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|Restrictions:||USD applicants only|
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|Disciplines offered:||Accounting (ACCT), Business Administration (BUSN), College of Arts and Sciences, Computer Science (COMP), Decision Science (DSCI), Economics (ECON), Ethics and the Law (ETLW), Finance (FINA), Information Technology Management (ITMG), Management (MGMT), School of Business, Supply Chain Management (BSCM), Undergraduate||Accomodations:||Residence halls, Shared apartments off-campus|
|Class Standing:||Must have completed 60 units||Program Advisor:||Alana Franklin - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tuition Remission Eligible Program:||Yes||Program Type:||Undergraduate|
Aalto University, School of Business
Fall / Spring Semester Exchange Program
Finland is the sixth largest country in Europe, but with 5.3 million people the population density is low. There are still large areas of untouched nature and hundreds of thousands of lakes. Helsinki is the northernmost capital of the EU and together with its surrounding cities Espoo and Vantaa, a home to about 1 million people. In the capital region modern architecture and commercial districts are in harmony with parks and nature. The Finnish climate is variable with its four distinct seasons: the fall foliage with infinite colors; snow and freezing temperatures in the winter; magnificent spring when nature awakes after the darkness and cold and of course, the never-ending days turning into white nights in the summer.
Finnish peoples are quite friendly, offering assistance whenever needed, but also very independent. It is a warm culture, inviting to guests who are treated as if they were Finnish. The country is technologically advanced in many aspects and is the host of SLUSH, a conference for tech entrepreneurs, each year.
This program is an exchange program, offering many classes in English in additional to the local language. Students will take class with local Finnish students as well as students from all over the world earning their full degree or studying abroad at Aalto. This is an academically rigorous program and also requires students to adjust to a new educational model. Courses often include emphasis on group-based work, including projects, discussions, and problem sets. Creative thinking is stressed across disciplines and classes. Courses typically include only a final exam / project on which the entire course grade is based. Students studying economics, finance, and supply chain management will find many courses offered at Aalto addressing their requirements. To learn more about Aalto as an exchange student, check out the Exchange Student Handbook! Additional information via the Aalto University FACT SHEET. Visit Aalto's website HERE.
Check out the Aalto 2016 - 2017 Course List.pdf.
View the Finland: Aalto School of Business Pre-Approved Course Listing to learn how Aalto courses transfer to USD.
Many courses have been reviewed to transfer back to USD so be sure to review the pre-approved courses listing above in tandem with the courses during your anticipated term abroad. If there is a course you are interested in not listed on the pre-approved list, please contact Alana Franklin.
When selecting courses for a term abroad, please be sure to select from courses marked as BSc, the European designation for bachelor's level courses. Aalto University also uses a level indication for each course. Please only consider courses listed as Level A, Level C, or Level D.Students are advised to select five primary courses plus five alternatives.
Fall and Spring semester course offerings are typically announced the June prior to the start of the academic year. Planning ahead? Great! Review the courses offered this academic year to gauge what may be offered during your term abroad.
USD students will be billed the cost of USD tuition for their term abroad via their USD Student Account. Housing is not included in the fees assessed by USD and will be paid directly to the housing provider. Please see Program Cost above to review details of fees associated with this program.
A passport valid through 6 months past the program end date is required for all study abroad programs. Upon formal acceptance to participate in the program, students will need to apply for a Finnish visa. The study abroad advisor will review this process with all admitted students during the pre-departure orientation. The Finnish visa application is a lengthy process which requires that students be without their passports for quite some time. As such, students are highly discouraged from making any international travel plans within 90 days of the start date of their program.
The student union organizes many leisure time activities from parties to field trips and sports and culture.