on the points awarded for grades obtained while earning one of the types of high school diplomas listed above, by multiplying the applicant’s relative score by the maximum points from the Finnish Matriculation Exam in this BScBA admission. Examples on how to count the points for each high school diplomas in the BScBA admission process are provided in sections a) – d).

a)    Finnish Matriculation Examination Certificate: Mother tongue, mathematics, English and two 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.

     L    E     M     C  
Mother tongue    10   9  7 5
Mathematics (A-level)   10  9  7 5
Mathematics (other level)  8 6  4 2
English (A-level)  9 7 5 3
English (other level)  7 5 3 1
Two other exams 6 4 2 0

b)  International Baccalaureate Diploma:  Applicant’s total points awarded for IB grades in relation to the maximum IB points (45) will be compared to the maximum points from Finnish Matriculation Exam grades in this BScBA admission (41 points) by multiplying relative IB Diploma points (=applicant’s points/45) by 41.

Example: Student is awarded with 35 points for grades obtained in IB Diploma.

(35/45) * 41 = 31.89 points for applying for the BScBA Program.

c)  European Baccalaureate Diploma: Applicant’s total points awarded for EB grades in relation to the maximum EB points (100) will be compared to the maximum points from Finnish Matriculation Exam grades in this BScBA admission (41 points) by multiplying relative EB Diploma points (=applicant’s points/100) by 41.

Example: Student is awarded with 80 points for grades obtained in EB Diploma.

(80/100) * 41 = 32.9 points for applying for the BScBA Program.

d)  Reifeprüfung Diploma: Applicant’s total points awarded for Reifeprüfung (completed in Finland) grades in relation to the maximum Reifeprüfung points (300) will be compared to the maximum points from Finnish Matriculation Exam grades in this BScBA admission (41 points) by multiplying relative Reifeprüfung Diploma points (=applicant’s points/300) by 41.

Example: Student is awarded with 250 points for grades obtained in Reifeprüfung Diploma.

(250/300) * 41 = 34.17 points for applying for the BScBA Program.

Student selecion

The student selection is based on the points awarded for grades obtained while earning one of the types of high school diplomas listed above, by multiplying the applicant’s relative score by the maximum points from the Finnish Matriculation Exam in this BScBA admission. The scores are counted with the accuracy of two decimal points.

Should the total score of two or more applicants with Finnish Matriculation Exam be equal, the following criteria will be used:

  • If there is more than one applicant with the same total score, the applicant who receives the best score from English exam will be admitted.
  • If there is still more than one applicant with the same score, the applicant who receives the best score from Mathematics exam will be admitted.
  • If there is still more than one applicant with the same score, 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 Finnish Matriculation Exam that have the same score, all of these applicants will be admitted.

Applicants with International Baccalaureate Diploma, European Baccalaureate Diploma, or Finnish Reifeprüfung Diploma, graduating in the spring of 2018 will get conditional acceptance based on the points they get from their preliminary grades. The points will be checked after the final grades have been published. If the final points of an applicant that has been conditionally accepted are not high enough to get accepted in the BScBA Program, the applicant will be moved to the reserve list and the applicant will be informed about it.

Applicants with IB, EB or Finnish RP Diploma graduating in the spring of 2018 have to send the following documents to Aalto University Admission Services:

1)    Preliminary grades / temporary high school diploma (document given by the school) as soon as they are published to prove university eligibility, but at latest by April 13, 2018, as well as

2) A copy of their final diploma or other certification of the final grades given by the school as soon as they are available, but at latest by July 10, 2018.

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

If the applicant is applying in both admission group I and admission group II, it will be first checked whether the applicant is accepted in admission group I. If the applicant is not accepted in admission group I, it is then checked whether the applicant is accepted with SAT results in admission group II.

Admission group II

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

The SAT Test was reformed in the spring of 2016.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 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, 2016
  • 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.

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.

In admission group II, Aalto University (code 1700) must receive the SAT Test score reports directly from the test organizer by June 12, 2018 (or as soon as the score reports from May 2018 SAT testing session are available by College Board). 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. If the applicant has done the SAT Test more than once, the test that gives the applicant the best scores will be taken into account.

