WWU Exchange in Finland:
Aalto University School of Business
The Aalto University School of Business is the largest business school in Finland and a globally acknowledged player in management education. The program focuses on the study of international business at the Bachelor's degree level (BScBA). The Mikkeli programme – taught entirely in English – is international in every respect. The learning style is also distinctive: students attend one intensive course at a time in three-week modules, fostering creativity in the classroom. Course requirements are designed to emulate both professional working life and advanced academic study as well as facilitate individual and collaborative learning. The Aalto School of Business achieved the prestigious Triple Crown accreditation in 2007. It is one of the few business schools worldwide, and so far the only one in the Nordic countries, that has been accredited by the three largest and most important business school accreditation associations: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.
The city of Mikkeli is the capital of the Province of Eastern Finland and it is situated by the Lake Saimaa. Mikkeli is a lively town with the most beautiful lake scenery. It takes only two hours to drive by car from the market place in Mikkeli to Helsinki city center. Mikkeli is situated on the crossroads of five highways and is an important transport hub for eastern Lakeland. It was the headquarters of the Finnish army during WWII and it was from here that CGE Mannerheim directed the Winter War campaign against the Soviets. Mikkeli is a combination of interesting history and traditions, culture, nature and geography.
Academic Program and Courses
The academic year officially begins 1 August and ends 31 July. The BScBA courses are taught in the form of intensive three-week modules that run throughout the calendar year. The first module usually begins in late August or early September and the last module ends mid-August. A typical three-week module, worth ECTS 6 credits (equivalent to 4-5 US quarter credits), meets for three hours a day, five days a week, for a total of 45 contact hours, which includes examinations. Subjects include International Business, Organization and Management, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Economics, Business Law, Mathematics, Information Systems Science, and various language classes.
Recommended Semester Dates:
Fall: Early September to Mid-December (5 modules)
Winter/Spring: Early January to Late April (5 modules)
The university will arrange accommodations through the local student housing organization MOAS. The application form will be provided by the Aalto student exchange coordinator
Exchange program participants will pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees. All other costs associated with participation in the program (including transportation, room and board, personal expenses) are the responsibility of the individual student.
The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-program activities
There are two applications for exchange students to complete. Students should start the Education Abroad application by clicking the Apply Now button on this brochure page. After completing the first part of the Education Abroad application and completing the interview, students will be notified of their nomination status. Students who are nominated will then complete the application process for the host institution. Here is a link for the for more information on the Aalto University School of Business application procedure: https://into.aalto.fi/display/enbscba/Application+Process
Information for Exchange Students
Aalto School of Business Study Guide
Aalto University of Business - Mikkeli Video
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