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At the Aalto University School of Business, students dive into business hands-on: through real-life cases, consultancy projects and internships. All of our students are provided with a unique and meaningful learning experience in an international and multidisciplinary environment.
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Applying to Bachelor's Programmes

Discover English bachelor's programmes in business and economics

At bachelor's level, it is possible to study international business or economics in English. The application period for Aalto University's bachelor's programmes taught in English runs 4–18 January 2023. Check out our study options below and apply!

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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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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Student webinar | Bachelor's studies at the School of Business (external link)

Our students share their experiences in the bachelor's programmes in business and economics.

Applying to master’s programmes

Discover master's programmes in business and economics

Below you can find our master's programmes that are taught in English. Some of the programmes combine business studies with studies in design, whereas others highlight entrepreneurship and innovation, promote sustainable development through business, or solve challenges in a rapidly transforming global business environment.

The application period for master's programmes runs 1 December 2022 – 2 January 2023. Find your programme and apply!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Student webinar | Master's studies at the School of Business

Listen to our student's experiences in studying business and economics in the master's programmes at the School of Business.

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Learn more about the School of Business and Aalto University

The School of Business holds the Triple Crown status (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS) that is an honor held by only few business schools worldwide.

The student life at the School of Business’ tight-knit student community is active and ambitious. During their studies our students develop into esteemed experts, innovative entrepreneurs and responsible leaders for the future. They are highly valued on the job market, and successful in finding jobs corresponding to their education.

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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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. The stories have been sorted based on the alumni's majors. The newest publications are placed first in the major groups.

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Accreditations and rankings

Accreditations and rankings are important ways for us to benchmark our performance and ensure that we keep up high quality and stay focused on acquiring new goals.

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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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What studying at Aalto really looks like

Read and watch real stories from Aalto students and alumni on student life at Aalto, social impact, interesting projects and unique career paths.

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Webinars on degree programmes

What do the studies really consist of in our degree programmes and study options? Join our webinars and ask directly from the programme heads!

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