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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: n/a
  • Languages of instruction:
  • Finnish, English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 1991pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    The Master’s Programme in Management and International Business (M&IB) caters for enthusiastic students who enjoy solving practical and intellectual challenges.

    In the Master’s Programme in Management and International Business (M&IB) we interact closely with diverse organisations and international scholars to provide you the opportunity to become a highly skilled professional with widely applicable knowledge in Management and International Business.

    Our programme is multifaceted and flexible which enables you to create a unique professional profile based on your interests.

    At the heart of the Master’s Programme in Management and International Business is a practically grounded and research-based understanding of management and international business.

    As an M&IB Master’s student you can specialise in one or two of the following fields:

    • Human Resource Management
    • International Business
    • Strategy Work
    • Sustainability Management.

    In addition to the specialisation options in the M&IB Master’s programme the multi-disciplinarity of Aalto University allows you to add to your unique professional profile by choosing an interesting minor among the various subjects in Aalto University, or even abroad.

    According to a graduation survey our alumni appreciate the diversity and interactivity of the studies as well as the international atmosphere, the practical approach and the focus on current topics.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    1. General admission requirements

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

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

    2. Programme-specific requirements

    The applicants are ranked within each admission group on the basis of the criteria below. The admission group depends on the degree you are applying with. Only applicants with a lower university degree in “Economics and Business Administration” completed in a university in Finland apply in Admission Group 1. The name of the degree is kauppatieteiden kandidaatti, KTK in Finnish. All other applicants apply in Admission Group 2. More information on admission groups is on the admission page.

    To be considered for admission, the applicant must have completed at least 18 ECTS covering the domains of Management or International Business or subjects that support those domains (for example sociology, social psychology, educational sciences or political science studies). It will be decided case by case whether an applicant fulfills this requirement of previous studies. Internships cannot be included in the credits. The previous credits supporting studies in the Management and International Business programme are assessed by a representative of the degree programme.

    The applicants are ranked within each admission group on the basis of the criteria below. 

    ADMISSION GROUP 1

    1) Study success

    Weighted GPA of previous degree and overall evaluation of the study success. Applicants with 3.00 or lower weighted GPA of previous degree are not eligible for admission.

    2) Analytic Writing Skills Essay

    The applicant is required to submit an essay of the length of 750-1000 words in English. In this essay the applicant should describe succinctly his/her undergraduate thesis topic, what s/he learnt during the thesis work process, what s/he found as challenging, and what s/he would do differently to improve the work. If the applicant's prior studies do not include an undergraduate thesis, then s/he may write about an equivalent final project, assignment or paper. If the applicant has been in employment for more than 3 years, s/he may write about a work project or equivalent work-related situation.

    ADMISSION GROUP 2

    1) GMAT (or comparable GRE) test result

    Applicants with a lower total score than 550 in GMAT (or an equivalent GRE score) or no GMAT/GRE score are not eligible.

    2) Analytic Writing Skills Essay

    The applicant is required to submit an essay of the length of 750-1000 words in English. In this essay the applicant should describe succinctly his/her undergraduate thesis topic, what s/he learnt during the thesis work process, what s/he found as challenging, and what s/he would do differently to improve the work. If the applicant's prior studies do not include an undergraduate thesis, then s/he may write about an equivalent final project, assignment or paper. If the applicant has been in employment for more than 3 years, s/he may write about a work project or equivalent work-related situation.

    3) Study success

    Weighted GPA of previous degree and overall evaluation of the study success. Applicants with 3.00 or lower weighted GPA of previous degree (equivalent to Finnish ECTS evaluation) are not eligible for admission.

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