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Master's Degree in Global Business Management

The Master´s Degree in Global Business Management at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences will help you on your journey towards achieving a management position, developing a strong professional network, or even starting your own business. The English-taught Master’s Degree at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary program that welcomes applicants with the minimum of a Bachelor’s (first cycle) degree qualification.

The degree’s learning objectives and contents focus on strategic management and innovation in global business, research and development methods, and the use of new technologies in business. 

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences has been among the top-ranked universities of applied sciences for high-quality education and student guidance in Finland for many years. KAMK owes its success to the people involved in its operation. Its members of staff possess a positive, innovative, and open-minded attitude to their work and the continuous development of their working community.  As a result, the Master´s degree opens many doors for its graduates.

The Master´s Degree in Global Business Management includes full-time studies on campus for 2 years. 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.

You can also find more information about the programme on our Happy to be Professional website and the curriculum in the KAMK Study Guide.

All non-EU/EEA citizens selected for English-taught studies leading to a Finnish higher education degree must read and approve a Student Agreement before accepting the study place. Click the link KAMK Student Agreement to read the Agreement. The Agreement applies to students who will start after 1.1.2023.

Study places
90 credits
2 years (full-time)
Degree Title
Master of Business Administration
Further information
Admissions Services tel. +358 40 654 8475,
Full-time studies

Joint application period for the Master´s Degree in Global Business Management is held in 4 September - 14 September 2023 (for studies starting in spring 2024). Application for the English-taught degree programmes in Finnish higher education institutions are submitted online at during the application period.

More information about applying coming later to and to KAMK website.

Entrance Exams


The tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens at KAMK is 10 000 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 and paying their tuition fee within two weeks after receiving the letter of acceptance. The early bird scholarship covers 20% of the tuition fee and is directly used to reduce the tuition fee. This means that the student pays 8 000 euros for the first year.

Read more about KAMK's tuition fee policy from

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).

- at least two years of subsequent work experience in a relevant field. In order to be eligible, applicants must have 24 months (two 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 December 2023.

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.

Application procedure:
KAMK Admissions Office
email. admissions(at)
tel.+358 40 654 8475

Programme content:
Head of the Master Degree in Global Business Management
Mr Perttu Huusko
email. perttu.huusko(at)
tel.+358 405253985