International Business Management (MBA)

Tutkinto: Master of Business Administration, MBA
Opintomuoto: Part-time studies
Opintojen laajuus:90 credits
Kampus: Talonpojankatu Campus, Talonpojankatu 2, Kokkola
Haku alkaa: 18.3.2020
Haku päättyy: 1.4.2020

Welcome to deepen your business skills at Centria UAS!

We offer advanced business studies for bachelors from different fields. In addition, in case you have previous business studies on master’s level, or fresh specialized work experience from the business field, we also have a possibility to integrate those skills into your MBA degree to speed up your studies. We do our best to offer high quality education ja flexible arrangements in order to guarantee good study progress.

Who is the Degree Programme designed for? 

You are eligible if you have a higher education degree completed in a higher education degree in the field of study. You also need to have at least two years of work experience, gained after the bachelor’s degree, in business and administration and good command of English is required for the studies.

What Are the Objectives of the Programme? 

The programme aims to increase professional knowledge of international business management. 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 international business directly or indirectly.

How are the Studies Organized? 

Multimodal learning methods are used. Courses are mostly offered online, including online studies (Adobe Connect) once or twice per month on an average, usually on Friday afternoons or Saturdays. Additionally, independent distance studies (on student’s own time) are required. The emphasis of learning is on independent work as well as on solving distant learning assignments and development projects. The thesis as a development project is an essential part of the studies.

Content of the Studies 

Studies focus on international business and management. The final thesis will consist of a development project conducted by a company or other organisation.

  • Research and Development 5 cr: Development Process 3 cr, Research Communication 2 cr
  • Research Methods 5 cr: Quantitative research 2 cr, Qualitative and Action Research 3 cr
  • Globalization of Business 5 cr
  • Business Ethics and Sustainable Management 5 cr
  • Financial Management and Accounting 5 cr
  • Strategic Management 5 cr
  • Human Resource Development 5 cr
  • Organizational Behavior and Development 5 cr
  • Optional studies 20 cr: Other master’s courses offered by Centria UAS and
  • Master’s thesis 30 cr

Occupational Profiles

Most of the graduates of the programme work in different specialist or management positions in business. Under the Finnish legislation, a person who has taken a Master's degree at a university of applied sciences is qualified for posts or positions in the public sector for which the qualification requirement is a first cycle/second cycle degree. In some cases, the qualification requirement also includes the completion of studies in specific fields of study.

More information about studies

Ms Katarina Broman     
Principal Lecturer                           
tel. +358 40 729 9960                            

More information about application process

Admissions Office
tel. +358 40 808 6604


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