International Business Management (MBA), full-time studies
Tutkinto: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Opintomuoto: Full-time studies
Opintojen laajuus:1,5 years, 90 credits
Kampus: Talonpojankatu 2
Application period will be open in May 2020

Welcome to deepen your business skills at Centria!

We offer advanced business studies for international bachelors from business field. 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 and flexible arrangements in order to guarantee good study progress.


Who is the Degree Programme for?

You are eligible if you have a higher education degree completed in the field of business in one of the countries in EU/EEA area. You also need to have at least two years of relevant work experience, gained after the bachelor’s degree, and good command of English is required for the studies as well.


What Are the Objectives of the Programme?

The programme aims to increase professional knowledge of business administration. During the autumn semester the students are offered advanced professional studies in English and business software, research and development studies as well as future oriented business studies. In the spring semester the students have two optional study modules, which they can choose between. They are International Business Management and Enterprise Resource Planning. Courses offered on International Business Management are Strategic Management, Financial and Management Accounting, Organizational Behavior and Development, Business Ethics and Sustainable Management, Human Resource Development and International Marketing Management. Courses offered on Enterprise Resource Planning are Advanced Enterprise Resource Planning, Functionality of SAP ERP System - SAP BW/4HANA, SAP BW//4HANA Business Warehouse, Business Intelligence - SAP Business Objects BI Platform and Preparation for SAP ERP Certified Associate Qualifications (TS410). Additionally, the students write their Master’s thesis on some study specific topic during their third semester in the autumn of 2021.

Having completed the programme, the students have 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 or in advanced enterprise resource planning.


How are the Studies Organized?

Multimodal learning methods are used. Live lessons are offered at Kokkola Campus during the week. Furthermore, independent distance studies (on student’s own time) are required. The learning process consist of lectures, exercises in class, independent work as well as distant learning assignments and development projects. The thesis as a development project is an essential part of the studies.


Admission criteria

Students are selected on the basis of points received from the entrance examination. The entrance exam is in form of an online test. The instructions, detailed content and the schedule of the online entrance exam are going to be sent to eligible applicants by email. When filling the application form, applicants are advised to double check if given email address is functional. Functional email address is necessary in order to be able to contact applicants with essential guidelins.

The content of the entrance examination is based on given reading material and connected assignments. Applicants’ English language skills are going to be tested as well. A functional computer with stable internet connection are required.

More information concerning the admission criteria can be found here.

How to apply for Master´s degree programme (FULL-TIME studies)

The next application period for Master´s degree programme, International Business Management, FULL-TIME studies conducted in English for applicants applying with a higher-degree qualification completed INSIDE the EU/EEA area will be arranged in May 2020

The application process will take place at when the application period starts. Application process is free of charge for all applicants. Applicants can be admitted if they meet eligibility requirements, submit a valid application, attach required documents and successfully pass the entrance exam.






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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