Master of Science in Management and International Business

Aalto University

Program Description
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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.

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.


1. General admission requirements

The application must first fulfill 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.

2. 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 admissions 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 programme does not evaluate documents or previous studies of applicants in advance.

Contact information

Location: Aalto University School of Business, Töölö Campus, Helsinki.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 14, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug., 2017
2 years
Full time
Jan. 25, 2017
Application period: 2016-12-15 - 2017-01-25
Start date Aug., 2017
Finland Espoo
Application deadline Jan. 25, 2017
Application period: 2016-12-15 - 2017-01-25
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years