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Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence

Degree:
Master of Business Administration

Degree title:
Master of Business Administration

Credits:
90 ects

Name of the Degree Programme

Business Competence

Qualification awarded

Master of Business Administration

Level of qualification

The degree programme leads to a higher education degree which is a second cycle Master-level degree in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). According to the eight-level classification of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) the degree represents level 7.

Specific admission requirements

Please see the websites www.opintopolku.fi and www.seamk.fi/haku.

On the websites, application and instructions are in Finnish language for the degree programmes taught in Finnish.

Qualification requirements and regulations (incl. graduation requirements)

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

Structure of the studies

The studies of the first year consist of the studies of the management of the business which are common to all. The studies of second year comprise the advanced studies of the growth and development of the business. The thesis process will start during the first study year. The studies of research and development support the progress of thesis process throughout the study program. Furthermore, the study program includes free-choice studies which contribute to the student´s professional development. The students are also encouraged to recognize internationalization and sustainable development in their future expert careers.

Profile of the programme

A master's degree in business competence enables professionals to purposefully and sustainably enhance and expand their competence in doing business. The degree also allows professionals to develop personally and to obtain a complete picture of how to develop their competence in entrepreneurship and commercial activities.

Pedagogical approach and learning environment

Multi-modal learning methods are used. Each course includes three-day contact sessions on an average. Studies also include independent work as well as solving distant learning assignments and studying online. The work life oriented development project is an essential part of the studies.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning (RPL)

The arrangements are based on the general RPL guidelines established at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

Occupational profiles

Upon completion of the programme, students with this degree will be competent in the following areas:
- As managers for demanding development projects
- As designers and managers for duties associated with business competence
- As independent entrepreneurs who are competent in carrying out commercial activities

Internationalization

Studies include one course taught in English. Students have possibility to participate in international study trips. In addition, the courses include English study materials.

Access to further studies

Please see the general regulations on higher education studies

Graduation requirements

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

Mode of study

It is possible to complete the university of applied sciences master's degree while working. Courses are organised primarily during the evenings and on Saturdays. The courses are free of charge. Studies are completed during a period of three years.

Head of degree programme

Anne-Maria Aho
e-mail: anne-maria.aho(a)seamk.fi
Phone: +358 (0)40 830 4173

Student counsellor

Essi Hauta
e-mail: essi.hauta(a)seamk.fi
Phone: +358 (0)40 830 1262

Coordination of international mobility

Tiina Välimäki, 040-830 4127, tiina.valimaki(at)seamk.fi, Coordinator, Outgoing student exchanges to Europe
Maria Loukola, 040-830 2240, maria.loukola(at)seamk.fi, Coordinator, Incoming and outgoing student exchanges outside Europe
outgoing[at]seamk.fi

Master of Business Administration, Business Competence

Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

28.08.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence
Teachers
  • Tuulia Potka-Soininen
Student groups
  • YLI23
    Master of Business Administration, Business Competence

Objective

The student is familiar with the content of financial reporting and the importance of this reporting for companies and different stakeholder groups. The student knows different frames of reference for corporate social responsibility reporting, can apply regulation concerning reporting, and analyze the importance of this reporting for an individual company. The student understands the significance of community legislation in a company's administration and management. The student knows the premises and different dimensions of corporate governance and is able to analyze the different areas of corporate governance in a company's activities. The student has developed an understanding of internal controls and risk management.

