Bachelor's and Master's Programmes
Economics can be studied as a major in the Bachelor's Programme, in the Master’s Programme and in the PhD Programme, or as a minor in any of the school's Bachelor’s or Master’s Programmes. The Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration Degree Programme (BSc Degree Programme) is a three year programme with the extent of 180 credits and the Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration Degree Programme (MSc Degree Programme) is a two-year programme with the extent of 120 credits.
The students of the Aalto School of Business who have completed their BSc degree with Economics as their major have right to continue to the MSc Programmes in Economics, Entrepreneurship, Business Communication (talouselämän viestintä), International Business Communication, and Information and Service Management without any preconditions. Rest of the school's MSc Programmes have certain preconditions to those who have completed their BSc degree with Economics as their major, further information on the Into web page - From BSc degree to MSc degree.
The school's students who have completed their BSc degree with Economics as their minor (who have taken courses in micoreconomics, macroeconomics, empirical methods and mathematical methods or sufficient methodological studies) have right to study in the MSc Programme in Economics.
A long-term cooperative arrangement between the Department of Economics at the Aalto University School of Business and the Discipline of Economics at the University of Helsinki allows a student at one institution to take lecture courses at the other institution with a minimum of paperwork. This opportunity is offered to both BSc and MSc students studying in the Economics Programme. In Fall 2011, the cooperative arrangement will include also master's level courses offered by the Department of Economics at Hanken School of Economics. This cooperative arrangement - HECER Master's Degree Programme - is coordinated by the Helsinki Center of Economic Research (HECER). Students at the other Finnish universities can apply for the Aalto School of Economics courses through JOO - Flexible Study Right Service.
For an economics student graduating from the School of Business, there is a wide range of employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors. A degree in Economics with a minor in business studies is a comparative advantage for our students over students graduating from other Economics Departments in Finland.