School of Business

It's not just business

A business degree is about so much more than just business – it is countless opportunities to make an impact! Our students get to work on complex global issues, and they learn to solve challenges that are important for both people and nature - today and in the decades ahead.

Get to know our Bachelor's and Master's programmes, choose your favourite - and apply!
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A Bachelor's degree is not Business as usual

Make a positive impact on society with a business degree. We offer two English-taught Bachelor's programmes and one taught in Finnish (please view this page in Finnish to read more about the Bachelor's programme taught in Finnish).

Get to know our programmes, apply, and join our student body of almost 4000 students from different backgrounds and equipped to make a difference.

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Economics, Bachelor of Science (Economics and Business Administration) and Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

The Economics programme provides tools and knowledge to understand and explain current phenomena in the world from an economic perspective.

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Bachelor's Program in International Business, Aalto University

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

The Bachelor’s Programme in International Business 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 across all industries and continents.

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Get a Master's degree, make a difference on a societal level.

Business is changing. Get to know our newest Master's programmes that have been developed to answer the needs of a rapidly changing world.

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Strategic management in a changing world, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

Strategic Management in a Changing World is a unique Master’s programme that teaches students how to develop effective strategy in a rapidly changing world. Graduates are analytical decision-makers who can identify valuable business opportunities by evaluating of complex global megatrends such as sustainability, digitalization, and globalization. To action these new opportunities, the programme teaches students how to bring an entrepreneurial mindset into their organizations.

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People Management and Organizational Development, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

The Master’s Programme in People Management and Organizational Development
provides students with expert knowledge and the analytical, communication and teamworking skills needed to help organizations to develop their operations successfully and sustainably. Upon graduation students work in expert and leadership roles in the fields of human resource management and organizational development. The programme further offers students a unique chance to complete a double degree programme with the University of Queensland (AU) or University of South Carolina (US). The programme is run in close collaboration with business, public organizations and NGOs. Thus, the programme offers students the latest knowledge in people management and organizational development in rapidly changing world of work and organizations.

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Business Analytics, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

Studying in the Master’s Programme in Business Analytics gives students a unique combination of skills in leadership, business, and technology. Programme graduates are future leaders of the digital and sustainable era. The programme provides students with in-depth knowledge in data-based decision-making and analytics and allows them to specialise in different business domains.

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All Master's programmes at Aalto University School of Business

The School of Business offers altogether eleven exciting English-taught Master's programmes to select from - and one taught in Finnish.

Choose a multidisciplinary programme like Creative Sustainability or IDBM, in which you do courses and study with students from Aalto's technical schools and the School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Or select a management programme like Global Management (including CEMS MIM), People Management and Organizational Development, Strategic Management in a Changing World, or Information and Service Management. Or pick a specialist programme, such as Accounting, Business Analytics, Economics, Finance, or Marketing

We also teach one Master's programme in Finnish, namely Yritysjuridiikan maisteriohjelma (Business Law)

In all programmes, teaching is based on cutting-edge academic knowledge and practical real-life cases. Check out our programmes below!

Creative Sustainability, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

The Creative Sustainability (CS) programme provides students with the skills and knowledge to address pressing global sustainability challenges through business. Students with different backgrounds are united by the creative solutions, hands-on methodologies and shared values that characterise the programme. Graduates are well-prepared for leadership positions that require harnessing business understanding to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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International Design Business Management, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

IDBM is a pioneering and renowned study programme that truly embodies the vision of Aalto by integrating design and technology with global business development. Through transdisciplinary teamwork and real-life business challenges provided by our prominent industry partners, the programme prepares students as the next generation of creative professionals. IDBM is uniquely positioned as the only programme offered in all six schools of Aalto, allowing programme graduates to earn a Master’s degree in either business, design or technology.

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Global Management, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

The Master’s programme in Global Management prepares students to operate responsibly and successfully in influential decision-maker positions in a globalized environment. The programme develops students’ knowledge and skills in strategy, business development, leadership, and cross-cultural understanding. The programme incorporates CEMS Master’s in International Management.

