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A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Business studies is an academic program that is designed for students wanting to learn more about how businesses are run. Courses may include more general topics or more specific ones to help prepare students for a particular career.

Higher level scholars in Finland easily access higher education courses at practically oriented polytechnics or universities. The Finnish culture is easy to learn since the government has set a ministry which is responsible for enhancing cultural, youth policies, sports and international cooperation.

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Nordic Master Programme in Innovative Governance and Public Management (Master of Administrative Sciences)

University of Tampere
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Tampere

NORDIG educates international experts who profoundly understand the dynamics of public-private collaboration and knowledge intensive professional work in the context of global trends and Nordic welfare societies. [+]

Best Masters in Business Studies in Finland 2017. NORDIG educates international experts who profoundly understand the dynamics of public-private collaboration and knowledge intensive professional work in the context of global trends and Nordic welfare societies. Degree: Master of Administrative Sciences Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS When to apply: 1.12.2016 – 13.1.2017 Start date: August 2017 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 8000 euros per year Read more about Scholarships The programme builds on Nordic research excellence in public administration, innovations and services. The programme brings together the teachers, students and regional partners in innovative learning environment to challenge the current societal problems and practices. Nordic Master Programme in Innovative Governance and Public Management aims to challenge the traditional contents and sector-oriented learning approaches that are typically applied in the field of public administration and public policy. It brings together elements from social sciences and engineering, combining the strengths of soft and hard applied sciences, resulting to a spirit of solution-focused and resource-oriented entrepreneurialism, interdisciplinary and close relations to society. It provides the students a unique learning environment enabling them to come up with smart solutions and sustainable learning outcomes in the field of public administration and management, in the contexts of public-private partnership, public value creation, co-production and deliberative democracy as well as innovation systems, digitalization and smart solutions. Programme is organized jointly by University of Tampere (Finland), University of Agder (Norway) and Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) Why NORDIG? The programme gives the opportunity to study in three excellent Nordic universities. NORDIG puts a strong emphasis on the interplay between theory and practice. It equips graduates with excellent learning and networking skills. They will be able to understand and manage complex networks, service production and value chains. These skills and competencies are particularly relevant given the changing nature of the public and private sectors; such as the blurring of boundaries between the two, the pressure for responding swiftly to societal demands, as well as the enormous socio-economic and political challenges facing European societies in years to come. Study objectives The programme educates students to understand public interests and values and the impacts of public services and policies on citizens, organisations and society at large. The curriculum adds a truly Nordic dimension through studies on public administration and public policy across the whole of the Nordic region. The graduates will be equipped with generic and domain-specific competencies needed in the labour market and post-graduate studies. Graduates will have adequate knowledge of the philosophy of the social sciences and theories of public and innovation policy, public administration, organisational studies and management in order to qualify them to enrol on PhD programmes in public administration and to be able to obtain and utilise the latest academic knowledge from the respective fields. In addition, graduates will develop their managerial skills in order to manage teams and projects – as well as their own learning and knowledge – and to coordinate and develop service systems and value chains both within and across organisational settings. Their adaptive leadership skills will be developed in conjunction with basic training in inter-cultural communication, learning and negotiation skills. The attitudes supported in the programme build on Nordic public values such as transparency, efficiency, equality and fairness, and focus on innovation, openness, problem-solving, partnership networks and global responsibility. The domain-specific competencies of the programme are derived from the Nordic tradition in public administration and management, in combination with novel (pragmatic) insights from the extended network composed of non-degree providing partners. The most important domain-specific competencies attained in the programme include understanding the following: the complexities associated with the policy process; the specificity of the public domain as an operating environment; structures and operating principles of knowledge-intensive innovation systems; the management of public processes, organisations and service systems; public leadership. The generic competencies of the programme highlight the importance of lifelong learning and the ability to work together with experts from different disciplinary, professional and cultural backgrounds. The programme puts a strong emphasis on the interplay between theory and practice. A pragmatic epistemological approach is one of its cross-cutting themes. One semester is dedicated to critical issues related to learning, creativity and communication, which are practiced hands-on in the interdisciplinary context of KTH’s Open Lab. The core aim is to identify and address the so-called ‘wicked problems’ (for which no simple solutions exist) and, in turn, utilize the theoretical knowledge and available technological solutions to solve a multiplicity of societal problems associated with public governance and service provision. Nevertheless, the programmes research-intensive in nature and thus puts a special emphasis on methodological aspects, such as academic writing skills and data-gathering. Career opportunities The programme equips graduates with excellent learning and networking skills. They will be able to understand and manage complex networks, service production and value chains. These skills and competencies are particularly relevant given the changing nature of the public and private sectors; such as the blurring of boundaries between the two, the pressure for responding swiftly to societal demands, as well as the enormous socio-economic and political challenges facing European societies in years to come. Doctoral study opportunities This master's degree provides the required background if you wish to pursue doctoral studies in Administrative and Social sciences, for example in UTA’s Doctoral Programme of School of Management. Eligibility Eligible to apply to a Master's degree programme is a person who has completed a university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of Social sciences (eg. Administrative Sciences, Political Science, Business Administration) or other relevant field (eg. Engineering) has fluency in English sufficiently advanced for academic studies. For the requirements, please see the section on Language requirements below. Language requirements Applicants must submit evidence on a good command of English for academic purposes. There are two ways of indicating English language proficiency: previous studies and language tests. [-]

CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Finland Helsinki

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management 

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). The CEMS administrative officeis located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in the Master in Management Compasssearch engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


Master of Engineering in ConREM - Construction and Real Estate Management(in cooperation with FHTW Berlin)

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

HTW Berlin and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences jointly run the international master programme ConREM - Construction and Real Estate Management. It is designed for professionals who wish to manage international projects for building construction and real estate in the future. Therefore it is mainly addressed to professionals in the field of architecture and civil engineering. [+]

