The Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development at University of Vaasa provides knowledge on managing the business development processes by offering courses focused on three key areas: new business opportunity recognition, business planning, and strategy implementation.
Studies in Strategic Business Development offer a holistic view of the strategic operations of a company; they are valuable regardless of the position and career the student is aiming at. Graduates of the programme will possess the skills required at middle and upper management level. The studies foster performance-based thinking and enhance skills in developing and implementing strategy. Studies strengthen students’ know-how in analysing various strategic alternatives.
The programme is EFMD accredited. EFMD programme accreditation is the most thorough programme accreditation system for business and/or management degrees and courses, including face-to-face, blended and online provisions. EFMD Accredited emphasises academic rigour, practical relevance, internationalisation, and ethics and sustainability.
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- Compulsory Strategic Business Development Courses (50 ECTS)
- Optional Strategic Business Development Courses (select at least 22 ECTS)
- Master's Thesis Research (30 ECTS)
- Methodological Studies (8 ECTS)
- Language and General Studies (10 ECTS)
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesBusiness Administration International Business Strategic Management View 4 other Masters in Strategic Management in Finland
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Eligible for studies leading only to a higher university degree shall be a person who has
1. an applicable lower university degree;
2. an applicable polytechnic degree; or
3. an applicable education completed abroad which in the awarding country gives eligibility for corresponding higher education.
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International12000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
No tuition fee if you:
- are EU/EEA citizen
- are equivalent to EU/EEA citizen (i.e. citizen of Switzerland)
- are residing in Finland on a permanent basis
- have an EU Blue Card
University of Vaasa offers a generous scholarship programme for students who are subject to tuition fees. Scholarships are applied for by choosing the scholarship option in the application form to the programme. Students are informed about possible scholarships together with the admission results.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.