Part-time studies

  • study places 30
  • location: Kouvola
  • duration of studies: 2 years
  • next application period: 14.-28.3.2018

The game is changing. Do you have the cards to win? – Join the winning team

The Master’s degree programme improves the students’ professional expertise to succeed in demanding development, management and expert positions.

The education focuses on the aspects of international business which are of vital importance for the international strategic management and growth of the company. We offer students the possibility to exchange study with our numerous partner institutions.

A higher university of applied sciences degree produces the same competency for public offices and tasks as a higher academic degree – such as the Finnish KTM degree. Masters’ degrees of Xamk are carried out within our Master School. Our learning approach is based on action learning and interdisciplinary team work together with the students, teachers and companies.

The Master School boosts your professional competence and connects you to a valuable network of professionals from different study fields and businesses.

Our International Business Management programme provides you with the cards to take your career to the next level.

Study while you work – practice meets theory!

The programme is organised on a part-time basis and the studies involve a great deal of project work, teamwork and independent studying. All studies are in English.

Studies use blended-learning methods including lectures, online studies, and project-based learning. There is on average three contact days per month. Most of the studies will be completed online individually or in small teams. Your progress is supported by online study counseling. The contact lessons are normally held during week days, typically Thursdays and Fridays. It takes about two years to complete the studies. Contact sessions are held mainly on Kouvola campus.

Your studies are 90 credits divided into three parts: Core competence (30 cr), Complementary (30 cr) studies and Thesis (30 cr).

Core Competence Courses are the following:

  • Internationalization Strategies
  • Sustainable Growth
  • Marketing and Sales Management
  • Customer Intelligence
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Business Game

BYOD – Bring Your Own Device

New students arriving in XAMK from August 2017 on will have our new policy in action. The new BYOD policy demands students bring their own devices to campus. Read more.

Core competence courses aims to provide students with knowledge and skills to utilize and integrate different kind of business information to plan, implement and develop managerial interventions for the organization. The theoretical models and methods of the international business management are essential part of the core competencies. One course is 5 credits.

Complementary Competence Themes are the following:

  • Communication Skills
  • Management and Leadership
  • Research and Development

The management studies consist of strategic management, leadership, and financial management.

Thesis is a development work done for a commissioner, which usually is the company where the student in working. The thesis may also related to Xamk’s or other organizations RDI projects.

The purpose of the Master’s thesis is to improve the skills necessary in

  • research
  • project management and
  • development work.

The topic of the thesis should relate to the themes of international business management.

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Further information on studies

Sini Taimela
tel +358 44 702 8362

Further information on applying

Admission services
tel. +358 44 702 8891

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