Criteria for Master’s programs for students with the automatic study right for MSc degree
The table below describes the criteria for the Mikkeli BScBA graduates to continue studies at the Aalto BIZ Helsinki Campus after graduating from the Mikkeli Campus (approved by KAAK on 27 March 2015). The criteria is valid for students accepted (in year 2015 or after that) to complete the B.Sc. Degree in Mikkeli and M.Sc. Degree in Helsinki after graduating from the Mikkeli BScBA program.
The studies described with each Master's Program need to be completed by the graduation from the Mikkeli BScBA Program and they need to included to the B.Sc. degree studies. The students will inform the Mikkeli study office on their choice of the M.Sc. program when applying for the Bachelor’s diploma.
The student is allowed to follow the criteria on force at the time when the student´s study right begins in the School of Business.
More information on the criteria and courses required for the Master’s programs can be asked from Mari Syväoja in the Mikkeli study office, so until you graduate from the Mikkeli BScBA program, please communicate with the Mikkeli study office.
The guide to Master's studies for BScBA students above includes all practical information on continuing to the M.Sc. programs and introduces them in more detail.
Aalto BIZ Master's program
completed for the BSc degree with the GPA of these courses at least 3,0
Financial Accounting for Global Business/Introduction to Financial Accounting/Kirjanpito
Advanced Financial Accounting/Tuloslaskenta OR Managerial Accounting II/Johdon laskentatoimi
completed for the BSc degree
|In addition the course Mathematical Methods in Economics must be completed in the beginning of MSc studies unless the student has completed it (or equivalent course) for the BSc degree. (criteria changed 1 August 2019)|
|Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management||GPA of the BSc degree at least 3,0|
completed for the BSc degree with the GPA of these courses at least 4.67,
and the GPA of the BSc degree at least 4.67
|Information and Service Management||Can continue directly||Recommended courses in BSc degree: Management Information Systems in International Business, Project Management for Global Development|
|Management and International Business||Can continue directly|
GPA of the BSc degree at least 3.5
NOTE. The students whose study right began at the BScBA Program before 2019 can also follow this old criteria:
|Criteria changed 1 August 2019. NOTE. This new criteria is valid for all BScBA students. However, the student is allowed to follow the criteria on force at the time when the student's study right began in the School of Business.|
|Yritysjuridiikka (Business Law)|
completed for the BSc degree
|The program is offered only in Finnish. The required studies need to relate to Finnish Business Law.|
|Master's Program with separate admission process for all BSc graduates||Admission process||Additional information|
|Creative Sustainability||Application processed via separate Master's degree admission process.|
|Global Management, CEMS||Application processed via separate Master's degree admission process.|
Including CEMS Master's in International Management
NOTE. Third year Bachelor’s students may apply to both the 1-year CEMS MIM and this 2-year Global Management/CEMS MSc. programme. Of the two, the 1-year CEMS MIM selection and admission takes place earlier. If a student is offered and accepts a slot in the 1-year CEMS MIM, she/he is no longer eligible in the Global Management admissions process. In order to apply to the 1-year CEMS MIM, a Bachelor’s student must have a guaranteed study right for Master’s level studies.
|International Design Business Management||Application processed via separate Master's degree admission process.|
Separate admission process for Master’s programs
The BScBA graduates who
- do not have the automatic study right for the Helsinki campus Master’s programs or
- who have the automatic study right, but want to apply for one of the three Master’s programs above for which a separate admission process is required for all BSc graduates,
can find information on the admission criteria for Master’s programs from here.
Information for the new Master’s degree students transferring from Mikkeli
When the student has ordered the BScBA diploma and the Mikkeli study office has confirmed that all requirements for the diploma are fulfilled, the student can start completing Master’s level courses.
Below you can find important information on how to begin of your Master’s studies at the Aalto University School of Business Otaniemi campus. Please note that the practices between the two campuses will differ from each other. Therefore, read carefully the following information, especially the sections related to planning your studies and course registration practices.
1. Study Guide and Degree Structure
Take a look at the Study Guide available on Into and get to know the structure of the Master’s degree (into.aalto.fi >> select the programme >> Curriculum) . In the Study Guide you can find the Master’s degree structure, the course contents of each programme and the periods when each course is lectured. By clicking the course code in the study guide, the course description is opened on WebOodi, where you will also find the current and future teaching of that course. Here you can find instructions on how to use WebOodi.
