Master of Business Administration, International Business Development, 90 op
The Degree in International Business Development is intended for students who wish to develop their professional knowledge, leadership skills, strategic management, innovation and process management in an international business context.
Applicants need at least three years of work experience in a related field (working full time) and should have a desire to develop their professional skills in international business. Both Finnish and international students are strongly encouraged to apply. Also applicants who are currently in a stage of career transition can invest in their future skill-set to re-enter the employment sector.
Through the core competence courses offered in the programme (30 ECTS) you will be able to analyse opportunities to creatively develop innovative international business solutions. The main topics of the core courses are future and strategic management, customer management and digitalization, cross-cultural management, innovation management processes and lean management.
Personalized Learning Path
In addition to the core courses, you will plan a personalized learning path through complementary competence studies (30 ECTS) in order to shape and customize your learning to better fit with the set learning objectives. At the beginning of your studies you will complete a personalized learning plan consisting of 60 ECTS of master’s level studies and 30 ECTS of final thesis work.
The duration of the programme is 1.5 years. Contact days for core studies are usually limited to 3 to 4 days per month during the first year of study. The contact days for complementary competence studies depend on the courses you choose to study. Students can also choose elective master’s level courses also from other universities.
There is plenty of challenging independent work and on-line studies in order to accommodate busy students’ professional and personal lives. The studies are rigorous and intensive but manageable.
The degree qualifies you to continue in Doctoral Studies, both domestically and abroad.
Students in the programme can immediately apply their learning in their workplace. Many of the graduates are able to capitalize on new opportunities either within their current organization or in new professional careers.
Gaining innovative skills and capabilities for developing international business helps our graduates expand their professional possibilities to bridge business beyond the local market challenges. These studies provide an excellent possibility to improve your spoken and written English skills in order to work in an international role by practicing and working in a multicultural environment.
The quality of our qualified to continue in Doctoral Studies, both domestically and abroad.