Frequently Asked Questions
What are my chances to get accepted because GIM admits only 25 students per year?
In the past years we had over 220 applicants per admission round. Students who fulfil all requirements are ranked in order to guarantee the best fit of prospective students with this master’s degree programme.

For my previous bachelor’s degree I was not required to write a thesis. Does this disqualify me from applying to the programme?
Not having completed a bachelor’s thesis is no reason for exclusion.
How long does it take to complete GIM?
Students are usually expected to complete this master’s degree programme within two years. However, depending on your previous studies you might need to take some supplementary courses which may prolong your studies, depending on your personal circumstances.
Do I need to be worried not to complete the programme?
The selection process is designed to establish the best fit of students with the programme. This means in practice that when you are selected we have good confidence that you will complete this programme.
Do I need to write a Master’s Thesis?
The master’s degree in Global Innovation Management is a research-based programme and upon completion you will graduate with a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration. This means that all graduates will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct independent scientific research as a basis for your master’s thesis. Our programme employs highly qualified academic staff who will assist you in tailored courses and through an individualised and committed supervision.
How much does it cost to study in the master’s degree programme?
The Finnish university system does not charge tuition fees from students in degree programmes. Education in Finland is seen as important investment and as contributor to future competitiveness producing wealth and social well-being. Students at Turku School of Economics are carefully selected in terms of fit to different programmes on offer. Selected students are provided with the right to take one study place. Accepting a study place comes with the responsibility of taking an allocation which could otherwise be used by another student.
How high are the costs of living in Turku?
Costs of living for students in Turku are comparatively low. Students can apply for student housing (; enjoy subsidised healthy food in many student restaurants; get considerable discounts for public transportation and entertainments. Besides that a student healthcare system ( takes care of students’ non-emergency healthcare needs, with most services at no or very low costs. You should calculate a minimum monthly budget of around EUR 600.