Content

Business administration: corporate governance, financial reporting, ESG-reporting, limited liability companies act, internal controls and risk management.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has completed the assigned tasks by applying the concepts of the course to the assigned development task. The student is able to define the basic concepts of financial reporting and to describe the different areas, basic principles and importance of reporting for different stakeholders. He is able to explain the role of a company in society and the related social responsibility. The student describes the importance of corporate responsibility for business activities and the financial success of the company. The student is able to identify and identify the Community legislation related to the activities of an individual enterprise and its importance in the management and operations of the enterprise. He can explain the principles and dimensions of good governance and can identify different areas of good governance.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has performed the assigned tasks well by applying the course's content and concepts to the assigned development task. The student can explain the basic concepts of financial reporting as well as the different areas of reporting, basic principles and their importance to different stakeholders. He is able to assess the role of the company in society and the related social responsibility. The student is also able to explain the importance of corporate responsibility for business activities and the financial success of the company. The student knows the Community legislation related to the activities of an individual enterprise and is able to assess its significance in the company's management and operations. He can explain the premises and different dimensions of good governance as well as assess the different aspects of good governance.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has performed the tasks allocated in a commendable way by applying the course content and concepts to develop new ideas in the given development task. The student can explain the basic concepts of financial reporting and the different areas of reporting, the basic principles and recognize their importance to different stakeholders. He is able to analyze the role of a company in society and the related social responsibility. The student is also able to assess the importance of corporate responsibility for the business of companies and the financial success of the company. The student knows the Community legislation related to the activities of an individual enterprise and is able to assess its significance in the company's management and operations. He can explain the starting points and different dimensions of good governance as well as assess the different aspects of good governance.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has performed the assigned tasks well by applying the course's content and concepts to the assigned development task. The student can explain the basic concepts of financial reporting as well as the different areas of reporting, basic principles and their importance to different stakeholders. He is able to assess the role of the company in society and the related social responsibility. The student is also able to explain the importance of corporate responsibility for business activities and the financial success of the company. The student knows the Community legislation related to the activities of an individual enterprise and is able to assess its significance in the company's management and operations. He can explain the premises and different dimensions of good governance as well as assess the different aspects of good governance.

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

The student has performed the tasks allocated in a commendable way by applying the course content and concepts to develop new ideas in the given development task. The student can explain the basic concepts of financial reporting and the different areas of reporting, the basic principles and recognize their importance to different stakeholders. He is able to analyze the role of a company in society and the related social responsibility. The student is also able to assess the importance of corporate responsibility for the business of companies and the financial success of the company. The student knows the Community legislation related to the activities of an individual enterprise and is able to assess its significance in the company's management and operations. He can explain the starting points and different dimensions of good governance as well as assess the different aspects of good governance.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

23.03.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence
Teachers
  • Ville-Pekka Mäkeläinen
Student groups
  • YLI23
    Master of Business Administration, Business Competence

Objective

Students will understand the meaning of relationship marketing in business based on permanent customer relations. They will also understand the concept of Customer Relationship Management and its applications in the marketing of consumer durables, services and B-2-B products. Students will master the concept of CRM and its application both from the theoretical viewpoint and from the perspective of practical implementation.

Content

The concept of relationship marketing is being discussed during the lectures. Its implementation into practice is being discussed from CRM and own enterprise / organization point of view and through cases. The characteristics and opportunities of a CRM system are introduced during the course. An applied report about CRM application in your own company / organization is a vital part of the course.

Teaching methods

- lectures
- cases
- development project

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has participated actively in the course. Student has shown in the course ability to comprehend the basic concepts of the course. Student has been able to use the basic concepts of the course.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has carried out work very well and participated actively and constructively. Student has shown good ability to comprehend and apply the concepts in practical business cases. Student has been able to present solutions supporting customer relationship management.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out work to an excellent standard and participated actively and constructively. Student has shown in the course excellent ability to comprehend the concepts of the course and apply learned concepts in practical business cases: Student has been able to apply customer relationship management in a diverse way and develop creative solutions.

Assessment methods and criteria

- development project

Qualifications

No previous studies are required.

Timing

01.08.2023 - 31.07.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence

Objective

The student is able to:
• apply and analyse new knowledge from the perspective of the field of expertise,
• develop and evaluate his/her professional expertise by expanding and/or deepening it.

