Briefly about myself, I graduated from Xamk in 2017, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Since my graduation, I have been working in the project department for a Finnish technology company called Valoe PLC, which specializes in solar technology. I am currently working as the Project Supervisor, and I am responsible for the completion of our solar panel projects.
I chose the International Business Management (IBM) degree programme because I want to pursue an international career. I felt that the IBM-program provides me with all the necessary tools and knowledge to step in the world of international business.
The focus on strategic planning, development of interpersonal skills and working with real life development projects was the selling point for me.
The International Business Management programme has provided me with new perspectives that I have implemented in my professional life, courses such as Digitalization in Management has provided me with new tools that have increased my productivity and efficiency.
Have your studies improved your career?
IBM-studies have helped me advance in my career, as it has created more visibility for me in the job market and provided me with new opportunities. Based on my experience employers value international degree certificates.
Studies have helped me to develop my skills and the program has provided me with a lot of valuable knowledge, that I was able to implement immediately in my field of work.
Studies have helped me to develop my skills and the program has provided me with a lot of valuable knowledge, that I was able to implement immediately in my field of work. The large variety of available courses allow students to enroll for courses that they feel are the most suitable for them. For my optional courses, I chose courses related e-leadership and management, which provided me with new perspective for management in the digital world.
IBM-studies provide an excellent environment for networking, as you get to work closely with your classmates and professors, who all come from diverse backgrounds. It is a great opportunity to grow your professional network!
Why should you study for a Masters degree?
I would highly recommend applying for any Master´s degree programme if you are looking to develop yourself and advance in your career. The flexible personal study plans and the practical approach to teaching enable studying along side your work. Employers value individuals who are willing to expand their skill set.
How did you manage to fit studies around your day to day life?
Time-management is the key. Balancing your studies and professional life can be challenging, but luckily you can design your own personal study plan, that you will follow throughout your studies. You can study at your own pace; it is also possible to take summer courses and this way speed up your studying process.
What advice would you give someone considering studying for a Masters Degree in English?
International Business Management degree programme provides you with the perfect mixture of theory and experience working with real life projects.
I would like to encourage everyone who is even thinking about applying for the IBM-program to take this opportunity and make the most of it! It is a great opportunity to develop yourself, make valuable connections and to proceed in your career!
Markus Väisänen, Master of Business Administration, International Business Management (IBM)