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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 equip you with the necessary competences required for managerial positions in a challenging global business environment. The programme's core curriculum focuses primarily on providing competences for general management roles, while also emphasizing leadership skills for executive positions in specialized functions such as sales, marketing, production, development, finance, or human resources management.

The Master's Degree Programme in Business Management is specifically designed for experienced professionals and experts who seek to enrich their management expertise. The programme is particularly tailored for individuals who aspire to assume leadership positions within their respective fields. It caters to those with practical experience who desire to further enhance their managerial knowledge and skills.

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.) 

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.

You can apply to become a full-time student, with a study period of one and a half years. If you also wish to apply for a residence permit for the studies in Finland, you should choose the full-time program. Alternatively, you can apply to become a part-time student, with a study period of two years. This program is ideal for those who wish to work while studying. Please ensure you select the appropriate option when applying.

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. 

Each leadership programme within the studies includes common courses in research methods and future operating environments. The remaining compulsory courses delve deeper into the specific aspects of business management. Students can further expand their competencies by selecting elective courses from other programs or universities. The core competencies encompass leadership and change management, strategic thinking and management, project, innovation and network management, as well as financial management. The studies foster the sharing of tacit knowledge within diverse groups, and the connections formed with fellow students can be highly beneficial in the future.

A significant component of the studies is the Master's thesis. The thesis work begins early in the programme and is conducted as a project-oriented development endeavour aligned with real-life work scenarios. The thesis not only enhances students' knowledge and skills in a specific field of study but also provides an opportunity to develop leadership abilities in leading teams and workgroups.

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 as well as 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 2024: from 28 August to 11 September at 15.00 (Finnish time) (studies start in spring 2025)

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

Apply to Path Studies (Open UAS)

In path studies, you complete the first-year studies of a Master’s degree in a group of degree students in an academic year. The extent of UAS path studies is about 30 ECTS credits. Open Studies are subject to a charge.

A degree cannot be completed in path studies. After the path studies, based on the success in studies and the number of completed credits, you can apply as a degree student in the Open Studies path application and continue your studies seamlessly until graduation.

Next application period for path studies is

  • N/A

Link to Studyinfo will open before the application period starts.

Apply to Path Studies - Studyinfo.fi

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