Master School is a learning community for Master’s degree students at Xamk.

It provides you with the opportunity to build the career path of your choice and expand your professional network.

Enhance your professional competence

At Master School, you will strengthen your expertise, studying with a group of like-minded professionals from different fields. In the group, you can improve your leadership and development skills and expand your operating environment-related competence.

You will be given tools for explorative development of your job and for reforming your work community and field of business.


During the studies, you will learn to know other professionals from your field.

In addition, experts representing other fields will join your network. You can also participate in international exchange programmes with our partner institutes.

Joint application, spring 2020

Master of Business Administration, International Business Management, part-time studies

  • Application submitted in during 8 – 22 January 2020 (by 3 pm Finnish time, EET)
  • Enclosures to application submitted in by 29 January 2020 (by 3 pm Finnish time, EET)
  • Student selection for Master’s programme:
    • Entrance examination in Finland on 27 March 2020
  • Admission results published by 5 June 2020.
  • Study place confirmed and tuition fee paid by 10 July 2020, 3 pm (Finnish time, EET)
  • Studies begin in August 2020.

International Business Management

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

The International Business Management (IBM) studies focus on the aspects of international business which are of vital importance for the international strategic management and growth of companies. We offer our students the possibility to exchange studies with our numerous partner institutions.

Read more about IBM-studies!

Build your individual career path

The studies enable you to build a career path that is based on your own interests. You may choose complementary courses from the extensive range of courses provided by Xamk:

  • research and development skills,
  • leadership
  • entrepreneurship
  • communication skills
  • Russian studies
  • other current themes.

You may choose between 10 and 30 credits from these courses, depending on your interests. Some of the courses are provided online.

The Master’s thesis, which is work-related, is an important part of the studies.

Work and study

The Master School programme is designed to allow you to work and study at the same time. The extent of the Master’s programme is either 60 or 90 credits.

The studies take approximately two years. The duration depends on the extent of your studies.

The programme is based on multiform learning: the studies include classroom sessions, online studies and independent work. An individual study plan is drafted for each student so you can choose the direction of your studies.​

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