Helsinki School of Business, also known as HELBUS, is a private university located in Helsinki. With only five years of operations behind it, HELBUS is a fairly new establishment. However, due to their young age, the university has a modern approach and best up-to-date education.

In 2016, HELBUS partnered with University of Northampton which is a well-known university in the UK with roots dating to the 13th century. After completing your studies at HELBUS, you will earn a degree from University of Northampton. The UK university takes pride in having achieved a 95 % employability rate of its graduates for the last five years.

 

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Moreover, the school invites lecturers from other universities and countries to deliver modules for HELBUS students. The class sizes in HELBUS are kept small, so the professors can provide more personalized teaching. This enables them to instruct and guide each student according their needs.

 

Address

Strömberginkuja 3
00380 Helsinki
Finland

 

Website

Helsinki School of Business

Helsinki School of Business offers three business programs to their students: bachelor’s degree program, TOP-UP program, and MBA program.

Semester dates and application period

 

January 2020 intake September 2019 intake
Semester dates January – June, September – December September – December, January – June
Application period Bachelor’s: until November 30, 2019 Bachelor’s: until June 30, 2019
TOP-UP: until October 1, 2019 no intake
MBA: until October 1, 2019 MBA: until June 30, 2019
Degree programs  

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business and Management (full program)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business and Management (TOP-UP)
  • Master of Business Administration
 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business and Management (full program)
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor's degree program
  • TOP-UP program

    If you have two years of business studies behind you at your home university, you could be eligible to apply for HELBUS’ third year TOP-UP program.

    You would study the final year of your business studies at HELBUS and earn a bachelor’s degree in Business and Management from the University of Northampton.

    Degree: Bachelor of Arts
    Credits: 60 ECTS
    Duration: 8 months
    Mode of study: full-time
    Studies begin: January
    Language of instruction: English

    Read more about the structure of the third year.

  • Master's degree program
  • Credits

    Bachelor’s degree

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management (BA Hons)
      • The first 2 years = 120 ECTS (240 UK credits)
      • Final year = 60 ECTS (120 UK credits)

    Master’s degree

    • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      • 3 terms (12 months) = 90 ECTS

Tuition fees

Bachelor’s degrees

At Helsinki Business School, the same tuition fees apply to both EU and non-EU citizens.

Non-EU applicants are required to pay the full amount for two academic terms in advance, which amounts to 9410 €.

Fees
  • The tuition fee in the full-time program is 4705 € per term.
  • The total tuition fee for the bachelor’s degree studies will amount to 28 230 € (six terms).

Master’s degrees

Non-EU students are required to pay 15 000 € for the whole study program. The amount must be paid in full before receiving the official acceptance letter.

Note: The payment schedule differs from EU-citizens due to the residence permit requirements of the Finnish Immigration Service.

Apply for degree programs

The application process is fast and simple. The students are accepted on a first come, first served basis which means that if you meet the admission requirements, you can get your acceptance already in a month.

  • Who can apply

    Bachelor’s degree program

    If you are a citizen of a non-EU/EEA country, who does not have a residence permit in Finland, you can apply to a full-time program only if you fulfill the requirements for student residence permit of Finnish Immigration Service Migri. Thus, you should have one of the following justifications for Migri:

    • completed other degree at university level after high school, for example in a different field, and aim to complement your existing qualifications with business and management studies need further training relating to work done in your country of departure
    • have Finnish ancestry

    This restriction has to do with the Law of Foreigners and Finnish Immigration Service policy on student residence permits.

    However, if you do fulfill any of the above conditions and qualify for a residence permit, you are welcome to apply throughout the year if you meet the admission requirements below. If you do not qualify for residence permit, we are unfortunately unable to consider your application for the full-time program.

    TOP-UP program

    In order to be eligible for the third year TOP-UP program, you need to have completed two years of bachelor’s level studies in business at a university.

     

    Master’s degree program

    You are eligible to apply to the MBA program, if you have graduated (or are about to graduate) with a bachelor’s degree in business and management. Degree holders of other disciplines may apply, if they can demonstrate a passion and interest in business and management in their motivation letter and CV. As this MBA is designated as “pre-experience”, executive-level job experience is not mandatory.

