My name is Nikolai Andriakov. I’m a second-year student from Russia and I’m 23 years old.
Before moving to Finland, I lived my whole life in Russia. I was born in Arkhangelsk, a small northern city on the White Sea. After my 8th year at school, I moved to Saint Petersburg and graduated from high school there. After this, I graduated from a Baltic State Technical University in Saint Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in Power Mechanical Engineering. I had two internships in Nissan as an intern engineer. Overall, I was a technical head throughout my whole life.
How and why did you end up choosing our BScBA Program?
My choice narrowed to International Business degrees quite quickly. Among the universities offering such programs, Aalto had the best combination of rating standings, feedback, and overall expected experience. Also, my mother lived in Helsinki for several years before I applied here, so it was easier to adapt to a new country with her help.
What skills have you learned during your studies in Mikkeli that you find valuable?
As a technical-oriented person, I really wanted to gain the quantitative skills needed in business life nowadays. And there are a lot of courses to do that. Courses in finance, accounting, marketing analytics, data management, and many more help students to build a solid knowledge in quantitative disciplines.