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Aalto University School of Business (Finland)

Aalto University - where business and technology meet science and art! The mission of Aalto, created from the unique merger of three renowned Finnish universities in 2010, is to work towards a better world and create solutions to meet the greatest challenges facing society through top-quality research and pioneering education.

With experience spanning more than a century and acknowledged with the exceptional triple crown of AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS the Aalto University School of Business has both the passion and the skills to educate the influential leaders of tomorrow.

PO Box 21210 (Runeberginkatu 14-16)
Helsinki FI-00076 AALTO
Phone: +358-9-43131
Fax: +358-9-4313 8708
60° 10' 19.002" N, 24° 55' 21.99" E
Aalto CEMS University Campus
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 CEMS Programme Manager (PM)

Arja Sahlberg

CEMS Programme and Corporate Relations Manager
Phone: +358403538165

Liisa Kotilainen

CEMS Programme Manager
Phone: +358403538166

 CEMS Corporate Relations Manager (CRM)

Liisa Kotilainen

CEMS Programme Manager
Phone: +358403538166

 CEMS Academic Director

Rita Järventie-Thesleff

Academic Director

Target of this fact sheet: Prospective CEMS students applying to MSc+MIM


Contact people for application questions

 Programme Info

MSc degrees offered in combination with CEMS MIM: 

Two ways to study CEMS MIM at Aalto University

Global Management Master's Programme with CEMS MIM (120 ECTS)

The Master's Programme in Global Management at Aalto University School of Business, offered from academic year 2017–2018 onward, gives students a unique opportunity to simultaneously acquire two highly prestigious qualifications:

  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration granted by Aalto University School of Business; and
  • CEMS Master’s in International Management (MIM) granted by CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education.

Most of the CEMS MIM elements are fully incorporated in the Global Management master's programme (120 ECTS). In addition, students in the programme study in one of six specialisation areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Finance, Management and International Business, Marketing, OR Strategy.

More information about the new Master's Programme in Global Management.

CEMS MIM opportunity with other Aalto Master's Programmes (66 ECTS)

Students already enrolled in one of Aalto University’s study programmes can apply for the one-year ‘crown-model’ CEMS MIM (66 ECTS) to be completed in parallel with their regular Aalto MSc studies. To be eligible for this option, an applicant must be either a Master’s level student or in the last year of their Bachelor’s studies when applying. 

Information about application and admission for 'crown model'.

Application Deadlines: 

The application period for the Master’s programme in Global Management, starting in September 2019, will take place approximately in December 2018 - January 2019. Detailed schedule TBA.

The next application period for the Crown model CEMS MIM (internal application for students already enrolled in one of Aalto's degree programmes) will take place approximately in November - December, 2018. Detailed schedule TBA.

Required Documents: 

General admission criteria: Aalto University admits students to both Bachelor's and Master's degrees once a year. Please familiarise yourself with the application processes and requirements of our various fields at http://www.aalto.fi/en/studies/admissions/ 

Language of Instruction: 

English and Finnish.

Duration and Full-time Workload: 

The normative duration of the MSc programme studies is 2 years.

Language courses: 

English, Finnish, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Swedish language courses offered.

Term Dates for the Master Programme(s): 
Term 1: 10.9.2018-21.12.2018 / Term 2: 7.1.2019-31.5.2019

 MSc Academic Expenses

Tuition fees, Scholarships: 

On 15 December 2015 the Finnish Parliament has decided to impose tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens who are studying towards Bachelor's or Master's degree in languages other than Finnish or Swedish. The fees will concern degree students who start their studies in English-taught Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in August 2017 or after that. In Aalto University, the tuition fee is €12 000 per academic year for the International Business BScBA degree programme and €15 000 for degree programmes leading to a master’s degree. 

Please see more details on fees and scholarships here:  http://www.aalto.fi/en/studies/fees_and_scholarships/

Students are expected to cover all living expenses (app. EUR 800 per month) and other study related costs from their own financial resources. Aalto University does not offer any scholarships for these.

Government financial aid comprises Study Grant, Housing Supplement and a government guarantee for student loans. To be eligible for financial aid, a student needs to have been admitted to the university, be a full-time student, make satisfactory progress in his or her studies and be in need of financial support. Financial aid may be granted to Finnish citizens and also to foreign citizens, provided certain conditions are met. Students who complete their degree within the set timeframe are entitled to a student loan tax deduction.

Books and materials: 


 Living Expenses

Estimated monthly budget for single students:

Housing (shared)200€ – 540€ / month
Transportation50€ / month
Meals & groceries300€ - 400€ / month

Target of this fact sheet: Enrolled CEMS MIM Students before their term abroad

Curriculum Specificities : message from the CEMS Academic Director: 

The vision of Aalto University carries a strong commitment to building a sustainable society driven by innovation and entrepreneurship. The CEMS programme at Aalto executes the vision by educating global game changers in a cross-disciplinary and entrepreneurial learning environment. We offer a wide range of courses that strengthen the students’ capabilities to both reinforce and challenge global business thinking and practices. The CEMS programme at Aalto BIZ leverages deep industry-academia relationships and the CEMS Corporate partner involvement in the MIM educational elements offers a rich blend of managerial and academic perspectives. Furthermore, the student experience is characterized by abundant opportunities to get involved in the activities of the CEMS Club and the student associations.

 Academic Information

Course offer availability and registration: 

Course portfolio can be found on the Aalto page on cems.org

Language(s) of Instruction other than English: 

All CEMS courses and most of general MSc courses are in English. A small number of courses offered also in Finnish.

Language requirement: 


Minimum and Maximum Workload requirements: 

24 MIN / 37,5 MAX ECTS (one course is usually worth 6 ECTS)

Terms Dates
Academic YearTerm 1Term 2
Terms Dates : Details
Term 1Term 2
Terms Dates details :10.9. - 21.12.20187.1. - 31.5 2019
Welcome Day / Orientation week3.9.-7.9.2018In early January
Block Seminar / Launch Event26.8. - 31.8.201817.-18.1.2019
Exam Period

 Academic Expenses

 Living Expenses

Estimated monthly budget for single students:

Housing (shared)200€ – 540€ / month
Transportation50€ / month
Meals & groceries300€ - 400€ / month

 Services and Facilities

Health insurance: 

Health insurance is mandatory for all third country nationals.Third country national means a person who is not a citizen of either one of the EU countries, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland. Students from Quebec, Canada are also exempt from this health insurance requirement.


EU members: no visa required Non-EU members: Please see www.formin.fi


Coordinator, incoming exchange students, International Student Services: incoming-biz@aalto.fi

Check out CEMS partner HousingAnywhere in addition to the local offers

Other facilities: 

Library, computer rooms, study halls, cafeterias, gym etc.

Internships support and national regulations: 

Please contact Aalto Career Services at career-biz@aalto.fi or see CareerWeb

Check out CEMS Internship Guide

Orientation / CEMS Club and other Student Clubs: 

Helsinki CEMS Club: http://www.cemsclub.fi/ or e-mail: cemsclubhelsinki@gmail.com the Aalto University Student Union: http://ayy.fi/en/

Information about the city / the country: 

www.helsinki.fi/en www.hel.fi/english www.hkl.fi/english  (public transport)

Target of this Form: Enrolled MSc students applying to MIM at this school