If the applicant is applying in both admission group I and admission group II, it will be first checked whether the applicant is accepted in admission group I. If the applicant is not accepted in admission group I, it is then checked whether the applicant is accepted with SAT results in admission group II.

If an applicant in admission group II 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.

Admission group III

27 new students are admitted in this admission group based on their SAT scores. 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 Finnish Reifeprüfung Diploma.

The SAT Test was reformed in the spring of 2016.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 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, 2016
  • 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.

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.

There is no reserve list for admissions in admission group III. If less than 27 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.

In admission group III, Aalto University (code 1700) must receive the SAT Test score reports directly from the test organizer by April 16, 2018 (or as soon as the score reports from March 2018 SAT testing session are available by College Board). 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. If the applicant has done the SAT Test more than once, the test that gives the applicant the best scores will be taken into account.

Please note that the deadline for the SAT Test score reports in this admission group is earlier than in previous years.

Open University Track

Three (3) new students can be admitted to the Bachelor’s Program in International Business based on the studies they have completed in the Aalto University Open University. The application period is March 14 – 28, 2018. The application form will be available during the application period on the website www.studyinfo.fi (opintopolku.fi in Finnish).

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 12, 2018. The cumulative GPA of the Open University studies must be equivalent to at least 3,50 on the scale 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.

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 Bachelor’s Program in International Business as transfer students. The application period for transfer students is May 2 – 16, 2018.

The application form will be available during the application period on the website www.studyinfo.fi (opintopolku.fi in Finnish). 

The applicant is eligible to apply as a transfer student if the applicant has a valid study right in a Finnish higher education institution and 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

  • Johtamisen perusteet / Introduction to Management, 6 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
  • Yritysvastuu / Corporate Responsibility and Ethics, 3 cr
  • Introduction to Corporate Communication 6 cr or Communication and Project Management 3 cr AND Finnish Business Communication/ Finnish for Foreigners 3 cr 
  • Talousmatematiikan perusteet, 6 cr / Business Mathematics with Excel Applications, 6 cr (Required for admission on the Mikkeli Campus)

When applying for the BScBA Program at the Mikkeli campus a maximum of 18 of these credits can be completed in Finnish.

The selection of students in this admission group is based on the cumulative GPA they have obtained in the fundamental business courses listed above. The studies must be completed at a university; courses done at polytechnics are not acknowledged. In order to be admitted, the cumulative GPA has to be at least 4,0 on the grading scale 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. The courses must be completed by May 31, 2018. It is also required that the applicant has completed a minimum of 55 credits in the academic year of 2017-2018 (August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018).

The applicant needs to have enough study time left so that completing Bachelor’s and Master’s degree is possible during that time. Sufficient study time is defined assuming that students complete 60 credits per year.

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 accepted.

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

Admission group I

AAdmission group I is for applicants who have graduated with the Finnish Matriculation Examination Certificate, International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), European Baccalaureate Diploma (EB) or Finnish Reifeprüfung Diploma (RP). Applicants have to send a copy of their diploma as an attachment to the application form by February 7, 2018 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.

For applicants graduating in spring 2018 with the IB, EB or Finnish RP diploma, 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 2018 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 April 13, 2018 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 the student receives the final grades but at the latest by July 10, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00 hrs).

Please note that the applicant needs to deliver the documents to Aalto University – Aalto University does not automatically get the grades from the databases of the high school organizations.

Admission groups II

Applicants in admission group II must deliver a certification of their university eligibility to the admission office of Aalto University School of Business February 7, 2018 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, Finnish RP graduates of spring 2018 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 April 13, 2018 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 the student receives the final grades but at the latest by July 10, 2018.

Please note that the applicant needs to deliver the documents to Aalto University – Aalto University does not automatically get the grades from the databases of the high school organizations.

In addition, all applicants in the admission group II 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, 2016. 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. In admission group II the deadline for delivering the SAT Test score report to the Aalto University School of Business is June 12, 2018 (or as soon as the score reports from May 2018 SAT testing session are available by College Board).

Admission groups III

Applicants in admission group III must deliver a certification of their university eligibility (e.g. high school diploma) to the admission office of Aalto University School of Business by February 7, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +2:00 hrs). Please note the following exception:

graduates of spring 2018 need to deliver

  • a copy of the final diploma or another document given by the school proofing the expected graduation by July 10, 2018 (for example, a temporary certificate of graduation) by April 13, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00 hrs), and
  • a copy of the final diploma as soon as the student receives the final grades but at latest by July 10, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00 hrs).

