The programme in Strategic Finance and Business Analytics aims to assist students in enhancing their managerial effectiveness within the field of finance and strategic management. The programme also aims to achieve its goals of producing qualified professionals by providing a very thorough grounding in the principles and practice of finance, including corporate finance, strategic management, accounting, econometrics, and international finance.
The primary objectives of the programme are:
Specialization StudiesYear 1
Business AnalyticsYear 1
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
You are eligible to apply to the Master's Programme in Strategic Finance and Business Analytics (MSF) with one the following degrees:
* Studies in the following areas are referred to as studies in business administration: Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Management and Organisations, Business Law, Economics, Supply Management, Logistics and Knowledge Management. Studies in Methodology are also acceptable.
It is your responsibility to list your former business studies according to discipline on your application.
NOTE: Please find the detailed information on the required previous studies at Admissions Criteria and Selection.
NOTE: You are NOT eligible to apply with a degree of Master in Science in Economics and Business Administration.
In case you are still studying or waiting to graduate, you are eligible to apply, but you must have completed your degree and mailed an officially certified copy of your Degree Certificate and Transcript of Records together with the official translations (if applicable), to Lappeenranta University of Technology / LUT Admissions Services by July 16, 2014.
You are required to present a language test certificate as proof of your English language skills. One of the following English language tests with the respective minimum scores is required:
A language test certificate is not required from you if you have:
Your language test result has to be valid throughout the whole application period - meaning, that in case of your language test result should expire even for only one day before the application deadline, you will need to have a new language test certificate.
TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic language test certificates are valid for two years from the date of taking the test. CAE and CPE language tests must have been completed in 2005 or later, and their results are valid indefinitely.
LUT scholarships are academic excellence awards, targeting top students from all counties outside EU/EEA.
The student is able to apply for a scholarship while applying to the Master's Programme.
The scholarships are offered based on academic excellence. The candidates for scholarship receivers are selected by the academic units of LUT.
The scholarships offer you the possibility of being financially supported during your period of study at LUT. The aim of the LUT general scholarship programme is to help you with your tuition fee or to get financial support for your living expenses in adequately completing your studies at LUT. The student applies for a scholarship when applying to the Master's programme.
In the 2017 intake, all Master's programmes will offer extensive number of tuition fee scholarships and limited number of full scholarships.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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