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Admission Requirements 2017

 

Please note that if you need to take a language test or some other test, in order to prove your English language proficiency, you should book the test immediately due to the large number of people taking the tests at this time of the year.
 

 

The Global Innovation Management Master's Degree Programme admits about 25 students annually.

Information on the 2017 round of applications

Application period: December 1st, 2016 to January 13th, 2017
Admissions decisions will be announced 1st of July at the latest.

Admitted candidates must accept the offer of a place by 14th of July. Studies begin at the end of August 2017.

 
Please note that students accepted might need to complete supplementary studies in addition to the Programme’s studies. Supplementary studies cover studies that supplement the earlier degree of students chosen to complete a Master’s degree.
Supplementary studies aim to provide students with sufficient prerequisites to complete their Master’s degree. The studies are defined student-specifically based on their earlier studies. The level of supplementary studies is basic and intermediate and the amount is max. 60 ECTS.
 

Phase 1 - General Requirements

Academic Requirements

All applications are pre-screened and short-listed based on the eligibility of the applicants. To be short-listed applicants must have one of the following degrees (already earned at the time of application):
 
1. Degree Requirements
a) Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration
b) Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering
c) Bachelor of Business Administration degree from a Finnish polytechnic
d) Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Food Chemistry, Molecular Biotechnology or In Vitro Diagnostics or a corresponding foreign university degree that meets the Finnish criteria.
 
Applicants with a Finnish Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration (kauppatieteiden maisteri) are not eligible.
 
2. Studies in Business Science
Previous university level studies must include a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in business science studies.
 
 
A list of previous business science studies accepted (pdf)
 
3. Minimum Grade
The grade of the applicant's major studies should be 3 or better for students graded on a grading scale of 1 to 5. The minimum for all other grading systems is the average grade. If the applicant's certificate does not indicate the grade for their major studies, the average grade will be calculated from all courses indicated in the transcript of records.
 
4. Language Requirement
Prospective candidates should have a good level of proficiency in the English language. Applicants are expected to have taken one of the following tests:
 
  • TOEFL PBT (Test of English, paper-based). Minimum requirements: 575 points
  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English, Internet-based). Minimum requirements: 92 points (each section at least 20 points)
  • CAE/CPE (University of Cambridge Advanced Examination/Proficiency Examination) - - Pass grades A, B or C
  • IELTS ACADEMIC (International English Language Testing System) Minimum grade 6,5 (each section at least 6.0)
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English). Minimum requirements: 62 (Communication skills: each section at least 54 points)
  • The test for the National Certificate of Language Proficiency arranged by the Finnish National Board of Education, Average skill level 5
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test), minimum requirement: 520 points.
  
The test is not required if the candidate holds one of the required degrees in English from an EU or EEA Country, or from Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the U.S.A. The language of studying must be indicated on the Degree Certificate. The Degree must have been earned at the time of applying.
 

Phase 2 Selection Criteria

The eligible applicants will be graded on pre-determined points based on the following criteria:
 
1. Bachelor's thesis
Grade awarded for the Bachelor's thesis:
 
    Grade 3 = 10 points
    Grade 4 = 30 points
    Grade 5 = 50 points
 
(If the applicant's previous studies are not graded on a scale of 1 to 5, the grading scale will be converted to a scale of 1 to 5). Applicants who have not written a thesis as part of their previous degree will earn no points in this section. Applicants whose thesis is graded on a scale of pass/fail will earn 10 points.
 
2. Previous business studies
Previous business studies: 1 ECTS credit =1 point. The points are scaled to a maximum of 50 points. Scaling means that the applicant with the highest number of previous business studies will get 50 points and other applicants' points are determined in relation to this.
 
An example: The applicant with the highest amount of previous business studies has completed 200 ECTS cr in their business studies and receives 50 points. Applicant A has 100 ECTS cr from their previous business studies and applicant B 160 ECTS cr. Thus, applicant A receives 25 points and applicant B 40 points.
 
 
A list of previous business studies accepted (pdf)
 
3. International Business Studies
Previous studies in international business: 1 ECTS credit = 1 point, scaled to a maximum of 50 points.
 
4. Grade of major studies
The grade of the applicant's major studies, on a grading scale of 1-5. If the applicant's certificate does not indicate the grade for studies in their major, the average grade will be calculated from all courses indicated in the transcript of records.
 
    Grade 3 = 0 points
    Grade 4 = 30 points
    Grade 5 = 50 points
 
(If the applicant's previous studies are not graded on a scale of 1-5, the grading scale will be converted to a scale of 1-5).
 
5. Studies abroad
If a minimum of 150 ECTS credits of the applicant's required degree mentioned in Phase 1 were undertaken in a country other than Finland:
+ 70 points
 
6. Technology-related studies
If the applicant has at least 25 ECTS credits in technology-related studies: +50 points
 
 
A list of previous technology-related studies accepted (pdf)

 

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