Global Management of Innovation
and Technology (GMIT)

The information available at the moment was for the previous application period. 
The updated eligibility requirements plus all the other information for the next application period will be published at the end of September 2019.

Admissions Criteria and Selection

Selection process is conducted in two stages:

Final selection among the interviewed applicants is based on:

  • Total points for the preliminary selection and for the interview

If failing to present any information requested on your application form, the missing information will not be taken into account in the selection process. This applies also to presenting your previous studies in ECTS credits by courses and in total as requested as well as calculating your GPA as requested if not already indicated in your Transcript of Records.

Only the study attainments listed on the application form that are included on the Transcript of Records by the time of submitting the application form will be taken into account in the selection process.

The Admissions Committee for the programme has a right to decide whether the applicant's previous studies match with the requirements for the programme or not. There will be no preliminary statements given regarding to previous studies before or during the application period.
 

Minimum Requirements for the Programme

Previous Programme-Specific Studies

To possibly get admitted, you are required to have

  • a minimum of 24 ECTS credits of programme-specific studies in some of the following fields: Industrial Engineering and Management, Information Technology, Mathematics or Statistics that have been completed in a University or University of Applied Sciences.
    • The studies have to be completed in a University or University of Applied Sciences.
    • Final Theses and internships are not to be included.
    • Courses completed in Finland and credited in the former credit system (opintoviikko), must be converted to ECTS credits by using the factor 1.8 for university level studies and 1.5 for UAS level studies.
    • Courses completed more than 15 years ago will not be considered unless, they are included in the degree.
       

SELECTION PROCESS
 

Preliminary Selection (max. 20 points)

Language Skills in English (max. 2 points)

  • 2 points: When the applicant has
    • Taken one of the following language tests while the overall score being at least:
      • TOEFL Academic 95 iBT/550 PBT
      • IELTS Academic 6.5
      • PTE Academic 62
      • C1 Advanced by Cambridge English Qualifications C
      • C2 Proficiency by Cambridge English Qualifications C

        or
    • Completed a previous university degree in English in an EU/EEA country or in Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United States of America
      • NOTE: The degree has to be fully completed in English and on-site in one of the listed countries.
  • 0 points: Applicant providing test results that are lower than the ones mentioned above or,
    not having completed a previous degree in English in the countries listed above
     

Previous Studies (max. 11 points)

  • Major for the degree providing you with the eligibility to apply
  • GPA for the degree providing you with the eligibility to apply
  • Studies in Mathematics
  • Studies in Physics
    • The studies have to be completed in a University or University of Applied Sciences.
    • Final Theses and internships are not to be included.
    • Courses completed in Finland and credited in the former credit system (opintoviikko), must be converted to ECTS credits by using the factor 1.8 for university level studies and 1.5 for UAS level studies.
    • Courses completed more than 15 years ago will not be considered unless, they are included in the degree.

You are responsible for converting, calculating and presenting the required and completed studies in ECTS credits on your application form listed by disciplines and courses according to the following:

You must indicate your GPA for your previous degree on your application form with two decimals or, calculate it if not indicated in the Degree Certificate or Transcript of Records. The GPA is an arithmetic average of all individual study attainments included in the degree graded with numbers, including the Final Thesis. If your previous degree was not evaluated on a 5-point scale, your GPA will be adapted to a 5-point grading scale by the Admission Committee for the programme.

NOTE: You must provide a link on your application form to verify the grading scale. If not able to do that and the grading scale not being explained in either the Degree Certificate or Transcript of Records, an additional, officially certified document issued by the degree-awarding university is required.

The Admissions Committee for the programme is responsible for either accepting or not accepting the previous studies as programme-specific studies required. Statements regarding to previous studies and whether they will be accepted or not are not given before or during the application period.
 

Letter of Motivation, Letter of Recommendation and
Overall Impression for the Application (max. 7 points)

Your motivation will be assessed by a Letter of Motivation (max. one page A4/Letter).

When writing your Letter of Motivation, please explain and convince the Admission Committee why you particularly wish to enter this programme. Please also indicate how you have carefully thought through your career options; that your strong points are related to the programme (please give examples) and how completing the programme would support your career plans in the future.

Please also enclose a Letter of Recommendation to your application.
 

Interview (max. 20 points)

In the second stage of the admissions process, a certain number of applicants are invited to an interview in the order of the highest total points achieved in the preliminary selection.

Communication skills, motivation and background knowledge in the field of study for the GMIT Programme as well as the overall impression for the applicant are being evaluated in the interview.

The interviews will take place on March 4-5, 2019.

 

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