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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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Selection schedule

The application period for studies starting in autumn 2019 is 3 December 2018 - 11 January 2019.


3 Dec 2018

Application period begins, online application system opens.

11 Jan 2019 (at 15.00 pm, GMT +2hrs)

Application period ends, online application system closes. Deadline for arrival of the required application documents. Studies to be considered in admissions need to be completed and graded and transcript submitted. Official GMAT, GRE and language test results need to have arrived at School of Business.

Jan - March 2019

Eligible applications are evaluated by programme staff.

7 March 2019

Advance information on admission results

27 March 2019

Admission results are published.

31 May 2019 (at 15.00 pm, GMT +3hrs)

Deadline for accepting offered study place.

31 July 2019

Deadline for graduation for applicants applying with an incomplete degree

7 Aug 2019
(at 15.00 pm, GMT +3hrs)

Deadline for providing officially certified copy of degree certificate and final study transcript (concerns applicants with unfinished degree).

around week 35/36

Term starts with orientation to studies.

Study options

The Master’s study options as well as their language of instruction and quota are listed below. The programme-specific evaluation and eligibility criteria for 2019 are defined on the study option pages.


Who can apply

Admission groups and degrees granting eligibility to apply

If you have an appropriate Finnish or non-Finnish university or university of applied sciences degree you may apply directly to a Master’s programme to take the degree of Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration.

You need to apply in one of the two admission groups based on the degree granting eligibility to apply.

How to apply

The application period is once a year. The application round for Master's studies beginning in autumn 2019 is 3 December 2018 - 11 January 2019. You can apply for only one of the Master’s programmes offered at the Aalto University School of Business. The selected Master's programme is marked on the application form. The decision on the programme is binding and it cannot be changed after the admission deadline.

Required application documents

Fill in and submit an online application form. After submitting the form online, print the provided cover letter from the online system, sign and send it with the required application documents to the School of Business.

Tuition fees

There is a tuition fee for students who are not citizens of the member states of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), or Switzerland. Tuition fees are charged in programmes taught in English.

Frequently asked questions

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about applying and admissions.

General Questions

Application documents

Application documents

Application and admission process

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Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

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Master's Programme in Economics

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Master's Programme in Finance

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Master's Programme in Information and Service Management

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Master's Programme in International Design Business Management - MSc in Economics and Business Administration

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Graduates of the program earn a master’s degree in business, design or technology, and gain extensive interdisciplinary teamwork experience that enables them to work in a wide variety of fields.

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Master's Programme in Management and International Business

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For more information visit our Finnish web site.

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