Content

• Expanding and/or deepening of professional expertise.
• Participation in a national or international training course, conference or working life project, organized by his/her employer, an educational institution, or another third party, aimed at expanding or deepening the student’s professional expertise.
• Preparation of a competency demonstration report based on the competency objectives.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

• Pass The learning process/assignment is relevant to student’s professional development. The student is able to apply and analyse new knowledge from the perspective of the field of expertise. He/she is able to develop and evaluate his/her professional expertise by expanding and/or deepening it.
• Fail The learning process/assignment is not relevant to student’s professional development. The student is not able to apply and analyse new knowledge from the perspective of the field of expertise. He/she is not able to develop and evaluate his/her professional expertise by expanding and/or deepening it.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

12.01.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence
Teachers
  • Emilia Kangas
Student groups
  • YLI23
    Master of Business Administration, Business Competence

Objective

After completing the course, students will be familiar with the factors that influence the management of a diverse work community. Students will be able to describe the key opportunities and tensions associated with managing a diverse workplace. Students can apply different models and tools in managing a diverse work community. Students will understand the DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) themes in organizational context. Students will be able to assess their ability to act as a leader in a diverse workplace and to develop their own skills as a leader in a diverse work environment.

Content

- Diversity and inclusiveness as an asset for business
- Diversity management and inclusive leadership
- Diversity and inclusion work in workplaces
- Inclusive corporate culture
- Equal career opportunities
- Diversity and inclusion in HRD
- Inclusive recruitment
- Work-life balance

Materials

Literature specified by the teacher

Teaching methods

Lectures and development assignment

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has participated in the course. The student has demonstrated the ability to understand the basic concepts of the diversity management and inclusive leadership. The student has been able to use the basic D&I concepts in course assignments.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has performed well in the course and has actively participated in the lectures. The student has demonstrated a good ability to understand the concepts of the D&I management. The student has applied models and tools of D&I management in course assignments.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has performed excellently in the course and has been very active in the lectures. The student has demonstrated an excellent ability to understand the concepts of D&I management and to apply these to practical business situations. The student has applied and developed models and tools of D&I management in course assignments.

Assessment methods and criteria

Development assignment and activity

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has participated in the course. The student has demonstrated the ability to understand the basic concepts of the diversity management and inclusive leadership. The student has been able to use the basic D&I concepts in course assignments.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has performed well in the course and has actively participated in the lectures. The student has demonstrated a good ability to understand the concepts of the D&I management. The student has applied models and tools of D&I management in course assignments.

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

The student has performed the tasks allocated in a commendable way by applying the course content and concepts to develop new ideas in the given development task. The student can explain the basic concepts of financial reporting and the different areas of reporting, the basic principles and recognize their importance to different stakeholders. He is able to analyze the role of a company in society and the related social responsibility. The student is also able to assess the importance of corporate responsibility for the business of companies and the financial success of the company. The student knows the Community legislation related to the activities of an individual enterprise and is able to assess its significance in the company's management and operations. He can explain the starting points and different dimensions of good governance as well as assess the different aspects of good governance.

Enrollment

17.04.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

29.09.2023 - 17.12.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence
Teachers
  • Soili Lepistö
Student groups
  • YLI23
    Master of Business Administration, Business Competence

Objective

The student is able to present the various stages of planning and implementation of financial management. He knows how to use management accounting methods and their results in financial management. He can use key figures and their interpretation guidelines to assess a company's success and value from the perspective of the company and its various stakeholders. The student is able to assess the importance of financial management for companies and other organisations. After completing the course, the student understands the diversity of management control systems. He is able to apply different management control systems to influence economic and business success. The student understands the importance of financial management in controlling businesses and in business development. After the course, the student will be able to use the management control systems to support decision making.

Content

Comprehensive financial management, different management accounting methods in financial management, use of financial statement analysis and valuation in financial management.
Management control system, planning (key performance indicators, life cycle and target cost calculation) and control (activity-based and total quality management) support systems.

Teaching methods

Contact teaching.

