Read more about circumstances that qualify you for a discount from your membership fee. Please note that the discount only applies to the share of the Finnish Business School Graduates. The shares of local associations, the KOKO fund or member newsletters are not affected.  

Please note the following 

  • Persons in part-time employment or on part-time pension are considered to be employed.  
  • Discounts are calculated on a monthly basis. 
  • If requested, written proof must be provided of the discount criterion that has been met.  
  • The discount criterion must be met for at least three consecutive months, which is also the minimum duration of the discount.  
  • You can only use one discount at a time.  

Membership discount categories 

Family leave -50% (earnings-related period)  

Discount during the maternity/parental allowance period. The discount is only granted for the period for which you do not receive a salary from your employer. Enter the first day of your parental allowance period as the start date of the discount. If your family leave has already begun, you can apply for the discount retroactively. In this case, the start date of the discount cannot be earlier than the first day of the current year. Enter the end date of the parental allowance period as the end date. If the parental leave continues, you can apply for an extension for the discount.   

Family leave -100% (home care allowance)  

Discount with home care allowance. Enter the first day of your home care allowance period as the start date of the discount. If you are already a recipient of home care allowance, you can apply for the discount retroactively. In this case, the start date of the discount cannot be earlier than the first day of the current year. Enter the end date of the home care allowance as the end date. The date cannot be earlier than the last day of the following year. If the home care allowance continues, you can apply for an extension for the discount.

Unpaid job alternation leave / leave of absence -50%    

Enter the first day of your leave as the start date of the discount. If your leave has already begun, you can apply for the discount retroactively. In this case, the start date of the discount cannot be earlier than the first day of the current year. Enter the end date of the leave as the end date. The date cannot be earlier than the last day of the following year. If the leave continues, you can apply for an extension for the discount.   

Unemployed -50% (earnings-related period)  

Earnings-related allowance period. Enter the first day of receiving the earnings-related allowance as the start date of the discount. If your the allowance period has already begun, you can apply for the discount retroactively. In this case, the start date of the discount cannot be earlier than the first day of the current year. The end date cannot be earlier than the last day of the following year. If your unemployment is prolonged, you can apply for an extension for the discount. If you gain employment, you must notify the member service immediately.  

Unemployed -100% (other than earnings-related period)  

Basic unemployment allowance or labour market subsidy. Enter the first day of the basic unemployment allowance or labour market subsidy period as the start date of the discount. If you are already a recipient of basic unemployment allowance or labour market subsidy, you can apply for the discount retroactively. In this case, the start date of the discount cannot be earlier than the first day of the current year. The end date cannot be earlier than the last day of the following year. If your unemployment is prolonged, you can apply for an extension for the discount. If you gain employment, you must notify the member service immediately.  

Pensioner -50%  

Enter the first day of your pension as the start date of the discount. If your pension has already begun, you can apply for the discount retroactively. In this case, the start date of the discount cannot be earlier than the first day of the current year. The discount will remain in effect until further notice.  

Recent graduate -50% (0–24 months from graduation)   

Enter your graduation day as the start date of the discount. The discount will remain in effect 24 months from the date of graduation.  

Conscript -50%  

Enter the first day of your military service as the start date of the discount. If your military service has already begun, you can apply for the discount retroactively. In this case, the start date of the discount cannot be earlier than the first day of the current year. Enter the last day of your military service as the end date.   

OAJ parallel membership -50%  

Enter the first day of your OAJ membership as the start date of the discount. If your OAJ membership has already begun, you can apply for the discount retroactively. In this case, the start date of the discount cannot be earlier than the first day of the current year. The discount will remain in effect until further notice. If your membership ends, you must notify the member service immediately.  

Discount for expatriate members (to be discontinued) 

This discount category will be discontinued after 2020 due to a restructuring of the membership fee. Until 2020, members of the Expatriaattiekonomit association for expatriate members have received a 30% discount, because they have not received the magazine subscription included in the member benefits. As of 2021, expatriate memberships will not include a fee for the magazine subscription, which is why the discount will no longer be provided.  

Discount for a business school graduate spouse (to be discontinued) 

This discount category will be discontinued after 2020 due to a restructuring of the membership fee. Previously, it has been possible for one of two business school graduates living in the same household to exchange the magazine subscription included in the membership for a 30% discount from the membership fee. As of 2021, every member can decide for themselves whether they wish to include a magazine subscription, which is subject to a separate charge, in their membership.  

Pensioner’s discount -70% (to be discontinued) 

This discount category will be discontinued after 2020 due to a restructuring of the membership fee. Previously, pensioner members who have declined the magazine subscription automatically included in the membership have been eligible for a 70% discount. As of 2021, the magazine subscription included in the membership will be subject to a separate charge. This means that the pensioner discount of -70% will change to a discount of -50%, and the magazine will no longer be included.