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People Management and Organizational Development, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

The Master’s Programme in People Management and Organizational Development
provides students with expert knowledge and the analytical, communication and teamworking skills needed to help organizations to develop their operations successfully and sustainably. Upon graduation students work in expert and leadership roles in the fields of human resource management and organizational development. The programme further offers students a unique chance to complete a double degree programme with the University of Queensland (AU) or University of South Carolina (US). The programme is run in close collaboration with business, public organizations and NGOs. Thus, the programme offers students the latest knowledge in people management and organizational development in rapidly changing world of work and organizations.

Two Aalto University business students on campus in Otaniemi.

Strategic management in a changing world, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

Strategic Management in a Changing World is a unique Master’s programme that teaches students how to develop effective strategy in a rapidly changing world. Graduates are analytical decision-makers who can identify valuable business opportunities by evaluating of complex global megatrends such as sustainability, digitalization, and globalization. To action these new opportunities, the programme teaches students how to bring an entrepreneurial mindset into their organizations.

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Information and Service Management, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

Master's Programme in Information and Service Management is the most tech-savvy programme at the Aalto University School of Business. The ISM programme shapes students into future leaders of the digital era with a unique combination of leadership, business and technology. ISM provides students with in-depth expertise in developing, managing and leading data-heavy businesses, making graduates highly sought after in the job market.

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Accounting, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

The Master’s Programme in Accounting prepares students for producing and using financial and non-financial information to control and manage companies. Accounting, whether financial accounting or management accounting, is at the heart of every business and a critical part of planning and decision-making in companies. Accounting graduates possess invaluable and highly universal know-how for succeeding in different organisations across all industries and continents.

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Business Analytics, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

Studying in the Master’s Programme in Business Analytics gives students a unique combination of skills in leadership, business, and technology. Programme graduates are future leaders of the digital and sustainable era. The programme provides students with in-depth knowledge in data-based decision-making and analytics and allows them to specialise in different business domains.

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Economics, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

The Economics programme prepares students to structure and understand the world through in-depth economic expertise and strong analytical skills, combined with computation and data processing skills. It is meant for students who are fascinated by complex challenges such as climate change, inequality and innovation, and want to address these challenges in an analytical manner. Students have the unique opportunity to be part of Helsinki Graduate School of Economics, formed by Aalto University, Hanken School of Economics, and University of Helsinki, that aims to train the future generation of world-class economists.

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Finance, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

The Master’s Programme in Finance at Aalto University offers an exciting curriculum spanning various topics including corporate finance, (alternative) investments, mergers and acquisitions, behavioural finance, sustainability, fixed income, entrepreneurial finance, fintech, and financial econometrics. Students can select minor and elective studies from numerous other disciplines including Economics, Accounting, Analytics and Data Science, and (Financial) Engineering. Students selected into the programme share high academic potential, ambition, and an analytical mindset, making Finance graduates an extremely attractive talent pool for global employers in the financial sector and beyond. The programme also provides an excellent preparation for the world’s leading PhD programmes.

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Marketing, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

Organisations today seek talent that understands how global trends, such as digitalisation, globalisation and circular economy, affect their core business, strategy and brand. The Master’s Programme in Marketing prepares students to face these challenges and provides them with the skills and knowledge to drive a global market and customer strategy. As a result, graduates are well-equipped in bringing customer and market insights to strategic decision making of companies competing in global markets.

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Yritysjuridiikan maisteriohjelma

The Master´s Programme in Business Law is taught in Finnish.
For more information visit our Finnish web site.

School of Business Yritysjuridiikka

When to apply?

  • Master's programmes: 1 December 2022 to 2 January 2023
  • English-taught Bachelor's programmes: 4–18 January 2023
  • Bachelor's programme taught in Finnish: 15−30 March 2023

How to apply

BScBA students at Mikkeli Campus

Admission to the Bachelor's Programme in International Business, Bachelor (Mikkeli) and Master (Otaniemi) of Science in Economics and Business Administration (3 yrs + 2 yrs)

The application period for Bachelor’s Programme in International Business (taught in English) will be organized during the application period for Joint Application to Higher Education during 4–18 January 2023 (admission groups I-III). Applicants are selected to pursue a BSc degree (Econ. and Bus. Admin.) in the Bachelor’s Programme in International Business at the School of Business Mikkeli Campus and a MSc degree (Econ. and Bus. Admin.) in one of the School of Business Master’s programmes at the Otaniemi Campus.