Student workload

Lectures 20 hours.
Excercises and independent work 115 hours.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has actively participated in the course work and successfully completed the assignments given during the course. During the course, the student has demonstrated the ability to understand the basic concept of the subject and the student has been able to use the basic concept of the course in the assignments given.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has performed well in the course studies, participated actively in course work and completed the assignments given during the course. During the course, the student has demonstrated a good understanding of the concepts of the subject and applied them in practice. The student is able to identify different aspects of financial management and assess their relevance to an individual company. The student has developed an understanding of the use of different management accounting methods and management control systems in the financial management of the company. He is also able to assess the importance of financial management and management control systems in the management of a company. The student is able to present a justifiable assessment of the success of an individual company based on key figures. The student has been able to present clear development solutions in their own development task.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has completed the course commendably, participated actively in course work and completed the assignments given during the course. During the course, the student has demonstrated a commendable ability to understand the concepts of the subject and to apply them in practice. The student is able to identify different aspects of financial management and analyze their significance for an individual company. The student is able to evaluate the use of different management accounting methods and management control systems in the financial management of the company. He is also able to analyze the importance of financial management and management control systems in the management of a company. The student is able to form a well-founded understanding of the success of an individual company by analyzing key figures. The student has been able to present new and justifiable development solutions in his or her own development assignment.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to present the various stages of planning and implementation of financial management. He knows how to use management accounting methods and their results in financial management. He can use key figures and their interpretation guidelines to assess a company's success and value from the perspective of the company and its various stakeholders. The student is able to assess the importance of financial management for companies and other organisations. After completing the course, the student understands the diversity of management control systems. He is able to apply different management control systems to influence economic and business success. The student understands the importance of financial management in controlling businesses and in business development. After the course, the student will be able to use the management control systems to support decision making.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has done well in the course studies, participated actively in course work and completed the assignments given during the course. During the course, the student has demonstrated a good understanding of the concepts of the subject and applied them in practice. The student is able to identify different aspects of financial management and assess their relevance to an individual company. The student has developed an understanding of the use of different management accounting methods and management control systems in the financial management of the company. He is also able to assess the importance of financial management and management control systems in the management of a company. The student is able to assess the success of an individual company based on key figures. The student has been able to present clear development solutions in their own development task.

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

The student has completed the course commendably, participated actively in course work and completed the assignments given during the course. During the course, the student has demonstrated a commendable ability to understand the concepts of the subject and to apply them in practice. The student is able to identify different aspects of financial management and analyze their significance for an individual company. The student is able to evaluate the use of different management accounting methods and management control systems in the financial management of the company. He is also able to analyze the importance of financial management and management control systems in the management of a company. The student is able to form a well-founded understanding of the success of an individual company by analyzing key figures. The student has been able to present new and justifiable development solutions in his or her own development assignment.

Enrollment

13.08.2023 - 29.09.2023

Timing

01.10.2023 - 31.12.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence
  • Master of Business Administration, International Business Management
Teachers
  • Elisa Kannasto
Student groups
  • IBM23
    Masters Degree Programme in International Business Management

Objective

The student is able to identify megatrends, trends and weak signals in industry’s environment. Student can evaluate the impact of the change and transformation processes of business environment. The student is able to identify the opportunities and threats of digital business and develop digital business model.

Content

• Strategic management
• Business forecasting
• Digital business environment
• Service business and innovation
• International business
• Social media and digital marketing

Materials

Moodle material

Teaching methods

Global Master School Intensive week organized in Germany, no hybrid or online option

Student workload

Intensive week and independent pre-task

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has participated actively in the course. Student has shown in the course ability to comprehend the basic concepts of the course: Student has been able to use the basic concepts of the course in practical business cases.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has carried out work well and participated actively and constructively. Student has shown in the course ability to comprehend the concepts of the course and apply the concepts in practical business cases. Student has been able to develop solutions for the case company in the assignment of the course.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out work to an excellent standard and participated actively and constructively. Student has shown in the course ability to comprehend the concepts of the course and apply the concepts in practical business cases. Student has been able to develop creative solutions in the assignment of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

Course evaluation 1-5, intensive group work and self reflection

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has participated actively in the course. Student has shown in the course ability to comprehend the basic concepts of the course: Student has been able to use the basic concepts of the course in practical business cases.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out work well and participated actively and constructively. Student has shown in the course ability to comprehend the concepts of the course and apply the concepts in practical business cases. Student has been able to develop solutions for the case company in the assignment of the course.