Best Masters in Business Studies in Finland 2017. HTW Berlin and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences jointly run the international master programme ConREM - Construction and Real Estate Management. It is designed for professionals who wish to manage international projects for building construction and real estate in the future. Therefore it is mainly addressed to professionals in the field of architecture and civil engineering. First year studies of ConREM (60 ECTS during semesters 1 and 2) will be organized by Metropolia (Helsinki). Second year studies (semesters 3 and 4) will be in HTW Berlin. Content ConREM provides you a combination of engineering, economics, management and communication. Specific contents, like project development and project management as well as life cycle management, and general subjects, such as soft skills and leadership, are taught - all in context of international business. Accordingly this programme is taught completely in English. ConREM enables you to cooperate with people of different social, cultural and professional backgrounds, to adapt to foreign environments and to become acquainted with different mentalities and habits. Management abilities and adaptability to manage changing international conditions is a need for cooperation and teamwork in a global market on national and international level. Applying The student selection will be made in Berlin based on the points applicants have received of their educational background and relevant work experience. Admission procedure administrated by Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW Berlin), more information on ConREM homepage. Scholarships Per each degree programme it is agreed that 50% of the applicants coming outside EU / EEA countries, having the most successful results in the entrance examination, will receive a full exemption from the tuition fee in the first academic year. During the 2.-4. academic years, a scholarship covering 75% of the yearly tuition fee will be granted provided that the student has accrued: a minimum of 55 credits (ECTS) during the previous academic year (ending on 31st July​) in a Bachelor degree programme a minimum of 20 credits (ECTS) during the previous semester (autumn semester ending 31.12. and spring semester ending 31.7.) in a Master degree programme In years 2-4, the remaining 25% of a student’s tuition fee may be waived if the school determines that it is justified based on social, health, or other reasons. [-]

Master of Engineering in Logistics

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Finland Helsinki

Master's program in Logistics focuses on developing new business opportunities in logistics services. It also suggests new elements to build competitive advantage with the help of logistics related functions. The program is tailored for engineers who need to combine their technical knowledge with management competences and understanding of advanced logistics processes. [+]

Master's program in Logistics focuses on developing new business opportunities in logistics services. It also suggests new elements to build competitive advantage with the help of logistics related functions. The program is tailored for engineers who need to combine their technical knowledge with management competences and understanding of advanced logistics processes. Master's program in Logistics provides good opportunities to develop a career in logistics or improve competences for logistics professionals. This industry offers a wide variety of career opportunities. Modules The program includes the following modules: Supply chain management Advanced transportation systems Advanced intra logistics Strategic management and leadership Performance management Master’s Thesis (including methodological skills) Contents How to Apply to Master's program in Logistics Admission requirements Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology Excellent command of English min. 3 years of work experience Admission times and preparation for the Entrance exam, read more. Both the Program and the Entrance exams are conducted in English. Scholarships Per each degree programme it is agreed that 50% of the applicants coming outside EU / EEA countries, having the most successful results in the entrance examination, will receive a full exemption from the tuition fee in the first academic year. During the 2.-4. academic years, a scholarship covering 75% of the yearly tuition fee will be granted provided that the student has accrued: a minimum of 55 credits (ECTS) during the previous academic year (ending on 31st July​) in a Bachelor degree programme a minimum of 20 credits (ECTS) during the previous semester (autumn semester ending 31.12. and spring semester ending 31.7.) in a Master degree programme In years 2-4, the remaining 25% of a student’s tuition fee may be waived if the school determines that it is justified based on social, health, or other reasons. [-]

Master of Engineering in Health Business Management

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 18 months August 2017 Finland Helsinki

Master's Programme in Health Business Management is a joint programme customized for social and health care professionals as well as for business and engineering professionals who want to expand their expertise through improved management skills in this very key sector. Eligibility requirements include an appropriate Bachelor's degree and work experience. [+]

Best Masters in Business Studies in Finland 2017. Master's Programme in Health Business Management is a joint programme customized for social and health care professionals as well as for business and engineering professionals who want to expand their expertise through improved management skills in this very key sector. Eligibility requirements include an appropriate Bachelor's degree and work experience. Health Business Management in a nutshell Business managerial competences will be required in social and health care organizations nationally and internationally in the future. Ageing of population in many societies will challenge health care systems and processes to produce health care services in more efficient ways. Digitalization of customer relationship management and services is a major change and driver for new services and processes. Health business is a major global business opportunity driving future growth and national prosperity. The emphasize of the programme is in customer and in service business orientation and it has a multidisciplinary approach into business management. The programme provides a wide perspective to service business, competencies for team and project leadership and advancement in management skills. All studies are linked to health or social care organizations. The HBM Master’s students will be offered an environment to practice and enhance their international and communication skills in a very multicultural group of peers, staff and faculty. Lectures, seminars, workshops as well as learning materials and outputs are all in English. Content The Master's Degree Programme in Health Business Management consists of advanced professional studies (25 ECTS), elective studies (5 ECTS) and Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS). Students will gain a deep understanding of best practices for the health and social business concerning: Health Business Economics and Business Models Strategy, Management and Leadership Service Innovations and Design Quality and Safety Management Sufficient RDI competence is provided at an early stage of the studies, as it is needed in planning and implementing a thesis development project in a real life business context, typically as an assignment from his or her own employer organization. The Master’s Thesis process is a fundamental part of the program and it starts early enough so that measurable changes or improvements can be identified. Contact sessions are arranged in 3-4 days per month. When studying on a part-time basis, this degree can be obtained in 1 or 1,5 years. Master's Degree in Health Business Management qualifies for team and project leadership in health care services business and advancement towards management positions in private or public sector. Applying Applications shall be submitted online through a national system of joint application at opintopolku.fi / studyinfo.fi. General Application Instructions Scholarships Per each degree programme it is agreed that 50% of the applicants coming outside EU / EEA countries, having the most successful results in the entrance examination, will receive a full exemption from the tuition fee in the first academic year. During the 2.-4. academic years, a scholarship covering 75% of the yearly tuition fee will be granted provided that the student has accrued: a minimum of 55 credits (ECTS) during the previous academic year (ending on 31st July​) in a Bachelor degree programme a minimum of 20 credits (ECTS) during the previous semester (autumn semester ending 31.12. and spring semester ending 31.7.) in a Master degree programme In years 2-4, the remaining 25% of a student’s tuition fee may be waived if the school determines that it is justified based on social, health, or other reasons. [-]

Master of Engineering in Business Informatics

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Part time 18 months August 2017 Finland Helsinki

