• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Master’s Programme in Industrial Management offered by the University of Vaasa provides students with skills to work in tasks that require high level business and technology knowledge. It prepares you to work in high-tech companies and businesses with rapidly changing core technologies, in research centres and universities.

About

Do you wish to combine business with technology? Are you interested in process development in sustainability and energy? Then, the Master’s Programme in Industrial Management at the University of Vaasa is perfect for you.

Vaasa being the centre of growing renewable energy business in the Nordic Countries creates great opportunities for close cooperation with energy companies for the programme. Vaasa is the largest energy technology hub in the Nordic countries, with 140 companies and 11,000 employees in the energy industry, and the employment rate in Vaasa is the best in Finland. Both local business network and international connections are utilized in teaching: students plan and conduct small research projects combining both theoretical framework and empirical study in companies.

Teaching outcomes

The outcome of the programme is a skill set that allows a student to solve problems concerning product development, service development, production, energy production and environmental issues in a networked industry setting. The focus can lie on strategy, productivity, impact or quality.

An intensive two-year programme leads to a degree of Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration.

Programme Structure

Your degree consists of:

  •  General Language and Communication Studies, 13-14 ECTS
  • Method Studies, 15 ECTS
  • Major Studies (Advanced Level Studies in Industrial Management), 30 ECTS: Option A, logistics and production operations management / Option B, Technology Management and Product Development
  • Master's Thesis in Industrial Management, 30 ECTS
  • Optional Studies, 31-32 ECTS

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

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General Requirements

  • an applicable lower university degree;
  • an applicable polytechnic degree; or
  • an applicable education completed abroad which in the awarding country gives eligibility for corresponding higher education.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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No tuition fee for:

  • EU/EEA citizen
  • equivalent to EU/EEA citizen (i.e. citizen of Switzerland)
  • residents of Finland on a permanent basis
  • holders of an EU Blue Card

Living costs for Vaasa

  • 680 - 990 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

University of Vaasa offers a generous scholarship programme for students who are subject to tuition fees. Each programme will provide one 100% tuition fee waiver to the best ranked tuition fee subjected student based on the previous academic merits reviewed during application process. Each programme will also provide five 50% waivers to the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth best ranked tuition fee subjected students. 

Every student proceeding with the studies in the target time (approximately 55 ECTS during the first year) is entitled to a 50% tuition fee waiver for the second year. Student who does not have a first year scholarship can apply for the second year scholarship during the studies.

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