24 months
12000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master’s Programme in Strategic Business Development at University of Vaasa is your stepping stone to business. The programme offers you in-depth knowledge related to the management of strategic processes, which can be applied in service and manufacturing companies, business consulting and research institutions.

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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.

Teaching outcomes

The Master’s Programme in Strategic Business Development offers research-based education and practical applications in strategic business development. Graduates of the programme will possess the skills required at middle and upper management level in many businesses. 


Strategic Business Development programme is awarded with EFMD Programme Accreditation. EFMD is a global non-profit organization for management development awarding accreditations to high quality business or management programmes that are built around a strong international perspective.

Programme Structure

    • Compulsory Core Studies
    • Optional Studies
    • Methodological Studies
    • Language Studies
    • Master's Thesis Research

Find out detailed course content on the programme website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The rolling admission to the international Master’s programmes is open from the 1 November 2021 to the 31 May 2022 or until the intake (5 students) is full.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

See the programme-specific criteria on the University website.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

No tuition fee if you are:

  • EU/EEA citizen
  • equivalent to EU/EEA citizen (i.e. citizen of Switzerland)
  • residing in Finland on a permanent basis
  • EU Blue Card holder

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.


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.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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