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University of Vaasa Master in Strategic Business Development
University of Vaasa

Master in Strategic Business Development

Vaasa, Finland

2 Years


Full time

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Aug 2024

EUR 12,000 / per year



Do you aim for a successful career in business development and strategy? Do you see yourself in developing prosperous businesses? If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree in management and organization, international business, or marketing, or your degree includes a minimum of 35 ECTS business studies, your dream of obtaining an MSc in Economics and Business Administration can be realized.

Developers of Tomorrow's Business

The master's programme in Strategic Business Development is your stepping-stone into a flourishing business career. The programme offers you in-depth knowledge and the work-life skills needed in analyzing and identifying smart strategic choices; envisioning and planning fruitful business opportunities; and implementing them towards successful, well-grounded solutions.

The master's programme in Strategic Business Development is taught by academics who are highly active in conducting academic research and collaborating with companies in their research projects. This ensures that the content of the programme is up to date. To warrant efficient and motivating delivery, our teaching approach is typically based on practice-oriented activities, in which the students need to apply knowledge and theoretical insights. In addition to the interactive lectures and sessions, many of our courses include real-life and Harvard-style cases, simulations, projects, group works and presentations. Some courses also involve visiting presentations by managers from various industries.

Students in the Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development can apply for a Double Degree programme and spend the second year of their studies at our partner institution and gain complementary degrees from two countries. A double degree programme is also a great opportunity to gain valued international experience. Our double-degree agreements are elaborated below.

Double Degree Opportunities

The double-degree agreement with the University of Pavia (Italy) includes two tracks to choose from: (1) Digital Management (e.g. courses on Big Data Analytics, Information Systems for Managers, and Coding and Database Management), and (2) Sustainability (e.g. courses on Performance Management of ESG Practices, Sustainability Reporting, Governance, and Ethics, and Digital Sustainability)

The double-degree agreement with the Kedge Business School (France) focuses on supply chain management and includes courses on e.g. Supply Chain Management and Procurement, Supply Chain Planning and integration with SAP, and Supply Chain Simulation and case Studies.

The double-degree agreement with the Umeå School of Business (Sweden) focuses on Business Development, Entrepreneurship, and Internationalization and includes courses on e.g. Entrepreneurship and Business Growth, Managing networks and internationalization, and Social and Environmental Entrepreneurship.


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