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|Restrictions:||AU- applicants only|
|Housing:||Shared Apt.||Language Pre-requisite:||none|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Language Courses Offered:||No|
|Non-AU Students Accepted:||No||Internship:||No|
|Advisor:||Brita Doyle||Minimum GPA:||2.75|
|Class Level Required for Admission:||Second-semester Sophomore standing||Program Type:||Direct Enrollment|
Is this program right for you?This program is right for business students who wish to experience the Finnish education system first hand during the summer semester by taking demanding classes taught in English with local Finnish and other international students. Located in Mikkeli, a town located in southern Finland a few hours to the northeast of Helsinki, students immerse themselves in university life in Finland.
The Aalto University School of Economics is the third oldest institute of higher learning in Finland, and a top-level European business school. It is a "triple crown" business school, meaning it is accredited by all three international organizations that certify business schools: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS. Students take classes in the Aalto University Bachelor's Degree Program in International Business which prepares graduates for entry into working life through cutting edge approaches to business education in an innovative learning environment.
Taught entirely in English, the program is international in every respect. Degree seeking students and visiting students come from all over the world, as well as from Finland. The curriculum is taught by visiting professors from prestigious universities and organizations around the globe. Academic study is integrated with methods that emulate real professional work life situations allowing students to develop a variety of skills that facilitate individual and collaborative learning.
American University students take part in the schools regular courses which run as 3-week intensive modules during the summer, fall and spring. So, courses are intensively taken one at a time. See the most recent academic year Course Schedule and course descriptions here. Usually students take between 4-5 classes during each of the Fall and Spring terms.
Read more about the program in Mikkeli at Aalto University on their website here.
Student LifeThe Aalto University School of Economics program takes place in the Finnish town of Mikkeli. Mikkeli is a modern provincial and commercial center with 50,000 inhabitants. In the heart of the Finnish lakeland, Mikkeli is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of forests, hills, and waters. The seasonal occupants of some 25,000 leisure cottages on the shores of Lake Saimaa and the 700 other lakes in the region add seasonal spice to life in Mikkeli.
Mikkeli is a lively town with active domestic and international businesses, institutions of higher education, and a variety of cultural events. There are plenty of free time activities on offer whether you're an outdoors enthusiast or a connoisseur of nightlife.
Situated right at the crossroads of five highways, Mikkeli is only 2.5 hours by car or train from Helsinki, and an ideal hub for explorations to other parts of Finland.
Housing & MealsThe school assists exchange students in arranging housing by serving as a liason between the exchange student and the student housing foundation MOAS. In general students live in apartments that are either studios or shared with 2-3 people. A studio consists of a large room including basic furniture, kitchen facilities, and a bathroom. Shared apartments consist of individual bedrooms, a shared kitchen and bathroom. Most of the student housing apartment buildings also have a common room with TV, pool table, public phone, as well as laundry room and a sauna. The basic furniture includes a bed (bed and mattress; no blankets, pillows, or linens) desk, dresser and chairs. The rent of furnished shared apartments or studios varies depending on size and location of the apartment up to 310 Euros. Dishes and other items can be rented from the school.
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2013||09/27/2012 **||Varies by program||01/07/2013||05/17/2013|
|NOTE: Students take courses in intensive 3 week modules, one at a time. The first module starts on a Monday in early January 2013. It's recommended to arrive no later than the weekend before the first module. The end date of the fifth module will be late April, 2013 if students do five consecutive modules. Some students may decide to not take one of the modules in order to have a break mid term, in this case they may opt to take another module that goes through mid-May 2013. Exact dates will be announced shortly.|
|Summer I||2013||02/07/2013 **||Varies by program||05/20/2013||08/16/2013|
|NOTE: The summer program in Finland is made of up 3-week intensive course modules. Student can participate in 1 - 4 consecutive modules.|
|Fall||2013||03/28/2013 **||Varies by program||TBA||TBA|
|Spring||2014||09/25/2013**||Varies by program||TBA||TBA|
|NOTE: Students take courses in intensive 3 week modules, one at a time. The first module starts on a Monday in early January 2014. It's recommended to arrive no later than the weekend before the first module. The end date of the fifth module will be late April, 2013 if students do five consecutive modules. Some students may decide to not take one of the modules in order to have a break mid term, in this case they may opt to take another module that goes through mid-May 2013. Exact dates will be announced shortly.|
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