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School of Business student story: Kaisar Bilal

For Kaisar Bilal, a 2nd year student, studying in the Bachelor's Program in International Business has been an eye-opening experience: "Mikkeli community has taught me that studying is indeed fun and manageable."
BScBA student Kaisar Bilal

My name is Kaisar Bilal and I am a 20-year old student at the Aalto University Mikkeli Campus. I was born in Semey, Kazakhstan which is in the east part of my country. I can speak Kazakh and Russian. I have also lived in Saint-Petersburg, Russia for 2 years. I enjoy doing sports like football, table tennis, and chess.

Why did you apply to our BScBA Program?

After 12 years of school, I knew that I did not want to stay in one place. I wanted to go to new places and meet new people like I did when I was a child. I narrowed my university choices down to business schools as I am interested in entrepreneurship. After highlighting the pros and cons of numerous schools, I was sold on Aalto for its high university ranking.

How has your study experience been so far?

Now, I am a 2nd year student and very pleased with this university. I did not realize how such a small city could be so exciting. People here are very polite and sociable despite the stereotype that Finnish people are introverts. Learning business and a new and totally unfamiliar culture has been amazing.

 

Learning about a new and totally unfamiliar culture has been amazing.

Kaisar Bilal, BScBA student

Why would you recommend the BScBA Program to others?

I would like to recommend Aalto University to all my friends. The educational system is developed in a way that you can study with hardly any stress! It has been an eye-opening experience for me and Aalto University has changed my idea of the studying process. For me, school often meant 'no time to relax' but the BScBA community: professors, students, and Finnish vision have taught me that studying is fun and manageable.

How has studying in our program and living in Finland shaped you as a person?

I am different from the guy who arrived at Mikkeli more than one year ago. I now know a lot more about time management and how to use it in a practice as nowadays I do not run late anymore. I have also gradually been learning Finnish and developing my English skills. Moreover, I have made lots of unique and kind friends. For all that I want to say thanks to the lovely Aalto University and the BScBA Program!

 

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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