Degree Programme in SME Business Management, Multimodal implementation


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Building competence
Studying at a University of Applied Sciences 2
Career planning and internationalisation 2  
Communication Skills 3
ICT Skills 3
Business and entrepreneurship competence
Basics of Entrepreneurship 3
SeAMK Innovation Week 2
Research and project work skills
Introduction to Research and Development 2  
Introduction to Project Work 3
Programme-specific Basic Studies
Operational environment of an enterprise 8
Developing an business idea into business operations 5
Basics of Accounting 6
Basics of Marketing 3
Financial Mathematics 3
Spreadsheet 3  
Basics of Operations Control 3  
Basics of Industrial Economics and Logistics 3  
Ethics and Business Operations 3
Communication and Marketing in an SME
Corporate Communications 3  
Negotiation Skills 2    
Customer Service and Sales 5
Marketing Communications 4    
Brand Management 3    
Customer Relationship Management 3    
Financial Management and Business Law
Accounting for Management Control 5  
Evaluation of business success from financial statements 3    
Corporate direct and indirect taxes 6    
Corporate Finance 3    
Contracts and liability for debts of a company 3  
Leadership and Human Resource Management
Leadership and organizational behavior 4  
Organizational development and knowledge management 3    
Employment relationship 3  
Self-management 2  
Developing Business Operations
Innovation and concept design 3  
Service Innovations and Innovation Protection 5    
Growth Entrepreneurship 3    
Internationalization of business 3  
Family Entrepreneurship and Change of Generation 3    
Digitalization and Online Business
Digitalization of Business 3  
Web Page Construction 3    
Online Business 6    
Language Studies
Business Swedish 3  
Swedish business communication 3    
Swedish Skills of the Staff of Public Organizations, written 0                                                          
Swedish Skills of the Staff of Public Organizations, oral 0                                                          
English at Work 1 3
English at Work 2 3  
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English, preparatory course 2
Swedish preparatory course 2  
Part-time Entrepreneurship 2
Basics of publication software 2  
Insolvency Law 2  
R&D Methods 3    
Research Writing Skills 2    
Thesis Seminar 0                                                          
Bachelor's Thesis 15    
Maturity Test 0                                                          
Practical Training 30  
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 6060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060

The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

The Degree Programme in SME Business Management provides knowledge and skills in managing and developing business. The student becomes familiar with different areas of business competence, such as business planning, management and leadership, marketing, industrial economics, financial management, business law and international business. The student also develops his/her skills in communication, ICT, project management and foreign languages. The graduate also understand the impact of digitalization on business models and processes. Part of the studies can be conducted in tailor-made learning projects for example in the student's own enterprise or job. A personal curriculum can be used to focus on areas of the student's own interest.

The degree program also includes methodological studies that provide basic skills in research and development, internships that apply theory to practice, and, as a rule, a thesis commissioned by companies or other organizations. In addition to internships and theses, the aim is to expand students' gripping surfaces in working life by offering opportunities to participate in business projects and providing good skills for job search and career guidance.

Students have many opportunities to increase their international skills, experience, and understanding of cultures at different stages of their degree studies. There are e.g. courses related to internationalism and intercultural activities, as well as many opportunities to increase language skills. An extensive language program provides an opportunity to develop and expand language skills. Studies are available in Swedish, English, German, French, Spanish, and Russian, as well as Finnish as a foreign language.

Study and internship exchange periods abroad provide an opportunity to deepen experiential international competence. The student has the opportunity to complete a double degree, in which case he or she will receive a diploma from both SeAMK and a foreign partner university. Incorporating internationality into studies creates a good ability to move to an increasingly multicultural and global working life after graduation.

In addition to international mobility periods, the degree program includes opportunities for internationalization at home: experiencing and learning internationality on SeAMK's own campus. International conferences and seminars bring international interaction and opportunities for international networking to the campus. For students, the events are also an opportunity to experience different internationality and strengthen e.g. own tutoring.

The implementation of sustainable development takes into account ethics and all dimensions of sustainable development. The goal of sustainable development is to help students become aware of social responsibility and to understand the multidimensional significance of sustainable development also as a working life skill.


SeAMK's current strategy is implemented in the study of the degree program in business administration. Learning aims at the development of applied competence in expertise and information is produced from reliable sources based on research data, both from practical contexts and theoretical starting points. Competence can be demonstrated in many ways and competence-based assessment is applied in competence assessment.

Learning takes into account the learner's previous knowledge and interpretations and helps him/her to connect the new learning subject to his / her previous knowledge and experience base (socio-constructivism). This view of learning emphasizes social interaction and the importance of authentic tasks and environments in knowledge construction. According to it, it is important and essential to developing the student’s understanding of their own learning skills and self-assessment skills (metacognitive skills). The student’s knowledge (theoretical knowledge), doing (practical knowledge), and being (identity work) are constructed through reflection. Using appropriate learning methods, the student is helped to reflect and see the connections between these three areas.

Connectivism based on socio-constructivist learning utilizes online environments in learning. At its heart is the constant updating of information and the learner’s awareness that reality and knowledge are constantly changing.

The teaching and learning of the degree program are based on the so-called Flipped Classroom (Flipped Learning) model: course content and assignments can be studied online in advance and the next contact classes will be used for interactive learning and assignments. To support studies, study groups will be established in the area if a sufficient number of students register for them.

During the third year of study, students complete an internship in a company or other organization, in which analytical and reflective assignments are prepared, as well as before, during, and after the internship. In the fourth year, students do their thesis.

Learning diaries and portfolios, self-assessments, and group peer reviews are used as learning tasks that promote integration.

According to the personal curriculum, studies can be completed in business co-operation projects or business space activities by developing one's own business idea.

The courses can also be completed as virtual studies, in which case it is possible to deviate from the implementations presented in the study guide.