Business Informatics is a Master’s degree program of 90 ECTS for business professionals who want to deepen their strategic and managerial expertise through improved information management and better use of business intelligence systems. Deeper insight into business management areas such as management accounting, marketing, or logistics, are offered, each linked to the corresponding ICT systems. You will become a competent analyzer and user of business intelligence in decision-making, in business operations as well as in business development.
The Master's degree program in Business Informatics consists of
- Advanced professional studies, 30 ECTS
- Alternative advanced professional studies, 20 ECTS from a set of choices
- Elective studies 10 ECTS
- Master’s Thesis 30 ECTS
Each student plans and implements a development project in/for real business life, typically for their work organization. In doing so, the student’s research, project and change management skills will be enhanced. Networking, team and negotiation skills also improve in the multi-cultural, tied-to-business setting in which this Master’s DP is carried out. This R&D project will be reported as a Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS).
The Master's Degree program in Business Informatics is organized so that its participants can combine studying with full-time work. The length of studies is determined by the entry line through which the student gets accepted. For the Master of Business Administration, it is 2 years.
Contact sessions are arranged mainly every other Friday (from 9.00 to 16.15). Occasionally, evening classes or an intensive weekend session may be arranged. Even these sessions take various forms and approaches. An additional feature of learning in the Master’s degree program in Business Informatics comes from its multi-disciplinary approach: many courses are shared with students aiming at the Master of Business Administration as well as the Master of Engineering degree. A lot is expected of the participants, a lot is also given by the professionals of business and academics lecturing and leading the sessions. Some sessions take place in the facilities of the business companies participating in the network.
As international cooperation deepens, joint sessions with partner universities will be arranged (intensive weeks, study trips, etc). Study abroad options such as Summer School or Winter School will also be introduced via the international partner network. These are expected to bring about agreements on possible joint or double degrees at a later stage.
Per each degree program, it is agreed that 50% of the applicants coming outside EU / EEA countries, having the most successful results in the entrance examination, will receive a full exemption from the tuition fee in the first academic year.
During the 2.-4. academic years, a scholarship covering 75% of the yearly tuition fee will be granted provided that the student has accrued:
- a minimum of 55 credits (ECTS) during the previous academic year (ending on 31st July ) in a Bachelor degree program
- a minimum of 20 credits (ECTS) during the previous semester (autumn semester ending 31.12. and spring semester ending 31.7.) in a Master degree program
In years 2-4, the remaining 25% of a student’s tuition fee may be waived if the school determines that it is justified based on social, health, or other reasons.
Campus: Leiritie 1, Vantaa