In the School of Business, the right to study in bachelor’s and master’s programme is granted through separate procedures. The right to study towards a bachelor's degree in a BSc programme is granted through the admission process to Aalto University. The right to study towards a master's degree in a MSc programme, however, is granted in connection with graduation from the BSc programme. As a BSc student you therefore don't yet have a study right in any master's programme.

Base for choosing the master's programme is the prerequisites and knowledge you have gained in your BSc studies. Master’s programmes have decided which bachelor’s programmes and/or majors gives eligibility to their programmes and what requirements the students must meet.

N.B! These instructions apply for students in the BSc programme in Economics. Instructions for students in BSc programme in International business and Kauppatieteen kandidaattiohjelma are found in Into-pages of the programmes.

The master's programmes in the School of Business

Routes to Master's programmes from the BSc programme in Economics (updated Sep 24, 2020)

MSc programmeBSc in Economics eligibility / requirements to meet
Information and Service Management (ISM)Eligible

The courses Introduction to Finance, Corporate Finance, Investment Management, and Financial Markets and Institutions must be included in the BSc degree and completed with a grade point average 4.50 or higher

Management and International Business*

The Management minor study module (at least 24 cr) in the student’s BSc degree or the equivalent  competency (as evaluated by the programme), or a grade point average 3.00 or higher in the BSc studies plus a motivation letter N.B! Choosable for students gratuating by Jul 31, 2022, students must graduate by July 31, 2024


The student must have completed, as part of the bachelor’s degree, a minor in Accounting with a grade point average 3.00 or higher


A grade point average 3.50 or higher in the BSc studies
YritysjuridiikkaA minor in Business Law (Yritysjuridiikka) as part of the BSc degree

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management*

A grade point average 3.00 or higher in the BSc studies N.B! Choosable for students gratuating by Dec 31,2020, students must graduate by July 31, 2023


*Continuing to the programme Management and International Business is possible until July 31, 2022. Students can continue their studies in the new programmes "People Management and Organizational Develolment"  and "Strategic Management in a Changing World" as of Aug 1, 2022 according to the criteria published later.

MSc programme in Corporate Communication and MSc programme in Strategy no longer admits new students

MSc programme in Creative Sustainability (CS), MSc programme in Global Management and MSc programme in International Design Business Management (IDBM) admits students only through the master’s level admissions process. For more information please see

Master’s programme admission in practice

  1. When submitting a request for a bachelor’s degree certificate, the student indicates the master’s programme to which he/she is planning to continue in.
  2. If the student meets the requirements (see table above) as defined by the degree programme, he/she may continue his/hers studies in the programme. If the programme also requires certain other studies to be completed during the bachelor’s stage, the application will be processed by master’s programme staff.
  3. If he or she wishes, the student discusses, with the teacher-tutor or the planning officer of the programme on planning his or her studies and obtains approval for the personal study plan (PSP/HOPS). The electronic templates for drawing up the HOPS for the master’s degree will become available to the student on the day following his or her graduation with a bachelor’s degree. 

Beginning studies towards a master’s degree

Students who have completed 150 credits towards their bachelor’s degree may begin studies towards a master’s degree with intermediate courses  (indicated with the letter C in the course code) towards either their minor or the elective studies component.  Master’s-level courses (indicated with the letter E in the course code) are available to students whose 150 credits towards the bachelor’s degree include all the first-year courses and research methodology courses required for the bachelor’s degree. Before registering for a master’s-level course, students should check its course description to see whether, there is a prerequisite (e.g. a bachelor’s thesis) for taking the course.

Should the master's level courses have limited number of seats, students who have not graduated from the BSc programme are evaluated as BSc students, even if the student has done the bachelor's thesis or all courses for the degree are completed. If you have applied for graduation during the course enrollment period, please inform it in the further information regarding the enrollment in WebOodi.