Entry requirements

You have a good chance of being admitted to the MBA-programme if you have the following:

  • An undergraduate degree in business and management or similar subject from a university or university of applied sciences (180 ECTS credits), or
  • An undergraduate degree in another discipline with interest in business and/or entrepreneurship (please upload CV with your application)
  • You can apply also without an undergraduate degree if you can demonstrate 10 years of managerial experience. (Sometimes it can be shorter, if you have post secondary level vocational studies or university studies.)

Not all undergraduate degree certificates have an overall grade or classification. Normally, a level equivalent to the British first or second class would be required (medium-level grade in Finland).

English language proficiency

You can demonstrate your English language proficiency with one of the following ways:

  • You have IELTS overall score 6.5 and writing at minimum 6.0 and no other section below 5.5.
  • You have TOEFL overall score 88, (minimum scores: Listening – 17, Reading – 18, Writing – 17, Speaking- 20)
  • Pearson PTE Academic – an average of 70 with no score lower than 59 in each of listening, reading, and speaking, and 65 in writing
  • You received at least cum laude (C) in English A in the Finnish matriculation exam (ylioppilaskirjoitukset)*
  • You have studied your previous degree in English (see more below).

English proficiency proof by the fact that your previous degree was delivered in English

If you can provide proof that your studies were taught in English, in some cases we may be able to accept this. All decisions are made case by case. We can consider one of the following as proof:

  • Your undergraduate certificate or transcript stating that the medium of study was English.
  • An official letter from institution on letterhead paper with a signature stating that the medium of study was English.
  • A statement on your previous institutions website that indicates that the program was delivered in English may be acceptable.
  • A reference letter from a teacher stating you possess sufficient English skills.