2. Personal Study Plan (PSP/HOPS)
Plan your studies by creating your Personal Study Plan (PSP) on Sisu. All the Master’s students at the Aalto University School of Business have to draft an electronic Personal Study Plan in the beginning of their studies. The study plan is drafted for completing the Master’s degree, i.e you choose the courses you plan to complete in your major, minor and elective studies, and plan the timing of the studies. When your plan is ready, you should send it to your programme’s planning officer for approval. If the plan fulfills the degree requirements, the planning officer will approve the plan. If some changes are required, the planning officer will write you and give you instructions. Your programme’s INTO pages and WebOodi are useful tools to support your study planning. Notice that you can always make changes in your PSP, i.e you can for example change the minor module or single courses in your degree. In case you change something in your PSP, remember to send it again for approval to your planning officer. The first version you create does not have to be the final version for your Master’s degree, but you must get approval for all changes you do.
For more information on PSP and for tips on how to create one, please visit Into (into.aalto.fi >> select your programme >> Plannning your studies). You can also contact the planning officer of your Master’s programme (contact details below) in case of questions regarding PSP and timing of courses.
3. Registration for courses and exams
You need to register for courses and exams via WebOodi. The registration time for the courses is usually 28-7 days before the period begins. Registration for courses with an unlimited number of participants may also end later. Always check the registration schedule for each course on WebOodi. For more information on course registration, please visit Into (into.aalto.fi >> select your programme >> Plannning your studies >> Courses).
When you are enrolled to the course, you are automatically registered for the 1st exam called “course exam” (kurssitentti). However, registration for the re-exams is mandatory. The dates and times for examinations are published on WebOodi. Registration for the re-exams begins at least 60 days and ends at the latest 7 days before the examination date. Make sure you register for the exams on time and always check that your registration was successful. For more information on the exam practices, please visit Into (into.aalto.fi >> select your programme >> Plannning your studies >> Exams).
4. Details and contact information of each Master’s Programme
Below you can find more information on each Master’s Programme and the contact information of each planning officers. Planning officers help you with the planning of your studies and timetables, creating PSP and other study related matters.
Department of Accounting
Department of Economics
Department of Management Studies
Programme web page on Into
Department external web page
Planning officers' contact information:
Johanna Haarala and Berit Söderholm, firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings from the MIB Programme
MIB programme provides
- An outstanding opportunity to hear from and interact with leading specialists from a variety of industries
- A distinctively hands-on approach to learning and understanding the nature and challenges of global businesses
- World-class academic qualification combined with invaluable intercultural and practical experience
- Possibility to create your own personal network by means of case studies, projects and internships resulting in the creation of ample and diverse career prospect.
The MIB programme offers a flexible curriculum that is easy to build your courses upon, as well as encourages students to do a double degree with a partner university abroad. The program enables a strong student community, through classes and substantial student activities across various student organizations.
In MIB, you can specialise in four different fields: (I)HRM practices in diverse organisations, strategy work in and across organisations, the challenges of international business in a globalized world, or creating, managing and renewing sustainable businesses.
You can continue directly to the MIB programme, without any preliminary criteria!
Programme web page in Into
Programme’s admission page
Planning officers' contact information:Johanna Haarala and Berit Söderholm, email@example.com
Creative Sustainability offers students a multidisciplinary learning platform in the fields of business, design, architecture, landscape planning, real estate and urban planning. As a CS Business student, you have the possibility
- to create business innovations and consumption practices supporting sustainable development
- to participate in several project courses offering problem-based-learning
- to obtain the acquirements needed in working with organisations that have a strategic view on transformation towards sustainability.
Please note! Students wishing to start studying in the programme of Creative Sustainability will have to go through the normal Master’s level application procedure to be accepted.
Department of Finance
Programme web page on Into
Department external web page
Planning officer’s contact information:
Sanna Pesonen, firstname.lastname@example.org , +358 40 353 8111
Master’s programme director: Elias Rantapuska
Student club KY Finance: http://kyfinance.fi/
We strongly recommend you to join the KY Finance, which is a club for students majoring in Finance. Through KY Finance you will get to know your peer students in Finance and have the opportunity to create valuable networks.
Students should start their thesis work during their second fall term on the Master’s program, for the latest. Students are automatically enrolled into thesis groups headed by one of the thesis supervisors in accordance to this timing target. This is important to keep in mind, when planning your M.Sc. studies in Finance.
Department of Information and Service Economy
Department of Marketing
5. Student Services
Planning officers offer the students study guidance and counselling. You can find the planning officers’ contact details above in the programme specific information and on Into (into.aalto.fi >> select your programme >> Contact). You can book a meeting with your planning officer via email.
HelpDesk Services provide advice on practical questions concerning your studies, such as registering for the academic year, transcripts of records and certificates of attendance.
6. Orientation week
Every fall before the academic year begins the School of Business organizes an orientation week for the new Master’s students. You are welcome to join the orientation week! If you wish to attend the orientation week in the autumn, please contact your planning officer for more information at the latest in June.