Please note that the applicant needs to deliver the documents to Aalto University – Aalto University does not automatically get the grades from the databases of the high school organizations.

In addition, all applicants in the admission group 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, 2016. 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 April 16, 2018 (or as soon as the score reports from March 2018 SAT testing session are available by College Board).

Please note that the deadline for the SAT Test score reports in this admission group is earlier than in previous years.

Copy of the document used for exemption from paying the tuition fee

There will be a tuition fee applicable to students who are not citizens of countries of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. The fees will not concern those non-EU/EEA students who:

aduates of spring 2018 need to deliver

  • are equivalent to an EU citizen (i.e. citizens of Switzerland)
  • have a continuous or permanent residence permit card in Finland (type A or P permit)
  • have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (type P-EU permit)
  • have an EU family member's residence card in Finland
  • have an EU blue card in Finland

NOTE. Higher education institutions can verify Finnish citizenship from the database, so applicants who have Finnish citizenship do not have to send a copy of their passport or identity card. Please send a copy of the document which you use as a basis for exemption from paying the tuition fee to Aalto University admission services by email (or if that is not possible, please send it by mail) by February 7, 2018.

In order to be exempted from tuition fees, the residence permit has to be valid at the start of the academic year (i.e. 1 August). To prove your citizenship or residency status, you are required to enclose a copy of your valid passport or national ID card where your citizenship is indicated, and a copy of your valid residence permit in Finland.

More information on determining one’s liability to pay and exemptions from tuition fees can be found on Studyinfo (studyinfo.fi). Information about the residence permit types is available on the Finnish Immigration Service website (migri.fi).

Open University Track applicants

The applicants of the Open University Track need to submit the application form during the application period March 14 – 23, 2018.

The Aalto University courses required for admission through the Open University Track have to be completed and registered by June 12, 2018 by 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00 hrs). No separate transcript of courses has to be submitted.

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, 2017 – July 31, 2018)

The studies required for admission process of transfer students need to be completed and in the student register by May 31, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00hrs)

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, 2016. In the admission process of 2018, 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

Admission group II: June 12, 2018 (or as soon as the score reports from May 2018 SAT testing session are available by College Board).

  • In order to guarantee that the results will reach Aalto University School of Business by June 12, 2018, the SAT Test should be taken no later than  May 5, 2018 for which one must register no later than April 6, 2018. Please note that the test dates in the spring are very popular and sign up should therefore be done as soon as possible.

Admission group III: April 16, 2018 (or as soon as the score reports from March 2018 SAT testing session are available by College Board). Please note that the deadline for the SAT Test score reports in this admission group is earlier than in previous years.

  • In order to guarantee that the results will reach Aalto University School of Business by April 16, 2018, the SAT Test should be taken no later than March 10, 2018, for which one must register no later than February 9, 2018. 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 28, 2018. 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 28, 2018 will be informed of this by e-mail. Please check your e-mail regularly during June 28 - July 31, 2018. The admission process ends when all the admission groups are full or at the latest by July 31, 2018 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.

In case the applicant is unsatisfied with the admission results, they may appeal against the admission decision. More information and instructions can be found at http://www.aalto.fi/en/studies/admission_results/. The letter of appeal must be submitted to the Registry of Aalto University by Thursday, 12 July 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time at the latest.

The mandatory orientation week for the new students will be organized during August 27 – 31, 2018. There will also be unofficial program organized by the students during the weekend of September September 1 – 2, 2018. The courses begin on Monday, September 3, 2018.

Accepting a study place

After receiving the admission offer, please accept it as soon as possible, but at the latest by July 10, 2018 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

Please find below the minimum admission points for admission groups I-III in year 2017 (including the students accepted from the waiting list).

                                                                 

Minimum points

 

Admission group I                                   

30

Total points

Admission group II                        

1240

Total score for New SAT Test (Mathematics + Evidence Based Reading and Writing)

Admission group III

1260

Total score for New SAT Test (Mathematics + Evidence Based Reading and Writing)

Note. The Old SAT Test scores in the 2017 admission process were converted to the New 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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