Business Informatics is a Master's degree programme of 60 ECTS for engineers in profession who want to deepen their strategic and managerial expertise through improved information management and better use of business intelligence systems. You will become a competent analyzer and user of business intelligence in decision-making, in business operations as well as in business development. [+]

Objectives Business Informatics is a Master's degree programme of 60 ECTS for engineers in profession who want to deepen their strategic and managerial expertise through improved information management and better use of business intelligence systems. You will become a competent analyzer and user of business intelligence in decision-making, in business operations as well as in business development. Content The Master's degree programme in Business Informatics consists of: Advanced professional studies 15 ECTS Alternative advanced professional studies 10 ECTS from a set of choices Elective studies 5 ECTS Master’s Thesis 30 ECTS Each student plans and implements a development project in/for real business life, typically for their work organization. In doing so, the student’s research, project and change management skills will be enhanced. Networking, team, and negotiation skills also improve in the multi-cultural, tied-to-business setting in which this Master’s DP is carried out. This R&D project will be reported as a Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS). Study Period The Master's Degree Programme in Business Informatics is organized so that its participants can combine studying with full-time work. The length of studies is determined by the entry line through which the student gets accepted. When studying on a part-time basis, the student can achieve the Master’s degree in 1,5 years, however with flexibility both ways. Contact Sessions Contact sessions take place mainly on Fridays (9.00-16.15), approximately twice a month. Occasionally, evening classes or an intensive weekend session may be arranged. Various forms of e-learning will also be applied. A significant feature of learning in the Master's Degree Programme of Business Informatics comes from its multi-disciplinary approach: all courses leading to the Master of Engineering degree are shared with Business Informatics students aiming to become Masters of Business Administration. A lot is expected from the participants, a lot is also given by the professionals of business and academics lecturing and leading the sessions. Some sessions take place in the facilities of the business companies participating in the network. Joint sessions with partner universities will be arranged (intensive weeks, study trips, etc). Study abroad options such as Summer School or Winter School will also be introduced via the international partner network. These are expected to bring about agreements on possible joint or double degrees at a later stage. Scholarships Per each degree programme it is agreed that 50% of the applicants coming outside EU / EEA countries, having the most successful results in the entrance examination, will receive a full exemption from the tuition fee in the first academic year. During the 2.-4. academic years, a scholarship covering 75% of the yearly tuition fee will be granted provided that the student has accrued: a minimum of 55 credits (ECTS) during the previous academic year (ending on 31st July​) in a Bachelor degree programme a minimum of 20 credits (ECTS) during the previous semester (autumn semester ending 31.12. and spring semester ending 31.7.) in a Master degree programme In years 2-4, the remaining 25% of a student’s tuition fee may be waived if the school determines that it is justified based on social, health, or other reasons. [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management is designed to bring a scientific mindset to managerial challenges at the crossroads of International Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. [+]

Best Masters in Business Studies in Finland 2017. Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management Innovative leaders for the future world! The Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management is designed to bring a scientific mindset to managerial challenges at the crossroads of International Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. In the Master’s Degree Programme, you will acquire advanced knowledge in innovation management related theories and practices and will be able to develop and apply frameworks which help to understand how innovations are created, launched and managed in an international setting. You will also learn how entrepreneurial activities are formed and what are the key strategies that companies use in order to expand. The competence gained in the Programme opens up numerous career opportunities in different kinds of organisational settings and roles as well as the possibility to apply for doctoral training. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The extent of the Programme is 120 ECTS credits and the degree is designed to be completed in two years. In addition to major and minor studies, students must take language studies and need to complete methodology courses. Students should note that this is a full-time Programme and most courses have compulsory attendance. In addition to courses focusing on international business, entrepreneurship and innovation management, students can take elective courses. Academic excellence & experience Turku School of Economics (TSE) at the University of Turku is one of the largest faculties for education in business science in Finland. The studies include a comprehensive choice of economic sciences, other business and finance-related subjects and foreign languages. You will be part of a solid scientific community – set in a modern and demanding study environment – in which you can develop your skills and competence. The expertise of TSE in international business combined with Finnish global competitiveness in technological innovation provides unique conditions that make this Programme an unparalleled experience, enabling students to think in new and constructive ways. Turku School of Economics employs a variety of teaching methods that are carefully combined to give students the opportunity to learn effectively. In addition to interactive lectures, case studies, problem-solving exercises and e-learning models complement traditional learning methods. This combination allows for the integration of theoretical insights into the real-life aspects of business. The graduates of the Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management acquire knowledge, accumulate experience and develop important personal skills. The Programme offers lectures and seminars with class sizes varying between 10 and 30 students on average. On most courses, you will gain experience of intercultural communication by engaging in team-sized collaborative learning groups. Graduates from the Programme have a very strong foundation in research and inquiry. They are trained to utilise scientific methods to solve real world problems. They can actively apply their expertise to new situations and generate new knowledge. Master's thesis & topics At its best, a Master’s thesis is a productive and advanced study in the problematics of a specific subject. The process involves a set number of compulsory seminar group meetings, since a fundamental part of the learning process is the oral presentation of one’s own work and the ability to discuss the works of others. Upon completion of the Master’s thesis, you: are able to apply the research methods on your area of specialisation in an independent research work that follows good scientific practice are able to choose and formulate a research problem and develop a research plan for conducting your study. can describe and analyse previous research connected to the research problem and select an appropriate research method for the study. can apply the selected research method to collect data and to critically analyse and report the research results. can identify the most significant research findings and communicate them both in writing and orally. Examples of Master’s thesis topics Scouring uncharted waters – managing outbound open innovation in maritime industry Interactions of decision mechanisms in an entrepreneurial firm’s journey to become a major player in its industry The role of diaspora networks in opportunity exploitation by ethnic entrepreneurs in Finland Motivating employee engagement in in-house crowdsourcing. Case: Large government-owned company CAREER OPTIONS Competence description GIM is designed to transform your thinking so that you will be able to contribute to the international success of various types of organisations. The Programme has a strong international business component. It is designed to teach you to understand the complex interactions and big picture of an ever more globally interdependent world. This capability enables graduates to become valuable actors in areas like general management, the management of small and medium-sized enterprises and similar organisational roles. The innovation management that is part of hte Programme provides a deep and broad understanding of the nature of innovations, their development and commercialisation. Our focus – in terms of innovation management – ranges from macro-systems (i.e. national innovation systems) to business concept innovations, to more traditional innovation management tasks in R&D, product, service and process innovation management. This more specialised focus complements the acquired general skills set. Entrepreneurship studies, the third fundamental emphasis of GIM, involves working on cognitive and behavioural abilities. These have been found to positively correlate with the development and commercialisation of successful innovations. Job options In summary, the design of GIM opens up a number of possible career opportunities in all kinds of organisational settings and roles. Possible job titles are: category manager – external supply operations branch manager senior manager marketing coordinator managing director development manager Career in research The Master of Science degree opens up the possibility to apply for doctoral studies. Quite a few former Master’s students continue to pursue the Doctor of Science degree after completing the Programme. GIM graduates are eligible to apply for a position in the University of Turku Graduate School, UTUGS. The Graduate School consists of 16 doctoral programmes which cover all disciplines and doctoral candidates of the University. Together with the doctoral programmes, the Graduate School provides systematic and high quality doctoral training. UTUGS aims to train highly qualified experts with the skills required for both professional career in research and other positions of expertise. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirements Phase 1 – General Requirements Academic Requirements All applications are pre-screened and short-listed based on the eligibility of the applicants. Short-listed applicants must have one of the following degrees (already earned at the time of application): 1. Degree Requirements a) Bachelor of Science in Business Administration b) Bachelor of Science in Engineering c) Bachelor of Business Administration degree from a Finnish university of applied sciences d) Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Food Chemistry, Molecular Biotechnology or In Vitro Diagnostics or a corresponding foreign university degree that meets the Finnish criteria. Applicants with a Finnish Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration (kauppatieteiden maisteri) are not eligible. Some students will be admitted under the condition that they complete supplementary courses (see: admission criteria). 2. Studies in business science Previous university level studies must include a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in business science studies. Previous eligible studies in business sciences: accounting and finance marketing international business management and organisation operations and supply chain entrepreneurship Due to the differences in the subject names, studies in other subjects might be accepted as well. 3. Minimum Grade The grade of the applicant’s major studies should be 3 or better for students graded on a grading scale of 1-5. The minimum for all other grading systems is the average grade. If the applicant’s certificate does not indicate the grade for their major studies, the average grade will be calculated from all courses indicated in the transcript of records. The following scale is used when considering the grade: 5 laudatur, eximia A 4 3 and 3– 4 magna B 3 2,5 and 2+ 3 cum laude C 2 2 and 2– 2 non sine, lubenter D 1 1,5 and 1+ 1 approbatur E ... [-]

