Structure of Studies
The post graduate diploma studies consist of a total of 60 ECTS. The program includes management studies (20 ECTS), research and development studies (10 ECTS) and advanced development studies (30 ECTS). Studies will be held on campus in Kajaani and during daytime teaching hours.
MANAGEMENT STUDIES 20 ECTS
Human Resource Management 5 ECTS • Global Trends, Business Innovations and Concepts 5 ECTS • Strategic Management 5 ECTS • International Financial Management 5 ECTS
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 10 ECTS
Research and Development Methods I 5 ECTS • Business Research and Development Methods II 5 ECTS
ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES 30 ECTS
Customer Experience Management 5 ECTS Finnish for foreigners 5 ECTS • Project Management 5 ECTS • Emerging Technologies and Business 5 ECTS • Entrepreneurial Behavior and Practices 5 ECTS • Market and supply analysis 5 ECTS.
Timing and Implementation of the Studies
The PGDGBM diploma at KAMK is a full-time programme that consisting of lessons, group work, online lectures, e-learning, independent learning, discussions, and assignments. Lectures are delivered on 2-3 days during the semesters from February to May and from August to December. You should note that you will have independent learning, written exams and essays in every courses. So academic writing is also a skill you will need.
A group work advisory session is organized once a week. You will also receive professional career guidance from our staff every semester. The study week is 40 hours long. The assignments for each study module are based on a theoretical framework, which is then applied to development of workplace/organisational practices and activities.
Those who finish the diploma studies will be well-suited for achieving a management position, developing a strong professional network, or even starting your own business. Possible work may include e.g. positions as project managers, HR managers and development managers.
Cooperation with Other Parties
All our facilities are located within a single campus area near the city center, within easy walking distance of each other. Student accommodation is available in neat, modern apartments near campus and students can enjoy the outstanding natural surroundings for a wide range of leisure and sports activities. The advantage of a single campus area is that it promotes cooperation between students and departments.