Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence
Master of Business Administration, 90 ECTS

Master of Business Administration

  • Programme
  • Curricula
  • Implementations

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

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

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning (RPL)

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

Qualification requirements and regulations (incl. graduation requirements)

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

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.

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.

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


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

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.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

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

Ms Satu Lautamäki
tel. +358 40 8680 858
e-mail: satu.lautamaki(at)

Student counsellor

Coordination of international mobility

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

Student services

Coordination of Practical Training

Field of study

Learning outcomes

Generic and subject specifc competences

Work-based learning and work placements