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Why should I study here?

The business school at Aalto is internationally recognized and has triple-crown accreditation. Students spend one semester abroad with a partner university.  Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus has partner universities around the world (for example, National University of Singapore in Singapore, Universita Bocconi in Italy, and HEC Montréal in Canada), but students have the ability to get an American college experience with the program’s partner universities in the US if they wish to do so.Students are automatically accepted into Aalto's master's degree program in Helsinki.

What are the admissions criteria?

The business program has 80 spots and about 900 applicants each year.  Students with an IB diploma can choose to be assessed based on their IB grades or their SAT scores.  International students without an IB degree are evaluated only on their SAT scores. The higher the score, the greater the probability of being accepted. Applicants from non-EU countries need to submit English proficiency test scores, and all applicants must submit a copy of their passports.

What is student life like?

It is probably the student organization at the business school in Mikkeli.  They offer events, parties, a student newspaper, clubs, an annual ball, and sports (golf, paintball, biking, and football which was described as a mix between field and ice hockey but with no rules). 

One time every module, students get together for an international meal-a popular event they call BaBa's kitchen.

Scholarships & Funding

Aalto offers fee-paying students a limited number of merit-based scholarships, which are awarded as 50% or 100% tuition waivers.

Housing options.

Though the school does not guarantee housing, it is not as hard to find at Mikkeli as at the other campuses. Many students find housing via a student housing organization that operates in Mikkeli. 

The housing they offer includes single apartments and singles with shared facilities. Most of this housing is in the range of 250-450 euros per month.

Dining information

There is a cafeteria on campus.

Additional notes.

The Business program is the only program offered at the Mikkeli campus (the campus consists of one building).  This makes for a small school feel in a large university and an international feel.  Classes are held in intensive 3-week modules. Yes, that means that you learn the entire course in 3 weeks and have a test or project every week and a half or so. 

Professors from all over the world vie to teach modules at Aalto’s International Business program.  That means you have a different professor every 3 weeks. Students take classes continually for the first 21 months (including one summer).  The third year is spent abroad.

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