Master of Science in International Design Business Management - M. Sc. Degree in Economics and Business Administration

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

The Master's Programme in International Design Business Management enables students to act as future world-class professionals in global business development through design and technology. [+]

The Master's Programme in International Design Business Management enables students to act as future world-class professionals in global business development through design and technology. The International Design Business Management (IDBM) programme is a joint teaching and research platform of the three Aalto University schools: the School of Business, the School of Art, Design and Architecture, and the School of Science. The programme is intended for all students with interest in interdisciplinary work, design driven innovation, creative business models and product development. The purpose of the IDBM programme is to develop world-class expertise in global design business management through multidisciplinary research and learning that cuts across the areas of business, design and technology. The IDBM programme aims to train skilled professionals for key roles in global design business. The programme emphasises the importance of design as a competitive factor, linked with state-of-the-art technology and business models. Study experience The main offering of the IDBM programme is the Industry Project, which is a real-life assignment from a sponsoring-company that a multidisciplinary team of four to six students undertakes during the first academic year. The programme gives future marketers, engineering experts and designers an opportunity to practice important interpersonal skills through cooperative industry projects and specialised courses. The programme builds on the business, design or technology skills and competence achieved at the bachelor’s level, enabling students to make full use of their own potential as members of interdisciplinary teams, often within project-based work. Learning outcomes Students learn what is needed to undertake new business ventures in global environments. They master professional specialised concepts, applications and knowledge linked to their own business, design or technology background that are relevant to global business development. This includes understanding the systemic nature of global issues and the impact of globalisation as well as the multidisciplinary responses needed to address these issues. They understand the need to possess the best knowledge projections of the future through foresight, and the need to understand agile and flexible operational practices. Additionally, they understand the issues related to the creation and application of new knowledge within and in between the fields of business, technology and design. The graduates are able to: operate independently and in teams, arrive at successful cross-cutting solutions within complex, ambiguous and demanding problem settings and environments create new knowledge and practices and apply them in multidisciplinary settings execute demanding tasks in expert and entrepreneurial roles, and develop new strategic and operational approaches in complex and unforeseeable circumstances manage and lead initiatives and people within the global business settings evaluate the action of self and of teams, be responsible for the professional development of others, while demonstrating abilities to accumulate personal expertise and knowledge master excellence in written and oral communication skills within and external to the professional sphere. Career prospects IDBM studies prepare for a career in the creative industries and in businesses that use and manage creativity as a key component of their competitive positioning. This can involve very large multinational corporations, and on the other hand, small start-ups, operating in a variety of fields. These businesses typically engage design to create new products and services, often involving the latest technology and business venturing and entrepreneurship. The positions graduates undertake typically include managing design, product, service and business development, consulting, intra- and entrepreneurial initiatives and research. The initial specialist roles usually evolve into managerial ones. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 1. General admission requirements The application must first fulfill the general eligibility requirements before it is sent to the Master's programme for academic evaluation. Read carefully the general admission requirements, information on admission groups, selection schedule, required application documents and application instructions on our website section admissions. See also language requirements. In addition to the general eligibility requirements, each Master's programme has programme-specific evaluation criteria. 2. Programme-specific requirements To be considered for admission, the applicant must have completed at least 24 ECTS covering the domains of business and administration or subjects that support those domains (for example Management, Quantitative Methods of Economics and Management Science, Accounting, Marketing, Economics, Business Law, Finance, Logistics, Business Communication, Entrepreneurship or other studies in Economics and Business Administration). It will be decided case by case whether an applicant fulfils this requirement of previous studies. Internships cannot be included in the credits. The admission group depends on the degree you are applying with. Only applicants with a lower university degree in “Economics and Business Administration” completed in a university in Finland apply in Admission Group 1. The name of the degree is kauppatieteiden kandidaatti, KTK in Finnish. All other applicants apply in Admission Group 2. More information on admission groups is on the admissions page. The applicants are evaluated and ranked on the basis of the criteria below. 1) Academic Excellence Admission Group 1: Weighted GPA of previous degree and overall evaluation of the study success. Admission Group 2: GMAT (or comparable GRE) test result. Applicants with lower than 550 or no GMAT or GRE are not eligible. 2) Motivation statement (letter OR video) Applicant must show his/her motivation for studying in the IDBM programme by providing motivation statement. The statement can be provided as motivation letter of 1-2 pages OR motivational video of max 2 minutes long. The statement should answer at least the following questions: Why I am applying for admission to the IDBM Master's Studies Programme? What I am expecting to learn or gain by participating in the IDBM Programme? The contribution I will bring to fellow students and the continued success of the IDBM Programme? 3) Professional Experience Applicant’s professional experience is looked at broadly and is considered to include work experience relevant to the IDBM programme as well as experience in scientific and artistic work, entrepreneurship and /or other relevant civic activity. Professional experience will be evaluated based on the CV. 4) Interview Based on the evaluation of criteria 1-3, the best applicants are invited for an interview. The maximum number of applicants invited to the interview is double the amount of the quota. The applicants’ practical skills and ability to communicate in English are evaluated and the applicants are required to give a short oral presentation in English on a subject given when invited to the interview. The applicants are asked a series of questions regarding their motivation, abilities, and attitudes. Interviews can be conducted by phone or SKYPE if necessary. The final acceptance of applicants will be made on the basis of the interviews. The student can be admitted only for one Master’s Programme in International Design Business Management. Location: Coordination: Aalto University School of Business, Töölö Campus, Helsinki. Note that learning activities take place on all Aalto University campuses. [-]

