Business and technology studies prepare you for an international career
The technology industry needs young professionals with an intercultural mindset and an in-depth understanding of the latest technologies. We at Tampere University welcome engineers and engineering graduates from all over the world to study in our MSc Programme in Business and Technology (B&T) in an intercultural, business-oriented learning environment.
B&T focuses on business development in international sales and sourcing networks. Companies operate in global networks; both managers and business development professionals need to understand how these networks work and how they can be managed.
In B&T, you will develop a thorough understanding of the business processes characteristic of global business-to-business markets and the ability to apply business development practices in international networks. As a special feature, our B&T programme emphasises problem-based learning in projects with the local industry. We are experts in combining theory and practice: in terms of graduate employment rates, B&T is the leading international MSc programme in Finland. An engineering background complemented with B&T is, therefore, an excellent starting point for a career in management.
As B&T is targeted at young engineers and engineering graduates, we place special focus on technology-intensive products and services. This pedagogical approach ensures that students are able to take full advantage of their engineering background when repositioning themselves in the management field.
Companies need young professionals with an intercultural mindset and an understanding of the potential offered by the latest technologies. The Master's Degree Programme in Business and Technology (B&T) welcomes engineers and engineering graduates from all over the world to study management in an intercultural and business-oriented learning environment.
B&T focuses on business development in international sales and sourcing networks. Companies operate in global networks: both managers and business development professionals need to understand how these networks function and can be managed. Our B&T students develop a thorough understanding of the business processes characteristic of global business-to-business markets and the ability to apply business development practices in international networks. The major offered is International Sales and Sourcing, with special emphasis on business development in technology-intensive industries.
As a special feature, the B&T emphasises problem-based learning in projects conducted in collaboration with local industry. This combination of theory and practice is in great demand in the industry; in terms of graduate employment rates, B&T is the leading international MSc programme in Finland.
Business development in sales and sourcing often requires managers to understand not only the potential of but also the limitations embedded in these technologies. An engineering background is, therefore, an excellent starting point for a career in sales or sourcing. Furthermore, since B&T is targeted for young engineers and engineering graduates, technology-intensive products and services are emphasised in the programme. This pedagogical approach ensures that students are able to take full advantage of their engineering background when repositioning themselves in the management field.
Complementary courses as a part of the major provide students with options to deepen their competencies in subjects based on their personal and career interests.
Studies in B&T are organised into a pedagogically coherent three-semester package. The programme starts with an introductory course to management studies and eventually culminates in advanced courses simulating decision-making situations in real-life business. Students who hold a BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management will study a technologically oriented minor. After the three semesters, students write their master's thesis in close collaboration with a company, mostly in a paid position.
Our experienced teachers use a broad range of teaching methods, such as lectures, class discussions, case studies, written assignments and problem-based learning with companies. As is characteristic of Finnish education, we encourage active interaction between students and faculty members. The feedback we receive from our students highlights the commitment and encouragement of our teachers, the international and friendly atmosphere, and modern facilities.
Structure of studies
The master’s programme (120 credits) may be completed in two years of full-time study.
All students with a degree from a Finnish university of applied sciences (AMK) required to complete a complementary study package which generally includes courses in mathematics, physics and/or chemistry depending on the student's background.
This programme is aimed at students who have a BSc degree in engineering or technology. The engineering degree combined with our two-year management programme is a powerful combination of interesting career prospects in business development.
Our graduates have career opportunities, for example, in the following fields:
- Business Development
- Sales Management
- Technology Sourcing
- Supply Chain Management
- Business Intelligence Systems
- Market Analytics
- Product Management
- Key Account Management
A solid theoretical knowledge combined with some practical experience is always valued in the corporate world. However, the most important assets for today's leaders, namely the willingness to grasp new opportunities fearlessly and the capability to acquire new competencies efficiently, are also practised in this programme.
Tuition fees and scholarships
The tuition fee for the programme is 12,000 euros per academic year for non-EU/EEA students with a scholarship system for fee-paying students.
You will not be required to pay the fee if you are:
- an EU/EEA citizen
- equivalent to EU/EEA citizen (i.e. a citizen of Switzerland)
- already reside in Finland (a continuous A or a permanent P/P-EU residence permit), or have an EU Blue Card issued in Finland. The exempting residence permit must be valid when you are applying for studies and at least until 1 August i.e. when the study right commences. Please note that a residence permit in another EU/EEA country does not exempt you from the tuition fee.
Tampere University Scholarships Programme is intended for students who are required to pay tuition fees in Master’s degree programmes offered in English. A substantial number of scholarships will be available. With the help of the scholarship programme, Tampere University provides excellent international students with high-quality, yet affordable, education.
When filling in your application form for a Master’s degree programme, you have the possibility to indicate your wish to apply for a scholarship. The decision on the granted scholarship will be communicated to you together with information on admission.
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