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Aalto University School of Business BUS EXC
Helsinki, Finland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Program Details:
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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Anticipated Places:
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Agreement Scope:
Business School
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Program Description:


Aalto University School of Business  
Location: Helsinki
Year Established: 2010
Student population: 19,700
Established just five years ago, Aalto University is a new, innovative university that merges art, technology and economics. It was created by a merger of the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, and its campuses are spread around Helsinki, the vibrant harbourside capital of Finland. The School of Business is one of the highest ranking in Europe.
Students are encouraged to develop skills to equip them for future careers. Aalto University provides them the freedom to develop and flourish in an international, multi-disciplinary environment. The School of Business is the only business school in Finland – and one of only a few in the world – to have been labelled as excellent by three of the world’s leading accreditation bodies, AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.
Unique characteristics
Aalto University brings together science, arts, technology and business. It offers a wide variety of programs and encourages cross-disciplinary activities and learning in practice. It has the leading business school in Finland, which offers students a unique learning experience with exposure to technology and art. It offers a comprehensive range of business programs, with plenty of collaboration with the corporate world resulting in impressive international career opportunities.

Charming Helsinki revolves around its harbour and boasts beautiful art-nouveau buildings, museums, and old fashioned cafes and restaurants. Friendly and lively, it’s considered one of the world’s design capitals and also offers a lively music, art venues and an emerging gastronomic scene. It has several higher education institutions and a large student population, meaning it’s geared to meet the needs of students from all walks of life.

Finland - Aalto University

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study (refer to course list) at the host university

Subject Area/s: Business



International Business


Business Law





Exclusions apply

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Autumn Term: September - December
Spring Term: January - May

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
A – 5
B – 4
C – 3
D – 2
E – 1
F – 0
More information on the host university's grading system 

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English. 


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Housing options are offered by the host university
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas. Aalto University provides 1000 euro scholarships to 2 (two) successful nominated Sydney University students if they are successfully admitted. Nominated students to Aalto will be automatically considered. 

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Finland - Helsinki - Living

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
Student Services provides services and assistance to exchange students.
Information from the host university
Information from the Embassy of Finland in Australia

Student Experiences

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