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Kajaani University of Applied Sciences Master's Degree in Game Business Management (part-time)
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

Master's Degree in Game Business Management (part-time)

Kajaani, Finland

18 Months

English

Part time

22 Jan 2025

19 Aug 2025

EUR 11,500 / per year *

Distance Learning, On-Campus

* There is no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

Introduction

The Master´s Degree in Game Business Management is aimed at persons working or seeking employment in growth and internationalization-oriented game development organizations, and staff of organizations that already engage in international operations. The degree is a Master’s level (second-cycle) qualification, and it is offered part-time and fully online.

Depending on the students background, the options are:

  • Master of Business Administration, Game Business Management (eligibility: bachelor's in business)
  • Master of Engineering, Game Business Management (eligibility: bachelor's in engineering)

Master of Business Administration, Game Business Management

The degree’s learning objectives and contents focus on management and leadership, research and development methods, global economic issues, international game business and game development project management. The degree title is Master of Business Administration.

The program comprises a total of 90 ECTS: course work accounts for 60 ECTS and the remaining 30 ECTS are for the graduate thesis. The 60 ECTS of course work includes 12 individual courses of 5 ECTS each. The courses are designed to provide students with the information they will need to succeed as high-level business leaders in today’s modern business environment. It is possible to apply to this programme either as part-time studies (fully online) or as full-time studies (on campus).

Game Business Management, part-time (fully online)

The Master´s degree is a part-time degree and will be conducted fully online. The studies consist of online lectures, e-learning, independent learning, group work, discussions and assignments. Each semester will start with an intensive week online and the studies will be completed fully via e-learning environments (online, distance learning). The online lectures are delivered weekly or biweekly, one evening per week.

The online degree studies do not require full-time attendance in Finland therefore the students are advised to apply only for a short-term visa (if applicable) for the possible intensive weeks.

Game Business Management, full-time (on campus)

The full-time Master’s degree includes full-time studies on campus for two (2) years. The studies are conducted in the form of lectures, group work, discussions, and assignments, including independent learning. Students will study Finnish language as part of the professional studies. The studies include game projects, where the master students have the unique opportunity to collaborate with the students pursuing the bachelor’s degree in game development. Drawing upon their diverse background, the master students can work in roles such as lead producer or lead artist.

The students are expected to arrive in Kajaani at the start of studies.

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Master of Engineering, Game Business Management

The degree’s learning objectives and contents focus on management, research and development methods, international game business and game development project management. The eligibility for this degree is given by a bachelor's degree in engineering (game-related, 4 years) with a minimum of two years of work experience in the field.

The Master´s degree is a part-time degree and can be completed fully online. Please note that the studies do not require full-time attendance in Finland therefore the students are advised to apply only for a short-term visa (if applicable) for the possible intensive weeks.

The program comprises a total of 60 ECTS: course work accounts for 30 ECTS and the remaining 30 ECTS are for the graduate thesis. The 30 ECTS of course work includes 6 individual courses of 5 ECTS each

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