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Master of Business Administration, Business Management

Master of Business Administration, Business Management

The aim of this Master’s Degree Programme in Business Management (90 ECTS) is to further develop the competences needed in the demanding global business environment. The programme provides in-depth coverage of strategic planning and management of business concepts and operations as well as valuable organizational capabilities. The programme is particularly targeted at individuals who are aiming at a management position in any kind of an organization.

The degree programme in Business Management is international in every respect, not only in terms of content. Visiting teachers and experts from our partner universities are regularly invited to join our faculty and bring the latest developments into discussion. The studies facilitate sharing of tacit knowledge within diverse groups, while also providing excellent opportunities for the development of unique thinking and expertise.

Entry requirement to the programme is a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience gained after a higher education degree. (See the detailed eligibility criteria in

The planned duration of the studies is 2 years and the studies are designed to accommodate professionals working full-time. The programme is built on mixed-mode studies including lectures and seminars, e-learning and independent work. There are 2 days of contact sessions monthly.

Study contents and thesis

The studies in the Master’s Degree Programme in Business Management provide the student with skills and competences in the fields of management of networks, business relationships and international projects. The programme includes advanced studies in research and development methods as well as in strategies, management and leadership. Optional studies can be taken from the offerings of other master’s degree programmes.

A central part of MBA studies is the master’s thesis, in which you will not only develop the knowledge and skills in a certain study field and specific topic, but you will also have the possibility to enhance the skills of leading teams and work groups. The programme is working life as well as research and development oriented and thus the studies can usually be connected with the students’ current employers’ objectives.

During the master’s thesis process, you will familiarize yourself with the relevant theoretical knowledge and improve the skills to apply theoretical knowledge into practice in the case company studied. Through the thesis process, you will acquire a deep understanding on the topic under research. One of the important goals of the master’s thesis is also to train the students to manage organizational development processes and changes.

How to Apply?

Next application period is on 5 - 19 September 2018 (according to current knowledge, changes are possible).

Applications are submitted through the online joint application system at Read more about joint application.

More information at Studyinfo

Studyinfo is the Finnish national portal for applying online. At Studyinfo you'll find

  • student selection criteria
  • eligibility criteria
  • more information about the degree programme
  • the application form

Go to Studyinfo

Pre-assignment (autumn 2017)

Students are selected on the basis of the pre-assignment (max 100 points). The grade awarded for a Bachelor’s thesis will be taken into account as part of the advance assignment.

The pre-assignment is published on this page week before the start of the application period. The pre-assignment is returned electronically via e-mail to the following address: The deadline for submitting the pre-assignment is on the 27th of September at 3 pm Finnish time.

Download the pre-assignment here: Pre-assignment 2017, MBA, Business Management (pdf)

Download the template here: Pre-assignment template (doc)