Master of Science in Management and International Business

Aalto University

Program Description

Master of Science in Management and International Business

Aalto University

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

Aalto University School of Business is the first business school in the Nordic countries to have received all three labels of excellence from the world’s leading business school accreditation bodies: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. This Triple Crown status is an honour held by only a few business schools worldwide.

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.

Follow your passion

  • Do you dream about creating inspiring work places?
  • Are you interested in solving problems created by cross-cultural contexts?
  • Perhaps you are intrigued by the strategic challenges of global markets?
  • Or motivated to make a change for sustainable future?

If one or more of these challenges intrigues you, you have come to the right place!

Study Experience

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.

Learning outcomes

The programme seeks to educate open-minded and competent professionals with analytical, conceptual, communicational and cultural sensitivity skills needed to succeed in the international arena.

In close collaboration with companies and other organisations we provide our students a valuable opportunity to learn from real-world cases. We further equip our students with good research skills needed in contemporary organisations and academia.

Depending on your specialisation, upon completion of the Master’s in Management and International Business degree you will be able to:

  • understand the nature and challenges of global businesses
  • promote cross-cultural interaction
  • design, perform and develop (I)HRM practices in diverse organisations
  • create new sustainable businesses
  • support renewing organisations towards sustainability
  • understand strategy work in and across organisations
  • analyse markets, businesses and organisations
  • conceptualise complex business, management and organisational phenomena
  • reflect upon and develop your own professional practice
  • do research.

Career prospects

Masters from the Management and International Business Programme are widely employable in the culturally mixed and competitive global labor market. Our alumni work for example as specialists and consultants as well as managers and project coordinators in various companies and organisations both in Finland and abroad.

Human resources, communications, international marketing, sustainability management and development work are just a few examples of the wide range of the task areas of our alumni.

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 21, 2016
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The application period is 1 December 2015 - 15 January 2016.
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