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Master's Degree in International Business Management

The Master's degree will provide you with a deeper understanding of different aspects of business in the fast changing global operating environment. The studies focus on topics such as leadership and management skills, mega trends and business conceptualization. The studies also include versatile business development
and promotion methods such as coaching, networking, service design, LEAN, digitalization and future forecast
methods. In addition, they offer you future-oriented perspectives on emerging technologies.

The degree is a Master’s level (second-cycle) qualification of 90 credits in total. It takes approximately two years to complete. The degree consists of blended studies accomplished while working. It means that the studies are offered part-time and take place mostly online. There will be two intensive study weeks arranged in Kajaani, Finland within the academic year, one in autumn semester and one in spring semester. During the intensive weeks, the studies are full-time. The students are expected to participate the intensive weeks. Otherwise, the studies are arranged via online platforms. 

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The minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s (first-cycle) degree qualification in any field and three year’s work experience in the field of business and commerce, as well
as sufficient proficiency in English. However, a minimum of 20 credits of business studies are 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. Applicants must provide appropriate certificates of their studies and work experience (degree certificate, work certificates) to prove their eligibility within the application period. 
The application period takes place on 8 - 22 January 2020. Online application is available at the website www.studyinfo.fi. The attachments required to complete your application can be downloaded directly to the application form online. 
Enclosures to the application
  • To prove your eligibility, please attach the Bachelor's degree certificate to your application in studyinfo.fi. 
  • A copy of an official Finnish, Swedish or English translation of the certificate must be provided, if the certificate is not written in one of these languages. The translation must have the translator’s signature and stamp.
  • Work certificate(s) to prove the three year's of work experience in a relevant field. 
Entrance exams

Eligible applicants will be invited to take an entrance exam.  The entrance exam will be arranged on April 2020 in Kajaani. For the January application round, we also arrange entrance exams in collaboration with FINNIPS-network in 11 other locations around the world. Further details www.finnips.fi.

The entrance exam consists of two parts: written part and interview. Both written and oral English language skills are tested in the examination. There is no pre-reading material for the exam. The applicants must pass all exam parts to be selected for admission. 
Note: entrance examination results from other UAS will not be accepted.