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Master's Degree Programme in Entrepreneurship and Business Competence
(In Finnish)


  • Customer-oriented business
  • Business and Organizational Development
  • Service and Innovation Management

Qualification awarded

Master of Business Administration

Level of qualification

The degree programme leads to a higher education degree which is a second cycle Master-level degree in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). According to the eight-level classification of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) the degree represents level 7.

Specific admission requirements

Please see the website www.seamk.fi/hakeminen.

Application and instructions are in Finnish language for the degree programmes taught in Finnish.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning (RPL)

The arrangements are based on the general RPL guidelines established at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

Qualification requirements and regulations

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

Pedagogical approach

Multi-modal learning methods are used. Each course includes three-day contact sessions on an average. The emphasis of learning is on independent work as well as solving distant learning assignments and studying online. The work life oriented development project is an essential part of the studies.

Profile of the programme

A master's degree in entrepreneurship and business competence enables professionals to purposefully and sustainably enhance and expand their competence in doing business. The degree also allows professionals to develop personally and to obtain a complete picture of how to develop their competence in entrepreneurship and commercial activities.

Occupational profiles

Upon completion of the programme, students with this degree will be competent in the following areas:

  • As managers for demanding development projects
  • As designers and managers for duties associated with business competence
  • As independent entrepreneurs who are competent in carrying out commercial activities

Internationalization in the Degree Programme

Studies include one course taught in English. Students have possibility to participate in an international study trip. In addition, the courses include English study materials.

Access to further studies

Please see the general regulations on higher education studies.

Structure of the studies

The first year studies consist of studies common to all which will be organized in cooperation with Vaasa University of Applied Sciences and Centria University of Applied Sciences.

The studies of the second year comprise advanced studies of customer-oriented business operations, as well as free-choice studies which contribute to the student´s professional development.

During the third year the student will focus on the thesis which is related to his/her work tasks. The thesis process will start during the first semester. The studies are integrated to support the progress of thesis process throughout the study program.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

Graduation requirements

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

Mode of study

It is possible to complete the university of applied sciences master's degree while working. Courses are organised primarily during the evenings and on Saturdays. The courses are free of charge. Studies are completed during a period of three years.

Contact persons

Head of the degree programme (in Seinäjoki)
Ms Anne-Maria Aho
tel. 040 8304 173
e-mail: anne-maria.aho(at)seamk.fi

ECTS departmental coordinator (in Seinäjoki)
Mr Päivö Laine
tel. 020 124 5409
e-mail: paivo.laine(at)seamk.fi

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