Master of Science in Management and International Business

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

The Master’s Programme in Management and International Business (M&IB) caters for enthusiastic students who enjoy solving practical and intellectual challenges. [+]

Best Masters in Business Studies in Finland 2017. The Master’s Programme in Management and International Business (M&IB) caters for enthusiastic students who enjoy solving practical and intellectual challenges. In the Master’s Programme in Management and International Business (M&IB) we interact closely with diverse organisations and international scholars to provide you the opportunity to become a highly skilled professional with widely applicable knowledge in Management and International Business. Our programme is multifaceted and flexible which enables you to create a unique professional profile based on your interests. Follow your passion Do you dream about creating inspiring work places? Are you interested in solving problems created by cross-cultural contexts? Perhaps you are intrigued by the strategic challenges of global markets? Or motivated to make a change for sustainable future? If one or more of these challenges intrigues you, you have come to the right place! Study Experience At the heart of the Master’s Programme in Management and International Business is a practically grounded and research-based understanding of management and international business. As an M&IB Master’s student you can specialise in one or two of the following fields: Human Resource Management International Business Strategy Work Sustainability Management. In addition to the specialisation options in the M&IB Master’s programme the multi-disciplinarity of Aalto University allows you to add to your unique professional profile by choosing an interesting minor among the various subjects in Aalto University, or even abroad. According to a graduation survey our alumni appreciate the diversity and interactivity of the studies as well as the international atmosphere, the practical approach and the focus on current topics. Learning outcomes The programme seeks to educate open-minded and competent professionals with analytical, conceptual, communicational and cultural sensitivity skills needed to succeed in the international arena. In close collaboration with companies and other organisations we provide our students a valuable opportunity to learn from real-world cases. We further equip our students with good research skills needed in contemporary organisations and academia. Depending on your specialisation, upon completion of the Master’s in Management and International Business degree you will be able to: understand the nature and challenges of global businesses promote cross-cultural interaction design, perform and develop (I)HRM practices in diverse organisations create new sustainable businesses support renewing organisations towards sustainability understand strategy work in and across organisations analyse markets, businesses and organisations conceptualise complex business, management and organisational phenomena reflect upon and develop your own professional practice do research. Career prospects Masters from the Management and International Business Programme are widely employable in the culturally mixed and competitive global labor market. Our alumni work for example as specialists and consultants as well as managers and project coordinators in various companies and organisations both in Finland and abroad. Human resources, communications, international marketing, sustainability management and development work are just a few examples of the wide range of the task areas of our alumni. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 1. General admission requirements The application must first fulfill the general eligibility requirements before it is sent to the Master's programme for academic evaluation. Read carefully the general admission requirements, information on admission groups, selection schedule, required application documents and application instructions on our website section admissions. See also language requirements. In addition to the general eligibility requirements, each Master's programme has programme-specific evaluation criteria. 2. Programme-specific requirements The applicants are ranked within each admission group on the basis of the criteria below. The admission group depends on the degree you are applying with. Only applicants with a lower university degree in “Economics and Business Administration” completed in a university in Finland apply in Admission Group 1. The name of the degree is kauppatieteiden kandidaatti, KTK in Finnish. All other applicants apply in Admission Group 2. More information on admission groups is on the admissions page. To be considered for admission, the applicant must have completed at least 18 ECTS covering the domains of Management or International Business or subjects that support those domains (for example sociology, social psychology, educational sciences or political science studies). It will be decided case by case whether an applicant fulfills this requirement of previous studies. Internships cannot be included in the credits. The previous credits supporting studies in the Management and International Business programme are assessed by a representative of the degree programme. The programme does not evaluate documents or previous studies of applicants in advance. Contact information Location: Aalto University School of Business, Töölö Campus, Helsinki. [-]

MSc in Innovation Management

University of Eastern Finland Business School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Kuopio

The Master’s Degree Programme in Innovation Management provides students with expertise in initiating and leading change in enterprises and other organisations. [+]

