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Master's Programme in Management and International Business

The Master’s Programme in Management and International Business (MIB) is a flexible programme that gives you the opportunity to create a unique professional profile based on your interests.
Management and International Business


Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

Application period:

3.12.2018 - 11.1.2019

Language of instruction:



2 years, full-time


Relevant Bachelor's degree

Field of study:

Business and Economics


120 ECTS

Organising school:

School of Business

Tuition fees:

For non-EU/EEA citizens, €15000/y (Master’s studies)

Application period not open yet

Application period will open on 3.12.2018

Follow your passion, become a game changer

Would you like to be one of the future game changers who

  • Generates innovative strategies for global markets?
  • Creates inspiring work places?
  • Empowers people in multi-cultural business environments?
  • Communicates effectively in changing organisational contexts?
  • Leads the way towards a more sustainable future?

If yes, the Master’s Programme in Management and International Business (MIB) is for you!

The MIB Programme gives you current management and leadership skills combined with a holistic understanding of business that enable you to tackle the challenges posed by the rapidly changing digitalised environment. We offer you an international and interactive study environment where you can develop yourself into a highly capable professional with widely applicable knowledge. In our challenge based courses we work closely with diverse organisations and business people offering you the latest insights as well as live cases to solve.

Scholarships and Tuition fees

The tuition fee is €15 000 per academic year for non-EU/EEA citizens.
Prospective students subject to tuition fees are eligible to apply for Aalto University Scholarship.

Study language

The language of instruction is English.

Programme overview

The Master’s Programme in Management and International Business is a flexible programme that gives you the opportunity to create a unique professional profile based on your interests. You can select one of the suggested specialisation paths below, combine courses from two of them or tailor your own course portfolio by selecting courses of your choice from the course offering:

In addition to these, you can add to your multidisciplinary professional profile by choosing an interesting minor offered by the various schools of Aalto University, or even complete your minor abroad.

You also have a unique opportunity to apply to our double degree programmes with University of Queensland (Australia) or University of South Carolina (USA). These programmes are open only for the students of Management and International Business.

The Aalto community offers a broad selection of extra-curricular activities, for example a vibrant entrepreneurship community.

The programme offers you skills and competences that do not expire easily!

Management and International Business

Learning Outcomes

The programme offers you skills and competences that do not expire easily! The programme helps you develop into an open-minded and competent professional with the analytical, conceptual, communicational and cultural sensitivity skills that you need to succeed in the international arena.

Depending on your choices, upon graduation you will be able to:

  • offer a holistic view to global business challenges
  • analyse, lead and facilitate strategic change
  • design, perform and develop (I)HRM practices
  • develop international business and promote cross-cultural interaction
  • support, develop and create sustainable business
  • address and deal with complex communication challenges
  • reflect upon and develop your own professional practice

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Master’s Programme in MIB, you will have broad career prospects in the culturally mixed and competitive global labour market. Our graduates often take up entry-level positions in consultancy, human resources, and management, and choose inspiring paths to top positions, such as director, country manager, project leader or entrepreneur. Hybrid careers are becoming increasingly common and the programme encourages dynamic career choices. Check out what our alumni have to say about our programme on ‘Get to know us’ page!

Admission requirements

General admission requirements

The application must first fulfil the general eligibility requirements before it is sent to the Master's programme for academic evaluation. Read carefully the general admission requirements, information on admission groups, selection schedule, required application documents and application instructions on our website section admissions.

In addition to the general eligibility requirements, each Master's programme has programme-specific evaluation criteria.

Programme-specific requirements

Required previous studies


To be considered for admission the applicant must have completed at least 18 ECTS credits of studies covering the domains of Management or International Business or subjects that support those domains (for example business, communication studies, sociology, social psychology, educational sciences or political science studies). Internships cannot be included in the credits. The previous studies are assessed by a representative of the programme.


The applicants that fulfill the above requirement of previous studies are ranked according to the criteria below.


Admission group 1

Admission group 2

In case of a tie between applicants


In case of a tie applicants in both admission groups are primarily ranked on the basis of criterion 1 (GPA/GMAT) and secondly on the basis of criterion 2. In case of a tie overall study success can be used for selection.

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


  • For information on admissions and applying instructions, please read carefully the Admissions section on our website.
  • Information on the studies in the Master's Programme in Management and IB (in the academic year 2018-2019) is available in the online Study Guide.


  • After reading all the instructions on our website, if you have general questions on admission and applying, you can contact [email protected].

For questions concerning studies in the programme, please contact: The Planning Officer of the programme [email protected] . Please note that the programme does not evaluate documents or previous studies of applicants in advance

Get to know us

school of business

School of Business

At the School of Business, we work for better business and a better society. We educate experts and leaders for the future and contribute to society through impactful research, long-term partnerships and societal engagement. We are one of the leading business schools in Europe. 

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Otaniemi, a crown jewel of Finnish architecture

A parkland-style campus established in the 1950s forms the core of Otaniemi. The overall vision of the campus was that of Alvar Aalto, and its individual buildings were designed by Aalto and other celebrated Finnish architects such as Reima and Raili Pietilä and Heikki and Kaija Sirén.

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This is Finland

Finland’s excellent reputation in education, combined with a wide range of courses offered in English, makes Finland an attractive study destination for international students. Boasting the largest technology hub of the Nordic countries, Finland is a world leader in information technology, business, design and many other academically centred fields.


Department of Management Studies

The Department of Management Studies offers a dynamic environment for scholarship and learning.

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Application period will open on 3.12.2018