  • Admission requirements for bachelor's degree

    Make you sure you have all the following documents ready when you fill out the application form.

    Educational background

    Applicants who have completed a qualification outside Finland must submit the following documents to Edunation:

    For bachelor’s degree:

    • Copy of secondary school certificate
    • Copy of bachelor’s degree certificate from any field

    For TOP-UP program:

    • Copy of secondary school certificate
    • Transcript of records from a university showing 2 years of business studies

    Proof of nationality

    • Copy of passport ID page

    Language requirements

    A proof of English proficiency is required for all degrees at HELBUS. You will need to take at least one of these tests of English:

    • IELTS: 6.0 with no section below 5.5
    • TOEFL iBT: 72 with no section below 16
    • PTE academic: 54
    • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): C
    • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): C
    • Cambridge CPE and CAE (test taken after Jan 2015): 169

    The language certificate must be valid during the application period. The Pearson test of English, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are valid for two years. There are no limitations on the period of validity of the other certificates. A TOEFL test score will only be accepted if it has been directly submitted from the TOEFL Educational Testing Service (ETS). Edunation’s TOEFL code is C046.

    A language test is not required if you are a citizen of US, UK, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

    Others documents

    • Personal statement. The statement must clearly justify why you would be a suitable candidate for your chosen program, and what motivated you to apply. For example, the goals that you would like to achieve in five years, or the skills that would help you to succeed in the program.  Max 4000 characters.
    • Academic reference letter. A professional reference letter is also recommended.

    Note: All documents need to be translated in English, if the original document is not in English. The translations need to be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.

  • Admission requirements for master's degree

    Make you sure you have all the following documents ready when you fill out the application form.

    Educational background

    Applicants who have completed a qualification outside Finland must submit the following documents to Edunation:

    • Copy of secondary school certificate
    • Copy of bachelor’s degree certificate in business and management or in another discipline with strong and demonstrated interest in business and/or entrepreneurship
    • Transcript of records of bachelor’s degree

    Proof of nationality

    • Copy of passport ID page

    Language requirements

    A proof of English proficiency is required for all degrees at HELBUS. You will need to take at least one of these tests of English:

    • IELTS: 6.5, with no section below 6.0
    • TOEFL iBT: 90
    • PTE academic: 61
    • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): C
    • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): C
    • Cambridge CPE and CAE (test taken after Jan 2015): 176

    The language certificate must be valid during the application period. The Pearson test of English, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are valid for two years. There are no limitations on the period of validity of the other certificates. A TOEFL test score will only be accepted if it has been directly submitted from the TOEFL Educational Testing Service (ETS). Edunation’s TOEFL code is C046.

    A language test is not required if you are a citizen of US, UK, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

    Others documents

    • Personal statement. The statement must clearly justify why you would be a suitable candidate for your chosen program, and what motivated you to apply. The statement will also represent your written English skills, so do ensure that there are no errors, your grammar is correct and structure well  thought out. Max 4000 characters.
    • Academic reference letter. A professional reference letter is also recommended.
    • CV (if your bachelor’s degree is not from the field of business)
    • Note that HELBUS may also evaluate you based on your academic performance during bachelor’s studies.

    Note: All documents need to be translated in English, if the original document  is not in English. The translations need to be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.

  • Application instructions

    Read all the information below and follow the steps carefully.

    • Choose a degree program you would like to apply for at Helsinki School of Business
    • Fill out the online application form found on Edunation’s website
    • Attach the required documents
    • If you meet the requirements, you can be invited to an online interview
    • If the interview was satisfactory, you will be notified by email
    • Confirm your study place
    • Pay the first year’s tuition fee  to receive your acceptance letter from the university
    • Apply for a residence permit

    You will be notified by email if you do not get accepted.

Quick facts

Semester starts:
January & September

Application period:
Bachelor’s: until June 30, 2019
TOP-UP: until October 1, 2019
MBA: until June 30, 2019

Apply

Tuition fee:
Bachelor: 9410 € / year
Master: 15 000 € / full prog.

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