Masters Degree Programme in International Business Management


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Advanced Professional Studies
Management of International Business
Marketing Management 5
Management Control and Accounting 5
Human Resource Management 5
Management of Information Systems 5
Strategic Management 5  
Studies of Research and Development
Thesis Seminar 2
Scientific Writing 3
Research and Development Methods 5
Studies for Advancing the Student’s Personal Career Development
(Select 15 ECTS)
Marketing Management
(Select 15 pieces)
International Marketing Management 5  
Relationship Marketing Management 5  
Digital Marketing Management 5  
Project Management
(Select 15 pieces)
Project Planning 5
Strategic Project Management 5
Project Finance and Legal Environment 5
Elective Studies
(Select 10 ECTS)
Leadership in Global Projects 5
Project Monitoring and Controlling 5
Professional Qualification in Project Work 5
Management of Intellectual Capital 5  
Business Development Framework and Strategy 5  
Circular Economy and New Business 5
Innovation Through Co-Creation Methods 5  
Changing Business Environment 5
Global Innovation Strategy 5  
Managing Workplace Diversity and Inclusion 5  
Master's thesis 30  
Professional Development Plan 0                                                  
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 60606060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060

Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year. Planned syllabus may change during studies.

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

The programme aims to increase professional knowledge of international business. Having completed the programme, the student has grown into a business management professional capable of independent decision-making, working with management or demanding expert tasks in businesses that operate in the international market or are planning to go international. The first-year studies focus on the management of international business, which are common to all. The second-year studies consist of the studies advancing the student’s personal career development. Students can specialize either in the development of international business or project management. The thesis process will start during the first semester. The studies of research and development support the progress of thesis process throughout the study program. Furthermore, the study program includes elective studies which contribute to the student´s professional development. They will be organized in cooperation with Vaasa University of Applied Sciences. Multi-modal learning methods are used. Each course includes two two-day contact sessions on an average. The emphasis of learning is on independent work as well as solving distant learning assignments and studying online.The student´s salaried work during their studies and the competencies achieved through it can be used in order to complete a course. This is referred to as employment-integrated learning, and it can also be related to voluntary work or hobbies. It is essential that the things learnt through working contribute to the attainment of the learning goals of the course. Learning achieved through employment-integrated learning can be verified, for instance, through skills demonstrations and assignments.