The BScBA Program welcomes new students to Mikkeli Campus

80 new students started their studies in the Bachelor’s Program in International Business this fall. The opening ceremony of the academic year was held on Tuesday, 25 August in Mikkeli.
Dean Timo Korkeamäki and Program Director Joan Lofgren at the academic year opening ceremony in Mikkeli.
The Dean of School of Business Timo Korkeamäki and Program Director Joan Lofgren from the BScBA Program were welcoming the new students at the opening ceremony of the academic year.

The new academic year started at the School of Business Mikkeli Campus on Monday, 24 August as the 1st year students begun their studies with orientation week. Altogether 80 new students started their studies in the Bachelor’s Program in International Business this fall. Approximately 50 of them are at the campus while the rest of them follow the orientation and courses in fall remotely.

The opening ceremony was held on Tuesday, 25 August in the campus auditorium, with necessary safety measures taken into consideration. The ceremony was also live streamed to the students who were not able to come to the campus. The Program Director Joan Lofgren opened the event with warm welcoming words and told that the program staff and the lecturers have and will work hard to ensure that the student get the excellent quality teaching regardless of the difficult world health situation.

Timo Korkeamäki, the Dean of School of Business, emphasized the meaning of responsibility, courage and collaboration of us all to make the BScBA Program, as well the whole Aalto University, to thrive in this unique situation we are in.

The President of the Student Organization Probba Alex Warén congratulated the new students for making the best decision of their lives when coming to study in Mikkeli. He said that they will soon realise what the ‘’Mikkeli spirit” really means. Warén has no doubt in his mind that also this year’s new students are going to have the time of their lives, and forever lasting friendships will be made.

The first course for the new students starts next Monday with Joan Lofgren´s hybrid format course Global Business Environment. There will be contact classes and parallel online participation for distance learners. During the fall semester there will be some other contact classes as well, but most of the courses will be offered online, and they will be taught by internationally respected professors from around the world, as is usual for the BScBA Program.

Text: Maarika Raitosola

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