Aalto University School of Business

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Formation1911
HeadquartersHelsinki, Finland
The largest business school in Finland.

The Aalto University School of Business is the largest business school in Finland. Founded in 1911, it is the second oldest business school in Finland and one of the oldest business schools in the Nordic countries. The school became part of Aalto University on 1 January 2010. It has been previously known as the Helsinki School of Economics, the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, and during 2010-2012 the Aalto University School of Economics.[1]

The Aalto University School of Business is the first business school in the Nordic countries to have received the Triple Crown accreditation (accreditations from the three largest and most influential business school accreditation organizations: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS).[2] The Financial Times regularly ranks the school among the top business schools in Europe.[3]

In terms of admissions, the school is considered the most difficult business school in Finland. In 2019, the school had the highest amount of applicants of any higher education program in Finland. It also had the lowest acceptance rate of any business school in the country.[4]

Admissions

Each year, around 400 students are admitted into the bachelor's programmes and around 200 students to the master's programmes. Bachelor's admissions are based mainly on an admissions test (in Finnish) and the nationwide matriculation examination. Non-Finnish speakers and international students have the opportunity to gain admission through the SAT (Scholastic Admissions Test) conducted in English. Applicants with an appropriate bachelor's degree may apply in the master's admissions to take only the degree of Master of Science in economics and business administration.[5]


 

Alumni on Wikispooks

PersonBornNationalitySummaryDescription
Sirkka Hämäläinen8 May 1939FinlandCentral bankerAttended the 1994 Bilderberg as Governor of Bank of Finland. Trilateral Commission.
Jukka Härmälä15 October 1946FinlandBusinesspersonOne of the key players in the Finnish economy. As CEO arranged for one of the largest and most unsuccessful acquisitions in Finnish economic history, with a loss of EUR 5 billion. He also enjoys the largest pension in Finland.


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