What will I learn?

The Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research educates experts who have a broad knowledge of mathematical methods and strong problem solving skills to tackle challenging problems in science, industry, and society.

Study objectives

The objective of the Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research is to educate experts who have a broad knowledge of mathematical methods and strong problem solving skills to be able to successfully tackle challenging problems in science, industry, and society.

During the programme, along with learning to think mathematically, the students learn to build mathematical models and to analyze them by developing and deploying state-of-the-art methods and algorithms. Through their choice of major, the students can focus on mathematical theory, computational methods, statistics, or modelling and problem solving skills that are needed in practice.

Career opportunities

Graduates from the Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research have an excellent background for pursuing an academic career in mathematics, operations research, and statistics; and also in several other fields requiring a solid mathematical background such as computational science, machine learning, and quantitative finance. The Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research also has a strong reputation in educating top-level experts with strong analytical skills to work in various specialist and management positions in the industry and the public sector.

Typical job titles of our former graduates include actuary, analyst, assistant professor, associate professor, business intelligence consultant, consultant, data analyst, data scientist, doctoral student, financial analyst, lecturer, management consultant, mathematician, mechanical engineer, operational risk manager, planning engineer, portfolio analyst, portfolio manager, professor, quantitative analyst, research scientist, resource planner, risk manager, risk specialist, senior advisor, senior lecturer, software developer, statistician, university teacher.

Which department am I in?

School of Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
€15,000.00 (12,96,456) per year
Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

Aalto University

Otaniemi Campus,

Otakaari 24,

ESPOO,

Uusimaa,

02150, Finland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should hold a Bachelor's degree equivalent of 180 ECTS credits or more to be eligible to apply. The degree must be of at least three years of full-time studies. The degree from a foreign university must in the awarding country give eligibility for corresponding Master’s level studies. An applicable degree may also be an internationally accredited university level MBA program. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic IELTS only) Overall Band Score 6.5 and Writing Band Score 5.5; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) Total Score 59 and Writing Score 50; TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test) Total Score 92 and Writing Score 22 or PBT (Paper-based Test) Total Score 580 and Writing Score 4.0 or PDT (Paper-delivered Test) Reading 22, Listening 22 and Writing 24; CAE/CPE (CAE = Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, CPE = Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English) - Grades A, B, C.

For international students

Applicants are expected to have a relevant Bachelor’s degree that contains enough studies in mathematics, operations research or statistics and thus provides a sufficiently strong foundation for studies in the programme.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic IELTS only) - Overall Band Score: 6.5; Writing Band Score: 5.5
  • TOEFL - Total score: 92 (IBT), 580 (PBT); Writing score: 22 (IBT), 4.0 (PBT); PDT reading section 22, listening section 22 and writing section 24
  • CAE/CPE (CAE = Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, CPE = Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English) - Grades accepted: A, B, C
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic only) - Total score: 59; Writing score: 50

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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