International Business Management, Master’s Degree Programme
International Business Management, Master’s Degree Programme
Degree: Master of Business Administration, tradenomi (ylempi AMK)
- 90 ECTS credits
- 2,5 years / full-time 1,5 years
- Intake 2013: 20
- Applicants 2012: 49 (all eligible applicants)
- Application period: from 4 March to 3 April 2013, 4.15 p.m. Finnish time (+2 hrs GMT)
In this Master Degree Programme you will develop further the competences needed in today’s demanding global business environment. The studies provide you with in-depth coverage of strategic planning and management of international business concepts and operations as well as the required organizational capabilities. The programme includes mandatory advanced studies in international business and management. You can deepen your expertise by selecting optional studies which best support your own competence and career developments. The programme is working life and research and development oriented.
The applicant is required to have a Finnish Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Business and Administration or in Technology or an equivalent degree from an internationally recognized university. Qualified applicant has a minimum of three years of relevant work experience as well as good proficiency in English language.
The structure of the degree programme:
- Advanced professional studies 30 ECTS
- Integrative studies 15 ECTS
- Optional studies 15 ECTS
- Master’s Thesis 30 ECTS
The programme is strongly oriented towards the research and development of working life and can be completed while working. It relies in multiform studies with internet based studies having a central role. The Master's Thesis is a research or development project carried out in relation to working life.
To be eligible for admission the applicant must have a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences, Business and Administration or in Technology or an equivalent degree from an internationally recognised university. Please, not that only final certificates will be accepted.
Work experience requirements
Applicants are required to have a minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience acquired after graduation with a higher education degree. The work experience required to meet the eligibility criteria must be gained by 30 July 2013. Relevant work experience gained after a Finnish upper secondary vocational level (previous Finnish college-level, “opistoaste”) or a higher vocational level (“ammatillinen korkea-aste”) degree before a bachelor degree can be accepted. Also in such a case minimum requirement is three years of work experience. Work experience does not have to be acquired from only one employer. Part-time work experience is counted so that 20 work days (at least 7 hours work/day) or 150 hours of work equals to one month of full-time work experience.
All applicants must have sufficient English proficiency. Finnish and EU/EEA applicants' English language proficiency will be evaluated in the entrance exam.
An applicant who is applying with a non-Finnish qualification and is not a citizen of an EU/EEA-country must provide proof of their English language skills by 3 April 2013 16.15 pm at the latest to the admissions office. In order to prove his or her English language skills, he or she must provide one of the following minimum requirements: Cambridge ESOL’s Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Cambridge ESOL’s Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) level C. Pearson test of English (General test level 4 and Academic 51) or IELTS score academic level 6.0 or TOEFL score 550 paper-based test/ 79-80 internet-based test or skills level 4 in English in all parts (English communicative oral skills, reading comprehension and writing) in the National Certificate of Language Proficiency. Both TOEFL and IELTS test results are valid for two years. The National Certificate of Language Proficiency does not have a set date of validity. TOEFL score results are only accepted if they are delivered directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
In addition, school education in English completed in Great Britain, Ireland, the United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand or a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree completed in English in one of these countries, is also accepted as a demonstration of sufficient English language skills. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree conducted in English in a European Union/European Economic Area -country is also accepted as a demonstration of sufficient English language skills.
The applicants’ language skills will be evaluated in the language test included in the entrance examination on a pass/ fail basis. An applicant who has failed the language test is withdrawn from admission.
There is a tuition fee for the students from the countries outside EU/EEA who do not have a permanent residency in Finland. The fee is 4 000 € per semester (30 ECTS). A limited number of scholarships covering half of the tuition fee are available for applications of those students primarily who make success in studies.
Application period starts on 4 March and closes on 3 April 2013 at 4.15 pm Finnish time (+2 hrs GMT)
The application including all the required attachments (mentioned below) must also be delivered to the following address by the end of 3 April 2013 at 4.15 pm Finnish time (+2 hrs GMT):
Turku University of Applied Sciences
Joukahaisenkatu 3 A, FI-20520 Turku
Applicants must prove their eligibility with certificate copies attached to the application:
- Copies of the higher (tertiary) education degree certificate and transcripts proving that the applicant has the required level degree
- The language test result (our TOEFL code 0792)
- Copies of the official work certificates proving that the applicant has the requiredthree years of relevant work experience gained after the higher education degreeawarding day by 30 July 2013 (please note that the work certificates must statethe exact starting and ending date of the employment and a short work description).
- Copies of other certificates if necessary for proving that the applicant has therequired basic knowledge (studies and/or work experience) from relevant field andlevel
- Copies of official translations if the original certificates are not in English, Finnishor Swedish language (must contain translator’s signature and stamp)
- Applicants must return Pre-assignment together with the certificate copies.
Applications including all the required attachments must be sent by post or delivered in person or through a representative to the Admissions Office so that they will arrive by 3 April 2013 at 16.15 Finnish time (+2 hrs GMT). Late applications will not be accepted. It is not possible to send applications via fax or email.
Applications and/or certificate copies will not be returned to the applicants.
Pre-assignment material is the articles
Template for returning the pre-assignment
The pre-assignment must be returned together with the application documents by 3 April 2013 at 4.15 pm Finnish time (+2 GMT).
Applicants who have proved their eligibility in the required way by the deadline will be invited to the entrance examination on 28 May 2013 starting at 10.00 Finnish time (+2 hrs GMT). It is not possible to take the examination abroad.
Applicants who fail to prove their eligibility in the required way (e.g. have not delivered all the required documents to the Admissions Office by the deadline) will not be invited to the entrance examination and their applications will be automatically rejected. The applicants’ language skills will be assessed in the language test included in the entrance examination on a pass/ fail basis. An applicant who has failed the language section of the entrance examination is automatically disqualified.
The entrance exam total points of 100 is comprised of the following parts: pre-assignment 20 points in maximum and the entrance examination 80 points in maximum.
- An assignment based on the material (available in the examination)
- A group interview
For information on entrance exam, please visit website www.tuas.fi or www.turkuamk.fi
Applicants must pass all parts of the entrance examination in order to get admitted. Other entrance examinations will not be accepted. Student selection will be made based on the entrance examination results. Results of the student selection will be published in the end of June 2013.
The original certificates will be checked at the beginning of studies and the student selection is conditional until this has been completed.
For further information please contact Degree Programme Manager, Ms Eila Jylhä, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Study Counsellor Mikko Siitonen, e-mail: email@example.com