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Admission to the Bachelor’s Programme in Economics, Bachelor and Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration (3 + 2 years)

The application period for Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Economics (taught in English) will be organised 4 - 18 January 2023. Applicants are selected to complete the degrees Bachelor and Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration. Admission is based on either SAT/ACT test results or grades obtained in Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB-, EB- or RP -degree. There are also admission groups based on applicants performance in Talousguru, Finnish National High School Mathematics Competition or Datatähti contest as well as transfer student admission.

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Admission to Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration (2 yrs)

The admissions to Master's programmes at Aalto University in the field of Business and Economics are organised once a year. The application period for studies starting in autumn 2019 is from 3 December 2018 to 11 January 2019.

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Master's admissions

Aalto University organises various admissions and each of them have their own admission requirements, schedules and instructions. On this page you can find instructions for Master's admissions 2020.

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Study at Aalto

Do you want to study in the Nordics in Finland? At Aalto University science and art meet technology and business. We believe in the power of curiosity and encourage our students to explore the unknown as well as to learn and do things in a whole new way.

Studying and living in Finland

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Get to know Finland and Aalto

Finland’s excellent reputation in education, combined with a wide range of courses offered in English, makes Finland and Aalto University an attractive study destination for international students.

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Study at Aalto

Do you want to study in the Nordics in Finland? At Aalto University science and art meet technology and business. We believe in the power of curiosity and encourage our students to explore the unknown as well as to learn and do things in a whole new way.

Aalto University School of Business offers wide range of career services for our students

Career Services for School of Business students

Aalto University School of Business Career Services offer a wide range of services to our students.

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School of Business Graduates in Working Life

Aalto University School of Business Career Services follows the career development and labor market situation of School of Business graduates.

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Chat with our students

Are you wondering what it is like to study at the Aalto University School of Business? Or what student life is like at Aalto’s vibrant Otaniemi Campus? You can now chat directly with our Unibuddy student ambassadors. Unibuddies are current students who want to help prospective students by sharing their experiences as students at the Aalto University School of Business.

Chat with our students!

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School of Business alumni stories

Here you can find School of Business alumni stories. Our alumni share their professional journeys and give advice and tips regarding working life. They also reminisce about their time as university students. 

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Read our students' stories

Kuvassa näkyy Kauppakorkeakoulun maisteriopiskelija Elina Mäkelä.

GMAT or GRE – that is the question

Which graduate admission test should you take and how should you prepare for the test? And who is required to take the test?

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Kuvassa näkyy syksyllä 2020 kauppatieteiden maisteriopintonsa aloittava Vivianne Ruohola.

Educationalist expands knowledge with business studies

When Vivianne Ruohola was working in education export, she noticed that she also needed business knowledge and management skills - and decided to apply to a Master's programme at the School of Business.

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Kuvassa näkyy Silja Erkamo. Kuvaaja on Roope Kiviranta Aalto-yliopistosta.

From a Bachelor of Hospitality Management to a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration

Studying in a Master’s programme deepens and expands competence. If you like studying, you will thrive in your studies also on the basis of a degree from a university of applied sciences.

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Close-up photo of Katja Toropainen standing at a bay.

School of Business student Katja Toropainen: What keeps me inspired is the hope that we can make an impact

Katja Toropainen, the founder of Inklusiiv, talks about her studies in Information and Service Management (ISM) and her entrepreneurial career.

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School of Business alumna Annastina Saari

Alumna Annastina Saari: I want to be involved in solving the climate crisis

‘I had always dreamed of a career dealing with environmental questions’, says our alumna Annastina Saari, who studied international business as well as information and service management, and who now works as a consultant for D-mat, a company that is specialized in sustainable lifestyles.

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Jukka Kajan. Kuvaaja: Aino Huotari

Alumnus Jukka Kajan: Even good things have to be marketed, otherwise they won't fly

Our marketing alumnus Jukka Kajan founded Joukon Voima, a crowdfunding platform for sustainable projects, and now works with plant-based food and plant proteins at Verso Food. ‘In my career, I have always been involved in the transition of various industries.’

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