MSc in Innovation Management MAKE IT DIFFERENT Thinking outside the box is critical for organisational competitiveness and survival. This has created a need for a new type of business professional with an understanding of how innovation, change and renewal are initiated and achieved in organisations. The Master’s Degree Programme in Innovation Management provides students with expertise in initiating and leading change in enterprises and other organisations. Students will learn how to manage projects and processes around product and service design, human resources, strategy and in sales, marketing and customer care. Students learn to identify opportunities for renewal, to apply the right methods and tools for innovation and change and to implement challenging development projects within specific areas of business. Students will also improve their communication and co-operation competence as well as information-seeking, analytical and problem-solving skills. They will acquire the confidence to take initiative, make decisions and carry things through in a responsible manner. They will also learn to assess the outcomes of innovation and change initiatives. Intake: 15 students Application period: 1 December 2016 - 13 January 2017 Career prospects As a specialist in innovation management the graduate will have a wide range of career prospects depending on one's own particular interest. Graduates will find opportunities in various types of organisations: from small enterprises to the business units of multinational companies and public-sector organisations. Graduates will have excellent prospects for placements as business experts, change consultants, managers and entrepreneurs. Students specialising in innovation management typically begin their careers as team leaders, project leaders, experts and consultants, moving on to line manager and managerial positions. Many of our graduates start their own businesses or take a position in family enterprises. What will you learn? The two-year programme will equip you to act as an innovator or change agent in enterprises and other organisations. You will learn to identify opportunities for renewal, to apply the right methods and tools for innovation and change and to implement challenging development projects within specific areas of business. Like many of the world's top universities, we combine competence in management, marketing, entrepreneurship and international business to achieve a comprehensive view of business activities. As your studies progress, you will improve your communication and co-operation competence and your information-seeking, analytical and problem-solving skills. You will acquire the confidence to take initiative, make decisions and carry through tasks in a responsible manner. You will learn to assess the outcomes of innovation and change initiatives. You will also develop additional expertise by choosing your minor subject from among several interesting alternatives. Tuition fees and scholarships - non-EU/EEA students Application period 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017. Tuition fee The tuition fee is 8 000 € per academic year. What does the tuition fee include? The tuition fee includes the studies included in the degree (120 ECTS) and studies-related counselling and supervision. In addition: Assistance in applying for student housing An orientation programme An appointed student tutor Access to IT services Wireless Internet access on campus, computer classrooms available 24/7 Free use of the Library Finnish Language courses How to apply for a scholarship? The scholarship is applied for when applying for admission to the university by filling out the relevant section of the application form. The decision about the scholarship is made in connection with student admission, and the student is notified of the matter in the letter of acceptance. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of the student's academic achievements described in the admission criteria. The scholarship is personal and it is awarded for two academic years. See the criteria at: http://www.uef.fi/en/web/mdp-innovation-management/admission-requirements The scholarship exempts the student from the tuition fee either in full (100%) or partially (80%). In this programme, scholarships are available to 50% of students who are accepted to the programme and required to pay tuition. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the university and possible scholarship by 31 March 2017 at the latest. Students who are awarded a scholarship are required to sign and return a scholarship payment form to the programme coordinator before the payment of the scholarship can begin. Payment of the tuition fee The tuition fee is paid in two instalments. The first instalment is paid by 31 July 2017 and the second instalment by 30 November 2017. Other mandatory fee All degree students of the university are members of the Student Union. The Student Union membership fee is 126 € per academic year. The Student Union membership fee entitles the student to, for example: free basic health care reduced lunch prices at student cafeterias discounts on local buses and long-distance transportation discounts on many public services and free-time activities. Further information is available on the website of the Student Union. Contact person If you have any questions about tuition fees or scholarships, please don't hesitate to contact: ville-veikko.piispanen(at)uef.fi Admission requirements Eligibility Applicants with the following degrees are eligible for the studies: At least a 3-year Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or a recognised university of applied sciences/polytechnic. A minimum of 60 ECTS in business studies is required. Language, communication and research method studies are not included in the above mentioned studies. However, one course in economics and one course in logistics may be included in the above mentioned studies. The degree must be completed by the end of the application period. Applicants with a Finnish or foreign higher university degree in business administration [Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)] are not eligible. Proficiency in English The applicants are to prove their language skills in English as follows: English language test: TOEFL paper-based: Total score 600 and Writing 4.0 TOEFL Internet-based: Total Score 100 and Writing 22 IELTS (Academic): Overall Score 6.5 and Writing 5.5 PTE (Pearson Test of English), min. 59 points Or, if the applicant fulfils at least one of the following requirements, a separate language test is not required but the applicant is to prove his/her English proficiency with the applicable degree certificate and the transcript of his/her academic record: Bachelor's or Master's degree conducted in English language in a Nordic country (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) Bachelor's or Master's degree conducted in English language in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States Bachelor's or Master's degree conducted in English language in an EU/EEA country Secondary education conducted in English language in a Nordic country (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) Secondary education conducted in English language in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States Secondary education conducted in English language in an EU/EEA country Secondary education conducted in a Nordic country (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) English as the A1 language as part of an International Baccalaureate examination (minimum grade 2) Letter of Motivation The letter of motivation is to contain the following: Max. 1000 words Introduction of the applicant (degrees and studies, current professional activity, special academic and professional interests) Reasons for applying to the programme Financing plan for the studies Career plans after graduation Preliminary proposal for the Master's thesis topic (max. 200 words) [-]

Master's Programme in Business Analytics

Lappeenranta University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta

The Master's Programme in Business Analytics is a modern multi-disciplinary engineering programme that is designed to provide graduates with a wide variety of hands-on business analytics skills that are extremely sought-after in industry today. [+]

