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Master of Business Administration, Business Management

Master of Business Administration, Business Management

The aim of the Master’s Degree Programme in Business Management is to provide you with the competences needed in the management positions in a demanding global business environment. The core content of the degree programme in Business Management provides competences mainly for general management positions, but also leadership skills for executive management of special functions such as sales, marketing, production, development, financial or human resources management. The context of this programme is business in private sector.

The programme’s target group consists of managers or experts with several years of working experience, and who want to further enhance their knowhow in management. The programme is particularly targeted at individuals who are aiming at a management position in any kind of business or other organisation. The programme is a part-time training programme for future general executives. 

The Master's Degree Programme in Business Management is part of Turku University of Applied Sciences (Turku UAS) Master School and its School of Leadership Excellence. Turku UAS Master School brings together all Turku UAS' Masters' degree programmes in the fields of Business, Culture, Healthcare and Social Services, and Technology. It gives the students a great chance to create new networks with other experts beyond fields, both in Finland and globally.

Entry requirement to the Master's degree programme is a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience gained after a suitable higher education degree completed in Finland or abroad or a Finnish post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma. (See the detailed eligibility criteria in Studyinfo.fi.) 

The students applying with other than Bachelor of Business Administration degree can choose to graduate accordingly. For example, the students with a Bachelor of Engineering background have the option to graduate as Master of Engineering (60 ECTS credits).

Turku UAS Master School - flexible study opportunities in a multi-professional environment

At Turku UAS Master School you'll study a master's degree in a flexible way. The studies can be completed while working full-time and from anywhere in Finland. The programme is built on mixed-mode studies including lectures, seminars, e-learning, team-work and independent work. There are 2 days of contact sessions monthly.

Turku UAS Master School brings together all Master's students in the fields of Business, Culture, Healthcare and Social Services, and Technology. During the studies you can create new networks with other experts beyond fields of study. The Master's Degree Programme in Professional Sales Management is international in every respect, not only in terms of content. And as a Master School student you'll also have access to Turku UAS' broad international network of higher education institutions that enables internationalisation during the studies as well.

Competences needed as a business leader and manager

The extent of the MBA programme is 90 ECTS credits and planned duration 1,5 - 2 years. The studies consists of compulsory and elective studies as well as thesis work. 

The studies common to each leadership programme include studies in research methods and in future operating environments. The rest of the compulsory studies deepen the insight specific to business management. The core competences consist of leadership and change management, strategic thinking and management, project, innovation and network management and basics of financial management.

The studies facilitate sharing of tacit knowledge within diverse groups. The versatile student contacts acquired during the studies may be of great benefit to the student in the future.

The thesis is a central part of the studies. The thesis work starts already at the beginning of the studies and it is carried out as a working life oriented development project. The thesis will not only develop the student’s knowledge and skills in a certain study field and specific topic but also gives the possibility to enhance skills in leading teams and work groups.

You create the future: Master School graduates are reformers of the working life

After graduating you've created new knowledge and reformed the working life with your Master's thesis. Your networks have expanded both in Finland and globally. You've also developed your expertise and got the tools to advance in your career. 

As a graduate from the degree programme in Business Management you'll have the expertise to work in general management positions, but also leadership skills for executive management of special functions such as sales, marketing, production, development, financial or human resources management.

Apply in Joint Application

Joint application means that you can apply to up to six study programmes with one application form. These six options may include degree programmes from one or several different higher education institutions in Finland. The next joint application period for this degree programme is

  • joint application in autumn 1 - 15 September 2021 (studies start in January 2022)

Applications are submitted through the national online application portal studyinfo.fi (in Finnish Opintopolku). The students are selected based on school performance, SAT test or entrance examination. Selection methods are explained in more detail on the Admission Criteria page.

Apply to Path Studies (Open UAS)

You can apply to Turku UAS also through open UAS. The path studies consist of the first year of studies (30 ECTS credits) of the Master’s degree, and the studies are completed in the same group with the degree students. Studying in Open UAS is subject to a charge.

The path studies don't lead to a degree but after having successfully completed the studies, you can apply as a degree student through Open Studies separate application. After that, you can continue the studies seamlessly until graduation.

Next application period for path studies is

  • application period in autumn 25 November - 9 December 2021 (studies start in January 2022)

The link to Studyinfo.fi opens in autumn 2021.

Apply to Path Studies - Studyinfo.fi

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