Aalto MBA Application and Tuition Fee
Aalto MBA Entry Requirements
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent
- Minimum three years of relevant postgraduate work experience
- Good command of written and spoken English
- Two recommendation letters
- Personal meeting
If you are not sure about meeting some of the requirements, please contact the Aalto MBA staff.
Complete application includes
- a completed on-line application form
- four short essays written in English (topics provided by MBA staff)
- certified copies of the applicant's academic degrees and transcripts (original documents can be presented in the personal meeting)
- two recommendation letters (form provided by MBA staff)
- comprehensive resumé (curriculum vitae, CV) in English
How to Apply
Start your Aalto MBA application process by completing a short preliminary application. After completing the form, our program team will contact you to provide more information about the program and guide you in the application process.
We will meet all applicants personally as part of the application process. In the meeting, we will discuss the Aalto MBA program and the applicant’s career development plans.
Board of Studies Approval
Applicants will receive an acknowledgement when their complete application has been received at Aalto University Executive Education. The Board of Studies takes the final decision on admission. Applicants will be informed of admission or non-acceptance. Accepted applicants need to confirm their participation in the Aalto MBA program by signing the binding confirmation form.
The next Aalto MBA program starts in January 2018. In order for your application to be reviewed already in the next round of admissions, please apply by October 12, 2017. The final closing date for applications is November 17, 2017.
In addition to the final application deadline, we have two Early Bird deadlines.
First Early Bird application deadline June 2, 2017
Students who have applied by the first Early Bird deadline and have confirmed their participation are offered the opportunity to participate in the Aalto Executive Summit in Helsinki in August 2018 free of charge.
Second Early Bird application deadline August 25, 2017
Students who have applied by the second Early Bird deadline and have confirmed their participation are offered the opportunity to participate free of charge in one of the following Divia – Digital Business Network 2017 seminars held in Helsinki.
- Culture and Leadership – Scaling your Business for Success (October 11, 2017)
- New Work – Resources Re-allocated (November 15, 2017)
Please note that applicants are only entitled to one Early Bird benefit.
The tuition fee for the Aalto MBA program 2018 is € 32,300 (+ VAT), this includes the application fee of € 1,000. There is an additional fee of € 3,500 (+ VAT) for books and materials. The Aalto MBA contains no hidden fees. All studies required to complete the program are included in the tuition. There are no additional costs or elements such as mandatory study modules held abroad.
The application fee of € 1,000 (+ VAT) is invoiced separately prior to the program start once the applicant has been accepted by the Board of Studies. The application fee is deducted from the first tuition fee installment.
The tuition fee does not include costs for the optional study tours or exchange program. The fee is payable in three installments: in January 2018, in September 2018 and in March 2019.
If you are paying for your tuition independently (i.e. not sponsored by your organization), or you are employed by an organization that is exempt from VAT, please get in touch with our MBA team. In such cases, we offer scholarships that will limit your total tuition fee to not more than € 39,000.
If a student discontinues his/her studies in the Aalto MBA program for any reason without graduating, or is forced to leave due to inadequate academic performance or any other reason, tuition fees already paid are not refundable.
The Saastamoinen Foundation scholarships for the most promising female applicants
To promote diversity in the Aalto MBA program, we offer several scholarships of a minimum of € 3,000 for the most promising female applicants. Scholarships are awarded based on applicants’ previous academic records, proven track record of career progress, as well as their potential for leadership and career advancement. We encourage scholarship applicants to apply to the Aalto MBA 2018 program by August 25, 2017 at the latest. Please include a short informal justification, describing why you would like to be considered for these scholarships, in your Aalto MBA application (max. length 500 words).
The Saastamoinen Foundation also provides other scholarships for Aalto MBA students (male and female students)
Scholarships will be awarded either to cover part of the tuition fee or costs of exchange studies. These scholarships will be awarded during the first year of MBA studies based on e.g. the GPA (grade point average) of the completed MBA modules. Ask your Aalto MBA program director for further details and application criteria.
At present, this second category of scholarships is only available to Finnish citizens.