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. 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.
The Master´s degree consists of online lectures, e-learning, independent learning, group work, discussions and assignments. Each semester will start with an intensive week in Kajaani, otherwise the studies will be completed via e-learning environments (online, distance learning). 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 intensive weeks.
The online lectures are delivered every or every second week, one evening per week. The assignments for each study module are based on a theoretical framework which is then applied to develop the practices and activities of your work place / organization. A part of the studies will be completed in collaboration with our international partner universities, either in Kajaani or abroad.
Read more about the content of the studies: Study Guide
2 years (part-time)
Master of Business Administration
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Part-Time Studies (mostly online)
Application for the English-taught degree programmes in Finnish higher education institutions are submitted online through the joint application system at www.studyinfo.fi during the application period. Application period for studies starting in autumn 2020 takes place on 8 - 22 January 2020.
The student selections are based on a pre-task, that should be completed within the application period (8 - 22 January 2020). The instructions for the pre-task will be published at the beginning of November.
The students for the Master's degree will be selected based on pre-task. The pre-task must be downloaded on the application form in www.studyinfo.fi by 29 January 2020 . The instructions will be published at the beginning of November.
The students should also have good written and oral English language skills.
Note: entrance examination results from other UAS will not be accepted.
The tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens at KAMK is 6 000 euros per academic year. There is no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students. The payment is done at the same time when accepted student confirms his/her study place at KAMK. It is not possible to pay in installments. On their first year, the students may take advantage of the early bird scholarship by accepting their study place offer within two weeks after receiving the letter of acceptance. The early bird scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee and is directly used to reduce the tuition fee. This means that the student pays 3 000 euros for the first year.
For the following study years, the tuition fee must be paid in May yearly. The scholarship system rewards students for progress in their studies by giving a scholarship to reduce 50% of the tuition fee from the second year onward. The scholarships are allocated by application only.
Eligibility for a Master’s degree programme at KAMK is conferred by:
- a Bachelor’s degree or another appropriate higher education degree (a minimum of 20 credits of business studies accomplished in a higher education institution are required). However, applicants lacking the required business studies but with work experience in demanding specialist posts or managerial/leadership posts can be considered to have achieved the required 20 credits of business studies accomplished in a higher education institution.
- at least two years of subsequent work experience in a relevant field. In order to be eligible, applicants must have 36 months (three years) of work experience in the field of business and commerce accumulated as from the date of award of the final degree certificate and obtained no later than 31 July 2019
Sufficient English language skills are also required for degree programmes conducted in English.
Work experience is given in full months. When converting part-time work (work under 35 hours per week) into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day cor-respond to one month of work. Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained with the same employer. The amount of work experience points awarded for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount awarded for full-time employment.
Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme. (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.
KAMK Admissions Office
Ms Sari Suvela
Head of the Master Programme
Ms Jaana Lappalainen