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

The student has carried out work to an excellent standard and participated actively and constructively. Student has shown in the course ability to comprehend the concepts of the course and apply the concepts in practical business cases. Student has been able to develop creative solutions in the assignment of the course.

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

17.02.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

RD proportion (cr)

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence
Teachers
  • Satu Lautamäki
Student groups
  • LUKE24
    Creative Development of Business
  • YKUTU23
    Master of Culture and Arts, Cultural Management

Objective

The student is familiar with the concept of co-creation and knows how to use it in the development of products, services and processes. Students master the methods of co-creation, different roles and facilitation. He/she understands the logic of co-creation and value creation, both in terms of a competitive advantage and an operational point of view.

Content

Principles and methods of co-creation
Customer understanding
Strategy and value creation
Innovation process
Industry-specific knowledge

Materials

Will be announced later. Examples of literature:
Hassi, L., Paju, S., & Maila, R. (2015). Kehitä kokeillen: Organisaation käsikirja. Talentum Pro.
McManus, J. (2020). Innovation and co-creation process in service enterprises: Implications for process management and service development. Emerald Publishing.
Ramaswamy, V., & Ozcan, K. (2014). The co-creation paradigm. Stanford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1515/9780804790758
Ries, E. (2016). Lean startup: Kokeilukulttuurin käsikirja : kuinka jatkuvan innovoinnin avulla luodaan merkittävästi onnistuneempaa liiketoimintaa. LavasDesign Oy.

Teaching methods

Hybrid teaching: Lectures, workshops and assignments

Student workload

Hybrid teaching 15 h, independent and team work 120 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has participated actively in the course. Student has shown in the course ability to comprehend the basic concepts. Student has been able to use the basic concepts of the course in the course assignment.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has carried out work very well and participated actively and constructively. Student has shown good ability to comprehend the concepts and apply this understanding in business practice. Student has presented solutions describing new business opportunities in the course assignment.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out work to an excellent standard and participated actively and constructively. Student has shown strong ability to comprehend the concepts and applying them in business practice in a versatile way. Student has presented and developed creative solutions for innovative business in the course assignment.

Assessment methods and criteria

Reporting the course assignment

Enrollment

01.08.2023 - 06.09.2023

Timing

08.09.2023 - 30.11.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Master of Engineering, Technology Competence Management
  • Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence
  • Master of Culture and Arts
  • Master's Degree Programme in Food Chain Development
  • Master of Hospitality Management, Food Chain Development
  • Master of Natural Resources, Food Chain Development
Teachers
  • Emilia Kangas
Student groups
  • YTOJ23
    Master of Engineering, Technology Competence Management
  • YLI23
    Master of Business Administration, Business Competence
  • YRKK22R
  • YKUTU23
    Master of Culture and Arts, Cultural Management
  • YRKK22A
  • YRKK22I

Objective

The student is familiar with supervisory duties, responsibilities and future requirements. The student recognizes the requirements of supervisory work and the organization in the present and in the future. The student is able to assess what kind of leader he/she is regarding his/her personality and is able to develop his/her own supervisory work.

Content

Management of one's own performance and time management
Transformational leadership
Management of work motivation
Managing well-being at work
Leadership and interaction
Leader's emotional intelligence
Leadership profile

Materials

Literature specified by the teacher

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is aware of the importance and elements of leadership skills. The student has shown ability to understand the basic concepts of the topic. The student's outputs show a tolerable command of the operational concepts in practice.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to apply leadership skills. The student's actions and outputs show good command of the operational concepts in business management. The student is able to clearly assess supervisory work and its elements and develop their own supervisory skills.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to apply, analyze and develop leadership skills. The student's actions and outputs show strong command of the operational concepts in business management and its development. The student shows excellent skills in critically analyzing supervisory work and its elements and develop their own supervisory skills with an evaluative approach.

