The English-taught Master's Degree at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary degree that welcomes graduates with at least a Bachelor's (first cycle) degree qualification.
The Master´s Degree in International Business Management is aimed at staff of growth and internationalisation oriented organisations, or organisations that already engage in international operations or at persons seeking employment in such organisations. The degree’s learning objectives and contents focus on strategic management, research and development methods, global economic issues, international business and the use of new technologies in business.
The degree is a Master’s level (second-cycle) qualification of 90 credits in total. It takes approximately two years to complete as it is a part-time programme. The degree consists of blended studies accomplished while working meaning that besides the intensive weeks, the studies are offered fully online. All of the course assignments and the research-based development assignment (Master’s thesis) are completed on behalf of the organisation that has commissioned them. Intensive Study weeks are arranged once in a semester and otherwise, the studies are available online. The students are only expected to be present in Kajaani, Finland for the three intensive weeks during their 2 years of study.
Eligibility of Applicants
The minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s (first-cycle) degree qualification in any field and two year’s (24 months) work experience in the field of business and commerce completed after the bachelor's degree. Besides, sufficient proficiency in the English language is required. However, a minimum of 20 credits of business studies is required. Applicants with work experience in demanding specialist posts or managerial/leadership posts can be considered to have achieved the required 20 credits of business studies.
The application period takes place in 7 - 20 January 2021 for studies starting in autumn 2021. For further information, please see https://www.kamk.fi/en/Applicants/How-to-Apply-for-Studies-at-KAMK/Applying-for-the-Masters-Degree or contact admissions(at)kamk.fi.
Tuition Fees and Scholarships
The tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens at KAMK is 6000 euros per academic year (both Bachelor's degrees and Master's degrees). There is no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens. The payment for the first year is done at the same time when accepted student confirms his/her study place at KAMK. The early bird scholarship is available for those who accept their study place within 14 days of the notice of admission and awards a 50% discount on the tuition fee.
For the following study years, the tuition fee must be paid in May yearly. The students will be able to apply for a scholarship of 3000 euros / academic year from their second year onwards, provided that they accomplish a minimum of 55 credits per academic year on Bachelor level or 45 credits on Master level. The scholarships are allocated by application only.