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School of Business student story: Elli Jauhiainen

A second-year student of the Bachelor's Program in International Business, Ellli Jauhiainen says the best thing about the program is the opportunity to learn how to work in a multicultural environment: “It is fascinating to get to know the etiquette and customs of other business cultures.”
Student of the BScBA Program Elli Jauhiainen

My name is Elli Kirsikka Jauhiainen and I am a second-year student studying in the Mikkeli program.

I went to high school in Kuopio, a few hours north from here. I have actually never studied in English before, which is why this program has been super great for me! I have always liked a fast-paced life, so I have worked during summers and also alongside high school. After I graduated, I had a small breather and focused only on work. I would consider my interest to be gym, nature and design.

How and why did you end up choosing our BScBA Program?

I really wanted to study in English, and that was the biggest reason I chose this program. I got the idea to study here from an alumna of our high school who came to tell us about this program in Mikkeli.

What has your study experience been like so far?

My study experience here has been overall amazing. The intense studying fits me perfectly, and I enjoy the three-week modules. I decided to study business years ago, so the courses are very interesting in my opinion.

What skills have you learned during your studies in Mikkeli that you find valuable?

I have learned several skills here, but the skill I value the most is how to work in a multicultural environment.  In a multicultural environment, it is important to give space for others’ opinions and ways of working, as well as listen to their point of views without trying to stick to what you think is right.

 

I only have one tip for those, who consider applying to the BScBA Program: You really should choose this program!

Elli Jauhiainen, BScBA student

What has been your favourite course and professor?

My favourite course has been Intercultural Management by Jacek Mironski. It was indeed fascinating to get to know the etiquette and customs of other business cultures. I got to analyze case studies related to cultural differences and management and it was most interesting.

What has been the highlight of your time in Mikkeli?

The highlight was definitely last summer. Every day we were hanging out outside swimming, eating and having the absolute best time. Even though we studied during the summer, the remote lectures felt super light when lying on the beach enjoying the sun.

Do you have a tip or advice for students who consider applying to the BScBA Program?

Only one: you really should choose this program. Academically, this school is highly ranked and teaches you a great totality of business skills from an intercultural point of view, of course. In addition, the student culture here is something I have never seen before and would not change for anything.

 

Bachelor's Program in International Business, Aalto University

International Business, Bachelor (BScBA, Mikkeli) and Master of Science (Otaniemi) in Economics and Business Administration (3 + 2 yrs)

The Bachelor’s Programme in International Business (also called the BScBA Programme) provides students with a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge to build, develop and lead companies on a global scale. A bachelor’s degree in business with an international focus opens up a wide variety of career opportunities in the private and public sectors, across all industries and continents. If you have ambitions to strive in a global business environment (e.g. study or work abroad), the Bachelor’s Programme in International Business is for you.

Organised at Aalto University’s Mikkeli Campus, you will join a close-knit community of globally oriented and ambitious Finnish and international students. After the intensive Bachelor studies, including a semester abroad at one of the programme’s many high-quality partner universities, you are guaranteed the study right at a Master’s Programme at Aalto University Otaniemi Campus.

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