Qualifications

-

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 17.01.2024

Timing

08.01.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence
Teachers
  • Emilia Kangas
Student groups
  • YTOJ23
    Master of Engineering, Technology Competence Management
  • YLI23
    Master of Business Administration, Business Competence
  • YKEJO23
    Master's Degree in Social Services and Health Care, Development and Management
  • YRKK22R
  • YKUTU23
    Master of Culture and Arts, Cultural Management
  • YRKK22A
  • YRKK22I

Objective

The student is familiar with supervisory duties, responsibilities and future requirements. The student recognizes the requirements of supervisory work and the organization in the present and in the future. The student is able to assess what kind of leader he/she is regarding his/her personality and is able to develop his/her own supervisory work.

Content

Management of one's own performance and time management
Transformational leadership
Management of work motivation
Managing well-being at work
Leadership and interaction
Leader's emotional intelligence
Leadership profile

Materials

Literature specified by the teacher

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is aware of the importance and elements of leadership skills. The student has shown ability to understand the basic concepts of the topic. The student's outputs show a tolerable command of the operational concepts in practice.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to apply leadership skills. The student's actions and outputs show good command of the operational concepts in business management. The student is able to clearly assess supervisory work and its elements and develop their own supervisory skills.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to apply, analyze and develop leadership skills. The student's actions and outputs show strong command of the operational concepts in business management and its development. The student shows excellent skills in critically analyzing supervisory work and its elements and develop their own supervisory skills with an evaluative approach.

Qualifications

-

Enrollment

13.11.2023 - 10.01.2024

Timing

11.01.2024 - 26.05.2024

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence
Teachers
  • Beata Taijala
Student groups
  • YLI23
    Master of Business Administration, Business Competence

Objective

The student knows the basics of process management, and is able to identify and model different business processes. The student knows the project management and how it is integrated into other operations of the organization. Students are able to plan and manage projects.

Content

- Business process modeling
- Process thinking (lean, quality management)
- Identification and ownership of processes
- Process map and process diagrams
- Project management
- Project management in organisation (PMO)
- Design and implementation of projects

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student has participated actively in the course. Student has shown in the course ability to comprehend the basic concepts of the course: Student has been able to use the basic concepts.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student has carried out work very well and participated actively and constructively. Student has shown in the course good ability to comprehend the concepts of the course and apply the concepts in practical business cases. Student has been able to present developing solutions for process or project management.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student has carried out work to an excellent standard and participated actively and constructively. Student has shown in the course laudable ability to comprehend the concepts of the course and apply the concepts in practical business cases. Student has been able to develop creative process or project management solutions.

Qualifications

No previous studies are required.

Timing

01.01.2024 - 31.07.2025

Credits

30 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence
Teachers
  • Tuulia Potka-Soininen
  • Anmari Viljamaa
  • Jorma Imppola
Responsible person

Elisa Kannasto

Student groups
  • YLI23
    Master of Business Administration, Business Competence

Objective

Student has skills for the introduction of a research-based approach and new working methods in the work community. Student is able to collect data and becomes acquainted with the most recent national and international research data on the field of business and administration. Student is able to deepen critical thinking and problems solving skills. Student finds the problem to be solved independently and is able to assess the functions of the process and the background community. Student is able to plan and manage the development process and evaluate the results objectively.

Content

Subject analysis
Research/development plan
Theoretical framework
Research and development methods
Data collection and analysis
Reporting

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

According to the SeAMK assessment criteria for thesis

Assessment criteria, good (3)

According to the SeAMK assessment criteria for thesis

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

According to the SeAMK assessment criteria for thesis

Qualifications

-