Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration
The next Regular Admission for studies starting in Fall 2021 will start in the beginning of December, while the updated eligibility requirements being released in the beginning of October.
Admissions Criteria and Selection
Selection process is carried out in two stages:
Final selection among the interviewed applicants is based on:
- Points scored for the interview only
Minimum Requirements for the Programme
Previous Programme-Specific Studies
To possibly get admitted, you must have completed
- a minimum of 24 ECTS credits of studies in Supply Management, Management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Marketing or International Business
- The studies must 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:
- 1 ECTS credit = a workload of 27 hours (lectures, assignments etc.)
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.
NOTE: Carefully answering all the questions on your Online Application Form is a must as missing information will lead into not scoring points for that question.
1) Academic Success (max. 5 points)
The GPA for the degree providing you with the eligibility is given points as follows:
- 3 points = 3.00 - 3.49
- 5 points = 3.50 - 5.00
You must indicate your GPA for the degree giving you the eligibility to apply on your application form with two decimals or, calculate it if not indicated in the Degree Certificate or Transcript of Records.
The GPA used in the LUT selection process is an arithmetic average of all individual study attainments included in the degree and graded with numbers, including the Final Thesis and excluding the grades for any fails. 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.
2) Motivation (max. 7 points)
Your motivation will be assessed based on a Letter of Motivation (max. 500 words).
In your Letter of Motivation, you need to carefully explain your reasons for applying to this programme. You must also present how you are able to optimize your strong points by choosing this specific programme (please give examples) and, how the studies in this particular programme would support your career plans in the future.
Letter of Motivation is given points as follows:
- 0-1 points = poor
- 2-3 points = fair
- 4-5 points = good
- 6-7 points = excellent
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 scored in the preliminary selection.
Your motivation, applicability for the programme and communication skills will be evaluated in the interview.
If not having been invited to an interview, you cannot get admitted either.