Best Masters in Business Studies in Finland 2017. The Master's Programme in Business Analytics is a modern multi-disciplinary engineering programme that is designed to provide graduates with a wide variety of hands-on business analytics skills that are extremely sought-after in industry today. Students finishing the programme successfully will be in high demand and have access to interesting positions in business and industry. The programme focuses on transferring both theoretical knowledge and technical skills in relevant business analytics methods, including data analytics, modelling, simulation, and multiple-criteria decision-making methods, and practical know-how on the use of the methods on real-world data in a real-world business or industrial context. The software and tools applied during the course are standard in the industry. The programme merges studies in industrial management, corporate finance, software engineering, and applied mathematics in a unique way, providing a very powerful combination of knowledge. Many courses are organised in association with companies to ensure industry relevance and the use of realistic problems and fresh data. We welcome ambitious students who are ready to work hard – in return, we offer the tools and know-how to become leading makers of the future in business and industry. Intended learning outcomes After completing the programme, you will be familiar with a wide range of business analytics methods and be able to model and solve data-based business and industrial problems independently. You will be able to: describe and use a wide variety of business analytics methods in a business or an industry context understand how business analytics can be used in business development and in developing industrial processes learn to use and to apply a selection of modern business analytics tools and software to solving real-world problems with real-world data demonstrate hands-on skills in applying business analytics to real-world business and industrial problems conduct an independent scientific research project, and report on and present it professionally Degree structure and studies The Master's programme in Business Analytics is a two-year study programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Technology, M. Sc. (Tech.), which is 120 ECTS credits. The programme includes core and specialisation studies in business analytics and minor studies in practical business and industry analytics. Core studies (19 ECTS credits) include courses on the background, basics, and tools of business analytics and business development, such as information systems in corporate management and decision-making and data bases in business analytics. Specialisation studies (77 ECTS credits) include courses on topics such as business analysis basics, systems dynamic modelling and simulation analysis, logistics and scheduling analysis, fuzzy data analysis, fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic, financial econometrics and advanced decision-making methods. Minor studies (24 ECTS credits) include practical business and industry analytics with modern BA tools and their practical application to real-world business problems with real-world data. Courses on topics such as big data in business and industry, machine learning, intelligent systems in business analysis, data mining, marketing analysis, data visualisation and pattern recognition. The Master's thesis and seminar, 30 ECTS credits, is a part of the specialisation studies. The thesis is a research project which requires approximately six months of full-time work. It is completed during the fourth semester of the degree programme. Career prospects As a programme graduate, you will be a perfect fit for the business development and business analytics teams of global corporations and SMEs. Hands-on skills in business analytics are in very high demand globally – there is a great shortage of business analytics professionals on the market. The programme is practical and career-oriented and gives you a unique multi-disciplinary education in technology and business, which is highly valued in the corporate world and industry. You will be prepared for a career in business analytics and analytical business development, whether as an analytics professional in an industrial or a service company or as a consultant. Entrepreneurship is also a realistic possibility with the pragmatic skill set you will acquire. [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change (Master of Administrative Sciences, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration), or Master of Social Sciences)

University of Tampere
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Tampere

Want to become a visionary leader who knows how to deal with change in the complex society? Choosing studies in the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change will help you to achieve your goal. [+]

Want to become a visionary leader who knows how to deal with change in the complex society? Choosing studies in the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change will help you to achieve your goal. Degree: Master of Administrative Sciences, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration), or Master of Social Sciences, depending on specialisation Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS When to apply: 1.12.2016 – 13.1.2017 Start date: August 2017 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 12 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships New kinds of leadership skills are in demand at local, national, international and global levels. The challenges societies face have increased in complexity. Environmental and energy problems, the dynamics of global security, management of regional crises, provision of cost-effective public services and development of fertile grounds for entrepreneurship and business development are all systemic in nature. This means that various institutions and civic society actors must work together, negotiate and agree on the new ways of doing things. Master's Degree Programme in Leadership for Change enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to explain and understand complex phenomena, become a visionary leader, and to change the world. In the programme, leadership is understood as a capability to deal with change. Major changes require joint efforts of the government, private companies and other institutions. The School of Management at the University of Tampere provides a unique setting for studying multifaceted leadership dynamics. We bring together the perspectives of business and management from the private sector, the understanding about institutions and governance from the public administration, as well as the knowledge of international relations and political processes from the area of politics. The School offers high-quality academic research and teaching in the fields of business, public administration and politics - and the Leadership for Change programme focuses on the intersection of these fields. The aim of the programme is to provide the student with a unique understanding of these different fields with a specific focus on leading the dynamics of societal change processes. The programme has three specialisations: Governance for Sustainable Change Politics in Wider Europe Sustainable Business Management Why Leadership for Change? Leadership for Change programme is a unique combination of Administrative Sciences, Business Studies and Politics. The programme enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to explain and understand complex phenomena, become a visionary leader, and to change the world. The three specialisations of the programme give students an excellent opportunity to focus on their area of interest while gaining a broader understanding of the central topics of the programme. Students from all specialisations take part in joint courses focusing on cross-disciplinary perspectives on leadership in complex societal processes. The School of Management at University of Tampere seeks novel ways to lead, govern and study across boundaries. The combination of the three adjacent fields is internationally rare and one of its kind in Finland. Study objectives After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change you will have: an advanced understanding of the role of leadership in solving contemporary challenges at local, national, regional and global levels learned to examine global trends such as digitization, urbanization, climate change, aging, polarization, democratization and integration from a multidisciplinary perspective the skills to foster new forms of engagement across sectors of the economy and society, learned in interaction with staff members from various disciplines – business, governance, politics and international relations – as well as with different societal stakeholders the theoretical and methodological skills to formulate relevant research problems and to undertake independent scientific work the skills to analyse and debate the challenges that leadership faces today and to communicate your views to multiple audiences using different channels of communication. Study contents The programme (120 ECTS credits) consists of four elements: Joint programme studies (30 ECTS) form the core of the master’s degree programme. The focus is on cross-disciplinary perspectives on leadership in complex societal processes. This module also focuses on a variety of important academic and employability skills (e.g. research methods, academic writing and presentation skills) The advanced studies module (25 ECTS) enables the students to acquire in-depth theoretical, methodological and conceptual knowledge in their chosen specialisation: business, politics or public administration. Through free-choice studies (25 ECTS) students can develop a unique profile to their studies based on individual interests. Master’s thesis (40 ECTS) is an individual research project that enables the student to demonstrate his/her in-depth knowledge in the chosen specialisation. Career opportunities The programme prepares the graduates to work in private, public or the third sector in tasks that involve analysing, planning and steering complex change processes, which unfold at local, national, international and global levels. Students learn to carry out academic research on these phenomena, and acquire skills required for a potential academic career. Doctoral study opportunities The programme gives eligibility for postgraduate studies in Administrative Sciences, Social Sciences (International Relations, Political Science) and Business Studies, for example in UTA’s Doctoral Programme of School of Management. Programme specific eligibility criteria Eligible to apply to the MDP in Leadership for Change (LFC) is a person who: has completed a university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of Administrative Sciences, Business Administration or Political Science/International Relations (according to the student's desired specialisation(s) within LFC) or other relevant field. Specialisation in Governance for Sustainable Change: field of Administrative Sciences or other relevant field Specialisation in Politics in Wider Europe: field of Political Science/International Relations or other relevant field Specialisation in Sustainable Business Management: field of Business Administration or other relevant field The Bachelor's degree or equivalent must be completed by the time the programme begins. If the degree is not completed by the end of the application period, an applicant can be accepted to the programme on the condition that she/he sends the degree certificate to the University by 31 July 2017. An attested copy of the degree certificate must reach the University of Tampere Admissions office by the deadline. A successful applicant will, in this case, first receive a notification on conditional acceptance and later an official letter of acceptance once the degree certificate has reached the University of Tampere. Applicants with a Master’s degree will be admitted to the programme only for well-founded reasons. [-]

