Master of Business Administration, Leadership and Service Design
The Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership and Service Design answers the constantly growing competence requirements and needs in design, businesses and working life. The profile of the programme is on the combination of design thinking, business and society and the focus is on the area of service design.
To learn to design, develop and implement the tasks by sharing information and communication in collaboration with the customers and stakeholders belong to the main objectives of this programme. The different professional and cultural backgrounds of the students will enable a dynamic and interactive learning environment.
To be eligible applicant must have a higher education degree completed in Finland or abroad. Applicant must have a minimum of three years of relevant work experience after completing the degree. More detailed eligibility criteria will be found at Studyinfo.
Study contents, projects and Master's thesis
The studies consist of advanced studies (55 ECTS), elective studies (5 ECTS) and Master's thesis (30 ECTS). The Master’s thesis is a demanding development project or research work combining theory, praxis and creation of new knowledge. The thesis subject and aim are based on requirements and needs of working life.
The duration of the degree programme is approximately 2 years (90 ECTS) and the studies can be completed while working.
Current service design projects and thesis subjects
Designing new services for different companies and communities:
- Baking courses for a cafeteria
- New live game experience
- A bus shelter with new service functions
- An event producer’s services
- A contest for food enthusiasts
Development and improvement of services of different companies and communities:
- A marathon event
- Different sport facilities’ services
- A professional photographer’s services
- A cafeteria’s services
- Internal communication process of an advertising agency
- Development of the services of a gym chain
- Development of a city magazine
- Development of an event provider’s business model and service packages
Students' thoughts and expressions of the studies
“We have a great group! I enjoy hearing about different industries and cultures as well as individual experiences from work etc.”
“The atmosphere is great and inspiring!”
“All the lectures has been interesting and I’ve really enjoyed the new ideas those have given to me. Although lots of tasks have been given. I’ve felt them really necessary for the orientation for the studies. The best things are other people, changing ideas, having new points of view and studying cooperative way. Discussions have been really fruitful. I’ve found really good connections and already started to create new projects with them. Thank you!”
“An education that inspires to deliver and gives you hands on knowledge. After study days I am inspired to do more with my education and work. I don’t feel tired, I am energetic and full of new ideas. I looked for something to trigger me to develop myself and my strong hunger for knowledge and self-development. This education gives it to me. I have never felt this motivated to make a change in my life and I believe that this has opened the door for me. I am thrilled with excitement.”
How to Apply?
More information at Studyinfo
At Studyinfo you'll find
- student selection criteria
- eligibility criteria
- more information about the degree programme
- the application form
Pre-task and Entrance ExaminationRead more
All applicants must fill in an electronic application form at Studyinfo by the end of the application period no later than 5 April 2017 3 pm and submit a pre-task (motivation letter, CV and a professional portfolio in electronic form) no later than 13 April 2017 at 3 pm Finnish time. Pre-tasks submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Applicants who have not submitted a pre-task will not be invited to the entrance examination. The pre-task must be approved in order for the applicant to be invited to the entrance examination. The pre-task will be evaluated on a pass or fail basis.
- Personal data and contact information
- Why are you applying to this education? Motivate as well and as thoroughly as possible.
- What are your expectations of the education?
- Work experience, other competences and interests that you think is important and that supports your application.
Extent 1-2 pages, in electronic form as a pdf-file
In electronic form as a pdf-file
Portfolio or extended CV
In electronic form (as a pdf-file, home page etc.)
Submit your pre-task by 3 pm on 13 April 2017 to e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
All eligible applicants with approved pre-tasks will be invited to the entrance examination. The entrance examination will be held only in Finland on 2 June 2017.