ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
Service Business Required Studies
|Service Business Models||5|
|Legal Questions of Service Business||5|
|Internationalization of Services||5|
Service Business Optional Studies
|Customer Relationship Management||5|
|Financial Management of Service Businesses||5|
Developing Business Activities
|Project Business Activities and Skills||15|
|Knowledge Management and Managing Change||5|
|Methods of Development Work||5|
|60 / 65||60 / 25||60 / 32.5||60 / 32.5||60 / 25||60 / 16.3||60 / 16.3||60 / 16.3||60 / 16.3||60 / 12.5||60 / 12.5|
Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year. Planned syllabus may change during studies.
Name of the degree programme
Degree Programme in Entrepreneurship and Business Competence
Master of Business Administration
Scope and duration
The scope of the programme is 90 credits (cr) and it takes 1,5-2,5 years to complete.
Implementation: blended learning
Tampere, Kuntokatu 3
Principle lecturer in charge
The Degree Programme in Entrepreneurship and Business Competence is intended for people who have completed the degree of Bachelor in Business Administration or another applicable university degree and who have at least three years of working experience in a related field, after having completed the degree. The degree programme is suitable also for people with other Bachelor degrees (for example in Engineering, Media, Hotel and Restaurant Management) whose working experience and/or other studies are in business-related field and who have the required work experience.
For an applicant who has first completed a vocational or higher vocational diploma and then the applicable Bachelor’s degree, the work experience acquired after the completion of the vocational diploma is accepted as the required work experience. The applicants must have at least three years of work experience in the required field also in this case.
Skills provided by the degree programme
The aim of the degree programme is to train service business developers who have the competence of a project manager. The students improve their skills in the service business concepts and processes and their planning, while also developing their skills in management, project work and research based development.
Working life placement
Management and middle management, challenging expert tasks.
Value basis for education
A responsible organisation takes a long view in managing and developing their actions exceeding the ecological, social and financial minimum requirements set by legislation.
Developing service businesses requires understanding the customers, and the ability to develop the business based on this understanding. The impact of responsible ways of working is organisation specific. The common item is not, however, to consider the responsibility for society as a cost but as a competitive strength.
The tuition uses different teaching methods. The classroom education, for most part, takes place on Thursday evenings (16.30-20.00) and on Fridays (8.30-16.00), roughly every other week during the autumn and spring terms.
Collaborative knowledge construction and sharing are an essential part of learning and the students are expected to participate in the classroom teaching. The attendance requirements for each course are determined by the teachers of the course.
The degree programme education is mostly carried out in Finnish.
Structure of Studies
Advanced professional studies 50 cr
Free-choice studies 10 cr
Master’s Thesis 30 cr
Total 90 cr