Master in Aviation and Tourism Business

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Part time 3 - 6 semesters August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Degree Programme in Aviation and Tourism Business has two paths: Aviation and tourism, and it leads to a Master’s degree in Hospitality Management. The programme consists of 90 credits. It is based on a 210 cr Bachelor’s degree. [+]

Best Masters in Business Studies in Finland 2017. The Degree Programme in Aviation and Tourism Business has two paths: Aviation and tourism, and it leads to a Master’s degree in Hospitality Management. The programme consists of 90 credits. It is based on a 210 cr Bachelor’s degree. The programme prepares students to take on diverse professional tasks, for example organisational development and management. It also assists students in their quest for life-long learning and professional skills that function as a foundation for professional growth. The Degree Programme in Aviation and Tourism Business is based on the future needs of the aviation and tourism industries with a focus on customer-orientation, globalisation, continuous change and sustainability. The programme is planned especially for experts in travel agencies, tour operating, transportation, travel management and tourism organisations. The goal is to raise the know-how of an expert to a developer level. The emphasis is on anticipation, design thinking and responsibility in the aviation and tourism businesses and on learning to cope with change. Eligibility to apply to the Master level degree programme requires: a Bachelor’s (or a higher) degree in an equivalent field and at least three years (36 months) of relevant work experience to be completed after finalizing the Bachelor degree. Work Experience Any work experience must have been obtained no later than 31 July 2017 for the spring application period. Work certificates must have a start and an end date of employment and a brief job description. If the applicant has worked part-time, the work certificate must clearly indicate the number of work hours per month. Part-time work will be converted into full-time equivalents such that 150 hours or 20 full working days (at least 7 hours per day) correspond to one month of work. Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. Work experience will only be accepted if it is verified by a certificate provided by the employer. Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme for entrepreneurs. No periods of practical work placements or on-the-job learning included in a degree used to apply will be counted towards work experience. Military or non-military national service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience. The amount of work experience points awarded for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount awarded for full-time employment. Those who are applying with a qualification completed outside Finland must submit work certificates by 31 January 2017 at 15:00. Tuition 8500 E Student accommodation (inc. water and electricity) 300 E / month Food 150-250 E /month Transportation 50 E / month [-]

Master in Economics

University of Oulu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

Oulu Business School’s Master’s programme in Economics (ME) is a two-year program offering expertise in a wide range of specializations in economics. The studies are comprised of micro and macro economics, quantitative methods and elective field specific courses such as international economics and finance, growth, environmental and energy economics, industrial organization and regional economics. [+]

Master in Economics Economics focuses on explaining the behavior of different economic agents, such as households, companies and general government. The aim is to describe, explain and model the modern market economy. Economics helps us to understand how markets are working and how we can affect their behavior through economic policy. Economics provides answers to questions like; what are the sources of economic growth as well as what is the connection between inflation and interest rates. Economics is also widely employed in investigating different field specific issues covering topics from environmental applications to industrial organization. Economics is one of the few areas of science where the annual Nobel Prize is awarded. Economics provides knowledge and skills which are required when working in demanding specialist and executive positions in corporations, governmental agencies or third sector organizations. A student who receives the master degree in economics is allowed to use the title economist. Oulu Business School’s Master’s programme in Economics (ME) is a two-year program offering expertise in a wide range of specializations in economics. The studies are comprised of micro and macro economics, quantitative methods and elective field specific courses such as international economics and finance, growth, environmental and energy economics, industrial organization and regional economics. The quantitative nature of the ME ideally suits those who have studied economics, finance, accounting, natural sciences (e.g. mathematics) or engineering. The ME program also gives a good basis for further academic studies at the postgraduate level. Occupational Profiles of Graduates The job markets for economists are typically broad. The occupational profiles of graduates include demanding specialist and executive positions as well as research and teaching positions both in domestic and international corporations, governmental agencies or third sector organizations, amongst others. Why Choose Oulu? ... [-]

Master in International Business Management

University of Oulu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

The International Business Management education focuses on managing and leading international businesses. The topics are combined from different fields of managing business, which makes IBM a truly multidisciplinary programme. The education includes four core learning themes: theories and concepts of international business management, organizational applications, leadership execution, and own insights to international business management. [+]

Best Masters in Business Studies in Finland 2017. Master in International Business Management The International Business Management education focuses on managing and leading international businesses. The topics are combined from different fields of managing business, which makes IBM a truly multidisciplinary programme. The education includes four core learning themes: theories and concepts of international business management, organizational applications, leadership execution, and own insights to international business management. A close connection between theory and practice is maintained in research, teaching and company projects. During the studies, the students are involved in and actively participating in assignments for both small and large companies. The education aims to give students the tools needed in managing, creating, and developing various kinds of international organizations, including new ventures. The IBM graduates will be awarded a Master of Science degree, majoring in International Business Management with the possibility to continue their studies at doctoral level. The graduates are capable of working in a variety of different professions from international sales and marketing, product / service or business management, international sourcing and logistics, manufacturing or service delivery to consultancy, entrepreneurial or governmental professions. International Business Management student profile Each year a growing number of students apply to join the International Business programme with background education in business studies, social sciences, or engineering. IBM student will be a person who is looking for a successful career in business with deep global outlook, someone who desires intellectual growth and personal development through high quality education in an international environment. The program is designed for those students who are highly motivated, proactive, with global mindset and capable of sharing and contributing with their experiences. Leadership potential, assertive communication and analytical skills are required to examine opportunities, generate added value offers and influence organizations. If your goal is to develop as an integral person, upgrade your professional skills and build up an international network, The International Business Management Master's Program in Oulu University is waiting for your application. Why Choose Oulu? ... [-]