• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The Economics programme from Aalto University is for analytical students who are fascinated by complex challenges such as climate change, global inequality and financial instability. We are looking for analytically minded and intellectually curious students who share our passion for understanding how societies work. 
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Overview

What is the most efficient way to fight climate change? How do international trade and migration affect global inequality? What is the best way to promote innovation? How can we design institutions that provide resilience against shocks such as financial crises?

Throughout the Bachelor’s Programme in Economics at Aalto University, you will learn to systematically address questions like these among many others. After completing the Bachelor in Economics you will have:

  • A strong understanding of economic theory. Understand and interpret real-world phenomena in the light of economic theories.
  • A comprehensive analytical toolkit. Strong analytical skills in economics combined with computation and data processing skills.
  • Systematic approach & critical thinking. Systematic approach to complex societal questions and economic phenomena.
  • A solid foundation for further education. Students admitted to the Bachelor’s Programme in Economics will automatically be eligible to continue for the Master's Degree programme in Economics at Aalto University School of Business or in other Master's Degree Programmes at the Aalto University School of Business (according to transfer regulations). The Department of Economics also has a strong track record of helping students to enter some of the most prestigious graduate programmes abroad.

Career opportunities

Economics opens up opportunities to pursue a career in major national and international institutions that demand rigorous analytical reasoning and data analysis. Most economics students continue their studies at the Master’s level. Upon graduation, students move on to securing roles in major companies, government, research, finance, startups and NGOs. Graduates of the economics programme typically become analysts, consultants, advisors to policymakers or researchers in their first jobs.

Aalto University has well-established career services which help you get employed in Finland and abroad. Aalto students tend to find good positions with ease upon their graduation. There is also a very active entrepreneurship community at Aalto, which can help as a springboard for founding a company. Finally, if an academic career is of interest, Economics Master’s programme is a very good foundation for a PhD in economics.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Money and Banking
  • Urban Economics
  • Differential and Integral Calculus
  • Mathematics for Economists
  • Programming
  • Matrix Algebra

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Admission to the Bachelor's Programme in Economics is based on either grades obtained in Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB-, EB- or RP -degree or SAT test results. 
  • In addition, admission can also be based on applicants exceptional merits and grades obtained in Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB-, EB- or RP -degree, or  applicants performance in Talousguru competition, Finnish National High School Mathematics Competition or Datatähti contest.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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