Admission criteria for Strategic Finance and Analytics
The next Regular Admission for studies starting in September 2023 will start in the beginning of December 2022 while the new eligibility requirements being released by the end of September.
Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration
Completed in a University Kauppatieteiden kandidaatti
Having completed a Master of Science Degree in Economics and/or Business Administration or equivalent at the time of applying or, completing it before starting the LUT Master's studies makes you ineligible to apply.
Bachelor of Business Administration
Completed in a University of Applied Sciences Tradenomi (AMK)
Master of Business Administration
Completed in a University of Applied Sciences Tradenomi (YAMK)
Previous degree completed: Tradenomi (AMK) You must apply with the degree Tradenomi (AMK)
Previous degree completed: Bachelor's Degree (AMK) in a field other than Business Administration You must apply with the previous Bachelor's Degree (AMK) > Copy for the Degree Certificate for Tradenomi (YAMK) to be included in the application documents for getting exempted from taking a GMAT Exam or GRE General Test.
Bachelor's Degree in a field other than Business Administration
GRE General Test: Verbal Reasoning 152 + Quantative Reasoning 152 + Analytical Writing 3.0
Passport or ID card with nationality
Upload a scan for your passport or ID card.
Finnish Residence Permit Card
Upload a copy of your Finnish Residence Permit card if having one.
Indicate the estimated date of graduation on your Application Form
No official statement for the date required from the home university
Upload your latest Transcript of Records to your Online Application Form
plus the official translation (when required)
The Transcript of Records must include the name of the degree to be awarded.
If not included, an additional statement issued by the awarding university about the name of the degree must be uploaded to your Online Application Form.
If admitted, you must be able to
Graduate by 31 August 2022
Provide us with the following documents by 31 August 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3)
Scan for your original Degree Certificate
Scan for your original Transcript of Records
Provide us with the following documents by 6 September 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3)
Scans for the official translations in English for both the documents (when applicable)
Official translations required, if the original documents are not issued in English, Finnish or Swedish.
The documents must be provided according to the given instructions despite of the country the degree was awarded in.
If not being able to meet with both the requirements by the given deadlines, your right to study in the programme will automatically be cancelled and you will lose your place without a possibility to claim it back.
Before the academic evaluation begins, the admission committee checks the programme-specific requirements and the applicants meeting the requirements will move forward to academic evaluation, which is done in two subsequent stages.
Stage 1: Educational background
The applicant's educational background will be evaluated based on the required information given on the application form and the required application documents.
Stage 2: Interview
A limited number of applicants are invited to an interview and the final selection will be completed among the interviewed applicants based on
Points for the interview only (stage 2)
Previous Relevant Studies, max. 7 points
Studies in Finance, Accounting or Economics applicable to the programme:
40-69 ECTS credits = 3 points
70- ECTS credits = 5 points
Studies in Research Methods* that are applicable to the programme:
24- ECTS credits = 2 points
*Analytics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Information Processing or Information Technology
Important: You are responsible for converting, calculating and writing the correct and completed studies in ECTS credits on your application form listed by disciplines according to the following:
1 ECTS credit = a workload of 27 hours (lectures, assignments etc.)
NOTE: You must list your courses in English on your application form - also whenever they have been completed in Finnish - plus, upload an official Transcript of Records in English for your studies.
The name of course and corresponding ECTS credits must be listed in the relevant box on the application form. The total ECTS credits must also be reported at the end of the course list. The same course cannot be listed in two or more fields. The names of each course you list in English on the application form must be identical with the names of the courses on the Transcript of Records in English.
GPA for the degree providing you with the eligibility to apply:
3.25 - 3.74 = 3 points
3.75 - 5.00 = 5 points
The GPA considered in the LUT selection process is an arithmetic average of all individual study records included in the degree and graded with numbers, including the Final Thesis and excluding the grades for all the fails. The considered GPA includes two decimals.
Your GPA will be converted on a scale of 1.00 - 5.00 during the evaluation process when the original scale having been a different one.
A limited number of applicants from all three Admission Groups are invited to an interview in the order of the highest total points scpred in stage 1.
The following elements are evaluated in the interview: