International Business Management (MBA), part-time studies
Tutkinto: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Opintomuoto: Part-time studies
Opintojen laajuus:2 years, 90 credits
Kampus: Talonpojankatu 2
Application period ended on 1 April 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 institution in Finland or elsewhere in EU/EEA area or Switzerland. You also need to have at least two years of relevant work experience in the field of business, 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 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 offered online, including online studies (Abode Connect) once or twice per month on an average, normally 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. Students are expected to have an own laptop, Centria UAS provides O365 software.



  • 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.


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 organized individually for each applicant. 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 (PART-TIME studies)

The last application period for Master´s degree programme, International Business Management, PART-TIME studies conducted in English for applicants applying with a higher-degree qualification completed in Finland or elsewhere in the EU/EEA area ended on 1 April 2020The 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. See more info here.

At this moment, we have no confirmed information about the next application period for a PART-TIME programme, so please follow our webpages as well as social media where the news will be published once confirmed.


Entrance exam information for students who applied between 18 March and 1 April, 2020:

  • after all eligibilities are checked, eligible students will be informed about the next procedures via email which they submitted in their application
  • Oral part of the entrance exam: instructions will be sent via email on 11 May, 2020
  • Written part of the entrance exam: online exam is scheduled for 18 May, 2020 between 2 - 4 pm Finnish time

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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