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Transfer application

Students may apply for transfer to a bachelor’s programme or study option if they hold a right to study towards a bachelor’s and master's degree at another Finnish higher education institution or towards a different degree at Aalto University.
Aalto University students at campus / photographer: Aino Huovio

Students should apply for transfer during their first year of study with consideration to absences permitted by law. Transfer applicants must have a valid right to study and be registered as either an attending or non-attending student at the higher education institution from which they are trans-ferring. The right to study to be transferred must be clearly expressed in the application phase.

The new right to study enters into force on 1 August. The former right to study will expire at the end of the term preceding the transfer, on 31 July.

The right to study granted to the transfer applicant will be of equivalent level with the one that made the applicant eligible for transfer. As the rights to study granted at Aalto University cover both bachelor’s and master’s degrees (no rights are granted for pursuing only a bachelor’s degree), the transfer application procedure is not an option for applicants with a right to study towards only a bachelor’s degree (e.g. from a Finnish university of applied sciences).

The minimum requirements for transfer to a bachelor’s programme or study option are defined by the school academic affairs committees and may include all or some of the following criteria:studies completed in a specific subject:

  • studies completed in a specific subject;
  • a minimum credit requirement for a specific subject;
  • academic performance, e.g. average grade (calculated either for one subject or for all studies)
  • requirements for the progress of studies, for instance, completing studies in target time or earning a certain number of credits per academic terms attended. When assessing the progress of studies, the reasons accepted as grounds for granting extension to the right to study (e.g. voluntary military service or conscription, maternity or paternity leaves or pa-rental leave or illness) must be considered as permissible reasons for delay.
  • If needed, the skill level and motivation of the student may be assessed with the help of existing entrance examination procedures, documents or tasks (e.g. portfolio, interview). 

Transfer application is organized in Studyinfo as a separate application.  Application period is 4 – 18.5.2020.

Results for transfer application will be published same time as the results for the joint application (latest on July 15 2020).

Field of Business and Economics

In the field of business and economics it is possible to apply to the Bachelor’s Programme in Business (taught in Finnish) as well as Bachelor’s Programme in Economics and Bachelor’s Programme in International Business (taught in English). Students are selected to complete the degrees Bachelor of Science (Economics and Business Administration) and Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration).

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 one of the following three bachelor’s programs at the Aalto School of Business are not eligible to apply as a transfer student to study in the other two programs: Bachelor’s Program in International Business, Bachelor’s Program in Business and Bachelor’s Program in Economics.

You are eligible to apply as a transfer student in the field of business and economics if you

  • have a valid study right for BSc and MSc degrees in a Finnish higher education institution or who changes degrees within Aalto University;
  • are transferring during the first year of studies (taking into consideration legal absences);
  • have not yet completed a bachelor’s degree in the programme which you are transferring from;
  • have completed 60 credits worth of university level studies included to the Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics with a cumulative GPA of at least 4.25;
  • the completed 60 credits must include the courses listed in the programme-specific criteria (see below)

The courses required for admission must be completed (in the study register) by 30 June 2020.

Eligible applicants are ranked based on the GPA of the studies that are required for eligibility. If there is more than one applicant with the same GPA, the applicant with more credits will be admitted. If there are still applicants with the same score, all the applicants will be accepted.

 

Bachelor's Programme in Economics

A maximum of two (2) new transfer students will be accepted to the Bachelor's Programme in Economics.

The 60 credits required for eligibility must include at least 3 credits of each business course listed below and match the course content of the ones offered in Aalto University School of Business:

Couse 
Principles of Economics (or equal)
Mathematics for Economists (or equal)

 

More information (studyinfo.fi)

 

Bachelor's Programme in International Business

A maximum of two (2) new transfer students will be accepted to the Bachelor's Programme in International Business.

The 60 credits required for eligibility must include at least 3 credits of each business course listed below and match the course content of the ones offered in Aalto University School of Business.

Course
Johtamisen perusteet OR Introduction to Management
Laskentatoimen perusteet OR Principles of Accounting
Markkinoinnin perusteet OR Introduction to Marketing
Rahoituksen perusteet OR Principles of Finance
Taloustieteen perusteet OR Principles of Economics
Yritysjuridiikan perusteet OR Introduction to Business Law

 

More information (studyinfo.fi)

 

Bachelor's Programme in Business (only in Finnish)

Instructions (only in Finnish)

More information (studyinfo.fi)

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