ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
(Select 55 cr)
Information Systems Competence
|Enterprise Architecture Thinking||5|
|Enterprise Architecture Work in Practice||5|
|ICT Agreements and Legal Questions||5|
|Development Projects and Project Portfolio Management||5|
|Master’s Thesis as a Development Assignment||5|
(Select 25 cr)
|Quantitative Research Methods, Effectiveness (incl. SPSS)||5|
|Qualitative and Action-based Research and Development Methods||5|
|Future Research, Foresight and Innovation||5|
|Leadership and HRM||5|
|Foundations of Financial Management||5|
|Strategy and Change Management, as well as Communication||5|
|Technology Know How Management||5|
|Customer Relationship Management||5|
|The Development of Activities through Service Design||5|
|Business in Social and Health Care||5|
(Select 5 cr)
|60 / 75||60 / 45||60 / 27.5||60 / 47.5||60 / 45||60 / 11.3||60 / 16.3||60 / 26.3||60 / 21.3||60 / 22.5||60 / 22.5|
Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year. Planned syllabus may change during studies.
Integrated information systems, which communicate with one another, form the mainstay of business, economy and the whole society. However, the mainstay still needs to be strengthened further. Regardless of the business cycles, organisations will invest heavily in their information systems and their development in the future as well. This development work calls for information system specialists with extensive project management skills who are familiar with enterprise architecture.
Enterprise architecture makes visible the operation processes, data and information systems of an organisation, and they are also developed together as an operational entity. The strategy of the organisation steers the development of the architecture. It is important to understand the most important elements of both the organisation’s own business as well as the businesses of the clients and partners. The information system expert must be able to structure the needs and development work into units, which can be efficiently and in a controlled way managed as projects. Project management skills emphasise flexibility and many old lessons are challenged. The one sure thing is that the importance of project management skills increases in the future as well.
The aim of the degree is to prepare the students for the challenging role of a project manager and to improve their skills in information system development, especially towards enterprise architecture. The project management studies included in the degree programme also give the students the skills needed to take the international IPMA certificate (International Project Management Association, www.pry.fi).