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 Economics programme from 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.
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.
- Money and Banking
- Urban Economics
- Differential and Integral Calculus
- Mathematics for Economists
- Matrix Algebra
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
All applicants must fulfill the general eligibility requirements for higher education. You are eligible to apply if you have completed or will complete during spring one of the following degrees:
- Finnish matriculation examination
- International Baccalaureate degree (IB)
- European Baccalaureate degree (EB)
- Deutsches Internationales Abitur degree (DIA) or Reifeprüfung degree (RP) in Finland
- A degree or qualification completed outside Finland that in the awarding country gives eligibility for university studies
- A Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification, further vocational qualification or specialist vocational qualification as set in the Vocational Education Act
- Advanced International Certificate of Education -degree (AICE)
International12000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
- If you are a citizen of the member states of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you do not have to pay tuition fee.
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