Below we have compiled some of the most urgent matters to consider as a new Master's student at Aalto University School of Business.

Orientation to studies

We welcome our new Master's students to orientation that will take place 2-6 September 2019.

The orientation starts on Monday, 2 September 2019 at 9 am with registration (main building, Ekonominaukio 1, 02150 Espoo).

Please find the orientation programme 2019 here. Please note that changes may still occur!
Program of the Introduction to University Services Fair on Thursday 5th.

All new MSc. students are expected to participate in the orientation week. Topics covered during the orientation are:

  • practical matters and general information regarding the MSc. studies (Tuesday morning - We highly recommend to participate especially in this session!)
  • getting to know the Student Union (AYY) and KY (Aalto University Business Students)
  • study skills and self-assessment
  • other master's curriculum studies (exchange studies, JOO-studies, internal mobility, credit transfer, studying languages, CEMS)
  • information retrieval and library services
  • career services
  • getting to know the campus and most importantly your fellow students!

We have also compiled a guide for new master's level students at the Aalto University School of Business, you can find the Survival Guide here.

In addition to the orientation days, the Master’s programmes arrange a welcoming event to their new Master’s students. Please find below the welcome events of the different programmes:

ProgrammeWelcome event's date and timeThe location of the welcome event
AccountingTue 10 Sep, 16:00Room V101 (Istuntosali), Ekonominaukio 1, 1st floor
Creative Sustainability

Sept 4, 17:00

Sept 10, 12:00 

BIZ Lounge, 3rd floor Ekonominaukio 1

A-Grid (address, Otakaari 5)

EconomicsSept 5, 11:00Room Q103, Väre building and restaurant Factory (Otakaari 5)
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Sept 5, 15:00

Private after-party at about 17-20 o’clock

Classroom T004, Ekonominaukio 1, G-floor,

Mezame in Helsinki (Lönnrotinkatu 14)

FinanceSept 5, 12-13:30Restaurant Arvo, Ekonominaukio 1
Global ManagementTBATBA
International Design Business ManagementTBATBA
Information Service ManagementSept 4, 11:30-13:00Department coffee room, Ekonominaukio 1, 2nd floor
Management and International BusinessSept 5, 17:30 Yläkertsi KY-Building,  Pohjoinen Rautatienkatu 23, 00100 Helsinki
MarketingSept 5, 11-15:30IT classroom R-102, Väre and Restaurant Fat Lizard, Tietotie 1
YritysjuridiikkaWed 4 Sep, 10:00Classroom Q103, Väre building and Restaurant Fat Lizard, Tietotie 1

Other useful information and links

HSL Travel card / Access card to BIZ building https://www.aalto.fi/en/services/access-control-with-hsl-card

Presentations held during the orientation week:


The presentations held during the orientation will be downloaded here after the orientation week. Will be updated here soon! (smile)

Orientation to studies exercise answers (Tuesday morning)

Practical matters and general information related to MSc studies

Monday 2nd of September

Welcome to Aalto University School of Business by Ingmar Björkman and Timo Saarinen

Code of Conduct by Pia Lahti

Greetings from AYY, KY, Business students' Masters' committee, CEMS and Career Services

Presentations held at the Introduction to university services fair on Thursday, 5th of September


Aalto Student Union AYY

Language Centre

Learning Centre

OP Bank

Starting Point of Wellbeing

YTHS - Finnish Student Health Services



If you need information about accepting the admission offer, applying with an incomplete degree, enrolment for new students, tuition fees, residence permit, applying for accommodation, IT-accounts etc., please see the webpage for new master's level students.

Especially for our international students we have compiled useful information about living in Finland (transportation, financial matters etc.): please see the webpages for international students here.

Planning your studies is also an essential part of starting your studies. You can find information about personal study plan, course registration etc. on the left hand menu under "Planning your studies".