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 (MIB) is a flexible programme that gives you the opportunity to create a unique professional profile based on your interests.


Follow your passion, become a game changer

Would you like to be one of the future game changers who

  • Generates innovative strategies for global markets?
  • Creates inspiring workplaces?
  • Empowers people in multi-cultural business environments?
  • Communicates effectively in changing organisational contexts?
  • Leads the way towards a more sustainable future?


If yes, the Master’s Programme in Management and International Business (MIB) is for you!

The MIB Programme gives you current management and leadership skills combined with a holistic understanding of business that enable you to tackle the challenges posed by the rapidly changing digitalised environment. We offer you an international and interactive study environment where you can develop yourself into a highly capable professional with widely applicable knowledge. In our challenge based courses, we work closely with diverse organisations and business people offering you the latest insights as well as live cases to solve.


Programme overview

The Master’s Programme in Management and International Business is a flexible programme that gives you the opportunity to create a unique professional profile based on your interests. You can tailor your own course portfolio or select one of the suggested specialisation paths:

  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Organisational Communication
  • Strategy Work
  • Sustainability Management


In addition to these, you can add to your multidisciplinary professional profile by choosing an interesting minor offered by the various schools of Aalto University, or even complete your minor abroad.

You also have a unique opportunity to apply to our double degree programmes with University of Queensland (Australia) or University of South Carolina (USA). These programmes are open only for the students of Management and International Business.

The Aalto community offers a broad selection of extra-curricular activities, for example, a vibrant entrepreneurship community.


Learning outcomes

The programme helps you develop into an open-minded and competent professional with the analytical, conceptual, communicational and cultural sensitivity skills that you need to succeed in the international arena.

Depending on your choices, upon graduation you will be able to:

  • offer a holistic view of global business challenges
  • analyse, lead and facilitate strategic change
  • design, perform and develop (I)HRM practices
  • develop international business and promote cross-cultural interaction
  • support, develop and create a sustainable business
  • address and deal with complex communication challenges
  • reflect upon and develop your own professional practice


Broad career prospects

As a graduate of the Master’s Programme in MIB, you will have broad career prospects in the culturally mixed and competitive global labour market. Our graduates often take up entry-level positions in consultancy, human resources, and management, and choose inspiring paths to top positions, such as director, country manager, project leader or entrepreneur. Hybrid careers are becoming increasingly common and the programme encourages dynamic career choices. Check out what our alumni have to say about our programme on ‘Get to know us’ page!


Admission Requirements

General admission requirements

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

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


Programme-specific requirements

Required previous studies

To be considered for admission the applicant must have completed at least 18 ECTS credits of studies covering the domains of Management or International Business or subjects that support those domains (for example business, communication studies, sociology, social psychology, educational sciences or political science studies). Internships cannot be included in the credits. The previous studies are assessed by a representative of the programme during academic evaluation. Please note that the programme does not evaluate previous studies of applicants in advance.

The applicants that fulfil the above requirement of previous studies are ranked according to 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 admissions page.


Admission Group 1

  1. Study success
    Weighted GPA of previous degree and overall evaluation of study success. Applicants with a weighted GPA of the previous degree lower than 3.50 are not eligible for admission.
  2. Reflective skills video
    To demonstrate their reflective skills and the ability to argue their case, the applicants are required to make a max. 2-minute video in English where they discuss the following questions:
    • What was your bachelor thesis* topic and why was it an important topic to study? *If the applicant’s prior studies do not include an undergraduate thesis, then s/he may reflect about an equivalent final project, assignment or paper. If the applicant has been in employment for more than three years, s/he may reflect about a work project or equivalent work-related situation.
    • What did you learn about doing research and about yourself during the process?
    • What would you like to study for your master’s thesis and why?

Instructions for submitting the video: Reflective skills video is submitted on a USB, CD or DVD with the other application documents by mail. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the video can be played with the most common programs such as VLC media player and Windows Media Player. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that the USB/CD/DVD is properly packed so that it does not break during postal delivery.


Admission Group 2

  1. GMAT score (or comparable GRE score)
    GMAT or GRE is obligatory in admission group 2 (minimum score 550 in GMAT or equivalent GRE score).
  2. Reflective skills video
    To demonstrate their reflective skills and the ability to argue their case, the applicants are required to make a max. 2-minute video in English where they discuss the following questions:
    • What was your bachelor thesis* topic and why was it an important topic to study?
      *If the applicant’s prior studies do not include an undergraduate thesis, then s/he may reflect about an equivalent final project, assignment or paper. If the applicant has been in employment for more than three years, s/he may reflect about a work project or equivalent work-related situation.
    • What did you learn about doing research and about yourself during the process?
    • What would you like to study for your master’s thesis and why?

    Instructions for submitting the video: Reflective skills video is submitted on a USB, CD or DVD with the other application documents by mail. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the video can be played with the most common programs such as VLC media player and Windows Media Player. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that the USB/CD/DVD is properly packed so that it does not break during postal delivery.

  3. Study success
    Weighted GPA of the previous degree (internships, tutoring, military service, language, physical training, computer, music and hobby courses are not taken into account) and overall evaluation of the study success. Applicants with a weighted GPA of the previous degree lower than 3.50 (Finnish ECTS evaluation) are not eligible for admission. The ECTS verbal grade equivalent for GPA 3.50 is “very good” (ECTS grading scale 1-5; where 5 is the highest grade).

    In case of a tie between applicants

    In case of a tie, applicants in both admission groups are primarily ranked on the basis of criterion 1 (GPA/GMAT) and secondly on the basis of criterion 2. In case of a tie, overall study success can be used for selection.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 14, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
15,000 EUR
€15,000 per academic year for non-EU/EEA citizens.
Information
Deadline
Jan. 11, 2019
The application period for studies starting in autumn 2019 runs from 3 December 2018 to 11 January 2019.
Locations
Finland - Espoo
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Jan. 11, 2019
The application period for studies starting in autumn 2019 runs from 3 December 2018 to 11 January 2019.
End date June 30, 2021
Dates
Sept. 2019
Finland - Espoo
Application deadline Jan. 11, 2019
The application period for studies starting in autumn 2019 runs from 3 December 2018 to 11 January 2019.
End date June 30, 2021